The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle - *NEAR MINT* UK 1968 1st *MONO* Press CBS LP

This item have been sold for $2130.72

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We are proud to present an exquisite UK 1st pressing of this incredible album in its superior MONO format.
It dates from initial April 1968 release on the textured orange & black CBS label: 63280

Matrix numbers: 63260 A1 & 63280 B1

Vinyl weight: 125g

Housed in a front laminated 'Ernest J. Day' printed mono cover, complete with its original die-cut CBS advertising inner-sleeve.



Labels: MINT

A flawless set with no spindle marks or wear to or around either centre hole.

 Visual: NEAR MINT

Both sides of this immaculate disc appear 'as new' with all of their just-pressed deep-gloss rainbow shine fully intact nothing to fault in strong daylight. Closer inspection directly beneath halogen light reveals just a single flaw - a tiny hairline at the beginning of track 4. However apart from that and a few faint marks from inner-sleeve storage, this is easily the best copy of this pressing we have ever had the pleasure to offer.


This wonderful sounding example appears unplayed and the sound quality of this dedicated mono mix is breathtaking.
All tracks play with no trace groove/play wear or any crackle or interference. The aforementioned mark causes a light repeating tick for approximately the first 20 seconds of 'Beechwood Park', but the rest of the album is flawless and guaranteed not to disappoint.


A fabulous strong, vibrant & unworn which looks like it left the shops last week, let alone 51 years ago.
The front panel is unworn and the laminate retains a superb high-gloss mirror-like finish with no 'thumbnail' wrinkle or creases. There is slight shelfwear bruising to the tips of the left corners but both opening edges are sharp and unworn. The exposed rear panel is, as you can see, clean & unblemished with no noticeable blemishes or wear to any part. Both seams are smooth & intact and the spine is clean & fully worded.

Inner-sleeve: NEAR MINT

The icing on the cake of this investment-grade example.

This item will be packed in  a custom record mailing box to make sure it reaches you in the same condition it leaves us.

The item is located in and will be shipped (customs-free within the EU) from AUSTRIA via insured trackable airmail

Buyers located outside the EU are responsible for customs fees/charges levied by their own country of residence

We grade strictly & conservatively in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen light to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards

We listen to every record we sell in its entirety on an EMT 950 transcription turntable fitted with a TSD 15 SFL cartridge

All images within this listing have been taken by ourselves and are of the actual item for sale and are 100% guaranteed

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