Rush S/t Lp First Album Hard Rock Prog Original Sealed! Mercury Geddy Lee

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04 Sep 2016
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Livingston, Montana

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RUSH 'S/T' - Original LP (Mercury SRM-1-1011, 1974)
Very hard to find 100% sealed original USA pressing of the first RUSH LP released in 1974. No bar codes. Price sticker remnant on outer shrinkwrap. Pretty rare like this!

I try to grade conservatively using the guide below. All LPs cleaned on a VPI 16.5 machine prior to sale. Please check out my other LPs currently on eBay auction! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                      RECORD GRADING GUIDESealed  - An unopened, never used, brand-new, 'perfect' record still housed in its original, completely intact shrinkwrap. A 100% brand-new record just like you used to get at the record shop.Near Mint Minus (NM-)   A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect even when brand-new. 
A NM- record should show no obvious signs of wear other than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible beginnings of ringwear or other signs of very slight handling.  NM- covers have no creases, folds, seam splits, or other noticeable jacket defects.  Cut-out LP jackets in close to perfect shape otherwise can still qualify for NM-. And same holds for inserts, posters, lyric sleeves, etc. Basically, an LP in Near Mint Minus (NM-) condition looks as if you just removed the shrinkwrap and have played it once or twice.     NOTE: Near Mint Minus (NM-) is my highest grade for all opened, and nearly perfect, beautiful records. 
Very Good Plus (VG+)  A Very Good Plus (VG+) record will show some signs that it was played and handled by a previous owner who took care of it. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or light scratches that don't affect the overall listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK. The cover may have some ringwear or discoloration, but it should be minor and not hugely noticeable. The center LP hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play.  An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by slight creasing, minor storage wear marks, or corner indentations. Picture sleeves and inner sleeves may have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a small seam split. In general, if not for a few small issues, this would be Near Mint Minus. All but the most 'mint-crazy' collectors should find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG)   Many of the defects found in a VG+ record become significantly more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise is evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as will light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail tip) and background pops and clicks will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. Jackets may have the beginnings of significant ringwear, edge wear, or large seam splitting. The same may be true of picture sleeves or inserts.Very Good Minus (VG-)  High amount of surface noise / groove wear with visible marks on vinyl and clicks / pops audible throughout, but still listenable music on most parts of the LP on most turntables and audio systems. Covers/jackets may be largely split, heavily worn, partially torn or otherwise damaged. Reserved for exceptionally rare or highly desirable records. I do not sell records below this grade. 
On Aug-25-16 at 14:18:27 PDT, seller added the following information:Check out my other RUSH items currently on auction!
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