Zombies Odessey Oracle 1st A1 B1 Mono , Syd Barrett connection plays minty hear

Sold Date: July 16, 2017
Start Date: June 16, 2017
Final Price: £745.00 £695.00 (GBP)
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Buyer Feedback: 77
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Whist not archive collectable and all that ,this record  does have a nice bit of modern social history if you read below . The record does have the odd mark but deep grooves means it plays  minty, have listen.

Those who sell a Mono claim its the rarest and those who sell a stereo  claim likewise , in 1968 the rarer  is Mono as it was moving to  stereo , oh this is a Mono !!

Many claim 1st but then say A1 B2 cant work that one out,poss stereo 1st? this is A1 B1



 Glossy a few  bits of ring-wear and a  few marks on rear of sleeve


A few light marks that do not effect play


Signs of spindle wear and Paula's sticker , bless her !

All above see pictures, they have been taken on a high quality Nikon D3 and will zoom in tightly

Please listen to full recording, this knocks on the door of mint ,really nice, I have included run-ins and run-outs etc.and even they are great, nosiest part of any record tends to be the run in as this is where the needle get placed so good early monitor.

Recorded on an Akai professional BT500    A/D 16-bit 44.1 kHz ,,    recorded in the highest quality possible audio file (WAV). It will pull out any ticks but still  doesn’t replicate the full sound quality you will pick up with an Amp and Graphic equaliser,  then again you guys will know this. Played at 2 grams with no skips or jumps.(You  may have to re buffer after a minute due to high quality)

One clean on a Moth so sound could improve further with an ultra-sonic clean but very  hard to beat (This is first play after cleaning)

Meet the seller

Hi my name is Stef Malajny my day job is running the very first UK pizza delivery service Papa Luigi franchise  est 1983,(Google) and my claim to fame is inventing Buy One get one free promo ( I think I did but it may have been done before 1988,ah well its not patented), We  still have some of  our original customers because  I believe in looking after them  as I would want to be looked after , giving quality and  being very fair at all times, this will be reflected here.

 I have a huge personal collection that I am selling with my son James so he learns a bit about business whilst he saves up for his  University education which hopefully he will make the grade, he is enjoying the vinyl whilst we play grade  but poss because we play Minecraft at same time!

Would always be happy to look at doing swaps for 60s American soul


Syd Barrett connection

I live quite near to Cambridge, Syd's home town. My brother in law said his girlfriend’s mother was emigrating and had left a bunch of records at his office and did I want to buy them, they say never judge a book by the cover as I had met  the lady whose name was Paula at a wedding, a blonde sophisticated striking lady so I thought 'possibly'. Cliff Richards or worse still Des O’Connor collection, err schoolboy error which lead to me dragging my heals. Brother in law phoned chasing me and said come and look at these records or they are going in the skip as they were cluttering up the place.

Popped over and found 300 or so of the most lovely records you could find, this record, Skip Bifferty, Beatles, Stones, Hendix, loads of Pink Floyd and an autographed Syd Barrett. Wow. Yes I did buy them!!

I spoke to Paula and it turns out she was a hippie chick whose boyfriend was in a band called “Those Without”,  Syd's first group, she recollected how she would hump the gear around as a female roadie (probably the light stuff) into a regular venue called 'The Dorothy' and how she and Syd sneaked into one of the colleges to see and meet MC5. Syd was her good friend and they went to loads of house parties where these records got played. She did say some of the records were Syd's and had got muddled up with hers, so I guess a mark on a record is a bit better if made by Syd or  his band.

She really knew how to look after her records and would immediately put them into plastic protectors and you can kind of sense which ones were hers and which ones like the Doors which she confirmed was Syd's.

When I asked her about the autographed Barrett, she told me she worked in a record shop called 'Millers' this is the shop Syd was narrowly beaten into second place in a twisting dance competition when he was a youngster and Paula was there on that day working.

Many years later Syd was gonna autograph his new album  for a promo prize for the shop, and when Paula clocked it she used her “womanly charms”for Syd  to give her the copy which he didn’t mind as he had another one at home, he never returned with the other copy so that left a nice rare copy.

Paula bought many first issues as she had first Dobbs of new arrivals and also she was buddies with Andy Gray of Andy’s records where more rare items would surface. (She even kept an original carrier bag with Dark side on)

Paula’s maiden name was 'Blades' and her Dad, Arnold and their family moved to Peterborough when he became secretary of Peterborough United home of the Mighty Posh bringing a lovely record collection to our fair city.

I have no authentication as such, so will sell the records at normal prices but most are rare in their own right and its nice to know they have a bit of history.

Gonna be selling this bunch soon so keep me on your radar!

Collection fine, if posted gonna double pack, signed for 1st class, tracked fully insured. Any questions just pin to me.

No new to ebayers unless cash and collection, no Russia, South America , postage too unreliable.