CONDITION OF VINYL:
Clean, glossy vinyl, with only the faintest of lines visible under a strong light. Labels have minimal spindle marks. There is a slightly uneven sheen on the RCA label (side 2), possibly from handling but it may have been that way from new. Also a couple of white specks near the edge of the Neon label.
On test, side 1 plays beautifully with barely any audible noise at all. Side 2 is almost as good, however from the end of track 2 and through track 3 there is some faint surface noise and a few ticks audible in the quietest sections. This never becomes overly intrusive, and the overall listening experience from playing the album is very enjoyable. Conservatively grades as at least EX.
CONDITION OF SLEEVE:
The tri-fold sleeve is rigid and fully intact with no seam splits, tears or writing. It has been in storage for many years and at certain angles to the light some light foxing is visible. There is moderate wear around the edges and corners, and the inside of the gatefold has a couple of tiny "nicks" revealing the white card beneath.
I have tried to photograph it from all angles to show any issues, and you will see from the close-up photo there is a mark to the left of the RCA logo where a sticker was removed.
Has a black inner sleeve which I assume is original but can't be certain. It is die-cut but has lost its poly lining.
Overall sleeve grade VG.
NE 6, AGBS 0521/0522 (on labels)
MATRIX NUMBERS / WRITING IN RUN-OUT:
AGBS 0521-A-1, AGBS 0522-B-1.
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