Choice Cuts: The debut album from Kaleidoscope, Tangerine Dream

This copy of Tangerine Dream by Kaleidoscope is an extremely rare 1967 UK first issue 11-track MONO vinyl LP on the black & silver Fontana label, with non-laminated flipback picture sleeve.

Kaleidoscope (UK) Tangerine Dream - 1st vinyl LP album (LP record) UK KLDLPTA661397

This was their debut album, released by Fontana on 24th November 1967. Now regarded as a classic in the Psychedelic genre, it ranks with Nirvana’s The Story of Simon Simopath & Pink Floyd’s The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, although it sold very little at the time. The sleeve shows a suitably groovy image of the band with sleeve notes provided by lead singer Peter Daltrey on the reverse.

Kaleidoscope (UK) Tangerine Dream - 1st vinyl LP album (LP record) UK KLDLPTA661397

The sleeve is not laminated, which means that it is normally found with considerable shelfwear & edge scuffing. Not so in this case.The back of the sleeve remains nearly white with just a few spots of faint discoluration and a little creasing & stress to the edge of the bottom flipback with no paper loss. The front of the sleeve also remains close to the way it did on the day of purchase. There is some fairly minor wear if you look closely, but that’s about it. The spine is clearly legible and such shelfwear that there is remains confined to a little scuffing at the corners.
You seldom see the sleeve this nice.

Kaleidoscope (UK) Tangerine Dream - 1st vinyl LP album (LP record) UK KLDLPTA661397

The vinyl remains in excellent condition. There are a few spindle marks visible around the centre hole but it is obvious that this copy has not been played very often.Upon very close inspection, a few light surface hairlines can be seen on the first side but these have no impact upon play. In some of the most quiet passages there is a little ambient noise on playback but this is so minor as to be almost insignificant.

This is the first copy of this legendary Psychedelic gem that we have ever stocked and it remains in spectacular condition compared to most that are seen. It is also in MONO, the way it was designed to be heard.

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