LET IT BLEED
Issue : UK COMPLETE MONO PRESS Label : DECCA Catalogue No : LK 5025
Matrix : XARL 9363 P-2A / 9364 P-2A
Released in 1969, the album features Let it Bleed, Love in Vain, Midnight Rambler, Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want.
This UK Original press is on the earliest red and silver Decca label. It is complete with the original heavy vinyl, the original scarce Let it Bleed inner sleeve and laminated Upton Printing Group sleeve. The LP is also complete with the rare poster is sensational, like new condition.
The vinyl is in Excellent condition. It has a sensational lightly played high gloss, with just a couple of very light wispy marks on both sides. The vinyl still has the original jet black colour with no sign of wear to the grooves at all. The red and silver label is exceptionally bold and completely clean. The text is is sharp and there is only the very slightest spindle wear.
The sound quality is Excellent. The vinyl lies completely flat on the turntable and the sound is rich and vibrant. Sensational clarity, there are moments of the slightest background noise, particularly in quiet moments, but it still has superb audio separation and that wonderful deep, bassy vinyl sound.
The scarce red mono Let it Bleed printed inner sleeve is in Excellent condition. It is completely clean and bright. Very solid with no edge splits.
This rare original poster shows no sign of ever leaving the sleeve, it looks as good as new. It is in sensational Mint condition.
The laminated sleeve is in Near Mint condition. The laminate has the most sensational polished shine, it is completely flat with no creasing or sign of age at all. The colours are vivid, the text is solid and the image is perfect. The original poster sticker is sealed and complete. The unlaminated rear of the sleeve has a couple of the faintest signs of use but these are insignificant, it is without doubt the finest we have ever seen, it is fabulous. The whole sleeve feels like new. The cardboard is as solid as the day it was bought, it has no sign of age. The edges really are immaculate, no feathering or wear at all.
This is a stunning complete example of this classic album. The vinyl ,although not perfect, still gleams, the mono inner sleeve is in rare solid condition and the sleeve is absolutely superb. However the rare poster is fabulous, as good as new.