Uriah Heep DEMONS AND WIZARDS 1793 UK LP 1st Press VAULT CONDITION - LISTEN

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URIAH HEEP - DEMONS AND WIZARDS

 MAGNIFICENT MINT MINUS PLAYTHROUGH

FIRST PRESS A1U/B1U

FIRST ISSUE TINSLEY ROBOR GATEFOLD

SLEEVE IS SIMPLY ASTONISHING

CATALOGUE:BRONZE ILPS 9193 MATRIX: ILPS  9193 A-1U / B-1U MOTHERS/STAMPERS: 1  RP / 1 AA TO LISTEN TO THE RECORD, PRESS THE PLAY BUTTONS BELOW (ONE PER SIDE) AND WAIT FOR THE AUDIO TO LOAD Powered by eCommercePlayer.com Powered by eCommercePlayer.com

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

THE LIGHT TAN LABELS ARE IN TOP CONDITION SHOWING NO STAINS OR MARKS AND NO LOSS OF COLOUR. THE TYPEFACE IS EQUALLY PRISTINE AND ALL PERFECTLY LEGIBLE. I HAD TO REALLY LOOK CLOSE TO SEE ANY SPIDER LINES AT ALL, BUT DID SPOT A COUPLE OF REALLY SMALL LINES WHEN I ANGLED THE LABEL INTO THE INTENSE ILLUMINATION OF A SPOTLIGHT, AND EVEN THEN I HAD TO PLAY AROUND TO SPOT THEM. THIS LP HAS JUST NOT BEEN PLAYED MORE THAN A COUPLE OF TIMES SINCE 1972

 

THE VINYL

THE HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL IS IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION AND HAS NOT LOST ANY OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. 

IN DAYLIGHT IT IS ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS. 

UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE ARE A FEW VERY FINE PAPER WISPS, PLUS A COUPLE OF TINY EMBEDDED DULL SPOTS 


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 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

THIS VINYL PLAYS ABSOLUTELY SUPERBLY. THE FIRST THING TO MENTION IS THE TOTAL LACK OF ANY DISTORTION TO THE SOUND, MEANING THAT WHAT LITTLE PLAY THE ALBUM HAS RECEIVED WAS COMPLETED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAD A CORRECTLY WEIGHTED AND UNWORN STYLUS

THE CLARITY OF THE STEREO PRODUCTION IS JUST SUPERB, AND EVERY NOTE IS HEARD EXACTLY AS WAS INTENDED

THIS DISC PLAYS WITHOUT ANY BACKGROUND CRACKLE WHATSOEVER, AND NO LOUD CLICKS

THE ODD SEMI SECOND OF STATIC LIKE BACKGROUND IN A COUPLE OF THE LINKING GROOVES, 

A FANTASTIC VIRTUALLY UNPLAYED COPY OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM

TAKE A LISTEN TO IT AND YOU WILL HEAR FOR YOURSELF JUST HOW SUPERB IT IS

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS AUDIO AS  MINT MINUS

 

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

ORIGINAL ' TINSLEY ROBOR' UNLAMINATED GATEFOLD SLEEVE WHICH IS IN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION.

IT WAS PLACED INTO A PVC OUTER SLEEVE ON THE DAY OF PURCHASE AND THIS HAS RESULTED IN AN AS NEW CONDITION SLEEVE

THE FRONT SURFACE IS FLAT AND CLEAN AND HAS NO HEAVY CREASES, NO LIGHT CREASES, AND JUST THRE MINUSCULE PRESSURE LINES NEAR THE SPINE. NONE ALONG THE TOP OR BOTTOM EDGES, AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE.

THE COLOUR IS PRISTINE. NOT ONE SPECK OF RUB ANYWHERE. DEEP RICH INKS AND NO RINGWEAR OR RECORD SHAPE

YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER EXAMPLE. THE FOUR CORNERS ARE SHARP AND SQUARE

THE TOP EDGES HAVE ALL OF THE COLOURS PRESENT, RIGHT ACROSS BOTH SURFACES AND ALL FOUR CORNER TIPS ARE FREE OF ANY RUB

THE BOTTOM EDGES ARE VIRTUALLY AS PERFECT WITH A PIN PRICK OF RUB TO THE RIGHT TIP ENDS ABD ONE ON THE TOP LEFT CORNER TIP

THE SPINE IS FLAT AND TOTALLY UNSQUASHED. ALL OF THE COLOUR IS THERE  ALL THE WAY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. NO RUBBING TO THE TIPS EITHER

THE OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP 

THE REAR SURFACE IS EVERY BIT AS CLEAN AS THE FRONT. MOST COPIES SHOW RING WEAR HERE, BUT NOT THIS ONE IT IS PERFECT

NO PRESSURE LINES BY ANY OF THE EDGES

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS TWO MINT INNER PANELS

THE INNER SLEEVE IS THE ORIGINAL BLUE LYRIC INNER  HAS A SHADOW OF RECORD SHAPE AND A SMALL SEAM SPLIT ON THE BOTTOM EDGE

THE SLEEVE GRADES MINT MINUS

 

 

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

GARRY