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I've collected50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre -Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul,Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!!Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completelytrashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided tooffer themto all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid goldmusic history out there!!!Make no mistake, I'lltry my best to consistently offer some of theVERY BESTrecords available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only everofferTHE BEST, MOST AMAZING,MOST IMPORTANT,VERYRAREST UK 1ST PRESSORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDSI've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2ndpressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP,direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued,remixedrubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these sessionmen really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
I try tobe one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonicallyusing the UK RRPG standardsas customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!
I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!
Title: The Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Label &year:OriginalBlue & Black Columbia SX 6157 LP,OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Original Mono 1967 UK Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A:XAX 3419 -2 (1 GD) , Side B :XAX 3420 - 1 (1 GO)
THIS IS A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AFANTASTIC BARELY PLAYEDEXAMPLE OF THIS INCREDIBLY RARE ICONIC UK 1967 MONO PSYCH CLASSIC!!! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING SLEEVE AND SOUND!!!A TRUE ONE OFF EXAMPLE AND SO SO RARE LIKE THIS!!DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS PRICELESS PIECE OF ROCK HISTORY, BID NOW!!!
This psych classic sold barely anything as a Mono (stereo was the new standard in '67)and had a very, verysmall run before being reissued on the black and white EMI label. This album is SURELY one of the best of all time. It has to be the best psychedelia i've ever heard. If you've never listened to it before, it's guaranteed to blow your mind!!! It certainly showed me just what sort of things are possible with sound. As you probably know, this original Mono Blue & Black Columbia 1967 UK Press is impossibly rare, even more so considering worldwide Pink Floyd collectors have snapped up most of them- so when one hits the market, it really is a moment to behold, let alone one with such AWESOME audio!!!
Easily the greatest thing Pink Floyd ever did with every song bar one written by the genius of Syd Barrett, one of music's most notorious acid casualty's. We should be grateful that he wrote this masterpiece, one of THE greatest albums of all time.This original Mono mix is extra special. Mostly mixed by Syd, you've GOT to hear the "Ever So High" bit in Flaming in it's Mono form, it soundstruly incredible with Roger Waters Bass riff covered in echo!!! There's a number of other differences from the stereo version too such as a growling organ at the start of Interstellar Overdrive, and if you listen carefully to the mono mix of "Pow R. Toc H.",you can hearextra vocals such as a stoned Roger Waters howling with laughter!!!Syd was atrue, true genius, and this was his genius album (with a little help from his friends of course!).An absolutetimeless classic psychedelic rockLP.
Tracklist :Astonomy Domine, Lucifer Sam, Matlda Mother, Flaming, Pow R. Toc H., Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk, Interstellar Overdrive, The Gnome, Chapter 24, The Scarecrow, and Bike.
Musicians :Syd Barrett- Vocals /Lead Guitar, Roger Waters - Bass Guitar / Vocals, Rick Wright- Organ / Piano, Nick Mason - Drums, and Norman Smith - Producer.
Trivia :This was part of a collection of classic albums recorded in Abbey Road in the summer of 1967 - in the studio's next door, The Beatles were building Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and in the next one on The Pretty Things were building SF Sorrow!
About : Ultra RareOriginal 1967 UK Press!!! ThisMASSIVELY RARELPinitially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and thereforehad a verysmall run, and isINCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absoluteclassic LP from this incredible band!!!Anastonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on thisMEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
The LP :
ClassicUK "KT"blue & black Columbia labels!!!Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play at all!!! FANTASTIC for a 50 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent!!!
Spectacular Original 1967 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks BRILLIANT with NO really nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just some light wispy sleeve traces, a few mild hairlines and age marks, and just a small amount of cosmetic non-sounding and unfeelable scuffs (only visible in direct angled light) mostly caused from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes really interfere with play AT ALL thanks to the deeply pressed quality!!! BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall at the least as Very Good!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio-
Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has only a small amount of ultra light ticks here and there on very rare occasions, and possibly just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near 100% black silence, but with that bass, depth, clarity and warmth you can only get from original UK vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the least as Excellent+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
OriginalUK 1967 frontlaminatedflipback iconic E.J Day sleeve complete with original unsplit advertisement inner!!!IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn, worn, and stained due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks INCREDIBLE, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO writing OR graffiti, NO nasty stains, NO ringwear, NO seam wear whatsoever, NO splits, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has some truly minimal signs of ageing such as just a miniscule amount of ultra light creases, only a tiny amount of TRULY minimal signs of ageing on the unbelievably unaged unlaminated back such as just the slightest dusting to the flipback tips (being extremely picky here - unbelievably close to new, NO staining OR grubbiness whatsoever - UNBELIEVABLE!!!), a mere touch of denting to one or two of the four corners which virtually ALL vintage sleeves have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! An utterly MAGNIFICENT sleeve, and a TRUE impossibility to find one as incredible as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! This is EASILY one the best i've EVER seen and will surely ever see!!! You simply won't believe that this is five whole decades old!!! Near new!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unworn, unsplit, and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at the very least as Excellent++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary :A PHENOMENAL exampleof this 50 year old OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE psych classic UK Mono Masterpiece!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but simply IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AS THIS!!! BELIEVE ME, YOU MAYNEVERGET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
Please take a look at all my other auctionsformany other ultra rare classic LPs,and feel free tocontact me with any questions you may have. Thanks againfor looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use fromthe years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wearand willplay fantastically wellwith plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders)will be £4.99 signed for for the firstitem, £2.00 for every item after that. Europe buyers, postage is £13.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that. Rest of the world buyers, postage is £17.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that (orders over £30 need to be sent signed for).Contact is expected to be made withina day, and paymentexpected within 3 daysof the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over theitem and it maybe offered second chance to the under bidder or relisted e.t.c. Contact is king! UK bidders, I accept paypal orpostal orders. International bidders, I accept Paypal or Bank Transfer! Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal. Please PLEASE get in touch via the ebay messaging system rather than opening a case if there’s any kind of problem, I will do my very best to sort it out.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness orglare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.
All my auctions start from abare minimum price,so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
Please check my other auctionsformany moreof the rarest, most awesomeVinyl Record items ever!!!
Thanks for your time, happy bidding!
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