The Groundhogs WHO WILL SAVE THE WORLD 1972 UK 1st Press SUPERB MINT MINUS AUDIO

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THE GROUNDHOGS - WHO WILL SAVE THE WORLD

ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT 1-2 PLAY  MINT MINUS AUDIO

OUTSTANDING MINT SLEEVE

CATALOGUE:UNITED ARTISTS UAG 29237  MATRIX:UAG29237 A-1U / B-1U MOTHERS/STAMPERS: 1 GH / 1 RM (VERY EARLY COPY)

A GENUINE FIRST PRESS OF THIS ALBUM MUST HAVE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES

THE SLEEVE MUST BE A GATEFOLD WITH FOLD IN TABS ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGES

THE SLEEVE MUST BE MADE BY GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE

THE SLEEVE MUST BE TOP OPENING FOR THE VINYL

THE LABELS MUST BEUNITED ARTISTS

THE MATRIX NUMBERS MUST END A-1U/B-1U

THE VINYL MUST BE HEAVY AND NOT FLIMSY

 

  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 RECORD


 

THE LABELS

THE CREAMY WHITE SURFACE IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE BASE COLOUR FULLY EXTENDS INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE AND THE BLACK TYPEFACE IS BOTH UNRUBBED AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE. THERE ARE JUST 1-2 ABSOLUTELY MICROSCOPIC  SPIDER LINES CLOSE TO THE SPINDLE HOLE  , SHOWING JUST HOW LITTLE THIS ALBUM HAS BEEN PLAYED IN ITS 48 YEARS. THE BROWN LOGO'S ARE ALL PERFECTLY LEGIBLE AND UNRUBBED.

 

THE VINYL

SUPERB GLEAMING ORIGINAL HEAVYWEIGHT DISC IN SPOTLESS MINT CONDITION. . THE DISC GLEAMS IS FREE FROM ANY HANDLING MARKS ON EITHER SIDE. AND EVEN UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE ,OTHER THAN A COUPLE OF THE TINIEST WISPY HAIRLINES

PLAYING THE RECORD

I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A FANTASTIC COLLECTABLE 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, AS I FIRMLY BELIEVE 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 VINYL PLAYS ABSOLUTELY SUPERBLY ALL THE WAY THROUGH BOTH SIDES.

THE FIRST THING TO POINT OUT IS THAT THERE IS NO DISTORTION TO THE SOUND AT ANY POINT, AND THIS MEANS THAT THE MINIMAL PLAY THE LP HAS RECEIVED WAS COMPLETED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAD A CORRECTLY WEIGHTED AND UNWORN STYLUS

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR IS A DISTORTION FREE REPRODUCTION THAT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR, AND CRISP. THERE IS NOT ONE JOT OF BACKGROUND CRACKLE, OR EVEN ANY LOUD CLICKS

ON A COUPLE OF OCCASIONS IN THE LINKING GROOVES I HEARD A SPLIT SECOND OF STATIC

ALSO THERE ARE NO DUST POPS THROUGH THE ENTIRE PLAYTHROUGH

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL MINT MINUS FOR THE AUDIO AND VISUALLY AS WELL

 

PLEASE TAKE A LISTEN THOUGH AND JUDGE IT FOR YOURSELF

 

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

NON LAMINATED AND STIFF CARDED GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE GATEFOLD SLEEVE WITH FLAPS 

 

AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THIS SUPERB CARTOON SLEEVE

 

THE FRONT SURFACE IS FLAT AND CLEAN AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES. NO BENDS OR FOLDS EITHER. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SMALL AND ALMOST INVISIBLE LINES CLOSE TO THE SPINE.

 

MOST COPIES OF THIS SLEEVE HAVE RUBBING TO THE PASTEL BLUE AREA AT THE TOP OF THE SURFACE OR DIRTY MARKS, BUT THIS ONE HAS BARELY ANYTHING AT ALL

IN ADDITION THE FOUR CORNERS ARE STILL SHARP AND SQUARE

 

NO RING WEAR OR EVEN RECORD SHAPE

 

THIS SLEEVE HAS CLEARLY BEEN HOUSED INSIDE A PLASTIC OUTER FROM NEW BECAUSE THE BOTTOM EDGE IS NEAR MINT. NO COLOUR LOSS AND NO RUBBING WHATSOEVE. OTHER THAN A SPECK ON THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER TIPR. THE RIGHT EDGE WHICH SERVES AS THE OTHER SEALED EDGE IS ALSO IN MINT UNBLEMISHED CONDITION

 

THE SPINE IS ALSO IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION. ALL OF THE DELICATE BLACK TYPEFACE IS AND 100% UNSQUASHED. NO WEAR TO THE TIPS EITHER

 

THE TOP OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP AND LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE DAY IT WAS MADE IN 1972. TWO MICROSCOPIC THUMB NAIL NICKS ARE BARELY VISIBLE

 

THE REAR SURFACE IS ALSO IN TOP UNMOLESTED CONDITION. NO RING WEAR OR EVEN RECORD SHAPE. NOT EVEN ANY OF THE LITTLE LINES NEAR THE SPINE

 

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS AN UNMARKED PAIR OF INNER PANELS. GLORIOUS RICH COLOURS AND AT THE BOTTOM THE TWO FOLD OUT FLAPS HAVE INCREDIBLY STIFF HINGES, MEANING THAT THEY JUST HAVEN'T BEEN OPENED VERY OFTEN TO BE IN THIS SUPERB SHAPE

 

THE ORIGINAL PLAIN WHITE SLEEVE IS INCLUDED . LIGHTLY WRINKLED, BUT NO SEAM SPLITS WHATSOEVER

 

THE SLEEVE EASILY GRADES NEAR MINT IT IS THAT GOOD

 

 

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

GARRY