U2 – Boy Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Boy by U2, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Boy by U2, including the original obi/lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of Boy is a 1982 pressing on the Island/Polystar label of an album that was originally released in 1980.

The cover is M-.  On this pressing, the obi and lyric insert are attached to one another and are M-.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce U2 LP.

Background: Released in 1980, Boy was the first album by U2.

The album reached #52 on the UK charts and #63 in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Boy a 4 star review:

From the outset, U2 went for the big message — every song on their debut album Boy sounds huge, with oceans of processed guitars cascading around Bono’s impassioned wail. It was an inspired combination of large, stadium-rock beats and post-punk textures. Without the Edge’s echoed, ringing guitar, U2 would have sounded like a traditional hard rock band, since the rhythm section and Bono treat each song as an anthem. Of course, that’s the charm of Boy: all of its emotions are on the surface, delivered with optimistic, youthful self-belief, yet the unusual, distinctive guitar textures give it an unexpected tension that makes it an exhilarating debut.


Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Island
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in