Rare Actual 1978 Japanese First Pressing Of Classic Rolling Stones LP! Very Novel Die-Cut Cover With Original Inner Sleeve Featuring All The Celebrity Photos Which Due To Legal Issues Were Removed After The First Pressings. Includes 4-Page Insert With Lyrics In English & Japanese.
Condition — Vinyl: VERY GOOD PLUS! A few light surface marks, which don’t affect play at all. Looks VG+ / Sounds EX!
Condition — Cover: EXCELLENT! Some light shelf wear, ink fade on one corner. Great condition for an LP that is over 41 years old!!
The featured female celebrities Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, and the estates of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe took offence to their images being used on the sleeve and threatened legal action. Stock was recalled and the cover altered to cover their faces. Only the first batch of ‘Some Girls’ made it onto the shelves for sale.
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). Nice condition original Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer ~ therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
When The Whip Comes Down
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Far Away Eyes
Before They Make Me Run
Beast Of Burden