Title : The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
Label year : Original Decca LK 4995 LP , UK Mono 1968 UNBELIEVABLY RARE 1st Press
Matrix s : Side A : XARL-8476-4A , Side B : XARL-8477-2A
NOW THIS IS A SERIOUS RARITY TO FIND A MONO EDITION AT ALL IS INCREDIBLY HARD, BUT ONE WITH THE NEAR-MYTHICAL PROMOTIONAL POSTER? ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE IT S SAID THAT ONLY THE FIRST ONE OR TWO HUNDRED EVER CAME WITH THIS OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE POSTER, AND I M INCLINED TO AGREE THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN AND WILL SURELY EVER SEE AGAIN AND IT TRULY IS A 100 1968 ORIGINAL UK 1ST PRESS POSTER WITH A SMOOTH FRONT WITH ROUGH TEXTURED BACK, AND WITH BOTH MONO AND STEREO CATALOGUE NUMBERS PRINTED ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLY RARE
A TRULY FANTASTIC 100 EXAMPLE OF THIS MILESTONE IN ROCK RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND AS A MONO THE VAST, VAST MAJORITY WERE ALL STEREO - IN FACT, THIS MONO MIX IS SO OBSCURE, THAT IT WASN T EVEN ISSUED IN THE US THIS INCREDIBLY RARE UK UNBOXED MONO EDITION WAS RELEASED PRETTY MUCH AS AN AFTER THOUGHT TO SATISFY A TINY AMOUNT OF PRE-ORDERS - MONO WAS ALL BUT DEAD BY LATE 68 A MASSIVE SHAME - YOU HAVEN T HEARD THIS LP UNTIL YOU VE HEARD THIS LETHAL RAZOR-EDGE AND RAW MONO MIX ABSOLUTELY ELECTRIC
AND NOT ONLY THAT, THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THIS MASTERPIECE - UTTERLY INCREDIBLE AUDIO IMPOSSIBLY HARD TO FIND IN SUCH OUTSTANDING CONDITION, ESPECIALLY WITH THE PHENOMENALLY RARE POSTER YOU WILL SURELY NEVER GET THE CHANCE TO OWN ONE AGAIN Do not miss out on this UNBELIEVABLE piece of rock history, bid now
Musicians : Mick Jagger - Vocals, Keith Richards - Guitar, Charlie Watts - Drums, Bill Wyman - Bass, Brian Jones - Guitar and everything else
Classic UK 1st Press red Unboxed Decca labels Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever Just has a very small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play at all IMPOSSIBLE for a 48 year old record Both must grade overall at least as Excellent
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1968 UK 1st Press Vinyl Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks INCREDIBLE with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever The only blemishes off perfection are just one or two BARELY VISIBLE totally non-sounding cosmetic scuffs, a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines only visible in strong angled light and only one or two ULTRA light non sounding hairlines from where it has sat or been removed from it s cover over the years Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes affect play AT ALL PHENOMENAL for a record of this age and rarity You ll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is Must grade overall at 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 the very RAREST quiet isolated tick here and there, 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 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 1st press Mono laminated gatefold GL sleeve complete with original inner and PHENOMENALLY RARE poster absolutely AWESOME condition with NO tears, splits, folds, writing OR graffiti whatsoever - just has literally one or two ultra light vague age spots on the white back from storage and only some light handling creasing from the past 48 years UNBELIEVABLE 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 tears, NO really bad marks AT ALL, NO writing, NO graffiti, NO excessive wear, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years Only has a few ultra light signs of ageing such as only a small amount of ultra light creases and a touch of a record imprint, some mild general ageing such as just some minor age marks and age spots here and there from storage with a small amount of laminate lifting to the top right of the front nothing drastic , 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 listing the most minor negatives I can find, but this remains a GREAT sleeve, and a rarity to find one as awesome as this - nearly all have been virtually destroyed, creased up, tired, flimsy and beat up, or are just about being held together, but not this one Even the magnificent inside shows very little ageing whatsoever 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 : A truly FANTASTIC example of this IMPOSSIBLE RARE classic Mono 1st Press LP complete with OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE promo poster Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS MAGNIFICENT AS THIS YOU WILL 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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