Title : Gentle Giant - Selftitled Debut
Label & year : Original Vertigo 6360 020 LP , UK Stereo OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Original 1970 UK 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 6360020 1Y//1 v 420 1 1 , Side B : 6360020 2Y//1 v 420 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
IMPOSSIBLY RARE DAY OF RELEASE LARGE SWIRL PROG MASTERPIECE WITH ABSOLUTELY AWESOME SOUND AND UNBELIEVABLY UNAGED SLEEVE!!! PHENOMENALLY RARE LIKE THIS, SOLD IN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNTS BEFORE BEING SWIFTLY REPRESSED WITH THE MUCH MORE COMMON SMALL SWIRL LABEL!!!
THIS SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP, AND THERE’S A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT ONE WILL NOT TURN UP AGAIN FOR A VERY LONG TIME - ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS!!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME CONDITION!!! Do not miss out on this PHENOMENALLY RARE prog classic, bid now!!!About : Ultra Rare Original 1970 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!!!
Classic UK large Vertigo swirly labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with NO real signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this hasn't had too much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 47 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1970 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 AMAZINGLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, sticks OR skips!!! Only like nearly ALL records has only a few ultra light ticks here and there on rare occasions, and 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 about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does mostly play with a CD-like near black silence, but with that depth, bass, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN most of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at 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)
Original UK 1970 unlaminated “Howards" gatefold sleeve 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 dulling or discolouration (PHENOMENAL for this age-prone sleeve!!!), NO writing, NO graffiti, NO splits, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a TINY amount of ULTRA light mild of ageing such as miniscule amount of ultra light edge creases (NO half moons) and the merest hint of a record imprint, literally one or two of the very lightest hints of ink rubbing (being very picky here, virtually zero - PHENOMENAL for this sleeve), a touch of denting/rounding to the four corners which virtually all vintage sleeves 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 negative I can possibly find, but this remains a PHENOMENAL sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as utterly incredible as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! a MAGNIFICENT example of this VERY age prone unlaminated gatefold sleeve!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unspoilt and unsplit, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% unworn!!! Must grade overall 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)
Summary : A FANTASTIC example of this OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Vertigo prog classic LARGE swirl day of release UK 1st Press!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but simply IMPOSSIBLY 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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