December 6, 2017
Start Date: December 3, 2017
Final Price: £272.63 (GBP)
Bid Count: 25
Seller Feedback: 2097
Buyer Feedback: 0
Hi, and welcome to psych_out! auctions!!!
I've collected 50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre - Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!! Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completely trashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided to offer them to all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid gold music history out there!!! Make no mistake, I'll try my best to consistently offer some of the VERY BEST records available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only ever offer THE BEST, MOST AMAZING, MOST IMPORTANT, VERY RAREST UK 1ST PRESS ORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDS I've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2nd pressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP, direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued, remixed rubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these session men really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
I try to be one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonically using the UK RRPG standards as customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!
I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!
Title : Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Label & year : Original EMI Harvest SHVL 804 LP , UK Stereo 1973 ULTRA RARE day-of-release SOLID TRIANGLE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : SHVL 804 A-2 , Side B : SHVL 804 B-2 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
THE PHENOMENALLY RARE EARLIEST EVER SOLID TRIANGLE VERSION OF THIS HISTORIC ICONIC ROCK CLASSIC!!! IMPOSSIBLY RARE AS A DAY OF RELEASE 1ST PRESS, ESPECIALLY ONE COMPLETE WITH BOTH POSTERS, BOTH FASPRINT STICKERS, AND ORIGINAL TOTALLY UNSPLIT BLACK INNER!!!
YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL YOU THAT THIS REALLY IS A TRUE MASTERPIECE!!! THIS SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP AND IS OUTRAGEOUSLY HARD TO FIND AS A SOLID TRIANGLE TRUE 1973 DAY-OF-RELEASE 1ST PRESS, ESPECIALLY ONE IN SUCH AWESOME CONDITION!!!
THIS TRULY SOLD NEXT TO NOTHING - IT WAS IMMEDIATELY REISSUED WITH THE STANDARD TRANSPARENT TRIANGLE LABELS WITHIN MERE WEEKS WHEN IT STARTED TO TAKE OFF!!!
If you want to be immersed in a true day of release 1st Press, DIRECT from the master tape example of some of the VERY BEST music EVER recorded, then don't miss out on this ULTRA scarce classic!!! Bid now!!!
Classic UK 1st Press Solid Blue Triangle EMI Harvest labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with NO real signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this hasn't had too much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 44 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good+++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1973 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks GREAT with NO really nasty scratches OR nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just some light wispy sleeve traces, a few mild hairlines and age marks, and just a small amount of cosmetic non-sounding and unfeelable scuffs (only visible in direct angled light) mostly caused from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes really interfere with play AT ALL thanks to the deeply pressed quality!!! BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays BRILLIANTLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds great with NO hops, hisses, distortion, sticks, or skips!!! Only (like pretty much all records) has low level surface noise in places such as on the run in grooves, only a few light ticks here and there on occasions, and just a touch of ULTRA mild and light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections, but it doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! A hugely enjoyable listen - The music is TRULY loud and clear with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audiably at the least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original UK 1973 1st Press unlaminated MIDNIGHT BLUE gatefold sleeve complete with original totally unsplit black inner, both posters AND both Fasprint stickers (all in magnificent unused condition with only one very minor creaseline to the stickers from where they were caught folded in the middle on the sleeve (truly minimal and nothing drastic - have all clearly barely left the sleeve if ever with absolutely NO tears, splits, graffiti OR any sign of ever being used at all!!!) IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn with HEAVY wear and DRASTIC ink rubbing due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO splits OR excessive wear, and still ultra strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few signs of ultra light ageing such as a small amount of ultra light creases and the merest hint of a record imprint, only some ULTRA mild signs of very light ink rubbing and ageing in places (truly minimal compared to most) with the lightest scuffline to the left of the front (truly minor), a touch of denting to the four corners which basically all vintage sleeves have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to bring it down by listing the most minor negatives I can find, but this remains a truly FANTASTIC sleeve, and it's a TRUE rarity to find one as beautifully presentable, strong, vibrant and as together as this - most have been virtually destroyed, really heavily worn, or are just about being held in one piece, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, and totally unsplit!!! Must grade overall at the least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : A FANTASTIC example of this OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE solid triangle TRUE UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY AWESOME AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
Please take a look at all my other auctions for many other ultra rare classic LPs, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders) will be £4.99 signed for for the first item, £2.00 for every item after that. Europe buyers, postage is £13.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that. Rest of the world buyers, postage is £17.99 signed for for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that (orders over £30 need to be sent signed for). Contact is expected to be made within a day, and payment expected within 3 days of the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over the item and it may be offered second chance to the under bidder or relisted e.t.c. Contact is king! UK bidders, I accept paypal or postal orders. International bidders, I accept Paypal or Bank Transfer! Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal. Please PLEASE get in touch via the ebay messaging system rather than opening a case if there’s any kind of problem, I will do my very best to sort it out.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness or glare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.
All my auctions start from a bare minimum price, so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
Please check my other auctions for many more of the rarest, most awesome Vinyl Record items ever!!!Thanks for your time, happy bidding!