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THE DOORS 1st LP 1967 ELEKTRA MONO 1st Press! MINT!! EARLIEST EVER!!!!

THE DOORS 1st LP 1967 ELEKTRA MONO 1st Press MINT EARLIEST EVER
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#17049
Ebay Item #
361845377255
Sold Price
$303.97
Bids
35
Auction End date
05 Dec 2016
Seller Location
Clifton, Bedfordshire

Item Description

On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) byThe Doors called "The Doors" and is an ORIGINAL1967 UK MONO 1stPressing on the 1st Press Orange 'Textured' Elektra Label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!!THIS WAS THE DOORS FIRST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1967 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED IN THE UK- IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS, AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULTIT IS SERIOUSLY RAREAND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL IS THAT IT IS THE 'EARLIEST' UK 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - AND HAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LABELS (& COVER!) COMPARED TO ALL LATER PRESSINGS!!!! I WILL EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT MAKES THIS LP THE RAREST DOORS LP EVER MADE!!!!

WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED IN THE UK EARLY 1967 - UK ELEKTRA WERE STILL PRESSING THEIR OWN LPS TO ORDER FOR UK DEMAND.AS WITH ALL EARLIER ELEKTRA LPS RELEASED BEFORE THIS ONE - THEY PRESSED THEIR OWN RECORDS IN THE UK, AND USED A 'DUAL' TYPE OF ELEKTRA COVER WITH BOTH THE U.S. ELEKTRA ADDRESS & ALSO THE U.K. ELEKTRA ADDRESS TOO ON THE REVERSE OF THE COVER (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! HOWEVER THEY ONLY HAD A TINY OPERATION HERE IN THE UK (WITH LIMITED CAPACITY), AND AS SOME OF THE SALES OF THEIR LPS INCREASED, THEY WERE FAILING TO COPE WITH DEMAND. AND SO, ONLY DAYS (LITERALLY!) AFTER THIS LP WAS RELEASED - ELEKTRA CONTRACTED POLYDOR TO TAKE OVER THE PRESSING & DISTRIBUTION OF ALL ELEKTRA LPS IN THE UK (WHICH POLYDOR DID THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE 1960s). POLYDOR ADDED THE TEXT 'POLYDOR RECORDS LIMITED' TO THE BOTTOM OF ALL ELEKTRA LABELS, AND ALSO TO THE REVERSE OF ALL ELEKTRA COVERS!!!!AND AS POLYDOR TOOK OVER DISTRIBUTION OF THIS LP ONLY DAYS AFTER RELEASE - 99% OF COPIES OF THIS LP HAD THE COMMON 'POLYDOR RECORDS' TEXT ON THE LABELS & COVER!!!! BUT NOT THIS ONE!!!! THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - AND IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM ALL LATER PRESSINGS!!!! I WILL EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES!!!!

FIRSTLY ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH LABEL - THERE IS NO POLYDOR RECORDS TEXT(LATER ONES DO!) - AND INSTEAD IT CLEARLY STATES 'MANUFACTUREDIN ENGLAND BY ELEKTRA (UK) LTD' AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH LABEL (SEE PICTURE OF LABELS)!!!! AND THEIR IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' 1STPRESSING EVER MADE!!!! BECAUSE THE 'ELEKTRA (UK) LTD' TEXTAPPEARED ON ALL ELEKTRA LPS RELEASED BEFORE THIS LP - AND NONE LATER!!!! SECONDLY THE COVER IS THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESS COVER WITH BOTH THE U.S. ELEKTRA ADDRESS AND THE UK ONE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE REVERSE OF THE COVER - AND NO 'POLYDOR RECORDS' TEXT!!!! THIS COVER TEXT WAS CHANGED IMMEDIATELY - AND REPLACED WITH A 'POLYDOR RECORDS' CREDIT INSTEAD!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER MADE!!!! IN FACT, THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE LAST ELEKTRA UK LP EVER MADE, THAT ELEKTRA (UK) ACTUALLY PRESSED THEMSELVES (BEFORE POLYDOR TOOK OVER) - AND ONLY A FEW HUNDRED (IF THAT!) WERE EVER MADE!!!! SO DONT UNDERESTIMATE THE AMAZING RARITY OF THIS LP - FOR IT WILL SURELY BE A VERY VERY LONG TIME INDEED BEFORE YOU EVER SEE ANOTHER ONE!!!! ANY MONO 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP IS EXTREMELY RARE - EVEN ON STANDARD ORANGE ELEKTRA LABELS (WITH POLYDOR CREDIT) - BUT FINDING THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - WITH THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' ORANGE ELEKTRALABEL (WITH NO POLYDOR RECORDS CREDIT!) & 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS COVER IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE - AS BARELY ANY WERE EVER MADE!!!!

NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION (WITH AN AWESOME RECORD!) - AND HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1967 UK 'EARLIEST'MONO 1ST PRESSING ON THE'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'TEXTURED' ORANGE ELEKTRA LABELS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'ELEKTRA RECORDS (UK)' TEXT ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH LABEL,NO 'POLYDOR RECORDS' TEXT, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINNER SLEEVE,AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS MONO COVER (WITH NO 'POLYDOR' TEXT)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK Elektra 1st Pressing from1967 and is in SUPERB condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No isEKL 4007on the'Earliest' 1st Press'Textured' Orange Elektra label (see picture) and is a UK MONO 1st pressing!!!!

The record labels (see pictures) are in SUPERB condition 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 absolutely AWESOME condition!!!! Most of these 60s 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, and only a VERYfew of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND LOOKS AMAZING!!!! It is alsogreat to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO pops, NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!!The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade MINT(Minus)!!!! AWESOME 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 comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!! The ULTRA RARE 'Earliest' 1st Press MONO Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear (SUPERB flat and straight edges!), NO spinal wear (SUPERB straight spine and PERFECT side words!), NO splits, only 2 or 3 rub traces from storage towards the centre, NO sticker marks, NO sticker tears, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour), barely ANY creases AT ALL (cover is PERFECTLY flat looking!), barely ANY rubbing AT ALL elsewhere, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the back of the coveris in BRILLIANT condition with NO yellowing, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL (apart from a TINY touch towards the top!), NO grubbyness, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - AND IN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION LIKE THIS ONE IS!) - 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 ORIGINAL1967 UK 'EARLIEST' MONO1STPRESSING OF "THE DOORS" BY THE DOORS, IN SUPERB CONDITION!!!! Dontforgetto take a look at allmy 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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