A rare and exceptionally nice UK first pressing of David Bowies 1971 masterpiece. With the legendary dress cover, on Mercury Records. This authentic first pressing has stamped matrix numbers and textured cover, with the uncropped photograph of Bowie wearing his mans dress designed by Mr. This is the more scarce variant with Tony Visconti spelled correctly on both disc labels a slightly earlier variant misspelled Viscontis first name Tonny. We bought our first copy in 1973, and it was extremely rare thenonly two years after release. This example is easily the finest weve seen in the 44 years since. The fragile cover is in Near Mint condition with only some very light wear to the bottom spine, and the faintest of wear to the edges. The disc is in Mint/Near Mint condition, and probably has been played no more than 3-4 times. The vinyl shows no sign of play or wear at all, other than one small, superficial (and silent scuff). The Side 1 label has no spindle marks, while the Side 2 label has what looks like a single one. The matrix numbers are 6338041 1Y//1^420 1 1 4 and 6338041 2Y//1^420 1 1 1. If youve been looking for a copy youll never need to upgrade, this is it. We grade all records visually, cover first, then disc; using the abbreviations M / NM / EX / VG with + and. We try to describe everything as accurately as possible, and spot check any vinyl flaw that looks like it might make a sound. We just grade accurately, describe any flaw, and sell only high quality rare records in fine condition. See our other listings for more from this fantastic collection. Recordmecca’s clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Experience Music Project, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold was named by Rolling Stone as one of 5 Top Collectors of High-End Music Memorabilia. He authenticated previously unknown Bob Dylan manuscripts for PBS’s History Detectives, appeared as a featured appraiser on VH1’s Rock Collectors, and has been profiled as a top dealer and collector in the books Vinyl Junkies and Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to it’s Own Past. Gold is author of the acclaimed books Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges/As Told By Iggy Pop; and 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl a survey of seminal rock albums, featuring contributions from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr and Graham Nash. Check our feedback; you’ll see that we are dedicated to providing superior customer service and follow through. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic with no time limit. The item “DAVID BOWIE Mint UK 1st PRESS Dress Cover THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Mercury LP” is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Music\Records”. The seller is “recordmecca” and is located in Venice, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Record Size: 12″
- Duration: LP
- Record Grading: Near Mint (NM or M-)
- Record Label: Mint to Near Mint
- Sleeve Grading: Near Mint (NM or M-)