Title : The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
Label & year : Original CBS 63280 LP , IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1968 Stereo UK 1st Press!!! One of the VERY RAREST psych LP's of all time!!!
Matrix's : Side A : SPBG 63280 A2 , Side B : SPBG 63280 B2
UNBELIEVABLY RARE PSYCH MASTERPIECE FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS OF THE SIXTIES!!! THIS MASTERPIECE SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP!!! THIS ONLY SOLD AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT - SO LITTLE, THAT IT RESULTED IN THE BAND BREAKING UP!!! RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH AWESOME CONDITION!!! FANTASTIC SLEEVE AND ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING AUDIO!!! Don't miss out on quite simply one of THE very rarest and very best 60's classics out there - bid now!!!
Classic UK 1st Press orange CBS labels!!! Both sides are GREAT with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has some light spindle marks from general light use over the years!!! BRILLIANT for a 49 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good+!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1968 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 AMAZINGLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has the very RAREST quiet isolated tick here and there, and possibly just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near 100% black silence, but with that bass, depth, clarity and warmth you can only get from original UK vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at least as Excellent+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original UK 1968 front laminated "E.J Day” stereo stickered CBS sleeve complete with original advertisement inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn, worn, and stained 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 bad marks AT ALL, NO seam splits, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few very minor signs of ageing such as a tiny amount of ultra light creases and the merest hint of a record imprint, just some VERY minor signs of general light ageing to the incredibly clean unlaminated back such as the very slightest touch of dusting to the sticker (truly next to nothing - absolutely NO coffee cup stains, grubbiness, writing OR graffiti whatsoever!!!), a minor 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 incredible as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! ASTONISHING!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit, unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit, and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall as Excellent!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A FANTASTIC example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic psych original 1968 UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS OUTSTANDING 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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