NICK DRAKE Pink Moon LP Island 1972 UK 1st Press!!!!!!!

Sold Date: December 6, 2017
Start Date: December 3, 2017
Final Price: £486.02 (GBP)
Bid Count: 15
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Buyer Feedback: 194


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 AMAZINGMOST IMPORTANTVERY 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 : Nick Drake - Pink Moon


Label & year : Original Island ILPS 9184 LP , PHENOMENALLY RARE Stereo 1972 UK 1st Press!!!

Matrix's : Side A : ILPS 9184 A-1U , Side B : ILPS 9184 B-1U (EARLIEST EVER!!!)


OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE FOLK MASTERPIECE IN ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL BARELY PLAYED CONDITION!!! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN SUCH INCREDIBLE CONDITION - BY FAR THE GREATEST EXAMPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN AND WILL SURELY EVER SEE!!! YOU CAN EASILY COUNT THE NUMBER OF PLAYS THIS HAS EVER HAD ON JUST THE ONE HAND!!! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS!!!


NICK'S LP'S ARE WELL KNOWN FOR SELLING NO MORE THAN A FEW HUNDRED COPIES, SO WHO KNOWS JUST HOW MANY REMAIN IN SUCH UNBELIEVABLE NEAR NEW SHAPE!!! SOLD NEXT TO NOTHING!!! FANTASTIC SLEEVE AND PHENOMENAL VINYL WITH AWESOME AUDIO TO MATCH!!! UNFORTUNATELY NICK DIED IN OBSCURITY, BUT AS HISTORY HAS SINCE TOLD, HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER - Don't miss out on this absolutely incredible one off piece of english folk history, bid now!!!


About : Ultra Rare Original 1972 UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!


The LP :

Labels :

Classic UK 1st Press pink rim Island labels!!! Both sides are AMAZING with NO signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has an absolute MINISCULE amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that you can EASILY count the number of plays this has had on just the one hand!!! INCREDIBLE for a 45 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Excellent++++!!!


Record : Visual -


Spectacular Original 1972 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks ASTONISHING with NO nasty marks, NO scuffs, NO scratches, NO fingerprints, and NO groovewear whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off TRUE perfection are only a TINY amount of ULTRA light, wispy sleeve traces (only visible in mega strong angled light) from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes interfere with play AT ALL!!! Many probably wouldn't even mention them!!! UNBELIEVABLE for a record of this age and rarity!!! You'll be amazed by how clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall visually at the very least as Excellent+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)


Record : Audio -


Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, sticks OR skips!!! Only like nearly ALL records has just the rarest isolated tick and the very slightest pressing surface noise here and there on rare occasions, and only the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's about it!!! The vast, vast majority of the music is ultra clear and sounds ABSOLUTELY AWESOME with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from 1st Press UK vinyl!!! An outstanding listen! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at least as Excellent!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)


Sleeve :


Original UK 1972 1st Press unlaminated “Robor” gatefold sleeve complete with original unsplit blue inner!!! 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 at all and looks PHENOMENAL, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO real dulling or discolouration (PHENOMENAL for this age-prone sleeve!!!), NO writing, NO graffiti, NO splits, NO seam whitening whatsoever (IMPOSSIBLE FOR THIS SLEEVE!!!), NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a TINY amount of ULTRA light signs of ageing such as just a tiny amount of ultra light edge creases (NO half moons) and the merest ghost of a record imprint, only the most miniscule amount of the lightest surface rubbing in few and far between places from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (being extremely picky here - virtually zero ageing whatsoever), the slightest touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's 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!!! An AMAZING sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as incredible as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! This is EASILY the best I've ever seen and will surely EVER see!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unspoilt and unsplit, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at the very least as Excellent if not even better!!! A STUNNING example!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)


Summary : An absolutely INCREDIBLE example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic original 1972 Island FOLK CLASSIC Stereo UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY UNBELIEVABLE AS THIS!!! YOU WILL SURELY 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.

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