This month’s rare and collectable vinyl from our Japanese office

Our Japanese buyer has shipped a bumper lot of rare vinyl LPs, singles, CDs and posters already this month.

Here are a few highlights and you can find the newest items here

MC5 – Kick Out The Jams: Extremely Rare Archive Quality 1969 Japanese first press 8-track debut live LP on the blue Elektra ‘guitar player’ label, featuring the uncensored version of the classic title track. Comes housed in a deluxe picture sleeve complete with the super rare & limited wraparound ‘Series No. 7’ full cover die-cut “obi” [the Japanese title is printed “‘Kick Out Of The Jams'”]. There is no lyric insert as the Japanese album notes are printed on the back of the obi, exactly how this original pressing was first issued. The sleeve, obi & vinyl are all stunning NEAR MINT with no signs of foxing, a near impossible achievement. There is one tiny blemish of note, which is VERY difficult to spot, even when we tell you what it is. If you look ever so closely to the die-cut sleeve, the most delicate part of the package, there is a tiny 5mm toe part of the ‘K’ missing [yes, it’s a real eye puzzle!]. All in all, a beautiful investment piece. We guarantee you won’t see one as nice as this on the market for many, many years… £1795

Bob Dylan – Live At The Isle Of Wight EP: Incredibly rare 1970 Japanese only 4-track 7″ vinyl EP featuring Like A Rolling Stone & Minstrel Boy, She Belongs To Me & Mighty Quinn, complete with lyric insert & pasted picture sleeve. The insert is very good with some minor wear & signs of age with foxing and discolouration, the sleeve has some light wear to the corners and some light foxing. The labels have a few spindle marks whilst the vinyl has only a few light surface scuffs. Although not mint, this is still a nice example of this hard to find rarity £295

Ozzy Osbourne – Bible Of Ozz: Rare 1988 Japanese box set including the 9-track ‘No Rest For The Wicked’ CD album, customised for this set with catalogue number 49DP-5210, metal ‘Ozzy Osbourne’ embossed belt buckle & two sew-on patches. Housed insuperb 10½” x 7½” black cloth bound ‘book’ style pack with gold embossed artist/title cover and incorporating an integral 80-page picture booklet with Japanese text, and the superb picture slipcase. This example has a metal pin badge attachedto the right spine and and nother one (not attached) included inside, also includes a laminated tour pass with lanyard & mini window sticker, the outer slipcase has also been promo stickered and includes the original obi sticker attached to a bag. This example shows only light wear with all contents in a really nice condition, now hard to find with the obi! £250

Be sure to check out the rest of our Japanese titles on eil.com, and if you have any items to sell, please call us on 01474815099

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