Title : Ambrose Slade - Beginnings
Label & year : Original Fontana STL 5492 LP , UK Stereo 1969 IMPOSSIBLY RARE 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 886766 1Y//2 420 1 1 , Side B : 886766 2Y//2 420 1 1 (EARLIEST EVER!!!)
AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE OF THIS PHENOMENALLY RARE PSYCH MASTERPIECE FROM NODDY HOLDER AND HIS WILD GANG BEFORE THEY DROPPED THE AMBROSE PART OF THEIR NAME AND WENT ON TO GLAM IMMORTALITY!!! WITHOUT QUESTION, EASILY ONE OF THE VERY RAREST LP'S OF ALL TIME!!! AND WHAT AN ALBUM THIS IS - A BEAUTIFUL BRITISH PSYCH CLASSIC!!! LP'S LIKE THIS ARE WHY WE COLLECT RECORDS!!! AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, THIS IS IN STUNNING RARELY PLAYED CONDITION!!! ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - BARELY EVER SEEN A TURNTABLE AND COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL FULLY LAMINATED SLEEVE AND ORIGINAL UNSPLIT INNER!!! ASTONISHING AUDIO!!!
THIS TRUE PSYCH MASTERPIECE IS WELL KNOWN FOR SELLING AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT (SO LITTLE, THEY CHANGED THEIR NAME!!!) AND IS EASILY ONE OF THE VERY RAREST AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER PSYCH CLASSICS OUT THERE, ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS!!! AN UNBELIEVABLE EXAMPLE OF WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE PINNACLES OF RECORD COLLECTING!!! Do not miss out on this astonishingly rare classic debut, bid now!!!About : Ultra Rare Original 1969 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 Fontana labels!!! Both sides are OUTSTANDING with NO real signs of age, NO graffiti, and NO writing OR tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of ultra light spindle marks which suggests that this has barely had much play at all!!! FANTASTIC for a 49 year old record!!! Both must grade overall as Excellent+!!!
Record : Visual -
Spectacular Original 1969 UK 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks INCREDIBLE with NO nasty scratches, groovewear, or nasty deep scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes off perfection are just a few of the lightest, wispy sleeve traces, one or two ultra light hairlines, and a TINY amount of mega mild non sounding paper scuffs (only visible in strong 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 interfere with play AT ALL!!! PHENOMENAL for a record of this age and rarity!!! AWESOME condition - you'll be amazed by how generally clean and unworn it is!!! Must grade overall at least as Excellent minus!!! (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 the very RAREST quiet isolated tick here and there, 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 vinyl!!! EVEN the vast majority of the quiet sections!!! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly as Excellent++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Original 1969 UK 1st Press fully laminated sleeve complete with original 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 AWESOME, especially considering the nature of these notoriously fragile sleeve!!! NO graffiti, NO splits, NO tears, NO writing, NO bad marks at all, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has some mild signs of light ageing such as just a small amount of ultra light creases and a hint of a record imprint, a very slight touch of the most minor laminate lifting near the bottom of the back spine (INCREDIBLY common with fully laminated sleeves - barely anything at all) and only a little general laminate glazing from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (truly minimal and absolutely nothing drastic at all), a touch of flaking/denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's 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 every minor negative I can possibly find, but this remains an AWESOME example of this iconic sleeve, and a TRUE rarity to find one as beautifully presentable 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 the 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 : A PHENOMENAL example of this IMPOSSIBLY RARE psych masterpiece original 1969 UK 1st Press LP!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING 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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