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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:The Pretty Things- S. F. Sorrow
Label &year:OriginalBlue & Black ColumbiaSCX6306LP,OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Original Stereo 1968 UK 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A:YAX 3738 - 1 (1 G) , Side B :YAX 3739 -1 (1 A)(UNBELIEVABLY EARLY STAMPERS!!!)
AN ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS BARELY PLAYED EXAMPLE OF THIS MILESTONE IN PSYCH!!!THIS IS A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN UNBELIEVABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS INCREDIBLY RARE ICONIC 1ST PRESS PSYCH CLASSIC IN BARELY PLAYED CONDITION WITH STUNNING SOUND AND IMPOSSIBLY EARLY STAMPERS!!!
IMPOSSIBLY RARE - SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP LIKE THIS!!! ONE OF THE VERY BEST AND RAREST PSYCH LP'S OF ALL TIME!!!THIS SOLD VIRTUALLY NOTHING AS A STEREO!!!BELIEVE ME, YOUMAY QUITE POSSIBLYNEVERGET THE CHANCE AGAIN TO OWN SUCH AN INCREDIBLE DAY OF RELEASE EXAMPLE!!!Do not miss out on this pioneering psych masterpiece, bid now!!!
Tracklist :S. F. Sorrow Is Born, Bracelets Of Fingers, She Says Good Morning, Private Sorrow, Baloon Burning, Death, Baron Saturday, The Journey, I See You, Well Of Destiny, Trust, Old Man Going, and Loneliest Person.
Musicians :Phil May - Vocals, Dick Taylor - Vocals/Lead Guitar,Wally Allen- Bass / Guitar / Vocals / Wind Instruments / Piano,John Povey- Organ / Sitar / Percussion / Vocals, Twink - Drums / Vocals, and Norman Smith - Producer. %0d%0a
Trivia :This was part of a collection of classic albums recorded in Abbey Road in the summer of 1967 - in the studio's next door, The Beatles were building Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and in the next one on ThePink Floydwere buildingPiper At The Gates Of Dawn!Apparently this was the first ever"concept album”, it's most certainly the best one!!!
About : Ultra RareOriginal 1968 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 :
ClassicUK 1st Press blue & black Columbia labels!!!Both sides are AMAZING with NO signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has an absolute MINISCULE amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has been played two or three times at the very most!!! INCREDIBLE for a 48 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent++++!!!
Spectacular Original UK 1969 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks ASTONISHING with NO nasty marks, NO scuffs, NO scratches, NO fingerprints, and NO groovewear whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off TRUE perfection are literally only two or three ULTRA light, wispy sleeve traces (only visible inmegastrong angled light) from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, these ULTRA light blemishes don't interfere with play AT ALL!!! Most wouldn’t even mention them!!! UNBELIEVABLE for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall visually at least as Excellent++++!!! (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 hops, pops, distortion, skips OR sticks!!! Only like ALL records has the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as the run in grooves and in maybe one or two of the silences between some of the tracks, but that's truly about it!!! A REVELATION FOR THIS LP!!! The music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near 100% black silence, but with that bass, clarity, depth and warmth you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! INCREDIBLE for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at least as Excellent++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
OriginalUK 1968 1st Press laminated gatefoldE.J Daysleeve complete with original unsplit advertisementinner!!! IMPOSSIBLEto findthis sleeve in anything approaching a good condition -most arespent, torn and worndue to age andthe lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!!This one is NOT, and looks FANTASTIC, especiallyconsidering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO writing OR graffiti, NO bad marks AT ALL, NO seam splits, and stillstrong andsolid after all these years!!! Only has a few minor signs of ageing suchas a tiny amount of light creases and a hint of a record imprint,just some minor touches of theslightest general laminate glazing and ultra mild indents here and there from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (truly minimal), a slight touch of denting 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 the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this remains a MAGNIFICENT sleeve, and aTRUE rarity to find one as incredible as this- most havebeen virtually destroyed or are just about being held together,but not this one!!! Even the unlaminated inside shows barely any ageing at all!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit, and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall as Excellent!!!(graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of100% importance to me)
Summary :An utterly PHENOMENAL exampleof this INCREDIBLY RARE 48 year old psych classic Stereo 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but simply IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY MAGNIFICENT AS THIS!!! BELIEVE ME, YOU MAYNEVERGET 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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