Manfred Mann's Earthband WATCH 1978 UK LP 1st Press 2-3 Play MINT MINUS AUDIO

Sold Date: November 20, 2020
Start Date: November 13, 2020
Final Price: £20.10 (GBP)
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GG-SUPERSOUNDS HAVE A SECOND RECORD COLLECTION FOR SALE
EVERY DAY AT 6PM WE WILL BE LISTING 2-3 OF THEM
THIS COLLECTION CONSIST OF VINTAGE AND RARE COLLECTABLE LP'S AND SINGLES
UNLIKE THE MAJORITY OF OUR LISTINGS, THESE WILL INCLUDE (WHERE PRACTICAL) THE COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE RECORD, SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO HEAR EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON
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MANFRED MANN'S EARTHBAND - WATCH

1978 UK 1ST PRESS

MINT MINUS AUDIO

MINT MINUS TEXTURED SLEEVE

 

  CATALOGUE:BRONZE BRON  607 MATRIX: BRON 607 A-2E / B-1 MOTHERS/STAMPERS:3 AG / 2 AG

 

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

BOTH LABELS ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE CREAM COLOURED BASE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND IS UNMARKED AND FULLY STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. THE BROWN TYPEFACE IS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE, AND A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE SPINDLE HOLE SHOWS JUST 2-3TINY SPIDER LINES.

 THE VINYL JUST HASN'T BEEN PLAYED MORE THAN A FEW  TIMES EVER!!!. AS MENTIONED ABOVE THIS SET OF LABELS HAVE THE FIRST PRESS INDICATOR IN THAT THERE IS NO BOXED EMI LOGO AT 9 O'CLOCK, AND 'THE GRAMOPHONE CO' RIM WORDING

THE VINYL

THIS VINYL IS ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE!!

THE HEAVYWEIGHT ORIGINAL DISC IN IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION WITH A GLEAMING SHEEN THAT CAN ONLY BE FROM A BARELY PLAYED OR TOUCHED VINYL. THE VINYL IS FLAWLESS AND LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE DAY IT WAS PRESSED. EVEN WHEN PLACED UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE APART FROM A FEW NEAR INVISIBLE WISPY HAIRLINES 

 

THE FIRST THING I WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS SUPERB FIRST PRESS IS THE CLARITY OF THE REPRODUCTION IS JUST INCREDIBLE.  

THE CUT IS LOUD AND THE VOCALS ARE CRISP AND CLEAR AS A BELL, WHILST THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTATION COMES THROUGH WITH A CLARITY THAT JUST BEGGARS BELIEF

THERE IS NOT ONE JOT OF DISTORTION AT ANY POINT ON THIS PLAYTHROUGH

THERE IS NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE WHATSOEVER AT ANY POINT

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE

OTHER THAN THIS THERE IS JUST THE BAREST TOUCH OF NEAR INAUDIBLE STATIC IN A FEW SILENT PASSAGES

I HEARD JUST ONE DUST POP THROUGH THE PLAY (TRACK ONE - SIDE ONE)

THIS REALLY IS VERY CLOSE TO A MINT REPRODUCTION

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL MINT MINUS

PLEASE TAKE A FULL LISTEN AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF AS IT'S YOUR GRADE THAT COUNTS HERE

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT MINUS ORIGINAL TEXTURED SINGLE SLEEVE FROM GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE

THE FRONT SURFACE IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. THE TEXTURED FINISH HAS NO RUB WHATSOEVER

THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES WHATSOEVER, AND NO RING WEAR OR RECORD SHAPE

THE FOUR CORNERS AR SHARP AND SQUARE

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO PRESSURE LINES AGAINST THE SPINE. NONE ON THE TOP EDGE, NONE ON THE BOTTOM EDGE, AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE

THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE 99% FREE FROM ANY SHELF WEAR, AND ALL OF THE COLOUR IS INTACT AND THE ONLY PIN PRICK OF RUB IS SEEN ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER TIP END

THE SPINE IS ALSO IN PRISTINE CONDITION. FLAT AND CLEAN . THE COLOUR IS PERFECT AND SO IS THE TYPEFACE. UNBLEMISHED TOP AND BOTTOM TIPS

THE REAR SURFACE IS AS IMMACULATE AS THE FRONT 

THE OPENING EDGE IS STILL RAZOR SHARP 

THE CARD INNER SLEEVE HAS A SMALL SEAM SPLIT ON THE BOTTOM EDGE. OTHER THAN THIS IT'S PERFECT

 

VERY HAPPY TO GRADE THIS SLEEVE MINT MINUS

 AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THIS  ALBUM

 

 


 





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