Monster Rare 1970 UK first issue 7-track stereo LP, on the large ‘swirl’ label with Vertigo lettering below the centre hole, housed in the Keef designed matt gatefold picture sleeve with the original ‘0470’ dated ‘swirl’ poly inner. One of the best album Vertigo rarities out there & a must-own for the British Prog fan.
This fantastic album is best described as a cross between The Trinity & Jefferson Airplane, with Linda Hoyle’s vocals crossing from Jools to Grace Slick at various points in the album. Ably abetted by Mo Foster on Bass, Mike Jupp on Guitar, Lynton Naiff on Keyboards & Grant Serpell on drums. The combination of extraordinary vocals, grinding guitar & swirling Hammond make this a classic of its genre.
The gatefold sleeve has an unforgiving matte finish & there shows a little mild cosmetic wear in places but nothing that upsets the fantastic artwork. The inside panels are ever so lightly discoloured at the edges with a couple of pin-points of paper loss but all text is clearly legible. The spine is bold & easily readable with no blemishes – a nice example that we would grade EX/EX-.
The vinyl is Near Mint & a future investment piece. There are very few signs of play & the wax still gleams as if it was pressed only yesterday. A gorgeous example of this impossible to find original & what a great album it is, only in recent years viewed as a vital piece of the British underground. We are highly unlikely to repeat this one any time soon…!
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