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


Free U.S. shipping!  An early Japanese pressing of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the first album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing 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 1972 Atlantic label pressing of an album that was originally released in 1971.

The cover is M- with a couple of tiny corner dents.  The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached..  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M-  with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on 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.

Allmusic.com 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: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in