| Genre || Rock || || || |
| Style || Singer-Songwriter || || || |
| Speed || 33 RPM || || || |
| Record Size || 12" || || || |
| Duration || LP || || || |
| Record Grading || PLEASE SEE DETAILED GRADING ON THE AUCTION PAGE || || || |
| Sleeve Grading || PLEASE SEE DETAILED GRADING ON THE AUCTION PAGE || || || |
| Special Attributes || First Pressing || 1st Edition || White Label || |
| Record Label || Columbia || || || |
| Country of Manufacture || United States || || || |
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BOB DYLAN – SLOW TRAIN COMING - ORIGINAL 1979 COLUMBIA
RECORDS STEREO LP FC-36120
FEATURES MARK KNOPFLER OF DIRE STRAITS ON GUITAR
*** WHITE LABEL PROMO
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THIN CARDBOARD COVER (NO THICK CARDBOARD COVERS
WERE EVER PRODUCED FOR THIS TITLE)
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
FAIRLY THICK VINYL
PRESSING On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and 10 being the most severe), we assess the
thickness of the vinyl as 6.
MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH
'-1K/2E'. ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX '–1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll
Perhaps it was inevitable
that Bob Dylan would change direction at the end of the '70s, since he had
dabbled in everything from full-on repudiation of his legacy to a quiet embrace
of it, to dipping his toe into pure showmanship. Nobody really could have
expected that he would turn to Christianity on Slow Train Coming, embracing a
born-again philosophy with enthusiasm. He has no problem in believing in a
vengeful god -- you gotta serve somebody, after all -- and this is pure
brimstone and fire throughout the record, even on such lovely testimonials as
"I Believe in You." The unexpected side effect of his conversion is
that it gave Dylan a focus he hadn't had since Blood on the Tracks, and his concentration
carries over to the music, which is lean and direct in a way that he hadn't
been since, well, Blood on the Tracks. Focus isn't necessarily the same thing
as consistency, and this does suffer from being a bit too dogmatic, not just in
its religion, but in its musical approach. Still, it's hard to deny that Dylan
doesn't sound revitalized here, and the result is a modest success that at
least works on its own terms.
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, ALL
MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
THE WHITE LABEL PROMO, RADIO
STATION-, AUDITION OR DEMONSTRATION COPIES AND RELEASES (such as the one we
have here) were often distributed to the radio stations before the record was
released to the public, sometimes as much as four months ahead. These records
are generally considered to be the "first among equals": the VERY
FIRST generation and the VERY FIRST pressings of the particular title; a
PROTOTYPE and the earliest known official pressing of the record.
historical or discography information on this album, including track listing ►click
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unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
we grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS NEAR MINT.
Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions – mostly sleeve scuffs - are (barely) visible, but are probably
inaudible, and do not affect visual
integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and
the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record is apparently pressed on a RELATIVELY thick, inflexible vinyl. This is NOT
a thin, flimsy ('dynaflex' type),
vinyl, but not the thickest, most rigid vinyl either.
White Promo Label version of this title is much rarer that a regular,
commercially released, version of this title. We estimate that stock copies of
this album outnumber promo copies by a ratio of at least 30:1.
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT
EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD+++.
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Back cover has a small peel-off mark (PROMO STAMP HAS BEEN
CARVED OUT, LEAVING A 2 SQUARE INCH WHITE SPOT)
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 (front side) and 2 (back side).
Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine
Cover has two corners slightly dinged (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
No yellowing from aging
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No glue traces or wax residue.
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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