NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left LP 1969 ISLAND 1st Press BRILLIANT EXAMPLE
On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by Nick Drake called "Five Leaves Left" and is an ORIGINAL 1969 UK 1st Pressing on the 1st Press 'Textured' Pink Island 'Block Logo' label!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS WAS NICK DRAKE FIRST & RAREST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! BACK IN 1969 WHEN THIS LP WAS FIRST RELEASED, IT ONLY EVER SOLD IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS - AND WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!!! AS A RESULT IT IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! THIS LP IS MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT IS THE ALL TIME 'RAREST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE (BARELY ANY EXIST!) - WITH ULTRA RARE 'FULLY TEXTURED' LABELS & MUCH THICKER VINYL (MOST HAVE THINNER VINYL AND SMOOTH LABELS INSTEAD!)!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! AND EVEN THE GREEN FRONT OF THE COVER HAS BARELY ANY RUBBING AT ALL (MOST DO!) - AND THE COVER BACK HAS NO RUBBING AT ALL!!!! BETTER STILL - THERE IS NO STICKER MARKS, NO STICKER TEARS, AND NO WRITING EITHER (MOST DO!)!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK 'RAREST EVER' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS 'FULLY TEXTURED' PINK ISLAND 'BLOCK LOGO' LABEL, 1ST PRESS INNER SLEEVE, AND 1ST PRESS 'E.J.DAY' GATEFOLD COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Island UK 1st Pressing from 1969 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is ILPS 9105 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Island label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear (apart from the TINIEST touch around 1 centre hole!), NO writing, and only a few VERY light spindle marks!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, NO tick marks, only 2 or 3 hairlines, only 3 or 4 VERY light scufflines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is also great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual!!!! It plays with NO skips, only a few VERY light clicks (though mostly NONE!), NO jumps, NO sticks, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB - with NO groovewear, and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade Very Good+ if not better!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition - and still FULLY 'poly-lined'!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'E.J.Day' Gatefold Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO rips, NO tears, NO sticker marks, NO ringwear to the cover front (most do!), only some VERY minor evidence of 'touching in' to the VERY edges & spine, NO splits, barely ANY rubbing to the cover front, NO sticker tears, a SUPERB cover back with NO rubbing AT ALL, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO annotations, only 1 absolutely TINY 'touched in' indentation (1mm!), and NO writing!!!! The opening edges are beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the inside of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO grubbyness, NO yellowing, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, NO ringwear, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS THE 'RAREST EVER' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - WITH ULTRA RARE 'FULLY TEXTURED' LABELS & THICKER VINYL!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP in this sort of condition!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1969 UK 'RAREST EVER' 1ST PRESSING OF "FIVE LEAVES LEFT" BY NICK DRAKE, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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