King Crimson – Lizard original Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of Lizard by King Crimson, including the original obi.

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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. gave Lizard a 4 1/2 star review:

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in