Title : The Pretty Things - S. F. Sorrow
Label & year : Original Blue & Black Columbia SCX 6306 LP , OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Original Stereo 1968 UK 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : YAX 3738 - 1 (1 G) , Side B : YAX 3739 - 1 (1 G) (EARLIEST POSSIBLE STAMPERS!!! ONE OF THE FIRST 300 OFF THE PRESS!!!)
THIS IS A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A MAGNIFICENT EARLIEST POSSIBLE 1G 1G EXAMPLE OF THIS INCREDIBLY RARE ICONIC 1ST PRESS PSYCH CLASSIC!!! ONE OF THE VERY BEST AND RAREST PSYCH LP'S OF ALL TIME!!! THIS SOLD VIRTUALLY NOTHING AS A STEREO, AND HAVING EARLIEST POSSIBLE 1G 1G STAMPERS, THIS IS A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN EXAMPLE THAT'S AS CLOSE TO THE MASTER TAPE AS YOU CAN EVER POSSIBLY GET!!! OUTSTANDING AUDIO AND MAGNIFICENT SLEEVE!!! BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN TO OWN ONE OF THE VERY EARLIEST EVER PRESSED OF THIS TIMELESS MASTERPIECE!!! Do not miss out on this priceless piece of psych history, bid now!!!
Tracklist : S. F. Sorrow Is Born, Bracelets Of Fingers, She Says Good Morning, Private Sorrow, Baloon Burning, Death, Baron Saturday, The Journey, I See You, Well Of Destiny, Trust, Old Man Going, and Loneliest Person.
Musicians : Phil May - Vocals, Dick Taylor - Vocals / Lead Guitar, Wally Allen - Bass / Guitar / Vocals / Wind Instruments / Piano, John Povey - Organ / Sitar / Percussion / Vocals, Twink - Drums / Vocals, and Norman Smith - Producer. %0d%0a
Trivia : This was part of a collection of classic albums recorded in Abbey Road in the summer of 1967 - in the studio's next door, The Beatles were building Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and in the next one on The Pink Floyd were building Piper At The Gates Of Dawn! Apparently this was the first ever "concept album”, it's most certainly the best one!!!About : Ultra Rare Original 1968 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 blue & black Columbia 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 has barely had much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 50 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 AWESOME 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 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 a small amount of light ticks 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!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the 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 1st Press laminated gatefold E.J Day sleeve complete with original advertisement 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 writing OR graffiti, NO bad marks AT ALL, NO seam splits, and still strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few minor signs of ageing such as a tiny amount of ultra light edge creases (NO half moons) and the merest hint of a record imprint, just some minor touches of the slightest general laminate glazing in few and far between places from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (truly minimal), only the very slightest knock to the very top left tip and just a touch of denting to one or two of 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 the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this remains a MAGNIFICENT 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!!! The unlaminated inside is totally unaged!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit, and 100% readable!!! 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 MAGNIFICENT earliest ever 1G 1G example of this INCREDIBLY RARE 50 year old psych classic Stereo 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but simply IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY OUTSTANDING AS THIS!!! BELIEVE ME, 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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