MILES DAVIS:"SKETCHES OF SPAIN".1960 FONTANA MONO-EARLIEST UK ISSUE SUPERB
  £   52
  $   63

 


£   52 Sold For
May 9, 2016 End Date
Apr 29, 2016 Start Date
£   20 Start price
13 Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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Description

ATTENTION MILES DAVIS,1960s AMERICAN JAZZ AND CLASSICAL MUSIC COLLECTORS AND CONDITION UPGRADERS! IGNORE EVERY OTHER COPY ON EBAY(IF YOU CAN FIND ONE)AND LOOK AT THIS STUNNING ORIGINAL 1ST UK EDITION MONO LP FROM 1960 OF THE ESSENTIAL FUSION OF JAZZ AND CLASSICAL MUSIC MASTERPIECE: "SKETCHES OF SPAIN" WITH THE TRUMPET OF MILES DAVIS AND THE ORCHESTRAL BACKINGS ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY GIL EVANS. HERE IS WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST ORIGINAL MONO COPIES I HAVE EVER SEEN AND HEARD IN NEARLY 30 YEARS AS A DEALER OF AN ALBUM WHICH USUALLY TURNS UP IN DREADFUL CONDITION!

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL 1960 MONO 1ST ISSUE ON QUIET AND THICK VINYL!  1960 PHILIPS PRESSED FONTANA ROUGH TEXTURED LABELS. TFL 5100 WITH THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE 1L/2L MATRIXES. HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL AND CORRECT DIE CUT PAPER INNER SLEEVE WITH NO RIPS,WRITING ETC AND THE LAMINATED FRONT+FLIPBACK SLEEVE WHICH HAS THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE "PATENTS PENDING" CREDIT DENOTING ONE OF THE EARLIEST EVER PRINTED FOR THIS LP WHICH WAS NOT INITIALLY A BIG SELLER IN THE UK HENCE FINDING GENUINE ORIGINAL MONO 1ST UK PRESSINGS IS HARD IN 2016! SINCE 1960 IT HAS OF COURSE BEEN A MASSIVE,STEADY SELLER AND QUITE RIGHTLY REGARDED AS A MILESTONE IN THE FUSION OF CLASSICAL AND JAZZ. 

THE COVER IS VERY CLEAN-JUST A FEW ULTRA TINY EDGE CREASES AND A FEW TINY SPOT STAINS AT THE BACK BUT NO WRITING,RIPS OR REPAIRS!

FROM THE COLLECTION OF A FORMER JAZZ AND CLASSICAL MUSIC COLLECTOR THAT CLEARLY HAS HAD VERY FEW PLAYS INDEED! JUST BEGIN TO IMAGINE WHAT AN LP FROM  56 YEARS AGO SOUNDS LIKE WITH PRACTICALLY NO CRACKLE,NO DISTORTION,NO CLICKS,NO STICKS,NO SWISHES-EVEN IN BETWEEN THE TRACKS! THIS IS A TRULY AMAZING COPY! GLEAMING SURFACES THAT RARELY EXIST ON ANY LP OF THIS AGE LET ALONE AN EARLY 1960s JAZZ ONE THAT WOULD HAVE MAJOR SURFACE MARKS ADDED WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF USE BY THE MAJORITY OF BUYERS IN 1960.  UNDER VERY STRONG LIGHT THERE ARE A FEW ULTRA FAINT,WISPY SURFACE MARKS VISIBLE AND THAT IS BEING MEGA-STRICT!

DOES THE GRADING MINT EXIST? ONLY IF IT IS 100% UNPLAYED AND/OR SEALED AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED WHICH IS WHY REGULAR BUYERS WILL KNOW MY NEAR MINT GRADINGS EQUAL MOST PEOPLE'S MINT! THEREFORE MY NEAR MINT GRADING GIVES YOU THE IMPRESSION JUST HOW OUTSTANDING THIS EXAMPLE IS!

LOCATING AN OUTSTANDING NEAR MINT COPY IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE AS THE MAJORITY OF COPIES WERE PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN CAUSING DISTORTION AND MAJOR WEAR. THIS COPY IS THE BEST I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD AND AS SUCH THE DISC IS STRICTLY GRADED AS NEAR MINT CONDITION.

THICK VINYL.NO SPINDLE WEAR. THE LAMINATED FRONT COVER HAS A FEW TINY EDGE CREASES BUT NO WRITING,MAJOR STAINING,RIPS OR REPAIRS.THERE IS A WONDERFUL SHEEN AND CLEANLINESS WHICH TAKES THE BREATH AWAY! THIS WILL BE HARD TO BEAT! FACT! NO HORRIBLE SMELL OF SMOKE OR DAMP!

ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS COVER I HAVE EVER SEEN! 

  PLEASE SEE ALL THE PHOTOS SHOWING THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE COVER,THE SPINE+BOTH LABELS! NOTHING TO HIDE! A LOW,REALISTIC £20 STARTING PRICE WITH MORE RARE JAZZ LPs FROM ME ON EBAY ENDING AT AUCTION ON THE SAME EVENING AS THIS ONE ENDS.

Over the years I have helped to add to the collections of many  collectors and given my experience, I am aware of the titles that are GENUINE RARE ITEMS.

Now of course for those who are"chained"to the record collector price guide books,for whom I am one of the main consultants, the prices are still a SUGGESTION and as we all know ACTUAL prices SOLD can vary.

The sellers on ebay who continually put"listed"or "list price"on everything should be aware of this!!!!     

This is my honest grading!!!

Please see my listening policy below. 

I test on a lightweight pickup of approx 2 grammes and listen with the treble full on and no filtering or mono switch used.As both a collector and dealer,I AM VERY STRICT ON GRADING but DO CHECKOUT MY FEEDBACK FOR GRADING PROOF!!!!  

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UK Customers are very welcome to collect ebay winnings by prior email  arrangement. 12 years on ebay  and many more before as a keen collector! Thanks for looking and good luck.

OTHER STYLES OF MUSIC ON EBAY FROM ME-SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE-LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!!

MORE DIFFERENT LPs,EPs AND 45s FROM ME EVERY WEEK ON EBAY FOR AUCTION AND MANY AT LOW,REALISTIC BUY IT NOW PRICES!

YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO EVER IMPROVE ON THIS LP,SO DON'T MISS OUT!


 


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