PYRAMID "First stone" PRIVATE SWE-78 PROG PSYCH JAZZ
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TITLE: First stone
RECORDING FORMAT: LP
LABEL: SFINX SPLP 10001
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SWEDEN
YEAR OF RELEASE: 1978
MATRIX CODE SIDE A: SP LP 10001 A (Stamped)
MATRIX CODE SIDE B: SP LP 10001 B (Stamped)
CONDITION: (vinyl/cover) NM/NM ***GREAT COPY!*** (Please read detailed information below!)
Great Swedish progressive jazzrock! This is a private pressing and it is strange that these fellows didn’t manage to land a deal with some of the contemporary major labels, as the material on the album is well performed with both confidence and class.
COVER; the cover is in really nice condition with just some insignificant creases. It is a bit wavy, but still NEAR MINT.
VINYL; the vinyl has a few very light hairlines and some paperscuffs visible under strong light. Visually graded as NEAR MINT. It plays really nice with just some occasional distant hissing. NEAR MINT.
LABELS; both labels are very clean with no visible signs of use. Very nice.
I use GOLDMINE GRADING STANDARDS – MINT/NEAR MINT/VERY GOOD PLUS/VERY GOOD/GOOD/POOR. The grading MINT (M) is hardly ever used - and at that umcommon occasion - NOT used improperly. NEAR MINT (NM) means NEAR MINT both visually and audible! VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+) is the same as EXCELLENT (EX) in other grading systems. My ambition is to provide an as accurate description as possible and I do not try hide any defects or other flaws on the record and cover. MY GRADING IS STRICT and winning bidder ALWAYS has full refund minus shipping costs! PLEASE E-MAIL IF ANY CONCERNS! THANK YOU AND HAPPY BIDDING!
GOLDMINE GRADING STANDARDS
MINT ---- It should appear to be perfect. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains, labels or writing, tears or splits. Mint means perfect.
NEAR MINT ---- Otherwise mint but has one or two tiny inconsequential flaws that do not affect play. Covers should be close to perfect with minor signs of wear or age just becoming evident: slight ring-wear, minor denting to a corner, or writing on the cover should all be noted properly.
VERY GOOD PLUS ---- The record has been handled and played infrequently or very carefully. Not too far from perfect. On a disc, there may be light paper scuffs from sliding in and out of a sleeve or the vinyl or some of the original lustre may be lost. A slight scratch that did not affect play would be acceptably VG+ for most collectors.
VERY GOOD ---- Record displays visible signs of handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl lustre, light surface scratches, groove wear and spindle trails. Some audible surface noise, but should not overwhelm the musical experience. Usually a cover is VG when one or two of these problems are evident: ring wear, seam splits, bent corners, loss of gloss, stains, etc.
GOOD ---- Well played with little lustre and significant surface noise. Despite defects, record should still play all the way through without skipping. Several cover flaws will be apparent, but should not obliterate the artwork.
POOR ---- Any record or cover that does not qualify for the above "Good" grading should be seen as Poor. Several cover flaws
SHIPPING RATES: (I cannot ship anywhere in the world for $4. Thank you for your cooperation in this delicate matter) Please AWAIT invoice before you send ANY payments! THANK YOU!
EUROPE: 1 LP £8
REST OF THE WORLD: 1 LP £9
Winner pays all shipping costs. Registered shipment is £6 extra. Insured shipment can be arranged as well. Larger quantities will be quoted. (Swedish postal rates is a VERY dark chapter…)Full refund minus shipping costs. European bidders are welcome to pay via IBAN/BIC. Please do not bid if you don’t accept my terms or if you don’t have any intention to purchase the item! PLEASE E-MAIL IF ANY CONCERNS!
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