Yes – Close to the Edge 1976 Japan LP with obi


A 1976 Japanese pressing of Close to the Edge by Yes, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a 1976 Japanese pressing of Close to the Edge by Yes, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Close to the Edge is a 1976 Japanese second issue of an LP that was originally released in 1972 with a different catalog number.

This copy includes the original obi, lyric insert and custom inner sleeve.

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the corners.  The obi is M-.  The inner sleeve has a 3″ split on one side.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record.

Background: Released in 1972, Close to the Edge was the fifth studio album by Yes.  The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #3 in the U.S., where it would be their highest-charting album ever. gave Close to the Edge a rare 5 star review:

Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic “And You and I” and “Siberian Khatru,” plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years. … In 1972, Close to the Edge was a flawless masterpiece.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in