Rare Japanese First Pressing ~ Vinyl Still In Immaculate Condition! Includes 4-Page Insert With Lyrics. The Final Live Performance By John Lennon.
Condition – Vinyl: NEAR MINT! Appears to have hardly ever been played!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT! A few spots of foxing, due to age.
John Lennon’s last live performance took place in collaboration with Elton John, at Madison Square Garden, New York on 28 November, 1974. His onstage appearance was unannounced prior to the event, and the crowd reaction was ecstatic! Lennon looked resplendent and sober with long hair and a black suit, and played a black Fender Telecaster guitar. He performed with Elton’s band, opening with “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” and following with versions of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There”. Lennon made the rare stage appearance to keep the joke promise he made that he would play live with Elton, if “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” became a number 1 single.
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. Near Mint condition original Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ and therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
Whatever Gets You Through The Night
Lucy In The Sky With Diamond
I Saw Her Standing There
Take Me To The Pilot
Benny And The Jets