The Smiths "Hateful of Hollow" LP Rough Trade ROUGH 76 1984 Import UK Inner G/VG
The Smiths, "Hateful of Hollow", LP, Rough Trade Records, ROUGH 76, 1984, Import, Made in UK, Inner Sleeve, Gatefold Cover, Light Blue Labels.
The cover is a Strong VG. The lower seam is completely unglued (no damage to the cover, just unglued), front and back covers both have some scuffs, rubbed corners, some creases at edges, artwork remains bright. Original inner sleeve with lyrics in VG+. small tear to top edge.
The disc is GOOD. Lots of scuffs and hairlines, a good number of moderate scratches, one very heavy scuff at the end of Side 2, labels remain bright, moderate spindle marks on Side 2. TEST PLAYED: Side 1 has background noise, crackles and ticks throughout, Side 2 plays better, some ticks, but not so much background noise, until the large scuff, which is over the last three tracks; it causes a heavy crackle, did not skip.
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(EX) EXCELLENT or (VG++) VERY GOOD++: At first glance this will look like a Near Mint record, but there will be a few very minor defects. Like a Near Mint record there will be no “ring” present, no splits, the vinyl will look almost new.
(VG+) VERY GOOD+: The vinyl will show signs of light use. This is a used disc that has been handled gently and should retain most of its original gloss. It may have light scuffs and scratches that shouldn’t affect play. The label should be bright, with minimal wear or very light spindle marks. Picture sleeves will have light wear, i.e. rubbed corners or small splits in the seam. Covers will also have light wear, cut corners, cut-out hole, very light “ring”, slightly rubbed corners. No split seams. Overall a VG+ record should provide a nice listening experience and be in “collectible” condition.**
VERY GOOD: The vinyl will show signs of use. There will be surface noise, possibly an occasional pop or crack, but nothing that overwhelms the music and no skips. Light scuffs and scratches will be presents, groove wear may be noticeable. The gloss on vinyl will be more subdued than higher grades. The label will have some light wear; possibly some writing, a sticker, tape, etc. The cover and sleeves will also have some wear, rubbed corners, the “ring” will be more pronounced (if present), seam splits may be present, the colors of pictures and artwork may have some wear or light areas. Overall a VG will play through and still be enjoyable to the listener, but we’re now getting into a grade where a better quality copy will be available, unless it’s very scarce. This is a record in average condition.**
GOOD: The vinyl will have scuffs and scratches that will affect the sound, with pops and cracks, though it should play all the way through without skipping or getting stuck. It will have groove wear. The original gloss will be dull. The label will have wear, i.e. scratches, spindle marks, fading, stickers, etc. The cover and sleeve will have seam splits, tape, writing, ring wear. The artwork and pictures will have fading, light areas, etc. A GOOD record is not in collectible condition. It is a “filler” copy until a better copy becomes available.
FAIR: The cover may have seems completely opened, heavy wear to artwork and edges, major “ring” present, fading, writing, etc. The vinyl will have deep scratches and heavy scuffs. It may skip or get stuck and play with overwhelming noise. The labels will have scratches, writing, fading, etc.
POOR: You can probably identify the noted.record.
STILL SEALED: This, a true factory sealed record, is the most collectible record available, but records from before the mid 1980s are easily resealed.
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