The Best Of Muddy Waters
12" Vinyl LP
Original UK Microgroove Pressing
Catalogue Number : LTZ-M 15152
Matrix : APL 1092 - 1B / APL 1093 1B
1st Uk pressing of this iconic Blues album from 1959.
Vinyl is in Excellent+/NM condition and looks like it has been played very few times. This record still carries a deep lustre and beautiful sheen. The original labels are excellent. There is no surface wear, dirt, scuffs or warps. There is NO background hiss or noise at all and the audio quality has depth and a richness that you would expect from a 1st pressing from this time. The record plays beautifully. This is the sound of the blues as it was meant to be 55 years ago.
The Garrod & lofthouse flipback sleeve is graded VG++/Excellent-. This type of sleeve is the very flimsy part laminated style and it has stood any test of time very well. The laminate is excellent and it has retained good colour and deep lustre and shine on the front of the sleeve.There is a very small nic in the spine and the tiniest rub on the top left corner. The rear of he sleeve has remained rip and tear free and aprt from some very mild ringwear overall it has retained a good whiteness and is in excellent general condition.
A genuine and collectable Uk 1st pressing of this classic BLUES LP from 1959 and in great condition. This genuinely looks, sounds and smells of the BLUES !
Please check my other auctions for many more classic original UK and US Jazz and Blues records from a large and well looked after collection.
I have tried too show the condition of vinyl & sleeve with the photographs listed but please contact me with any questions that you may have.
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.