A quick guide to identifying an original Australian John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band LP:
Hi, my name is Peter. Below is another quick guide and this time I'm concentrating on the Australian issue of the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band:
Identifying an original first issue of John Lennon's Australian release of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is actually quite easy.
1) The first issue cover was a single and came fully laminated front and back.
2) The first issue lyric inner was a single page unlike later issues which were a folded inner.
3) The record was heavy 150g or more.
4) The record label was a custom white Apple version which John Lennon preferred.
Note: The Australian issue was censored so you don't have the swear words in the songs. This is unfortunate as I think it takes away the impact that John Lennon wanted. I prefer it as it was originally intended. Still, censored or not, it's a great album. A master piece.
So as you can see identifying this LP as an original first issue is quite easy. Finding one, now that's a different matter.