Selling on behalf of a friend, this is the incredibly rare 1969 UK Atlantic press of the classic debut LP by Led Zeppelin with the original TURQUOISE lettered sleeve which is in great condition!!Please respect that I will not consider ANY offers.
Cat no. - 588171
Matrix nos. - 588171 A//1 1 1 and 588171 B//1 1 ? (difficult to make out other stamp)
Mothers / stampers - NONE
VINYL - G/VG - There is a long light / moderate mark running across the A side (see picture) and a couple more that are noticeable too, there are a couple of small feelable scratches. The B side is less marked, although there are still a few light marks to be seen. Both sides retain a reasonable sheen.
LABELS - EX - Clean labels are pretty much unmarked, just some light spindle marks either side.
AUDIO - G/VG - Side 1, track 1 - there are a couple of light ticks 2/3 of the way in, rest of track plays ok, light crack and odd light tick or pop. Track 2 - there are a few light ticks / crackle at the start, about halfway through there are some repeating light clicks for around 30 secs, about 2/3 in there are a few clicks on the quieter bit, a couple of quite heavy ones, then some light clicks thereafter. Track 3 - Some light crackle, the odd light click here and there, Track 4 is very similar to track 3.Side 2, Track 1 - There are some heavy clicks at the start that continue for around 30 secs fading into some lighter clicks, about 1/3 in there are about 10 moderate repeating clicks, all other times some light crackle, odd light tick or pop. Track 2 has a couple of clicks at the beginning and again at the end, otherwise ok. Track 3 plays well bar a few clicks toward the end of the track, a couple of heavier ones too. Tracks 4 and 5 play well, just some light crackle and the odd tick or pop.
I have tried to be as accurate as possible with the play grade. There are no skips / sticking at all and bar the aforementioned issues playback is quite reasonable if you can put up with the clicks here and there.
SLEEVE - EX - The best thing (and probably the most important) is the the Turquoise lettered sleeve is in very nice condition indeed. A few light crescent creases / general small light creases / marks to the front and rear surface only, a light score mark (see pictures) at the bottom of the rear side and slight wear to the corners (as pictured) There is no de-lamination, the surfaces are shiny and bright, the spine is strong and clean, no real signs of feathering on the opening. In general - really nice all round condition
The album has been cleaned on the latest HANSS ACOUSTICS cleaning machine
All listings will run to the end, no offers please.
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A note on Postage:
Firstly, please allow extra time for arrival as I am only able to post once per week due to the risks with my wife contracting the virus and also I am expecting delays with postal services worldwide due the the outbreak.
All costs are based on expected value for postal insurance cover - if the item sells for less than expected then postage will be adjusted accordingly either by new invoice or refund after payment.
POSTAGE WILL ALWAYS BE CHARGED AT MINIMUM POSSIBLE BUT WILL ALWAYS BE HIGH ENOUGH TO COVER THE FULL VALUE OF THE ITEM. WHERE SIGNED FOR IS STATED THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL AND IS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES.
Please contact post sale if there any issues.