The Who Who’s Next 1st UK MiNt AuDio/ViNyL ArChIvE


The Who Who’s Next 1st UK MiNt AuDio/ViNyL ArChIvE

The Original Early Issue 1st UK Pressing! 1971 (47 Years Old Like This)

Cat No 2408 102 Deluxe Archive Copy! Track Labels!

Near Mint Vinyl Barely Played A Handful Of Times!

Near Mint Absolutely Stunning Audio!

Stunning Original 1st Issue MacNeil Press Cover !

An Audio Archive Copy Never Need To Upgrade! Top Audio On All Frequencies!

Complete With Original Head Hunters Sleeve!

A#1 B#2 Matrix Endings!


Personal Collection

Another from my personal collection.  This being released in 1971 over 47 years ago! First UK pressing.  This album was originally only ever played perhapesa handful of times and to to record to tape and then stored in a case with the vinyl separated from the sleeve and cover for protection. This is how I have always stored my records.

This is an early 1st UK variation so rare to find this mega earliest variation ‘Machine Stamped ‘ -A#1, -B#2  matrix endings variation   There is barely a handfull of visable spider traces around the spindle hole just about seen on side 2.  The audio is so rich and vibrant it nearly shook the house down. One of the most vibrant sounding copies that I have ever heard!  (Note: Alowances must be made for these early seventies Track Records pressings isolated static type ticks, pops and crackle are common. This is complete with the original Headhunters sleeve which does have wear and tear with age in the form of a staining noted.  I would grade the cover at least better than excellent to excellent plus exceptional condition lovely clean 1st UK issue see photos! An Archive copy! Read below for a full description!

Who’s Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Who.

It developed from the aborted Lifehouse project, a multi-media rock opera written by the group’s Pete Townshend as a follow-up to the band’s 1969 album Tommy.

The Matrix

Side1. ”2408102 A#1 (Machine Stamped) “MG 12888” (Hand Etched)
Side2. ”2408102 B#2 (Machine Stamped)

The Vinyl

The vinyl retains its original sheen from new! This lays perfectly flat on the turntable and are free of warping!
On initial inspection this looks awesome, only in strong light or under a lamp could possibly any surface marks be possibly be seen, mainly sleeve removal marks (non audio sounding)  The audio is awesome on all frequenies! Cristal clear and vibrant with (no) signs of distiortion or that this has been over played at all. Importantly there are marks that would cause any loud constant clicks or pops and certainly (no) skips or jumps This vinyl has barely ever been played no more than a handful of times ever!

The Audio quality

I have played the record at high volume on a top system and fully recorded the record for you to hear for yourself in the player provided above. The audio is crystal clear and very vibrant throughout! There is no distortion or any signs that this has been overplayed at all! Any static /crackle heard was only at some intros and in between some tracks only , (common on this pressing)
I would certainly grade the audio at excellent plus to very near mint in my opinion!
(Very hard to find like this!)
Please note! I have given my honest opinion when describing the audio quality of this album ! haveing played the vinyls through track for trak befor listing! I always add this disclaimer! Please allow for the odd static crackle\tick (not consistant through out the audio! This is a genuine 47 year old abum (not a reissue) that would have been originally played on a 47 year old system TOP, TOP, AUDIO ON ALL FREQUENCIES THIS WILL BE HARD TO SURPASS.
Point to note! I have played these vinyls prior to listing at very loud volume on a top system! I have owned this album from new and this has only ever been played a handful of times ever!
Please note! This has been stored in a case for most of its storage life and has been laying dormant! From my experiance this would benefit from a constant clean before each play! ,,, Build up of dirt and dust over a period causes static crackle\ticks! onstant cleaning greatly reduces this and greatly improves the audio quality!

The Labels

These are the oiriginal 1st issue rough textured Track Records Labels! Barely a handful of spider traces can just be seen on side two if looked for angled to the light! This has only been played a handful of times only! Very rare to find like this!

The Record Sleeve

This is the original Head Hunters advertizing serpiers sleeve! Please note: There is a brown stain noted on one side at the top opening edge looks like a coffee stain. There is light general wear/fading with age a small cigarette burn stain is noted. This is the original.  The vinyl is now stored seperately from the cover!

The cover

Finally the original  1st UK issue 1st UK press un-laminated MacNeil Press cover is awesome (rarely seen like this) Unbeleivable to find like this certainly after 47 years old! NO NASTY RINGWARE! Pinched ended spine (Only 1st UK issues)
This is how i have always stored my records! Not real nasty creases to mention. Light creasing at the spine but no real rubbing to mention which is rare to find after 47 years. The rear is exceptionally clean, being primarily black is hard to find like this. Any indents or rubbing wear noticed you would have lok look toi notice in my opinion Graded at least better than excellent to excellent plus in my opinion.
An Audio Archive copy in my opinion!
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