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Vinyl: The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 Verve Stereo Uncensored "Torso" Cover Shrink Mega Rare West Coast Press Deep Groove Misprint Labels

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3,900.00 USD
1.96 USD
19 Dec 2021
12 Dec 2021
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The Velvet Underground & Nico
Vinyl
Verve
United States
Rock
1960s
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UNCENSORED "TORSO" COVER WITH
THE IMAGE OF EMERSON ON THE BACK


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

GATEFOLD COVER WITH AN UNPEELED
STICKER IN THE FORM OF A BANANA

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From my personal collection. Uncensored gatefold cover with an unpeeled Andy Warhol's sticker in the form of a banana and a fully visible flipped image of Emerson on the back still in the original shrink wrap with just a couple of light tears. West Coast 1st pressing copy pressed in Burbank, California with the 1st matrix numbers: Side A - V6-5008 SIDE 1 MGS-558-REV / Side B - V6-5008 SIDE 2 MGS-559. Original blue and silver T shape Verve Records labels with the West Coast only 2.75 inch deep groove, "MGM Records - A Division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - Made in U.S.A." text and two misprints on Side 2: The timing for "I'll Be Your Mirror" is misprinted as 2:01 (Instead of 2:10) and the timing for "Black Angel's Death Song" is misprinted as "3:01" (instead of 3:10). The labels are in Near Mint Minus condition with just a few light spindle marks. The gatefold cover is in Excellent Plus condition with some light wear and scuffs to the corners. The top right corner of the back panel has a hardly noticeable light hint of splitting, however, there is no actual split. The original Verve inner sleeve is in Excellent condition with some light splits on the edges. I grade the vinyl as Very Good Plus. Visually the vinyl has a few light hairlines and scuffs from the original Verve paper inner sleeve on both sides and a 2' mark on Side A (slightly visible on Photo 6), none of which can be felt with a finger nail. Audio - None of the marks affect the audio and the vinyl sounds fantastic without any skips, pops or ticks. There is some very light occasional background noise during the quiet passages which is most likely just the static and will go away once the vinyl is properly cleaned, for example, with a VPI cleaning machine.

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