RECORDED AT DUBREQ STUDIOS, LONDONJULY & AUGUST 1963ISSUED ON '77 RECORDS' RECORD LABEL,WHICH WAS STARTED BY
DOBELL'S JAZZ RECORD SHOP,OF 77 CHARING CROSS ROAD, LONDON W.C.2(NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE)
TheVinylis in excellent+ condition(I am tempted to grade as "near mint"). Both sides of the vinyl gleam. Completely flat, thick, perfect edges and a wonderful sheen. Virtually unmarked apart from
just a few very, very light wispy hairlines and barely detectable small paper scuffs (even under a bright light these are hard to detect). Wonderful! This record has not been played
Labelsare near perfect with just a couple of extremely faint, small spindle trails on each side adjacent to the centre hole. The side 1 label has the coveted very first press
Near perfectaudio with no jumps or distortion, no clicking, no background interference. There are a couple of nano seconds of static and perhaps just the merest hint of
some very light background crackle towards the beginning of each side and during the interludes but it's negligible. Simply stunning audio quality with all the detail you would expect on a high quality late
60's heavy duty, deep groove piece of vinyl - such detail is simply lost during the re-mastering and compression process for digitising into CD format. Mono at it's best and surely hard to beat.
The front side laminatedouter sleeve is not quite up to the same wonderful condition as the vinyl. Unfortunately a previous owner sellotaped the border of the sleeve
to protect from rubbing/scuffing and laminate lifting.The sellotape has since been removed but has resulted in some mild residue marking bordering the edges (front and back).
The edges are all perfectly straight, rigid, with no scuffing or rubbing except on the spine where a little scuffing has managed to erase the last two letters of "QUARTET" - see photo.
There are six small (1cm or less) laminate creases on the front side perpendicular and adjacent to the spine with just the hint of a larger diagonal crease towards the top left hand corner.
Each corner remains a nicely formed right angle with no rubbing whatsoever except for the bottom left corner which is a little "squashed". Apart from the aforementioned light residue marks/stains
the reverse side is in excellent shape with all text perfectly legible and the top and bottom flipbacks in excellent order. Overall I would grade the condition of the outer sleeve as very good.
The artists on this album are Dick Morrissey (Tenor), Harry South (Piano), Phil Bates (Bass), and Jackie Dougan (Drums) -listen to these tracks in glorious
mono and you'll see why this is such a sought after record. Precocious and superb!
The tracks on this album are :
1. Down Home
3. The Goblin
4. The Celt
2. On The Spot
3. There and Back
4. Journey Home
Vinyl will be shipped in a new plain white inner sleeve, with original plain white inner,all contained in a plastic sleeve.
A truly excellent copy of this iconic original, rare and highly sought after UK jazz classic.
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If you require any further information, including photos, then let me know and I'll do my best to oblige.
A bit about myself : I have been collecting UK vinyl for over 45 years and have amassed a huge collection covering a varied genre, but mostly of 1960's and 70's origin. But now I am retired and a combination of space requirements and a need to help fund myretirement has prompted me to "rationalise" my record collection and sell many of my much loved gems.
My ebay feedback speaks for itself so rest assured that you are buying from a trusted seller, and in the very unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase just e-mail me and I'll sort out the problem.I offer a "no questions asked" refund policy.
On the subject of postage, I take great carein the packaging of all items, using a proper vinyl cardboard mailer along with at least two cardboard stiffeners. I take care in removing the record from the outer sleeve and properly protecting it in a separate white inner sleeve in order to prevent outer sleeve damage in transit, and for items that sell for over £40 to non-UK bidders I insist upon postal insurance so please wait for an invoice before paying.I do discount P&P for multiple purchases. I do NOT profiteer from postage costs. I DO take great care in minimising all risk thereby ensuring, as far as possible, that your purchase reaches it's destination in exactly the same condition as when I post it. P&P costs for this record are UK £6, continental Europe £9, and Rest of the World £12 : that is for Royal Mail 1st class, "tracked and signed for". Richard
Descriptions of any records I sell comply with the Rare Record Price Guide grading guidelines :
Description: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
Description: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
Description: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
Description: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc.
Description: The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
Description: The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
Description: The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.