Offered for sale is a still sealed stereo U.S. pressing of Blowin’ Your Mind!, the first solo album by Van Morrison.
About this copy: This copy of Blowin’ Your Mind! is a 1967 U.S. stereo pressing on the Bang label.
As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
This is an early issue with “BANG 218” as the catalog number on the spine, “BLPS-218” as the catalog number on the front cover, and “BLB218” as the catalog number on the back cover.
Label variation is unknown; this version may or may not have the uncensored version of “Brown-Eyed Girl.”
The wrap is fully intact except for a small 1″x2″ (2.5cm x 5 cm) piece missing in the upper left hand corner. There’s a bit of wear at the corner. There are no cutout marks.
A beautiful copy of a classic album.
Background: After some success as a member of Them, Van Morrison decided to go solo. His first LP, Blowin’ Your Mind!, was issued on the Bang! records label, and provided a hit in “Brown-Eyed Girl.” This was Morrison’s only album for Bang!, as he had a falling out with label chief Bert Berns and soon moved to Warner Brothers, where he found great success as a solo artist.
Readers at AllMusic.com gave Blowin’ Your Mind! four stars, and the site had this to say about it:
Although Van Morrison’s first solo album is remembered for containing the immortal pop hit “Brown Eyed Girl,” Blowin’ Your Mind! is actually a dry run for his masterpiece, Astral Weeks. It’s where Van Morrison emerges as an artist.
You can hear “T.B. Sheets” here:
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