DEEP PURPLE Come Taste The Band LP VERY 1st UK PRESS 1975 SUPERB MINT UNPLAYED - rare vinyl collector item


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DEEP PURPLE Come Taste The Band LP VERY 1st UK PRESS 1975 SUPERB MINT UNPLAYED

Auction Details:
Code ID
#10260
Ebay Item #
252052798194
Sold Price
$1248.72
Bids
4
Auction End date
17 Aug 2015
Seller Location
Chelmsford, Essex

Item Description

"THIS TIME AROUND"  (Glenn Hughes / Jon Lord)
 
The world around us hangs in doubt,
You face a crime that we'll hear about,
To pay the cost, would never be the same,
Eternal lovers, we're not to blame,
There's no mistake, there's no refrain,
The same surroundings that stood,
Are here again, this time......
As I look around you can't be found,
To lose you I'd rather see,
The endless time of space go passing by.
This time around.....
This time around.....
So look around, we all will be found,
In love.....
The world around us hangs in doubt,
You face a crime that we'll hear about,
To pay the cost, would never be the same,
Eternal lover, you're not to blame,
There's no mistake, there's no refrain,
The same surroundings that stood,
Are here again, this time......
As I look around, you can't be found,
To lose you, I'd rather see,
The endless time of space go passing by,
This time around.....
This time around.....
To lose you, I'd rather see,
The endless time of space go passing by,
Fly.....
By.....

DEEP PURPLE: "Come Taste The Band" LP, THE VERY FIRST UK PRESSING, 10th OCTOBER, 1975.
PURPLE RECORDS LABEL: TPSA  7515
.  
    MAITRIX: TPSA  7515  A - 3U  /  TPSA  7515  B - 1U.  (A very first pressing.)
EMI do not necessarily begin with the maitrix ending '1U' on every album, but they did for "Come Taste The Band," the very first
pressings had both sides ending with '1U,' then the individual sides rose with every successive pressing batch. Side 1 has  risen
two digits to 'A - 3U', Side 2 is still on the starting point,' B - 1U.'  Not that it was connected but the same 'mother' numbers
of '1 & '3' confirm a very first pressing, I will next tackle the very full up run-out grooves, before giving EMI's stamping codes
with the letters at 3 o'clock  and the mother digits at 9 o'clock.
  AS A FIRST PRESSING THE RUN-OUT GROOVES HAVE THE HAND SCRIBED LOGO'S OF KENT DUNCAN, AMERICAN SOUND
  ENGINEER.   AS WELL AS THE ABOVE STAMPED EMI MAITRIX, THE FIRST ISSUE RECORDS HAVE THIS:

SIDE 1:   a)  _ The Wasp _   (Martin "The Wasp" Birch also left his logo on the first pressings)
b)   "1 - 2 (in mirror image)  KENDUN  5 - 1 . B  
SIDE 2:
c) PR -2895 - 41184 - RE -1     d) KENDUN - B -

EMI STAMPING CODES: GD 1 / LG 3
I took pictures of the four run-out grooves details, it was hard enough keeping to the 12 available, so I compiled them into one
  picture.  Very time consuming but all part of the service, there are really minor variations on some UK first pressed records  
  so worry not if your copy does not confirm exactly to the above, just the vinyl mastering process, sound engineer alterations
during the initial pressings still goes on today.   Only CD's are 'cloned' but records can be and are amended during the various
  manufacturing  stages, that begins with a few Test Pressings, which virtually all the run-out grooves indexing originated from.
Rest assured this record was made very early, if only by all the work Kent Duncan & Martin Birch inadvertently caused me with
photography and re-assembling the full set of picture files!
VERY FIRST ISSUE ONLY, ILLUSTRATED LYRICS INNER SLEEVE, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES IN PURPLE ON A LIGHT
  CREAM BACKGROUND.  THE SOFT PAPER WAS EASILY SPLIT BY THE HEAVY RECORD, UNPLAYED OR NOT, PERFECT
  STORAGE FOR THE LAST 38 YEARS PREVENTED THAT AND THE INNER SLEEVE WAS NEVER USED.  THE ACTUAL SHAPE
  OF THE INNER SLEEVE WAS UNIQUE TO THE FIRST PRESSINGS ONLY, ONE BOTTOM CORNER CUT AT 45 DEGREES LIKE
  THE TOP OPENING CORNERS  TO PREVENT CREASING WHEN BEING INSERTED INTO THE COVER.   PRECISELY THE
SAME DESIGN EMI USED FOR FOR PINK FLOYD'S 1975 "Wish You Were Here" INNER SLEEVE, ANOTHER EXAMPLE
FROM 1975, WAS THE FIRST PRESSING OF JOHN LENNON'S "Shaved Fish" LP LYRICS INNER.
  So just a gentle record impression and amazingly, none of the assembling glue was absorbed by the nature of the soft paper.
That is no ageing, very common to this sleeve is moisture from the atmosphere causing small or even large yellow spots, but
once again, although this is one exceptional first edition "Come Taste The Band" lyric inner, I cannot do anything about events
that began 40 years ago!  There are only a few light ageing spots on either side, I now immediately stress the textured sleeve
itself, is completely unaged and has no handling traces at al, the heavyweight record's impression only. All three seam centre's
of the two sides and bottom record contact positions, are positively not slit and still with the original 1975 full perfect strength.
Unsplit and untorn on the front recessed shape record access on the corners, is rare enough and so are the superbly crisp unused
uncreased and undamaged top opening edges.
THE INNER SLEEVE IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.
 
 
VERY FIRST ISSUE DELUXE LAMINATED GATEFOLD COVER, LAMINATED ON THE OUTSIDE AND THE INSIDE, WITHOUT
ANY WEAR OR FADING TO THE COVER, THE LAMINATE IS STILL AS DEEPLY GLOSSY AS IT WAS IN 1975. THE ONLY
PRINTING CREDIT IS ON THE INSIDE AND SIMPLY STATES "Made And Printed In England", BUT I RECOGNISE A
'Garrod & Lofthouse' COVER WHEN I SEE ONE!  THEIR FIRST ISSUE 'SPECIALS' WERE UNCHANGED SINCE THE 60's
AND 1975 WAS ONLY EIGHT YEARS AFTER THEY PRINTED the "Sgt. Pepper" COVER AND THIS IS TO THE SAME
TOP QUALITY.  ANOTHER UNIQUE FEATURE WAS THE RIGHT COMPARTMENT OF THE GATEFOLD WAS GLUED TOGETHER
WITH THE FRONT'S  EDGE CONTINUED OVER AND STUCK UNDER THE INSIDE LEFT PANEL'S EDGE.
The cover was unused, there is no wear or ageing to any part of the gatefold cover, it has fantastic ultra glossy lamination,
untouched and undulled, just a few tiny laminate edge lines related to the record impression and the merest standing pressure
on the bottom edges, so minor I had no real need to include next to nothing.  The cover was assembled and glued at a slight
angle, which can be seen in my picture of the front, where the top bottom edge does not 100% line up with the back bottom edge
with the gatefold closed.  A common enough event for such a heavy duty cardboard cover and the extra thickness of the laminate
on the inside as well, the spine has perfect lettering under the deluxe thick lamination, please my pictures for how stunning the
condition actually is.
THE COVER IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.
  
    THE IMMACULATE LABELS DO NOT HAVE ANY SPINDLE ALIGNMENT TRACES AND THE BEAUTIFUL VINYL LOOKS HOW
IT LEFT EMI'S PRESSING PLANT IN OCTOBER,1975. THE LABEL PICTURE SHOW HOW PURE WHITE AND UNUSED, THE
BLACK VINYL 'STREAKS' AND TINY DROPLETS ARE FROM THE PRESSING PROCESS WHEN THE LABELS WERE BEING
FIXED AND THE SPINDLE HOLE CUT OUT.   OFTEN AS VINYL SHAVINGS AS WELL BUT EITHER ARE COMMON TO MINT
RECORDS.   A RARE UNUNPLAYED RECORD AND THOSE PURE WHITE OF THE LABELS CENTRES AFTER 40 YEARS TELL
THEIR OWN STORY.  THERE ARE NO SCRATCHES AND ANY FACTORY HANDLING TRACES ARE FEATHER LIGHT TO NEAR
INVISIBLE, I GET FED UP STATING THE OBVIOUS BUT NEVER NEGLECT TO FIRMLY STATE RECORDS WERE HANDLED
AT RECORD SHOPS AS WELL BEFORE THEY WERE BOUGHT.  STATED REGARDLESS OF NOT FINDING ANYTHING OF
THAT NATURE BECAUSE THAT IS STILL HOW RECORDS ARE MADE AND PLACED INSIDE INNER SLEEVES.
THE RECORD IS IN UNPLAYED, MINT CONDITION.

SIDE 1
"Comin' Home" (Tommy Bolin / David Coverdale / Ian Paice)
"Lady Luck" (Jeff Cook /David Coverdale)
"Gettin' Tighter" (Tommy Bolin / Glenn Hughes)
"Dealer" (Tommy Bolin / David Coverdale)
"I Need Love" (Tommy Bolin / David Coverdale)
SIDE 2
"Drifter" (Tommy Bolin / David Coverdale
"Love Child" (Tommy Bolin / David Coverdale
"This Time Around" (Glenn Hughes / Jon Lord)
"Owed to 'G' " (Tommy Bolin)
"You Keep on Moving" (David Coverdale / Glenn Hughes) 
DEEP PURPLE, 1975:
  David Coverdale - lead vocals
Tommy Bolin - lead guitars, vocals &  bass guitar on "Comin' Home"
Jon Lord - keyboards, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals on "Comin' Home" & bass on "This Time Around"
Glenn Hughes - bass & vocals, lead vocals on "Gettin' Tighter" & "This Time Around"
Ian Paice - drums & percussion
Recorded August - September,1975 At Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
Produced by Martin "The Wasp" Birch and Deep Purple

I think I said all that was needed about the condition of all four first issue only items, my opinions were formed when LP's like
  this were first released and unlike later generations, I know exactly how they were first bought, I have literally spent every
  passing decade ever since, hunting for that 'day of issue' condition.  I get pretty close and that includes records, sleeves and
  covers from as far back as 1963, 12  years before "Come Taste The Band" even saw the light of day, so please excuse the
  frustration of producing an ultimate and rare condition for this album, then having to explain the lyrics inner sleeve is unaged
  and has a record impression, there was no handling or wear involved.  An unplayed record like this will be left without me playing
  it, so a short description is all that is required anyway.
Right, some brief album details, after the 1972 "Machine Head", the line-up of Deep Purple affectionately known as 'Mark 2',
recorded what would turn out to be their final LP, allowing for reforming in 1984 of course.  One slip and I get an email or two!
If you think this is easy for a worldwide internet to read and criticise, try it some time, it really is daunting even attempting
the basics but I can only do my best and an rely on memories, very clear ones though.   For anyone new to the band's 1970's
albums, they were following a new trend, recording studio albums in various countries around the world.   In the late summer
of 1975, Munich was the location and there had been several personel changes.  Ian Gillian and Roger Glover were the first to
leave, in mid-1973 the remaining trio of Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice recruited David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
They recorded and released "Burn" in 1974, later in the same year "Stormbringer" failed to reach the standards set on "Burn"
and when Ritchie Blackmore departed to form Rainbow in June,1974, his replacement was Tommy Bolin, an experienced and very
talented lead guitarist who had played in several 60's and early 70's bands, there is no point naming them because they never
hit the big time, but Bolin was always a respected figure.  I am keeping this very brief anyway and only really wanted to give the
  line-up who wrote and recorded the next Deep Purple album "Come Taste The Band," the fresh blood gave a needed boost to the
band and added an extra tightness without losing their original heavy rock.  In fact, their songwriting was given an injection of
inspiration by both Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes, but the multi talented Tommy Bolin had the biggest impact, the best example
on the album is "Gettin' Tighter," which also sums up how they increased the band's musical chemistry.  That was co-written by
  Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes, the latter sang the lead vocals.  I realise Deep Purple fans know all this inside out and I am not
  about to get into an in depth analysis, if you love the band then every line-up and album represented yet another amazing chapter
from one of the UK's greatest ever bands.  I never became a compulsive collector personally, but dipped in several times and was
never once disappointed, my aim has always been to locate the ultimate records & covers etc. and never offer average conditions.
  With an unplayed first pressing of "Come Taste The Band," I feel I have maintained only offering Deep Purple singles and albums
  in age defying condition.  Right from "the debut "Hush" single and "Shades Of" album, EMI pressed Deep Purples UK records, then
into the Harvest label era and onto their own "Purple Records" label, that alone guarantees stunning sound quality for the few
that survived without heavy plays and damage to the music signals.  Resulting in crackles & clicks on top of  poor degraded and
distorting sound, they were all mastered very powerfully and loudly, to avoid such horrendous sound I wait until I can locate the
Deep Purple records in top condition, unplayed is beyond my highest hopes but very welcome!   I can then be completely confident
a record in this ultimate condition will give fantastic sound and the tracks can be heard and enjoyed in all their original glory.
{Roy}

 

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