Harry Belafonte – Belafonte at Carnegie Hall Vol. 1 and 2 Japan LP set with obi

$150.00

A pair of 1967 Japanese pressings of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, with both including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare set of Japanese pressings of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Harry Belafonte, with both LPs including the original obi.

This rare 1967 pressing was released as two separate LPs, rather than as a single double album.

About this copy: This copy of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall is a pair of 1967 LPs on the Victor label; the album was originally released in 1959.

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1

The cover is M-, with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-, with no tears.

This LP was issued without an insert.  The gatefold cover has a four page lyric booklet inside with lyrics in English and Japanese.

The disc is M-, and appears to have only been played once or twice.  There are a couple of faint scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeves.

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 2

The cover is M-, with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-, with no tears.

This LP was issued without an insert.  The gatefold cover has a four page lyric booklet inside with lyrics in English and Japanese.

The disc is M-, and appears to have only been played three or four times.  There are a couple of faint scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeves.

A beautiful copy of a very rare set that’s hard to find either album complete.

Sounds great, too.  Not dead-quiet, but pretty close.

Background: Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, released in 1959, was the first major live album and the album that made Harry Belafonte a star.  It’s also a terrific recording and the album has long been revered by audiophiles.

The album was released several times in Japan, sometimes as a double album and occasionally as a pair of single LPs.

Allmusic.com gave Belafonte at Carnegie Hall a 5 star review:

The granddaddy of all live albums, this double-LP set captured the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment. It wasn’t the first live album ever made, but it was certainly the first to be a major financial and artistic success. It stayed on the best-selling album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA discontinued pressing LPs. … For sheer scope and genius of performance, this is the quintessential Belafonte package.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Victor
Catalog Number:
SRA-5090
SRA-5091
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Weight 31 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.5 in