The Groundhogs SPLIT 1971 UK LP 1st Press Black Labels 3-4 PLAY NEAR MINT AUDIO

Sold Date: February 13, 2020
Start Date: February 6, 2020
Final Price: £56.00 (GBP)
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THE GROUNDHOGS - SPLIT

UK 1ST PRESS - NEAR MINT AUDIO

1ST PRESS BLACK AND YELLOW LABELS

EX++ SLEEVE

CATALOGUE:LBS83401 MATRIX:LBS83401 A-1U /   /  B-1U MOTHERS/STAMPERS: 1 A / 1 M (VERY EARLY) FIRST PRESS INDICATORS
 TO LISTEN TO THE RECORD, PLEASE PRESS PLAY ON THE PLAYER, AND WAIT FOR IT TO LOAD. IT CAN TAKE UP TO A MINUTE. THE NEW SOFTWARE IS SLOWER THAN THE OLDER ONE. BY THE TIME YOU HAVE READ THROUGH THE DESCRIPTION IT SHOULD START TO PLAY Powered by eCommercePlayer.com Powered by eCommercePlayer.com  

THE RECORD


 

THE LABELS

THE BLACK AND YELLOW LABELS ARE IN TOP CONDITION. THE BASE COLOUR FULLY EXTENDS INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE AND THE SILVER TYPEFACE IS BOTH UNRUBBED AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE. I CANNOT SEE ANY MORE THEN 3-4 TINY SPIDER LINES CLOSE TO THE SPINDLE HOLE  , SHOWING JUST HOW LITTLE THIS ALBUM HAS BEEN PLAYED IN ITS 49 YEARS. 

THE VINYL

SUPERB GLEAMING ORIGINAL HEAVYWEIGHT DISC IN CLEAN AND SHINY CONDITION. . IN DAYLIGHT IT LOOKS TO BE FLAWLESS. AND EVEN UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE ON SIDE TWO AND SIDE ONE ONLY HAS A COUPLE OF LIGHT SURFACE HANDLING LINES AND A FEW WISPY HAIRLINES.

PLAYING THE RECORD

I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A FANTASTIC COLLECTABLE VINYL, THAT YOU SHOULD BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. I HAVE THEREFORE INVESTED IN THE SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DO JUST THAT.

I HAVE RECORDED THE ENTIRE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH AS I DO WITH ALL MY LISTINGS, AS I JUST KNOW THAT BIDDERS WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE RECORD BEFORE LAYING ABID, THIS IS A SERVICE I AM DELIGHTED TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR IS A DISTORTION FREE REPRODUCTION THAT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR, AND CRISP.MEANING THAT WHAT LITTLE PLAY THE VINYL HAS RECEIVED WAS COMPLETED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAD A CORRECTLY WEIGHTED AND UNWORN STYLUS

THERE IS NO HEAVY BACKGROUND CRACKLE AND NO LOUD CLICKS

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR IF YOU SIT AS CLOSE AS I DO TO MY SPEAKERS (18 INCHES) IS THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF STATIC LIKE BACKGROUND IN SOME OF THE QUIETER PASSAGES AND OCCASIONALLY IN A LINKING GROOVE. 

THERE ARE ALSO A FEW TINY DUST POPS / TICS HEARD DURING THE PLAY

SO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN AND JUDGE IT FOR YOURSELF

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL NEAR MINT FOR THE AUDIO PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

FULLY LAMINATED  E.J DAY GATEFOLD SLEEVE 

 

THE FRONT SURFACE IS FLAT AND CLEAN AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES. NO BENDS OR FOLDS EITHER.

THERE ARE A FEW VERY TINY PRESSURE DENTS ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE TOP EDGE 

THERE ARE FOUR SMALL LAMINATE PRESSURE LINES CLOSE TO THE SPINE. NONE ALONG THE TOP EDGE, AND SIC MINUSCULE ONES ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE. ON E LIGHT LINE NEAR THE OPENING EDGE

 

THE FOUR TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE IMMACULATE. THE TOP TWO ARE BOTH 100% FULLY LAMINATED AND UNBLEMISHED IN ANY WAY. THE BOTTOM ONES ARE IDENTICAL

THE SPINE IS ALSO IN TOP CONDITION. ALL OF THE  BLACK TYPEFACE IS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE. THE SURFACE IS TOTALLY FLAT WITH A SOLITARY TINY PRESSURE SQUASH NEAR THE TOP HALF, AND EVEN THE TOP AND BOTTOM TIP ENDS ARE UNRUBBED

 

THE OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP AND DOESN'T EVEN HAVE ANY OF THOSE THUMB NAIL NICKS

THE REAR SURFACE HAS NO RING WEAR OR EVEN RECORD SHAPE, A COUPLE OF LAMINATE PRESSURE LINES BY THE SPINE. THE WHITE SURFACE HAS YELLOWED VERY SLIGHTLY AROUND THE BOARDERS 

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS AN UNMARKED PAIR OF INNER PANELS, WITH AN ABSOLUTELY GLEAMING SURFACE

 

THE SLEEVE EASILY GRADES EX++

 

 

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID IF YOU CHOSE TO GO FOR IT

GARRY