For auction today: Absolute UK 1st press of this iconic album.
11 track black vinyl LP with one-sided single with plain white label on the blank side and large poster.
Sky blue and white 1970s company labels with Virgin in pink and red.
This first issue with 11 tracks listed on rear sleeve features matrix combination A3 / B1 only.
According to Discogs: "SPOTS is a reference to the package :- LP, shrink wrap, sticker, 7" single & NMTB poster. (However some SPOTS editions were not shrink wrapped but did come with 7" single & NMTB poster.)"
This one is one of them that did not come with shrinkwrap or sticker.
Incl. 'Submission' one-sided 7" single, with a silent groove on the B side.
Also incl. 'Never Mind The Bollocks' single-sided poster (approx: 100 cm x 65 cm) folded
Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A - etched): V2086 A3Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B - etched): V2086 B1
Matrix / Runout on the single: etched - Variation 1): VDJ-24 A2
Full condition report: Front and rear covers are in TOP condition with only 2-3 tiny spine creases and other than that, looks like seldom handled with no r/wear or rubbing to seams or spine. Grade as EX+
There is a name in pen on one side of label. Clean and nice otherwise.
S1 disc has a very few (3-4) light and whispy marks, only seen under light. One mark on T3 is a bit heavier than a whispy mark and sounds lightly for 3-4 rotations in the quiet part between tracks. Definitely only a v minor fault. Plays quietly and around EX to M- all the way through.
S2 is better than side 1 with a few v light marks only under direct lamplight.
Plays EX to M-.
Really can;t fault it much. Not much to report. Seems handled with care when used, which seems to be seldom, given the nice lustre and shiny nature of the disc. It's really nice.
Grade it as EX or perhaps a touch under EX, if you want to be pedantic.
Comes in orig UK inner sleeve.
Seven inch single is M- on the playable side and EX on the blank side, due to some light hazing. Comes in orig white sleeve.
Poster has only feint signs of handling and no creases or tears or foxing. Lovely - as you can see.
I can conclude that this is a very nice complete copy, indeed and worthy of your attention and consideration if you collect punk albums.
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