Title : David Bowie - Selftitled
Label & year : Original Philips SBL 7912 LP , UK Stereo IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1969 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 852146 1Y//2* 1 1 , Side B : 852146 2Y//2 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENALLY RARE LP AND A STUNNING ALBUM!!! THIS IS POSSIBLY THE VERY RAREST COMERCIALLY RELEASED BOWIE LP OUT THERE!!! IT CERTAINLY SEEMS TO TURN UP LESS OFTEN THAN THE DRESS SLEEVE!!! TO FIND ONE IN SUCH INCREDIBLE CONDITION IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE, BUT YOU'RE LOOKING AT SUCH AN EXAMPLE RIGHT HERE!!! BARELY PLAYED WITH A STUNNING SLEEVE AND OUTSTANDING AUDIO!!! AN ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS EXAMPLE!!! WHAT AN ANTIQUE!!!
WHEN THIS ORIGINALLY CAME OUT, CAPTAIN BOWIE WAS VIRTUALLY A COMPLETE UNKNOWN AND AS A RESULT, THIS SOLD NEXT TO NOTHING WHATSOEVER!!! A REAL SHAME, AS THIS LP IS UTTERLY INCREDIBLE - THIS FIRST VERSION OF SPACE ODDITY WHICH KICKS IT OFF FRIES MY BRAIN COMPLETELY!!! AN ASTONISHING PIECE OF MUSIC!!! THIS IS ONE THAT YOU TRUE BOWIE FANS AND COLLECTORS MUST NOT LET PASS YOU BY - Don’t miss out on this STUNNING example of an impossibly rare masterpiece, bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1969 UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
Classic UK 1st Press black and silver Philips labels!!! Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play at all!!! FANTASTIC for a 47 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent+!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1969 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks INCREDIBLE with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off perfection are just one or two BARELY VISIBLE totally non-sounding cosmetic scuffs, the merest ghost of bag rash to rare parts of side A (totally cosmetic with zero impact on audio), a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only one or two ULTRA light non sounding hairlines from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes affect play AT ALL!!! PHENOMENAL for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good++++!!! (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 hisses, hops, distortion, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just a small amount of ultra light ticks on the very rarest of occasions, and possibly just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near 100% black silence, but with that bass, depth, clarity and warmth you can only get from original UK vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING 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)
Original 1969 UK 1st Press unlaminated gatefold sleeve complete with original inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO real dulling or discolouration (PHENOMENAL for this age-prone sleeve!!!), NO writing, NO graffiti, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a TINY amount of ULTRA light signs of ageing such as a miniscule amount of ultra light creases and the very slightest surface rubbing from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (truly minimal), just a tiny amount of the lightest whitening to very rare parts of the seams from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (barely anything), the very vaguest signs of the mildest ink rubbing in few and far between places (next to nothing - PHENOMENAL for this unlaminated sleeve!!!), the merest touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage sleeves 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 is an OUTSTANDING sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as utterly incredible as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at the very least as Excellent minus!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A FANTASTIC scarcely played example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic original 1969 CLASSIC Stereo Philips UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY INCREDIBLE AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET 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!!!
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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 from the 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 wear and will play fantastically well with 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!
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