SAVOY BROWN BLUES BAND SHAKEDOWN (DEBUT ALBUM)
1967 1st UK PRESSING (((MONO))) CAT No. LK4883 EARLIEST UNBOXED DECCA LABELS!! EARLIEST -1A , -1A MATRIX ENDINGS! LOOK! ”1” to ”1” MOTHER STAMPERS!! BARELY EVER PLAYED! ! VERY NEAR MINT AUDIO
This is the original very thick asnd chunky slab of vinyl only found like this on the earliest pressings , these are much more robust than later pressings and feature deeper grooves on these original monos! The vinyl lays perfectly flat on the turntable and is free of warps!! This looks awesome! on initial inspection of the playing surface this looks absolutely superbe Still retaining its original deep glossy sheen from new!! LOOKS SUPERBE! I can barely see a blemish! Only on close scrutiny could possibly, very light whispy surface marks\scuffs be seen mainly whispy sleeve removal marks only, importantly nothing that caused any nasty constant loud clicks or pops that I could hear on my systems!!!
The Audio Quality
I have played this through track for track as usual prior to listing, three times, at very loud volume on a top system! Importanly using a dedicated mono cartridge! The audio is truly cristal clear and very vibrant throughout, (no) loud clicks or pops certainly (no) jumps or skips CRISTAL CLEAR AND VIBRANT ON ALL FREQUENCIES! This has only ever been played by me a few times only from new and has been stored in a case for the best part of 40 years or more,, certainly not overplayed!! Unbeleivable to find like this!!! This is clear and vibrant with (no) signs of distortion or that this has been over played at all!! Please note minor isolated static crackle\ticks could be heard only at very loud volume but nothing that spoilt the overall awesome audio enjoyment and in my opinion this album will be hard to surpass , it is important to note that this vinyl has been laying dormant in a case for over 40 years and a build up of dirt and dust in the grooves would contribute to any crackle. From my personal experiance a constant clean befor each play would reduce this and also enhance the audio quality, and it is also important to note that I could see debrit on the playing surface after play! The audio rade at least excellent plus to very near perfect in my opinion !
Please note! I always add this disclaqimer! I have given my honest opinion as usual when describing the audio quality. Please allow for the odd isolated static crackle\ticks ! Please remember that this is an original 43 year old vinyl that has been played and would have originally been played on a 43 year old system!!
This is the original 1st press\issue flimsy laminated front only cover (sleeve printed in England (BY ROBERT STACE) Very hard to keep or find in good condition In exceptional condition for 43 years old! No splits or tares and super glossy laminate appearence.! Please note, there are some some laminate creases at the front top edges and corners and ringware begining to start only seen angled to the light! very minor general storageware only (no) nasty names written at all the rear is exceptionaly clean with minor very light maks with age only. This must be at least excellent in my opinion!