Paul McCartney McCARTNEY II 1980 UK LP 1st Press Parlophone PLAYS MINT MINUS HEA

Sold Date: May 14, 2024
Start Date: May 7, 2024
Final Price: £47.00 (GBP)
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I have acquired a Large Paul McCartney collection, where the original owner had two copies of each title. Looking at the one set in particular it would appear that he had one for playing and one for storing.

They were all housed in a proper record case so no chance to get damaged

I am going to release these one per day in the original release order, so starting on Sunday 28th April with the Debut solo album

If you want the best copy that money can buy then look no further

PAUL McCARTNEY - McCARTNEY II

IN MAGNIFICENT ONE PLAY MINT MINUS!!! CONDITION

MINT SLEEVE

 

CATALOGUE:PARLOPHONE PCTC 253 MATRIX:PCTC253 A-3 / B-3 ' blair ' ETCHED INTO DEAD WAX

 

THE RECORD

 

THE LABELS

THE JET BLACK LABELS ARE IN SUPERB CONDITION. NO MARKS OR STAINS, AND A BASE COLOUR THAT IS UNBROKEN AS IT STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE, WHICH SHOWS ONE TINY SPIDER LINE ON EITHER SIDE.  THE SILVER TYPEFACE IS PRISTINE, AND THE LOGOS ARE UNRUBBED

 

THE VINYL

GLEAMING FIST PRESS DISC THAT HAS RETAINED ALL OF IT'S ORIGINAL SHEEN. IN DAYLIGHT IT LOOKS TOTALLY FLAWLESS AND EVEN WHEN PLACED UNDER A MAGNIFYING LED HALO THE LP STILL LOOKS PERFECT

PLAYING THE RECORD

THE FIRST THING TO SAY ABOUT THIS LP IS THE THAT STEREO REPRODUCTION IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND EVERY NOTE HEARD EXACTLY AS WAS INTENDED.

THERE IS NO DISTORTION THROUGH GROOVE WEAR, WHICH OF COURSE THERE SHOULDN'T BE ON AN UNPLAYED VINYL.

THERE IS NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE AND NO LOUD CLICKS OF ANY DESCRIPTION

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE EITHER

THE VINYL PLAYS SUPERBLY ANDTHE LINKING GROOVES ARE SILENT

I HEARD THREE OF FOUR OF THE TINIEST STATIC TICS IN 'WATERFALLS' AND AT THE START OF SUMMER DAY SONG

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS AUDIO MINT MINUS

PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO IT AND MAKE A JUDGEMENT AGAINST YOUR OWN PERSONAL STANDARDS

 

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

NON LAMINATED GLOSSY GATEFOLD SLEEVE IN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT CONDITION

 

THE FRONT SURFACE IS IN INCREDIBLE CONDITION. FIRSTLY THERE IS NO LOSS OF COLOUR ANYWHERE ON THE SURFACE . NO MARKS OR STAINS AND HAS CLEARLY BEEN VERY WELL PROTECTED FROM NEW

THERE ARE NO CREASES WHATSOEVER ON THIS SURFACE EITHER, AND NO FOLDS OR BENDS.

THERE IS JUST ONE TINY PRESSURE LINE CLOSE TO THE SPINE. NONE ALONG THE TOP EDGE, NONE ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE, AND ZERO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE.

NO RING WEAR OR RECORD SHAPE AND THE FOUR CORNERS ARE SHARP AND SQUARE

THE AND BOTTOM EDGES HAVE ALL OF THE BLUE COLOUR RUNNING FROM CORNER TO CORNER. AND ALL OF THE EIGHT CORNER TIPS REMAIN UNRUBBED

THE SPINE IS FLAT AND UNSQUASHED WITH ALL OF THE BLUE COLOUR RUNNING FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WITH PERFECT WHITE TYPEFACE AND UNRUBBED ENDS

THE OPENING EDGE IS ABSOLUTELY RAZOR SHARP AND SHOWS WHY THE RECORD WAS JUST NOT REMOVED FROM THE SLEEVE

THE REAR SURFACE IS IN THE SAME SUPER CONDITION AS THE FRONT. BETTER ACTUALL AS IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE PRESSURE LINE BY THE SPINE

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS TWO IMMACULATE PANELS.

THE CARD LYRIC / PICTURE INNER SLEEVE IS THE CORRECT ONE FOR THE FIRST PRESS, HAVING ROUNDED CORNERS AND A LARGE THUMB NOTCH. BOTH SIDES ARE STILL PURE WHITE AND HAVE NO MARKS OR STAINS ANYWHERE. THERE ARE NO CREASES OR CREASE LINES AND NONE OF THE SEAMS ARE SPLIT

A MAGNIFICENT  EXAMPLE OF THIS SLEEVE AND FULLY JUSTIFIES A MINT GRADE

POSTAGE
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