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

$295.00

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 an 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 an original 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,” or 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 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:
EOP-80479
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in