Rare Actual 1973 Japanese First Pressing Of The Sixth LP By Elton John ~ Vinyl & Heavy Grade Gatefold Cover Still In Fantastic Condition! Includes Really Nice 12-Page Colour Photo Booklet With Lyrics In English, Plus 6-Page Insert With Notes & Lyrics In Japanese. Features “Daniel”, “Crocodile Rock” & More.
Price On Back Cover Verifies This LP As First Pressing: ¥ 2,000
Although recorded and copyright in 1972, ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’ was not released until early 1973. It was held back to allow prolific Elton John’s previous LP, ‘Honky Chateau’ some time on the charts.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT! Lovingly looked after for over 48 years!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT!
Japanese vinyl pressings are highly sought after by audiophiles and collectors, due to their beautiful packaging and premium sound quality (which explains why American audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab chose to have their highly regarded pressings manufactured in Japan). Top condition original Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
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