Fela Kuti Box Set 2 Limited Numbered 6x Album LP Afro Beat 1999 Kalakuta

Sold Date: December 1, 2019
Start Date: November 15, 2019
Final Price: £129.99 (GBP)
Seller Feedback: 59
Buyer Feedback: 123
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I strive to be a dealer you remember and can always rely on. I operate with high standards and transparency throughout. Every record is cleaned, play-tested in full and graded conservatively under a powerful lamp. Before packaging orders I inspect each record once again to ensure I am confident you will be delighted with your purchase. I will always under-grade if I have the slightest doubt.

I take pride in my feedback on Discogs and encourage you to read through it should you need any reassurance. I very humbly point out in particular the many customers with hundreds of purchases on Discogs to date noting my service as the best they've received. (Thank you!). You can find my seller account on Discogs by searching ?Naturality Discogs? on Google.

All orders dispatched within 24 hours Monday to Saturday with world-class packaging and presentation. Likewise, I aim to reply to all inquiries same-day.

I upload audio of almost every 7" single I list for sale on Youtube, recorded with a sensitive hifi cartridge and never edited or cleaned up. You can find my channel by searching ?Naturality Discogs' on Youtube, where you'll find thousands of fantastic singles uploaded already in 2019 alone, with a number of tracks which previously weren't available to listen to anywhere on the net. If you're using a system configured for DJing (with a cartridge like the industry standard Shure M44-G/M44-7 or Ortofon Concorde) you'll find that any singles which play with some noise or crackles will sound a world better on your decks.

Listing Information

Artist

Fela Kuti

Title

Box Set 2

Label

Kalakuta

Cat#

547 136-1

Format

6xLP, Album, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num

Grade

See Below

Comments

Played with care on a high-end system, cleaned on record cleaning machine and stored in archival innersleeves. All vinyl EX to NM other than Expensive Shit Strong VG+, a not so obvious faint mark or two (sample taken at weakest area). All Sleeves EX to NM in shrink with pointy corners and square, fully-legible spines. Box: Rigid with pointy corners. Hints of wear from being shelved. Numbered 5080. Includes 6x Postcards, 12-page booklet and numbered insert. World-class packaging standards.

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Grading

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Rest assured, I grade conservatively with high standards in place. I operate with total transparency and give as much information as possible, with each and every record being cleaned on a record cleaning machine, fully playtested and carefully inspected under a powerful lamp. Gradings are given on a visual basis with the playback commented on in the descriptions of each item.

If in doubt, please feel free to browse my feedback where you will find many comments regarding my grading standards and naturally, you are always welcome to request full audio or photos of any item I have in stock.
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Grading overview

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Accurate and honest grading is one of if not the most important responsibility of any record dealer and is much more of an art than running through a list of check-boxes. As such, I offer the below descriptions as a rough overview of the standards in place for each grade.

Any issues present from pressing such as cloudiness, pimples or pits as often seen in Jamaican reggae pressings will be clearly identified. The same is to be said for feelable marks; regardless of how small or smooth/light a mark may be, should it be feelable upon careful inspection with a fingertip it will be identified in the description, even if there is no audible effect as a result. These will typically result in a lesser visual grade being given, with feelable marks being a heavily weighted factor in grading.

Near Mint is a grade which I do not use without total confidence that you will agree.

EX; Some 90% or so of the items which I will grade as EX will be items which I have purchased from others who have graded as Near Mint. An EX graded record should not display any deterioration in sheen, revealing only very minor brushings from dust or sleeve removal in a low number when closely inspected under a powerful lamp. Without close inspection an EX graded record should appear as though it was pressed this week.

Strong VG+; As per the above, what I consider as a ?Strong VG+? retains a very high standard of cleanliness and should look to have seen minimal play. Records graded ?Strong VG+? may display a very sparing number of faint marks. In many cases a ?Strong VG+? record may appear close to unplayed with a faint inaudible mark or two.

VG+; May have seen occasional use with adequate care. Surfaces should still retain a high standard of cleanliness with an allowance for some light, unfeelable marks. A VG+ graded record should not leave you longing for a cleaner copy (unless of course you are a very serious collector looking for unplayed/archive copies)

VG; The typical VG graded record should be fit for home listening and DJing alike. Surfaces may display a higher frequency of general whispy paper sleeve brushings and some light marks, but should still retain a healthy amount of sheen. By my standards a VG graded record is far from ?battered? or ?trashed?, there simply has to be a cut off for what is accepted as a VG+. As such, I would rather grade a record on the lower end of VG+ as a ?Strong VG? in order to keep these standards in place.

VG-; The typical VG- graded record will fit the above description, but may display a lower standard of cleanliness with some light marks throughout, a lessened sheen (though still holding a sheen or reflective appearance) or perhaps a few feelable marks. As always, playback will be commented on and reasoning for the grade will be given. Though there may be some surface-noise, crackles or such, the average VG- graded record will still be played and enjoyed by myself on a sensitive hifi as-is but will likely benefit from a DJ cartridge and some EQ.

G+; Records graded G+ may have seen frequent use over the years with adequate care, hold a lesser sheen with some light unfeelable marks throughout or may fit the above grades with some larger feelable marks or scuffs. Depending on the pressing and the specific instances of wear present, a G+ record may very well sound fantastic as-is or may require some EQing and a DJ cartridge to reach an enjoyable standard of playback.

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Packaging

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I have never purchased an LP which has been packaged better the standard of packaging I use for every LP I send.
LPs are shipped well-protected and neatly presented with poly-lined innersleeves and new poly outersleeves.

Likewise, I have never purchased a 7? single as cleanly and well-presented than the standard set for every 7? single I send.
Singles are cleaned, placed in a clean innersleeve inside of a brand new white cardboard masterbag, which is then placed inside of a brand new, high quality PVC outersleeve.

At my own expense I have taken the steps to ensure that my packaging is friendly to the environment, with 100% of the packaging used being recyclable card (and yes, that does in fact include the tape).

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Postage and Packaging Rates

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The price you pay for shipping is never more than what it costs me, in fact I often pay the Post Office more than you will be charged. I also cover the costs of packaging myself.

For international orders and LPs in particular I offer a discounted postage rate to try to help out with the costs of international shipping.

Please note that in the rare circumstance that an international parcel does not arrive, Royal Mail require "20 working days after the due date for items in Europe, after 25 working days for rest of world" before they will consider an item as lost, should they not be able to confirm delivery. Until this period has passed I am unable to attain any further information other than that provided by the tracking number, should the parcel have been sent via Tracked & Signed. If this period should pass then I am always sure to keep all of the paperwork to file a claim right away for the value of the parcel should it be confirmed as missing.

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UK Mainland, (All items shipped First Class for 1-2 working day delivery)

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Any number of 7" Singles £2.70 
1-2x 12? or LP £4.48  
4+ 12"s: £6.73 

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EUROPEAN UNION (+Many countries on the European continent) (3-5 working day delivery)

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1-2x 7" £8.45 Tracked & Signed
3+ 7" £8.80 Tracked & Signed
12" or LP £10.75 Tracked & Signed (+£1.10 per additional 12" up to 5 LPs)
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AUSTRALIA AND NEWZEALAND (5-7 working day delivery)

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1-2x 7" £9.80 Tracked & Signed
3+ 7" £11.20 Tracked & Signed
12" or LP £13.80 Tracked & Signed (+£1.60 per additional 12" up to 5 LPs)

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REST OF WORLD (5-7 working day delivery)

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1-2x 7" £9.50 Tracked & Signed
3+ 7" £10.85 Tracked & Signed
12" or LP £13.30 Tracked & Signed (+£1.50 per additional 12" up to 5 LPs)