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· TELEVISION - MARQUEE MOON - ORIGINAL 1977 ELEKTRA RECORDS STEREO LP 7E-1098
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
· ORIGINAL "BUTTERFLY" LABEL WITH WEA LOGO ALONG THE LABEL’S EDGE, LATE '70s STYLE
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL, THIN CARDBOARD COVER (NO THICK CARDBOARD COVERS WERE EVER PRODUCED FOR THIS TITLE)
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
· THE ALBUM COMES WITH ITS CUSTOM INNER SLEEVE, UNIQUE TO THIS TITLE.
· THE RECORD HAS A “STERLING” STAMP IN THE TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) AREA, WHICH IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED AS A PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY OF THE FIRST GENERATION OF PRESSINGS.
· FAIRLY THICK VINYL PRESSING On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and 10 being the most severe), we assess the thickness of the vinyl as 7.
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution. Without question, it is a guitar rock album -- it's astonishing to hear the interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd -- but it is a guitar rock album unlike any other. Where their predecessors in the New York punk scene, most notably the Velvet Underground, had fused blues structures with avant-garde flourishes, Television completely strip away any sense of swing or groove, even when they are playing standard three-chord changes. Marquee Moon is comprised entirely of tense garage rockers that spiral into heady intellectual territory, which is achieved through the group's long, interweaving instrumental sections, not through Verlaine's words. That alone made Marquee Moon a trailblazing album -- it's impossible to imagine post-punk soundscapes without it. Of course, it wouldn't have had such an impact if Verlaine hadn't written an excellent set of songs that conveyed a fractured urban mythology unlike any of his contemporaries. From the nervy opener, "See No Evil," to the majestic title track, there is simply not a bad song on the entire record. And what has kept Marquee Moon fresh over the years is how Television flesh out Verlaine's poetry into sweeping sonic epics.
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
Reader take note: you are looking at the greatest (and possibly: the last) Rock'n'Roll album of the past 40 YEARS. When Richard Lloyd, Tom Verlaine, Fred Smith and Billy Ficca recorded this glorious achievement of Rock’n'Roll in the summer of 1977, little did they know that it would become a true cornerstone of modern music. It is now 40 years later, and what was to be just another "New Wave/New York Rock" album is actually now more referred to in terms of a work of art than a lowly R&R album. Certainly, fretwork does not get any better than this, songwriting and craftsmanship neither, vocals are exquisite and quite dramatic, and the band rocks to such an emotionally disturbed, schizophrenic beat, that one simply cannot question their honesty and integrity. To my ears, this is the last truly great R&R album ever recorded. A piece of history, not to be missed.
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(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG NEAR MINT (APPEARS UNPLAYED, POSSIBLY PLAYED ONCE). The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
(b) The record is pressed on a RELATIVELY thick, inflexible vinyl. This is NOT a thin, flimsy ('dynaflex' type), vinyl, but not the thickest, most rigid vinyl, either.
(c) The record comes in its original, custom, inner sleeve, which is UNIQUE to this album.
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
THE COVER IS NEAR MINT !
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Cover has JUST A HINT of ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and 10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 2.
- Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine (nothing significant)
- Cover has one corner slightly worn (BARELY VISIBLE)
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:
- No split seams
- No cut-out (drill) holes.
- No cut-out corners
- No saw-m