Record Condition: NM - (No surface marks. No skips. Shiny lacquer. Clean labels.) As needed, all auction LP's are professionally cleaned using a VPI Record Cleaning Machine.
Cover Condition: STRONG VG + (VERY slight superficial surface and edge wear. No seam splits or ring wear. No writing or stickers.)
Notes: From 1978. Sheffield Lab Records (#8). Stereo. Original U.S. pressing. Black vinyl. Includes original inner sleeve, booklet and insert. Gatefold cover.
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shipping to Germany until further notice. My apologies but there
appears to be some serious flaws with the German postal service and I've
had many German buyers not receive their items lately.
All records are strictly (and conservatively) graded using the following Goldmine Price Guide criteria:
Mint: Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. I do not use this grade.
Near Mint: (NM or M-) A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like. Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus: (VG+) A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good: (VG) Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
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