Original 1969 AUSTRALIAN PRESSING.
CAT NUMBER SPLP 1313
Matrix number side 1 SPLP 1313 A
Matrix number side 2 SPLP 1313 B
ONE OF THE BEST LPs I HAVE EVER HEARD
IT REALLY IS UNBELIEVABLE WHY THIS GROUP ARE NOT MASSIVE
This magnificent LP was released in 1969 in England France and Australia.I think we
would all agree the English pressing is the worst of them all in terms of sound quality
even if it is the most highly prized by collectors, a mint UK copy is an easy 1500.
This is the AUSTRALIAN pressing pressed on ASTOR records under licence from the
UK MIDDLE EARTH record label and is known to be the more SUPERIOR pressing
of them all in terms of sound quality. The sleeve and what a great sleeve is the fully
laminated flip back variety. If you double click the pictures it looks as if the spine has been
squashed flat it has not. That s the way this sleeve was made, when the LP is laid down flat
you can also read the spinal writings it is as if the spine is on the front of the LP The back of
the sleeve is unmarked I would grade the sleeve as Excellent minus.
The Astor labels are in lovely condition and have a few spindle trails to each side. Both sides
1 and 2 of the vinyl still have a lovely luster sheen to them even though under a very bright
spot light there are very light hairlines to both sides these are simply cosmetic on this 48 year
old rare gem. In my 39 years collecting records I chose to be a completest collector gathering
the pressings of records I hunted down from every country they were pressed in. I think that
as serious record collecting moves forward more and more collectors are becoming completest s
simply because these pressings are so interesting and so different to the UK and USA pressings
that fetch the bigger money s and in this case here with this Australian pressing known by collectors
to be the more superior in sound quality
Anyone who loves rock music should hear this LP. Some of the best guitar you will ever
hear is on this LP, unbelievable to think it pre dates Led Zeppelin
This is a very rare record if your lucky eBay may find 1 or 2 a year if any.....
So an excellent cheaper option to the inferior but very highly prized UK pressing .
Rare pressings of rare records are only going one way . These pressings from other
countries may not achieve are the UK prices but I for one believe that is changing rapidly
One thing is guaranteed ALL rare records are rising and these RARE RARE pressings of
highly prized collectors records will certainly follow UK values simply because they are the
very VERY RARE, cheaper option
A PENNY START AND NO RESERVE
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I will be selling some exceptionally rare
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POSTAGE AND PACKING AND INSURANCE IS
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW.
I DO NOT SHIP TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION . ITALY or THE UKRAINE.
All my records are housed in Mobile Fidelity Mastering Sleeves.
This prevents further paper scuffs marking the vinyl when removing
the record from the original inner sleeve and prolongs the condition
of the original inner sleeve .
The vinyl side one has no hairlines at all. Side 2 has three of the lightest
of the record.So it grades EXCELLENT MINUS.