**WE SHIP WORLDWIDE**
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.
THANK YOU for expressing an interest in this Auction. If you would like any additional information about this item, or any of our other
featured E-bay Auctions, or would like to find out more about our QUALITY Worldwide MAIL ORDER company Specialising in THE BEATLES, please do not hesitate to ask.
Here is a Note of our Various Payment Options, welcomed in either US dollars or GB Pounds sterling.
For Overseas Buyers:
Payment Options for UK Buyers:
In addition to the payment options set out above for overseas clients, we also accept the following payment methods for UK clients:
We Ship WORLDWIDEwith many satisfied clients in the USA, Japan, UK and the Rest of the world - Please note that Shipping and Packaging Costs are always charged at COST PRICE ONLY - we do not seek to make a profit from shipping. All Buyers can rest assured that any purchase, small or large, will be Carefully & Professionally packaged to ensure that the item reaches the buyer in the same condition as it leaves our offices.
Please Help us to Help You!
QUALITY and HIGH STANDARDS are two of our main priorities. We promise to contact you within 48 working hours from the end of an Auction, and will process your order as QUICKLY and EFFICIENTLY as we possibly can. However, we can only achieve this with your co-operation!.
After receiving the end of Auction invoice, please contact us with your Shipping Details and Payment Preference by return, or within THREE Days of Auction End. If we do not hear from you within three days, we will send you a reminder.
It is our company Policy that if we do not hear from any Buyer, with their payment proposals, within TEN days of an Auction end, we reserve the right to re-list the item for Auction - We believe this to be fair - No further reminders will be sent after this time scale.
THANK YOU for your Co-operation – we look forward to supplying you!