Randy Holden Population II 1st US Pressing Original Mega Rare Heavy Psych Grail

Sold Date: September 17, 2023
Start Date: September 10, 2023
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Randy Holden - Population II (1970)

Mega Rare Original Heavy Psych Doom Masterpiece Guitar

A convincing counterfeit exists of this album. Let me assure you this is an authentic original by differentiating it. Take a look at the close-up photos of the front cover. Note the sort of gridded pattern that makes it seem semi-textured. Counterfeit copies didn't use this material and will lack the texture. The label pressing ring is also further out on the counterfeit issues.

Jacket: The usual ring wear that virtually all original copies of this have, but this ring wear ain't so bad and is very acceptable for this LP. The seams have a little bit of paper loss (see photos). The spine remains legible. The back cover is very presentable and retains the graphics. Features a punch hole that goes through jacket and label (all original copies feature this).

Disc: Has some wispy lines on both sides, but these are cosmetic and don't affect playback. A little crackle here and there, but once Randy unleashes his axe, all bets are off. This thing plays loud and proud. Clearly played before, but no deep scratches by any means and plays fantastically.

Labels: Minor spindle marks showing signs of use, but nothing excessive. Punch hole through label (all original copies feature this).

Inserts/Bonus: This appears to be the original inner sleeve.

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