Retro Records: Conan The Barbarian – Shadow Of The Stolen City (1976)

Welcome back friends to another installment of Retro Records! This time for your listening pleasure we have a Power Records story from 1976, one that involves Robert E. Howard’s famous Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth…entitled Shadow of the Stolen City!

The story concerns when Conan finds himself traveling across a desert wasteland, during his travel he encounters what at first he believes to be a lost elder, but this in fact is a wizened man whose beard has turned white…a Sorcerer named Sarkov who has managed to lose his own city. Whisked away from underneath the practitioner of magic as he lay sleeping…or so he believes.

With a promise of providing a throne to a whole city if Conan helps track down the evil Wizard, the two set out in search for the city, braving the dangers of giant bats the duo find themselves in a battle against the Sorcerer’s foe…his own Son!

So join us on Retro Records as we visit find ourselves “Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of…”

[Via] JR Todd

That awesome LP album cover was provided Neal Adams (Batman, Green Arrow) and the record was produced by Cornel Tanassy who also was responsible for the 1975 releases of Batman and the Flintstones for the Power Records label to name a few.


Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.