Offered for sale is a still sealed picture disc pressing of Willie Nelson’s 1978 classic, Stardust, issued only as a promotional item.
About this copy: This particular copy of Stardust is a picture disc, released only as a promotional item, sent to radio stations to promote airplay.
The album is sealed; the record is presumably new and unplayed. While the album is sealed, there are numerous tears in the wrap – there’s a 3″ break in the wrap in the lower right corner and most of the wrap is missing across the die-cut portion of the front cover.
A nice copy of a scarce version of a terrific album.
Background: Stardust came as a bit of a surprise for fans of Willie Nelson and country music, as Willie abandoned his outlaw country temporarily to embrace an album of standards. Produced by Booker T. Jones, the album drew the attention of a of people who wouldn’t ordinarily listen to a Willie Nelson record, as well as audiophiles, who were truly astonished at how good the recording sounded.
AllMusic.com gave the album five stars:
It may be strange to think that this album, containing no originals from one of America’s greatest songwriters, is what made him a star, and it continues to be one of his most beloved records, but it’s appropriate, actually. Stardust showcases Nelson‘s skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album, which is why it was a sensation upon its release and grows stronger with each passing year.