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CREEDENCE~COSMO'S FACTORY~STONE MINT MFSL AUDIOPHILE LP

End price:

USD

163

  End date:

2008-02-21

Start price:

USD

25

Start date:

2008-02-11

Number of  bids:

11

Auctioned at:

ebay


Country:

USA

   

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·       CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – COSMO’S FACTORY – ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL 1980 MOBILE FIDELITY SOUND LABS (MFSL) HIGH-QUALITY 'ORIGINAL MASTERS' AUDIOPHILE, EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE VIRGIN VINYL LP MFSL-1-037

 

·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING

 

·       INCLUDES:

(1)          ORIGINAL "RICE PAPER" MFSL INNER SLEEVE

(2)          INNER, CUSTOM-MADE MFSL CARDBOARD COVER

(3)          MFSL CERTIFICATION SHEET/LIMITED WARRANTY

 

·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING

 

·       ORIGINAL WHITE MFSL LABEL

 

·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.

 

·       ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)

 

·       CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS

 

(PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)

(Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll get. GUARANTEED!)

 

 

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The until-recently-defunct "Mobile Fidelity Labs" audiophile album vinyl pressings were not only analogue, audiophile masterpieces and connoisseur delights, they have become true pieces of audio history and lore. These majestic recordings received a meticulous and laborious treatment like no other recordings in the entire history of the recorded sound. They are characterized by the massively extended dynamic and frequency range, mastering from the very first generation of original master tapes, almost compulsive attention paid to the detail and integrity of the pressing, and the highest quality of the material (only the "virgin-", audiophile-grade vinyl was used, and most of the titles were pressed by RCA/Victor and/or Warner-Pioneer corporations of Japan, both known for their near-obsessive attention paid to the fine sonic detail and audio craftsmanship); a special proprietary technology was used to achieve analogue-like, warm, translucent, radiant, vivid and all-encompassing sound. To this day, many of these recordings remain unsurpassed, delivering music reproduction as close to the actual recording session as possible, without any loss of musical information inherent in the standard practice of mastering from the inferior "production" copies. EVER SINCE THE MOBILE FIDELITY SOUND LABS TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN DECEMBER OF 1999 (ONLY TO REOPEN IN 2003), THESE RECORDINGS HAVE BEEN ESCALATING IN VALUE AND DEMAND.

 

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Upon release, this, the fifth Creedence studio album, went platinum before you could say "Ooby Dooby", spawning no less than four (4) top-ten charting hit singles (plus the fifth, the 11-minute version of Marvin Gaye's "I heard it through the grapevine", which went top-ten in 1976, more than six years after the album was released). Some of the songs in this album are literally and figuratively the finest Rock & Roll music has to offer. This is an increasingly relatively rare original pressing, on the blue Fantasy label, and is pressed on the thick, inflexible slab of vinyl, which probably explains why it sounds much, much better than the 'Fantasy' compact disc. Track listing: Ramble Tamble - Before you accuse me - Travelin' Band - Ooby Dooby - Lookin' out my back door - Run through the jungle - Up around the band - My baby left me - Who'll stop the rain - I heard it through the grapevine - As long as I can see the light

 

For its extraordinary contribution to the modern music, superb production, craftsmanship, fine musicianship, revolutionary significance and influence it exerted on numerous generations of musicians, writers and general public, this album was voted one of top-200 albums of all time in one of the largest poll of critics, music reviewers, professionals and producers ever organized: the poll, which was conducted by Paul Gambaccini, legendary BBC Radio A&R man, surveyed more than 50 top music professionals (including Roy Carr, Jonathan Cott, Robert Christgau, Cameron Crowe, Chet Flippo, Ben Fong-Torres, Charlie Gillett, Greil Marcus, Murray the K., Lenny Kaye, Bruce Morrow (a/k/a "Cousin Brucie"), Tim Rice (of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita" fame), Lisa Robinson, Robert Shelton (who wrote liner notes for Bob Dylan's first album), Ed Ward, Joel Whitburn, Pete Wingfield, etc.). For more details, see: "Critics Choice: Top-200 albums" compiled by Paul Gambaccini, Omnibus Press, Library of Congress Catalog No.7855565 (or click here for the complete album listing)

 

For additional historical or discography information on this album, including track listing ►click here

 

THIS IS A NO-RESERVE AUCTION!

 

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·       CONDITION:

 

·       RECORD

 

(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)

 

(a)            THE VINYL IS ABSOLUTELY, PERFECTLY MINT, as if never played before. The original luster is totally intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles like brand new. The labels look perfect, simply gorgeous, with absolutely no trace of wear around the spindle hole. The record is TOTAL PERFECTION - ABSOLUTE VISUAL NIRVANA! We are confident that, in this condition, the record we present here is truly once-in-a-lifetime find.

 

(b)            The album comes with the original MFSL cardboard inner sleeve

 

(c)             The record is STILL in its original inner, hi-grade MFSL PVC inner sleeve, which has - apparently with success - shielded the record from the harmful impact of elements over many years!

 

(d)            The record is pressed on a beautiful, high-quality, virgin-grade vinyl, which is usually used for audiophile, extended-dynamic-range, half-speed mastered and connoisseur pressings.

 

(e)             In addition, the record is pressed on a fairly thick, relatively inflexible vinyl.

 

(f)              Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!

 

 

·       COVER

 

THE COVER IS NEAR MINT !

 

The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:

 

-         Cover has JUST A HINT of ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and 10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 1.

 

-         Minor shelf wear noted on the bottom seam (nothing significant)

 

-         Cover has a minor, barely visible 'bump' (dent) along the upper seam / lower seam / spine ((nothing significant)

 

NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:

 

-         No split seams

-         No cut-out (drill) holes.

-         No cut-out corners

-         No saw-marks or indents

-         No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against other covers)

-         No wrinkles or creases

-         No yellowing from aging

-         No writing

-         No stamps

-         No peel-off marks

-         No stains

-         No mold or mildew spots

-         No stickers or labels

-         No water damage

-         No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.

-         No warping

-         No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover

-         No bar codes

-         No RIAA stamps or stickers.

 

 

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POSTAGE & SHIPPING:

 

Generally, US POSTAGE is $5.80 FOR THE FIRST ITEM shipped via USPS PRIORITY MAIL (this includes a small $1.00 packaging surcharge).

 

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OUR REFUND POLICY :

 

Cash refund will be granted only for DEFECTIVE items, but we are flexible and reasonable in reviewing the merits of each individual case. We do NOT play-grade records and can only make reasonable inference on the item's condition based on its visual appearance. Every bid carries a risk that purchased item might play worse than its visual grade may indicate. Still sealed items MUST be returned sealed in order to be eligible for a refund. Please read our complete refund policy before placing a bid. Click here for the full text of our policy .

 

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