Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the self-titled debut album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, including the original obi and lyric insert.
About this copy: This copy of Emerson, Lake & Palmer is a 1976 Atlantic label pressing of an album that was originally released in 1971.
The cover is VG++ with no wear. A name has been lightly written in ballpoint pen in the upper right hand corner of the front cover. The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a spindle mark on the side two label but no marks on the side one label or the vinyl. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and a title we rarely have in stock for very long.
Background: Emerson, Lake & Palmer may have been hated by critics, but their brand of progressive rock certainly pleased the public, and their records sold well throughout the 1970s. Their debut album, featuring the track, Lucky Man, got lots of airplay and introduced a lot of listeners to both classically-tinted progressive rock and the sounds of the Moog synthesizer. Most of their albums are sought out by audiophiles, as well as prog rock fans, because they are quite well recorded as rock albums go.
Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals (“The Barbarian,” “Three Fates”) and romantic ballads (“Lucky Man”) showcasing all three members’ very daunting talents. This album, which reached the Top 20 in America and got to number four in England, showcased the group at its least pretentious and most musicianly — with the exception of a few moments on “Three Fates” and perhaps “Take a Pebble,” there isn’t much excess, and there is a lot of impressive musicianship here.
A great copy of a record that sounds terrific.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|