Yes – Fragile 1976 Japan LP with obi


A 1976 Japanese pressing of Fragile by Yes, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a 1976 Japanese pressing of Fragile by Yes, complete with original obi, lyric insert, and booklet.

About this copy: This copy of Fragile is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the edges and corners.  The obi is VG+, with a bit of yellowing.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.  A date has been written on the back of the obi in ball point pen.

The photo booklet and lyric insert are included.

The disc is M-, with a bit of foxing on the side one label.  The record appears to have had little play and there are no marks on the vinyl.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in 1972, Fragile was the fourth LP by Yes.  The album reached #7 on the UK charts and #4 in the U.S. gave Fragile a 5 star review:

Fragile was Yes’ breakthrough album, propelling them in a matter of weeks from a cult act to an international phenomenon; not coincidentally, it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed. The science-fiction and fantasy elements that had driven the more successful songs on their preceding record, The Yes Album, were pushed much harder here, and not just in the music but in the packaging of the album: the Roger Dean-designed cover was itself a fascinating creation that seemed to relate to the music and drew the purchaser’s attention in a manner that few records since the heyday of the psychedelic era could match. …If not exactly their peak, Fragile was as perfect a record as the group would ever make, and just as flawless in its timing as its content.

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