On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by Music Box called "Fun Palace" and is an ORIGINAL 1969 UK1st Pressing on
the1st Press PRIVATELY PRESSED label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THISIS QUITE SIMPLY THE RAREST & MOST SOUGHT AFTER ACID FOLK / PSYCH RARITIES EVER MADE!!!! IT IS EVEN RARER & MORE SOUGHT AFTER THAN 'COMPLEX', 'TOUCHSTONE' OR 'FLEETING GLANCE'!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! ONLY AROUND 10-20 COPIES WERE EVER MADE OF THIS LP - STRICTLY FOR BAND MEMBERS / FRIENDS ONLY, AND NO DOUBT IN THE HOPE OF SHOWING TO RECORD COMPANIES TO SECURE A CONTRACT. IT WAS NEVER SOLD ELSEWHERE, AND WAS NEVER SOLD AT CONCERTS OR GIGS. MADE STRICTLY FOR THE BAND ONLY!!!! NOT ONLY THAT, BUT MOST OF THESE ONLY HAD A PLAIN COVER WITH JUST THE DISC. HOWEVER THIS ONE COMES WITH A FULLY LAMINATED COVER - AND WAS PUT TOGETHER BY A BAND MEMBER HIMSELF (SEE BELOW)!!!! AND FOR ONCE - THIS LP REALLY WAS ONLY MADE IN THESE TINY AMOUNTS (UNLIKE OTHER LPs!), AND IT IS SO RARE THAT I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE THAT IT HAS EVER BEEN OFFERED FOR SALE PREVIOUSLY (APART FROM MY 1 PREVIOUS LISTING - AND I DEFINITELY HAVE NO OTHERS!)!!!!
AND FOR ONCE THE MUSIC IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING - AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING LPs I HAVE EVER HEARD (WITH TRACKS ON HERE SIMILAR TO NICK DRAKE - BUT FAR MORE PSYCHEDELIC!)!!!! ALMOST ALL THE SONGS ARE SELF PENNED - APART FROM A COVER OF THE DOORS 'LIGHT MY FIRE', AND THE MOST PSYCHEDELIC VERSION OF 'PARSLEY, SAGE, & THYME' I HAVE EVER HEARD - WHERE THEY USED EXACTLY THE SAME REVERB ECHO AS USED ON THE TRACK 'BARRICADES' BY THE KOOBAS!!!! AT LEAST 2 OR 3 SONGS ARE VERY MUCH IN THE STYLE OF NICK DRAKE (HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL!) - BUT WITH ADDED PSYCHEDELIC EFFECTS!!!! THERE IS ONE PURE FOLK-ROCK TRACK 'SUN SONG' - WHICH IS SIMPLY AWESOME!!!! AND THERE IS 1 TRACK ('CLEAR INFUSION') THAT IS PURE HEAVY PSYCH - LADEN WITH PSYCHEDELIC EFFECTS FROM START TO FINISH!!!! AND MOST OF THE TRACKS ARE PRECEEDED BY SHORT PSYCHEDELIC 30 SECOND TUNES OR EFFECTS - MUCH IN THE STYLE OF 'OVER THE HILLS' BY ST STEVEN, OR THE WHO 'SELL OUT'!!!! AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ACID FOLK / PSYCH LP - AND QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE ALL TIME RAREST LPs EVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE - EVER!!!!
AND OF COURSE, SOME PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER I SOLD ONE OF THESE 2 OR 3 WEEKS AGO. AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS I WAS CONTACTED BY SOMEONE WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE MAKING OF THIS LP!!!! AND HE CONFIRMED A LOT OF THE DETAILS I WAS MISSING IN MY PREVIOUS LISTING (SUCH AS THE TRACKLISTING FOR EXAMPLE!)!!!! I ALSO ACQUIRED ANOTHER COPY FROM HIM DIRECTLY!!!! AND HE INDEED CLARIFIED THAT ONLY 5 OR 10 COVERS WERE EVER MADE, AND HE ONLY RECIEVED A DISC HIMSELF. OF COURSE, AT THE TIME HE DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT - BUT A FEW YEARS LATER HE BORROWED A COVER, AND HAD HIS OWN COVER PROFESSIONALLY MADE TO GO WITH THIS LP (YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE COVER HAS SOME AGE TO IT!). SO ESSENTIALLY THIS COVER IS 'ORIGINAL' AS IT WAS MADE BY ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS THEMSELVES (A FEW YEARS AFTER THE LP WAS MADE) - EXACTLY LIKE THE 'STAPLED' COVER VARIATION!!!! AND CLEARLY THE COVER HAS SOME AGE TO IT - WITH LAMINATE GLAZING, LAMINATE LIFTING ETC, WHICH FITS IN TO WHAT HE TOLD ME. AND ACTUALLY THIS FULLY LAMINATED COVER IS A MAJOR BONUS - AS IT ACTUALLY FITS INTO A RECORD RACK (UNLIKE THE STAPLED VERSION WHICH IS MASSIVELY OVERSIZED!)!!!! AND OBVIOUSLY THE DISC IS THE 100% GENIUNE 1969 UK FIRST & ONLY PRESSING - WITH THE STAMPED 'FP+101' MATRIXES (SEE ABOVE!)!!!! THIS LP IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE ALL TIME RAREST ACID FOLK PSYCH LP YOU WILL EVER SEE - AND THE CHANCES OF EVER FINDING ANOTHER ONE AGAIN, IS VIRTUALLY ZERO!!!!
SO FROM HIS INFORMATION (AS CLOSE AS HE COULD REMEMBER!) THE TRACK LISTING IS:-
SIDE 1:- 1) MUSIC BOX (INTRO) 2) FUN PALACE 3) SCARBOROUGH FAIR 4) LOVE IN THE SUMMER 5) LIGHT MY FIRE 6) FAIRGROUND 7) SUN SONG (THIS IS THE TRACK I PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT WAS CALLED 'HIPPY SIDEWALK')
SIDE 2 - 1) MOTHER DUCK 2) THE SADIST 3) AIR PLANE 4) SONG FROM NOWHERE 5) THINGS WE SAID 6) THE SAD CLOWN 7) CLEAR INFUSION 8) LETTER FROM AFAR 9) MUSIC BOX (REPRISE)
THE RARITY OF THIS LP IN DETAIL!!!!
A REALLY GOOD INDICATOR OF HOW RARE AN LP REALLY IS - IS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE FIRST ONE HAS BEEN LISTED. FOR EXAMPLE, A FEW YEARS AGO AN LP CALLED 'CAPTAIN MARRYAT' WAS FIRST LISTED AND SOLD FOR £3000. HOWEVER, STRAIGHT AFTER PEOPLE REALISED HOW RARE THIS LP WAS, QUITE A FEW OTHER COPIES APPEARED FOR SALE (NO DOUBT IN PEOPLES COLLECTIONS OR DEALER STOCKS), AND THE PRICE IMMEDIATELY DROPPED DOWN TO A LOW POINT OF £700 - AS PEOPLE REALISED IT JUST WASNT AS RARE AS FIRST THOUGHT. HOWEVER, WITH THIS LP IT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY!!!! HAD THIS LP BEEN IN PEOPLES COLLECTIONS OR DEALER STOCKS, IT WOULD HAVE CERTAINLY APPEARED BY NOW - AFTER MY FIRST LISTING 2 WEEKS AGO. AND YET ONLY 1 COPY HAS SURFACED AROUND THE WORLD, AND IS LISTED AT AN INCREDIBLE £7500!!!! WHICH SHOWS YOU JUST EXACTLY HOW RARE THIS LP REALLY IS - WITH BARELY ANY LEFT IN EXISTENCE!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN GREAT CONDITION OVERALL (SEE BELOW) - AND CLEARLY HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE
PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK PRIVATE PRESSING ON THE 1ST
PRESS PRIVATE WHITE LABEL, 1ST PRESS 'BAND MEMBERS FINGER PRINTS & NAMES ON THE LABEL', 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE,AND FULLY LAMINATED COVER (MADE BY ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS HIMSELF ONLY A FEW YEARS AFTER RELEASE!)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING
OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK 1st Pressing from 1969
and is in GREAT condition overall!!!! The record is pressed on THICK
quality vinyl. The Cat. No is FP 101 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Private White label (see picture) and is a UKStereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos!)!!!!
The record labels are inSUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO
wear (apart from a TINY mark on 1 label), only VERY minor 'texturisation', ORIGINAL band members signatures & fingerprints, and only a few VERY light spindle marks!!!! IT IS
VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl
is in GREAT condition overall - and is still VERY bright & shiny looking indeed!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot
of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost
unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, only a few lines on either side, only 2 or 3 light scufflines, and only a VERYfew of the
lightestpaper scuffs only visible under light!!!! That said, this is still a HIGHLY presentable record - with absolutely NOTHING terrible AT ALL!!!! THE RECORD STILL
RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK!!!! The record plays with NO skips, only a few light clicks (though mostly NONE!), NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! Common to many private pressings from this period, it does have some audible background sound (as expected on this private pressing)!!!! There is however, NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The record
mustgrade Good+ (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not better - and is still a very VERY presentable record indeed!!!! And PLEASE NOTE that I have definitely NOT overgraded on account of this records rarity - I have been very VERY strict indeed!!!! However, unlike other records which make come up again - the chances of EVER finding another one is VIRTUALLY ZERO!!!! AND THIS WILL SURELY BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO OWN ONE!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC
grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!!
The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in
SUPERB condition!!!! The FULLY Laminated Cover (made by a band member himself!) isin BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, a thin line of laminate lifting along the spinal edge, NO splits, shiny laminate, only 2 or 3 TINY indentations, NO rips, NO tears, only VERY slight corner wear (with some evidence of 'tipping in'), barely ANY creases(cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge isbeautifully straight
with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the laminated back of the
coveris in BRILLIANT condition withNO grubbyness, a few TINY laminate lifts to the VERY edges, and NO writing!!!! The
cover must grade Very Good++++ if notbetter!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS IS ONE LP YOU ARE ALMOST CERTAIN NEVER EVER TO SEE AGAIN!!!! I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE THAT IT HAS EVER BEEN PREVIOUSLY SOLD ANYWHERE (APART FROM MY 1 PREVIOUS COPY - AND I DEFINITELY HAVE NO OTHERS!) - AND IS ONE OF THE MOST WANTED LPs IN EXISTENCE!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY
RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLETO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1969 UK PRIVATE 1ST PRESSING OF "FUN PALACE" BY MUSIC BOX!!!! Dontforgetto take a look at allmy other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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