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King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King Japan LP with obi

$99.00 $79.20

A Japanese pressing of In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is a mid-1970s Japanese pressing of the 1969 LP In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson, complete with original obi.

About this copy:   This copy of a Japanese third pressing, issued in about 1976.  This record was pressed from the same stampers as the second issue, and the P-8080A catalog number of that issue is stamped in the dead wax.

Cover, obi, and disc are M-.  Aside from a couple of spindle marks, the record looks virtually unplayed.

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
10115A
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in