The Man Who Sold the World
Matrix no's : 6338041 - 1Y // 1 420
- 2Y // 1 420
**** 1st PRESS ****
Super rare Lp - this is the ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS of Bowie's third Lp which was initially issued with the (in)famous photo of Bowie in a dress - quickly withdrawn after complaints from the USA marketeers and powers that be but initial copies had already been released and sold resulting in some copies still being in circulation.
However, most copies are often well played and less than pristine to say the least and the fragile thin textured card sleeve is very often badly worn and split.
On offer here is a copy owned from new by one careful owner and as a result it is in fantastic remarkable condition - as good as you are likely to see...looks great, plays great !
The vinyl still retains excellent deep lustrous sheen with some visible marks but really just some fine hairlines and sleeve removal marks and as it turns out really very little to affect sound quality. This is confirmed on playing as it plays fantastically well - powerful, strong, dynamic three dimensional sound all the way through and very little surface noise to speak of - graded NEAR MINT - you'd be lucky to find a better copy...
The BLACK and SILVER MERCURY record labels are graded EXCELLENT MINUS - some minor visible spindle wear.
The THIN TEXTURED CARD PICTURE sleeve printed is NEAR MINT - very very little wear at all - strong and perfect and spine strong and perfect - really as good as it gets for such a fragile thing...
Any questions please ask...
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Shipping will be via Special Delivery to take account of required increased Insurance etc
UK - £15.00 Europe - £20.00 Worldwide - £25.00
All Lps are packed carefully and shipped using purpose made new corrugated card RECORD MAILERS ( not thin card, single sleeve 'envelopes' etc ) and we take care to make sure that the vinyl and inner sleeve are removed from the outer sleeve to prevent seam splits during transit.
United Kingdom: £5.00 Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class
(1-3 days delivery)
£4.00 Royal Mail Signed For 2nd Class
( 3-5 days delivery)
Europe: £12.50 Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
(5 to 15 working days delivery)
Worldwide: £14.50 Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
(5 to 25 working days delivery)
Please See below for grading definitions
MINT (M) HAS NEVER BEEN PLAYED SLEEVE LOOKS LIKE NEW (WILL ONLY USE THIS IF I KNOW IT’S NEVER BEEN PLAYED)
NEAR MINT (NM) MINIMAL SIGNS OF PLAY ON THE RECORD THE SLEEVE WILL HAVE MINOR WEAR ONLY MAYBE SLIGHT RING WEAR BUT ARTWORK WILL LOOK VERY CRISP LABELS WILL HAVE MINOR SIGNS OF PLAY IF ANY
EXCELLENT (EX) SOME SIGNS OF PLAY MAY BE A LIGHT SCRATCH BUT THIS WILL NOT AFFECT PLAY IN ANY WAY, THE SLEEVE MAY HAVE SIGNS OF WEAR BUT NO MORE THAN THREE MINOR FAULTS NO INK SHOULD BE PRESENT LABELS WILL BE FREE FROM INK MAY HAVE SOME SPINDLE MARKS
EXCELLENT MINUS (EX-) A FEW MORE SIGNS OF PLAY WITH SOME MORE LIGHT MARKS BUT LITTLE THAT WILL AFFECT PLAY TOO MUCH, THE SLEEVE MAY HAVE SIGNS OF WEAR BUT NO MORE THAN FIVE MINOR FAULTS AND NO INK SHOULD BE PRESENT LABELS WILL BE FREE FROM INK MAY HAVE SOME SPINDLE MARKS
VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+) MORE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF PLAY, AGAIN THERE SHOULD BE LITTLE OR NO EFFECT ON PLAY MIGHT BE NOISE ON TRACK CHANGES BUT DYNAMICS WILL BE UNAFFECTED, SLEEVE MAY HAVE SOME TEARING TO EDGES BUT ARTWORK MUST REMAIN CRISP NO MORE THAN THREE MAJOR FAULTS OR SIX MINOR NO INK LABELS MAY HAVE MORE SIGNS OF PLAY AND WEAR
VERY GOOD (VG) AS ABOVE BUT RECORD MAY SHOW EVEN MORE NOISE ON PLAY MAY HAVE SCRATCHES WHICH EFFECT PLAY STILL SHOULD PLAY THROUGH SLEEVE AND LABELS MAY HAVE INK PRESENT
GOOD (G) PLAY WILL DEFINITELY BE EFFECTED BY THE CONDITION OF THIS RECORD BUT IT IS STILL USABLE SLEEVE WILL HAVE LOTS OF WEAR AND TEAR