JOY DIVISION-Unknown Pleasures. Orig UK TRANSLUCENT LP.
Up for auction I have a UK original TRANSLUCENT 1st week pressing of Joy Division's legendary debut album Unknown Pleasures released on Manchesters Factory Records.Catalogue number is Fact 10. This MUST be the best copy ever offered on Ebay as it looks just like it was purchased fresh from the record shop way back in 1979. The heavily textured sleeve is in amazing shape with the corners all crisp and sharp despite,as you know,it's flimsy nature. The rounded inner sleeve shows very little signs of wear indeed.The vinyl is in just fantastic near mint condition.On playback the quiet passages are just beautiful,silent and eery,just how it's meant to be. I really cannot stress the high end quality of this item in more glowing terms. It is the ULTIMATE final upgrade of Unknown Pleasures.Copies with the heavily textured outer and rounded inner sleeve coupled with the TRANSLUCENT vinyl are becoming increasingly scarce.
Remember note that the vinyl DOES show up reddish/purple when held up to the light.These copies are becoming near impossible to locate. It does have the very early "This Is The Way" and "Step" etchings (taken from the track Atrocity Exhibition,a song that would appear on Joy Divisions Closer lp) on the run out indicating a very early 1979 Factory Records press.
I have been selling Joy Division items on ebay for a number of years now and unlike many,I do know the difference in pressings.It is confusing,but rest assured when I sell a 1st press it indeed is a 100% original UK 1st press.As I expect this stunning copy to reach a high price I will only post via SPECIAL DELIVERY,fully insured to the maximum so please take this into account when my final postage rates come through,thanks.
2 years ago I was recently invited to donate rare Joy Division artefacts to the Macclesfield Museum(please see below)
JOY DIVISION ARTEFACTS SOUGHT BY MACCLESFIELD MUSEUM
Macclesfield Silk Museum is currently searching for interesting Joy Division artefacts for a proposed exhibition due to take place in May 2010. The exhibition is being curated by Jon Savage, and Peter Saville is the creative director.
The museum would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in loaning unseen photos, live recordings or footage, flyers, posters, badges or any other rare memorabilia.
If you think you may be able to contribute, please email us at:
1 Top Class Manager
The notebooks of Joy Division's manager 1978-80.
PLEASE KEEP CHECKING MY AUCTIONS FOR MORE RARE JOY DIVISION VINYL,Thanks Andy.
RECORD COLLECTOR GRADING SYSTEM
MINT :The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed be Mint.
EXCELLENT :The 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.
VERY GOOD :The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
I may use a + or a - to emphasise a grading which may be inbetween a grade. I will never use a mint grading for a 2nd hand/used record for instance. Mint- will be the very highest grade.
PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT,AND WILL NOT,RETRACT A BID FOR ANYONE REGARDLESS OF THE EXCUSE.THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL HAVE TO DO YOURSELF USING THE BID RETRACTION FORM AND EARN A BID RETRACTION STRIKE AGAINST YOURSELF.Paypal ONLY accepted for buyers outside the United Kingdom(UK).No exceptions on this,sorry.On 08-Jun-11 at 08:26:55 BST, seller added the following information: