Black Sabbath Master Of Reality Lp 1971 Uk 1st Press

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Hi, and welcome to psychout auctions

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 .

I try to be one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music I strictly grade all LP s I list, visually and sonically using the UK RRPG standards as customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I ll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i ll be listing some gems that you just WON T want to miss out on

I think that s everything, so let the auction commence

Title : Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

Label year : Original Vertigo 6360 028 LP , UK Stereo IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1971 UK 1st Press

Matrix s : Side A : 6360050 1Y//1v420 1 , Side B : 6360050 2Y//1v420 1 EARLIEST EVER


It s hard enough to find a UK 1st Press of this LP in ANY condition, but to find one as OUTSTANDING as this, complete with the IMPOSSIBLY RARE poster? INCREDIBLE Usually the delicate box sleeve is crushed torn and worn - NOT the case here This is without question one of THE finest examples of this very fragile 100 complete set I have ever seen

Only a VERY small amount of the first run of this classic ever came with one of these posters, and even then most were lost in the midst of time by record shops sticking them in their windows and hippies using them for roach paper e.t.c, and whichever rare few are found these days are usually TOTALLY ravaged and torn, and often in separate pieces NOT THE CASE HERE This has NEVER been used and has clearly barely ever the left the sleeve To find one in such OUTSTANDING shape is truly PHENOMENALLY RARE

Did I mention that the audio is utterly OUTSTANDING too? Do NOT miss out on this outrageous piece of rock history, bid now

About : Ultra Rare Original 1971 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 :

Labels :

Classic UK 1st Press swirly Vertigo labels Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play at all FANTASTIC for a 45 year old record Both must grade overall at least as Excellent

Record : Visual -

Spectacular Original 1971 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 much AT ALL PHENOMENAL for a record of this age and rarity This is EASILY the best I ve ever seen 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, skips OR sticks Only like pretty much ALL records has only a small amount of ultra light ticks on very rare occasions, 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 MAGNIFICENT 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

Sleeve :

Original UK 1st Press Howards fully laminated box style sleeve complete with unsplit swirly inner and PHENOMENALLY rare poster in MAGNIFICENT unused condition with only some incredibly mild signs of handling and literally one or two tiny age spots on the white back to show of it s 45 years 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 writing, NO graffiti, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years Only has a small amount of ultra light signs of general mild ageing such as just a tiny amount of mild edge creases and the merest ghost of a record imprint, a minor crease line to the bottom right corner and only the very slightest laminate lifting along just the rarest parts of the spine truly minimal , a touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage sleeves 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 possibly find, but this remains a MAGNIFICENT sleeve and a TRUE rarity to find one as fantastic and beautifully 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 at the 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 : An INCREDIBLE example of this INCREDIBLY RARE Rock classic original 1971 Vertigo UK 1st Press LP complete with IMPOSSIBLE UNUSED POSTER Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS UTTERLY PHENOMENAL 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

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 4.49 for the first item, 3.00 for every item after that. International buyers, postage is 8.99 for the first item, 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 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

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