Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the self-titled debut LP by Queen, complete with original obi and lyric insert.
About this copy: This copy of Queen is a 1981 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1973.
While the record, cover, and obi all have the P-6550E catalog number, the dead wax of the disc has the original P-8427E number stamped in it, meaning this LP was pressed from the same stampers as the original 1973 issue.
The cover is M-, with trace corner wear. The obi is M-. The original lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Beautiful disc!
A beautiful copy of an album that rarely turns up complete.
Background: Queen was released in July 1973 and reached #24 on the UK charts, but peaked at only #83 on the U.S. charts, though it later was certified gold.
Like any patchy but promising debut from a classic rock group, it’s often easy to underrate Queen’s eponymous 1973 debut, since it has no more than one well-known anthem and plays more like a collection of ideas than a cohesive album. But what ideas! Almost every one of Queen’s signatures are already present, from Freddie Mercury’s operatic harmonies to Brian May’s rich, orchestral guitar overdubs and the suite-like structures of “Great King Rat.”
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1981|