Belafonte At Carnegie Hall: 1959 LSO-6006 Indianapolis 1-S/1-S/1-S/1-S Press VG+
For sale is a double album vinyl set by Harry Belafonte titled "Belafonte At Carnegie Hall", originally released in 1959 by RCA Victor Records with a laminated cover and a gate-fold presentation. In the dead wax between the labels and the last tracks are the matrix numbers 1-S/1-S/1-S/1-S, followed by an upper case "I", indicating that rhe first stampers were used to make these records at RCA Records' pressing plant located in Indianapolis, Indiana. These are hallmarks of state-of-the-art engineering, sought after by collectors and music lovers for their superior sound quality. I bought this record set used, professionally cleaned them on my VPI HW-17 machine and immediately put the two records into archival inner sleeves. This protects the integrity of the vinyl and any original inner sleeve(s) or insert(s) that may have come with the release. There are no original inner sleeves with this listing. The laminated cover, which still has shiny, vivid colors, is graded as Very Good Plus because of some corner blunts, faint ring wear and a small tear in the laminate causing 3/4 inch of color loss. The spine has frayed corners with paper loss and a spot of color loss along the edge. The vinyl is visually graded as Near Mint for Side One, Excellent (superficial surface scratches) for Side Four, which is auto-couple to Side One, Excellent (superficial Surface scratches) for Side Three and Very Good for Side Three which has surface scratches and sleeve marks. Side One and Two are play graded as Excellent with a hint of occasional ultra low-level surface noise, mostly tics, at the beginning of each side. Side Two and Side Three are play graded between Very Good Plus and Excellent because of low level background noise and occasional ticking, none of which is over-powering the vocals or music. All records played all the way through without any skips or pops. It's been played only on Audiophile equipment since I've owned it and still has a lot of life yet. This record has an incredible deep and wide soundstage with pin-point imaging of Harry's voice, the guitars and bongo drums. This is still one of the best copies of this hard to find record that I have ever seen or heard and you would be hard pressed to find another like this one, especially a 1-S Indianapolis pressing. This would make a great addition to anyone's collection. I have a lot more Folk records, as well as albums of all different genres, listed in my Ebay store. Please take a look. They're predominately Near Mint. Thank you for viewing my listing. I've been collecting records for about 50 years now and have always cleaned them and put them away carefully in plastic inner sleeves. Over the years I've used Dust Bugs, Disc Washers and rner blunts, ring wear, edge rubs with a small 1/2" tear on the bottom of the left hand cornerhave finally invested in a professional VPI record cleaning machine. Now that I'm retiring, I'm selling my very esoteric collection. I'm not a professional grader of records, but will use record guides, as well as my personal experiences as a basis of my grading all records. Since grading is subjective, I will be conservative. I offer discounts for multiple sales. Photos are of the actual item for sale, not a stock photo. Please review all descriptions and photos because I do not accept returns. Thank you for looking!