Hard To Find Actual 1978 Japanese First Pressing ~ Complete With Highly Collectable Obi Strip! Vinyl & Cover Still In Top Condition! Includes English Lyric Sheet, Plus Japanese Insert. Record Has Picture Labels.
The much maligned ninth studio album from prog rock giants, YES! Of special interest is the pounding “On the Silent Wings of Freedom,” which pushes Chris Squire and Alan White to the front of the mix, establishing the kind of aggressive and straightforward rhythms that would propel the band through the ’80s. Bass freaks, take note: this tune also marks one of the few appearances of the Dipthong pedal, accounting for Squire’s distinctive “bow bow bow” sound.
Jon Anderson – Lead Vocals
Steve Howe – Guitars / Vocals
Chris Squire – Bass / Vocals
Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Alan White – Drums / Percussion
Condition — Vinyl: EXCELLENT! Couple of very light surface marks, which do not affect play at all. Sounds wonderful!
Condition — Cover: EXCELLENT! Corner crease.
Japanese vinyl pressings are highly sought after by audiophiles and collectors, due to their premium sound quality and beautifully presented packaging. The sonic quality of Japanese records is regarded as the best in the world. No wonder all the original Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab records were pressed in Japan! The covers are printed on better quality heavy stock paper too. Near Mint condition Japanese pressings are becoming scarcer — and therefore more collectable and valuable every year.
Future Times / Rejoice
Don’t Kill The Whale
Circus Of Heaven
On The Silent Wings Of Freedom