Title : The Artwoods - Art Gallery
Label & year : Original "Unboxed" Decca LK 4830 LP , UK Mono 1966 OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : XARL-7481-1A (1 B) , Side B : XARL-7482-1A (1 B) (EARLIEST POSSIBLE STAMPERS!!! ONE OF THE FIRST 300 TO EVER ROLL OFF THE PRESS!!!)
THE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AND IMPOSSIBLY RARE CLASSIC DEBUT LP FROM ART (BROTHER OF ROLLING STONE RONNIE) WOOD & HIS GANG OF WILD ROCKERS!!! AND NOT ONLY THAT, IN IT’S EARLIEST POSSIBLE 1B 1B STAMPER FORM!!! THE CLOSEST TO THE MASTER TAPE THAT YOU CAN EVER POSSIBLY GET!!! THIS HAS TRULY AWESOME AUDIO TOO!!! A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN SUCH AN UNBELIEVABLY EARLY PRE RELEASE RIDGED EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPOSSIBLY RARE R'N'B MOD CLASSIC!!!
SOLD NEXT TO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! ONE OF THE VERY RAREST 60'S LP'S OF ALL TIME!!! A PHENOMENAL AND HISTORIC GARAGE ROCK LP THAT'S JUST SO HARD TO FIND, ESPECIALLY AS A DAY OF RELEASE EARLIEST EVER 1B 1B EXAMPLE!!! Do not miss out on this PHENOMENAL piece of rock history, bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1966 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 red ridged unboxed Decca labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks from general light use over the years!!! AWESOME for a 52 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks GREAT for it's age with NO nasty deep scratches whatsoever, and NO deep groove-breaking vicious scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few light scuff marks, a few light hairlines and age marks here and there, and just some of the usual light wispy sleeve traces (only visible in direct angled light) from general use and where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! On a modern, thin LP, these marks would possibly hinder play, but because this is such an ultra thick quality 1st pressing, it plays fine with no trouble AT ALL!!! Used, but definitely AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall at least as 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 mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds GREAT with NO hops, hisses, distortion, sticks, or skips!!! Only (like pretty much all records) has low level surface noise in places such as on the run in grooves, only a few light ticks here and there on rare occasions, and just a touch of ULTRA mild and light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections, but it doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! A hugely enjoyable listen - The music is TRULY loud and clear with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audiably 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)
Original UK 1st press 1965 Mono front laminated “Robert Stace" 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 BRILLIANT, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO really bad marks AT ALL, and still ultra strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a few signs of usual ageing such as some light creasing and a touch of a record imprint with a little dusting and dulling to parts of the edges, just a little toning and ageing to the still bright unlaminated back with just a tiny amount of ultra vague age spots and only three tiny little storage tears along the back opening, a very faded name to the top left and some barely visible pencil x’s by the tracklisting unlaminated back (absolutely NO heavy marks, ugly grubbiness, coffee cup rings or anything like that at all!!!), 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 emphasizing the negatives, but this remains a GREAT sleeve and a true rarity to find one as brilliant 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 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 : A BRILLIANT sounding earliest possible 1B 1B example of this IMPOSSIBLY RARE classic true day-of-release 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but simply IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS SONICALLY AWESOME 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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