King Crimson – Islands Japan LP with obi


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Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of Islands by King Crimson, including the original obi.

This copy has a different cover from the U.S. release.

About this copy: This copy of Islands is a 1976 pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally issued in 1971.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight edge and corner wear.  The insert is M-.  The custom inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce King Crimson LP.

Background: Released in 1971, Islands was the fourth studio album by King Crimson.

The album reached #30 on the UK charts and #76 on the U.S. charts. gave Islands a 2 1/2 star review:

The weakest Crimson studio album from their first era is only a real disappointment in relation to the extraordinarily high quality of the group’s earlier efforts. The songs are somewhat uneven and draw from three years of inspiration. “The Letter” is an adaptation of “Drop In,” a group composition that was featured in the early set of the original Crimson lineup from 1969, while “Song of the Gulls” goes back to the pre-King Crimson trio of Giles, Giles & Fripp for its source (“Suite No. 1”). There are also a few surprises, such as the Beatles-like harmonies on the raunchy “Ladies of the Road” and the extraordinary interweaving of electric guitar and Mellotron by Robert Fripp on “A Sailor’s Tale, which is one of the highlights of the early- to mid-period group’s output.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in