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ELLA FITZGERALD – LULLABIES OF BIRDLAND – ORIGINAL 1953 DECCA
RECORDS MONO LP DL-8149
ORIGINAL BLACK, NON-GLOSSY
(MATTE) DECCA MONO LABEL WITH SILVER PRINT
DEEP GROOVE PRESSING
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
THICK CARDBOARD COVER, AMERICAN STYLE
BEAUTIFUL, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX)
OF THE RECORD
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While Ella Fitzgerald would
continue to records critically and commercially acclaimed albums after her
DECCA tenure (1945-1955), notably for Norman Granz` Verve family of labels,
many Jazz vocals aficionados, ourselves included, feel very strongly that she reached
her creative and artistic peak during these early years, in which she recorded
five albums for DECCA.
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records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS EXCELLENT.
This is one of those albums that are somewhat difficult to grade. It is
somewhere between VG++ and NEAR MINT, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A
few light abrasions ARE visible, but they are extremely shallow,
superficial and only moderately
visually distracting (nothing significant).For the most part, the vinyl looks
impeccable without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the
original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
The record comes in the original stock inner sleeve.
This is the original deep groove pressing.
This is the original flat-edge pressing
True Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist.
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:
Cover has a partially split bottom seam (less than 1 inch /
Cover has some light 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
2 (front side) and 3 (back side)
Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered
sections, which closely follow the contour of the record), probably caused by friction or by rubbing
against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance
to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be
possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.
Cover shows some light yellowing on back side, apparently
from aging (nothing significant).
Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No wrinkles or creases
No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
No peel-off marks
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 bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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