VG EX The Velvet Underground Nico White Label Promo Mono Andy Warhol Psych LP - rare vinyl collector item

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VG/EX- The Velvet Underground & Nico White Label Promo Mono Andy Warhol Psych LP

VGEX The Velvet Underground  Nico White Label Promo Mono Andy Warhol Psych LP
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04 Dec 2017
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Palo Alto, California

Item Description

About This Record. This is an original MONO USA Verve Records white label promo wlp copy of The Velvet Underground’s first LP released in 1967 entitled “The Velvet Underground and Nico” with the banana (removed) cover designed by Andy Warhol. This LP receives an R5 rarity rating from Vernon Joynson as it is extremely rare and sounds better than the lighter stock vinyl version. The front cover has a Rare promo sticker ("D.J. Samples Promotion Copies") and the back cover has the uncensored upside down Eric Emerson “torso” that was later airbrushed out like on my stock stereo version of this VU LP I also have for sale. The banana has been removed. This West Coast wlp is the Rarest and most sought after format of VU’s first LP (or any of their LPs for that matter), as only 50 were pressed, and lore has it that they were distributed by Andy Warhol himself. That’s why you see a fair number of Yellow Label Promos and only a handful of white label promo copies; the Yellow label East Coast promos must have had about 1000 pressed, versus fifty (50) for the white label promos.
This white label promo vinyl weighs 179 grams . . . about 30 grams more than the stock label version I have for sale. This is a keeper copy. I have owned four (4) other copies and this is the nicest of the bunch.
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Cover Condition: STRONG Very Good (VG) cover with three (3) inch top seam split at right; bottom seam with one (1) inch split and some shelf wear and just light ring wear (unlike most copies). Some minor corner dings, and light age wear and part of the spine is scraped at the bottom corner. The Banana was peeled off. The Eric Emerson upside down torso looks great and is uncensored. There are some chips in the part of the gatefold cover that does not open and house the vinyl, but runs parallel with the opening for the vinyl. Some light age stains on back lower left corner, and some corner rubs. The rare “D.J. Samples Promotional copies” sticker is in nice shape with no tears, just age wear. Please see my photos! I did not take them for fun and frolic.
Vinyl Condition: Excellent Minus (EX-) keeper copy. Visually it appears VG+ to EX and plays inbetween or better, but like all copies there is a touch of background noise between the opening songs, and at the beginning/end of them. No problems other than a few random pops. There are no scratches or stylus marks of any concern. This is pretty much impossible to upgrade.
Labels. Near Mint (NM) labels. These White Label Promo Labels are very important and these have no writing on them. Please see photos of both labels.
Inserts: Comes with original Verve Records Factory innersleeve that I found with this LP when I acquired it, but No Worries! ThisLP also comes KL Audio Ultrasonic cleaned in a new rice-paper style sleeve.
Packaging. I place the vinyl in a new sleeve after cleaning it on my KL Audio Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine, and place the cover and the separately packed vinyl in at least one if not two plastic innersleeves that help protect against moisture damage during this cool record transition to your record collection. I use sturdy cardboard containers with real corners and pack with at least two insert stiffeners, and I place stickers on the front and back of the package indicating “Do Not Bend” and/or “Fragile” or something like that to help facilitate a safe passage.
Shipping and Payment. PayPal only. I ship promptly worldwide; sometimes the automatic eBay invoice does not have accurate shipping if you buy more than one LP, so ignore the automatic invoice and email me and ask for an invoice. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Please add sales tax!
Refunds. I offer full a full refund including shipping both ways if for whatever reason you are not happy with your purchase.