Original 1970 UK FIRST PRESSING.
CAT. NUMBER STL 5540 886 788 TY
Matrix number side 1 886788 1Y// 1 420 1 1
Matrix number side 2 886788 2Y// 1 420 1 1 1
FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE.
THIS IS A TRUE PROG MONSTER AND RARE BEYOND BELIEF !!!!This is an original UK first pressing of one of the most highly prized progressive rockrecords ever released in the UK and it is also a FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALErecord which means it will be one of the very FIRST copies they ever pressed !
Factory sample records are pressed in tiny numbers because they are onlypressed as a quality control exercise. You may only ever see one FACTORY SAMPLE record to every couple of HUNDRED of the stock copies of this LP they everpressed. So only a tiny handful of these were ever pressed this is a serious, SERIOUSLY rare UK ORIGINAL of an already impossible record to locate.
Once the manufacturer is happy with the quality of the product then the go ahead is given to press the STOCK COPIES to be sent out to the record shops for sale.
What a great sleeve. A shot of a native American or REDSKIN crying tears of blood !(I believe at the time they were given the racial slur and called RED DIRT by the cowboys) . To me this is not a prog rock LP, it is simply a rock LP and it is one of the best rock LP`sever made . Track after track of magnificent music, how this group are not massiveis a crime.
The none gate fold laminated sleeve is in EXCELLENT condition throughout.Very slight ring ware to the back the slightest corner ding bottom left, all other corners are sharp. The spine is in EXCELLENT condition and all spinal writings can be read clearly. The original inner sleeve is here and also EXCELLENT.
Side one of the vinyl is BEAUTIFUL . There are no spindle trails to side one and thelabel is lovely and clean and bares the factory sticker saying FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE. The highest luster sheen to side one with hardly anything visible under normal house lighting. Under a spot light there are a few ultra lite hairlines. But nothing thataffects the playback and the play of this CORKER is incredible. A rich warm sound that you only get from original 1970`s vinyl. Side one plays entirely with no problems at all.
Side two the label also bare the factory sticker stating FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE .This label only shows a couple of spindle trails. Again it has a beautiful sheen and only whentilted in the light you can see the lightest hairlines put there from removing the recordfrom its paper inner sleeve over the last 48 years. The vinyl grades as EXCELLENT condition.This side also plays exquisitely with no problemsto report.You can wait years for one of these to come along. For a FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALEpressing to show up.....This is a truly IMPOSSIBLE find. In 40 years of seriously collectingI have never seen another one of these ! This is a rare rare, RARE OPPORTUNITYfor the HARDEST OF THE HARD of you record collectors to put a real JEWEL in the crown of your collection !
What a centerpiece !!!
RED DIRT by RED DIRT.
FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE !!!!
PUSH THE BOAT OUT FOR THIS ONE.
THIS IS A CRACKER !!!!!
A PENNY START AND NO RESERVE !!!!!!
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All my records are housed in Mobile Fidelity Mastering Sleeves.This prevents further paper scuffs marking the vinyl when removing the record from the original inner sleeve and prolongs the conditionof the original inner sleeve .