HAYMARKET SQUARE LP
CHAPARRAL RECORDS # CRM 201
One of the real Holy Grail pieces of Psych vinyl. The LP we are offering here is an absolute original private label pressing of this hard to find record album, released in 1968. This record album recently surfaced after having been in storage in Nashville, Tennessee for many years.
If you look at the Discogs website, the version we have here is the first one in the list, listed as:
"TITLE (FORMAT)" Magic Lantern (LP, Album)
"LABEL" Chaparral (2)
COVER: The cover is very nicely preserved. The cover consists of a plain white jacket, somewhat thicker than you find nowadays, with color inserts slightly smaller than the jacket itself neatly adhered to the front and back. The jacket style is unusual, and the jacket itself has no seam splitting, nice and crisp edges, and three great corners. The bottom right corner edge has a small ding and a small rub. There are some areas along the bottom edge with light staining. The attached color inserts still have vivid color and look great overall. If you look closely there is a small amount of light surface wear and a few light rubs just here and there. The insert attached to the back has a handful of very small chips toward the bottom on the extreme left edge, so small it would be hard to accurately measure, and we do not know if the insert was this way when the record was manufactured or if this occurred later. We are grading this cover a nice EX.
VINYL: We carefully played some of both sides of this LP to see how it sounded. The record looks like it has had very little play, and it plays very well and has a good strong sound. The record shows some visible cosmetic surface marking from the paper inner sleeve being against it for so many years, and interestingly the original inner sleeve (which we are including) had a fold in the bottom left corner when it was originally inserted into the cover and you can see a section of surface marking on Side A of the record itself in the shape of the fold. Visibly, this record grades about VG+, but it plays better. There are no marks on either side anywhere close to being able to be felt on the LP. Also, the record has a very light warp, which in no way affects play. The LP weights 160 grams.
DEAD WAX (Side 1): 201 A
DEAD WAX (Side 2): 201 B
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