WOW Condition!! This rare 1960 British album, the UK release of the Chicago Checker LP with the iconic cover and a track listing to rumble your Soul. This LP speaks for itself.. so lets talk about the eye-popping flawless condition.
You nor I are likely to ever encounter such beautifully immaculate copy...again
58 years old and looking "shop fresh"
Two perfect labels, housed in a pristine original poly-lined birth-inner. The Vinyl looks miraculously unused, I spent a good few minutes angling, re-angling under direct light trying to locate a surface hairline, or indeed any signs of turntable use, then when I did it was an actual tiny hair sitting on the surface. We always try and avoid the Mint grade so I've plumbed for Mint minus. Bit this vinyl is as good as you could ever dream of encountering.
"As Good As It Gets"
Laminated flipback cover has minuscule hints of loving storage, very mild top right corner-tip rub, other corner tips near perfect, squint at scans. A couple of tiny laminate creases from the spine, most likely this cpver left the Pye factory with those, as the rest of the album is back and front is in magnificent unblemished condition.
This is a legendary album, in dream condition..
As reads above but I could easily write it all again, as it's a privileged to handle near perfectness of an album; that on the rare occasions you see a copy it has been "party'd" with.. and that's exactly what it was made for. This is imposing R&B at it's most compelling.<br />
I have a sneaky feeling, an old professor, a fastidious Classical Music Teacher at a public school purchased it to play to his students. So they knew what to avoid "The Devil's Music"... then left it filed for near 60 years, just before his treasured Delius & Dvorack