Free Tons Of Sobs Lp 1969 Pink Island Export!! 500 Copies Only!!!!
This item have been sold for $278.23
On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by
Free called "Tons Of Sobs" and is an ORIGINAL 1969 UK Pressing on
the RAREST EVER 'Textured' Pink Island 'Block' label!!!! THIS LP IS
SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS WAS FREE'S
FIRST & RAREST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!!
JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1969 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST
RELEASED - IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS, AND WAS ALMOST
IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY
TOUGH TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL - IS THAT IT IS THE ALL TIME RAREST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! TOWARDS THE END OF 1969 ISLAND CHANGED THEIR LABELS FROM THE 'CIRCLE' LOGO TO THE 'BLOCK' ISLAND LOGO INSTEAD. HOWEVER, CLEARLY THEY WERENT HAPPY WITH THIS LABEL (AS IT ONLY LASTED ABOUT 1 MONTH!) - AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY CHANGED IT AGAIN TO THE VERY COMMON 'PINK i' LOGO LABEL WHICH WAS USED THROUGHOUT THE REST OF 1969 AND THROUGHOUT 1970. AND WHEN THIS 'BLOCK' LOGO LABEL WAS USED - FREE WAS STILL FAR FROM BECOMING FAMOUS, AND SALES OF THEIR FIRST LP (THIS ONE) WERE STILL EXTREMELY POOR!!!! THEIR BIG HIT 'ALL RIGHT NOW' DIDN'T COME UNTILL 1970 - AND THIS IS WHY SALES OF THIS LP ON LATER 'PINK i' LOGO WERE GOOD, AND THE PINK i LOGO COPIES ARE VERY COMMON INDEED (YOU SEE THEM ALMOST EVERY WEEK). HOWEVER, THIS 'BLOCK' LOGO QUITE LITERALLY ONLY EVER HAD 1 OR TWO BATCHES EVER MADE (AROUND 500 COPIES ONLY!) AND IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE ALL TIME RAREST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER MADE!!!! IT IS AT LEAST 10 TIMES RARER THAN THE 'CIRCLE' LOGO THAT CAME BEFORE, AND 100 TIMES RARER THAN THE VERY COMMON 'PINK i' LOGO COPIES THAT YOU SEE ALMOST EVERY WEEK!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE ALL TIME RAREST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER MADE, AND THE CHANCES OF EVER SEEING ANOTHER ONE AGAIN, ARE VIRTUALLY ZERO!!!!
EVEN RARER STILL - THIS LP WAS CLEARLY MADE FOR EXPORT ONLY, WITH THE ULTRA RARE 'BRITISH FREE' EXPORT STICKER ON THE COVER FRONT!!!! THIS TOLD FANS IN THE COUNTRY THIS LP WAS EXPORTED TO, THAT THE BAND WAS FROM THE UK, AND TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION WITH OTHER BANDS IN THAT COUNTRY!!!! AND THIS UNDOUBTEDLY MAKES THIS THE ALL RAREST FREE LP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TODAY!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN GREAT CONDITION OVERALL - WITH AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT COVER FOR ONCE!!!! JUST TAKE A
LOOK AT THE
PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK 'EXPORT' PRESSING ON THE RAREST EVER
'TEXTURED' ISLAND 'BLOCK' LOGO LABEL, ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE, AND 'E.J.DAY' GATEFOLD 'STICKERED' COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND
VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS
OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Island UK EXPORT Pressing
from 1969 and is in GREAT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK
quality vinyl. The Cat. No is ILPS 9089 on the 'Textured' Pink 'Block' Island label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo Pressing (there were NO Monos!)!!!!
The record labels are in GREAT condition (see pictures)
with NO stickers, minimal grubbyness, NO writing, and only a few light spindle marks!!!! The vinyl is
in GREAT condition overall - and still VERY bright & shiny looking indeed!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had
been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out,
and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, only 3 or 4 slightly more visible (but NOT feelable with a finger tip!) hairlines, only 2 or 3 MEGA light scufflines, only a few VERY light hairlines, and only a VERY few of the
lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK!!!! It is
also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual
with NO skips, only a few VERY light clicks, NO
sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle, and only some slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - though this is lost WAY behind ALL but the VERY quietest parts of the music ONLY!!!! And as most of this LP is very VERY loud indeed, this is almost irelevant!!!! The sound quality
is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The
record must grade Good+ (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not better - and is still a very VERY presentable record indeed!!!! AND REMEMBER - THE CHANCES OF EVER FINDING ANOTHER ONE ON THIS LABEL AGAIN (ESPECIALLY AN ULTRA RARE EXPORT!) ARE VIRTUALLY ZERO!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded
in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my
interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'E.J.Day'
Gatefold 'Stickered' Cover is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO splits, NO sticker marks, NO edge wear (apart from some almost INVISIBLE 'touching in' traces!), NO sticker tears, NO spinal wear (apart from 1 TINY 'touched in' trace - and side words PERFECT!), NO rips, NO
tears, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through
the colour!), NO ringwear, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, only a VERY few light creases (cover is VERY flat looking
indeed!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening
edges are beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!!
the inside of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO grubbyness,
NO rubbing, NO ringwear, NO yellowing, and NO writing!!!! The cover
must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND
VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE (ESPECIALLY AS THE ALL TIME RAREST PRESSING EVER MADE, 500 COPIES ONLY, AND AN ULTRA RARE EXPORT!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1969 UK EXPORT PRESSING OF "TONS OF SOBS" BY FREE!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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