Osibisa WELCOME HOME UK LP 1ST PRESS BRONZE/ISLAND PLAYS 100% NEAR MINT
  £   24
  $   32

 


£ 24 Sold For
Dec 16, 2012 Sold Date
Dec 9, 2012 Start Date
£   19 Start price
4   Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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OSIBISA - WELCOME HOME

IN MAGNIFICENT 3-4 PLAY NEAR MINT!!!  CONDITION

1ST PRESS A1U / B1U

 

 

  • CATALOGUE:BRONZE ILPS 9355
  • MATRIX: ILPS 9355 A-1E / B-1E
  • FIRST UK PRESSING MATRIX NUMBER

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THE LABELS

BOTH LABELS ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE LIGHT CREAM BASE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND IS UNMARKED AND FULLY STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE, . THE BROWN TYPEFACE IS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE, AND A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE SPINDLE HOLE REVEALS JUST 2-3  MINUSCULE SPIDER LINES, THE ALBUM CLEARLY HAS NOT BEEN PLAYED MORE THAN A COUPLE OF TIMES

THE VINYL

THIS HEAVYWEIGHT  DISC HAS RETAINED ALL OF IT'S ORIGINAL SHEEN AND LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. THERE IS NOT A MARK ON IT ANYWHERE, AND EVEN UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE APART FROM A FEW WISPY HAIRLINES AND ONE NON SOUNDING ANGEL HAIRLINE HANDLING LINE ON SIDE TWO, AND A TINY SCUFF ON THE LASTTRACK OF SIDE ONE (AGAIN NON SOUNDING)

PLAYING THE RECORD

I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A FANTASTIC COLLECTIBLE VINYL, THAT YOU SHOULD BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE BUYING. I HAVE THEREFORE INVESTED IN THE SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DO JUST THAT.

I HAVE RECORDED THE ENTIRE ALBUM FROM START TO FINISH AS I AM DOING WITH ALL OF THE RECORDS THAT I LIST. I AM CONVINCED THAT BIDDERS WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE RECORD THEY ARE THINKING OF LAYING A BID ON. THIS IS A SERVICE I AM DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS.

THIS DISC PLAYS ABSOLUTELY SUPERBLY ALL THE WAY THROUGH BOTH SIDES. .

THERE IS NO DISTORTION TO THE SOUND AT ANY POINT, SHOWING THAT WHAT LITTLE PLAY THE LP HAS RECEIVED WAS COMPLETED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAD A CORRECTLY WEIGHTED AND UNWORN STYLUS

THERE IS NO HEAVY BACKGROUND CRACKLE AND NO LOUD CLICKS

THERE IS SOME VERY VERY LIGHT AND BARELY AUDIBLE STATIC LIKE BACKGROUND HEARD ONLY IN SOME OF THE LINKING GROOVES

I HEARD ONE SMALL TIC AT THE END OF TRACK ONE SIDE TWO

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL PLAYTHROUGH AS  NEAR MINT!!!

TAKE A FULL LISTEN AND JUDGE IT FOR YOURSELF

 

 

THE SLEEVE

 

NON LAMINATED  GATEFOLD SLEEVE FROM

THE MULTI COLOURED FRONT SURFACE IS VERY CLEAN AND HAS RETAINED  ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COLOUR.

THE COLOURS ARE VERY DEEP IN COLOUR AND OFTEN HAVE FADED DUE TO BEING LEFT IN SUNLIGHT. HERE THOUGH THEY ARE RICH AND VIBRANT.

THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES ANYWHERE,  INCREDIBLY JUST ONE NEAR INVISIBLE LINE NEAR THE SPINE. NONE ALONG THE TOP OR BOTTOM EDGES, AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE SPINE

THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES JUST HAVE SOME VERY LIGHT SHELF WEAR WITH SOME TINY FLECKS OF WHITE SHOWING RANDOMLY. THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER TIP DOES SHOW A LITTLE MORE WEAR

THE SPINE USUALLY HAS FADED COLOURS , BUT THIS COPY THE COLOURS ARE AS RICH AS ON THE FRONT AND REAR SURFACES.NO SQUASHING AS THE SPINE IS TOTALLY FLAT. THERE ARE A FEW TINY WHITE PIN PRICKS SHOWING THROUGH ON THE LEADING EDGE, AND THE TOP AND BOTTOM TIPS HAVE SOME LIGHT RIBBING. THE TYPEFACE HOWEVER IS ALL PRISTINE AND PERFECTLY LEGIBLE

THE REAR SURFACE IS IN THE SAME SUPERB CONDITION AS THE FRONT. AGAIN NO LINES NEAR THE SPINE OR ANY OF THE OTHER EDGES. A TINY SHADOW OF RECORD SHAPE AT THE VERY TOP, BUT ONLY VISIBLE IF THE SLEEVE IS ANGLED INTO A STRONG LIGHT

THE OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP WITH JUST A COUPLE OF TINY THUMB NAIL NICKS

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS A PRISTINE INNER SURFACE

THE BLACK ISLAND INNER SLEEVE IS IN UNSPLIT CONDITION. IT HAS RETAINED ALL OF THE DEEP COLOUR AND THERE ARE NO MARKS OR STAINS. ONE SIDE HAS A CREASE LINE WHERE IT HAS SAT IN THIS POSITION FOR ALL THESE YEARS UNTOUCHED

I AM HAPPY TO GRADE THIS SLEEVE NEAR MINT!!!!

 

 

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID IF YOU CHOSE TO GO FOR IT

GARRY

 

 





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