High Quality Actual 1976 Japanese First Pressing Of Elton John’s Second Double Album ~ Complete With Highly Collectable Obi Strip! Heavy Grade Gatefold Cover Includes Inner Sleeves With Lyrics & 6-Page Textured Insert. Features Guest Performances From Toni Tenille, Graham Nash, David Crosby, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers & More.
Elton John has stated that ‘Blue Moves’ is one of his favourites of the albums he has recorded. It was the last record that Gus Dudgeon produced with him for almost a decade. The cover art is from a painting by British artist Patrick Procktor. Critically panned at the time, 40+ years later, many now recognise ‘Blue Moves’ as a great work. When you look at the long list of guest musicians, the superb production and engineering and the writing and performances, ‘Blues Moves’ is a quiet opus that documents Elton moving in a less commercial, different direction musically at that time.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT! Couple of very light surface marks, occasionally / briefly audible. Mostly a very quiet album and a wonderful pressing!
Condition – Cover: VERY GOOD PLUS! Some foxing on inner gatefold, previous owner has written on back of obi.
Japanese vinyl pressings are highly sought after by audiophiles and collectors, due to their premium sound quality and beautifully presented packaging. The sonic quality of Japanese records is regarded as the best in the world. No wonder all the original Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab records were pressed in Japan! The covers are printed on better quality heavy stock paper too. Nice condition Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
Your Starter For…
One Horse Town
Cage The Songbird
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Out Of The Blue
Between Seventeen And Twenty
The Wide-Eyed And Laughing
Someone’s Final Song
Where’s The Shoorah?
If There’s A God In Heaven (What’s He Waiting For?)
Theme From A Non-Existent TV Series
Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)