CAMPOLI / MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH / LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / BOULT - " CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN IN E MINOR / SCOTTISH FANTASIA ", The Decca Record Company Ltd. (SXL 2026) Stereo, 1958.
Extremely rare, English stereo 1st Edition of this much sought after LP.
This first edition can be distinguished by the wideband labels with the groove and the "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" label text, plus the scalloped flip-back cover which is front laminated (no blueback variant exists for this LP). Also features matrix numbers ending in 1E/1E, confirming it's the Stan Goodall mastered, first pressing.
Professionally cleaned on my Moth record cleaning machine and put in a
new poly-lined inner sleeve (with the original retained to keep it
complete, of course - see photo).
VINYL = NEAR MINT (No scratches, groove damage, excessive surface
noise, distortion, etc. Clean labels with no proper spindle trails. Even under a bright grading lamp this LP is free from scratches or other visible damage. Plays very well indeed - strong,
clear and without interruption from clicks, crackle or any other damage associated with misuse or over use. There's a minute amount of surface noise in the pressing during the silent run-in, but once the music starts, it disappears and plays strong and clear without interuptions. Whilst not quite a mint or unplayed record (hence the Near Mint rather than Mint grading) this record only bears just the very slightest visual signs of having even been used before and then it's clearly only had very light use in it's lifetime and
has been very well cared for.
Note: for the purposes of this listing I
have tested this LP on my Linn LP12 Sondek turntable - generally this is
quite a critical test, but I must point out that I cannot guarantee
exactly how this LP will sound on your turntable - common sense for most... but then this is ebay!!!)
= EXCELLENT (No big creases, rips, tears, defacing, etc. In really good shape with a lovely sheen to it still. Has been stored in a plastic outer sleeve it's whole life. Only marked down a bit for a few very small creases in the laminate and some slight wear to the corners -
see photos for further
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