ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN #2 RARE SEALED ORIG'59 VERVE MONO LP
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· ELLA FITZGERALD– ELLA SINGS GERSHWIN. VOL. 2 - ORIGINAL 1959 VERVE RECORDS MONO LP MG-V-4025
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
*** STILL SEALED VERVE MONO LP BELIEVED TO BE THE ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING ***
· BELIEVED TO BE PRESSED ON THE ORIGINAL BLACK VERVE LABEL WITH SILVER PRINT, LARGE T-SHAPED VERVE LOGO, WITHOUT 'DIVISION OF MGM RECORDS' AT THE BOTTOM.
· THE THICKNESS OF THE VINYL, THE APPEARANCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COVER, LABEL’S LOGO AND OTHER PERIPHERAL ELEMENTS OF THE COVER, ARE ALL PERFECTLY CONSISTENT WITH THE ORIGINAL, FIRST PRESSING OF THIS TITLE.
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER, MADE OF THICK CARDBOARD (AMERICAN STYLE)
· ORIGINAL "TEXTURED" (CRUDE FINISH) COVER.
· A VERY INTERESTING RECORD STORE-EMBOSSED (SILK-SCREENED) SHRINK WRAP! WE HAVE ONLY SEEN THESE CUSTOMIZED SILK-SCREENED SHRINK WRAPS ON SEARS TITLES; THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE SEE A SMALLER CHAIN OF STORES USING THEIR OWN WRAPPING. WE CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT VERVE DID SOME CUSTOM SHRINKWRAPPING FOR A UNIQUE CUSTOMER, OR THAT THE STORE ITSELF SHRINKWRAPPED THEIR OWN INVENTORY.
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
· MONO version of this album has NEVER been available on legitimate Compact Disc or in any other digital format.
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
(Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll get. GUARANTEED!)
During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Those songs were combined on a 5-lp box set, Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, in 1959. These performances are easily among Fitzgerald's very best, and for any serious fan, this is the ideal place to acquire the recordings.
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY LEO STANLEY, ALL MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
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(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) THE ALBUM IS STILL FACTORY SEALED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE PERFECTLY MINT. Please note: sealed items are assumed to be mint and are sold as-is, as we have no way of inspecting them. For our policy on still sealed records ►click here (PLEASE READ BEFORE PLACING A BID).
(b) The record is believed to come in its original stock inner sleeve.
(c) The record is apparently 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!
(d) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
COVER IS NEAR MINT, STILL SEALED AND COVERED IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP (A SMALL PIECE OF SHRINK WRAP IS MISSING)
(PLEASE NOTE: THE SHRINK WRAP HAS SEPARATED ALONG APPROXIMATELY 30% ON THE OPENING SIDE, BUT THE ALBUM IS STILL VISIBLY SEALED AND INTACT)
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- 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 2 (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY) .
- Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on both sides, apparently from aging.
- 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.
- The cover has a distinct X-shaped, pressure-type cutout stamp. This type of cutout marking was used exclusively by MGM and Verve labels and was more discreet and sensitive than the other types of marking (such as cutout holes or drill marks), as it did not require the cover to be damaged.
- Cover has one corner slightly worn (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY)
- Cover has a small, neat, circular cutout hole in one of the corners
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:
- No split seams
- No cut-out corners
- No saw-marks or indents
- No wrinkles or creases
- No writing
- No peel-off marks
- No stains
- No mold or mildew spots
- No stickers or labels
- No water damage
- No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
- No warping
- 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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