Your Weekly Best Of Premium Collectables including Beggars Opera, Manfred Mann, Cocteau Twins, and more

This weeks highlights include rare Manfred Mann and Beggars Opera albums on Vertigo, and a Cocteau Twins LP from mid -’90s. Also look out for more rare items, imports, and collectables as well as much, much more. Just check out our full listing now.

Beggars Opera – Act One: Rare 1970 first UK issue 5-track LP on the large ‘swirl’ Vertigo label, with 1Y-1/2Y-1 matrices, housed in a matt gatefold picture sleeve with the original ‘1070’ die-cut swirl inner. This debut introduced the band as a major player in the early British symphonic prog scene. Obtained from the private archives of a one-previous owner collection, the Keef designed gatefold sleeve is Excellent, stored away from direct sunlight. The labels have a small amount of foxing with only a couple of spindle marks to show it has been played whilst the vinyl remains very clean with little evidence of play. As good as it gets!

Manfred Mann Chapter Three: Rare 1969 UK 11-track stereo vinyl LP on the Vertigo ‘swirl’ label with ‘A Philips Record Product’ credit – one of the first batch of releases on this legendary imprint – matt gatefold picture sleeve which also has’A Philips Records Product’ notation on the reverse. The sleeve shows some ringwear & scuffs with a little edge scuffing, but is still extremely acceptable and far better than usually found. The vinyl remains in excellentconditionwith light signs of play and has been professionally cleaned & playtested. A nice copy of this legendary album at a great price!

Cocteau Twins – Four-Calendar Cafe: Rare 1993 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the seventh album by the Scottish combo, their first for Fontana, includes Bluebeard and Know Who You Are at Every Age, housed in the picture sleeve with printed inner. Aside from a little shelfwear to the spine edge however, the vinyl has light signs of play. A great copy of a hard to find album.

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