Title : David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Label & year : Original RCA Victor SF 8244 LP , UK Stereo OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE 1971 FRONT LAMINATED 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : APRS 5947 3T Bobil AID , Side B : APRS 5948 3T Rasputin AID (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENALLY RARE EARLIEST POSSIBLE WITHDRAWN NO GEM LAMINATED SLEEVE PRE RELEASE VERSION OF THIS ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE!!! ONLY A MINISCULE HANDFUL OF THE EARLIEST RUN EVER HAD THIS (IT’S SAID NO MORE THAN 300 TOPS) BEFORE SWIFTLY ADDING THE GEM CREDIT TO THE SECOND LAMINATED VERSION IN TIME FOR RELEASE!!! MAKE NO MISTAKE, IN TERMS OF NUMBERS, THIS IS THE VERY RAREST BOWIE LP OF ALL TIME - DRESS, PHILIPS AND DERAM SOLD FOUR FIGURES EACH MINIMUM!!! THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE I’VE EVER SEEN WITHOUT THE GEM CREDIT!!!
AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, THIS IS IN TRULY FANTASTIC CONDITION TOO!!! WITHDRAWN EARLIEST POSSIBLE NO GEM LAMINATED COVER, EARLIEST EVER ULTRA HEAVY VINYL AND COMPLETE WITH LYRIC INSERT!!! OUTRAGEOUS!!! THIS QUITE SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP LIKE THIS!!! AND IF YOU'RE USED TO THE FLIMSY THIN VINYL OF ALL THE LATER PRESSES, YOU'RE GOING TO BE BLOWN AWAY BY THE SOUND AND FEEL OF THIS SUPER-HEAVYWEIGHT TRUE 1ST!!!
BARELY PLAYED WITH OUTSTANDING AUDIO!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! A FANTASTIC opportunity to own this IMPOSSIBLY RARE pre release iconic classic - this is one that you true Bowie fans and collectors must NOT let pass you by!!! Don't miss out on this masterpiece - bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1971 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!!!The LP :
Classic UK 1st Press shiny orange RCA Victor labels!!! Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has a tiny amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play at all!!! FANTASTIC for a 46 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1971 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks AWESOME with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few totally non-sounding mild cosmetic paper scuffs, a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only a few ULTRA light incredibly feint hairlines mostly from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes interfere with play AT ALL!!! MAGNIFICENT for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall at least 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 incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, sticks OR skips!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just a merest touch of the lightest crackle here and there, only a few light ticks here and there on very rare occasions, and only 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 1971 UK 1st Press vinyl!!! An outstanding listen! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the very least as Excellent minus!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original UK 1971 PHENOMENALLY RARE front laminated NO Gem "Robert Stace" sleeve complete with original ULTRA RARE lyric insert (in ultra clean fantastic condition with only one or two light creases to show of it’s 46 years) and original white inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO writing OR graffiti, NO seam splits, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few mild signs of mild ageing such as a small amount of ultra light creases and a hint of a record imprint, one or two minor little edge nicks and only some minor light rubbing in few and far between places from general storage (truly minimal and absolutely NO splits whatsoever), just a few mild signs of general mild ageing and minor ink rubbing in few and far between places (absolutely nothing drastic at all - truly minimal with NO coffee cup stains, grubbiness, writing OR graffiti whatsoever!!!), a touch of denting 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 every minor negative I can possibly find, but this remains a FANTASTIC sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as magnificent as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall 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)
Summary : An OUTSTANDING barely played example of this simply IMPOSSIBLY RARE laminated WITHDRAWN NO GEM CREDIT sleeve Stereo 1st Press LP!!! Unbelievably hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS UTTERLY MAGNIFICENT 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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