April 14, 2019
Start Date: April 11, 2019
Final Price: £365.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 38
Seller Feedback: 18261
Buyer Feedback: 780
On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by The Graham Bond Organization called "The Sound Of 65" and is an ORIGINAL 1965 UK MONO 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Blue/Black Columbia label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS WAS THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION'S FIRST & RAREST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1965 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED, IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! THIS LP ALSO FEATURES SOME AMAZING MUSICIANS (BEFORE THEY BECAME MORE FAMOUS!) INCLUDING:- GINGER BAKER & JACK BRUCE - WHO BOTH WENT ON THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO FORM 'CREAM' WITH ERIC CLAPTON!!!! THIS LP IS ALSO THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - WITH 1N/1N MATRIX ENDINGS AND '33SX' CAT NUMBER ON THE COVER AND LABELS (THE '33' PART OF THE CAT NUMBER WAS DROPPED FROM THE LABELS ON ALL LATER PRESSINGS!)!!!!
HOWEVER, WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL - IS THAT IT IS THE ALL TIME 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE, AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAWN AND CHANGED!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED - COLUMBIA FORGOT TO ADD 'GINGER BAKERS' PICTURE CREDIT ON THE COVER BACK, AS GINGER BAKER HIMSELF DESIGNED THE COVER. THEY ALSO ADDED THE WRONG PICTURE OF THE BAND WITH REALLY BAD LOOKING LETTERING ON THE PICTURE ITSELF SAYING 'BLUES GRAHAM BOND'!!!! CLEARLY GRAHAM BOND WASN'T JUST A BLUES ARTIST, AND THIS ERROR WAS REALISED IMMEDIATELY - WITH COPIES IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAWN, AND THE COVER CHANGED!!!! THE PICTURE WAS IMMEDIATELY REPLACED, 'CROPPED' & SHRUNK (WITH THE 'BLUES GRAHAM BOND' WORDS REMOVED!), AND THE 'GINGER BAKER' CREDIT WAS ADDED!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE, WITH THE 'WITHDRAWN' PICTURE ON THE COVER BACK!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION FOR ONCE - AND CLEARLY HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1965 UK 'WITHDRAWN' MONO 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS BLUE/BLACK COLUMBIA LABEL, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1N/1N MATRIX ENDINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'EMITEX' INNER SLEEVE, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' FLIPBACK LAMINATED 'PATENTS PENDING' MONO COVER (WITH 'WITHDRAWN' PICTURE ON THE COVER BACK!)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Columbia UK 1st Pressing from 1965 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is 33SX 1711 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Blue/Black Columbia label (see picture) and is a UK MONO 1st Pressing!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, only 2 or 3 MEGA light hairlines, only 2 or 3 VERY light scufflines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO pops, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Emitex' inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Garrod & Lofthouse' Flipback Laminated 'Patents Pending' MONO Cover is in BRILLIANT condition for once!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), NO splits, only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to a couple of the corner tips, NO rips, NO tears, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking!), VERY shiny laminate, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO yellowing, NO grubbyness, NO ringwear, STUNNING flipbacks, NO rubbing, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING WITH 'WITHDRAWN' COVER!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1965 UK 'WITHDRAWN' MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "THE SOUND OF 65" BY THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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