November 24, 2021
Start Date: November 11, 2021
Final Price: $1,250.00 (AUD)
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– Let There Be Rock Final Upgrade - Top Copy
Original 1977 1st Australian Pressing. Blue Albert Productions labels, with the elusive Roo. These are the rarest of all the "Blue Roo" labels, as this was released just before Albert Productions decided to drop the Roo as a way to identify Australian Recordings, as they were now preparing the company for sale on the international market, with Sony (Japan) eventually buying it out some 2 years later. This album had only the initial run with "Blue Roo" labels, so very few of them exist in comparison to all previous albums.
In astounding original condition throughout. Barely, if ever played - the spindle hole is still very tight.
The Gatefold Sleeve is Near Mint. - A top condition original cover, beautiful inside and out, the spine is "un-cracked", as it has not been fully opened before, .
The labels are Near Mint. No stickers, no writing, the spindle hole is slightly undersized, and will need a push to clear the hole.
The vinyl is Near Mint. Unmarked, with a deep original shine, superb surfaces, perfectly flat, no distortion, no unwanted noises, unblemished audio.
The audio is Near Mint. Superb surfaces, quiet deadwax, and astounding audio.
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): YAPAX 1213 Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): YAPAX 1214 Price Code (On spine): Code 305
Label: – APLP.022, – APLP-022Format: , LP, Album, Gatefold Country:Released:Genre:, Style:, , Tracklist A1
Dog Eat Dog3:30A3
Let There Be Rock6:02A4
Bad Boy Boogie4:18B1
Crabsody In Blue4:39B3
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be4:12B4
Whole Lotta Rosie5:25 Companies, etc. Made By – Manufactured By – Distributed By – Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Copyright © – Recorded At – Credits Producer – * Sleeve [Sleeve Concept], Photography By – Written-By – *, *, * Notes Issued with gatefold sleeve.
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia.
This first pressing has a kangaroo emblem on the label and more harder cardboard of sleeve. Early have a yellow on navy label with no kangaroo. Later have red labels.
Track B2 for the Australian and New Zealand versions is "Crabsody in Blue" instead of "Problem Child".
Barcode and Other Identifiers Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): APLP-022A Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): APLP-022B Matrix / Runout (Runout Stamped Side A): APLP 022 A-2 Matrix / Runout (Runout Stamped Side B): APLP 022 B-2 Price Code (Spine): 304 A few words about condition.
score out of 100
Mint is a Rigid Band - The next Four Grades are all Narrow Bands, that slightly widen as the condition gradually deteriorates - Good is still Good, but there is a rapid widening of the Grade Bands, as the condition deteriorates over the last Four grades.
The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality.
The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition.
Only graded on records that are sealed or clearly unplayed.
97 to 99
90 to 96
The record shows virtually no signs of having been played, there is no lessening in sound quality.
The cover and packaging might have the slightest of tiny defects.
The record shows some slight signs of having been played, but there is very little, (if any) lessening in sound quality.
The cover and packaging might have very slight wear.
VERY GOOD PLUS
80 to 89
69 to 79
The record shows signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality.
The cover and packaging might have slight wear, light creasing.
The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch.
Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects.
This is an above average used record, that has been well looked after.
56 to 68
The record has been played so much that the sound quality has deteriorated, but the record will still play through, and it will not be a completely unpleasant listening experience, even at the bottom of this grade (56).
The cover and contents may suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.
41 to 55
The record is still playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even stick, skip or jump.. This is starting to be an unpleasant listening experience at the top of the grade (55) and will not be a pleasant listening experience at all by the end of it (41).
The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
25 to 40
The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc.
The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
0 - 24
The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.
The Sleeve is non existent (0) or what is left, is only just recognisable.
A few words about postage.
Within Australia, the best value for multiple purchases is a 5KG satchel, where as many as 15 to 20 LPs can be posted for $22.00 registered post. (well packed in a box, inside the satchel)
My Policies on postage are simple.