YES - CLOSE TO THE EDGE 1973 UK LP ULTRA RARE 1st A1 / B1 FINAL UPGRADE MINT!!

Sold Date: August 4, 2022
Start Date: July 28, 2022
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YES - CLOSE TO THE EDGE

IN MAGNIFICENT  CONDITION

INCREDIBLE ONE PLAY MINT AUDIO

WITH A MINT MINUS SLEEVE (FIRST ISSUE)

THE RECORD HAS BEEN RECORDED FOR YOUR OPORTUNITY TO HEAR JUST HOW SPECIAL THIS COPY IS

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CATALOGUE:ATLANTIX K50012 MATRIX: K50012 A1 / B1

CLOSE TO THE EDGE IS AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB ALBUM AND FINDING A TRUE VERY FIRST PRESS IS IMPOSSIBLY HARD

HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT MAKES UP A FIRST PRESS

1. THE MATRIX NUMBERS ON THE LP MUST END A1/B1 (REALLY FEW COPIES HAVE THIS) ALSO THEY ARE VERY FEINT IN THE DEAD WAX AND REALLY DIFFICULT SO SEE

2. THE LABELS MUST NOT HAVE A 'W' LOGO AT 3 O'CLOCK

3. THE SLEEVE MUST BE TEXTURED ON THE OUTSIDE NOT SHINY AND SMOOTH

4. THE SLEEVE MUST ALSO BE TEXTURED ON THE INSIDE!! (AGAIN VERY FEW COPIES LIKE THIS)

5. THE INNER SLEEVE MUST BE GREEN NOT WHITE

6.THE INNER SLEEVE ON THE VERY FIRST ISSUES HAD FLIPBACKS

7.THE LABELS ARE ALWAYS MUCH DARKER THAN THE LATER PRESSES (DEEPER GREEN AND ORANGY BROWN)

 

THIS IS A GENUINE FIRST PRESS, FIRST ISSUE CLOSE TO THE EDGE

 

 

THE RECORD

 

THE LABELS

THE TWO BROWN AND GREEN LABELS ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. 

BOTH BASE COLOURS ARE IMMACULATE AND UNWORN. SO IS THE BLACK TYPEFACE. 

THE SPINDLE HOLE IS ALSO UNWORN, AND THERE ARE JUST 1-2  SPIDER LINES VERY CLOSE TO THE HOLE TO SHOW THAT THIS INCREDIBLE LP HAS ONLY BEEN ON A TURNTABLE JUST A FEW TIMES.

ALSO THE LABEL IS THE FIRST ISSUE ATLANTIC LABEL WITHOUT THE WARNER 'W' AT THREE O'CLOCK AND THE DARKER BROWN COLOUR RATHER THAN THE LIGHTER ORANGE

THE VINYL

THIS VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW, AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. IN DAYLIGHT THE VINYL LOOKS FLAWLESS, 

VERY RARE TO FIND A PERFECT LOOKING COPY

EVEN WHEN PLACED UNDER SPOTLIGHTS IT STILL LOOKS PERFECT


THE TEST PLAY

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

I HAVE RECORDED THE ENTIRE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH JUST BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE HEARD TO HEAR HOW SPECIAL AND IMMACULATE IT IS!!

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

CLOSE TO THE EDGE HAS SO MANY SILENT PASSAGES THAT FINDING A COPY WITHOUT NOISE AND CRACKLE IS REALLY DIFFICULT

HERE HOWEVER WE HAVE AN ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE EXAMPLE

THE FIRST THING TO POINT OUT IS THAT THERE IS NO DISTORTION TO THE SOUND WHATSOEVER, SHOWING THAT WHAT LITTLE PLAY THE LP HAS RECEIVED WERE COMPLETED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAD A CORRECTLY WEIGHTED AND UNWORN STYLUS

THE INTRO PLAYS SUPERBLY WITHOUT ANY NOISE WHATSOEVER, NOT EVEN ANY DEAD WAX INTRO STATIC OR CRACKLE

THE STEREO REPRODUCTION IS JUST MAGNIFICENT WITH EVERY NOTE HEARD TO PERFECTION

THERE IS NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE AT ALL ON ANY PART OF EITHER SIDE, AND NO LOUD CLICKS EITHER, AND I CAN HONESTLY STATE THAT THERE ARE NO AUDIBLE TICS OR DUST POPS

MY SUGGESTION IS TO TAKE A FULL LISTEN TO THIS OUTSTANDING AND RARE FIRST ISSUE, AND YOU BE THE JUDGE OF IT'S QUALITY

FOR US THE PLAYTHOUGH GRADES MINT

 

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

WE BELIEVE THIS IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS SLEEVE YOU ARE LIKELY TO FIND

 

NON LAMINATED AND TEXTURED GATEFOLD SLEEVE WITH THE ROGER DEAN ARTWORK. 

THIS IS SUCH A HARD SLEEVE TO FIND IN THIS SORT OF CONDITION. 

THE FACT THAT IT IS UNLAMINATED AND TEXTURED USUALLY ASURES THE SEVERE COLOUR LOSS TO THE DELICATE GREEN SURFACE. 

THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE THAT THIS COULD NOT HAPPEN WAS TO PROTECT IT FROM DAY ONE INSIDE A PLASTIC SLEEVE (AND LEAVE IT THERE). 

I AM DELIGHTED TO SAY THAT THE LP'S ORIGINAL OWNER HAD THE FORSIGHT TO DO JUST THAT. AND HERE WE HAVE WHAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A 99% PERFECT SLEEVE.

THE FRONT SURFACE IS FLAT AND TOTALLY CLEAN. THERE IS NOT ONE MARK ON IT ANYWHERE,  NOT ONE BLEMISH ON THE FRONT SURFACE WHATSOEVER.

THERE IS NO RING WEAR WHATSOEVER ON ANY PART OF THE SLEEVE, AND NO RECORD SHAPE EITHER

THE TEXTURED SURFACE IS JUST IMMACULATE AS WELL. NOT ONE JOT OF COLOUR LOSS

THE SILVER TRIM AROUND THE TITLE IS UNRUBBED AND IMMACULATE

JUST LOOK AT HOW THE FRONT SURFACE LOOKS IN THE PICTURES . NOT A BLEMISH

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY ZERO PRESSURE LINES AGAINST 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 NEAR IMMACULATE AND AGAIN THIS IS NIGH ON IMPOSSIBLE UNLESS THE SLEEVE HAS BEEN PROTECTED FROM NEW. THERE IS JUST ONE PIN PRICK OF WHITE SHOWING ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER TIPS, AND SIMILAR ON THE BOTTOM EDGE

THE SPINE ITSELF IS JUST IMMACULATE. NOT ONE SPECK OF COLOUR LOSS AND EVERY LETTER OF THE WHITE TYPEFACE IS LEGIBLE. ALSO IT IS TOTALLY FLAT AND HAS NO FINGER TO THUMB SQUASHING EITHER. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO BETTER EXAMPLE OF THIS SPINE

THE OPENING EDGE IS JUST AS NEW!! RAZOR SHARP AND LOOKING AS GOOD AS THE DAY IT WAS PRINTED AND PUT TOGETHER. FURTHER PROOF THAT THE RECORD HAS REMAINED INSIDE THE SLEEVE.

THE REAR SURFACE IS ALSO IN THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITION THAT ANY COLLECTOR TO COULD WISH TO HOPE FOR. NO LINES NEAR THE SPINE OR THE OTHER EDGES

THERE IS THE TINIEST SLIVER OF RECORD SHAPE JUST UNDER THE TOP EDGE SHOWING AS A LITTLE GREYING, BUT THIS IS VERY MINOR

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS A PRISTINE MINT FULLY TEXTURED  INTERIOR PAIR OF SURFACES. AGAIN REMEMBER THAT ONLY THE VERY 1ST ISSUES WERE TEXTURED ON THE INSIDE AS WELL AS THE OUTSIDE

FINALLY THE FRAGILE GREEN INNER SLEEVE WHICH HISTORICALLY COMES SPLIT IS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION. THERE ARE NO SPLITS TO ANY OF THE THREE SEAMS. A FEW SPECKS OF WHITE ON A COUPLE OF THE EDGES AND THATS IT A REALLY CLEAN CREASE FREE INNER

A REAL TREAT TO BE ABLE TO GRADE THIS SLEEVE MINT MINUS!!!!

 

 YES THIS IS A FINAL UPGRADE EXAMPLE WITHOUT QUESTION

 

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

GARRY