Status Quo QUO 1974 UK LP 1Y1/2Y2 MELY 1st Press FINAL UPGRADE MINT / MINT MINUS

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STATUS QUO - QUO

UK 1ST PRESS

MINT MINUS AUDIO 

STUNNING MINT SLEEVE WITH INSERT

 

 

CATALOGUE:VERTIGO 9102 001 MATRIX: 9102001 1//Y 1 420 0 1214 / 2//Y 3 420 05 13 'MELY ' ETCHED INTO DEAD WAX SIDE 1

 

TO LISTEN TO THE LP, PRESS THE PLAY BUTTONS BELOW (ONE FOR EACH SIDE). tHE RECORDING WILL TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO FULLY LOAD

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THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

THE SPACESHIP LABELS ARE IN SUPERB CONDITION. THE COLOURS ARE ALL RICH AND VIBRANT AND FULLY STRETCH INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. THE BLACK TYPEFACE IS PRISTINE AND UNRUBBED. THERE IS JUST ONE TINY SPIDER LINE BY THE SPINDLE HOLE

THE VINYL

THE VINYL IS STILL IN SUPERB CONDITION. GLEAMING AND GLOSSY AND IN DAYLIGHT LOOKS FLAWLESS. UNDER SPOTLIGHT THERE ARE JUST A FEW VERY TINY WISPY HAIRLINES AND ONE NEAR INVISIBLE SURFACE DULL HANDLING LINE ON SIDE TWO

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 NOW WITH ALL MY LISTINGS, BECAUSE I AM CONVINCED THAT BIDDERS WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE RECORD BEFORE LAYING A BID. THIS IS A SERVICE I AM DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS

THE LP PLAYS THROUGH BRILLIANTLY ON BOTH SIDES, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THE SOUNDBITES WHICH DEMONSTRATE JUST HOW FANTASTIC THIS DISCS SOUNDS. THE SILENT BITS ARE SILENT, AND THE MUSIC COMES THROUGH CRISPLY AND CLEARLY.

THERE IS NO DISTORTION TO THE SOUND WHATSOEVER, AND NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE OR LOUD CLICKS

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE 

THE ODD SPECK OF BARELY AUDIOBLE STATIC LIKE STUFF IN A LINKING GROOVE OR TWO

I HEARD JUST A COUPLE OF LITTLE NON INVASIVE DUST TICS DURING THE WHOLE PLAYTHROUGH

I AM HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL'S AUDIO MINT MINUS

PLEASE TAKE A LISTEN AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF AS IT'S YOUR OPINION THAT COUNTS

 

 

THE SLEEVE

NON LAMINATED , ROBERT STACE SINGLE SLEEVE

THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN A COLLECTIBLE CONDITION. THE REASON BEING THAT THE DUSTY AND DELICATE BROWN SURFACE IS USUALLY FOUND WORN AWAY AND RING WORN. THE GOLD LOGO IS ALSO USUALLY FOUND TERRIBLY RUBBED, AND THE WHOLE THING IS PRONE TO SEVERE CREASING

NOT IN THIS CASE HOWEVER

THE FRONT SURFACE IS IMMACULATE. THERE IS NO LOSS OF THE BROWN SURFACE WHATSOEVER. IT IS QUITE INCREDIBLE TO SEE ONE IN THIS MAGNIFICENT CONDITION. THERE IS NO RING WEAR EITHER NOR IS THERE ANY SIGN OF RECORD SHAPE.OR ANY COLOUR LOSS FOR THAT MATTER. A REALLY STUNNING EXAMPLE.

THERE IS NO CREASING TO THE FRONT SURFACE, NO FOLDS OR BENDS ANDTHE FOUR CORNERS ARE ALL SHARP AND SQUARE.

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY ZERO PRESSURE LINES BY THE SPINE . NONE ALONG THE TOP EDGE, NONE ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE, AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE

THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE BOTH PRISTINE WITH ALL OF THE COLOUR FULLY RUNNING FROM CORNER TO CORNER. ALL OF THE CORNER TIPS ARE UNBLEMISHED.

WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT THIS SLEEVE HAS BEEN HOUSED INSIDE A PLASTIC OUTER FOR ALL OF IT'S LIFE

THE SPINE IS 100% FLAT AND UNSQUASHED. THE WHITE BASE COLOUR IS STILL WHITE AND UNRUBBED, WITH THE BLACK TYPEFACE PRISTINE AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE. EVEN THE TIP ENDS REMAIN UNBLEMISHED

THE OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP, AND DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THOSE SMALL THUMB NAIL NICKS, SHOWING JUST HOW LITTLE THIS HAS BEEN OUT OF THE SLEEVE.

THE REAR SURFACE IS JUST AS CLEAN AS THE FRONT/ THE BROWN POWDERY SURFACE IS STILL PRISTINE AND UNRUBBED. A COUPLE OF TINY PRESSURE LINES ON THE SPINE

INSIDE THE SLEEVE THE ORIGINAL LARGE POSTER / LYRIC SHEET IS HOUSED AND IN MINT CONDITION. SHARP CREASE LINES AND THE POSTER HAS CLEARLY NEVER BEEN NEAR A WALL

THE POLY LINED INNER SLEEVE IS ALSO IN SUPERB CONDITION A

I HAVE NO HESITATION IN GRADING THIS MAGNIFICENT SLEEVE MINT

 

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

GARRY