Arcadium:Breathe awhile ORIG UK MIDDLE EARTH STUNNING
I’M SELLING MY ENTIRE COLLECTION OF WELL OVER 1000 LPs – I HAVEN’T PLAYED MOST OF THEM FOR MANY YEARS AND THAT’S A CLEAR INDICATION THAT PRIORITIES HAVE CHANGED ..THERE ARE MANY COLLECTIBLE GEMS HERE ON MAJOR LABELS (ATLANTIC,BLUE HORIZON,COLUMBIA,DAWN,DECCA,DERAM,VERTIGO,MARMALADE,
HARVEST,REFLECTION,PINK ISLAND ETC.) – YOU NAME IT IT’S ALL HERE….ONCE THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE,THAT’S IT ..99% OF MY COLLECTION IS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION,BOUGHT MANY OF THEM NEW OR VERY NEAR NEW, MANY OF THEM ARE ALSO UNPLAYED NEW – GOOD LUCK TO ALL..
Arcadium: Breathe awhile MIDDLE EARTH MDLS 312 UK
Original first pressing in beautiful condition...comes from the first and only owner who bought it new, CAREFULLY played it VERY FEW times and stored it away in a plastic sleeve with the record outside the sleeve…just to give you an idea about the condition : the inner sleeve is MINT…COMMONLY ADVERTISED BY SOME SELLERS AS „IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND” (??) – HERE IT IS…good luck finding one of these with a MINT cover and such a beautifully preserved record ...
cover: original fully-laminated cover superb clean MINT,as NEW condition….backside is as WHITE as it can be WITHOUT even the SLIGHTEST signs of use at all…opening edges are PERFECT…nice,clean and sharp,no signs of use at all.... superb clean and near perfect spine with all the text clearly visible .....no rips,tears,splits or any other damages....
record,visual: superb clean jet-black and shiny,between MINT- and EX++ with few VERY LIGHT and absolutely harmless hairlines caused by the inner sleeve ….it still retains it’s beautiful original sheen and it looks VERY NEAR NEW !!!
record,audio: RECORD PLAYS GREAT ALL THE WAY WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR AND VIBRANT SOUND WITHOUT ANY SINGS OF GROOVEWEAR,WITH GREAT DELIVERY AND STEREO IMAGE… NO LOUD POPS/CLICKS AT ALL…please note that as is common with all pressings of this album there is slight sound deterioration at the beginning of side 1 probably due to the master plate not being cleaned properly-this also gives rise to an occasional pop elsewhere. This is a minor pressing fault common to all the few copies in existence, as far as I know.
Otherwise the sound on this album is excellent
labels: AS CLEAN AS IT COULD BE without ANY spindle hole marks … MDLS 302 A2 and MDLS 302 B2 matrix numbers,very first pressing..no tears,stamps or any other damages...
Gradings: I ALWAYS TRY TO DO MY BEST IN GIVING ACCURATE,HONEST AND VERY STRICT GRADINGS BY USING THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
VG ( VERY GOOD)
I ALSO USE PLUS (+) AND MINUS (-) IF THE CONDITION FALLS BETWEEN TWO GRADES.
VINYL WILL FIRST BE INSPECTED VISUALLY VERY CAREFULLY UNDER STRONG LIGHT..I DON'T HAVE TIME TO PLAY EVERY SINGLE RECORD FROM START TO END ( WHO DOES ? ) - HOWEVER,I TESTPLAY SKIPPING THROUGH TRACKS ON BOTH SIDES ( INCLUDING RUN-IN,RUN-OUT GROOVES AND THE SPACES BETWEEN TRACKS ) TO CHECK THE OVERALL PLAYBACK QUALITY.
ALL TESTPLAYING IS DONE ON TOP QUALITY EQUIPMENT- LINN SONDEK WITH ITTOK TONEARM AND BENZ MICRO GLIDER S MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE,McINTOSH TUBE AMPMS AND AMT ESS HEIL SPEAKERS.
IN THE UNLIKELY CASE THAT YOU SHOULD BE UNHAPPY WITH MY GRADING/DESCRIPTION PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE LEAVING NEGATIVE FEEDBACK-I’M SURE THAT WE CAN CLEAR OUT EVERY PROBLEM IN A KIND WAY!
PLEASE NOTE:ALTHOUGH I DIDN’T HEAR ANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS DURING THE TESTPLAY ON MY SYSTEM AND HAVE GIVEN AN HONEST DESCRIPTION OF THE CONDITION OF THE VINYL,I CAN’T GUARANTEE IT WILL PLAY THE SAME WAY ON YOUR SYSTEM -YOU MIGHT HEAR THE ODD STATICK TICK/POP THAT I DIDN’T !!!
DUE TO THE NEW ( ANNOYING !!) EBAY RULES I HAVE TO INDICATE SHIPPING RATES,HOWEVER THE GBP4.00 RATE IS NOT THE ACTUAL AMOUNT,PLEASE REFER TO THE CHART BELOW !!!!
All items will be sent from my European stock,postage as follows,all by airmail:
EUROPE: 1 LP(under 500 gramms) GBP 6.00,2-3 LPs(up to 1000 gramms) GBP 12.00,4-5 LPs(up to 1500 gramms) GBP 16.00,6-7 LPs(up to 2000 gramms) GBP 20.00 ...
OVERSEAS: 1 LP(under 500 gramms) GBP 6.50,2-3 LPs(up to 1000 gramms) GBP 13.00,4-6LPs(up to 1500 gramms) GBP 18.00,6-7 LPs(up to 2000 gramms) GBP 22.50 ...
ACCORDING TO PAYPAL RULES ITEMS OVER GBP20.00 VALUE WILL ONLY BE SENT REGISTERED WHICH IS 2.00 - IF YOU DON'T AGREE DON'T BID !!
All records are sent in hard cardboard packing boxes, removed from the covers
to prevent seem splits and placed in protective plastic sleeves..
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