OFFERING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION TODAY, A CLASSIC ORIGINAL 1972 MICHAEL JACKSON "BEN" LP! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1ST PRESSING WITH THE WITHDRAWN "RATS" COVER THAT EAS RECORDED IN HIGH FIDELITY!THIS IS AN ORIGINAL 1972 1ST PRESSING ON THE MOTOWN MAP LABEL WITH SILVER PRINT. #M 755L RECORDED IN HIGH FIDELITY!
PLEASE NOTE THIS 1ST PRESSING WITH THE "RATS" COVER WAS PRODUCED IN VERY LIMITED NUMBERS BEFORE BEING WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED WITH A DIFFERENT COVER. NOT TOO MANY REMAIN IN THIS CONDITION AND IS BY FAR THE CROWN JEWEL FOR ANY MICHAEL JACKSON VINYL COLLECTOR! CHECK OUT THE SONG LIST BELOW TO SEE THE INCREDIBLE COLLECTION OF ROCKIN' TUNES!THIS LP WILL REALLY GET YOUR FEET TAPPIN' AND YOUR HEAD BOPPIN. VISUALLY, THE 43 YEAR OLD THICK VINYL PLATTER IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! I HAVE EXAMINED THIS UNDER BRIGHT LIGHT AND SEE THAT THE VERY THICK RARE PLATTER STILL HAS RETAINED MOST OF ITS ORIGINAL DEEP LUSTER!
I DO SEE SOME EXTREMELY LIGHT PAPER SCUFFS/HAIRLINES (MOSTLY THE SWIRLY VARIETY) WITH A PORTION OF 1 NEEDLE MARK BEING JUST BARELY FEEL-ABLE. NONE OF THEM HOWEVER SERIOUSLY EFFECTED THE LISTENING EXPERIENCE!
THE LABELS ARE FREE OF ANY WRITING OR STICKERS, PRESENT VERY NICELY AND GRADE EX TO EX+! OVERALL I GRADE THE VINYL AS EX! THE COVER PRESENTS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL! THERE IS NO SPLITTING, WRITING, TAPE OR STICKERS ANYWHERE! THE SPINE IS STRONG & TIGHT!
BOTH SEAMS ARE UN-SPLIT AND TIGHT! THERE IS SOME VERY MINOR EVIDENCE OF RING/SHELF WEAR. THE COVER HAS RETAINED MOST ALL OF IT'S NICE COLORS!THERE APPEARS TO BE SOME MINOR TOUCH-UP TO THE BLACK CORNERS. THE REVERSE SIDE IS EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN AND TOTALLY READABLE. THE CORNERS DO SHOW SOME VERY MINOR WEAR.
THERE IS SOME MINOR DINGS/CREASES/SCRATCHES/SOILING AS SHOWN. BASED ON THE ABOVE IMPERFECTIONS THE COVER GRADES EX++ AND PRESENTS VERY VERY PROUDLY! I HAVE PLAY GRADED THIS MOMENTS AGO AND THE LISTENING EXPERIENCE WAS EXCELLENT!THERE WAS SOME VERY MINOR SURFACE NOISE UNDERNEATH THE MUSIC HERE AND THERE, A FEW SOFT TICKS MOSTLY NOTICEABLE BETWEEN THE SONGS. BUT YOU REALLY HAD TO LISTEN CLOSELY TO HEAR IT. CERTAINLY NOTHING I WOULD SAY WAS DISTRACTING OR OVERPOWERING IN ANY WAY.
THERE WERE NO SKIPS, REPEATS, LOUD DISTRACTING POPS, TICS OR BURPS! OVERALL THE LISTENING EXPERIENCE GRADES EXCELLENT! CONSIDERING ALL OF THE ABOVE I GIVE THIS LP AN OVERALL GRADE OF EXCELLENT! PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND.
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YOU CAN CRY ON MY SHOULDER. WE USE GOLDMINE AS GUIDELINE FOR OURGRADING SYSTEM. ALL RECORDS ARE VISUALLY INSPECTED UNDER BRIGHT LIGHT. I TRY TO PLAY GRADE WHEN POSSIBLE OR AT LEAST IN ANY AREAS IDENTIFIED AS QUESTIONABLE FROM THE VISUAL INSPECTION. Mint records are in most cases sealed in original shrink wrap.The only wear permissible is to the shrink wrap itself. NM records have glossy vinyl. There are no visible defects such as writing, tape, or stickers on the labels. The labels should not contain any spindle marks(from someone blindly trying to put the record on the turntable) The vinyl may have a few extremely fine hairline scratches or light scuffs that do not affect the sound quality. The vinyl will "appear" to have been unplayed (It may very well have been played and well-cared for)The album cover will haveNO writing, tape, creases, folds, seam splits, stains, ring wear or Promo holes or cuts! Slight signs of wear, including light scuffs, very light scratches or slight warping that does not seriously affect the listening experience is permissible. Very slight intermittent background noise mostly in the quiet passages is acceptable. The album cover will have no more than three of the following imperfections: light writing such as initials or name in one area, minor creasing, seam splitsnot larger than 1. Recordshave more obvious flaws such as more pronounced scratches & lack of gloss.
Groove wear and scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail are common. When played there will be surface noise but it should not continuously overpower the music. There areNO skips permissible with no more than 1.5 grahams of tracking force. It is common to hear crackling and pops.
The labels may contain writing such as a persons name or initials or it may contain a piece of tape or sticker with or without writing. The cover may have some seam splits, writing, tape, stickers, ring wear and scuffs.All of the defects listed VG category would be more pronounced. The record will play through without skipping WITH. A quick skip or two with no more that 2.5 grahams of tracking force are permissible.
The record will have many obvious flaws but still enjoyable to listen to. Generally if the record is rare, it is still highly collectible. Good (G), Good Plus (G+) Good does not mean Bad! A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping WITH.
It will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear (on a styrene record, the groove will be starting to turn white). A cover or sleeve will have seam splits.
At the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS I HAVE UP FORSALE THIS WEEK! If you are the winner of this item please pay within7 days! Quality Memorabilia brought to you by.
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