Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Lizard by King Crimson, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Lizard is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Atlantic label.
This album was issued twice in a short period of time with the same catalog number but one version had the rare “Rock Age” obi and the other had a red and white one. We’re not sure which one came first.
The cover is M- with trace corner wear. The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.
The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- and may be unplayed. There’s a bit of foxing on the labels.
A beautiful copy of an album that is usually found as a later reissue.
Background: Released in late 1970s, Lizard was the third album by King Crimson.
The album reached #26 on the UK charts and peaked at #130 on the U.S. charts.
This is the only King Crimson LP with Gordon Haskell on lead vocals, though Yes vocalist Jon Anderson sings on one track.
Released in December 1970, King Crimson’s third studio album, Lizard, is often viewed as an outlier in the pioneering British prog outfit’s nearly half-century discography. …. Yet there are plenty of Crimson followers who place Lizard at the very apex of the group’s recorded legacy — and with good reason. Seamlessly blending rock, jazz, and classical in a way that few albums have successfully achieved, Lizard is epic, intimate, cacophonic, and subtle by turn — and infused with the dark moods first heard when “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “Epitaph” reached listeners’ ears the previous year.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|