Title : The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones (Selftitled Debut)
Label & year : Original "Unboxed" Decca LK 4605 LP , OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Mono 1964 TRUE UK WITHDRAWN 1st Press with 2:52 Tell Me, Mono/Make It You Try/Bozier misprint sleeve and Mono misprint label!!!
Matrix's : Side A : XARL-6271-2A (1 B) , Side B : XARL-6272-2A (1 B) EARLIEST POSSIBLE STAMPERS!!!
NOW THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE VERY RAREST STONES LP EVER COMMERCIALLY RELEASED!!! MOST DON'T EVEN KNOW THIS EXISTS!!! WE'VE ALL HEARD OF THE 2:52 "TELL ME" WITH THE XARL-6272-1A MATRIX, BUT THIS OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE XARL-6272-2A EXAMPLE ALSO HAS THE WITHDRAWN 2:52 DEMO TAKE OF "TELL ME" TOO!!!
ONLY ONE MINISCULE RUN OF 300 MAXIMUM WERE EVER PRESSED JUST BEFORE BEING RECALLED AND REPLACED WITH THE CORRECT 4:06 TAKE, RESULTING IN WITHOUT QUESTION EASILY THE VERY RAREST VARIATION OF THEIR MAGNIFICENT DEBUT!!! I'D SAY THIS IS OUTNUMBERED BY 1A 1A AND 2A 1A EXAMPLES BY AT LEAST 10 TO 1!!! IT QUITE SIMPLY NEVER EVER TURNS UP!!!
CONTAINS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RECORDING OF "TELL ME",THE VERY FIRST JAGGER RICHARDS SONG TO EVER BE RELEASED!!! BARELY ANY OF THESE EVER ESCAPED THE PRESSING PLANT, AND ONLY A SMALL FRACTION WOULD HAVE SURVIVED THE PAST FIVE DECADES!!! AND NOT ONLY THAT, THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE IS IN TRULY AWESOME CONDITION WITH ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AUDIO!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
AND IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH, THIS ALSO HAS THE OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE WITHDRAWN "YOU CAN MAKE IT YOU TRY” AND “BOZIER" SLEEVE MISPRINTS AND "MONA" (INSTEAD OF THE INTENDED "I NEED YOU BABY") ERRORS ON SLEEVE AND LABEL!!!
I COULD GO ON ABOUT THE SHEER RARITY OF THIS FOR ENDLESS PARAGRAPHS, THOUGH ALL YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW IS THAT THIS HOVERS AROUND THE SUMMIT OF THE "RECORD COLLECTOR TOP 100 RAREST RECORDS OF ALL TIME" LIST, AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO UNTIL THE WORLD BLOWS UP!!!
SO HARD TO FIND THIS HISTORIC MILESTONE IN ROCK WITH IMPOSSIBLE 2A 2A MATRIXES AND MISPRINT SLEEVE, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH INCREDIBLE CONDITION!!! Do NOT miss out on this, for it will surely be a VERY long time before an example comes around again - if ever!!! Don't miss out on this OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE piece of true rock history, bid now!!!
In the frenzy of launching the first ever LP by this iconic band, that would eventually go on to be the biggest and best in the world, someone at Decca mistakenly used an earlier take of Tell Me on the master instead of the re-recording that we all know and love (though in my opinion, this earlier version is probably better)!!! This was noticed JUST after pressing had begun and was IMMEDIATELY repressed with the correct 4:06 take, resulting in this being THE very rarest commercially released Stones LP out there!!! And not only that, this record is the ONLY time this version of Tell Me has EVER been issued!!!
Tracklist : Route 66, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Honest I Do, I Need You Baby, Now I've Got A Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene), Little By Little, I'm A King Bee, Carol, Tell Me (You're Coming Back), Can I Get A Witness, You Can Make It If You Try, and Walking The Dog.
Musicians : Mick Jagger - Vocals, Keith Richard - Guitar, Charlie Watts - Drums, Bill Wyman - Bass, Brian Jones - Guitar and everything else!, and Andrew Loog Oldham - Producer.
Trivia : This was the first band who had the balls to not put their name on the front of their debut LP!!!
About : IMPOSSIBLY RARE Original 1964 WITHDRAWN 2A 2A UK 1st Press!!! This RIDICULOUSLY RARE LP initially sold literally next to NOTHING (it never got the chance to) and had a MINISCULE run, and is UNBELIEVABLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! An absolute classic debut LP from the greatest rock & roll band of all time!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be the centrepiece of EVERY serious 60's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this PHENOMENALLY RARE LP!!! If you like good music and owning a priceless piece of history, bid now!!!
The LP :
Classic UK 1st Press red ridged "Unboxed” Mona Decca labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this hasn't had much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 39 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good+++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1964 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks AWESOME with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few totally non-sounding mild cosmetic paper scuffs, a little incredibly minor near invisible non sounding bag rash here and there and a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light) and only a few ULTRA light incredibly feint hairlines mostly from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes interfere with play AT ALL!!! MAGNIFICENT for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! 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, sticks OR skips!!! Only like nearly ALL records has 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 about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does mostly play with a CD-like near black silence, but with that depth, bass, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN most of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at least as Excellent!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original UK 1964 1st press front laminated flipback “MacNeill" WITHDRAWN “Mona”, “Bozier" and “Make It You Try” misprint sleeve complete with original inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks BRILLIANT, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO writing, NO graffiti, NO seam splits, NO really bad marks AT ALL, and still ultra strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a few signs of very mild ageing such as just a small amount of ultra light creasing and a mere hint of a record imprint, only slight age dulling to the still ultra bright unlaminated back (truly minimal and absolutely NOTHING drastic whatsoever - NO stains, NO ugly grubbiness, NO writing OR graffiti, and NO coffee cup marks whatsoever!!!), a touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's 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!!! I tend to bring it down by emphasizing the negatives, but this is a truly magnificent sleeve (the iconic pictures look AWESOME), and a TRUE rarity to find one as fantastic as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at the very least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : An absolutely PHENOMENAL example of this OUTSTANDINGLY RARE unique piece of Stones history - the OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE WITHDRAWN 2:52 TELL ME DEMO Mono classic 1964 UK 1st Press LP with IMPOSSIBLE 2A 2A MATRIXES AND MONA MISPRINTS!!! UNBELIEVABLY HARD TO FIND!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE like this!!! YOU WILL SURELY NEVER GET 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!!!
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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 from the 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 wear and will play fantastically well with 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!
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