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.
Allmusic.com gave In the Court of the Crimson King a rare 5 star review:
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|