Muddy Waters - Mississippi Blues RARE EX+/NM 1st Press Gold London ORIG UK '56
7" Vinyl EP
Original UK Pressing
Catalogue Number : RE-U. 1060
Matrixes : EPMP40098-1C / EPMP40099-1C
Mono UK 1st pressing with Gold London labels
A really very nice original 7" vinyl release of this rare blues EP from the great Muddy Waters. Original 1956 UK 1st pressing on the burgundy and gold London label and in great condition.
Vinyl is in Excellent+/NM condition and looks like it has been played very few times. It still carries a deep lustre and excellent sheen with only a few very very light hairline sleeve marks visible under light but that is all. The original triangle burgundy and gold labels are excellent.
The sleeve is graded Excellent+/NM. This type of sleeve is generally of a very flimsy nature but this one has stood any test of time very well. Laminated flipback it still has excellent colours on the front of the sleeve and the laminate is excellent without creasing. The laminated rear of the sleeve is clean and white, excellent throughout.
A genuine and collectable Uk pressing of this CLASSIC and RARE BLUES EP on London and in SUPERB condition.
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Records will be mailed in a strong corrugated cardboard cruciform style mailer.
I use the UK record collector grading guide as detailed below.
Records are visually graded unless stated as play graded
Record Collector Magazine's Grading Guide:
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 the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should 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 noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
GOOD: The 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, discolouration, etc.
FAIR: 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.
As well as the above grades, Near Mint is often used as well; this is really for a record that appears new but is known to have been played because the label has light spindle marks or because it has come from a previous owner and is assumed to have been played by them. For records which appear to fall between the accepted grades, + and - are also often added to the grading.