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I've collected 50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre - Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!! Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completely trashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided to offer them to all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid gold music history out there!!! Make no mistake, I'll try my best to consistently offer some of the VERY BEST records available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only ever offer THE BEST, MOST AMAZING, MOST IMPORTANT, VERY RAREST UK 1ST PRESS ORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDS I've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2nd pressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP, direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued, remixed rubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these session men really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
I try to be one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonically using the UK RRPG standards as customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!
I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!
Title : Kaleidoscope - Tangerine Dream
Label & year : Original Fontana TL 5448 LP , UK Mono 1967 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 687969 1L v 1 420 1 1 , Side B : 687969 2L v 1 420 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE (WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS I HAVE EVER HEARD) AND PHENOMENALLY RARE LP, AND A TRULY AWESOME EXAMPLE OF THIS MILESTONE IN PSYCH!!! ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS!!! THIS ICONIC TIMELESS PSYCH MASTERPIECE IS WELL KNOWN FOR SELLING AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT AS A MONO AND IS EASILY ONE OF THE VERY RAREST AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER ROCK MASTERPIECES OUT THERE!!!
What an album this is - A Beautiful British Psych Classic!!! LP's like THIS are why we collect records!!! Effortlessly inventive - stunning musicianship, stunning songs, stunning sounds and unbelievably inspired melodies and time changes!!! The ONLY way you should hear this is in it's STUNNING Mono mix!!! Like all classic LP's, each song sounds as if it was written around the same exact period and it just flows together beautifully - not a bad track or sore thumb in sight!!! Their greatest LP and simply IMPOSSIBLE to find as a mono!!!
WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE PINNACLES OF PSYCH!!! DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS IMPOSSIBLY RARE MAGICAL CLASSIC, BID NOW!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1967 UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
The LP :Labels :
Classic UK 1st Press Mono Fontana labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with NO real signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 53 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good++++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1967 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks AWESOME with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few totally non-sounding mild cosmetic paper scuffs, a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces/cleaning lines (only visible in strong angled light), one thin line of groovewear in the silence between Aisha and Lewis T (only causes one very brief hiss in the silence inbetween the tracks, over in a flash) and only a few ULTRA light incredibly feint hairlines mostly from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes interfere with smoothness of play AT ALL!!! MAGNIFICENT for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays BRILLIANTLY with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds awesome with NO hops, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just the merest touch of the lightest crackle on the scarcest of occasions, a few light ticks here and there on rare occasions and only one very brief hiss in the silence between Aisha and Lewis (over in a flash), and just a hint of low level ultra light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections like the run in grooves and between some tracks e.t.c, but it TRULY doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! And that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast majority of the music is ultra clear and sounds ABSOLUTELY AWESOME with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from 1st Press UK vinyl!!! An outstanding listen! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original 1967 UK 1st press mono unlaminated flipback sleeve complete with original inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks BRILLIANT, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO graffiti, NO writing, NO tears, NO nasty marks at all, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few minor signs of general light ageing such as some light creasing and the merest touch of a record imprint, some rubbing and whitening to parts of the seams from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (nothing drastic and remains incredibly strong and solid after all these years), some ultra mild ageing to the still ultra bright and clean unlaminated back such as only a hint of general ultra light age toning (truly minimal - absolutely NO writing, graffiti, ugly grubbiness OR nasty marks whatsoever - OUTSTANDING), a touch of denting/rounding to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to bring it down by listing every minor negative I can possibly find, but this remains an AWESOME sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as fantastic as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and despite a little rubbing/flaking even the spine remains ultra strong, solid and mostly readable for once!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A FANTASTIC example of this INCREDIBLY RARE psych masterpiece original 1967 UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY AWESOME AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!Please take a look at all my other auctions for many other ultra rare classic LPs, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders) will be £8.99 signed for this first item, £2.00 for every item after that. Europe buyers, postage is £19.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that. Rest of the world buyers, postage is £24.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that (orders over £30 need to be sent signed for). Contact is expected to be made within a day, and payment expected within 3 days of the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over the item and it may be offered second chance to the under bidder or relisted e.t.c. Contact is king! UK bidders, I accept paypal or postal orders. International bidders, I accept Paypal or Bank Transfer! Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal. Please PLEASE get in touch via the ebay messaging system rather than opening a case if there’s any kind of problem, I will do my very best to sort it out.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness or glare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
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