Gentle Giant - Octopus - Vinyl LP UK 1st Press Vertigo Swirl Stunning NM/NM

Sold Date: January 13, 2020
Start Date: March 7, 2019
Final Price: £274.99 (GBP)
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Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Label: Vertigo
Cat No: 6360 080
Matrix: 63600801Y//1v420 11 5/ 6360080 2Y//1v420 11 3 (v denotes triangle symbol)

Year: 1972


Condition (Sleeve/Disc):
See below for grading definitions

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The sleeve is in fantastic condition with only the most minimal signs of wear at the very points of the corners. No ring wear, no rips or splits. The spine is also NM. Complete with it's original Vertigo inner which grades at EX+ due to a little age discolouration, no creases or splits .

The record is in stunning condition very clean with no real defects to note. The vinyl has just one or two extremely light surface wispy hairline/sleeve withdrawal marks as you would expect on a record of this age. These are only visible under strong LED light, in normal daylight these are practically invisible, they have effect on the playback. Barely worth mentioning. The side 1 label does have a small 1 cm square section of slight discolouration just below the 'SIDE A' text, it looks to me that it may have had a sticker there at some point.
The play grade is also NM, plays fantastic, like new, very clear with no defects to note. The run ins and between tracks are silent. Maybe just the odd light static crackle though my play was the first that it has had for a number of years.
This is a fantastic collectors standard copy, they do not come up in this condition very often. Please feel free to request any further information.
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Please note that all of our records are visually graded only under strong light, unless otherwise stated. EBay is just a small part of what we do. We stock 1000's of records so it is impossible for us to play every record. Please feel free to request a play grade which we will happily provide.

Mint (M):

We only grade as mint where the record is brand new and sealed with no visible damage to the sleeve.

Near Mint (NM):

Sleeve: Will only show very minor signs of storage/handling wear. It may have slight corner bumps/rub, ringwear and maybe very minor creasing. It will have no rips or splits.

Record: We be in a new like condition. Very Clean. It may have very, very minor defects such as no more than a couple of very light wispy hairlines and a couple of spindle trails around the centre holes. Basically a record in NM condition will look like you have just got it back from the record shop or at worse only had a couple of plays.

Excellent (EX):

Sleeve: As NM but the signs of wear will become a little more pronounced. There may be signs of stress at the seams maybe the beginnings of a split. It may have a cut out hole indicating that it was taken out of print. There may be a little graffiti on the sleeve or label.

Record: Will show signs of play but has been well looked after by the previous owner. It may show a few more light marks/scuffs than a NM. These marks won't be deep enough to be felt. There may be the odd click or crackle upon playback. Slight warps are that don't effect the sound are OK.

Very Good (VG):

Sleeve: A VG sleeve will have many of the defects found in a EX but more pronounced. Seam splits may be more obvious or may be taped or show residue. There may be small rips. It may show some age/handling discolouration. Laminate may be bubbled, may be marred with writing.

Record: Wear and defects will be more obvious with marks/scuffs deep enough to feel with a fingernail. Groove wear will be more noticeable. Sound deterioration and surface noise will become more likely especially during quieter passages.

We don't sell records with a lower grade than VG unless it is incredibly rare.