Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl white label promotional copy of Steppenwolf 7 by Steppenwolf, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Steppenwolf 7 is an original Japanese promo copy on the Stateside/Dunhill label.
The cover is VG, with a bit of general wear and wear at the edges and corners.
The obi is in G condition. It’s complete, but has three repaired tears and a number of wrinkles. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.
The lyric insert is missing.
The red vinyl white label promo disc is quite clean. Side one would be M-, but there are several scuffs through one track (“Forty Days and Forty Nights”.) The track plays quietly.
Side two is M-. Aside from the scuffs through that one track, there are no marks at all on the vinyl and no spindle marks on the labels. It’s a clean disc.
A nice copy of a rare Steppenwolf LP, as the band’s albums sold quite poorly in Japan.
Background: Released in 1970, the oddly-titled Steppenwolf 7 was the band’s fifth studio album. The LP reached #19 on the U.S. album charts and was their last album to earn a gold record from the RIAA.
This is a very worthwhile Steppenwolf recording, chock-full of their trademark sound, but nothing that was going to penetrate the Top 40. …Steppenwolf 7 is an intriguing collection of album tracks showing the two sides of John Kay — the hard rock singer and the artist setting his sights on interpreting other musical styles. It came at a moment when the band needed to redefine itself on the AM band, but opted instead to just put out a decent product and take few risks.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1970|