Title : The Kinks - are the Village Green Preservation Society
Label & year : Original Pye NSPL 18233 LP , OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Stereo 1968 UK 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : NSPL 18233A - 3 *T STEREO , Side B : NSPL 18233B - 4 *T STEREO (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENALLY RARE LP, AND AN ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING BARELY PLAYED EXAMPLE OF THIS MILESTONE IN ROCK!!! UNBELIEVABLE CONDITION!!! THIS TRUE PSYCH MASTERPIECE IS WELL KNOWN FOR SELLING AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT AS A STEREO AND IS THEIR VERY RAREST AND WITHOUT A DOUBT, EASILY THEIR MOST SOUGHT AFTER LP!!! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND, ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS!!! BARELY PLAYED WITH MAGNIFICENT SOUND!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
What an album this is - A Beautiful British Psych Classic!!! LP's like THIS are why we collect records!!! Like all classic LP's, each song sounds as if it was written around the same exact period and it just flows together beautifully - not a bad track or sore thumb in sight!!! Regarded by most as their very greatest LP and simply IMPOSSIBLE to find as a Stereo!!!
Classic UK 1st Press blue Stereo Pye labels!!! Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has an absolutely TINY amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely been played at all!!! IMPOSSIBLE for a 49 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent+++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original UK 1968 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks ASTONISHING with NO nasty marks, NO vicious scuffs OR scratches, NO fingerprints, and NO groovewear whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off perfection are just a few ultra light, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only just about visible in mega strong angled light) 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!!! UNBELIEVABLE for a record of this age and rarity!!! This is EASILY the VERY BEST i've ever seen!!! You'll be amazed by how clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall visually at least as Excellent!!! (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, distortion, 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 the very 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 1st press 1968 laminated gatefold Stereo stickered Pye sleeve and complete with original 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 dulling, NO bad marks AT ALL, NO seam splits, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a small amount of ultra minor signs of ageing such as just a small amount of light creases and the merest hint of a record imprint, only a tiny amount of slight rubbing to the very centre and some very minor touches of laminate lifting anong part of the spine in few and far between places (inevitable for this ultra fragile sleeve - minimal and nothing drastic), a slight 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 the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this is an utterly OUTSTANDING sleeve for this very fragile LP, 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!!! The MAGNIFICENT unlaminated inside shows barely any ageing whatsoever!!! The colours are as vibrant as the day it was pressed and the artwork looks simply AWESOME!!! 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 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 absolutely OUTSTANDING example of this INCREDIBLY RARE psych masterpiece original Stereo 1968 UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY PHENOMENAL 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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