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I've collected 50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre - Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!! Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completely trashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided to offer them to all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid gold music history out there!!! Make no mistake, I'll try my best to consistently offer some of the VERY BEST records available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only ever offer THE BEST, MOST AMAZING, MOST IMPORTANT, VERY RAREST UK 1ST PRESS ORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDS I've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2nd pressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP, direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued, remixed rubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these session men really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
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Title : The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones (Selftitled Debut)
Label & year : Original "Unboxed" Decca LK 4605 LP , OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE Mono 1964 WITHDRAWN UK 1st Press with 2:52 Tell Me AND Mona misprint side A label!!!
Matrix's : Side A : XARL-6271-2A (1 K) , Side B : XARL-6272-1A (1 K)
NOW THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE VERY RAREST STONES LP EVER COMMERCIALLY RELEASED!!! MOST DON'T EVEN KNOW THIS EXISTS IN THIS FORM WITH NOT ONLY THE WITHDRAWN 2:52 DEMO TAKE OF "TELL MEâ€, BUT ALSO THE WITHDRAWN MONA SIDE A CREDIT TOO!!! 99% OF THE 2:52 PRESSINGS HAD THE â€œI NEED YOU BABYâ€ CREDIT INSTEAD, NOT THE CASE HERE!!! THIS IS BY FAR THE RAREST VERSION - THE ONLY EXAMPLE Iâ€™VE EVER SEEN LIKE THIS!!! 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 AWESOME EXAMPLE HAS TRULY MAGNIFICENT AUDIO!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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 2:52 TELL ME AND SIDE A MONA CREDIT, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH FANTASTIC SOUNDING 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 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 :
Labels :Classic UK 1st Press red ridged "Unboxedâ€ Mona Decca labels!!! Both sides are GOOD with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has light spindle marking and wear from general use over the years!!! GREAT for a 52 year old record!!! Both must grade overall as Good!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks GREAT for it's age with NO nasty deep scratches whatsoever, and NO deep groove-breaking vicious scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few light scuff marks, a few light hairlines and age marks here and there with just one small groove line on Carol (causes just one very brief barely noticeable hiss), and just some of the usual light wispy sleeve traces (only visible in direct angled light) from general use and where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! On a modern, thin LP, these marks would possibly hinder play, but because this is such an ultra thick quality 1st pressing, it plays fine with no trouble AT ALL!!! Used, but definitely BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall at the least as 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 BRILLIANTLY with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hops, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just the very slightest crackle on the scarcest of occasions and only a small amount of ultra light ticks on the very rarestof occasions, and 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 ultra 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 the very least as Excellent 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 â€œMacNeill" 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 some light creasing and a touch of a record imprint, only some slight ageing to the unlaminated back such as just a hint of dulling and a touch of light dusting to the flipback tips (truly minimal and absolutely NOTHING drastic whatsoever - NO nasty 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 remains a brilliant sleeve (the iconic pictures look AWESOME), and a TRUE rarity to find one as presentable 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 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 used but absolutely FANTASTIC sounding example of this OUTSTANDINGLY RARE unique piece of Stones history - the OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE WITHDRAWN 2:52 TELL ME DEMO MONA CREDIT Mono classic 1964 UK 1st Press LP!!! UNBELIEVABLY HARD TO FIND!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE as truly sonically AWESOME as 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!!!Please take a look at all my other auctions for many other ultra rare classic LPs, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!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!Postage and packing (UK bidders) will be Â£4.49 for the first item, Â£3.00 for every item after that. International buyers, postage is Â£8.99 for the first item, Â£3.00 for every item after that. Contact is expected to be made within 3 days, and payment usually expected within 7 days of the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over the item and it may be relisted e.t.c. UK bidders, I accept paypal or postal orders. I will reluctantly accept cheques, although they will take at least a week to clear. That is why I prefer the other methods, as it means I can get your item to you faster. International bidders, I can only accept Paypal, IMO, or Bank Transfer! I only accept Â£s. Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal.Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness or glare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.All my auctions start from a bare minimum price, so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!Please check my other auctions for many more of the rarest, most awesome Vinyl Record items ever!!!
Thanks for your time, happy bidding!