Sonny Rollins-"Tour De Force"-Orig. Prestige W.50th St
My notes say this one is "Stunning", "Quiet", "no background of any consequence"! It is the great Sonny Rollins "Tour De Force" on an original pressing Preview copy with Deep Groove and RVG in the dead wax. West 50th Street. The LP appears to be all but unplayed and shows no scratches or scuffs of any kind. Exceptional copy! The jacket, too, is VG++ and displays a very small (repairable) tear (1/4") at the top of the spine, one slight corner wrinkle and a bit of dulling in the laminate. Also - light pencil underlines. (pic) All in all - very nice.
Sonny Rollins, Tenor; Kenny Drew, Piano; George Morrow, Bass and Max Roach, Drums. Vocals* by Earl Coleman as indicated
Ee-Ah, B. Quick, Two Different Worlds*, B.Swift and My Ideal*
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The designation "Review Copy" generally assures that an LP is an early 1st pressing. Please take note: Most review copies (Blue Note and Prestige expecially) are designated as such by a RUBBER STAMP on either the jacket, the label or both. If you have an aversion to rubber stamps, please do not bid on these.
Over the next few months I will be selling selected gems from my personal collection. While I may be new to Ebay I am NOT new to record collecting. All LP's offered by me have been owned (40+ years) since new - most have been played no more than 2 or 3 times. Note: All are guaranteed or your money back! So please bid with confidence.
All records are strictly graded according to GoldMine standards with one exception. I believe GoldMine has too large a gap between M- and VG+. I have added VG++ which, I believe, is MUCH better that VG+ but not quite M-. Play grading is done on a VPI HW-19 Mk-IV with SME-IV Tonearm and Shure V-15VxMR cartridge. All records are wet vacuum cleaned on a VPI HW-16.5 record cleaner using Record Research Labs Super Vinyl Wash and Disk Doctor brushes. I WILL NOT offer for sale any LPs with groove-damage distortion. I will not offer any graded below VG+.
SPECIAL NOTE RE: DEEP GROOVES. (Blue Note Only) Beginning with BLP-4061 very few first pressings were deep groove. Many second pressings were however. "Deep Groove" does not refer to the playing area but to a groove stamped in the label area. (Apologies to those who already know this - but I've had many questions).
All LP's will be packaged in sturdy cardboard mailers designed for the purpose and will include extra cardboards top and bottom. LP's are in new poly lined sleeves and original sleeves are included when possible as well. LP remains in new sleeve but is packaged outside of the jacket. Both LP & jacket are encased in an outer poly sleeve. This is considered the safest way to avoid damage to LP and jacket.
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