We’ve got in now a set of very rare Crew Tour Itineraries – a quantity of three rare 1980s original tour itinerary books include information for tour dates, venues, hotels and travel arrangements for both band and crew. Also listing Crew & Band members as well as managers, promoters, tour related offices and more. Each complete with the original front & back cover.
1982 Australian Tour – 29th January to 20th February.
1984 U.K. Tour – 23rd March to 9th April
USA Pring 1985 – 3rd February to 25th March
These would have been issued only to crew or people involved with the tour, due to the information provided they would never have been available to the general public, and in most cases less than a hundred copies were ever made.
Also in today is The Kink Kontroversy 1965 UK first issue 12-track mono vinyl LP, front laminated flipback picture sleeve. As a nice touch, the previous owner has attached a period review of the album to a blank part of the back of the sleeve. You know how most copies of this album are found, don’t you ? We’ve all seen them. Dog eared, partied to death, scratched every which way. This one isn’t. I’ll repeat that: This one isn’t. The pinched spine is still pinched and still clearly readable.The front retains the ivory colour that it should have and the back shows only the lightest signs of handling with edge scuffing to an absolute minimum. “How’s the vinyl ?”, I hear you scream impatiently. Well, beautiful, would be my reply. It remains easily the nice side of excellent and although it has obviously been played it shows very little sign of it and remains as near ‘as new’ as you’re ever likely to find. To nit pick fault this gem, there is a little sticker residue left from historic cataloguing stickers on the labels and a small pressing deviation at the end of side two that does not affect play in any way. However you look at it, these minor faults are more than outweighed by the package itself. A spectacular one owner copy in incredible condition! NPL18131
Watch this space for more rare Kinks in the next day or two…