On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by
The Rolling Stones called "Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)"
and is an ORIGINAL 1969 UK MONO 1st Pressing on the 1st Press UNBOXED
Decca label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO
FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE ROLLING STONES RAREST LPs EVER - AND
VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER
ONE!!!! THIS LP IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LPs ON THE DECCA LABEL -
AND IS INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP
REALLY SPECIAL IS THAT IT IS 1ST PRESSED IN MEGA RARE MONO!!!! AND
THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST
RELEASED BACK IN 1969, NEARLY EVERY 1ST PRESSING WAS MADE IN COMMON
STEREO - WITH VIRTUALLY NONE IN MEGA RARE MONO AT ALL!!!! AND DEMAND
FOR MONOs WAS SO ABSOLUTELY TINY, THAT MOST SHOPS DIDNT EVEN STOCK MONOS
BY THIS POINT - AND IT WAS ONLY AVAILABLE BY 'SPECIAL ORDER' ONLY!!!!
AS A RESULT, FINDING A UK 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP IN MEGA RARE MONO IS
ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE - AS BARELY ANY WERE EVER MADE!!!!
BUT WHAT MAKES THIS
LP REALLY SPECIAL - IS THAT IT IS QUITE LITERALLY THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!! THE MONO MATRIXES FOR THIS LP WERE EXACTLY THE SAME FOR ALL MONO PRESSINGS (AND ENDED STRAIGHT AFTER DELETION IN EARLY 1970) - SO THE MATRIXES ARE BASICALLY IRRELEVANT!!!! HOWEVER, WHAT CLEARLY SHOWS THIS TO BE THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - IS THAT IT HAS THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESS 1/B 1/B MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS, CLEARLY SHOWING THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THE 300 COPIES EVER PRESSED - AND QUITE LITERALLY THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST MONO 1ST PRESSING YOU CAN POSSIBLY GET!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN SUPERB CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A
LOOK AT THE
PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK MONO 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST
PRESS UNBOXED DECCA LABEL, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS RED MONO INNER SLEEVE, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS MONO MATRIXES, 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESS 1/B 1/B MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST
PRESS 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' GATEFOLD LAMINATED 'OCTAGONAL' FLIPBACK COVER!!!!
THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY IN MEGA RARE MONO!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Decca UK 1st Pressing from
1969 and is in SUPERB condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK
quality vinyl. The Cat. No is LK 5019 on the ORIGINAL UNBOXED 1st
Press Decca Label (see picture) and is a much MUCH rarer UK MONO 1st
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO
writing, NO wear, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY
CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is
in SUPERB condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a
lot of wild
and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one
is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, only 2 or 3 ULTRA light surface traces, and only a
VERY few of the
lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS
THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL
RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND LOOKS SUPERB!!!! It is
also great to find that the record plays as
STUNNINGLY as the visual!!!! It plays with NO pops, NO sticking, NO
jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply
SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The record must
grade Excellent+ if not better!!!! SUPERB RECORD!!!! 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 Red Mono 'Octagonal' inner
sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition - with NO splits and NO
writing either!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Garrod
& Lofthouse' Gatefold Laminated 'Octagonal' FLIPBACK Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear
(side words PERFECT!), NO spine splits, NO edge splits, only VERY slight corner
wear (NOT through the colour!), only a VERY few light creases (cover is VERY flat
rips, NO tears, only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corner tips, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening
beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the
unlaminated inside of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO
grubbyness, NO yellowing, NO rubbing, SUPERB flipbacks, NO ringwear, and NO writing!!!!
The cover must grade Very Good++++ if not
better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY IN MEGA RARE MONO - AND AS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!) - SO
DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!
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 UK 1969 MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "THROUGH THE PAST DARKLY" BY THE ROLLING STONES, IN SUPERB CONDITION!!!! 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!!!!!