This weeks highlights include a rare Warhorse album on Vertigo, along with an excellent condition original pressing of Ogdens Nut Gone Flake by The Small Faces, and one of many Metallica test pressings we have in stock. Also look out for more rare items, imports, and collectables as well as much, much more. Just check out our full listing now.
Metallica – Reload: Seriously Rare German <b>Test Pressing</b> for the Limited Edition 2010 US 13-track 4-LP set, pressed by the Pallas Group on 180gram Vinyl at 45rpm, first released in 1997. The studio labels are custom printed with ‘Manufactured In Germany’ text, complete with stickered reference sleeves with a ‘23.02.2010’ review date. Pressed in tiny numbers to test the sonic qualities before any kind of release, the vinyl discs are all near ‘as new’. £395
Warhorse – Warhorse: Rare Heavy Progressive Rock 1970 UK first press 7-track stereo LP on the large Vertigo ‘swirl’ label with A2/B2 stamped matrices, complete with the original swirl poly lined inner & matte gatefold picture sleeve. This is another super hard to find Vertigo original. The sleeve [VG] has some scuffing & discolouring along the top edges [tiny paper tear on the inside panel], & remains very presentable, with all text clearly legible including along the spine & no writing. The vinyl has been professionally cleaned both sides & also achieves a healthy VG grade. There is a fair amount of spindle wear by the centre hole to show repeat play but little lessening in sound quality [no label tears or writing]. There is a faint hairline scratch that runs through the second track – once again this has very little effect on play & the vinyl plays higher than our conservative VG grade. By no means mint, this is still a superb copy of this rare & much in demand debut album. £325
The Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake: Late 1960s UK stereo issue of the classic 1968 12-track vinyl LP on the light pink Immediate label, housed in the iconic circular fold-out picture sleeve. The Garrod & Lofthouse printed sleeve shows remarkably few signs of wear with all the hinges intact and just a little age discolouration creeping in on the final white segment which houses the vinyl, whilst all panels are clean, free from creases with all the print still bright & vivid. The vinyl is EX-/VG+ & has light surface scuffs, mainly to side 1, which can be attributed to short comings of the sleeve design which didn’t provide an inner for extra protection, however the labels show no real sign of spindle wear, indicating minimal play. A fantastic example of an essential psychedelic album. £295
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