On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by Music Box called "Fun Palace" and is an ORIGINAL 1969 UK 1st Pressing on the 1st Press PRIVATELY PRESSED label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS QUITE SIMPLY THE RAREST & MOST SOUGHT AFTER ACID FOLK / PSYCH RARITIES EVER MADE!!!! IT IS EVEN RARER & MORE SOUGHT AFTER THAN 'COMPLEX', 'TOUCHSTONE' OR 'FLEETING GLANCE'!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! ONLY AROUND 10-20 COPIES WERE EVER MADE OF THIS LP - STRICTLY FOR BAND MEMBERS / FRIENDS ONLY, AND NO DOUBT IN THE HOPE OF SHOWING TO RECORD COMPANIES TO SECURE A CONTRACT. IT WAS NEVER SOLD ELSEWHERE, AND WAS NEVER SOLD AT CONCERTS OR GIGS. MADE STRICTLY FOR THE BAND ONLY!!!! NOT ONLY THAT, BUT MOST OF THESE ONLY HAD A PHOTOCOPIED COVER, OR WERE IN A PLAIN COVER WITH JUST THE DISC. HOWEVER THIS ONE COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL 'SILK SCREEN' PRINTED COVER - AND WAS HAND PUT TOGETHER BY THE BAND!!!! ESSENTIALLY THE COVER WAS DESIGNED BY A BAND MEMBER, PRIVATELY PRINTED IN TWO PARTS, AND STAPLED TOGETHER AROUND THE EDGES BY BAND MEMBERS THEMSELVES TO MAKE UP THE COVER!!!! AND FOR ONCE - THIS LP REALLY WAS ONLY MADE IN THESE TINY AMOUNTS (UNLIKE OTHER LPs!), AND IT IS SO RARE THAT I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE THAT IT HAS EVER BEEN OFFERED FOR SALE PREVIOUSLY!!!!
AND FOR ONCE THE MUSIC IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING - AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING LPs I HAVE EVER HEARD (WITH TRACKS ON HERE SIMILAR TO NICK DRAKE - BUT FAR MORE PSYCHEDELIC!)!!!! ALMOST ALL THE SONGS ARE SELF PENNED - APART FROM A COVER OF THE DOORS 'LIGHT MY FIRE', AND THE MOST PSYCHEDELIC VERSION OF 'PARSLEY, SAGE, & THYME' I HAVE EVER HEARD - WHERE THEY USED EXACTLY THE SAME REVERB ECHO AS USED ON THE TRACK 'BARRICADES' BY THE KOOBAS!!!! AT LEAST 2 OR 3 SONGS ARE VERY MUCH IN THE STYLE OF NICK DRAKE (HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL!) - BUT WITH ADDED PSYCHEDELIC EFFECTS!!!! THERE IS ONE PURE FOLK-ROCK TRACK 'HIPPY SIDEWALK' - WHICH IS SIMPLY AWESOME!!!! AND THERE IS 1 TRACK THAT IS PURE HEAVY PSYCH - LADEN WITH PSYCHEDELIC EFFECTS FROM START TO FINISH!!!! AND MOST OF THE TRACKS ARE PRECEEDED BY SHORT PSYCHEDELIC 30 SECOND TUNES OR EFFECTS - MUCH IN THE STYLE OF 'OVER THE HILLS' BY ST STEVEN, OR THE WHO 'SELL OUT'!!!! AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ACID FOLK / PSYCH LP - AND QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE ALL TIME RAREST LPs EVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE - EVER!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN GREAT CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK PRIVATE PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS PRIVATE WHITE LABEL, 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE, AND 1ST PRESS 'SILK SCREEN' HAND MADE 'STAPLED' COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK 1st Pressing from 1969 and is in GREAT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is FP 101 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Private White label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos!)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, only VERY minor 'texturisation', NO writing, 2 fingerprints, and only a few VERY light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is in GREAT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, only a few MEGA light hairlines, only 2 or 3 visible (but completely NON sounding!) scufflines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO skips, barely ANY clicks, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY slight background sound in places (as expected on this private pressing)!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The record must grade Very Good (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not better - and is still a very VERY decent record indeed!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Stapled' Cover (hand made by the band) is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO splits, NO sticker marks, some minor 'touching in' to the edges, NO sticker tears, NO rubbing, only slight corner wear, NO rips, NO tears, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking!), NO ringwear, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the back of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO grubbyness, NO ringwear, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL (virtually ZERO!), barely ANY yellowing, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good+ if not better!!!! THIS IS ONE LP YOU ARE ALMOST CERTAIN NEVER EVER TO SEE AGAIN!!!! I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE THAT IT HAS EVER BEEN PREVIOUSLY SOLD ANYWHERE - AND IS ONE OF THE MOST WANTED LPs IN EXISTENCE!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1969 UK PRIVATE 1ST PRESSING OF "FUN PALACE" BY MUSIC BOX, IN GREAT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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