Yes – Close to the Edge original Japan LP with obi

$125.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1972Japanese pressing of Close to the Edge by Yes, including the original obi.

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Description

Offered for sale is an original 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 1972 Japanese first pressing on the Atlantic label.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.  The custom inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is M- with a single spindle mark on the label but no marks on the vinyl.  There’s slight foxing on the labels.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific record and the only first pressing we’ve ever had for sale.

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.

Allmusic.com 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:
P-8274A
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in