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Out Of Limits

Not this is NOT the USA press - the original USA is a tough album to acquire as it’s huge reputation, as one the finest 60s instrumental albums ever made, has made the market thin for fine clean copies - no, not USA original…

..but the impossible 1964 UK press in remarkable condition. The vinyl is super-clean on inspection we locate 2 lone small light surface marks that do not affect play on the A-Side; flipside vinyl is spotless Mint minus. Both labels are perfect, protected for over 50 years by the original poly-lined inner sleeve.

Cover front and back is free of creases, tears, writing or any other detracting flaw. The only insignificant imperfection is back cover very bottom-right has a small area of age-browning.. on such an extreme rarity .. this condition, is maybe as good as it gets.

So to the ground-breaking music - that is equally admired by steadfast “Surf” fans, instrumental-idolizers and the British MODS, as the lead track “Out Of Limits” encapsulates every characteristic of the MOD 1964 Golden Age of 1964.

Not forgetting the fabulously slick “Bella Delana” which in 1976 was Cleethorpes Winter Gardens top-instrumental for quite some time, when legendary Northern Soul DJ Nev Wherry introduced it into his set, with instant effect.

Having listened to the whole lp, I can confirm it plays perfect not even a murmur in the silent grooves between the tracks. I now fully understand why this particular album is “cult” on so many different collectors scenes.

The mix of wailing horns, haunting electric guitar and gyrating Hammond is so powerful - Michawel Z. Gordon’s innovative approach to these instrumental was revolutionary blending of Rock, Pop, Surf & Soul peaking 2 years later with the gatherings magnificent Northern Soul Wigan Casino anthem “Stirrin’ Up Some Soul”

No other album springs to mind, that covers so many bases, but then again very few 60’s albums are as consistent or as inventive as this mix of Californian musicians recorded, led by the resourceful mind of Joe Saraceno.

We repeat this offering is the near “impossible” 1964 UK press is 1st. class condition as described! British album collecting at it’s most imposing.

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