Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans 1973 Japan white label promotional 2 LP set with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese white label promotional copy of the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Tales From Topographic Oceans is a 1973 Japanese pressing on the Atlantic label.

The cover is VG++ with slight wear at the corners and a small dent in the upper right hand corner.

The obi is VG+ with a couple of minor wrinkles and slight foxing on the back.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The insert is M-.

The white label promo discs are VG++ on side one, with a light inaudible mark at the beginning of the side.  Sides two, three and four are M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a rare Yes LP.

Background: Released in 1973, Tales From Topographic Oceans was the sixth album by Yes.

The album reached #1 on the UK album chart and #6 on the U.S. chart. gave Tales From Topographic Oceans a 3 1/2 star review:

Decades after its release, Tales from Topographic Oceans is still the most controversial record in Yes’ output. This was the place where Yes either fulfilled all of the promise shown on their previous five albums or slid off the rails in a fit of artistic hubris, especially on the part of lead singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe, who dominated the composition credits here. Actually, the group probably did a bit of both across 80 minutes of music on a fully packed double-LP set. The musical ambitions of Yes were obvious on its face. It consisted of four long songs (really suites), each taking up a side of an album, and each longer than the previous album’s side-long “Close to the Edge.” ,,, In another reality, perhaps the gorgeous, folk-like passages on Tales would have spawned songs of four or five minutes, but here they are, woven into these long-form pieces, and if one can take the plunge into these particular sonic oceans, and comfortably stay under long enough, it’s a journey that will reward. But it’s not a trip that everyone — nor even every Yes fan — is going to take, especially not too soon after discovering the album.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 19 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in