On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by David Bowie called "Hunky Dory" and is an ORIGINAL 1971 UK 1st Pressing on the 1st Press RCA label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! IN FACT, THIS IS ONE OF DAVID BOWIES RAREST LPs EVER - TO FIND AS A 100% GENIUNE UK 1ST PRESSING!!!! FOR SOME REASON (MOST LIKELY BECAUSE THIS LP WAS RE-ISSUED IN AN ALMOST IDENTICAL FORMAT) PEOPLE OFTEN MISS WHAT IS ONE OF THE RAREST DAVID BOWIE LPs OF ALL TIME (THIS ONE!)!!!! I WILL EXPLAIN JUST HOW RARE THIS LP REALLY IS:-
THIS LP WAS 1ST RELEASED IN DECEMBER 1971 AND WAS RELEASED AT A TIME WHEN DAVID BOWIE WAS VIRTUALLY A COMPLETE UNKNOWN. SALES OF THE LPS WERE AS POOR (IF NOT POORER!) THAN HIS PREVIOUS LP ('MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD') AND THE LP WAS QUICKLY DELETED AFTER ONLY SELLING IN TINY AMOUNTS. AND IT WASNT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1972 (AFTER THE MASSIVE SUCCESS OF THE 'ZIGGY STARDUST' LP RELEASED IN JUNE 1972) WHEN THIS LP WAS THEN RE-ISSUED AND RE-DISTRUBUTED AND HIT NUMBER 3 IN THE UK CHARTS. HOWEVER, THE RE-ISSUE COPIES OF THIS LP THAT SOLD IN LARGE AMOUNTS IN LATE 1972 WERE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO THIS ORIGINAL 1ST PRESSING WHICH WAS 1ST RELEASED (AND FLOPPED) BACK IN DECEMBER 1971!!!! AND AS A RESULT FINDING A 100% GENIUNE 1971 1ST PRESSING (WITH SOME AMAZING DIFFERENCES!) IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE AND MAKES THIS LP ONE OF THE RAREST DAVID BOWIE LPs EVER MADE!!!! I WILL EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCES BELOW....
FIRSTLY THE MOST OBVIOUS DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE COVER IS LAMINATED, AND IS THICKER & BETTER QUALITY!!!! THIS IMMEDIATELY MAKES THE LPs COVER LOOK AMAZING COMPARED TO THE POORER QUALITY THINNER UNLAMINATED RE-ISSUES, AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT ONLY THE 100% GENIUNE 1971 1ST PRESSINGS WERE EVER LAMINATED LIKE THIS!!!! AND SECONDLY THE LABELS ARE 'SHINY' (LATER ONES ARE MATT) AND HAVE DIFFERENT LABEL CREDITS (SO BEWARE OF 'SWOPPED' AND LATER RECORDS - BECAUSE ONLY THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS HAD THESE LABEL CREDITS!)!!!! THIRDLY THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MAINMAN CREDITS ON ANY PART OF THIS LP (LATER ONES DO!)!!!! AND EVEN THE ULTRA RARE 'LYRIC' INSERT - IS OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS TYPE WITH 1ST PRESS CREDITS (IDENTICAL TO THE LABELS & COVER!)!!!! AND SO EVERY SINGLE PART OF THIS LP IS COMPLETELY ORIGINAL TO THE VERY 1ST PRESS 'DAY OF RELEASE' BACK IN DECEMBER 1971!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!!
AND SHOWING THAT THE RECORD IS COMPLETELY ORIGINAL TO THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS COVER (AND HAS NEVER BEEN SWOPPED OR CHANGED!) - IT HAS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 3T/3T MATRIXES, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'BOBIL' AND 'RASPUTIN' RUN OFF ETCHINGS!!!! EVEN RARER STILL - IT HAS A1/A1 MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS, CLEARLY SHOWING THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS RECORDS EVER MADE - AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL TO THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS LAMINATED COVER!!!!
THIS LP ALSO HAS THE ULTRA RARE 'MISSING GEM' CREDIT ON THE COVER BACK!!!! EVEN MOST LAMINATED COVERS HAVE 'A GEM PRODUCTION' AND THE 'GEM' LOGO IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER ON THE COVER BACK!!!! BUT ON THIS ONE IT IS COMPLETELY MISSING - AND THERE IS JUST THE CAT NUMBER THERE INSTEAD!!!! I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WAS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS LAMINATED COVERS ONLY - OR JUST A PRINTING ERROR MID RUN. HOWEVER, WHAT I DO KNOW - IS THAT ONLY ABOUT 10% OF LAMINATED COVERS WERE LIKE THIS, MAKING THIS THE ALL TIME RAREST 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER MADE!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1971 UK 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'SHINY' ORANGE RCA LABELS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRES 3T/3T MATRIX ENDINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'BOBIL / RASPUTIN' RUN OFF ETCHINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'A1/A1' MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'LYRIC' INSERT, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'ROBERT STACE' LAMINATED COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL RCA UK 1st Pressing from 1971 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is SF 8244 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Shiny' RCA labels (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1st pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and barely ANY spindle marks AT ALL!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s/70s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, 2 or 3 lighter grooves (only visible under VERY bright light ONLY!) on 'Changes', and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO pops, NO sticking, 3 or 4 brief surface sounds on 'Changes', NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some EXTREMELY low level background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! THE ULTRA RARE 'LYRIC' INSERT IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION - WITH NO DAMAGE AT ALL (APART FROM A TINY WEAR TRACE ON 1 EDGE!)!!!! The ULTRA RARE 'Earliest' 1st Press 'Robert Stace' Laminated Cover is in GREAT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), NO rips, NO tears, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking!), VERY shiny laminate, only 1 TINY residue trace in the bottom right corner, NO splits, only some VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in GREAT condition with NO sticker marks, NO sticker tears, NO yellowing (apart from some MEGA faint residue traces to the VERY edges!), NO ringwear, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, NO grubbyness, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not better - and is still a very VERY decent cover indeed (as my pictures clearly show!)!!!! THIS LP SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AS A 100% GENIUNE 1971 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING (WITH LAMINATED COVER, 3T/3T MATRIXES, NO GEM CREDIT, & A1/A1 MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1971 UK 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING OF "HUNKY DORY" BY DAVID BOWIE, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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