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Vinyl: KING CRIMSON - In The Court Of The Crimson King - Pink Island Uk 1st Press EX

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19 Nov 2017
12 Nov 2017
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KING CRIMSON

IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

Cat.no.: ILPS 9111

UK 1969

1ST PRESS machined matrices A//2 B//3

ILPS 9111 - HERE'S A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL OF THEIR MUCH LOVED DEBUT - HARD TO BETTER!

KING CRIMSON

IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING


ANY OF THE PINK LABEL PRESSINGS OF THIS ALBUM ARE VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND IN ANY CONDITION. (around 6000 pressed up at the time, but there are so many takers these days, it is virtually impossible to find any copies left in the open market)
THANKFULLY THIS COPY IS IN GREAT LOOKING AND SOUNDING CONDITION WITH JUST ONE HAIRLINE WHICH IS NON SOUNDING AND PRODUCING JUST TWO LOW LEVEL POPS.
PLEASE READ THE FULL GRADING DESCRIPTION BELOW.

THIS LP IS MEGA RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND - SO DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ULTRA RARE RECORD...this is the ORIGINAL PINK "I" UK 1st pressing from 1969 and is in SUPERB condition!..The record is pressed on a slab of THICK black quality vinyl.

A eye-opening debut if ever there was one!! That bespectacled musical mage, Robert Fripp, indeed assembled a court of kings for this adventure: Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield. Most would remain for Crimson’s next voyage, but already the band was writing their epitaph. With such a sense of urgency, the band takes pains to get it right the first time, and they do. In fact, beyond peradventure, no band had sallied forth into the forest for the first time and achieved this measure of fame on their return.

When the dust had settled, King Crimson was crowned rock’s new champion, ushering in a golden age of music where brute force and beauty commingle with the sounds of distant worlds. That such powerful songs could be rendered with as deft a touch was a revelation. Cream had aspired to this place with “Tales of Brave Ulysses,” the Moodies had sought to soar so high on their mellotron one “Tuesday Afternoon,” but both were revealed as pretenders to the crown by The Court of the Crimson King. The album also set the stage for the further adventures of ELP and the progressive paladins who followed.

THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST LPs ON THE PINK ISLAND LABEL - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1969 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED - IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS!!!! NO MORE THAN A COUPLE OF THOUSAND WERE PRESSED UP, HOW MANY WOULD STILL BE LEFT??

*********A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE**************

HOLY GRAIL PROG LP ESPECIALLY IN THIS GREAT CONDITION! PLAYS AWESOME ON EACH SIDE!!! AS YOU CAN SEE THE COVER IS IN GREAT CONDITION, SEE PICS! TRY TO FIND ANOTHER COPY LIKE THIS ONE!!! A FANTASTIC COLLECTOR'S COPY! COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL 1969 POLYLINED BLUE PRINTED INNER SLEEVE IN EX CONDITION!



Vinyl: VG+. A great copy!!! I have played this in full> There are NO jumps, NO clicks and NO sticks!!! Even under an intense light it looks great with only a few wispy hairlines and one visible long hairline which does not sound at all bar two low level pops. The audio is great all the way and this album sounds fantastic and was totally underrated at the time. The track "Moonchild" is the litmus test for this LP as it is just ultra quiet. Only a tiny bit of static can be heard on this track at times but this is quite minimal and one of the best I have come across for this album. All other tracks play with strong gusto and the channel separation is just awesome! It totally went under the radar and is now extremely scarce especially as a first issue on the extremely collectable Pink "I" Island label!! I have had this album a few times but this is one of the best I have come across for a long while!!


Gatefold Sleeve: VG. Unlaminated gatefold sleeve. This is of course the original E.J. Day sleeve, not the slightly later Robor sleeve that is often married to the vinyl by dealers!!! In lovely condition really considering that this sleeve is so very prone to extensive wear, ... The inside gatefold is simply awesome. The edges have storage wear. The spine has storage wear and as a result is only partly (50-60%) legible. No large creases. One tiny seam split to the opening at the rear for just 2cm. A small name neatly written in ballpoint to the rear.

Labels: EX. No writing, only light spindle traces.

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This an excellent investment opportunity!!! Any questions please ask me and I will try to answer soon.

Though there are rarely ever any problems with my items, I always try my very best to describe everything exactly! PLEASE REMEMBER to contact me FIRST, if you have any problems at all, before you leave feedback and star ratings, so I get a chance to turn any negative experience into a positive one! I can always happily sort anything out for you, if you let me know you have a problem! This way no one has to leave Negative/Neutral feedback - and we both walk away happy! Similarly with the amount of stars, anything less than a full 5 * rating is effectively detrimental to a seller's rating as lower ratings will incur higher Final Value Fees and lower priority in the bidlists eventually making it unattractive to list items on Ebay at all. I know of at least one major previous Ebay seller who has decided not to list via Ebay again. Please do NOT bid if you cannot give me at least 1 chance to sort everything out to your FULL satisfaction in the unlikely event of a problem. Thanks again!!

This an excellent investment opportunity!!! Any questions please ask me and I will try to answer soon.