NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left LP. V Rare 1st UK Press 1969 Stunning Condition
For auction is a superb condition copy of the incredibly rare and desirable 1st U.K. issue of Nick Drake’s debut album Five Leaves Left.
As history tells us, Nick Drake sold very few copies of his albums in his lifetime. These first issue copies of his debut album are rare, but in this condition almost impossible to find.
Original first issue Ernest J Day gatefold sleeve is truly excellent. These sleeves are unlaminated, and so many copies have major fading and ringwear issues. Not so with this copy. The colour is vibrant, with no fading. The spine is fully intact and readable. There is no writing on the sleeve and no tears.
Original inner sleeve is in excellent condition. These first issues did not come with the blue Island inner sleeve - only the later reissue came with the blue inner.
Record appears beautifully glossy and shiny in normal daylight. Under a bright lamp one can see no more than a couple of very small scuffs and hairlines. These are so minor that I grade the record visually as at least excellent.
The labels are in excellent condition- no writing or tears, or other marks.
The play test showed superb clear sound, with no clicks, ticks, skips or jumps. Throughout the whole record I could only hear a handful of quiet crackles. This is remarkable for a 50 year old record.
This is a chance to own a piece of music history - an important and great record. The condition should please anyone from a new collector to the most discerning vinyl lover.
Please note that I don’t send any items to the Russian Federation due to previous delivery issues.On 08-Aug-19 at 08:20:10 BST, seller added the following information:
Important note for successful bidder.
I am away from Midday BST on Monday 12th. Until 21st August.
Successful bidder will need to pay by 9am on 12th for me to put record in post.
Otherwise posting will not be until 22nd August.