On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by Gravy Train called "Gravy Train" and is an ORIGINAL 1970 UK Vertigo 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Vertigo 'Spiral' label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST LPs ON THE VERTIGO LABEL - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1970 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED, IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS - AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! THIS LP IS MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT IS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE, WITH THE 'LARGE' VERTIGO LOGO ON THE LABELS (LATER ONES DONT!), AND 1ST PRESS '1070' VERTIGO 'DATE CODED' INNER SLEEVE!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME CONDITION - AND HAS INCREDIBLY ONLY BEEN PLAYED JUST ONCE!!!! EVEN THE ORIGINAL 1ST PRESS VERTIGO INNER SLEEVE IS PERFECTLY FLAT AND BARELY HANDLED - STRONGLY INDICATING THAT THIS RECORD HAS BARELY BEEN TOUCHED OR PLAYED SINCE THE DAY IT WAS MADE!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1970 UK VERTIGO 1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS 'LARGE' VERTIGO 'SPIRAL' LABEL, 1ST PRESS '1070' DATE CODED VERTIGO INNER SLEEVE, AND 1ST PRESS GATEFOLD 'TEXTURED' COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Vertigo UK 1st Pressing from 1970 and is in AWESOME condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is 6360 023 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Vertigo 'Spiral' Label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and only 1 TINY spindle trace to either label!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HAS ONLY EVER BEEN PLAYED ONCE!!!! The vinyl is in absolutely AWESOME condition!!!! Most of these 60s/70s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL JUST PRESSED LOOK AND LOOKS AMAZING!!!! It is also great to find that the playing of the record is as STUNNING as the visual!!!! Its plays with NO pops, NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade MINT(Minus)!!!! AWESOME RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press 1070 'Date Coded' Vertigo inner sleeve which is in absolutely SUPERB condition - and still FULLY 'poly-lined'!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press Gatefold 'Textured' Cover is in absolutely SUPERB condition!!!! The cover has NO sticker tears, NO edge splits, NO edge wear (apart from some almost INVISIBLE 'touching in' traces to the bottom edges!), NO spine splits, NO spinal wear (side words PERFECT!), only a couple of ULTRA faint residue traces on the cover back (NOT tears, almost INVISIBLE, and NOT surface residue!), only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), NO ringwear, NO rubbing (apart from the MEGA faintest touch towards the VERY bottom of the cover back!), barely ANY creases AT ALL (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO rips, NO tears, only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The cover also has an TINY Promotional sticker in the top right corner on the cover back, which looks 100% GENIUNE and CORRECT - and you can even see the pattern of the cover through it!!!! So I have not attempted removal, as it is part of this LPs history and I just don't see the point. And although you can never discount something underneath it (though in this case I VERY much doubt it as it has clearly been there for many many years!) I can certainly say there is definitely NO sticker tears beneath the sticker as it is 100% flat to the touch!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the inside of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO yellowing, NO grubbyness, NO ringwear, NO rubbing, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Excellent(Minus) if not FULL Excellent!!!! SUPERB COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1970 UK VERTIGO 1ST PRESSING OF "GRAVY TRAIN" BY GRAVY TRAIN, IN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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