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SLIM HARPO â€“ SCRATCH MY BACK ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL 1966 EXCELLO RECORDSâ€™ MONO LP 8005
A SWAMP BLUES CLASSIC â€“ AND ONE OF
THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE GENRE!
EXCELLO LABEL WITH BLACK PRINT
RARE MONO PRESSING,
MANY TIMES RARER THAN FAKE (â€œELECTRONICALLY RECHANELLEDâ€) STEREO
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
ORIGINAL GLOSSY, LIGHTLY LAMINATED COVER
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
THE RECORD HAS A 'NASHVILLE MAINS' AND 'MUSIC CITY' MACHINE
STAMPS IN THE TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) AREA, EITHER ONE OF WHICH IS GENERALLY
CONSIDERED A PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY OF THE FIRST PRESSING.
As far as we know,
this album is currently out of print and unavailable on Compact Disc, or in any
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE
OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
weÂ grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS EXCELLENT.
This is one of those albums that are somewhat difficult to grade. It is
somewhere between VG++ and NEAR MINT, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A
few light abrasions ARE visible, but they are extremely shallow,
superficialÂ and only moderately
visually distracting (nothing significant).For the most part, the vinyl looks
impeccable without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the
original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
The record comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve, which has - apparently
with success - shielded the vinyl from the harmful impact of elements over many
Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the
scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, andÂ
10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 4
Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered
sections, which closely follow the contour of the record),Â probably caused by friction or by rubbing
against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance
to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be
possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.
Back cover has a few yellowish dust speckles scattered here
and there (these tiny spots are not overly obtrusive or distracting)
Cover has some small writing on its back side (a small
filing code conspicuously written in one corner)