Gravy Train Rare Orig Uk 1970 Vertigo Spiral Ex Lp. A Jazzy Blues Prog Gem.

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Here, you get what you pay for SAFE PACKING in BOXES using 7mm DOUBLE-WALL STIFFENERS.
Full details nearer the end of the listing.
Posting to Russia: Yes, I do post to Russia.
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Artist or Band: GRAVY TRAIN Album Title: Gravy Train Producer s : Jonathan Peel TRACK LIST: Side 1: The New One Dedication to Syd Coast Road Enterprise.
Side 2: Think of Life Earl of Pocket Nook.
Label/Format: Vertigo original large swirl format with matt, smooth surfaces.
Label Conditions: Both very clean, fresh and attractive with only light, mainly fine and faint spindle marks and no wear around the hole area.
These mostly as seen viewed under angled light.
The main areas of side two are supebly white and showing no toning or dulling and barely any traces of handling.
This is a lovely rare Swirl that plays superbly.
Cat Number: 6360023 Mode / Speed: Stereo / 33.3 rpm.
Warps: Assume all records I offer have no warping of any significance and all tracking is easy and effortless and should play on all turntables and even budget decks.
Weight of this Record: 135 grams.
A very good solid weight for this label.
Country of Manufacture: England Rarity: Very Scarce: another poor-selling early Swirl, not seen or offered often.
Original Year of Release: 1970 Matrix Nos: 6360023 A 1 1 1 6 6360023 2Y 3 1 5 Musicians: Norman Barratt guitar, lead vocals J.
Hughes keyboards, vocals, flute, alto and tenor saxophones sometimes played together Lester Williams bass, vocals Barry Davenport drums.
Brief Info: An early signing to Vertigo, they made two albums on the Spiral label, then to others when they left.
Critically well received but another low-selling album.
Their follow-up Ballad of a Peaceful Man faired still worse and hastened their departure from Vertigo.
Both albums are scarce, Ballad the rarer of the two, but neither show up often.
Gravy Train have elements of Jethro Tull with a blues-based sound, but more progressive with jazzy breaks as well.
Side two really takes off with the long improvised Earl of Pocket Nook .
This is my first copy of this album for Ebay and the record plays superbly.
The cover is strong as well a little wear and a little edge enhancement from a previous owner.
But not glaringly obvious, this is still an impressive cover which, as-per-usual, is very prone to all forms of wear and damage.
Look at my pictures, I think this real nice and finding one substantially better will prove very difficult.
I like this album a lot, and for some time it has been popular with Swirl fans and collectors, I would be more than happy with this in my collection but the cover is not for perfectionists.
Cover Grade and Format: EXCELLENT : but it can be argued it looks better.
An unlaminated gatefold format with matt surfaces that have a lovely texturing.
Printed and made in England, uncredited.
Cover Front: A striking and vibrant front cover that is impressively clean and fresh, also lacking the usual rubbing the soft textured card usually attracts.
This, and other similar types usually seen with sticker tears and spotting to the raised dot type texturing.
Most rubbing on the bottom left corner, lesser on the opposite right and mere traces on the very bottom edge.
The main surface is superb really given just how delicate this one is.
There is a moderate crease to the centre of the spine edge, any of the very few others being very fine and light.
A gentle dull line near the spine edge hardly shows with normal full-on viewing, and indeed could be a mild manufacture blemish from machine grippers, this less positive compared to some covers where I know they are certain.
I consider this a lovely looking front, not perfect few ever will be but considerably above average for one so fragile.
Cover Back: The back has a couple of vertical surface scuffs: one near the top on the pale sky area hardly shows, unless viewed angled, this gentle and faint with barely any real disturbance to the ink.
The other is near the right spine edge with a quite fine abrasion to the surface, so this one does show a little with the odd tiny tip-in as well which is reasonably subtle.
But this perilous back that is massively prone especially to ringwear has hardly a trace.
The lack of rubbing on the very critical darker surface is also a major plus, as is the lack of creasing of which there is very little at all.
So a few mainly light surface marks and blemishes, but nothing really serious, and little detracts from this difficult and still very fine looking back.
As stated further up, not the purist or highly discerning, but it sets quite high standard and there to be beaten.
Cover Inner Gatefold: A little small edge chipping apart, this inside looks superb with little else to fault, the surfaces are both textured in the same tiny dot style as the outer areas.
Top Edges: Both straight and flush, a little patchy mild rubbing and a very small chip on the back that may have been re-adhered.
I will mention all I see however small.
Bottom Edges: The front edge has light to near moderate patchy rubbing.
The back appears to have little wear, but I am not ruling out some neat and reasonably discrete enhancement.
The more particular owners often wanted their covers to look as attractive as possible and some did touching in to achieve that.
Not a practice I did myself, but I can at least the logic why some did.
If done neatly and without being too obvious, I personally have not great issue with it.
Right Edge s , and Type: The front has a real tucked and folded real edge that has little wear.
The odd small rub or chip only and still quite straight and neat.
The back edges are clean, mostly sharp with little wear.
Any thickening or burring quite minimal and light as seen viewed end-on.
Record enters on this edge that is guaranteed untrimmed or enhanced.
Indeed these are not absolutely flush in manufacture but close on this one as is so often the case, which emphasises the fact.
Spine and Text: Largely solid, straight with minimal compression and folded square, so the edges meet up very closely together and parallel.
A little rubbing to the ends and possibly the odd small tip-in likely, but again quite discrete.
A little rubbing to the bottom fold in places, nothing heavy and the odd small chip here-and-there.
However, most of text is present and largely unworn which on covers like this, can be considered a significant plus.
Corners: Moderate tip rubbing with fine shape retained without any knocks.
Cover Summary: A strong all-round example of this considerably wear-prone early 1970 s cover, one that could prove difficult to find much better.
Some mildish wear to the edges and corners, few will avoid it being honest, and some blemishes for sure.
But with the main areas all looking quite, to near very impressive, this has more positives than negatives I feel.
So not for the connoisseurs who want perfection at any cost, but this still highly attractive scarce Spiral cover will please many collectors.
The Inner Sleeve: EXCELLENT : a lovely swirl inner with an 1/0470 April 1970 date code.
I am sure these inners were printed in batches and are the dates an exact science? But the information is there anyway.
This is very clean, fresh and attractive.
Two crisp and neat window circles and the polylining quite clear.
Light semi-creased right corners only with all edges unsplit with no repairs.
Unusually, this shows minimal seam adhesive darkening, thus appears much lighter aged than most seen.
These original Swirl inners are now becoming scarce in their own right, now with many modern reproductions in circulation to prove the point.
Vinyl Condition/Visual Grading: EXCELLENT : and arguably better.
A very impressive visual copy that is very clean with equally fine shine and very solidly pressed.
A copy with minimal plays on all the evidence with any surface trace marks very few, equally light and faint as seen critically under bright angled light.
A quality record that appears hardly played and visually a super record that should please many, if not most collectors.
Album Played For Grading: Yes.
I play ALL records I offer before submitting to Ebay, also the record is played in its entirety unless clearly stated otherwise.
I do NOT play snippets or joining grooves to check for sound quality and quietness I play from the beginning to end via clinically revealing B W speakers that include the legendary tweeter from their awesome Nautilus range that reveals every blemish or minuscule sound present on any record.
Sound Quality and Audio Grading: This very impressive and early original Swirl album plays up to, and most-all even above it s high visual grading with hardly anything of note to fault.
Offering strong, distortion-free sound, all frequencies are sharp and clear - sound quality is very high with a wide dynamic range and very detailed sound.
Any surface sounds are minimal indeed and this is an exceptional clean pressing with no tracking issues .
Few copies will outperform this early pressing significantly I feel sure.
Both channels are clean and sharp, I am certain this record has been played very lightly and has been reasonably well stored and carefully handled, almost certainly in a non-smoking environment.
Brilliantly recorded, produced and engineered, this images very well and this copy does it high justice.
Nothing of any note spoilt my pleasure when play-grading this wonderful record.
It will prove very difficult to find significantly better and can be strongly recommended.
As played-graded on a high-end Linn LP12 Sondek turntable with Ittok Mk II arm and Ortofon Quintet Black moving coil cartridge tracking at 2.2 grams.
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I pride myself on offering a variety of genres to keep my site as interesting as possible.
I will rarely offer any record that falls below a true Excellent grading, unless its of a certain rarity which will justify offering a lesser grade.
I try, to the best of my ability to describe as accurately and as honesty as I can all items I offer for sale with all the relevant information I can think of to help any potential bidder and collector.
You may notice I only submit records sparingly on Ebay as I Play-Grade every record I offer in their entirety also on higher-end equipment not just bits to guess a grade - visuals alone do not always tell a true or full story.
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Every record I offer, whether it be a common or rare item deserves the same respect as far as I am concerned and will be treated the same - just because an item is rare does not always mean it s good.
I get just as much pleasure offering a relatively common record in stunning near mint condition as the real rare items.
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Room light factors can make things vary sometimes, that is hard to control, especially in winter.
If any picture I take looks more flattering than the actual item for any reason, I will clearly state the fact in the advert and vice-versa.
I hope the item below is to your liking - any questions can be emailed and I will do my very best to answer you.
I am enthusiastic, and have a fair degree of knowledge about many genres and I promise quality items - bid with confidence - excellence comes as standard and so does Near Mint regularly.
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It would take a vicious postman or postal service to damage these for sure.
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SOME GENERAL GUIDES TO WEAR AND CONDITIONS TO HELP YOU DECIDE My Use of Description Terminology: Surface Marks Superficial, usually light marks, hairlines or light scuffs that rarely sound.
Scratch a needle mark that goes below the record s surface, some will sound, some will not, my play-grade will inform.
Original a record that has been pressed with the first label design which does NOT necessarily mean a very first pressed record.
First Pressing A record that I believe or know to be a genuine very first pressed record.
I do not claim to always know for sure, and that s why I state the stamper and matrix numbers if at all possible, for those who claim to know what they all mean, the information is there for the collector to decide.
I prefer to use terms like Early Copy rather than First Pressing if I am not totally sure.
Surface Sound Mild, light sound, usually light crackle or similar.
Distortion Break up of the actual sound caused by groove wear or damage from a chipped stylus the most undesirable form of unwanted sound, vintage mono records were the most prone to this happening but not exclusively so.
The symptoms of distortion are high frequency clipping, moderate constant crackle or an echo type sound quality.
Violin, piano and vocals are most prone to groove-wear distortion.
Feathering Fraying or softening of the entry edge of a cover.
Covers with feathered entrance edges are more likely to have had the actual record inserted and removed more than a non-feathered, sharp-edged cover which are always far more attractive.
Set Off, actually a printer s term for dark ink leaving mild residue on pale or white ink when rested upon.
when a gatefold cover has black ink closed against white, this can leave some black residue on the pale area this is mostly unavoidable or course.
The Argument for Vinyl Original sound and mix mono mixes are rarely available on CD , high quality sound on clean copies played on a hi-end dedicated analogue system breathtaking sound , beautiful, large format covers, artwork, inserts and even full size posters etc huge investment potential, and the pleasure of owning the real thing .
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