George Michael - Older, LP 1996, 1st and only issue NEAR MINT Very Rare!

Sold Date: March 24, 2020
Start Date: March 14, 2020
Final Price: £730.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 10
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GeorgeMichael - Older LP, 1st and only issue  1996 



For sale is the very very rare 1996 1st issue LP of George Michael’s Older LP on Virgin V2802 from our family collection. Deadwax is A – 1 - 1 and B - 1 – 1.  Relisted as the previous buyer fell through. 

This is in VG+++ to Near Mint Archive condition in every way. I can’t call it mint because it has been played. Visually immaculate, note that when it is played there are a VERY FEW minor crackles in between tracks. But this has to be as close to “mint off the shelf of the record shop” as you will see. There are lots of pictures and please blow them up and climb all over them. IMO, this is the best copy you will find. I’ll tell you why I can say that...

The provenance

 It was bought by me when it came out in 1996 for my wife, played once from start to finish, my wife didn’t like it, and it sat on the shelf upright between other LP’s for 23 years. It even still has the original HMV shrink wrap with the original price sticker on it! All she did was slit the open side to get the record out to play it. After playing it was immediately put in a plastic inner sleeve to protect it from the thin card inner LP sleeve (I do this with all my records). There it sat for 23 years. The next time it was played was a few weeks back when I wanted to check the sound. I've not cleaned it. If the buyer wants me to I will before it is delivered, with a VPI machine and L'Art Du Son fluid. 

The sleeve is unmarked and uncreased, with no splits and a perfect spine. It has the Older track listing sticker and the price and code stickers from HMV on the shrink front and back.

The lyric inner sleeve is unmarked and uncreased. I have photographed the opening side up close to show the uncreased nature.

The record has the shine of a new record but has not been cleaned, though I have a record cleaning machine. Given its almost unique history I think its up to the winner to choose how and if they want to clean it, so you will see a little dust. There are no marks, scratches, abrasions,nothing. No warp. This is under a lightbulb and in daylight.

The labels are immaculate. Note that side one has a few paper marks where the label goes to the spindle hole in the middle of the record. These are from manufacturing. You can also see the hole on this side actually still has a little of the black waste plastic swarf still attached from when the record was made! There are no spindle marks.  

Side two label has no marks and no spindle marks and no white paper spindle marks. Please look at the pictures. 

Sound quality is as you would expect with the odd low level click in between tracks, from new. Other than that it  has that huge three dimensional sound LP sound which can only come from a great record.  

PayPal payment only.  UK sale preferred. Will be sent free by Special Delivery - UK only


The record will be shipped outside of its sleeve, and the whole package will be bubble wrapped inside sturdy mailers with lots of protective cardboard. IF overseas shipping is to be accepted please message me before bidding. The successful bidder should wait for me to provide an accurate shipping price BEFORE payment is made. 

If item is not as described, we will refund full payment upon return of the item. Customer is responsible for shipping back to us. Damaged items won't qualify for credit. We will pay the shipping to ship back to you(only on domestic customers). For International customers, the customer is responsible for returning the item back to us.

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