King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black original 1974 Japan LP with obi

Original price was: $75.00.Current price is: $60.00.

An original 1974 Japanese pressing of Starless and Bible Black by King Crimson, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Starless and Bible Black by King Crimson, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Starless and Bible Black is an original 1974 pressing on the Atlantic label.

The cover is VG+, with no wear, but with a fair amount of foxing.

The obi is VG++, with a few minor wrinkles.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The insert is VG++ with slight fading.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a first pressing.  It’s worth buying just to hear “Fracture.”

Background: Released in 1974, Starless and Bible Black was the sixth studio album by King Crimson.

The album reached #28 on the UK charts and #64 in the U.S. gave Starless and Bible Black a 4 1/2 star review:

Starless and Bible Black is even more powerful and daring than its predecessor, Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, with jarring tempo shifts, explosive guitar riffs, and soaring, elegant, and delicate violin and Mellotron parts scattered throughout its 41 minutes, often all in the same songs. The album was on the outer fringes of accessible progressive rock, with enough musical ideas explored to make Starless and Bible Black more than background for tripping the way Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s albums were.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in