Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the live album Live at Leeds by the Who, including the original obi and all eleven inserts.
About this copy: This copy of Live at Leeds is a 1970 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label.
This is the first issue with the ¥2000 price printed on the obi and cover.
The cover is VG+ with slight foxing, mostly on the inside. The obi is VG, with some foxing, a repaired tear on the back, and some writing on the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag), which is still attached.
The custom inner sleeve is VG++ with slight foxing.
This version of the album included eleven inserts:
- Photo of the band
- Letter from John Burgess at EMI records
- Gig cancellation letter from Barry Perkins at Kings Agency
- Lyrics to ‘My Generation’
- List of ‘High Numbers’ gigs and earnings
- Earnings list for Malcolm Rose (New Action Ltd.)
- Contract for the bands Woodstock performance
- Marquee club box office sheet
- Brock’s Crystal Palace Fireworks delivery note
- Jennings Musicial Industries, Ltd,. ‘Notice Before Proceedings Under The Country Courts Acts’
- Pete Townsend photo
All eleven inserts are M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP that is hard to find complete and as a first pressing.
Background: Released in 1970, Live at Leeds was the first live album by the Who.
The album reached #3 on the UK album chart and #4 on the UK chart.
Rushed out in 1970 as a way to bide time as the Who toiled away on their follow-up to Tommy, Live at Leeds wasn’t intended to be the definitive Who live album, and many collectors maintain that the band had better shows available on bootlegs. But those shows weren’t easily available whereas Live at Leeds was, and even if this show may not have been the absolute best, it’s so damn close to it that it would be impossible for anybody but aficionados to argue. Here, the Who sound vicious — as heavy as Led Zeppelin but twice as volatile — as they careen through early classics with the confidence of a band that had finally achieved acclaim but had yet to become preoccupied with making art. In that regard, this recording — in its many different forms — may have been perfectly timed in terms of capturing the band at a pivotal moment in its history.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1970|