Black Sabbath MASTER OF REALITY 1971 UK LP 1st With Poster MINT AUDIO - LISTEN
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  $   1,782

 


£ 1337 Sold For
Sep 7, 2022 Sold Date
Aug 31, 2022 Start Date
19   Number Of Bids
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BLACK SABBATH - MASTER OF REALITY

IN MAGNIFICENT OVERALL MUSEUM QUALITY!!!! CONDITION

SUPERB MINT MINUS AUDIO

LAMINATED BOX SLEEVE, WITH UK ISSUE POSTER, IN MINT MINUS CONDITION

A GENUINE VERY FIRST PRESS!!!!!!!

 

  • CATALOGUE:VERTIGO 6360 050
  • MATRIX:6360050 1Y // 1 420 1 1 5 / 2Y // 1 420 1 2 2 0

  • FULLY TEST PLAYED AND RECORDED SO YOU CAN HEAR IT BEFORE BIDDING
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THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS LP SET YOU ARE EVER LIKELY TO COME ACROSS. IT IS IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION ALL ROUND AND INCLUDES THE CORRECT SMALLER TYPE UK POSTER (I'LL EXPLAIN BELOW)

AN ABSOLUTELY VAULT COPY OF THIS LP THAT HAS BEEN PLAYED AT MOST 1-2 TIMES, AND HAS A SLEEVE THAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS MINT MINUS. IT IS JUST MAGNIFICENT

THIS WHOLE SET IS JUST IMMACULATE AND WOULD GRACE ANY COLLECTION

 

 

 

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

THE BLACK AND WHITE SWIRL LABEL IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE BLACK SIDE JUST COULD NOT BE BLACKER EITHER, AND THE BASE COLOUR FULLY STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. IT IS TOTALLY CLEAN AND IN MINT CONDITION.

THE WHITE TYPEFACE IS ALSO IN PRISTINE, UNRUBBED , AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE CONDITION.

I CAN'T EVEN SEE ANY MORE THAN ONE TINY SPIDER LINE BY THE SPINDLE HOLE

THE VINYL

THE VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS LUSTRE OR SHEEN. LOOKING AT THE VINYL IN DAYLIGHT THERE IS NOT A MARK ON IT ANYWHERE. IN FACT IT IS FLAWLESS, AND EVEN WHEN VIEWED UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS STILL NOTHING TO SEE, PERHAPS A COUPLE OF WISPY HAIRLINES.

THE TEST PLAY


GENTLY LOWERING THE STYLUS ONTO THE RUN IN GROOVE ON SIDE ONE THE FIRST THING TO SAY IS THAT THERE IS SILENCE DURING THE BUILD UP TO THE COUGHING WHICH INTRODUCES THE SUPERB 'SWEAT LEAF'

THIS VINYL PLAYS ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY ALL THE WAY THROUGH SIDE ONE, WITH NO DISTORTION TO THE SOUND WHATSOEVER, AND NO BACKGROUND CRACKLES OR CLICKS, NO STATIC  AT ALL. SIMPLY SUPERB!!

TAKE A LISTEN TO THE ULTRA SILENT 'SOLITUDE' ON SIDE TWO WHICH PERFORMS JUST SUPERBLY ALL THE WAY THROUGH. A TRULY INCREDIBLE FIRST PRESS PERFORMANCE WITHOUT ANY UNWANTED NOISE 

SIDE TWO PLAYS THROUGH PERFECTLY AND COMPLETES A SIMPLY SUPERB FIRST PRESS PLAYTHOUGH

THERE IS NO VINYL NOISE , BARELY A SECOND OR TWO OF STATIC AND THROUGH THE ENTIRE PLAYTHROUGH

WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO HESITATION IN GRADING THIS MAGNIFICENT VINYL MINT MINUS. IT IS THE BEST I HAVE HEARD

PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LISTEN AND JUDGE IT FOR YOURSELF

 

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

THIS IS ANOTHER OF THOSE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET MINT SLEEVES. HERE HOWEVER IS ONE IN MY OPINION WOULD BE IN THE TOP ECHELON

STARTING WITH THE SHAPE: MOST YOU WILL SEE WILL BE  SQUASHED ON THE SPINES AND THIS MEANS THAT THE TWO SPINES HAVE BEEN FLATTENED WHICH EASILY HAPPENS BECAUSE OF THE DESIGN.WHEN THE LP WAS REMOVED THE SLEEVE THEN BECAME VULNERABLE TO ANYTHING PLACED ON TOP OF IT, WHICH IMMEDIATELY FLATTENED THE BOX AND WOULD NEVER LOOK AS GOOD AGAIN.

IN ADDITION BECAUSE IT IS A BOX STYLE THERE ARE TWO TUCK IN FLAPS TOP AND BOTTOM AND THESE ARE ALWAYS SPLIT OR TORN FROM ROUGH HANDLING USUALLY. 

THE FINAL SET OF PROBLEMS THAT MOST OF THESE SLEEVES HAVE IS SEVERE LAMINATE LIFT DOWN THE TWO SPINE EDGES, AND HEAVY CREASING WHEN THE SLEEVE WAS LAYING FLAT. THEREFORE FINDING AN IMMACULATE SLEEVE IS NIGH ON IMPOSSIBLE, TAKE LOOK AT SOME OTHER AUCTIONS TO SEE WHAT I MEAN.

THIS SLEEVE HAS REMAINED IN IT'S ORIGINAL SQUARE SHAPE DUE TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER REALISING VERY QUICKLY THAT THE BOX WAS LIABLE TO THE DAMAGE I MENTIONED ABOVE, AND HOUSED THE VINYL SEPARATELY FROM THE SLEEVE WHICH HAS PROTECTED THE SLEEVE FROM ALL OF THE USUAL PROBLEMS.

THE FRONT SURFACE ABSOLUTELY SPARKLES LIKE A POLISHED MIRROR, THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASELINES ANYWHERE, JUST ONE TINY LAMINATE LINE NEAR THE LEFT SPINE. AND THREE NEAR THE RIGHT ONE. BUT NOT ONE SPECK OF LAMINATE LIFT ANDWHERE ON THE FRONT SURFACE, AND AS MENTIONED ALREADY THIS IS JUST UNHEARD OF

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BETTER FRONT SURFACE ON THIS ALBUM COVER EVER!!!

GLEAMING GLOSSY UNBLEMISHED SURFACE

TWO LITTLE PRESSURE LINES ON THE TOP EDGE AND TWO OF THE TINIEST SLIVERS OF LAMINATE LIFT ON THE LEFT EDGE

ALL FOUR EDGES ARE 100% LAMINATED AND PRISTINE.

THE RIGHT HAND SPINE HAS NO LAMINATE LINES WHATSOEVER, AND THUS NO LAMINATE LIFT .

THE TOP FLAP HAS A VERY STIFF HINGE / FOLD LINE MEANING THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN OPENED VERY OFTEN, AND MANY GET WEAK AND EVENTAULLY TEAR AT THE ENDS, AND THE ONLY BLEMISHES TO IT ARE TWO LAMINATE LINES 

THE LEFT SPINE IS TOTALLY FLAT AND UNSQUASHED, AND EVERY LETTER OF THE TYPEFACE IS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE, ALSO ALL OF THE LAMINATE IS INTACT, SHOWING JUST TWO MINUSCULE LAMINATE LINES ACROSS IT, 

THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES ARE TUCK IN BOX FLAPS, AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO TEARING AS OWNERS ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE OR REPLACE THE RECORD INSIDE THE SLEEVE. IT IS HERE THAT THE ORIGINAL OWNER'S DECISION TO KEEP THE RECORD SEPARATE TO THE SLEEVE HAS PAYED DIVIDENDS. FIRSTLY THE TWO FLAPS ARE BOTH VERY VERY STIFF AND NOT LIMP AT THE HINGED AREA LIKE MOST, AND SECONDLY THERE ARE NO TEARS TO EITHER TOP OR BOTTOM FLAP.THESE ARE THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE FLAPS I HAVE SEEN AS MOST ARE AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED VERY WORN AND MAYBE EVEN TORN. ALL WE HAVE HERE IS A COUPLE OF TINY LAMINATE LINES ON THE TOP ONE AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED AND TWO ON THE BOTTOM ONE

THE REAR OF THE SLEEVE AGAIN IS HIGHLY GLOSSY AND LOOKS SUPERB. EVERY BIT AS SPECIAL AS THE REST OF THE SLEEVE WITH JUST A SMALL SLIVER OF LIFT ON THE RIGHT EDGE, PLUS A COUPLE OF TINY LAMINATE PRESSURE LINES 

ONE LIGHT LAMINATE LINE RUNNING THROUGH THE A-C OF BLACK

THE ORIGINAL SWIRL INNER SLEEVE IS ALSO IN NICE CONDITION. TOTALLY FLAT AND 100% UNSPLIT ANDONLY A FEW LIGHT CORNER CREASE LINES. HAS THE CORRECT 0671 (JUNE 1971) DATESTAMP ON THE BOTTOM OF ONE SIDE. NO DAMAGE WHATSOEVER TO THE DIE CUT HOLES

THE POSTER WHICH WAS ONLY EVER INCLUDED WITH THE VERY FIRST BATCH OF FIRST PRESS RELEASES IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION AND HAS CLEARLY REMAINED IN THIS STATE FROM NEW. IT WAS KEPT INSIDE THE SLEEVE AND PROBABLY HASN'T EVER BEEN OPENED. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES THE FOLD LINES ARE RAZOR SHARP AND THE POSTER WILL NOT LAY FLAT.

IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT IN MINT CONDITION FRONT AND BACK!!!

I MENTIONED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT THE POSTER IS THE SMALL UK ORIGINAL. I POINT THIS OUT BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN SOME COPIES WHICH HAVE A LARGER POSTER INCLUDED WHICH IS A EUROPEAN ONE PROBABLY COMING FROM A GERMAN PRESSING AND THESE ARE FAR EASIER TO COLLECT.

SO JUST SOMETHING TO BE AWARE OF WHEN LOOKING TO GET ONE OF THESE SETS

THE LP HAS BEEN PLACED INTO A NEW POLY LINED INNER AND THE ORIGINAL SWIRL INNER IS NOW INSIDE A SEPARATE LP HOLDER

THIS SLEEVE EASILY GRADES MINT MINUS..  IT IS THAT GOOD

TO US THIS IS THE FINAL UPGRADE TO ANYONE'S COLLECTION, AND A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY SET!!!

 

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID IF YOU CHOSE TO GO FOR IT





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