DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World LP Mercury 1971 UK 1st - rare vinyl collector item


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DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World LP Mercury 1971 UK 1st!

DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World LP Mercury 1971 UK 1st
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#11817
Ebay Item #
322005058022
Sold Price
$900.25
Bids
30
Auction End date
14 Feb 2016
Seller Location
North Wales

Item Description





Hi, and welcome to psych_out! auctions!!!


I've collected50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre -Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul,Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!!Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completelytrashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided tooffer themto all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid goldmusic history out there!!!Make no mistake, I'lltry my best to consistently offer some of theVERY BESTrecords available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!


I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only everofferTHE BEST, MOST AMAZING,MOST IMPORTANT,VERYRAREST UK 1ST PRESSORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDSI've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2ndpressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP,direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued,remixedrubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these sessionmen really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).


I try tobe one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonicallyusing the UK RRPG standardsas customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!


I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!


Title: David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
Label &year:Original Mercury 6338 041 LP ,UK Stereo IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1971 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A:6338041 1Y//1 v 420 1 1 ,Side B : 6338041 2Y//1 v 420 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENALLY RARE LP AND ASTUNNINGALBUM!!! POSSIBLYTHE VERYRAREST COMERCIALLY RELEASED BOWIE LP OUT THERE, AND EASILY THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER!!! TO FIND ONE WITH AWESOME SOUND IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE, BUT YOU'RE LOOKING AT SUCH AN EXAMPLE RIGHTHERE!!! AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, THE INCREDIBLY RARE AND FRAGILE WITHDRAWN DRESS SLEEVE IS IN AWESOME UNSPLIT CONDITION FOR ONCE TOO!!! FANTASTIC!!!
WHEN THIS ORIGINALLY CAME OUT, CAPTAIN BOWIE WAS VERY LITTLE KNOWN - THIS DRESS SLEEVE SOLD NEXT TO NOTHING WHATSOEVER AND WAS QUICKLY WITHDRAWN AND SWIFTLY REISSUED IN A MORE COMMERCIAL SLEEVE WITHIN MERE MONTHS OF RELEASE!!! I GUESS THE WORLD AND MOST RECORD STORES WEREN’T QUITE READY FOR THE MAN IN DRAG!!!THIS IS ONE THAT YOU TRUE BOWIE FANS AND COLLECTORS MUST NOT LET PASS YOU BY - Don’t miss out on this masterpiece, bid now!!!
About :Ultra RareOriginal 1971 UK 1st Press!!! ThisMASSIVELY RARELPinitially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and thereforehad a verysmall run, and isINCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absoluteclassic LP from this incredible band!!!Anastonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on thisMEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!


The LP :


Labels :
ClassicUK 1st Press black and silver Mercury labels!!!Both sides are FANTASTIC with minimal signs of age, NO writing, and NO stickers whatsoever!!! Just has a tiny little paper scuff to side B and just a small amount of ultra light spindle marks from careful light use over the years!!! AWESOME for a 45 year old record!!! Both must grade overall as Very Good!!!
Record:Visual -
Spectacular Original 1971 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks BRILLIANT with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few totally non-sounding mild cosmetic paper scuffs, a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only a few ULTRA light non sounding hairlines mostly from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes interfere with play AT ALL!!! AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall as Very Good!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)


Record : Audio-
Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just a tiny amount of ultra light ticks on the very rarest of occasions, and possibly just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near 100% black silence, but with that bass, depth, clarity and warmth you can only get from original UK vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the very least as Excellent+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Sleeve:
Original 1971 UK 1st Press unlaminated WITHDRAWN textured dress sleeve complete with original 0371 inner!!!IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is not bad at all and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO excessively bad marks AT ALL, and still strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has some signs of general light ageing such as just a tiny amount of ultra light creases and the merest ghost of a record imprint, a miniscule amount of ultra light near invisible age spots in few and far between places and just a small little surface sticker tear to the very top right of the front (very minor andthe only thing which stops me grading this even higher!!!), a light touch of rubbing/whitening to rare parts of the seams from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (absolutely nothing drastic at all, minimal with NO splits whatsoever), alittledenting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to bring it down by listing EVERY minor negative I can possibly find, but this remains a FANTASTIC sleeve and a truly beautiful example, and a SERIOUS rarity to find one as aabsolutely wesome as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at the very least as Very Good!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A MAGNIFICENT exampleof this PHENOMENALLY RARE classic original 1971 WITHDRAWN Stereo Mercury Dress Sleeve UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS UNBELIEVABLY AWESOMEAS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
Please take a look at all my other auctionsformany other ultra rare classic LPs,and feel free tocontact me with any questions you may have. Thanks againfor looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use fromthe years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wearand willplay fantastically wellwith plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders)will be £4.49 for the firstitem, £3.00 for every item after that. International buyers, postage is £8.99 for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that.Contact is expected to be made within3 days, and payment usuallyexpected within 7 daysof the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over theitem and it maybe relisted e.t.c. UK bidders, I accept paypal orpostal orders. I will reluctantly accept cheques, although they will take at least a week to clear. That is why I prefer the other methods, as it means I can get your item to you faster.International bidders, I can only accept Paypal, IMO,or Bank Transfer!I only accept £s. Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness orglare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.
All my auctions start from abare minimum price,so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
Please check my other auctionsformany moreof the rarest, most awesomeVinyl Record items ever!!!

Thanks for your time, happy bidding!





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