(THE LEGENDARY SELF-TITLED FIRST ALBUM also known as â€œBANANA COVERâ€) ORIGINAL 1968 VERVE STEREO LP VS-5008 WITH THE SECOND VERSION OF THE COVER (THIS IS THE AIRBRUSHED "TORSO" BACK COVER: ACTOR ERIC EMERSONâ€™S TORSO IS NOT VISIBLE ON THE BACK COVER). The Mono pressings were released towards the end of 1967, Stereo Pressings like this one, were released the early part of 1968.This is the Rare ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING COMPLETE with the FULL SIZED ORIGINAL BANANA STICKER. (UNPEELED!). NO PARTS OF THE BANANA ARE MISSING, ONE CREASE LINE BOTTOM LEFT) (see pic)THIS IS THE ORIGINAL..NOT A COUNTERFEIT OR REISSUE. ORIGINAL BLUE VERVE LABEL WITH LARGE T-SHAPED LOGO AND SILVER PRINT. ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER.ORIGINAL THICK INFLEXIBLE VINYL
VINYL: Side One: MINT! (looks unplayed, super glossy). Side Two: MINT- Beautiful with one minor small hairline, otherwise looks unplayed. We have never ever seen the vinyl of this album so well taken care of. COVER: ORIGINAL GATEFOLD. VG+ to VG++ No seam splits, no ringwear; top front cover and top back cover shows some wrinkling due to possible water stain. Back cover bottom left corner shows a stain..top and rt side back cover shows some discoloration spots. (see pics)Inner gatefold top seam perimeter shows discoloration. 1/2" cornerwear upper left back cover.
LABELS: GORGEOUS NM SUPER CLEANSound Tested: We have not heard one that plays this well...EVER. Plays Powerful, Clean & Crisp. No surface noise. Wonderful sound fidelity. Please contact us first if you experience any problems before leaving feedback as we will try to remedy the situation. Many thanks!NEXT DAY SHIPPINGâ€¦PACKED PROFESSIONALLY AND CAREFULLY FOR OVER 17 YEARS. Vinyl & cover always separated and placed in a poly bag and we use a sturdy Lp mailer and a cardboard filler pad as extra protection for your fine album. Many thanks!!
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