Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Rock
Label:Harvest - SHVL 777
Format:Vinyl, LP, Gatefold
Matrix Side 1: SHVL 777 A-2 GHH 4
Matrix Side 2: SHVL 777 B-1 GAR 14
All records are graded to the Record Collector Guidelines, with extra information added as required when play tested. Also all photos above are of the exact record you will receive if purchased.
This record is in very good condition. It does have spindle marks visible on each label but no pen marks anywhere. The centres have only light wear but there is some bubbling around the centres on side 2. This is as there seems to be two labels on top of each other on side 2. Overall the labels show signs of use but have no major issues and have all text legible.
As for the vinyl itself, both sides are free from anything deep or really serious but there is light scratches, marks, scuffing and general signs of use and age showing. There is nothing that can be felt or that is really serious but there is clear signs of age and use. Overall a vintage used record with signs of use and age but nothing really nasty or deep.
I play tested the record and it played nice enough with no serious issues or major levels of interference. It lays flat on the deck and upon playing there is minimal movement in the record arm. There are no skips, sticks or annoying clicks/pops and overall only minor levels of surface noise. There was light crackles in the quieter intro to side 1 and a few minor splutters between tracks but nothing severe or major. Overall the audio would grade as a solid VG+, but the record is graded as VG due to the wear and visual side of the record.
The laminated gatefold sleeve is in excellent- condition. It has only minor wear to the edges with the writing along the spine all legible. The corners do show some wear but nothing major. There is a small amount of laminate peeling to the rear bottom right corner however. Other than the light wear on the corners there is some laminate creasing around the edged and two larger creases to the front. There is no tears, scuffs or pen marks on the sleeve but there is some light grubbiness inside the gatefold and a touch of fading. Overall the sleeve is solid and tidy enough but has some light age related wear as I have tried to outline. I have tried to describe the sleeve as best I can but please study the pictures provided to gain as much information as possible as to its condition.
It contains its original Harvest/EMI inner in very good condition. This has no splits or tears but does have creasing, age related grubbiness/discolouring and pen marks to one corner. I will send the record in a brand new plain white replacement.
The record will be packaged in between cardboard stiffeners and bubble wrapped thoroughly when dispatched. It will also be sent in a brand new protective plastic sleeve, and within 24hrs of receiving payment to try to ensure a swift delivery.
I hope my photos are comprehensive enough but if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact me. Also please check my eBay feedback for a positive history of record grading, A1 communication and quick delivery times.
All offers are considered and are more than welcome.
Many thanks for looking.