On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by
Deep Purplecalled "Shades Of Deep Purple" and is an ORIGINAL 1968 UK
MONO 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Yellow & Black
Parlophonelabel!!!! THISLP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE
TO FIND!!!! THIS WAS DEEP PURPLE'S FIRST & RAREST LP EVER- AND
VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER
ONE!!!! BACK IN 1968 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED - IT ONLY EVER
SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS, AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!!
AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE
TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES
THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL IS THAT IT IS 1ST PRESSED IN MEGA RARE MONO!!!!
AND THISIS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! WHEN THIS LP WAS
FIRST RELEASED IN THE UK BACK IN 1968, NEARLY EVERY 1ST PRESSING WAS
MADE IN COMMON STEREO - WITH VIRTUALLY NONE IN MEGA RARE MONO AT
ALL!!!! MOST SHOPS HAD LONG SINCE STOPPED STOCKING MONOs BY THIS POINT -
AND THEY WERE ONLY AVAILABLE BY 'SPECIAL ORDER' ONLY!!!!AS A RESULT,
FINDING A 1ST PRESSING OF THIS INCREDIBLE LP IN MEGA RARE MONO IS
VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE - AS BARELY ANY WERE EVER MADE!!!!
ONLY THAT, BUT THIS LP IS STILL VERY SOLID & PRESENTABLE AND PLAYS
FINE!!!! AND THE RECORD IS STILL VERY BRIGHT & SHINY, THE COVER HAS
NO MAJOR DEFECTS AT ALL - AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO JUMPS AND NO
STICKS AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE
PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1968 UKMONO 1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST
YELLOW & BLACK PARLOPHONELABEL, 1ST PRESS 1/1 MONO MATRIX ENDINGS,
1ST PRESS 'PATENTS APPLIED FOR' ADVERTISING INNER SLEEVE, AND 1ST
PRESS 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' FLIPBACK LAMINATED 'PATENTS PENDING'MONO
COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE (ESPECIALLY IN MEGA RARE MONO!) - SO DONT MISS OUT
ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK1st Pressing
from 1968 and is SERIOUSLY rare in EVERY respect!!!! The Cat. No isPMC 7055
on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Yellow & BlackParlophone label (see
picture) and is a much MUCH rarer UK MONO 1st Pressing!!!!All the
tracks are Pure quality Deep Purple at their best!!!! Any fan of Deep
Purple, or 60s music in general, will want to have this in their
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! However - this record is simple to describe. It is what is commonly termed in the record collecting world as 'a decent player'. I.e. it plays through fine - with NO jumps, and NO sticks - but has a few visual lines / marks on either side!!!! I suspect this is probably caused by the record being left out of its cover at some point in the past. However almost ALL of these visual details are LIGHT and do NOT affect play in the slightest!!!! And the sound quality itself is in superb MONO - and has NO distortion AT ALL!!!! However, although the record is still VERY bright and shiny, there are a few hairlines, a few small surface marks, 2 or 3 careless scufflines, and a few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! That said (as mentioned before) the record still plays through FINE - with NO skips, only a few light clicks (though mostly NONE!), NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! There is some expected audible background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - though this is lost WAY behind ALL but the VERY quietest parts of the music ONLY (and as 99% of this LP is very VERY loud indeed, this means there are barely ANY quiet parts AT ALL!)!!!! The actual sound quality itself is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! So if you want a VERY decent & presentable (and still bright & shiny!) example to play - and can live with some lines/marks on either side, then this is definitely worth considering!!!! And of course, its rarity factor can NOT be understated - especially in MONO!!!! That said - I will only MEGA STRICTLY give this record the lowest possible grading of a record that does not jump - Fair+ (PROPERLY graded!) if not better!!!! So definitely still a VERY presentable copy - which still plays through FINE!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I useSTRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! SO ALTHOUGH THIS RECORD ISNT 100% PERFECT - IT IS A VERY SOLID, PLAYABLE, PRESENTABLE EXAMPLE, AND ALSO OF THE UTMOST RARITY!!!!AND SO BEFORE YOU THINK OF PASSING ON THIS LP - JUST ASK YOUSELF, WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE ONE OF THESE IN MEGA RARE MONO, AND WHEN ARE YOU EVER LIKELY TO SEE ANOTHER ONE AGAIN????The record also comes in its ORIGINAL1st Press EMI Advertising 'Patents Applied For' inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press'Garrod & Lofthouse' Flipback Laminated 'Patents Pending' MONO Cover isin GREAT condition - with NO major defects AT ALL!!!! he cover has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), NO rips, NO tears, some creasing (these are mainly confined to the VERY edges ONLY - and the cover is still VERY flat looking!), NO splits, only some VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, shiny laminate, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!!The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL (with some possible evidence of trimming here - though this is so marginal, it is by no means certain)!!!! Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in GREAT condition with NO grubbyness, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, NO sticker tears, NO sticker marks, and NO writing!!!! The cover must MEGA STRICTLY gradeVery Good(Minus) (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not Very Good - though I strongly suspect most would grade higher, as it is certainly a very VERY decent cover indeed with NO major defects AT ALL (NO rips, NO tears, NO splits, NO writing, etc!)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE - 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 ORIGINAL1968UKMONO 1ST PRESSING OF"SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE" BY DEEP PURPLE!!!! 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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