Yes – Close to the Edge Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Close to the Edge by Yes, including the original obi.

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

About this copy: This copy of Close to the Edge is a 1979 Japanese pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1972.

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

The cover is VG++, with slight edge and corner wear and trace foxing on the inside of the cover.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is VG++ with slight foxing.  The custom inner sleeve and Warner-Pioneer catalog sheet are M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!  There is moderate foxing on the labels.

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: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in