Barclay James Harvest ONCE AGAIN 1971 UK LP 1st No EMI Gram Co Label NEAR MINT

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BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - ONCE AGAIN

IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION

 

CATALOGUE:HARVEST SHVL 788 MATRIX: SHVL788 A-1 / B-1 MOTHERS/STAMPERS:1 H /  1 R VERY EARLY PRESS

 

SO VERY MANY QUIET PASSAGES IN THIS ALBUM, AND THEREFORE VERY VERY HARD TO FIND A COPY THAT IS FREE FROM BACKGROUND NOISES. THIS ONE IS TRULY MAGNIFICENT AND ANY COLLECTION WOULD BE ENHANCED BY HAVING IT

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THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

BOTH LABELS ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE GREEN HARVEST BASE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND IS UNMARKED AND FULLY STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. 

THE BLACK TYPEFACE IS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE, AND A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE SPINDLE HOLE REVEALS JUST 4-5 SMALL SPIDER LINES, SHOWING THAT THIS LP HAS JUST NOT BEEN PLAYED MORE THAN A FEW TIMES

THE VINYL

THIS VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW, AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. 

THERE ARE NO VISIBLE HANDLING MARKS OR LINES, AND ONLY WHEN OFFERED UP TO INTENSE ILLUMINATION AM I ABLE TO MAKE OUT A FEW WISPY HAIRLINES THAT ARE OTHERWISE INVISIBLE

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 WHOLE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH

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. 

WITH BJH'S MUSIC YOU CAN GUARANTEE THAT ANY BACKGROUND WILL BE HEARD THROUGH THE MANY MANY QUIET PASSAGES. 

THERE IS NONE WHATSOEVER. THE LP PLAYS TO PERFECTION THOUGH BOTH SIDES WITHOUT ANY BACKGROUND CRACKLES OR CLICKS, 

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE

A COUPLE OF KIGHTLY AUDIBLE DUST POPS, PERHAPS THE ODD SECOND OR TWO OF STATIC BUT THATS ALL AND A COUPLE OF STATIC TICS

A SENSATIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL LOOKING AND SOUNDING FIRST PRESS VINYL

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS AUDIO NEAR MINT

 

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

MAGNIFICENT MIRROR FINISH TO THIS LAMINATED GATEFOLD FROM GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE.

THE FRONT SURFACE JUST SPARKLES. IT HAS AVERY HIGHLY POLISHED FINISH TO THE SURFACE.

THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES ANYWHERE. 

JUST FOUR REALLY SMALL LAMINATE PRESSURE LINES BY  THE SPINE EDGE. 

TWO ALONG THE TOP EDGE. NONE ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE AND JUST ONE SMALL THUMB LINE NEAR THE OPENING EDGE

NO RING WEAR OR EVEN RECORD SHAPE.

THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE FREE FROM ANY SHELF WEAR WITH ALL OF THE LAMINATE PERFECT AND THE CORNER TIPS UNBLEMISHED

THE SPINE IS ALSO PERFECTLY LAMINATED. NO SQUASHES AND NO WEAR TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM TIPS

THE OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP WITH JUST A COUPLE OF TINY THUMB NAIL NICKS AT THE VERY TOP

THE REAR SURFACE IS IN THE SAME CONDITION AS THE FRONT

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS AVERY VERY WHITE NON LAMINATED SURFACE, FREE FROM ANY MARKS ETC. JUST AN ABSOLUTE TINY TRACE OF BROWNING TO THE VERY TOP EDGE

THE HARVEST ADVERTISING POLY LINED INNER SLEEVE IS ALSO IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. PERFECT CONDITION AND NO SEAM SPLITS

 

HAPPY TO GRADE THIS SLEEVE NEAR MINT

 

 

 

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

GARRY