Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional gray marbled vinyl copy of Black and White, the third album by the Stranglers.
About this copy: This copy of Black and White is a 1978 U.S. pressing on the A&M label.
The cover is VG++ with light ring wear on the back. There is a punch hole in the cover; all promotional copies have this. There is a hype sticker on the cover listing song titles and mentioning that the album was pressed on black & white vinyl There is a second sticker that says “PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE.”
The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits, but it does have a punch hole.
The gray marbled vinyl promotional disc is M- and looks unplayed; it says “PROMOTION NOT FOR SALE” on both labels.
A nice copy of a pretty good record.
Background: Released in 1978, Black and White was the third album by the Stranglers.
The album reached #2 on the UK album chart but did not chart in the U.S.
Of the first three Stranglers albums, Black & White is arguably the weakest, yet it still has some absolutely stunning moments. For example, the epic “Toiler on the Sea” picks up where “Down in the Sewer” and “School Mam” left off on the band’s two previous efforts. Ignore the fact that it’s a concept album (it has a black side, and a white side, see) and that there are a couple of slightly ill-judged efforts (“In the Shadows” is plain silly, “Outside Tokyo” is whimsical rubbish), and let the rest of the album burn through your speakers.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1978|