Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional pressing of I Robot by the Alan Parsons Project, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of I Robot is a 1977Japanese pressing on the Arista label.
The cover is VG++ with trace corner wear and slight foxing on the inside of the cover. The obi is VG++ with no tears, but with slight foxing on the back. The insert is M-.
The white label promo disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP and the only first pressing we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Originally released in 1977, I Robot was the second album by the Alan Parsons Project. The LP reached #9 on the U.S. charts and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Alan Parsons delivered a detailed blueprint for his Project on their 1975 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but it was on its 1977 follow-up, I Robot, that the outfit reached its true potential. Borrowing not just its title but concept from Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi Robot trilogy, this album explores many of the philosophies regarding artificial intelligence — will it overtake man, what does it mean to be man, what responsibilities do mechanical beings have to their creators, and so on and so forth — with enough knotty intelligence to make it a seminal text of late-’70s geeks, and while it is also true that appreciating I Robot does require a love of either sci-fi or art rock, it is also true that sci-fi art rock never came any better than this.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1977|