Black Sabbath VOLUME 4 1973 UK 1st Press SPIRAL FINAL UPGRADE MINT AUDIO HEAR

Sold Date: June 9, 2021
Start Date: June 2, 2021
Final Price: £200.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 26
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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
THESE WILL BE LISTED AROUND 6PM DAILY
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FINAL UPGRADE COPY OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM
BLACK SABBATH VOLUME 4

IN MAGNIFICENT 1-2  PLAY  MINT !!! CONDITION

OUTSTANDING THROUGH THE QUIETEST TRACKS

SUPERB NEAR MINT SLEEVE

 

CATALOGUE:VERTIGO 6360 071 MATRIX:6360071 1Y//1 1 1 5 / 2Y//1  1 1  5 'PORKY' ETCHED INTO DEAD WAX SIDE 1  'PECKO' ETCHED INTO DEAD WAX SIDE 2

A FIRST PRESS OF THIS ALBUM MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES

THE MATRIX NUMBERS MUST BE 1 Y// 1 / 2 Y//1 THE WORD PORKY MUST BE ETCHED INTO THE DEAD WAX SIDE 1 THE WORD PECKO MUST BE ETCHED INTO DEAD WAX SIDE 2 THE VINYL IS THICKER THAN REISSUES THE SLEEVE MUST BE MADE BY HOWARDS (SLOUGH) THE SLEEVE MUST HAVE A VERY SLIGHT TEXTURED FEEL TO IT

 

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

THE FAMOUS VERTIGO SPIRAL LABELS ARE IN MINT CONDITION. NOT ONE MARK ON THEM, AND THE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND STRETCHES FULLY INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE, ON THE SWIRLS SIDE, AND THE WHITE SIDE IS STILL 'PURE WHITE' AND UNMARKED . NO YELLOWING AND NO STAINS

ALL OF THE TYPEFACE AND LOGOS ARE UNRUBBED AND ARE ALL PERFECTLY LEGIBLE

INCREDIBLY THERE ARE JUST 8-10 SMALL SPIDER LINES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SPINDLE HOLE.

THE VINYL

THE VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW AND HAS RETAINED AL OF IT'S ORIGINAL SHEEN AND LUSTRE. IN DAYLIGHT IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS, AND EVEN UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE APART FROM A FEW WISPY HAIRLINES AND ONE NON SOUNDING TINY HANDLING LINE ON TRACK ONE

PLAYING THE RECORD

WE DO BELIEVE THAT A RARE LP SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE HEARD BY BIDDERS AND SO THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE  INVESTED IN. THE BUTTONS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE WILL ALLOW YOU TO HEAR THE ACTUAL RECORD YOUR ARE THINKING OF BIDDING ON

THIS IS A SERVICE WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS

THE VINYL PLAYS WITHOUT ANY DISTORTION WHATSOEVER, AND THE STEREO REPRODUCTION IS SUPERB

AN ABSOLUTELY CLEAN AND CLEAR AUDIO PERFORMANCE THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE WHATSOEVER, AND NO LOUD CLICKS EITHER

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE AT ALL ANYWHERE, JUST A LITTLE VERY LIGHT STATIC LIKE BACKGROUND HEARD DURING SOME OF THE MORE SILENT PASSAGES 

I HEARD NO MORE THAN 1-2 TINY DUST POPS THROUGH THE WHOLE PLAYTHROUGH.

TAKE A LISTEN TO 'CHANGES, FX, AND LAGUNA SUNRISE, THE THREE QUIET TRACKS AND YOU WILL HEAR THE QUALITY OF THIS VINYL AT IT'S BEST

AN INCREDIBLE VINYL THAT PERFORMS TO A FANTASTIC COLLECTIBLE GRADE

I HAVE NO HESITATION IN GRADING THIS DISC NEAR MINT!!!!!!

DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT THOUGH, TAKE A GOOD LISTEN AND JUDGE AGAINST YOUR OWN STANDARDS

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

NON LAMINATED BUT VERY LIGHTLY TEXTURED HOWARDS (SLOUGH) GATEFOLDSLEEVE

VERY HARD TO FIND IN TOP CONDITION DUE TO THE TEXTURED BLACK SURFACE WHICH IS USUALLY BADLY WORN ON BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK, AND SHOWS UP EVERY CREASE LINE

THIS ONE IS IN SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION. NOT 100% MINT BUT CLOSE TO IT

THE FRONT SURFACE IS FLAT AND CLEAN AND ALL OF THE DELICATE AND EASILY WORN BLACK SURFACE IS PRISTINE. 

NONE OF THE USUAL GREYING AROUND THE PERIMETER EDGES.. ALL OF THE COLOURS ARE UNRUBBED, WITH DEEP RICH INKS ACROSS THE WHOLE COVER.

HERE IS NO RING WEAR OR EVEN RECORD SHAPE

THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES 

ABSOLUTELY NO PRESSURE LINES AT ALL ON THE SPINE

 NONE ALONG THE TOP EDGE, NONE ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE, AND NO THUMB LINES ANYWHERE NEAR THE OPENING EDGE

THE TOP EDGE IS THE ONLY AREA WHERE THERE IS A BLEMISH. THERE IS A SCUFF ON THE TOP PAPER ON THE REAR EDGE IN THE MIDDLE. I HAVE INSPECTED THIS CLOSELY AND THERE IS NO ACTUAL SPLIT ON THE CARD ON THE INSIDE OF THE SLEEVE SO IT IS JUST THE TOP PAPER SURFACE.EDGES ARE ALSO IN TOP CONDITION, WITH JUST THE VERY CORNER TIPS RUBBED SHOWING THE CARD UNDERNEATH, THE MAIN BODY OF THE EDGES ARE STILL JET BLACK

THE SPINE IS IMMACULATE. AGAIN USUALLY THIS IS FOUND VERY BADLY WORN AWAY, BUT HERE IT IS STILL TOTALLY FLAT AND UNSQUASHED, WITH ALL OF THE COLOUR UNRUBBED. ONLY AT THE TIP ENDS IS THERE A TINY SPECK OF RUBBING, AND EVERY LETTER OF THE TYPEFACE PERFECTLY LEGIBLE

THE OPENING EDGE IS STILL VERY SHARP WITH A COUPLE OF TINY THUMB NAIL NICKS ON THE FRONT EDGE.

THE REAR SURFACE IS IN THE SAME MAGNIFICENT CONDITION AS THE FRONT . JUST A LITTLE LIGHT GREYING ABOUND THE EDGES, TWO LINES NEXT TO THE SPINE AND  AN INITIAL NEATLY PENNED IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS TWO PRISTINE INNER PANELS, AND A MINT CONDITION 4 PAGE BOOKLET

THE ORIGINAL VERTIGO SPIRAL POLY LINED INNER SLEEVE IS IN NICE ORIGINAL CONDITION. NO SPLITS,  AND UNCREASED,  WITH JUST A SLIVER OF GLUE AGEING TO THE TOP EDGE, AND A LITTLE AGEING TO THE EDGES

THE SLEEVE GRADES NEAR MINT

 



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