Classic Records Lds 6065 Ansermet Royal Ballet Gala 2lp Test Pressing Hp Auction

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05 Jan 2016
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Artist: Ernest Ansermet / The Royal Opera House Orchestra

Title: The Royal Ballet Gala Performances

Label: Classic Records RCA Living Stereo

Record Condition: Near Mint Records looks clean, some spindle marks on label

Jacket Condition: VG Jackets has some bends and warping, catalog number stamped in top right corner.

180 Gram 33 1/3 RPM

Two Disc Set of the Royal Ballet Gala Performances LP.

Tchaikovsky: From The Nutcracker Suite

Rossini-Respighi: From La Boutique Fantasque

Delibes: From Coppelia

Adam: From Giselle

Tchaikovsky: From Swan Lake

Schmann: From Carnival

Tchaikovsky: From The Sleeping Beauty

Chopin: From Les Sylphides

This LP was part of the personal collection of Harry Pearson

This test pressing was initialed by Michael Hobson indicating that he had listened to and approved it prior to it being delivered to HP for evaluation.

It is rumored that Hobson hand-picked the best sounding of the test pressings to send to HP

When Harry Pearson HP passed away a year ago he left behind a legacy for the pursuit of The Absolute Sound in every way from the best audio components to the best software to playback. The legendary house at 176 Prospect Street in Sea Cliff Long Island was recently sold and now it is time to sell all the rarities that he left behind. Over the next year we will be offering a variety of items from the estate of Harry Pearson authorized by the Estate s executor. Items will include Test Pressings for various labels, reel to reel tapes, CD s, DVD s, TAS original cover art, back issues of TAS, vacuum tubes, and a host of other rarities. All items will come with a letter of authenticity and with custom HP: from the collection of Harry Pearson stickers to enhance the long term value of each item. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of audiophile history and invest in items that are often unique and almost certain to grow in value over time. Also note that there will also be an auction of some of the HP owned audio gear on the Audiogon website as well - so check that out as well

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most records are play-graded, and if so indicated above, and have been graded by a sampling of the beginning of both sides of the record
Still Sealed/New: Never opened...still in original shrinkwrap and brand new....any tears in the shrinkwrap will be noted in description.

NM : Played once or twice, no flaws, but a remote ever-so-slight amount of that shiny luster may be gone. Jacket will be virtually flawless, slightest signs of wear, maybe one bumped corner, or a hint of edge wear. Shrinkwrap, if still on, may have some stickers on it or minor tearing.

VG: eBay equivalent: EX Record may have some marks very, very light scratching or some light sleeve scuffing that may sound briefly in a quieter passage. The jacket may have the very lightest signs of ring wear, some light corner or edge wear, maybe an old price sticker or two, that should peel off with the proper guidance.

VG: Record will have some light marks light scratches and light sleeve scuffs , and it might make an occasional pop or crackle in parts, but will not even come close to overwhelming the listening experience. Still a very desirable grade.. As for the jacket, it will start to show more signs of wear than a VG jacket, the ring wear may be slightly more evident, the edge wear or corner wear may be more defined as well.

VG: Record may have several scratches and scuffs, though aside from some popping and crackling, will still be an enjoyable listen. No skips here. The jacket will have far more wear than the previous grades, such as: edge wear to the point of some seam splitting the kind that can be repaired with tape or other means , ring wear not terrible, but still distracting from the image , edge and corner wear, minor writing or a few stickers, or other similar defects.

VG- : Not terrible, usually represents 1 or 2 ugly marks or scratches, might be a little sketchy in a few spots, other than that would fair as a VG record. The jacket will show significant wear - ring wear, seam splits still should be able to be taped up for repair , some writing and/or stickers, edge and corner wear, or other similar defects.

Good/Fair/Poor: Filler only, not recommended for listening.

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