Offered for sale is aJapanese pressing of the 1969 LP In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of In the Court of the Crimson King is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1969.
This record was pressed from the same stampers as the previous issue, and the P-8080A catalog number of that issue is stamped in the dead wax.
The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear. The obi is M-.
The insert is VG++, with faint foxing.
The disc is M-. There are a number of spindle marks on the labels, but the discs are clean.
A beautiful copy of a terrific and influential LP.
Background: King Crimson’s debut, In the Court of the Crimson King, was released in 1969 and remains one of the defining albums of the progressive rock era. The album reached #5 on the UK charts and #28 on the U.S. charts, where it was certified gold and was the highest charting album the band ever had in America.
The group’s definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody. At the time, it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition (the Moody Blues, the Nice, etc.) out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band’s own good — it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|