Title : Deep Purple - Shades Of Deep Purple
Label year : Original Yellow Black Parlophone PCS 7055 LP , UK Stereo 1968 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press
Matrix s : Side A : YEX 689 - 1 1 R , Side B : YEX 690 - 1 1 M UNBELIEVABLY EARLY STAMPERS
THEIR ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AND ULTRA RARE CLASSIC DEBUT LP IN TRULY FANTASTIC CONDITION A TRUE EARLIEST EVER DAY OF RELEASE EXAMPLE WITH SOLD IN U.K LABEL CREDITS IMMEDIATELY REPRESSED WITH THE TEXT REMOVED THIS SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP AND IS RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND, ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS SCARELY PLAYED WITH FANTASTIC SOUND Sold next to ABSOLUTELY NOTHING as a TRUE Sold In UK 1st, resulting in this EASILY being THE very rarest Deep Purple LP out there And if that wasn t enough, it s in absolutely FANTASTIC condition Don t miss out on this MAGNIFICENT piece of rock history, bid now
Classic 1968 1st Sold In UK YB Parlophone labels Both sides are FANTASTIC with NO real signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever Just has a very small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play over the years at all AWESOME for a 48 year old record Both must grade overall 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 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 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 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 stereo separation and clarity It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, sticks OR skips Only like nearly ALL records has a small amount of ultra light ticks on very rare 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 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 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 1968 front laminated flipback iconic GL patents pending Stereo sleeve complete with original unsplit advertisement inner IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn, worn, and stained 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 bad marks AT ALL, NO splits, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years Only has some mild signs of ageing such as a small amount of light creases and a hint of a record imprint, some sunfading to the spine and just one or two ultra light signs of ageing to the ultra clean unlaminated back such as some light dusting to the flipback tips and a tiny amount of near invisible storage indents, a touch of denting to the four corners which virtually every vintage sleeve has, 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 every single minor negative I can possibly find, but this remains a BRILLIANT sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as awesome 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 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 FANTASTIC example of this INCREDIBLY RARE earliest ever day of release psych classic original 1968 Parlophone UK 1st Press LP Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS MAGNIFICENT AS THIS 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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