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.
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|