Harry Belafonte – Belafonte at Carnegie Hall Japan CD-4 Quadraphonic LP with obi


A 1974 Japanese CD-4 quadraphonic pressing of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese CD-4 quadraphonic pressing of the live album Belafonte at Carnegie Hall by Harry Belafonte, including the original obi.

Note: While the album cover says “The Complete Concert,” this is actually a single-disc compilation of tracks from the original double album.  As such, this LP does not have a gatefold cover.

About this copy: This copy of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall is a 1974 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1959.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners and edges and a 1″ (2 cm) split at the center of the bottom edge.  The obi is M-..  The “hojyhuyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare quadraphonic LP, as the quad version was issued on vinyl only in Japan.

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 quadraphonic version of the album is a single disc, containing the following tracks:

  • Introduction
  • Darlin’ Cora
  • Cotton Fields
  • The Marching Saints
  • Day O
  • Jamaica Farewell
  • Come Back Liza
  • Mama Look A Boo Boo
  • All My Trials
  • Merci Bon Dieu
  • Matilda

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: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: CD-4 Quadraphonic
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Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in