Title : Affinity - Selftitled Debut
Label & year : Original Vertigo 6360 004 LP , Stereo 1970 IMPOSSIBLY RARE UK 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 6360004 1Y//2 1 1 , Side B : 6360004 B v 1 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
UNBELIEVABLY RARE PSYCHEDELIC JAZZ ROCK CLASSIC IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION - PHENOMENAL AUDIO!!! EASILY ONE OF THE VERY RAREST AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER ALBUMS ON THE VERTIGO LABEL, NOT TO MENTION WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE VERY BEST!!! POSSIBLY THE BEST!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ALBUM!!! A TRULY OUTRAGEOUS BAND WITH UNBELIEVABLE MUSICIANSHIP AND UTTERLY ASTONISHING VOCALS FROM LINDA HOYLE!!! YOU’VE GOT TO HEAR IT!!! (TRIVIA - JOHN PAUL JONES OF LED ZEPPELIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME OF THE INCREDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS!!!)
SOLD NEXT TO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND IS RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND - ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS!!! THIS SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP IN SUCH MAGNIFICENT SHAPE!!! AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, THIS HAS AMAZING AUDIO AND A TRULY BEAUTIFUL SLEEVE - ALMOST ALWAYS WORN OUT!!! NOT THE CASE HERE!!! THIS is one of the VERY RAREST and BEST LP's of all time!!! Do NOT miss out on this IMPOSSIBLY RARE opportunity to own this UNBELIEVABLE Psychedelic Jazz Rock masterpiece - bid now!!!!
About : Ultra Rare Original 1970 UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
Classic UK 1st Press Vertigo swirl labels!!! Both sides are FANTASTIC with NO real signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play over the years at all!!! AWESOME for a 48 year old record!!! Both must grade overall at least as Very Good+++!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1970 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks BRILLIANT with NO really nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just some light wispy sleeve traces, a few mild hairlines and age marks such as a light totally cosmetic scuff toward the end of side B (the only thing stopping me grade this much higher - no effect on audio), and just a small amount of cosmetic non-sounding and unfeelable scuffs (only visible in direct angled light) mostly caused from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these ULTRA light blemishes really interfere with play AT ALL thanks to the deeply pressed quality!!! AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays AMAZINGLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds incredible with NO hisses, hops, distortion, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has only a small amount of ultra light ticks on the very rarest of occasions, and possibly just the MEREST TOUCH of low level static in the rarest few and far between places such as on the run in grooves and between some tracks, but that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast, majority of the music is TRULY crystal clear - It really does play with a CD-like near 100% black silence, but with that bass, depth, clarity and warmth you can only get from original UK 1st Press vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the least as Excellent+!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original 1970 UK 1st Press unlaminated gatefold sleeve complete with original unsplit swirly inner!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO ugly grubbiness or staining, NO writing, NO graffiti, NO bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! This sleeve only has a TINY amount of ULTRA light signs of ageing such as just a small amount of light creases and the slightest signs of a record imprint, possibly the very slightest surface rubbing from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (truly minimal and next to nothing), some light touches of whitening to parts of the seams from where it has sat on the shelf over the years (minimal and nothing drastic - absolutely NO splits whatsoever), a touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage sleeves have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to bring it down by listing the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this is an OUTSTANDING sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as utterly incredible as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Summary : An OUTSTANDING example of this INCREDIBLY RARE classic original 1970 Vertigo psych jazz classic UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS TRULY ASTONISHING AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!
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I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
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