Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer Japan LP with obi

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A Japanese pressing of the first album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, featuring the song, Lucky Man and including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a mid-1970s Japanese pressing of the 1971 debut album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, including the original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy:

The copy offered for sale is a Japanese pressing, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

Although it’s a second issue, dating from 1976, it was pressed from the same stampers as the original 1971 issue. The original catalog number, 8033A, is stamped in the dead wax.

The record is a beautiful M- and aside from one or two spindle marks on the labels, looks virtually unplayed.

The cover is VG++, with just a bit of wear at the corners. The original obi is included; it has a couple of wrinkles on the back, but no tears.

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. gave Emerson, Lake & Palmer a 4 1/2 star review:

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in