the blues alone
Original stereo test pressing (demonstration/factory sample) of the
1967 Decca Ace of Clubs album. John Mayall playing all the instruments with a
little help from Keef Hartley on drums. Sleeve notes are written by John Peel.
Label: Decca Ace of Clubs
Cat. no. SCL 1243
Matrix nos. ZAL-8040-1W / ZAL-8041-1W
1. Brand New Start
2. Please Don't Tell
3. Down The Line
4. Sonny Boy Blow
5. Marsha's Mood
6. No More Tears
1. Catch That Train
2. Cancelling Out
3. Harp Man
4. Brown Sugar
5. Broken Wings
6. Don't Kick Me
Produced by Mike Vernon and John Mayall
Engineered by Gus Dudgeon and Dave Grinstead
Recorded at Decca Studios, West Hampstead on May 1, 1967
All instruments played by John Mayall with the exception of
drums on tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 which are played by Keef Hartley.
All titles are John Mayall compositions.
Vinyl: *Excellent. Clear, bright vinyl, with excellent sound. Side 2, track 6 (Don't Kick Me)
has a very light 'click' just before the fade out, otherwise perfect.
Sleeve: *Excellent. Half laminated sleeve, no marks or writing ,
very slight wear to top right-hand corner.
Labels: *Excellent. Blank sample labels with hand-written details.
*Please see description categories listed below.
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Rest of the World Airmail £7.00
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*The description for this item is based on the standards originated by Record Collector Magazine for
the condition and quality of second-hand records offered for sale.
The categories and their descriptions are listed below:
record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or
deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items
the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records
advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little
lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging
might have slight
wear and/or creasing.
record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major
deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and
the occasional light scratch.
Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably
deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches.
The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc.
The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump.
The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc.
The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.