180-gram limited edition LP on high-definition premium virgin vinyl.
Clear Spot is the seventh album by Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, originally released on LP in 1972 in a clear plastic sleeve. Though Beefheart is known to have been interested in more commercial success - hence his decision to work with producer Ted Templeman who had produced such artists as Carly Simon and Van Morrison - Clear Spot did not chart at all in the UK and only reached #191 on the Billboard Top 200. On CD, the album is now available only as a "two for one" with its predecessor The Spotlight Kid. Separately, the two albums are only available as vinyl LP reissues.
The cover photo shows band members in the control center of the Planetarium of Griffith Park Observatory, Los Angeles, California.
In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Big Eyed Beans from Venus" at number 53 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. "Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.