Title : King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
Label & year : Original Pink "i" Island ILPS 9111 LP , UK Stereo 1969 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : ILPS 9111 Av2 1 , Side B : ILPS 9111 B//2 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE PROG MASTERPIECE!!! A TRUE DAY OF RELEASE A2 B2 TEXTURED SUPER THICK VINYL EXAMPLE OF THIS PHENOMENALLY RARE ROCK CLASSIC!!! SOLD NEXT TO NOTHING BEFORE BEING REPRINTED ON THE SMOOTH LABEL WITH HIGHER MATRIXES WITHIN MERE WEEKS OF RELEASE!!! RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND!!!
ONE OF, IF NOT, THE VERY GREATEST PROG LP OF ALL TIME!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DEBUT ALBUM FROM THESE PHENOMENAL PROG PIONEERS!!! THE MUSICIANSHIP IS UTTERLY MASTERFUL!!! AND NOT ONLY THAT, THIS EXAMPLE SOUNDS AWESOME!!! ZERO DISTORTION!!! FANTASTIC CONDITION!!! Don't miss out on this incredible piece of rock history - bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1969 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 1st Press textured pink "i" Island labels!!! Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this hasn't had much play over the years at all!!! FANTASTIC for a 49 year old record!!! Both must grade overall as Excellent!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1969 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks INCREDIBLE with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off perfection are just one or two BARELY VISIBLE totally non-sounding cosmetic scuffs, a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only one or two ULTRA light non sounding hairlines from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes affect play AT ALL!!! PHENOMENAL for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall 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, sticks OR skips!!! Only like nearly ALL records has a small amount of ultra light ticks here and there on very 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!!! MAGNIFICENT 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 1969 UK 1st Press unlaminated "E.J Day" gatefold sleeve complete with original unsplit 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 real dulling or discolouration, NO writing, NO graffiti, NO really bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a small amount of light signs of ageing such as a small amount of ultra light creases and a touch of a record imprint, a very small sticker tear to the top right of the front and just some minimal ink rubbing in few and far between places from where it has sat between sleeves over the years, a couple of minor storage nicks to the top of the spine and a little whitening to parts of the edges from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (absolutely NO splits whatsoever), a touch of denting/rounding to the four corners which basically 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 the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this remains a BRILLIANT sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as truly awesome 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 despite a little wear here and there, even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and mostly readable !! Must grade overall 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 example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic original 1969 Island PROG CLASSIC Stereo UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY 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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