Phantom’s Divine Comedy – Part 1 sealed U.S. LP


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Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of Phantom’s Divine Comedy Part 1 by Phantom’s Divine Comedy.

This 1974 album was thought by many to be an album by the Doors, suggesting that singer Jim Morrison had not actually died three years earlier.

About this copy: This copy of Phantom’s Divine Comedy Part 1 is a 1974 U.S. pressing on the orange Capitol label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is M-, with a promotional punch hole in the upper right hand corner.

The wrap is mostly intact, though there is a large tear in the upper right hand corner and another one in the lower left hand corner.

A nice copy of an album that’s quite rare for a mid-1970s release on a major label.

Background: Not much is known about “Phantom” or “Phantom’s Divine Comedy,” as the band members were listed on the cover as:

Phantom – Vocals, guitar, piano, bag piano, bag guitar
X – Drums and percussion
Y&W – Bass
Z – Piano & Organ

The artist is sometimes listed simply as “Phantom.”  While the album is called Part I, there was no “Part II.”

The singer, Phantom, was actually named Arthur Pendragon and the band hailed from Michigan.

Their lone album, the poorly titled, Part I, did not chart. gave Phantom’s Divine Comedy, Part I , a 4 star review:

How do you rate an album like this? On originality, it gets about a zero, but as a hint at what another Doors album could have sounded like, it gets a nine out of nine — “Tales From a Wizard” aping the group at its most pretentious, and “Devil’s Child” as a parody of numbers like “Love Me Two Times.” Other titles, like “Spiders Will Dance (On Your Face While You Sleep)” (which opens up seemingly bent on parodying “Alabama Song”) and “Stand Beside My Fire” are equally self-explanatory. Actually, it’s hard to imagine Morrison, Manzarek, Krieger, and Densmore coming out with something quite this unimaginative — they always added something new to each album — unless they were producing themselves and Morrison was really wasted. But the album is a good imitation of what the Doors’ music sounded like if you weren’t listening too closely to it on the radio.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in