SAM GOPAL ESCALATOR AN ORIGINAL AND RARE 1969 UK STABLE RECORDS VINYL LP - rare vinyl collector item


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SAM GOPAL, ‘ESCALATOR’ AN ORIGINAL AND RARE 1969 UK STABLE RECORDS VINYL LP.

SAM GOPAL ESCALATOR AN ORIGINAL AND RARE 1969 UK STABLE RECORDS VINYL LP
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#18118
Ebay Item #
142236063338
Sold Price
$780.52
Bids
27
Auction End date
13 Jan 2017
Seller Location
Sussex **WE SHIP WORLDWIDE**

Item Description

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SAM GOPAL, ‘ESCALATOR’ AN ORIGINAL AND RARE 1969 UK STABLE RECORDS VINYL LP IN FULLY TEXTURED GATE-FOLD SLEEVE. Cat No–SLE 8001.


This 1969 album release from Sam Gopal is rare and is in superb condition with fully textured gate-fold sleeve, heavy quality vinyl LP and stunning sound quality.


Sam Gopal (also called Sam Gopal's Dream) was an underground British Psychedelic rock band. The band was named after its founder, Sam Gopal, born in Malaysia. From the age of seven, he played tabla, a northern Indian percussion instrument, which replaced drums in the band. The first line-up was Sam Gopal on tabla, Mick Hutchinson on guitar, Pete Sears on bass guitar and keys, and later towards the end, Andy Clark on organ and vocals. On 28 April 1967, the band performed at The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, a UK Underground event organised by the International Times at Alexandra Palace. Other performing bands included Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, Savoy Brown, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Soft Machine and The Move. Sam Gopal's Dream played at the UFO Club (their first show), The Electric Garden in Covent Garden (later to become Middle Earth), The Roundhouse, and Happening 44. They later played the Christmas on Earth Show at Olympia in London with Traffic, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Jimi Hendrix later sat in with the original Sam Gopal's Dream at London's Speakeasy Club. Andy Clark later joined on organ and keyboards and they soon changed their name to Vamp with the addition of Viv Prince on drums, and released a single called, "Floatin" on Atlantic. After the original Sam Gopal Dream band broke up in 1968, Sears went on to session work and formed his own band Giant, while Hutchinson and Clark recorded three albums as 'Clark-Hutchinson'. Sam formed a new line-up which included vocalist-guitarist 'Ian Willis' (better known as Lemmy), Roger D'Elia and Phil Duke. The album Escalator was recorded in late 1968 and released in March 1969. Lemmy went on to be the bassist of Hawkwind and, in 1975, the founder, singer and bassist of Motörhead. Roger D’Elia (who was grandson of the actress Mary Clare) later turned up in a mid-1970s band called Glider, which included Twink (ex-The Fairies), Andy Colquhoun and Chas McKay. A further line-up of the band featured Alan Mark, Mox Gowland, Mickey Waller (also known as Mickey Finn) and Freddie Gandy (ex-The Fairies).

Both rough textured record labels are in superb Excellent Plus condition, the labels show just a few signs of play and all silver text is clear and unfaded.



The Side 1 matrix information has been slightly obscured by the record label being pressed over it and reads as follows, SLE+8001+A. Side 2, SLE+8001+B


Both sides of the heavy quality LP are in Near Mint condition, both sides of the LP have clearly been very well cared for without any scratches or scuffs with only a few light non sounding, bag removal surface hairlines.





The LP play’s with a superior, clear and powerful sound quality throughout all tracks, with just very mild background static on the run in's, there are no skips, pops or clicks and i grade the sound quality of this magnificent LP an easy 8/10.

The LP comes in its original textured first issue gate-fold picture sleeve. The sleeve is textured on the front, back and centre gate-fold and is in superb Excellent to Excellent Plus condition.The front panel is superb with hardly any signs of wear which is usually most common with these non laminated textured sleeves.

The gate-fold centre of the sleeve is again superb with hardly any signs of wear.



The back panel of the sleeve shows light LP ring-wear and light rub marks to the bottom and spine edges.




A very nice example of this very rare UK album release from, Sam Gopal.

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