Format: 33 RPM
Country: USA, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Vinyl Condition: VG+ ***Please Read!***
We have been selling rare records for over 20 years. Always aim to grade conservatively and hope you are pleasantly surprised.
NICE shine / luster. Side 1 DOES HAVE A SCRATCH ON IT. I played it on a Pioneer PL-400 turntable with a diamond tipped needle. The scratch definitely makes a "pop" or a "click" as it goes by but it DID NOT SKIP for me. I do not know if this side would potentially skip on a different turntable / needle. The rest of the record plays just fine with some static and probably would benefit from a professional cleaning, which I always leave to the new owner's method of choice.
Without this scratch on side 1, which is very visible in the picture, some might dare grade this record EX or higher. I still would always err on the side of caution and conservative grading (which has garnered us 100% pos fdbk primarily selling records, not easy to do) and stick with a VG+ grading. Some might go so far as to grade this record lower based on the scratch.
To me, at higher volume levels, it's not a huge deal. To others demanding perfection from rare records, it may be a big deal.
I am simply trying to describe this as best I can.
We all know this is one of the rarest and most desirable LP's to collect. So, if you are uncertain, please bid based on collectibility.
It has always been our policy to not accept returns. Please keep this in mind when bidding.
Please excuse the glare in some photos. Reflection of light.
Cover Condition: Gatefold is strong. Slight corner dings and minor shelf wear. Cover is very clean for this LP, but not perfect. Spine is very legible. Lower part of spine at gatefold has some noticeable wear, please view pictures. Overall, as you can see from all the pictures, nice & clean compared to most for this particular record.
Please view ALL pictures and ask questions if you have any prior to bidding.
Comes with plain white inner sleeve and new plastic protective sleeve.
Catalog #: V-5008
3.99 shipping in new custom record mailer box for contiguous 48 United States only. International friends we go through the global shipping program. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico please await an at-cost shipping quote. Thank you.
Record you see is the record you get - Always.
I always recommend a professional cleaning, and have found it best to leave that to the new owner's method of choice.
I am a private collector who is slowly unloading records from my own personal collection. They have all been amassed over the years and always stored in a cool, dry, smoke-free & pet-free, kid-free environment. I will always do my best to describe the condition of a record, but as most of you know grading vinyl is up for interpretation (with the exception of sealed records) and opinions can vary from person to person. Below is the system I will be using to grade 33&1/3 (Lp) record(s).
Mint (M) or Still Sealed (SS)
??Basically means that it is as good as new, literally. The vinyl has to look new and sound as though it was never played, and the cover has to look untouched. Personally, I refuse to grade any record “Mint” unless it is still factory sealed – just on a matter of principle. ???
Near Mint (NM)
Vinyl is near perfect, as if it were just opened. At most, a light scuff appears on the record, but it should play without any noise or skips. The record sleeve should also be near perfect with only minor signs of wear. There should be no outline sleeve.
Excellent (EX or VG++)
Vinyl should still play with no skips. There can be some very minor surface scuffs, but they should not affect the sound quality to a great extent. The vinyl should still retain a nice shine. The record sleeve can have some minor ring wear but it should be mostly in good shape. Also, there can be some minor creases in the corners but no splits in the seams.???
Very Good+ ?(VG+)
This is the grading category where the quality of the sound is affected -- there will be some surface noise -- and the vinyl will show wear, including surface scuffs and some light scratches. On the cover, the corners may be slightly bent, but not broken. There may be wear to the seams but not tears or holes.???
Vinyl doesn't necessarily look good, but still plays well enough. Surface noise will probably be present, including pops and clicks. Vinyl possibly could skip. At higher volume levels, the music should overpower some pops and clicks present. There may be seam splitting, but not complete separation of the sleeve panels from each other. There will be noticeable ring wear on the cover, but the cover should for the most part still be in okay condition.???
Vinyl is well played and looks it. It will have substantial surface noise, pops and clicks. Loss of various parts of the dynamic range will occur due to worn grooves. This grade depends a lot on the owner and the type of records he or she collects. A rock record may still sound ok at a high volume, but quieter styles of music may be practically unlistenable. The record cover may have many problems including seam splits, tears, and writing on it.???
?Records described as fair (F) or Poor (P) are ones that are basically not listenable. Surface noise, skips and pops make hearing what's on the record nearly impossible, if not completely impossible. The cover is falling apart, torn, and has writing all over it. The only reason to keep it would be if the record is extremely rare. It’s sole purpose is to be a collection filler, not to be played.