JACKIE McLEAN One Step Beyond Blue Note BLP 4137, MONO, 1963 ear

Sold Date: November 7, 2019
Start Date: November 7, 2019
Final Price: $189.00 (USD)
Bid Count: 1
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I'm listing a few high-dollar jazz LPs from my purchases over the last couple years. Non-standard, but I am starting the bidding at or near the price I paid for the album, with the goal of selling them for what I originally paid.
JACKIE McLEAN's "One Step Beyond," on Blue Note BLP 4137, MONO, 1963. This is a true 1st press, as described below.
SOUND: NM
I listened to both sides complete. The sound was excellent! Very clean and crisp with no significant background noise or any other problems. A terrific listening experience! (I was very pleasantly surprised, see below!)
VINYL: VG(+), maybe better
Sounds way better than it looks: The vinyl has four distinct scuffs, each about 1/2-to-1-inch long, in the same area (Side A/1). I assumed there would be "pops" at the very least, in the playback, but the sound is not affected at all! The rest of the vinyl has routine wear.  The record is on the blue-and-white "New York USA" labels. Has deep-groove on Side A only. "Van Gelder" stamp and Plastylite "ear" in dead wax on both sides.
COVER: VG+
The edges are all solid, with a little bit of yellowing. The corners are a little bit soft with a little fraying. The front cover is clean and retains its sheen. It's unmarked and has a radio-station catalogue sticker on the top corner. The back cover is clean and unmarked with a minor yellowing/aging. Overall it's very nice! Has "43 West 61st St" address on back, and non-laminated front cover. =
I am selling from my personal collection. Where I have play-grade notes, I will include them. Otherwise, please assume a visual grade.
Grading Notes (borrowed largely from Carolina Soul) SealedJacket sealed shut in shrink wrap; disc sold ungraded or "as is". NMAppears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches. EXMay have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect play. VG+A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks. VGSame imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail. VG-A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail. GPervasive imperfections of varying degrees including both light scratches and scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
Shipping: I ship via media mail, and pack well. Really well for higher-priced items. 4.00 for 1 LP, plus $1 per additional LP; please let me send an invoice if you win multiple items. Pricing for box sets noted in applicable listings. USPS Priority Mail is also an option. Just let me know and I can invoice for that.