Offered for sale is a rare Japanese white label promo copy of the album Spaceship Earth by Sugarloaf, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Spaceship Earth is an original 1971 Japanese pressing, and is a white label promotional copy, pressed for radio station use, and was pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The cover is VG+, with wear at the corners. A couple of corners have been bent.
The nearly-always-missing obi is included, and is VG+, with some wear at the to edge. The “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, is still attached. The lyric insert is missing.
The red vinyl disc is M- and looks as if it may be unplayed.
A nice copy of a pretty good record, and certainly a rare one.
Background: Sugarloaf, a band from Denver, Colorado, got their start as a band called Chocolate Hair. Shortly before the release of their debut album in 1970, they changed their name to Sugarloaf, naming themselves after a nearby mountain.
That album, the self-titled Sugarloaf, reached #24 on the American album charts, helped by the single “Green-Eyed Lady,” which reached #3 on the charts.
Their follow-up album, Spaceship Earth was released the following year, didn’t fare as well, reaching only #111 on the album charts. The two singles, “Mother Nature’s Wine,” and “Tongue in Cheek,” reached #88 and #55, respectively.
Spaceship Earth was a bit more diverse than Sugarloaf, and had shorter songs, with only one extended workout, the terrific “Tongue in Cheek.”
The album was only in print for a short time and was soon deleted.
You can listen to “Tongue in Cheek” here:
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