May 21, 2020
Start Date: May 20, 2020
Final Price: $275.00 (USD)
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SHRINK Forever Changes LOVE Elektra MINTY in LIKE NEW condition, original 1st U.S. pressing On ELEKTRA RECORDS ELS 74013 Allentown pressing Stereo looks to be unplayed!!! No spindle wear, looks like the spindle is brand new, a few minuscule paper scuffs where the record was removed MAYBE ONCE during it's 53 years on earth. Highly influential album written by Arthur Lee in Las Angeles, two song are by Bryan Maclean. This is a record that was pressed very quietly, so it is imperative you get a clean copy without excessive surface noise to enjoy this LP. Most copies i've seen have been pretty trashed, and even if they are in decent shape, the background crackle can easily ruin the experience of enjoying this record, as the silent parts are very important, and much of the instrumentation is quieter and acoustic. This copy will deliver excellent and quiet sound. The nicest copy I have ever seen!
VINYL in NEAR MINT condition, high gloss and shine, looks unplayed, see photos of spindle holes, they look like they've never been used. Allentown pressing as indicated by the "AL" in the dead wax. 1st issue Elektra tan labels.
COVER in Near Mint condition featuring ORIGINAL SHRINK WRAP in great shape, unaltered with a few air holes. The only areas where the shrink wrap is starting to come undone is the top and bottom corners at the record opening, just a 1" area where the cover is exposed, other than that, MINTY!Corners look great, cover will be like new if shrink is removed!
INNER SLEEVE in VG++ condition, just a corner fold, Elektra tan inner.
Barcode and Other Identifiers Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EKS 74013A (AL-1) ARC 11-5-68 Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EKS 74013B (AL) ARC 11-5-68
Companies, etc. Pressed By – Credits Arranged By [Orchestration] – Bass – Brass – , Double Bass – Guitar – Guitar, Vocals – , Percussion – * Producer – , Strings – , , , , Trombone – Trumpet – Viola – Violin – Notes Gold labels with stereo printed on both sides of labels.
"AL" (and "ARC") in matrix means a pressing from Allentown Record Corp. of Allentown, PA