SAVOY BROWN LIONS SHARE 1st UK PRES MiNt AuDiO ViNyL ArChIvE PROG 70s BLUES ROCK
Savoy Brown 'Lions Share' 1973 (45 Years Old Blues Archive)
1st UK Cat No SKL/5152 1st Issue Boxed Decca Labels!
Earliest -1W -1W Matrix Endings!
Earliest "1" to "1" Mother Stampers On Both Sides! "1" G" Stamped on Side One "1" "G" Side Two!
Stunning Near as Mint Audio Quality!
Looks and Sounds Barely Ever played In My Opinon! (Barely a Spider Trace Can Be Seen Around the Spindle Hole)!
Complete With 1st Issue Laminated Front Only McNeil Press Cover!
A Stunning Blues Audio Archive Copy !
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Another from my personal collection. Savoy Brown "Lions Share"1973 The original 1st UK pressing! This album was originally only ever played to record to tape and then stored in a case with the vinyl separated from the sleeve and cover for protection. This is how I have always stored my records. This is one of the earliest 1st UK variations Features the earliest -1W & -1W matrix endings variation with "1"to "1" Mother stampers on both sides. The audio is to die for absolutely stunning through out! On initial inspection the vinyl looks superb. I find it hard to see any visable spider marks around the spindle hole, so it is obvious to me that this has barely ever been played at all. So rich and vibrant it nearly shook the house down. Super Vibrant Audio Only heard like this on earliest UK pressings almost CD quality on my systems for the most part in my opinion! The original 1st issue laminated front only McNeil Press Printed cover has no splits or tears super straight and clean graded excellent with just minimal, light storage wear with age only. Very Rare after 45 years!
WOW! a fantastic rich and vibrant Blues album. I dought that you would find a better sounding original copy in my opinion!
Very rare and collectable in this exceptional condition after 40 years Near Mint vinyl/audio Archive Final upgrade copy!
Actual recording from the vinyl:
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Savoy Brown, originally known as the Savoy Brown Blues Band, are an English blues rock bandformed in Battersea, south west London in 1965.
Part of the late 1960s blues rock movement, Savoy Brown primarily achieved success in the United States, where they promoted their albums with non-stop touring.
The band was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds and harmonica player John O'Leary, following a chance meeting at Transat Imports record shop in Lisle Street, Soho, in 1965.
The initial constant line-up adjustments were attributed to the "creative accountancy" employed by the band's manager, Harry Simmonds, brother of Kim.
The original line-up included singer Bryce Portius, keyboardist Trevor Jeavons, bassist Ray Chappell, drummer Leo Manning and harmonica player John O'Leary (O'Leary appeared on record with the band on its initial recordings for Mike Vernon's Purdah label).
Portius was one of the first black blues musicians to be a part of a British rock band. Jeavons was replaced by Bob Hall shortly after the band's formation and the arrival of Martin Stone on guitars.
Not long after Stone's arrival, O'Leary left the band as a consequence of a dispute with Manager Harry Simmonds.
This line-up, sans O'Leary, appeared on the band's 1967 debut album, Shake Down, a collection of blues covers
Further line-up changes ensued, with founding members Portius, Chappell and Manning departing along with recently recruited guitarist Stone over a short period of time. Chris Youlden and "Lonesome" Dave Peverett would become the band's new vocalist and 2nd guitarist respectively.
Initially Bob Brunning and Hughie Flint (from John Mayall's Clapton-version Bluesbreakers) filled the bassist and drummer positions on the single Taste and Try (Before You Buy), but they were subsequently replaced by Rivers Jobe and Bill Bruford.
Within a fortnight of Bruford's arrival in the band, he had been replaced by Roger Earl (Bruford went on to huge success later as Yes's drummer). This line-up recorded two albums in 1968, Getting to the Point, and Blue Matter, which demonstrated Youlden's rise as a songwriter alongside Simmonds. It was this line-up that released the single "Train to Nowhere" in 1969. A Step Further was released later that year, and introduced bassist Tony Stevens replacing Jobe. They developed a loyal core following in the United States, due to songs such as "I'm Tired," a driving, melodic song from the album.
Following the release of Raw Sienna (also released in 1969) Youlden departed the band. Raw Sienna had marked the first time that a single line-up of the band had recorded successive albums without any changes in personnel. The band recorded their next album, 1970's Looking In, as a four-piece, and following this album Peverett, Stevens, and Earl left to form Foghat with guitarist Rod Price.
Shot In The Head
The Saddest Feeling
I Can't Find You
Howling For My Darling
Love Me Please
Hate To See You Go
The Mother Stampers
Side 1. "1" "G" (Look Earliest "1"to"1" Mother Stampers)
Side 2 "1" "G" (Look Earliest "1"to"1" Mother Stampers)
The original BOXED DECCA labels are in awesome condition! (These looks superb as new in my opinion)! Amaizingly I can not see any real spider marks/trails, even when angled to the light and of coarse little if (no) spindle ware the hole is perfectly round. This has only ever been played a handful of times by me only. So rare for a Savoy Brown blues album that is 45 years old! Impossible to find like this! very very collectable!
The vinyl is absolutely superb! On initial visual inspection this looks like new and still retains its sheen from new! (please note this vinyl has only ever been played a couple of times by me personally and I originally played this to record to tape! In the last 45 years this has been stored in a case with the vinyl separated from the sleeve and cover to prevent ring ware and damage. This is how I have always stored my records, and of course I played this again to play grade at very loud volume on a top system! In fact even when I look at the playing surface angled to a strong light I find it hard notice no more than minor whispy surface sleeve removal marks. (Importantly,, Nothing that would cause any nasty loud constant clicks or pops).
The Audio Quality
I have played this through track for track prior to listing at very very loud volume on a top system! The moment the needle hits the playing surface it is obvious this vinyl has barely ever been played at all! The audio quality is as you would expect when purchased new, superbe, TOP, TOP, TOP! cristal clear and extremely vibrant through out in fact this plays truly superb This played through superb unbelievable audio seperationVery vibrant sounding audio separation only found like this on the earliest pressings. Early pressing makes all the difference! Note: Earliest "1" to"1" Stampers! Barely any interferance noted anything there was minimal in my opinion Note: some isolated static may be heard in quieter places on in between tracks only. This vinyl has been stored separately from the cover in a poly sleeve for over 40 years! This is the way I always have stores my records! The vibrancy of the audio on this pressing in my opinion is almost as good as it gets for a very early 1st issue variation! I would class myself as highly critical and this is a truly exceptional sounding vinyl Please check my completed listings of records that i have sold of this quality and you will see that i normally get it right! I would grade the audio at least near as mint!, in fact I dought you could find better in my opinion It is noted that debrit was seen on the playing surface after play indicating this will need constantcleaning after each play.
Please note! That i always make this disclaimer! Allowances must be made for these seventies pressings. Dirt and grit trapped in between the card record sleeve and record causes surface scratches. Please allow for the odd isolated static/ pops/ticks heard as mentioned previously, certainly not consistent throughout the audio. This is a genuine 45 year old vinyl that would have originally been played on a 45 year old system! Genuinly only ever played two times ever!
Points to note! This has been stored in a case laying dormant for at least 45 years! A build up of dirt and dust in the grooves from laying dormant causes static crackle\ticks! A constant clean before each play is recommended ! This would reduce any static and enhance the audio quality!
The Record Sleeve
This is the original 1st issue blue and white Decca poly lined record sleeve. no splits or tears. very clean. Lightr creases with age only. Very straight and clean.
This is the original and earliest 1st UK issue McNeil Press Printed laminated front only cover! (No Barcode) .
Note: This is generly exceptionally clean and straight with no edge splits or tears. All text is readable.. Note light rubbing on the rear noted but you would have to look for it to notice in my opinion. Any other storage wear marks are minimal and again not really noticed unless looked for inmy opinion. Overall truly exceptional 44 year old cover. Now always kept stored in a case with the vinyl removed from this cover for protection. This is how I have always stored my records. Cover graded at excellent in my opinion!
Very collectable and soght after 1st UK pressing. 45 Years Old Vinyl / Audio Archive Final Upgrade Copy!
HOW I SEND MY RECORDS!
THIS ALBUM WILL BE SENT IN A LARGE BOX WITH CARDBOARD STIFFENERS THE ALBUM IS ALWAYS PUT IS A POLY SLEEVE AND ENCASED IN THE BOX WITH PLENTY OF BUBBLEWRAP FOR ADDED PROTECTION (SEE PHOTOS)
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