Offered for sale is a limited edition U.S. half speed mastered pressing of Pictures at an Exhibition by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of Pictures at an Exhibition is a 1980 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1971.
While technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
The cover is VG+, with light edge and corner wear. The posterboard stiffener is included.
The half speed mastered disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of light hairlines on each side. It’s a very clean disc that has had little play.
Background: Released in late 1971, Pictures at an Exhibition was Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s first live album, and their only live album to consist entirely of material that was not found on their studio albums.
The album reached #3 on the UK charts and #10 in the U.S.
One of the seminal documents of the progressive rock era, a record that made its way into the collections of millions of high-school kids who never heard of Modest Mussorgsky and knew nothing of Russia’s Nationalist “Five.” It does some violence to Mussorgsky, but Pictures at an Exhibition is also the most energetic and well-realized live release in Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s catalog, and it makes a fairly compelling case for adapting classical pieces in this way.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1980|