Uriah Heep VERY 'EAVY VERY 'UMBLE 1970 UK LP 1st Press Vertigo Swirl EX++ AUDIO

Sold Date: January 12, 2021
Start Date: January 5, 2021
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URIAH HEEP - VERY 'EAVY VERY 'UMBLE

PLAYS SUPERBLY (EX++)- VERTIGO SWIRL 1ST PRESS

SUPERB LAMINATED SLEEVE WITH SPIRAL INNER


 

 SUPERB COPY OF THE DEBUT LP FROM URIAH HEEP. THIS IS THE FIRST PRESS ON THE VERTIGO SWIRL LABEL. THE 1Y1/2Y1 1ST PRESS MATRIX NUMBERS ARE STAMPED INTO THE DEAD WAX. THE CORRECT VERTIGO SPIRAL INNER SLEEVE ACCOMPANIES THE SLEEVE.

I HAVE RECORDED THE WHOLE ALBUM SO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO JUST HOW GREAT IT SOUNDS


 

CATALOGUE:VERTIGO  6360 006 MATRIX: 6360006 1Y//1 v 420 1 1 / 2Y//1 v 420 1 1 

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 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

BOTH LABELS ARE IN SUPER CONDITION. THE WHITE SIDE IS A PURE BRILLIANT WHITE WITH PRISTINE UNRUBBED BLACK TEXT. THE BLACK AND WHITE SIDE IS SHARP AND CLEAR AND AGAIN UNRUBBED

A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE SPINDLE HOLE REVEALS  10 OR SO SPIDER LINES

THE VINYL

THIS VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW, AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. FOR A 49 YEAR OLD ALBUM, THIS LOOKS TO BE IN THE SAME STUNNING CONDITION AS WHEN IT WAS NEW BACK IN 1970.

THERE ARE NO VISIBLE HANDLING MARKS OR LINES, NO FINGERPRINTS AND NO SCUFFS OR BLEMISHES, AND IN DAYLIGHT IT LOOKS TO BE FLAWLESS.  WHEN OFFERED UP TO INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE ARE WISPY SURFACE HAIRLINES VISIBLE WHEN YOU ANGLE THE RECORD AROUND INTO THE LIGHT

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,AS I AM CONVINCED THAT BIDDERS WOULD LOVE 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 LP PLAYS THROUGH MAGNIFICENTLY ON BOTH SIDES, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THE SOUNDBITES WHICH DEMONSTRATE JUST HOW FANTASTIC THIS LP SOUNDS.

THE STEREO REPRODUCTION ON THIS FIRST PRESS IS JUST SUPERB CLEAR . CLEAN AND CRISP, WITH EVERY NOTE HEARD TO PERFECTION

THERE IS NO DISTORTION WHATSOEVER, MEANING THAT THE DISC HAS NOT BEEN PLAYED WITH A HEAVY OR WORN STYLUS

NO  BACKGROUND CRACKLE AND NO LOUD CLICKS. JUST A THE ODD SPECK OF VERY LOW LEVEL STATIC IN SOME OF THE LINKING GROOVES AND A LITTLE AT THE START OF EACH SIDE BEFORE THE MUSIC KICKS IN AND IN A FEW OF THE MOST SILENT PASSAGES

THIS ALBUM WITHOUT QUESTION PERFORMS SUPERBLY ALL THE WAY THROUGH BOTH SIDES. LOUD POWERFUL PRODUCTION, AGAIN ONLY A LITTLE BEARLY AUDIBLE STATIC AND A COUPLE OF TINY LITTLE POPS IN THE FINAL TRACK

IT WOULD BE WELL WORTH TAKING A FULL LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ALBUM 

FOR ME THIS EASILY GRADES EX++

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

 

THE SLEEVE

 

FIRST ISSUE LAMINATED GATEFOLD SLEEVE

HAS THE CORRECT 'WARNING - COPYRIGHT EXISTS IN ALL VERTIGO RECORDINGS' MESSAGE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE INSIDE

THE LAMINATE GLEAMS LIKE A POLISHED MIRROR AND THE FOUR CORNERS ARE ONLY LIGHTLY WORN WITH A SPECK OF RUB TO THE TIP END OF THE BOTTOM LEFT ONE

THERE IS NO RING WEAR OR RECORD SHAPE

STARTING WITH THE FRONT SURFACE , THE FIRST THING TO SAY IS THAT THE COLOURS HAVE ALL BEEN PERFECTLY RETAINED. THERE IS NO RUBBING OR LOSS OF COLOUR ANYWHERE, AND THE LAMINATE HAS NOT SUFFERED ANY LIFT, PEEL OR FLAKE

THERE ARE FIVE LAMINATE PRESSURE LINES AGAINST THE SPINE. FOUR ON THE TOP EDGE, FOUR ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE. THREE ON THE SEALED OPENING EDGE

THE TOP EDGES ARE IN SUPERB CONDITION. FULLY LAMINATED ALONG THE SURFACES,NO BLEMISHES TO EITHER SURFACE, WITH JUST A PIN PRICK OF RUB TO THE RIGHT TIP ENDS.

THE BOTTOM EDGES ARE AS PERFECT. AGAIN GLEAMING UNBLEMISHED LAMINATE ALL THE WAY FROM CORNER TO CORNER WITH THAT SPECK OF RUB TO THE RIGHT TIP ENDS

THE SPINE IS TOTALLY FLAT AND UNSQUASHED. THERE IS A VERY LIGHT ROUGH FEEL TO THE SURFACE WHERE  THE LAMINATE HAS FLAKED JUST A TINY BIT. THERE ARE SOME WHITE FLECKS ON THE TOP HALF IN THE MIDDLE. THE BOTTOM TIP END HAS SOME RUBBING AND WEAR

THE OPENING EDGE IS STILL QUITE SHARP WITH A FEW SPECKS OF LIGHT BURRING

THE REAR SURFACE AGAIN HAS GLEAMING LAMINATE. FIVE LAMINATE PRESSURE LINES BUY THE SPINE AND TEN  ALONG THE TOP EDGE. FOUR AND ONE STRETCH LINE AND TWO THUMB LINES BY THE OPENING EDGE ON THE BOTTOM EDGE

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS A NEAR PRISTINE PAIR OF INNER PANELS. DEEP RICH UNMARKED COLOURS.... 

THE ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE IS INCLUDED AND IS IN SUPERB CONDITION. IT IS ALSO THE CORRECTLY MATCHED INNER, HAVING THE DATE 1070 PRINTED IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. THERE ARE NO SEAM SPLITS TO THE  EDGES AND THE TOP EDGE IS ALSO IN PERFECT CONDITION. SOME AGEING TO THE EDGES

AN EX+ GRADE SLEEVE

 

 

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

GARRY