Deep Purple – The Book of Taliesyn 1973 Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of The Book of Taliesyn by Deep Purple, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the second album by Deep Purple, The Book of Taliesyn, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Book of Taliesyn is a 1973 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1968.

The cover is M-, with a small corner dent.  The obi is VG++, with slight fading.  The “hojyuhyo,” or re-order tag, is still attached.  The obi has a ¥2200 sticker over the original printed ¥2000 price.  The cover shows ¥2000.

The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played once.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in late 1968, The Book of Taliesyn was the second album by Deep Purple.

The album reached #38 on the U.S. charts, but did not chart in the UK. gave The Book of Taliesyn a 3 1/2 star review:

Several months after the innovative remake of “You Keep Me Hanging On,” England’s answer to Vanilla Fudge was this early version of Deep Purple, which featured vocalist Rod Evans, and bassist Nick Simper, along with mainstays Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This, their second album, followed on the heels of “Hush,” a dynamic arrangement of a Joe South tune, far removed from the flavor of one of his own hits, “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.”… Vanilla Fudge would cut Donovan’s “Season of the Witch,” Deep Purple followed this album by covering his “Lalena”; both bands abandoned the rewrites their fans found so fascinating. Rod Evans’ voice was subtle enough to take “River Deep, Mountain High” to places Ian Gillan might have demolished.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in