The self-titled album from Mighty Baby is a monster British Psych Screamer 1969 UK 8-track stereo vinyl LP.
The first press of this debut by the London-based group that evolved from mod gods The Action, released on the mysterious Head label. After changing theirname, growing their hair & [allegedly] taking lots of drugs, this masterpiece from Mighty Baby emerged, mixing progressive & psychedelic influences with Eastern instrumentation to magical effect.
Housed in a stunning & suitably trippy gatefold sleeve, which shows some creases and print rubbing along the black border, however the sleeve art is largely clean and allowed to shine; the spine has a few creases with the text still legible. The original price in penciled to the reverse.
The vinyl is housed in the original die-cut poly-lined inner with ‘UK Patent No.’ print bottom right. The ‘Head’ labels are yellow with black print & we must say, we have never clapped eyes on this particular label imprint before. A joy to see, there are just a few minor spindle marks either side of the centre hole to indicate past play & no blemishes to the print.
The vinyl has been professionally cleaned & grades VG+/EX. There are two marks on Side one which result in short passages of background noise in Egyptian Tomb and A Friend You Know But Never See, otherwise the vinyl appears barely played. This one is so tricky to find…… Buy on sight we say!
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