Original UK Pressing Cat NO. CAS 1074 Charismal Labels!
45 Years Old Like This!
Stunning Very Near Mint Audio!
A-1U, B-2U Matrix Endings! Looks & sounds Barely Ever Played!
Original B&C Records Pressing (Only 1st Issues)
Complete with the original
Stunning 1st Issue E.Day & co unlaminated Cover!

Another from my personal collection! Purchased from new and stored in a case with the vinyl removed from the sleeve and cover! This is how I have always stored my records! Also this is a very early original UK pressing. Absolutely stunning top audio on my systems! Graded at least excellent plus to Near as mint! Any interference is just isolated light static crackle/ticks heard perhapes in between tracks or quieter places and could do with a contant cleaning before plays due to being stored in a case laying dormant for over 45 years. Try to find another original UK issue like this! Genuine 45 years old!

The Matrix

Side 1 “CAS 1074 A-1U” (“PORKY-RHY” Hand Etched only 1st Press)
Side 2 “CAS 1074 B-2U” (“PECKO” Hand Etched only 1st Press)

The Mother Stampers

Side1 “2””AM”
Side2 “2” “L”

The Vinyl

The vinyl is of a substantial weight compared to later press which are much more flimsier! On initial inspection of the playing surface has retained its original sheen from new and indeed looks almost like it did the day that it came from the shop in my opinion, and lays perfectly flat on the turntable. (Please note! I have double checked this, no warping) This is free of any warping. I find it hard to see any real nasty surface marks or scratches), importantly No nasty needle scratches at least no real audio sounding marks or scratches to mention , No marks that would cause any loud clicks or pops during the audio that I heard! No Distortion Stunning Top Audio Quality! ( Hear for yourself in the player above) Any other marks that there could possibly be would be light whispy sleeve removal scuff type only. (Looks almost like a new vinyl in my opinion)

Quite unbelievable to find after 46 years!

The Audio Quality

I have played this vinyl two times prior to listing, at very loud volume on a top system, This 45 year old vinyl plays through as good as a new vinyl would in my opinion! Just listen to the separation and the clarity! The audio is absolutely beautiful, crystal clear and very vibrant with that deep bassey feel , only found like this on these earliest originals! I heard (no) loud constant clicks or pops during the audio and amazingly no real surface or background static during the audio and importantly no distortion or signs that this has been overplayed at all! There are Certainly no skips or jumps! Even in between tracks this is lovely, quite unbelievable to find like this after 46 years! ,, This plays without the usual background surface noise that is so often heard on these early pressings. Importantly No problems heard during the main audio at all) I also could not see any scratches or marks! I would grade the audio near mint throughout! note: Please allow for isolated static/ticks in quieter places or in between tracks ( Common on these 70s pressings) not consistant throughout the audio

An audiophile Audio archive copy never need to upgrade in my opinion!

Hear for your self in the player above, actual recording from the vinyl!

Please note! I always add this disclaimer! I have given my honest opinion when describing the audio quality of this album and those who know the listings and vinyls that i sell my prime interest is the audio quality! Please allow for the odd isolated static crackle /tick/ticks , but nothing heard consistent through out the audio! No Loud constant clicks or pops! This is a genuine (not) reissue vinyl that is 45 years old and would have been played on a system that is 45 years old! Audio like new in my opinion.

Please note, this album has been stored in a case laying dormant for at least 45 years or more. A build up of dirt and dust in the grooves causes static\ crackle. A constant clean before each play is recommended. This will reduce any static and will enhance the audio quality. Points to note, I notice debrit on the playing surface after play so this will need cleaning before each play which will further enhance this audio quality.

The Labels

This is the original Large Mad Hatter Charisma labels! (correct for this Early 1973 pressing) A truly unique becoming scarce copy in lovely almost as unplayed condition!

There is (no) spindle ware (the hole is perfectly round) see photo. Amazingly No Nasty Spidering can be seen in strong light, perhapes just a bare handful of feint spider trails may just be seen only so rare to find like this! In my opinion this looks barely played at all!

The Record Sleeve

This is a plain white paper record sleeve no edge splits or tears. very clean and straight. Made In England and Patented The vinyl is always stored separately from the cover and record sleeve for protection. This is how I always store my records.

The Cover

This is the original 1st UK issue unlaminated E.J.Day & co Ltd Printed cover. There is no nasty creases on the front or rear of the cover worth to mention. Any indents/marks/rubbing you have to look for to notice in my opinion. (light rubbing noted front bottom and edges to mention) All text is readable and no nasty handwriting or names written. I would grade this cover at least excellent to excellent plus in my opinion.

The insert

This is complete with The original 1st UK issue lyric insert. Note the original very frail thin paper insert (Only 1st issues) light marks only and light creasing with age all text readable.