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Label & year : Original "Unboxed" Decca LK 4605 LP , OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Mono 1964 TRUE UK WITHDRAWN 1st Press with 2:52 Tell Me!!!
Matrix's : Side A : Side A : XARL-6271-1A , Side B : XARL-6272-1A (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
THIS IS A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A USED, BUT STILL VERY PRESENTABLE AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD SOUNDING EXAMPLE OF THIS MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF STONES HISTORY - THE OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE WITHDRAWN 2:52 DEMO TELL ME VERSION OF THEIR ICONIC DEBUT!!! THIS SIMPLY NEVER EVER TURNS UP, ESPECIALLY WITH THE EARLIEST EVER 1A 1A MATRIXES!!!
WELL HERE IT IS - THE VERY RAREST STONES LP EVER COMMERCIALLY RELEASED!!! CONTAINS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RECORDING OF "TELL ME”, THE VERY FIRST JAGGER RICHARDS SONG TO EVER BE RELEASED!!! ONLY A HANDFUL OF THESE EVER ESCAPED THE PRESSING PLANT!!!
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!!!
In the frenzy of launching the first ever LP of the 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!!!
WE ARE TALKING AN ICONIC PIECE OF TRUE ROCK & ROLL HISTORY HERE!!! RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND AN EARLIEST EVER 1A 1A EXAMPLE OF THIS MILESTONE IN ROCK (AND THAT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT)!!! Do NOT miss out on this, for it will surely be a VERY long time before it comes around again, if ever - bid now!!!
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 : Ultra Rare Original 1964 WITHDRAWN 1A 1A UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
The LP :
Classic UK 1st Press red ridged "Unboxed” Decca labels!!! Both sides are GREAT with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has spindle marking and a little ruffling from general use over the years!!! Good for a 52 year old record of this rarity!!! Both must grade overall at least as Fair++++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1966 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, and shiny with fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks OK with no excessively nasty marks, nothing that ruins playback, and NO vicious gauges either!!! It just has general age wear such as a few of the usual light, wispy sleeve traces with some light scratches and hairlines from general use over the years - obvious wear, but nothing critical whatsoever!!! Of course, none of these blemishes interfere with smoothness of playback at all thanks to the quality deeply pressed 1st Press!!! Well used, but still presentable for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall visually as Fair++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays GREAT with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It plays through smoothly with NO hops, sticks OR skips whatsoever!!! Only has some relatively minor surface noise, a few light ticks here and there as to be expected with a bit of "bluesman's fag" static crackle in places such as between tracks and on the quieter sections, but it really doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! (it's mostly more atmospheric rather than the sound of bacon frying!!!) I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! Still a very enjoyable listen - The music is TRULY loud and clear!!! BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audiably as Very Good minus!!! (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" 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 too bad at all, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO splits, NO graffiti, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few signs of minor ageing such as general light age creasing and a touch of a record imprint, some general minor ageing to the unlaminated back such as just a little light general dulling and a small piece of material missing below the centre of the back opening with a small promo/deletion punch just below, a touch of denting/rounding 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!!! Despite ageing, this is a well presentable sleeve and a TRUE rarity to find one as strong, unsplit and as undamaged as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! The iconic pics look awesome!!! It remains strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at the least as Good+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A used, but GREAT sounding example of this OUTSTANDING piece of Stones history - the OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE WITHDRAWN DAY OF RELEASE 2:52 TELL ME DEMO Mono classic 1964 PRE RELEASE UK 1st Press LP!!! UNBELIEVABLY HARD TO FIND!!! Hard to find in ANY condition!!! YOU MAY 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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