Title : Cressida - Selftitled Debut
Label & year : Original Vertigo VO 7 LP , UK Stereo 1969 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 847904 1Y//1 v 420 1 1 , Side B : 847904 2Y//1 v 420 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE PROG CLASSIC AND ONE OF THE VERY FIRST AND RAREST VERTIGO LP’S EVER RELEASED!!! A TRUE DAY OF RELEASE “PHILIPS” CREDIT EXAMPLE OF THIS PHENOMENALLY RARE ROCK CLASSIC!!! SOLD NEXT TO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - PHENOMENALLY HARD TO FIND!!! AND NOT ONLY THAT, IT SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME TOO!!! ONE OF THE VERY RAREST AND BEST VERTIGO LP'S, AND VERY HIGHLY REGARDED BY COLLECTORS FOR IT’S TRULY MAGNIFICENTLY GREAT MUSIC!!! Don't miss out on this incredible piece of prog history - bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1969 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 day-of-release "Philips" credit swirly Vertigo labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with NO real signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this hasn't had too much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 48 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1969 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks GREAT with NO really nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just some light wispy sleeve traces, a few mild hairlines and age marks, and just a small amount of cosmetic non-sounding and unfeelable scuffs (only visible in direct angled light) mostly caused from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes really interfere with play AT ALL thanks to the deeply pressed quality!!! BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall as Very 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 BRILLIANTLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds AWESOME with NO hisses, hops, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just a mere touch of the lightest crackle here and there, only a few light ticks in few and far between places and just the merest hint of frequency crackle on only the very rarest of occasions (barely any - truly minimal and takes a well trained ear to notice), and just a hint of low level ultra light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections like the run in grooves and between some tracks e.t.c, but it TRULY doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! And that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast majority of the music is ultra clear and sounds ABSOLUTELY AWESOME with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from 1st Press UK vinyl!!! An outstanding listen! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the very 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 UK 1st press 1969 unlaminated gatefold sleeve complete with original swirly inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn with HEAVY wear due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT too bad at all, and looks really well, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO graffiti OR writing, NO splits OR overly excessive wear, and still strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few signs of usual ageing such as some minor ringwear and signs of general light ink rubbing and ageing in places (INCREDIBLY common with this sleeve - minimal compared to most), some creasing here and there and some whitening to the seams from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (absolutely NO splits whatsoever), some denting/rounding 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 the most minor negatives I can find, but this is still a BRILLIANT sleeve, and it's a TRUE rarity to find one as strong, vibrant and as together as this - most have been virtually destroyed, really heavily worn, or are just about being held in one piece, but not this one!!! It remains strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall as Very Good minus!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A FANTASTIC sounding example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic original 1969 Vertigo day of release UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS SONICALLY AWESOME 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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