Alan Bates


ALAN BATES William Blake 1964 VG++ import LP

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Spoken Word
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Excellent (EX)
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Very Good Plus (VG+)
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33 RPM
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From my personal collection 

Alan Bates, Yvonne Bonnamy et al."William Blake"(Argo Records RG-428, 1964, UK pressing)

Cover is a stronger VG+ with some water damage on back, on inner sleeve and on insert 

Vinyl looks VG++

Includes the original factory inner sleeve and texts insert booklet

TRACKS : From Songs of Innocence / From Songs of Experience / From Poetical Sketches / From the Rossetti Manuscript / From Gnomic Verses / From the Pickering Manuscript / From Jerusalem / From Milton / From The Gates of Paradise 


I am not a dealer nor do I have a shop. I just decided that I needed more space. Please check out my other items -- I'm going through a few thousand records I've collected over the past 50 years or so.


GRADING:  All albums are visually graded. If you need me to listen to it in order for you to make a bid decision, please email me and I will happily place it on my turntable for you. Otherwise, albums are considered sold as is(exception made if LP is  warped, skips or sticks - which it shouldn't do since I thought I got rid of those). I know grading can be subjective so if you disagree with the grading of the album, please contact me to resolve the matter.

NM  (NEAR MINT)  I picked up this LP new. Carefully played.
VG++  (VERY GOOD ++)  Excellent condition, but I probably picked up this record used so I don’t know its playing history. Minor  rubbing on  LP.
VG+    A good listening copy.  LP likely to have ticks / clicks.
VG   An average heavily-used LP that will have surface noise -- but no skips
or sticks.

A note about covers : The music is more important to me than covers.  My albums are used, so most covers show some wear and/or rubbing -- white and black ones are especially prone -- and are generally graded VG+.  Atypical features (such as drill holes, shrink wrap, writing, seam splits, promo stamps, etc.) will be noted.  If covers are a special concern of yours, please contact me before you bid and I'll be happy to provide you with greater detail.

SHIPPING :   U.S. shipping and handling via Media Mail is $3.99 for the first item.  Combined shipping is only $.50 per additional item if all items are paid for with a single payment. If you'd like insurance or Priority Mail, please contact me before checkout and I'll add them to your invoice.  International shipping and handling via First Class Airmail is actual postage of parcel + $2, regardless of the number of LPs. 

I try to use recycled / recyclable / reused / reusable packing materials whenever possible.

HANDLING:  Here’s what you get for your hard-earned money:  LPs are joyfully told of their new home and songs of celebration are sung. Then they are gently nestled in a comfortable and sturdy record mailer. To help reduce their feeling of isolation, I entrust them with friendly, unionized and caring local representatives of the U.S. government within 2 working days after payment is received -- often the next day. Together, we sing a song of bon voyage (with other postal patrons singing impromptu harmony) and the record is quickly off to its appreciative and nurturing new home. An email is sent to you so you can prepare for the new arrival (locating its prime shelf space, putting up new wallpaper, organizing a “welcome to your new family” party, etc.).  A return email from you when the new family member arrives is greatly appreciated and always results in a rousing and envious cheer.

IMPORTANTIf you are interested in other items of mine, please let me know and we can combine shipping. Payment is due3 daysafter your final auction ends.

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