The Velvet Underground & Nico 1968 US Stereo Press 3rd State Airbrushed~Banana

Sold Date: April 30, 2023
Start Date: April 29, 2023
Final Price: $100.00 (USD)
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The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
1968 US stereo repressing which features the "3rd state" jacket and has Eric Emerson airbrushed from the back. (The "1st state" has Emerson visible (i.e., the "torso cover," even though you don't see his torso), and the "2nd state" has a large black sticker covering Emerson. But you know this...)
Blue Verve label without first name initials in the writing credit for Track B5. The catalog number is V6-5008.
Matrices end in "REV." and "RE-1."
"East Coast Pressing" from MGM's plant in Bloomfield, NJ (with the "block-shaped S" stamp in each runout).
Disc Condition: F The disc has lots of scratches. It skips once on Track A6. There is crackle throughout.
Jacket Condition: F The top third of the banana sticker missing, while the remainder is in two pieces (but attached). There is a phone number written on the front. The right seam of the gatefold flap is completely split (creating the illusion of a second disc pocket). The bottom seam of the real disc pocket it completely split. The top seam of the disc pocket is almost completely split save for a 2" section in middle. The spine is worn, particularly in the middle. There are stains here and there.
Original company inner sleeve is included.
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