MUDDY WATERS - 'FOLK SINGER'
This NEAR MINT UK 1st mono pressing of Muddy's 4th & highly influential studio album dates from initial April 1964 release
On the Pye International 'R & B Series' label: NPL.28038
Matrix numbers: I LP 12038 A-1M & I LP 12038 B-1M
Vinyl weight: 165g
The disc is housed within a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed cover & original red Pye advertising inner-sleeve
Labels: NEAR MINT
A vibrant clean & unblemished pair with just a handful of light spindle trails around each centre hole.
Visual: EXCELLENT +
Pristine, factory-fresh playing surfaces
Both playing surfaces are perfectly clean and retain all of their deep-gloss factory shine. There are two or three very light scuffs on each side, but nothing I would call a scratch anywhere. Closer examination directly beneath my powerful halogen desk lamp does little more than highlight these minor marks, adding only sparkling rainbow shine.
Sound Quality: NEAR MINT
One of the few genuine audiophile blues recordings, this incredible copy sounds amazing throughout. This copy has clealry been barely & carefully played and the sound quality is clean, clean & totally unworn with not a single clicks, pop or tick anywhere. In fact, apart from a hint of the usual low-level vinyl background, this is as good as it gets and will not disappoint.
Cover: EXCELLENT +
A truly 1st class example with a striking clean & unfaded front panel bearing just two small 'thumbnail' wrinkles to its high-gloss front laminate.
There is a little shelfwear to the lower corners, but both opening edges are immaculate.
The easily blemished rear panel is pristine clean & white with no traces of wear to any part.
Both seams are smooth & unstressed and the spine is clean and perfectly worded.
Inner-sleeve: EXCELLENT +
Clean & crisp with slight age-toning but no tears, writing or seam splits.
Our grading is strict & conservative grading in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen desk lamp to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards.
Each record is professionally & securely packaged in custom-made record mailing boxes with the disc removed from the cover.
This item is located in and will be shipped from AUSTRIA. Tracked airmail postage to UK addresses will be 12 GBP**
We have play-graded this record on an EMT 950 transcription turntable fitted with a 'TSD 15' cartridge.
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