Jumble Lane (Holyground HG 115, 1971)
Side 1 stamper GCR14A2 (see photo) - Side 2 GCR14B
Holyground is a private record label started in 1965 and was owned and operated by the late Mike Levon in Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK.
Holyground vinyl LP recordings are greatly sought after by genuine collectors.
This is the rarest LP issued by this sought after UK private label, related to No. 9 Bread Street, A TO AUSTR, Astral Navigations and others from the Holyground catalogue, many of which are still available on CD.
There is a mix of styles with acid folk (some lovely female vocals), fuzzy acid rock and bizarre elements - a bit of an acid classic. Originally released in 1971 on the fabled Holyground label though recorded in 1969 -70 by students at Bretton Hall College of Education, one of whom later went onto work with Bill Nelson in his band which became Be Bop Deluxe.
Copies were issued in a plain white unprinted sleeve and only 99 copies made!
It is difficult to classify, but others have attempted this as follows;
Others have said of the LP;
"This is a real gem - Mixing elements of folk, jazz into a progressive and sometimes psychedelic stew, the album is brilliantly creative, sometimes surprising and a pleasure to listen to.
Of all the albums issued on the celebrated Holyground label, Jumble Lane (released in a run of 99 copies) is certainly the strangest.
Jumble Lane was not really a band per se, but a collective of musicians from a Yorkshire college, working in various permutations on the different tracks (a little like York Pop Music Project), which may explain the schizophrenic overall sound.
The album opens with a couple of excellently played classical guitar themes, but quickly enters much weirder waters, trawling through folk, heavy psychedelia, blues, skiffle and even lounge (a quarter of a century before it became fashionable), mixing them up in increasingly bizarre combinations."
Because it is rare and very collectable there is, naturally, a reserve price but don't let this put you off if you are a serious collector.
The whereabouts of most of the other LP's from this limited edition of 99 is unknown so it may be said to be almost unique - and it could be your prize!
It will be well packed, insured and sent FREE by Royal Mail Special delivery to any UK address.
However, overseas postage will be at actual cost.
Thanks for taking an interest.On 19-Jul-17 at 16:24:20 BST, seller added the following information:
Many thanks for all your messages. There does seem to be a huge amount of interest in this mega-rare Holyground record and many are asking whether I will consider selling privately or asking for a 'buy-it-now' amount.
Clearly, the auction has to run its course to be fair to everyone who is interested, so at the end of the auction someone is going to get an absolute treasure, which is securely packed and ready for onward transmission to the new owner.
Let's be clear about one thing though, whatever the final cost, it will be a sound investment for the future, for as the serious collectors know, due to it's rarity, the value of this record can only appreciate.