Styx – Cornerstone Japan first issue LP with obi

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An original Japanese pressing of Cornerstone by Styx, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a 1979 first issue Japanese pressing of Cornerstone by Styx.

About this copy: This copy of Cornerstone is an original 1979 Japanese pressing, complete with the original obi and lyric insert.

Cover, obi, and disc are M-.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Issued in 1979, Cornestone was the ninth album by Styx.  The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts, and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

The album was the only Styx LP to have a #1 single (“Babe”) and the only album by the band to earn a Grammy nomination. gave Cornerstone a 4 star review:

Presenting radio with one of the best rock ballads ever, Cornerstone gave Chicago’s Styx their big break with the number one single “Babe,” which held that spot for two weeks in October of 1979. “Babe” is a smooth, keyboard-pampered love song that finally credited Dennis De Young’s textured vocals. While this single helped the album climb all the way to the number two spot on the charts, the rest of the tracks from Cornerstone weren’t nearly half as strong. … The songs aren’t as tight or assertive as their last few albums, but Shaw’s presence can be felt strongly on most of the tracks, especially where the writing is concerned. Outside of “Babe,” Cornerstone tends to sound a tad weaker than one would expect.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: A&M
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in