Traffic – Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory sealed U.S. record club LP

$35.00

A still sealed copy of Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory by Traffic, issued through the Columbia Record Club.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory by Traffic, issued through the Columbia Record Club.  This LP has the original die-cut cover.

About this copy: This copy of Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory is a still sealed record club issue of an LP that was originally released in 1973.

We believe this to be a 1970s pressing, as the cover indicates distribution by Capitol Records.  Later copies were distributed by Atlantic.

Unlike later pressings, this one has two corners cut off, which was the album’s intended design.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for a 3″ break along the spine.  The cover is a standard cover with a sticker attached that says “CRC”, which stands for “Columbia Record Club.”

A nice early pressing of a terrific LP.

Background: Issued in 1973, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory was the sixth studio album by Traffic.  The LP reached #6 on the U.S. album chart, the band’s highest-charting album in the United States.

Allmusic.com gave Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory a 3 star review:

After two exemplary releases, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory marked a fall-off in quality for Traffic. …What was left was a competent, if perfunctory effort in the band’s familiar style. They had built up enough of a following through touring that the album was a commercial success, but it sounds like an imitation of earlier triumphs.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Island
Catalog Number:
SW-9923
Year of Release: 1973 (original LP)
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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