Small Faces OGDEN'S NUT GONE FLAKE 1968 UK 1st Lilac MONO MINT MINUS AUDIO

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SMALL FACES - OGDENS' NUT GONE FLAKE

 MAGNIFICENT 3-4 PLAY MINT MINUS AUDIO 

RARE 1ST PRESS ON THE LILAC IMMEDIATE LABEL

MONO PRESS

NEAR MINT MINUS SLEEVE

 

CATALOGUE:IMMEDIATE IMLP 012 MATRIX:IMLP012-2L / 1L MOTHERS/STAMPERS: 1 M / 1 A FIRST PRESS

THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES MUST BE PRESENT TO HAVE A VERY FIRST PRESS OF THIS ALBUM

FIRSTLY THE LABEL MUST BE LILAC IN COLOUR (THE PINK LABEL IS A SECOND PRESS)

SIDE A MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING WORDS AROUND THE RIM 'FOR AMAZING RESULTS THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT FULL VOLUME'(REMOVED ON LATER ISSUES)

THE MATRIX NUMBERS MUST BE EITHER -1 / -2 OR -2 / -1

THE SLEEVE MUST ONLY HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE REAR SURFACE ' UK PATENT APPLICATION NO 21639/68' (LATER PRESSES HAD AN EXTRA DESIGN APPLICATION NUMBER AS WELL). THIS EXTRA NUMBER WAS ADDED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE INITIAL RELEASE, SO TO FIND ONE WITH ONLY THE ONE NUMBER IS EXTREMELY RARE!!!

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE LP TO FIND, BEING A GENUINE VERY FIRST PRESS IN MONO FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS

FIRSTLY BECAUSE IT IS MONO!! IN 1968 STEREO RECORD WERE FAR OUTSELLING MONO PRESSINGS, THUS THE MONO PRESS IS NOW THE SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTIBLE

SECONDLY THE LABEL CHANGED COLOUR TO PINK ALMOST AS SOON AS THE VINYL WAS RELEASED MAKING THE VERY FIRST PRESS IN LILAC A VERY SHORT LIVED AND NOW VERY RARE FIND

THIRDLY BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL SLEEVE WAS INSTANTANEOUSLY CHANGED DUE TO A MISSING APPLICATION NUMBER AT THE FOOT OF THE REAR SURFACE, MAKING THE SLEEVE WITH JUST ONE NUMBER VERY VERY HARD TO FIND


 TO LISTEN TO THE RECORD, PLEASE PRESS PLAY ON THE PLAYER, AND WAIT FOR IT TO LOAD. IT CAN TAKE UP TO A MINUTE. THE NEW SOFTWARE IS SLOWER THAN THE OLDER ONE. BY THE TIME YOU HAVE READ THROUGH THE DESCRIPTION IT SHOULD START TO PLAY

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THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

THE LILAC LABELS ARE IN JUST MAGNIFICENT CONDITION. THE PASTEL BASE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND HAS NO MARKS OR STAINS ON IT ANYWHERE. IT ALSO STRETCHES FULLY INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. THE BLACK TYPEFACE AND LOGO'S ARE ALSO IN PRISTINE UNRUBBED CONDITION, WITH EACH LETTER OF THE TYPEFACE PERFECTLY LEGIBLE.

A CLOSE STUDY OF THE SPINDLE HOLE REVEALS JUST 1-2 REALLY SMALL AND BARELY VISIBLE SPIDER LINES, SHOWING JUST HOW LITTLE THIS INCREDIBLE VINYL HAS BEEN PLAYED IN THE PAST 44 YEARS

 

THE VINYL

A GLEAMING DISC THAT HAS RETAINED ALL OF IT'S ORIGINAL LUSTRE AND SHEEN. THIS IS NATURALLY ALSO A HEAVY WEIGHT FIRST PRESS DISC.IN DAYLIGHT THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE ON THE SURFACE OF THE VINYL,AND IT LOOKS FLAWLESS.

WHEN PLACED UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION, THERE ARE JUST SOME MICROSCOPIC WISPY SURFACE HAIRLINES VISIBLE, BUT I STRESS THESE ARE ONLY VISIBLE UNDER A STRONG SPOTLIGHT

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 AM NOW DOING WITH ALL MY LISTINGS, AS I AM CONVINCED 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 BE ABLE TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS

THE RICH AND POWERFUL MONO SOUND IS JUST MAGNIFICENT AND PURE FIRST PRESS. THE REPRODUCTION IS JUST SECOND TO NONE, AND EVERY NOTE IS CLEAR AND CRISP, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU FOLLOW  THE ADVICE ON THE LABEL AND PLAY AT FULL VOLUME

THE FIRST THING TO STATE IS THAT IS NOT ONE JOT OF DISTORTION AT ANY POINT SHOWING THAT THE COUPLE OF PLAYS THE RECORD HAS RECEIVED WAS COMPLETED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAD A CORRECTLY WEIGHTED AND UNWORN STYLUS 

THE VINYL PLAYS WITHOUT ANY BACKGROUND CRACKLE WHATSOEVER, AND NO LOUD CLICKS AT ANY POINT.

I DON'T EVEN THINK I HEARD MORE THAN ONE OR PERHAPS 2 TINY STATIC TICS THROUGH THE ENTIRE PLAY THROUGH

IF YOU GET REALLY CLOSE TO YOUR SPEAKERS YOU WILL HEAR A FEW SPECKS OF BARELY AUDIBLE STATIC IN SOME OF THE LINKING GROOVES AND MOST SILENT OF PASSAGES. MOVING TO NORMAL LISTENING ELIMINATES THIS. THIS REALLY IS A SUPERB AUDIO PERFORMANCE ALL THE WAY THROUGH BOTH SIDES

I AM HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO GRADE THE AUDIO AS MINT MINUS


DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT THOUGH , TAKE A GOOD LISTEN AND JUDGE IT FOR YOURSELF AGAINST YOUR PERSONAL STANDARDS

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 THIS IS THE CORRECT FIRST ISSUE SLEEVE HAVING ONLY THE PATENT APPLIED FOR NUMBER AND NOT THE APPLICATION NUMBER

ALL OF THE COLOURS ON ALL OF THE SURFACES ARE IMMACULATE AND RUB AND WEAR FREE. THE EDGES ARE SHARP AND FREE FROM BURRING

NO RING WEAR WHATSOEVER, AND NOT EVEN ANY RECORD SHAPE.

MOST OF THESE SLEEVES HAVE BECOME DETACHED BECAUSE THE CIRCULAR SECTIONS ARE ONLY HELD TOGETHER BY ONE SMALL SECTION IN EACH OF THE FOUR PLACES WHERE THEY ARE JOINED. TWO OF THE JOINS ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION, A LITTLE STRESSED OVER TIME AND SO NOT AS TIGHT AS WHEN FIRST MADE BUT NON THE LESS ARE PERFECTLY INTACT. THE OTHER TWO ARE INTACT BUT LOOK TO HAVE HAD SOME KIND OF REINFORCEMENT AT SOME POINT IN TIME. I DON'T BELIEVE THEY WERE EVER TAPED AS THERE ARE NO RESIDUAL TAPE MARKS, BUT THEY MAY HAVE HAD SOME FORM OF PAPER GLUE THERE. (SEE IMAGES) THEY ARE PROPERLY ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER BUT I WOULD SAY QUITE WEAKLY. THEREFORE I AM NOT GOING TO PLACE THE RECORD INSIDE THE SLEEVE. I MUST SAY THOUGH THAT WHEN I TOOK THE PICTURES I HELD THE WHOLE 5 CIRCLE SLEEVE FULLY OPEN BU TWO OF THE EDGES AND IT HUNG DOWN WITHOUT COMING APART SO IT MUST STILL HAVE SOME STRENGTH LEFT

ALSO THERE ARE NO CREASES, CREASE LINES, BENDS OR DINGS TO THE SLEEVE AT ALL AND NO THUMB LINES OF EDGE LINES EITHER

THE VINYL WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED INSIDE AN ENVELOPE DESIGNED POLY INNER SLEEVE, WHERE THERE WAS A FLAP THAT WAS PULLED OVER THE TOP SECTION OF THE DISC ONCE IT HAD BEEN SLID INTO THE INNER, EFFECTIVELY LOCKING THE VINYL IN PLACE. MOST OF THESE I HAVE EVER SEEN HAVE SUFFERED TEARS TO THE TOP AREA AND SERIOUS CREASING TO THE ACTUAL MAIN BODY OF THE INNER. BUT THIS ONE IS FREE FROM ANY SPLITS TO THE SEAMS JUST SOME LIGHT WRINKLING

THIS SLEEVE EASILY GRADES NEAR NEAR MINT MINUS

 

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

GARRY