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THE DOORS – WAITING FOR THE SUN (THE GROUP'S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM) - INSANELY RARE ORIGINAL 1967 ELEKTRA MONO LP EKL-4024
ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
ORIGINAL MONO PRESSING, MANY TIMES RARER THAN STEREO
ORIGINAL BROWN ELEKTRA LABEL, MID-TO-LATE '60s STYLE
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL UNIPAK-STYLE COVER (ONE SIDE OF THE GATEFOLD OPENS,
THE OTHER ONE IS A SINGLE-PLY CARDBOARD)
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH '-1A/-1A'. ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX '–1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL
MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX)
OF THE RECORD
MONO version of this album has NEVER been available on
legitimate Compact Disc or in any other digital format.
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This
is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll
THIS IS BY FAR THE
RAREST AMERICAN PRESSING OF ANY DOORS ALBUM;
NOTHING ELSE COMES NEARLY AS CLOSE – SO
RARE, IN FACT, THAT MOST COLLECTORS DO NOT EVEN REALIZE IT EXISTS, AND THOSE
WHO DO USUALLY LIVE AND DIE WITHOUT EVER ACTUALLY SEEING ONE. THE BIDDERS
SHOULD NOTE THAT THE ALBUM CONTAINS SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT MIXES (AND ON ONE
SONG [“YES, THE RIVER KNOWS”] – EVEN A
SLIGHTLY LONGER VERSION - DUE TO A LONGER FADE - THAN ON THE MORE COMMON,
Waiting for the Sun is
probably the most commercial and the best selling of all Doors' albums (with
the possible exception of the first one), this great psych album works on many
different levels: as a potent showcase of Jim Morrison's poetic prowess, as an
exhibit of the band's musical proclivities, and, ultimately, as a great album
by the great band at the very peak of their musical strength and popularity.
There is hardly a bad or substandard track on this album, and we are certain
that most of the Ebay visitors are already familiar with its contents.
historical or discography information on this album, including track listing ►click
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unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
we grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG VG++,
just a notch below NEAR MINT. A few light abrasions (probably just
sleeve scuffs inflicted in storage over the years) ARE VISIBLE, but they appear
fairly insignificant relative to the
overall condition of the vinyl, and are only moderately visually distracting.
For most part, the vinyl looks impeccable, without any MAJOR visual flaws or
imperfections. Much of the original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and
sparkles almost like new.
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
The record comes in the original stock inner sleeve.
Mono pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its stereo counterpart. We
think that the mix is more natural, humane, "organic" and that the
mixes are somewhat different than on the stereo version. We estimate that stereo
copies of this album outnumber mono pressings by a ratio of at least 500:1.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT
EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the
scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and
10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 2 (front side) and 3 (back side)