On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!)
by Deep Purple called "Shades Of Deep Purple" and is an ORIGINAL 1968 UK MONO 1st Pressing
on the 1st Press Parlophone label!!!! THISLP
ISSERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND (ESPECIALLY IN THIS
CONDITION!)!!!! THIS WAS DEEP PURPLE'S FIRST & RAREST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND
ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1968 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED -
IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY
DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO
LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY
SPECIAL IS THAT IT IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST MONO 1ST PRESSING EVER
MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! THIS IS
THE ULTRA RARE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' PRE-RELEASE WHITE LABEL 'TEST PRESSING' OF THIS INCREDIBLE LP - AND HAS TO BE
REGARDED AS DEEP PURPLE'S RAREST LP EVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE -
EVER!!!! JUST FINDING A STANDARD MONO 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP IN NICE
CONDITION IS VERY VERY HARD INDEED - BUT FINDING AN ULTRA RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS WHITE LABEL 'TEST
PRESSING' IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE!!!! ONLY A ABSOLUTELY TINY HANDFUL (50 COPIES ONLY!) OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS ONLY
-WERE EVER MADE AS 'TEST PRESSINGS', TO TEST THE SOUND QUALITY &
MIX OF THE LP PRIOR TOFINAL APPROVAL!!!!ONLY AFTER THIS 'TEST
PRESSING' WASFINALLYAPPROVED - COULD THE 1ST PRESSING RUN BEGIN!!!! SO MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT - THIS HAS TO
BE ONE OF NANCY SINATRA'S ALL TIME RAREST LPsEVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE (LIKE THIS!) -
AND MUST BE REGARDED AS A TRUE 'ONCE IN A LIFETIME' OPPORTUNITY!!!!
HOWEVER THIS LP IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT - AND IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE ALL TIME RAREST & 'EARLIEST' DEEP PURPLE LP EVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE - EVER!!!! ALONG WITH OTHER 'TEST PRESSINGS' & 'FACTORY SAMPLES' I ALSO LISTING - THIS LP CAME FROM AN EX PRODUCER WHO WORKED FOR VARIOUS RADIO STATIONS & RECORD COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE 1960s AND 1970s!!!! AND THIS PARTICULAR LP WAS SPECIALLY MADE BY EMI / PARLOPHONE FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY - AND CAME WITH AN ULTRA RARE 'PROMOTIONAL' FLIPBACK COVER & PICTURE STICKER!!!! THE COVER IS IN FACT, EXACTLY THE SAME IN CONSTRUCTION AS ALL 'RELEASED' COVERS (AND WAS UNDOUBTEDLY MADE BY 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' - THOUGH THIS WAS UNCREDITED), WITH A FLIPBACK COVER OF THE SAME DESIGN AS THE 'RELEASED' VERSION!!!! ACCORDING TO THE PRODUCER - PARLOPHONE WERE TRYING TO PROMOTE 'DEEP PURPLE' AS THE NEXT 'BIG THING', AND SO THIS PROMOTIONAL LP WAS SENT OUT PRIOR TO RELEASE TO PROMOTE THE LP, AND IN THE HOPE IT MAY GET AIRPLAY IN ADVANCE OF RELEASE!!!! NOW OF COURSE DEEP PURPLE WERE INDEED THE NEXT 'BIG THING' - BUT NOT UNTIL THE RELEASE OF THEIR CLASSIC LP 'IN ROCK' 4 LPs LATER IN 1970!!!! UNFORTUNATELY - THIS LP (DESPITE PROMOTION) SOLD VERY POORLY. THE PRODUCER ALSO STRESSED TO ME THAT 50 COPIES WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM EVER MADE - AND IT IS MORE LIKELY THAT ONLY 10-20 COPIES WERE MADE. AND THE REASON IS FAIRLY SIMPLE!!!! UNLIKE TODAY - IN THE 1960s RADIO AIRPLAY & STATIONS WERE VERY STRICTLY CONTROLLED IN THE UK. THERE WERE FAR FAR LESS THAN 50 RADIO STATIONS IN THE UK - AND ONLY 3 OR 4 NATIONAL STATIONS!!!! HENCE THE FACT, THIS LP WAS ONLY SENT TO A VERY FEW RADIO STATIONS IN THE HOPE OF RADIO AIRPLAY - AND IT IS FAR MORE LIKELY THAT ONLY 20-30 COPIES WERE EVER MADE!!!! AND OF COURSE, THIS LP IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT - AS IT WAS MADE RIGHT AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF DEEP PURPLES AMAZING HISTORY, WAY BEFORE THIS LP HAD EVEN BEEN RELEASED!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE ALL TIME RAREST DEEP PURPLE LP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TODAY - AND THE CHANCES OR EVEN FINDING ANOTHER ONE (ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION!) ARE VIRTUALLY ZERO!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1968UK 'EARLIEST' MONO 1ST PRESSING (TEST PRESSING!) ON 'EARLIEST' WHITE LABEL 'TEST PRESS' PARLOPHONE LABEL, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1/1 MONO MATRIXES, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE,AND'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'PROMOTIONAL' FLIPBACK COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS- SO DONT MISS OUT ON THISAMAZINGOPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Parlophone UK 'Earliest' 1st Pressing from 1968 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl.The Cat. No is PMC 7055 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Parlophone label (see picture) and is a UK MONO 1st Pressing!!!!
The ULTRA RARE 'White label' TEST PRESS record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures)
wear, NO writing, a 'Side One' Factory Stamp (as expected!), and only a VERY few lightspindle marks!!!! IT IS
VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl
is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of
wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost
unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches,
only 2 MEGA light hairlines, only 1 VERY light scuffline, and only a VERY few of the lightestpaper scuffs only
visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL
RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is
also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLYas the visual
with NO pops, barely ANY clicks AT ALL, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY
crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!!
The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear
either!!!! The record must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY
use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!!
Brillant!!!! The record comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve
which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The ULTRA RARE 'Promotional' Flipback Coveris in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has
NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the
colour!), NO rips, NO tears, barely ANY yellowing, NO splits, NO sticker marks, only 2 or 3 TINY 'age traces', NO sticker tears, only a
VERY few lightcreases (cover is VERY flat looking!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight
with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the back of the
cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO ringwear, VERY nice flipbacks, NO rubbing, barely ANY
yellowing, NO grubbyness, and NOwriting!!!! The 'Promotional' Cover also features the SUPERB 'Deep Purple' Cover Sticker on the front - with the picture of the ORIGINAL line up, and the names of each bandmember under each face!!!! The cover must gradeVery
Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE ALL TIME RAREST & 'EARLIEST' DEEP PURPLE LP EVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE - AND IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION TOO!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND
VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLETO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS AN ULTRA RARE
'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS TEST PRESSING!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM
ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS
NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare
to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY
CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1968UK 'EARLIEST' MONO 1ST PRESSING (TEST PRESSING!) OF "SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE" BY DEEP PURPLE,IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dontforgetto take a look at allmy other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge
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