Sisters Of Mercy the Damage Done Ep 1980 Orig Kbd Goth/post Punk/death Rock

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This is it, the debut and rarest record by goth Godfathers SISTERS OF MERCY.
1,000 pressed.
The cross is visible on the cover, and there s a MADE IN ENGLAND sticker on the front.
There s quite a bit of info out there on the internet pointing out differences between this original and bootleg pressings, so I ll let you seek that out if you need to, and the pictures in this listing should answer your questions regarding authenticity.
As you can see, the sleeve is in amazing shape for its age.
There are no seam splits.
As indicated in the pictures, the only notable wear on the sleeve is on the bottom corners, a tad bit on the top left corner, and a slight wrinkle to the top middle of the sleeve.
There is the slightest evidence of ringwear in two spots - barely even worth mentioning.Thus I m grading it VG The vinyl has only a few faint marks, none of which affect play.
It s completely flat, no warps.
I played it through cranked loud a couple times and it plays wonderfully - the only thing I heard was a few clicks during the quiet bass intro to the first song.
The labels look perfect, and this is actually one of the copies with the labels on the wrong side I think half of the pressing was like this I ll also grade the vinyl VG Matrix info:MR-7-WORDS-1 / EG / ANUDDER PORKY PRIME CUT.
It really saddens me to let this thing go, but times are tough.
I will of course package it a safely as possible, and I m going to insist on registered shipping whether you re overseas or within the USA.
It only costs 11.95 extra and is the most secure way to ship this.
I don t wanna take any chances If you have any more questions the condition of the record, shipping, want more pictures, etc, feel free to send me a message Merciful Release - MR7 1980Cover - VG Vinyl - VG Mint M Absolutely perfect in every way.
Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed.
More on still sealed under Other Considerations .
Should be used sparingly as a grade, If at all.Near Mint NM or M- A nearly perfect record.
Many dealers won t give a grade higher than this implying perhaps correctly that no record is ever truly perfect.
The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling.
An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects.
No cut-out holes, either.
And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like.
Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.
Near Mint is the highest price listed in all Goldmine price guides.
Anything that exceeds this grade, in the opinion of both buyer and seller, is worth significantly more than the highest Goldmine book value.
Very Good Plus VG Generally worth 50 percent of the Near Mint value.
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don t affect one s listening experiences.
Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK .
The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable.
The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play.
Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split.
An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount.
In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.
All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good VG Generally worth 25 percent of Near Mint value.
Many of the defects found in a VG record will be more pronounced in a VG disc.
Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song s intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise.
Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches deep enough to feel with a fingernail that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers or their residue attached.
The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers.
However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
Goldmine price guides with more than one price will list Very Good as the lowest price.
This, not the Near Mint price, should be your guide when determining how much a record is worth, as that is the price a dealer will normally pay you for a Near Mint record.
Good G , Good Plus G Generally worth 10-15 percent of the Near Mint value.
Good does not mean Bad A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping.
But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear on a styrene record, the groove will be starting to turn white .
A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine.
Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.
It is a common item, you ll probably find another copy in better shape eventually.
Pass it up.
But, if it s something you have been seeking for years, and the price is right, get it...but keep looking to upgrade.
Poor P , Fair F Generally worth 0-5 percent of the Near Mint price.
The record is cracked, badly warped, and won t play through without skipping or repeating.
The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and writing.
The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it.
Inner sleeves are fully seam split, crinkled, and written upon.
Except for impossibly rare records otherwise unattainable, records in this condition should be bought or sold for no more than a few cents each.
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