A big part of why this has been such a difficult decision has been that 3D lenticular cover. That thing looks so fucking good, and I didn't want to end up with a copy that was fucked up with ring wear. It might not photograph that well, but trust me when I say this cover is so well done. They truly knew how to package records in the early 70's.
I recently was working my way through my 1972 playlist, and the first Captain Beyond album came up in the queue. It has been a while since I'd given it a listen, and even though I've heard these songs a lot since I discovered it 12 years ago, the songs still jumped out at me and I was surprised with how fucking great they still sounded. I couldn't get enough of those songs, and suddenly the hunt for the vinyl was back on. When I found a copy on Discogs that was described in "pristine" condition and had a price tag that was very reasonable, I didn't hesitate to finally bag myself a copy.