Wishbone Ash Argus 1st UK Pressing MDKS 8006


Wishbone Ash Argus 1st UK Pressing MDKS 8006

 Wishbone Ash “Argus” 1971

1st UK Pressing MCA Labels Cat NO: MDHKS 8006

-2L -2L Matrix Endings! Earliest “1” to “1” Mother Stampers Both Sides!

Awesome sounding Audio Excellent plus to Very Near Mint Throughout! (Isolated static crackle/ticks/pop only mainly in quieter intros and outros only)

Minimal Play Only!

Original Robert Stace Gatefold Cover!

Actual recording from the vinyl:

Wishbone Ash: Argus: Side1.

Wishbone Ash: Argus: Side2.


The Matrix

7-LNMG-257-2L 7-LNMG-257-2L

Mother Stampers


The Vinyl

This is the original heavier and deeper grooved type of vinyl! On visual inspection this looks superb! Any marks that could possibly be seen on the playing surface in strong light would only be light wispy sleeve removal marks and very fine surface scratch only noted! There are (no) needle scratches or indeed any marks that would cause any loud constant clicks or pops. This looks in my opinion in barely played condition! Unbelievable for 47 years old!

The Audio Quality

I have play tested this awesome looking vinyl at very loud volume on a top system (two times) prior to listing! Once on my Garrard 401 turntable and then to record on a usb turntable. In brief, this audio was as stunning very clear and very vibrant throughout in my opinion.. Superb audio separation, Rich bassey feel only found like this on the earliest pressings with the earliest stampers! no loud constant clicks or pops and certainly no distortion at all! (Note: Please allow for isolated static/crackle/ticks that is noted in some isolated places such as quiet intros or outros only. These may be heard in isolated quieter places and may be heard on some sensitive systems,it is noted that this interference is barely noticeable when played on my Garrard turntable. This audio can not be surpassed on any other format in my personal opinion for vibrancy! This audio is graded at excellent plus to very near near mint for the most part in my opinion!

Please note! I always add this disclaimer! Please allow for the odd static/crackle/ticks the odd isolated pop (not consistent throughout the audio) This is a genuine vinyl (not a reissue) that is 47 years old and would have originally been played on a 47 year old system! In my opinion this will produce the very top audio throughout! LOOKS AND SOUNDS BARELY EVER PLAYED JUST MINIMAL PLAY ONLY!

This vinyl will need a constant clean before each play to reduce any static and enhance the audio quality. The record has been stored in a case for many years. Cleaning before each play reduces this and is highly recommended.

The labels

These feature the original (1st UK issue) Blue/Black ‘MCA’ labels(only early press) in awesome condition Minimal spider traces only can be seen! (no) spindle ware the hole is perfectly round!

The cover

This is the original ”Robert Stace” Un-laminated gate fold cover! with (no) splits or tares (NO) splits or tares. No real main creases to talk of. There is a minor vinyl impression noted at the front top edge only, but only really noticeable if scrutinized and amazingly (no) nasty storage ware or rubbing to the corners at all! Slight indents noted on the front but again not noticed unless looked for in my opinion. Light crushing/creasing at the spine but all text is readable. Please note! It is hard to see any real rubbing to this covers edges, any there are, is very minimal! remember this is 47 years old but truly exceptional condition (see photos) these are very very hard to find in this condition, a superb example! (no) writing or nasty names! Strong and straight! this is the original so hard to find in this condition after 47 years! I would grade this at least better than Excellent in my opinion!

The record sleeve

The original poly lined Decca sleeve has (no) edge splits or tares and is stored seperately from the vinyl! There are light general creases glue staining/ fading with age.

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