ROCK STEADY COXSONE STYLE ~ RARE 1968 UK 1ST PRESS REGGAE VINYL LP ~ PLAYS TIDY

Sold Date: November 23, 2022
Start Date: November 16, 2022
Final Price: £590.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 26
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Producer Clement 'Coxsone' Dood - Rock Steady Coxsone Style

Label:Coxsone Records - CSL 8013

Format:Vinyl, LP

Country:UK

Released:1968

Genre:Reggae, Rock Steady

Matrix Side 1: CSL+8013+A
Matrix Side 2: CSL+8013+B

All records are graded to the Record Collector Guidelines, with extra information added as required when play tested. Also all photos above are of the exact record you will receive if purchased.

This record is in very good condition. It has some faint spindle marks visible on the labels but there are not an excessive amount. The centres show light wear but are not loose or worn. The label to side 2 is clear and bright. Side 1 is the same but it has a small 1cm section missing to the top edge, and a name in pen written on it.

As for the vinyl itself, both sides have nothing deep or that can be felt but do have some marks, light scratches and signs of use and age. It has a lovely lustre however and is certainly not battered. It does have a few light areas of ring wear showing though, a few other general light lines, and some more noticable, but light, 'zigzag lines/scuffs' to side 2. Overall a used vintage lp which has some signs of this to its playing surfaces, but also one that still has a nice lustre and is free of any deep or nasty marks/scratches. It would be a solid VG grade visually.

I play tested the record and it played well, with no major issues and was a nice tidy listen. It lays flat on the deck and upon playing there is little to no movement in the record arm. The audio produced has no distortion caused by excessive use and no skips, sticks or annoying clicks. There was a small amount of surface noise in the run ins to each side, and the occasional light noise, but certainly nothing major or seriously disruptive. Overall a tidy listen and a very enjoyable one. It would grade higher audibly, than the VG visual grading.

The front laminated sleeve is in very good condition. It is solid all round with no splits or tears but does have signs of age and things to mention. Firstly there is a ring mark and some laminate creasing to the front. There is also a light ring mark and some age related discolouring to the rear. There is also a pencil mark to the rear top right area(see pics) and some heavier grubbiness just below this. The spine is all legible but there is some crumpling/bending to it in places. Overall a solid sleeve with no really nasty issues but one that has some signs of its age. Please study the pictures provided to gain as much information as possible on its condition.

It includes its original plain white inner which is solid but has some creasing, a tear/sction missing to the top, pen marking and signs of age. The record will be sent in a brand new plain white replacement inner to ensure it remains clean and ready to play. 

The record will be packaged in between cardboard stiffeners and bubble wrapped thoroughly when dispatched. It will also be sent in a brand new protective plastic sleeve, and within 24hrs of receiving payment to try to ensure a swift delivery.

I hope my photos are comprehensive enough but if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact me. Also please check my eBay feedback for a positive history of record grading, A1 communication and quick delivery times.

All offers are considered and are more than welcome.

Many thanks for looking.