Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of The Age of Aquarius by the 5th Dimension, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of The Age of Aquarius is an original 1969 Japanese issue on the Liberty records, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the edges and corners. The obi is VG, with neatly repaired tears at the top and bottom edges. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.
The red vinyl disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two, with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a rare album that is rarely found complete.
Background: Released in 1969, The Age of Aquarius was the fourth studio album by the 5th Dimension.
The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts, and was the group’s highest-charting album ever, helped by the singles “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In” and “Wedding Bell Blues,” both of which reached #1 on the U.S. singles charts.
The Age of Aquarius, the 5th Dimension’s fourth album, was the group’s commercial peak. … The 5th Dimension were the successors to the L.A. vocal group mantle passed on by The Mamas and the Papas (they even inherited the studio band of Hal Blaine, Joe Osborne, and Larry Knechtel). They smoothed out and commercialized everything they sang, and their work had a sheen and a zest that sometimes contrasted with the original tone of the material. On Broadway, the Hair songs seemed full of hippie rebellion; here, they seemed enthusiastic and optimistic. In a conflicted time, the 5th Dimension thrived on their ability to equivocate, and this album was their triumph — just listen to them harmonize on “Sunshine of Your Love”!
You can listen to “Sunshine of Your Love” here:
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1969|