The Rolling Stones Same Selftitled W Germany London old ear FFRR Label 1984 CD
West Germany first press with significant label design. Old ear label only used for a limited time.
Early CDs are collectibles since many of them are the original issues and are, therefore, remnants of the early days of the “Compact Digital Disc”. Aside from the historical significance, many music enthusiasts also feel that these early pressings offer superior fidelity to later remasters. The reason for this is that many early CDs represent a “flat transfer” of the tapes used. By contrast, many recent remasters have been prepared through excessive processing, including the abuse of compression and noise reduction. Often these early Cds are the best way to obtain a recording that is as close as possible to the original master. Most were manufactured in either West Germany or Japan for distribution throughout the world before the domestic pressing facilities existed or had capacity to meet demand.
Disc : Like New (M-) minimal if any wear
Artwork: Like New (M-) minimal if any wear
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My grading system(US Goldmine converted to ebays system):
I always grade under a strong light from an angle.
Like New(M-): Very near perfect playing surface and artwork. When held at an angle under extreme lighting you can see perhaps 1 or 2 very light scratches or pin dots.
Very Good(EXC): CDs in this condition look used, but like they were taken good care of. Only a few very light scuffs can be seen when the disc is held at an angle to the light. The booklet and inserts are present and have only a few very minor flaws such as a slight bend or light fingerprints
Good(VG+): No more than 10 very light to light scratches between 1/8" and 2". Artwork has case dents or a crease. Plays perfectly.
Acceptable(VG) : CDs in this condition are more for listening to than collecting. The disc is heavily scratched but can be played through without skipping. The booklet and inserts are present but heavily worn, and may include heavy fingerprints, bent corners, smudges, creases, case dimple marks, and writing.