*Best Offer* SXL 2160-1-2 WBG ED1 Ansermet Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Decca
I have added a sound sample 3 minutes in length (which should show above), starting from the beginning of the first side. Not only is this a beautiful composition, but it is among the most beautiful sounding records I have had the pleasure of playing on my Hi-Fi. It is a recording of amazing clarity and power; the sound sample really does not do it justice. Any surface noise could be further reduced with cleaning on a professional machine. No noise reduction or processing has been applied to the sound sample.
Decca SXL 2160-1-2 Ernest Ansermet conducting L'Orchestre De La Suisse RomandeTchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty (complete ballet) UK FFSS Wide Band LabelStereo WBG
This is the original 1959 pressing with grey box (later editions came in a black box), Decca 'Musical Notes' logo on all sides and "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" at 11 o'clock on labels.
Box condition: There are two splits on the top front of the box, the first starts at the top left corner and continues for 5cm, the next is in the top middle of the box and is 10 cm in length. There is also a small, superficial 3cm paper split (doesn't go all the way through the card) at the top right, rear corner of the box and another superficial 3cm paper split in the top middle at the rear of the box. The spine of the box has a small crease in the top left. Box binding is completely intact.
Booklet is in VG+ condition with some mild creasing to the last few pages.Vinyl condition is as follows:
- Side 1 - EX a handful of barely visible superficial sleeve marks that do not affect play
- Side 2 - EX as above
- Side 3 - VG+ a few more sleeve marks than above
- Side 4 - VG+ as above
- Side 5 - VG+ as above
- Side 6 - EX
Vinyl grading is conservative and to Goldmine grading standards. All records come in original Decca FFSS sleeves, as pictured.
Boxset will be sent very well packed to prevent damage in shipping.