King DiamondAbigail

Label:Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1238, Roadrunner Records – MOVLP1238
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram
Style:Heavy Metal


A3A Mansion In The Darkness4:33
A4The Family Ghost4:05
A5The 7th Day Of July 17774:51
B2The Possession3:25
B4Black Horsemen7:39

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Originally released (P) & (C) 1987 The All Blacks B.V. Made in the EU.

Comes in a re-sealing plastic outer with black hype sticker:
Music On Vinyl
180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 718469 537150
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): 10458-1A MOVLP 1238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): 10458 2B MOVLP 1238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): 10458 2A MOVLP 1238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): 10458 2B MOVLP 1238

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Abigail (LP, Album)Roadrunner RecordsRR 9622Europe1987
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Abigail (LP, Album, Picture Disc)Roadrunner RecordsRR 6 9622UK1987
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Abigail (LP, Album)Roadrunner Records, Viper Records (5)VPR 118Canada1987
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Abigail (LP, Album, Test Pressing, White Label)Roadrunner RecordsRR-9622Netherlands1987
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Abigail (CD, Album)Roadrunner RecordsRR 34 9622Europe1987



  • mega_2122's avatar
    Anyone know how this sounds compared to the original? My original is kinda rough sounding, IGD on both sides
    • _Michal13Mraz's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      Fantastic release! From sound stage (180g vinyl) to quality of paper and colour reproduction of cover or OIS! Either this or early standard european version (1987) on VINYL, will satisfy you.
      • zeppelinrecords's avatar
        One of Music On Vinyls better reissues - nicely reproduced artwork and solid sounding pressquality.
        • Crooked_Sinner's avatar
          King Diamond's Abigail is the quintessential black metal concept album that borrows heavily from demonic and horror imagery. The opening track lays down a spooky, cold foundation with a ghostly vocal track backed by a tense violin that transports the listening back in time through a dizzying melody before coming to a gasping crescendo and exploding into the second track. Listen for the haunting story of a newlywed couple as they arrive at their inherited mansion only to be warned by a band of possibly-phantom horsemen who bid the couple, Miriam Natias and Johnathan LeFay, a cryptic but not uncertain warning that becomes a prophecy for the following tracks in the album.

          King Diamond brings his ever-powering and unmistakable voice and fires upon the listener's ears like a volley of cruel cannon fire. He switches between a bestial grunt and his iconic, glass-shattering and diaphragm-rupturing falsetto. He wrote each track save for "A Mansion in the Dark", "The 7th Day of July 1777", and "The Possession," the former two of which were co-written with guitarist Andy LaRocque (former member of the legendary metal act, Death), and the latter with guitarist and assistant producer Michael Denner. Unfortunately, Denner would leave the band following the release of "Abigail."

          This album is a must-have for metalheads, punks, and lovers of hard and theatrical music.
          • UrBoyBangs's avatar
            My only complaint about this release is they didn't choose to use the original printed inner sleeve with the band photo and lyrics, otherwise excellent sounding as always.
            • jacobjsamano's avatar
              Awesome reissue! This pressing sounds wonderful, it is extremely clear and detailed with a nice punch to the guitars and lots of clarity especially when the solos are shredding courtesy of the amazing Andy La Rocque. Andy’s guitar work on this flawless Metal album is what really makes it one of my favorite albums ever. Not only are his leads incredible but his riffs are equally as great and are a huge reason why the songwriting here is of the highest quality of any Metal release in history. The cover artwork reproduced here is beautiful and perfect in terms of coloring, shades and definition. It doesn’t come with anything other than a one sided lyric sheet but that’s ok, the quality is just so great that it’s still a very worth while repress. I highly recommend to any fans of this album, band or Metal in general. “Music On Vinyl” is new to me but if their other albums are as good as this one then I will definitely be buying more in the future because you can’t beat great quality.


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