MILES DAVIS KIND OF BLUE SEALED ORIG STEREO LP SIX-EYE

End Price: USD 1535
Start Price: USD 25
End Date: 2008-02-20
Start Date: 2008-02-10
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MILES DAVIS KIND OF BLUE SEALED ORIG STEREO LP SIX-EYE


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·       MILES DAVIS with JOHN COLTRANE, BILL EVANS, WYNTON KELLY, CANNONBALL ADDERLEY, PAUL CHAMBERS AND JAMES COBB - KIND OF BLUE - ORIGINAL 1959 COLUMBIA RECORDS STEREO LP CS-8163

 

·       ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING

 

 

*** STILL SEALED GUARANTEED ORIGINAL FIRST STEREO PRESSING ***

 

 

·       *** STILL SEALED ORIGINAL 1959 LP (THE RECORD IS STILL SEALED IN ITS ORIGINAL, PERFORATED COLUMBIA PLASTIC "BAGGY" AND HAS BEEN TOTALLY UNTOUCHED IN 50 YEARS, HOWEVER THE COVER IS OPENED)

 

·       ORIGINAL “SIX EYES” COLUMBIA RED AND BLACK STEREO LABEL

 

·       ORIGINAL FIRST COVER WITH CANNONBALL ADDERLEY’S NAME MISSPELLED AS “ADDERLY” ON THE FRONT PANEL

 

·       DEEP GROOVE PRESSING

 

·       MONSTROUSLY RARE STEREO PRESSING, MANY TIMES RARER THAN MONO

 

·       THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.

 

·       ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)

 

·       COVER IS STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL SHRINK (CELLOPHANE) WRAP

 

·       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.

 

·       THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING

 

·       MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH '-1…/-1…'. ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX '–1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL PRESSING)

 

(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!)

 

 

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What we have here is Jazz equivalent of the Grand Canyon. The album which, for the next four decades, pretty much defined everything that's spontaneous, improvisational , modal and otherwise genuine in music. This music truly has no equivalents, peers or points of reference in modern music, whether before or after its conception. Word has it that Duane Allman played nothing by "Kind of Blue" for many days and months on end, and the list of Jazz musicians profoundly affected by its spontaneity, mood, gentle blue tinge and supreme musical competence (to put it mildly) goes on and on and on. Plus, how many times do you get to hear the interplay between Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley - all assembled in one place?. This is not music, this is pure aural ambrosia. The Jazz’ greatest album was beset from its inception by the mastering problems, and experts claim that it is off by a fraction of the note, due to the fact that it was mastered at the wrong speed (a moot point). This is the mega-rare original deep groove stereo pressing!!! Finding a still sealed original copy?!?! Forget it – not even a HOPE!!! This may be the last one you will ever see.

 

In the entire history of eBay, still sealed original STEREO pressing of this album – we were told, and our own research bears this out – has never been offered before; not even once, in the entire 10-year history of the company. If this assertion is correct, this would mean that a still sealed ORIGINAL STEREO copy of this album is offered on collectors’ market about once every ten years or so – less often, mind you, than an undiscovered Brancusi sculpture or Da Vinci drawing. Unless you are willing to wait another 10 years to see another copy, our message is very simple: BID NOW. DON’T WAIT. THIS MAY BE THE LAST COPY YOU WILL EVER SEE.

 

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·                               CONDITION:

 

·                               RECORD

 

(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 IN ITS ORIGINAL PLASTIC BAGGY (TYPICALLY USED IN THE MID-60s) 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.

 

(b)            The record is STILL in its original inner, perforated plastic baggy (sealed).

 

(c)             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!

 

(d)            The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about 1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with very early or first pressings).

 

(e)             Stereo pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its mono counterpart. The mix is more graphic, the sound resolution more precise, and the channel separation (which does not exist on mono version) adds a whole new dimension to the music. Also, the stereo mixes are (by definition) somewhat different than on the mono version. We estimate that mono copies of this album outnumber stereo copies by a ratio of at least 5:1.

 

(f)              Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!

 

 

·       COVER

 

COVER IS NEAR MINT, STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP (A SMALL PIECE OF SHRINK WRAP IS MISSING)

 

 

The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:

 

-         Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on both sides, apparently from aging.

 

-         A tiny yellowish stain noted on the spine (VISIBLE ON BACK SIDE ONLY); (less than ¼ square inch in size)

 

-         Cover has one corner slightly worn / frayed / bent (just a beginning of the split seam)

 

-         Cover has a light "wrinkle" (crease) in one of the corners (nothing significant)

 

 

NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER:

 

-         No ring wear

-         No cut-out (drill) holes.

-         No cut-out corners

-         No saw-marks or indents

-         No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against other covers)

-         No writing

-         No stamps

-         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 warping

-         No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover

-         No bar codes

-         No RIAA stamps or stickers.

 

 

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