ARCADIUM Breathe Awhile UK 1st Press Middle Earth Psych LP MINT-
  £   1,349
  $   1,750


  • ARCADIUM Breathe Awhile UK 1st Press Middle Earth Psych LP MINT-

£   1349 Sold For
Aug 26, 2012 End Date
Aug 19, 2012 Start Date
£   19 Start price
18 Number Of Bids
Danmark Country Of Seller
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ARCADIUM: Breathe AWhile (or 'Breathe A While'), UK Middle Earth MDLS 302, 1969 1st (& only) original pressing LP, ultra rare in any condition, especially like this!!!

VINYL is graded MINT-, barely played, maybe once or twice. Surface gleam almost like, totally unmarked. Only in the brightest light do you see a few ultra thin in & out of sleeve type hairlines. Beautiful vinyl, cannot imagine a better copy! Sounds superb, Nr MINT all the way, a very quiet pressing - which is very rare for this LP!! 

COVER is graded EXCELLENT+++, see pics. A superb cover.

Musically, a great doomy underground classic with brilliant (often tormented, but beautiful) vocals, and fantastic outbursts of organ and guitar.  

What can I say but good Luck bidding for this super rare LP!

*** UK Buyers, please choose the 16 £ (signed for) shipping option. This is a heavy LP and it is shipped from DENMARK. Registered mail only for this LP!

YOU WILL SAVE SHIPPING on multiple wins of course. Wait for invoice and you'll see the combined shipping price. THANKS for understanding.***


  • MINT- is superb, almost like new. No marks, scratches, clicks, noise, or anything else.
  • EX is also VERY nice, 2-3 light marks perhaps, no disturbing noise, great sound quality.
  • VG+, a nice player, but probably has some visual impairments, and some clicks or light noise in places; always see the individual description.
  • VG: Rarely put of for sale, an ok copy, but always see the individual description.


I play-grade parts of or whole LPs to determine the actual sound-quality of the item. Palygrading is done on a quality system with an Linn LP12 as the main source.


I SHIP IN BAND NEW CRUCIFORM shipping boxes with stiffeners & extra corner protection always added. .The boxes are slightly bigger than the normal LP-size, thereby providing good protection of corners and edges. I remove LPs from sleeves, in order to prevent seam-splits on transit. 

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On 24-Aug-12 at 21:33:45 BST, seller added the following information:

A note on the playing quality: 

Alot of attention this one gets, I'd like to elaborate on the details of the play quality. 
* At the beginning of side A there's a tiny amount of crackle, just a few odd tics (very light). 
* In the long passage building up before the vocals kick in in On My Way (the most critical passage of the LP), there's only a few random tics in the back ground (almost inavoidable in a quiet passage like this on ANY pressing of any LP). 
* Rest of the LP plays superbly without tics - and overall, with just a few scattered tics all in all, I believe it's fair to say this one plays Nr MINT all the way. 
* Noise level between tracks is minimal, just like most barely played, NM LPs. 
Anybody who are interest in MP3 recordings of ANY particular tracks, send an EMAIL to:
THANKS to everybody for the big interest in this great LP, a true underground classic.

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