Rarest DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World UK Drag Cover LP ORIGINAL 1971 - rare vinyl collector item


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Rarest DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World UK Drag Cover LP ORIGINAL 1971

Rarest DAVID BOWIE The Man Who Sold The World UK Drag Cover LP ORIGINAL 1971
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#11634
Ebay Item #
252247753252
Sold Price
$1300.00
Bids
73
Auction End date
17 Jan 2016
Seller Location
In the basement where the spiders live!

Item Description


David Bowie: "The Man Who Sold The World" 1971, UK/Mercury 6338041. Disc has some superficial marks, it plays M- except for the fade out of "Running Gun Blues" > first part of "Saviour Machine" where some ticks are audible, it gets a VG+ grade. The labels both show some spindle wear. Cover has very clean front/rear panels with just a hint of ringwear starting at the top of each. The seams are all rubbed but the only split is a tiny 1/4" one at the bottom of the pocket. The spine has wear but the print is still mostly legible. The cover gets a VG+ grade. This has been the most coveted David Bowie album for as long as I can remember... said to have been withdrawn shortly after release. I still find it hard to believe that the cover image caused some sort of public outcry. Knowing how image conscious Bowie was, I think it's more likely that this cover didn't suit the Ziggy Stardust persona that he adopted shortly after and thus it was quickly replaced with a more "glam" design. Anyway, this is a genuine first UK pressing, not one of the many counterfeits that are circulating! The first fake was an Italian one that appeared in the late 1970s. This had spine print running from bottom-to-top but was otherwise pretty convincing to the untrained eye. Be careful what you're bidding on! Killer LP, and his best to my ears as I love early 70s hard rock. "Running Gun Blues" and "She Shook Me Cold" are total heavy guitar crushers and don't have much in common with anything else he ever recorded.
Everything I offer is guaranteed. I try to note any flaws with the disc and the cover so that there are no surprises when the box arrives. iamthewitch
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