Cream FRESH CREAM UK LP 1966 1st Press Reaction MONO Near Mint Audio - LISTEN

Sold Date: March 19, 2017
Start Date: March 12, 2017
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CREAM - FRESH CREAM

OUTSTANDING 1ST MONO PRESS IN MINT- CONDITION!!!

REALLY NICE 1ST PRESS E.J DAY  SLEEVE


THE VERY FIRST CREAM ALBUM REPRODUCED IN GLORIOUS MONO

I HAVE HERE A FIRST PRESS THAT  DOES NOT CRACKLE  AT ANY POINT DURING THE PLAY-THROUGH.

THE LP 1ST PRESS IDENTIFIERS ARE THE A1/B1 MATRIX NUMBERS AND THE MATT TEXTURED LABELS

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION THIS WILL NEVER NEED TO BE UPGRADED 

FORTUNATELY WITH ALL MY AUCTIONS YOU GET THE CHANCE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ALBUM BEFORE DECIDING IF IT'S FOR YOU, SO SIT BACK AND TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO AN INCREDIBLE ALBUM



 

CATALOGUE:REACTION 5933001 MATRIX: 593001 A //2 420  11 / B // 1  11

 

 

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

THE DEEP BLUE MATT LABELS ARE PRISTINE. TOTALLY BLEMISH FREE AND UN-RUBBED. THE SILVER TYPEFACE IS ALSO MINT .  I HAVE CLOSELY EXAMINED THE SPINDLE HOLE AND CAN SEE NO MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE TINY SPIDER LINES SHOWING JUST HOW CAREFULLY THIS VOLUME WAS HANDLED

THE VINYL

THIS HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW, AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. IN DAYLIGHT THIS LOOKS TOTALLY FLAWLESS. AND EVEN WHEN PRESENTED TO INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS STILL NOTHING MORE TO SEE THAT A FEW OF THE TINIEST WISPY HAIRLINES, PLUS A COUPLE OF SUPERFICIAL NON SOUNDING ANGEL HAIRLINE HANDLING LINES

PLAYING THE RECORD

I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A FANTASTIC COLLECTIBLE VINYL, THAT YOU SHOULD BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. I HAVE THEREFORE INVESTED IN THE SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DO JUST THAT.

I HAVE RECORDED THE ENTIRE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH AS I DO WITH ALL MY LISTINGS IN THE FIRM BELIEF THAT BIDDERS WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE RECORD BEFORE LAYING A BID.

THIS IS A SERVICE I AM DELIGHTED TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS

THE LP PLAYS THROUGH BRILLIANTLY ON BOTH SIDES, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THE SOUNDBITES WHICH DEMONSTRATE JUST HOW FANTASTIC THIS LP SOUNDS.

IT IS CLEAR FROM THE SECOND THE STYLI HITS THE VINYL THAT THIS IS GOING TO PLAY TO NEAR PERFECTION

THE MONO REPRODUCTION IS JUST AWESOME, AND BOTH LOUD AND CRYSTAL CLEAR AND TRULY REPRESENTATIVE OF HOW A FIRST PRESS SHOULD SOUND

THERE ARE NO LOUD CLICKS OR BACKGROUND CRACKLE ANYWHERE

I SIT NO FURTHER THAN 12 INCHES FROM MY SPEAKERS AS I LISTEN TO THE ALBUMS I RECORD AND THEREFORE I WILL DETECT MUCH MORE THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED AT NORMAL LISTENING DISTANCE, AND THIS ALBUM PERFORMS BETTER THAN ANY COPY I HAVE EVER PLACED ON MY DECK.

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE ANYWHERE

THERE ARE A FEW SPLIT SECONDS OF BARELY AUDIBLE STATIC LIKE BACKGROUND HEARD IN A COUPLE OF THE LINKING GROOVES  AND NO MORE THAN A COUPLE OF TINY LITTLE STATIC TICS THROUGH THE ENTIRE PLAY THROUGH.

PLEASE TAKE A FULL LISTEN TO THIS INCREDIBLE VOLUME AND MAKE YOUR OWN MIND UP

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL very close to MINT

SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC COPY OF FRESH CREAM THEN LOOK NO FURTHER


 

THE SLEEVE

 

AN E.J DAY LAMINATED ON THE FRONT AND UNLAMINATED ON THE REAR 

THIS INCREDIBLE COPY HAS A GLOSS THAT IS JUST AS HIGHLY POLISHED AS CAN BE, AND ONLY A FEW MINOR IMPERFECTIONS

THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO THE FRONT SURFACE WHATSOEVER, AND THE LAMINATE HAS REMAINED IN TOP CONDITION WITH JUST A COUPLE TINY LITTLE PATCHES OF LAMINATE LIFT ON THE BOTTOM EDGE

THERE ARE FIVE SMALL LAMINATE LINES RESTING AGAINST THE SPINE. FOUR ALONG THE TOP EDGE, AND THE SAME ON THE BOTTOM EDGE. THESE ARE ALL VERY SMALL LINES. THERE IS ALSO ONE THUMB LINE CLOSE TO THE OPENING EDGE.

THE TOP EDGE IS STILL PERFECTLY LAMINATED ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SURFACE AND THIS EVEN INCLUDES THE CORNER TIPS WHICH HAVE REMAINED UNBLEMISHED. THE BOTTOM EDGE IS VIRTUALLY AS GOOD WITH A PIN PRICK OF RUB TO THELEFT CORNER TIP AND A LITTLE ROUGHNESS TO THE LAMINATE IN THAT LEFT CORNER

THE SPINE IS VERY THIN AND THE TYPEFACE IN THE MIDDLE HAS BEEN MOSTLY RUBBED AWAY 

THE OPENING EDGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS STILL RAZOR SHARP AND HAS NOT SUFFERED BURRING LIKE YOU WILL USUALLY SEE ON MOST EXAMPLES

THE REAR SURFACE HAS HAD AT SOME POINT A SMALL STRIP OF TAPE PLACED AT THE TOP PRESUMABLY TO SEAL THE TOP EDGE WHICH WAS COMING AWAY. THIS HAS LEFT A SMALL PATCH OF BROWN RESIDUE IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER. OTHER THAN THAT THERE IS A LITTLE NATURAL AGEING TO THE EDGES AND A LITTLE HANDLING TO THE SURFACE. THE BLACK TYPEFACE IS ALL PRISTINE AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE

I GRADE THIS SLEEVE EXCELLENT PLUS

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID IF YOU CHOSE TO GO FOR IT

GARRY