BEN ST 1971 LP Prog Jazz Monster Vertigo Swirl 2nd unofficial press Red Specs - rare vinyl collector item


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BEN - ST 1971 LP Prog Jazz Monster Vertigo Swirl 2nd unofficial press Red Specs

BEN  ST 1971 LP Prog Jazz Monster Vertigo Swirl 2nd unofficial press Red Specs
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#21597
Ebay Item #
222379111812
Sold Price
$194.85
Bids
33
Auction End date
22 Jan 2017
Seller Location
London

Item Description



BEN - ST 1971 LP Prog Jazz Monster Vertigo Swirl 2nd unofficial press Red Specs
















Description

Controversial late 70's pressing of this uber-rare and sought after Vertigo Swirl monster rarity. In my humble opinion, i actually think it's one of the better releases on Vertigo from that period, despite it's rather obscure status.
Anyway, that aside many dealers have tried to and succeeded in passing this edition off as a 'second Vertigo pressing'. Anybody who knows anything about records knows that this is not the case, despite it's stamped matrix. It's pretty certain that this was the second time the record was pressed, sometime in the late 70's but it was certainly not an official Vertigo release!
It is, however, a somewhat charming counterfeit that has since become affectionately know as the 'Red Specs' edition.... Some things in it's favour - the sleeve itself certainly does an an old feel to it and the pressing is actually pretty good. This was my personal copy for many years until I eventually managed to score a mint orginal several years back.
Truth be told, there has never been an official repress of BEN on vinyl, so for those who cannot afford to spend £2K+ on a mint original, this is by far the next best thing. Leave Akarma boots where they belong and the latest Repertoire reissue is just a rip from CD.

Record label: Vertigo (Unofficial)
Catalogue number: 6360 052
Stereo/Mono: Stereo
Country of manufacture: Unknown
Year of manufacture: Originally released in 1971. This second issue believed to have been pressed towards the end of the 70's.
Stamped Matrix. Side One: 6360052-A / Side Two 6360052-B

Tracklist


Side One
1. The Influence
a. The Wooing Of The Child
b. The Innocence Of The Child
c. The Interest Of Youth
d. The Involvement Of The Man
e. The Realisation
f. The Wooing Of The Man
g. The Conclusion
2. Gibbon
Side Two
1. Christmas Execution
2. Gismo

Condition

Sleeve: EX. Small nick on top end spine and mild sign of ringwear on reverse.

Vinyl: NM

Labels: NM

Inner sleeve: Repro Swirl sleeve NM


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