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King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair - Original Dutch pressed 9-track LP

€ 27
ArtistKing Crimson
TitleThree Of A Perfect Pair - Original Dutch pressed 9-track LP
Price € 27
Record labelPolydor Records
Catalogue no817 882-1
Year of release1984
GradingVG++ (Vinyl And Labels)/VG++ (Inner Sleeve)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listKing Crimson
Additional infoOriginal 1984 Dutch pressed 8-track vinyl LP - English progressive-art-rockers 10th album - divided in a more traditionally rock structured left side and a more free-form impro right side - a nod towards 1982's Beat and 1981's Discipline respectively.

Vinyl has the generic red company labels with top half-album logo obove large lower case letteringcompany name in white. Labels have mid-grid data box and vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:

Side 1: 817 882 1 1Y1 670 112 04
Side 2: 817 882 1 2Y1 670 113 04
Suggesting that this copy was manufactured by Phonodisc B.V. in Baarn, Holland - from the first master matrices, fathers and mothers and early stampers - a Dutch 1st pressing.

Vinyl is accompanied by a lyric inner sleeve - ultimately housed in a glossy picture cover.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl And Labels)/VG++ (Inner Sleeve)/VG+(+) (Cover):
Vinyl is bright and shiny - has been used directly from the paper inner sleeve and has subsequently just a little faint, thin and very superficial sleeve inflicted wear. Labels are without signs of handling or play and vinyl is overall graded near mint.

Inner sleeve has only very light and marginal signs of handling - graded near mint.
Cover a touch of wrinkling from edges, a little very superficial creasing and a very thin stripe of sun bleaching along spine.
Seams are without wear and straight, spine easily readable and without pressure - opening edges without rubbing. Corners have only very marginal dent or rubbing - overall a simply extremely nice cover which conservatively is graded close to near mint/excellent.


Side 1: Left Side:
1 Three Of A Perfect Pair 4:13
2 Model Man 3:49
3 Sleepless 5:22
4 Man With An Open Heart 3:04
5 Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds) (Instrumental) 4:47

Side 2: Right Side:
1 Industry (Instrumental) 7:05
2 Dig Me 3:17
3 No Warning 3:29
4 Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part III(Instrumental) 6:07

Written by Adrian Belew, composed by King Crimson

Recorded mid-to-late 1983
Engineered at Arny's Shack, Poole, Dorset, UK
Mastered and pressed at Phonodisc B.V. in Baarn, Holland


King Crimson:
Adrian Belew - Voice, Fretted Guitar, Fretless Guitar
Robert Fripp - Guitar
Tony Levin - Bass, Chapman Stick, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals/Voice
Bill Bruford - Acoustic Drums, Electric Drums

Technical Credits:
King Crimson - Production
Brad Davis, Tony Arnold - Engineer (Industry, Dig Me)
Nick James, Peter Hefter, Ray Niznik - Assistant Engineers

Timothy Eames - Cover Art
Peter Willis - Cover Symbol Design

Various Credits:
Patrick Spinks - Management
Tex Read - Crew/Social Services