On offer here is quite simply one of the RAREST LPs you will EVER
see (especially in this condition!!!!) by Scott Walker called "Scott"
and is the ORIGINAL 1967 UK Acetate on the ULTRA RARE Philips 'acetate' label!!!! PLEASE NOTE - ALL PHILIPS 'ACETATE' LABELS ALWAYS HAVE '45' ON THEM (WHETHER THEY WERE DOING A 45 OR AN LP!), THOUGH OF COURSE THIS ONE IS A FULL LP, AND OBVIOUSLY PLAYS AT 33 R.P.M.!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! IN FACT, IT IS ALMOST CERTAINLY COMPLETELY
UNIQUE!!!! WHILST SCOTT WALKER WAS MAKING HIS FIRST LP 'SCOTT' BACK IN
1967 - THIS FULL LP ACETATE WAS MADE, TO LISTEN TO THE
TRACKS AFTER THEY HAD BEEN FIRST RECORDED!!!! AND OF COURSE, THIS COULD WELL MEAN THAT SOME
OF THE TRACKS ARE DIFFERENT TO THE RELEASED VERSIONS - AS THE ACETATE CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THIS LP WAS NOT FINISHED AT THIS POINT!!!! THIS WAS ALMOST CERTAINLY THE ONLY ACETATE EVER MADE OF HIS FIRST LP IN MONO (AS THERE WAS OBVIOUSLY NO REASON TO MAKE ANY MORE!) - AND SO IT IS ALMOST CERTAINLY COMPLETELY UNIQUE!!!! AND YOU SIMPLY CANT GET ANY EARLIER
OR RARER THAN THIS - AS THIS MONO ACETATE WAS MADE BEFORE THE LP WAS EVEN FINISHED!!!!
ANOTHER VERY INTERESTING POINT ABOUT THIS ACETATE - IS THAT THE SIDE ONE PHILIPS LABEL IS STUCK DIRECTLY TO ACETATE (AS YOU WOULD EXPECT), BUT THE SIDE TWO LABEL 'OVER-STICKS' AN 'EMIDISC' LABEL UNDERNEATH IT!!!! AND ON THIS 'EMIDISC' LABEL YOU CAN VERY FAINTLY SEE 'SCOTT - SIDE TWO' AND 'SCOTT WALKER' THOUGH THE PHILIPS LABEL!!!! SO CLEARLY THIS ACETATE WAS ACTUALLY MADE AT EMI - FOR PHILIPS!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT - BUT THIS ACETATE COMES WITH ITS ORIGINAL
'BLANK' FLIPBACK LAMINATED COVER!!!! THE COVER IS CLEARLY ORIGINAL FROM
THE DAY THIS ACETATE WAS MADE - AND SPECIALLY MADE FOR ACETATES USED
IN THE STUDIO AT THAT TIME!!!! THE COVER EVEN HAS THE ENGINEERS ANNOTATIONS ON THE REVERSE - NOT ONLY THE TRACKLISTING FOR THIS LP, BUT ALSO A LIST OF OTHER LPs HE WAS GOING TO MAKE DURING THE WEEK!!!! SO IT IS VERY VERY INTERESTING INDEED!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS ACETATE HAS SURVIVED IN REMARKABLE CONDITION!!!! MOST ORIGINAL 1960s
ACETATES HAVE LONG SINCE BEEN 'TRASHED' AND OVERPLAYED - RENDERING THEM
USELESS. BUT NOT THIS ONE!!!! BECAUSE IT WAS KEPT IN ITS ORIGINAL COVER AND BARELY PLAYED - IT STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL
'SHINE' AND LUSTER, AND HAS NONE OF THE USUAL HEAVY MARKS OR DAMAGE
ASSOCIATED WITH ACETATES FROM THIS PERIOD!!!! IN FACT, ITS LOOKS
BRILLIANT!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE
ORIGINAL 1967 UK MONO ACETATE (FROM WAY BEFORE THE LP
WAS EVEN COMPLETED!) ON THE ULTRA RARE PHILIPS ACETATE LABEL, ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE, AND ORIGINAL 'BLANK'
FLIPBACK LAMINATED COVER!!!! THIS ACETATE IS SERIOUSLY RARE
AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE (IT IS ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE!) - SO DONT MISS
OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK Philips 1st
Pressing from 1967 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Unfinished Acetates DONT have 'Cat
Numbers' (as when these acetates were made - a Cat Number hadnt been
allocated yet!) - but the Cat Number of the eventually completed and
released LP was BL 7816!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO
wear, fractional wrinkles / yellowing to the label 'overlaying' the EMIDisc label underneath, NO stickers, and barely ANY spindle marks AT ALL!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS ACETATE HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! The acetate is in
BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO scratches, only 1 TINY surface mark (this is surface ONLY - and is NOT deep and NOT feelable!), NO flaking, NO
cracking, only 3 or 4 VERY light hairlines, only 3 or 4 MEGA light scufflines, absolutely NO sounding marks of ANY kind, and
only a few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!!
There is also a VERY few MEGA FAINT hazing traces - though these are ONLY visible under light and ALL geniune Acetates from the 1960s have this!!!! THE ACETATE STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL SHINE AND LUSTER!!!! It is
also great to find that the acetate plays as STUNNINGLY as the
visual!!!! PLEASE NOTE - it is VERY obvious that this acetate has NEVER been cleaned in ANY way AT ALL, and I have only played it through
ONCE on the VERY lightest possible needle setting to avoid ANY
damage!!!! It plays with NO skips, NO sticking, NO jumps,
NO nasty loud pops, and only some slight background crackle in places (which is common to all
acetates)!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and
NO groovewear either!!!! The acetate must grade Very
Good+ if not better - though in acetate terms from the mid 1960s this is more like Mint(Minus), as acetates from this period virtually NEVER
turn up in better condition than this (unless they are dodgy
fakes)!!!! WHAT A BRILLIANT MONO ACETATE!!!! Believe me this
acetate is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading
standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The
acetate also comes in its ORIGINAL inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!!
The ORIGINAL 'Blank' Flipback Laminated Cover (specially made for
acetates ONLY!) is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO
spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the
colour!), only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat
looking!), VERY shiny laminate, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge
is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Naturally as the cover
has contained this acetate from 1967 - it has faint 'bleed through' on
the cover front, from the acetate that was contained within!!!! Even
the unlaminated back of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO
grubbyness, NO ringwear, NO rubbing, NO yellowing, and NO writing (apart from the engineers annotations - which is always VERY desirable on an acetate!)!!!!
The cover must grade Very Good+ if not better!!!! THIS MONO ACETATE IS QUITE SIMPLY AN AMAZING RARITY AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE (IT IS ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE!) - 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 1967 UK MONO ACETATE OF "SCOTT" BY SCOTT WALKER, IN BRILLIANT 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!!!!!