Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri 1971 red vinyl Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original red vinyl Japanese pressing of the 1971 LP Alpha Centauri by Tangerine Dream, including the original obi and booklet.

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Offered for sale is a complete original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Alpha Centauri by Tangerine Dream, including the Japanese liner note booklet and original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Alpha Centauri is a 1971 pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++, with faint corner wear.

The obi is VG++, with slight foxing on the back, but no tears.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The four page booklet is VG++, with slight foxing.  .

The red vinyl disc is M-, and looks like it may have been played once.

A beautiful copy of a scarce Tangerine Dream LP and one of only two of their albums (Electronic Meditation was the other) to have been released on red vinyl in Japan.

Background: Released in 1971, Alpha Centauri was the second album by Tangerine Dream.

The album did not chart in either the U.S. or the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Alpha Centauri a 2 1/2 star review:

As if the sound is breaking through your speakers, Alpha Centauri begins its journey. Crackling and swirling synthesizers seize control of your stereo. Like a call to psychedelic arms, the first track “Sunrise in the Third System” marches on with its organ. … Tangerine Dream’s style of “space music” had not yet been refined and revolutionized as it was a couple of releases later with Phaedra and Rubycon. Regardless, for those interested in a wilder and more reckless ride on the “space music” autobahn, Alpha Centauri should satisfy the need.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in