About This Record. This is a first press USA original 1970 copy of Damon's LP entitled "Song of a Gypsy" that was released in 1970 in a VERY limited edition of 100 original copies. This is one of the BEST and Rarest and most important LPs on the planet. Good Luck . . .This is the very very first pressing with the black and white art cover (not the second pressing gatefold). These rarely turn up and this is as close as you can get to a keeper copy as these things go . . . Psych Folk Records don't get much weirder or better than this!, and the recording sound is superb and haunting. Also see my other Ya Ho Wa for sale that will make your pets bark as well. This LP has the HIGHEST ratings from Brothers Pokora, Acid Archives, and Vernon Joynson.
I will include a copy of a cool email exchange I had with Damon before he passed away for the lucky buyer if you remind me!
SORRY International Buyers: Shipping MUST be TRACKED so that means Express Mail at $100 or thereabouts . . . If I have sold many records to you before and we know each other, I might agree to a lesser shipping standard but not likely with this LP!
My Grading: SEALED / NM/ EX (+/-) / VG+ / VG (+/-) / G+/ G /Fair / Nail on the wall
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I offer full refund including shipping both ways (for USA and foreign buyers in case for some wildly strange reason you might be unhappy with this purchase). Comes cleaned on my KL Audio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner and placed in a new dust-free sleeve for your grandchildren. And at least one plastic sleeves for moisture protection (for you and me).
Cover Condition: Very Good (VG) cover with some splitting (3-4 inches or so) on the top right seam; some splitting on the bottom seam at right (about two inches), and some flaking on the spine. Age wear (brown spotting) on the cover (mainly the back cover) along with some smudges. No writing on cover. Corner rubs and wear and minor dings. Just light ring wear (which plagued these LPs). Please see all my Photos. I didn't take them for fun and frolic.
Vinyl Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+) vinyl. Tracks A3 and B4 play more like VG, but the rest plays VG+ to EX. Light background noise here and there, but no serious damage at all. Each side has a number of light stylus marks and paper marks, but plays great with just a little background noise here and there.
Labels. Excellent (EX) labels because of spine marks; no writing or stickers. Please see photos of all labels.
Inserts: Comes cleaned on my KL Audio Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine and in a new rice paper sleeve equivalent.
Packaging. I clean all vinyl on my KL Audio Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine and place it in a new innersleeve so the old dust does not reattach; but I also include the innersleeve that came with the LP if it is the original. I separate the vinyl in its new sleeve after cleaning from the cover, and place the cover and the separately packed vinyl in at least one if not two plastic innersleeves that help protect against moisture damage during this cool records transition to your record collection. I use sturdy carboard containers with real corners and pack with at least two insert stiffeners, and I place neon stickers on the front and back of the package indicating “Do Not Bend” and/or “Fragile” or something like that to help facilitate a safe passage.
Shipping and Payment. PayPal only. I ship promptly worldwide; sometimes the automatic eBay invoice does not have accurate shipping if you buy more than one LP, so if you are unsure email me and ask for an invoice. . . . I offer full refund on this record including shipping both ways, unless you live outside North America in which case I will refund you shipping one way unless I made a mistake which I sometimes do because I am only human.. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Please add sales tax!