Title : David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
Label & year : Original Mercury 6338 041 LP , UK Stereo IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1971 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 6338041 1Y//1 v 420 1 1 , Side B : 6338041 2Y//1 v 420 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENALLY RARE LP AND A STUNNING ALBUM!!! POSSIBLY THE VERY RAREST COMERCIALLY RELEASED BOWIE LP OUT THERE, AND EASILY THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER!!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME SOUNDING EXAMPLE WITH FANTASTIC EARLIEST EVER SUPER FRAGILE WITHDRAWN TEXTURED DRESS SLEEVE!!! ALMOST ALWAYS COMPLETELY TORN, WORN AND RAVAGED - NOT THE CASE HERE!!! OUTSTANDING!!!
WHEN THIS ORIGINALLY CAME OUT, CAPTAIN BOWIE WAS VERY LITTLE KNOWN - THIS DRESS SLEEVE SOLD NEXT TO NOTHING WHATSOEVER AND WAS QUICKLY WITHDRAWN AND SWIFTLY REISSUED IN A MORE COMMERCIAL SLEEVE WITHIN MERE MONTHS OF RELEASE!!! WAY AHEAD OF IT’S TIME!!! THE WORLD AND MOST RECORD STORES WEREN’T QUITE READY FOR THE MAN IN DRAG!!! THIS IS ONE THAT YOU TRUE BOWIE FANS AND COLLECTORS MUST NOT LET PASS YOU BY - Don’t miss out on this iconic UNBELIEVABLY RARE withdrawn masterpiece, bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1971 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 Mercury labels!!! Both sides are GREAT with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has some spindle marking from general use over the years!!! GREAT for a 48 year old record!!! Both must grade overall as Good+++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1971 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks GREAT for it's age with NO nasty deep scratches whatsoever, and NO deep groove-breaking vicious scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few light scuff marks, a few hairlines and age marks here and there, and just some of the usual light wispy sleeve traces (only visible in direct angled light) from general use and where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! On a modern, thin LP, these marks would possibly be obvious upon play, but because this is such a fantastic thick quality 1st pressing, it plays fine with no trouble AT ALL!!! Used, but definitely GREAT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall at least as 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 AWESOMELY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds GREAT with NO hops, distortion, sticks, or skips!!! Only (like pretty much all records) has low level surface noise in places such as on the run in grooves, a few light ticks here and there on rare occasions, and just a touch of ULTRA mild and light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections, but it doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! A hugely enjoyable listen - The music is TRULY loud and clear with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the least as Very Good+++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original 1971 UK 1st Press unlaminated WITHDRAWN textured dress sleeve complete with original unsplit 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 nasty marks AT ALL, NO writing OR graffiti, and still ultra strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has some minor usual signs of general light ageing such as just a small amount of ultra light creases and the merest hint of a record imprint, only a small amount of incredibly mild ink rubbing and a miniscule amount of ultra minor storage spots in few and far between places of the remarkably clean unlaminated back (truly minimal), a mild touch of minor rubbing/whitening to parts of the seams from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (absolutely nothing drastic whatsoever), a touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's 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 every minor negative I can possibly find, but this remains a FANTASTIC sleeve and a SERIOUS rarity to find one as absolutely awesome 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 almost completely readable!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : An AWESOME example with of this PHENOMENALLY RARE classic original 1971 WITHDRAWN Stereo Mercury OUTSTANDING Dress Sleeve UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS OUTSTANDING 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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