Very Rare & Highly Collectable Actual 1979 Japanese First Pressing Of The Fourth Stranglers LP ~ With Amazing, Holographic 3D Cover! Includes Original Uncensored Inner Sleeve With Lyrics In English & 4-Page Insert With Lyrics In Japanese. Labels Are Clean.
Only original pressings featured the uncensored lyric inner with the artwork mocking Joh Bjelke-Petersen. The image of the controversial Australian political figure had to be removed from all later versions of ‘The Raven’.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT! Very light surface mark on Side 1, which is not audible. Plays NM!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT! Minor shelf wear. This record cover has to be seen in person to fully view the fantastic 3D effect (Alfred Hitchcock would approve).
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 Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
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