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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 : The Beatles - The White Album
Label & year : Original Apple PMC 7067 / 7068 LP , UK Mono (No. 0006593) 1968 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : XEX 709-1 , Side B : XEX 710-1 , Side C : XEX 711-1 , Side D : XEX 712-1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
Musicians : John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and George Martin (Producer)
AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF BEATLES HISTORY, AN UNBELIEVABLY LOW NUMBERED DAY OF RELEASE MONO EDITION OF THIS ICONIC 1ST PRESS CLASSIC!!! RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH AWESOME CONDITION!!! AND THE PHENOMENALLY LOW NUMBERED 0006593 SLEEVE IS MADE ALL THE MORE REMARKABLE CONSIDERING THIS LP SOLD OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES IN IT'S FIRST WEEK OF SALE ALONE!!!
Not only does the sleeve have an OUTRAGEOUSLY low number, this is also a TRUE 100% complete example with ALL inserts, including the 4 photos, the poster, both black inners, and the IMPOSSIBLY RARE TOTALLY UNUSED AND NEVER LEFT THE SLEEVE BEFORE SPACER!!! Almost ALWAYS missing - this simply NEVER turns up!!! OUTSTANDING!!!
An absolute joy to hear!!! THE INCREDIBLE MONO MIX!!! EASILY the rarest of the two mixes, and the ONLY way to listen to this classic LP the way it was intended to be heard!!! Do not miss out on this one off opportunity to own this iconic piece of rock history - bid now!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1968 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 :
Classic UK 1st Press earliest ever NO EMI "Sold In UK" Apple labels!!! All sides are GREAT with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has some light spindle marks from general light use over the years!!! BRILLIANT for a 52 year old record!!! All must grade overall at least as Very Good+!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1968 UK 1st Press Vinyls!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if they were just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, they look GREAT with NO really nasty scratches OR nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just some light wispy sleeve traces, a few mild hairlines and age marks, and just a small amount of cosmetic non-sounding and unfeelable scuffs (only visible in direct angled light) mostly caused from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes really interfere with play AT ALL thanks to the deeply pressed quality!!! BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Both 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 GREAT with NO hops, hisses, sticks, or skips!!! Only (like pretty much all records) has low level surface noise in places such as on the run in grooves e.t.c, a few ticks here and there on rare occasions and just a touch of ULTRA mild and light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections, but it doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! A hugely enjoyable listen - The music is TRULY loud and clear with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audiably 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)
Original 1st press top-loading numbered (0006593) laminated gatefold G&L sleeve complete with both original black inners (clean and brilliantly presentable with just some general minor ageing such as some splits to the centre of the bottom seams e.t.c), all 4 photos in truly great lightly aged shape (zero pin homes whatsoever!!!) and original totally untorn and fold out poster (AWESOME clean totally unhung condition with only one or two minor storage spots and just a little vague handling creases to show of it’s five decades) and even the IMPOSSIBLY RARE spacer (absolutely outstanding - stunningly unaged and most likely never left the sleeve before)!!! An AWESOME set!!! 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 GREAT, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO splits, NO really bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has some usual signs of ageing such as some laminate creasing and a touch of a record imprint, an ever so slight manufacturing error to the top of the back where the laminate edge is slightly misaligned along the edge), some general minor storage scuffs and scrapes with a light scratchline above the number on the front and some general age dusting here and there with some general storage glazing to the laminate (nothing overly drastic at all - ultra strong, solid and totally untorn after all these years), some 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 focusing on the negatives, but this remains a GREAT super early sleeve and a TRUE rarity to find one as awesome as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit, unspoilt, and brilliantly presentable!!! Must grade overall as Good+++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : An AWESOME 100% complete example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic Mono 1st Press LP with PHENOMENALLY LOW NUMBERED sleeve and even with the IMPOSSIBLE stunningly unaged spacer!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS SUPER EARLY 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 £5.99 signed for for the first item, £2.00 for every item after that. Europe buyers, postage is £14.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that. Rest of the world buyers, postage is £19.99 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.
If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.
All my auctions start from a bare minimum price, so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
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Thanks for your time, happy bidding!