What makes this rare is 1) it is an initial release copy. And even more so: it is a Radio Station Copy making it very rare.
The cover is at first glance, not noteworthy. However, a couple of things do show up. For one, it has rounded corners. Look around at other sales, and they likely have standard square corners. Two, it has a sticker on the front that says it contains the hit single L.ove Her Madly. It also has a punch in top right corner. A negative aspect perhaps. There is also the cellophane window with the band. The letters on L.A. Woman are raised.
The inside jacket has the controversial telephone pole with Morrison crucifixion scene.
Then, there is the vinyl and label. The white label, that says Radio Station Copy. The matrix on side 1 is A-2 CSM.
The sound from this album is destinctive. Despite the somewhat worn cover, the vinyl itself is NM and shows little sign of play. A rare collectible.
The album is available on Discogs. Click on the main photo to link to the page.