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Stud - Stud Rare - Original 1971 Germany Polydor label 6-Track LP

€ 65
ArtistStud
TitleStud Rare - Original 1971 Germany Polydor label 6-Track LP
Price € 65
GenreROCK
FormatLP
Record labelPolydor
Catalogue no2310 097
CountryGermany
Year of release1971
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listStud
Additional infoRare original 1971 Germany Polydor label 6-Track LP - London based jazz influenced progressive rock and folk trios debut album - released in Germany with an alternated cover compared to the British Deram imprint one.

Vinyl has the generic red company labels with black and white printing and top half-album logo above company name in thinner, lower case print.
Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1:1P1971 C71 <>V C 0 0 2310 097 S1
Side 2:1P1971 C71 <>V C 0 0 2310 097 S2
Suggesting this album to be mastered march 1971, manufactured from the first set of fathers - the first master matrices - and from the 3rd set of stampers - placing this as a first pressing manufactured from very early stampers.

Vinyl is housed in a fully laminated single pocket picture cover.

Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):
Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a couple of thin, inaudible hairlines along with a few spots of greyish appearance - looks like pressure marks - completely inaudible.
Side 1 label has a single or two tiny spindletraces in the immediate surrounding of centerhole - Side 2 in the area of a handful - slightly scattered with the centerring.
Vinyl is overall graded close to excellent - almost near mint.

Cover has very nice front and back cover centers with only very light wrinkling from edges, a little top front pressure mark and a very light degree of creasing or wear - only affecting the shine - not actually penetrating the cover. Cover has light and small wrinkles from edges.
Seams are firm with only ca 1 cm wear towards lower opening and a slight mid-top dent. Cover has a touch of laminate lift along back spine.
Spine is perfectly readable, opening edges has only light rubbing - corners are un-dented, but very slightly rubbed - overall a simply way above average cover without any real disturbance to the viewing of the artwork - graded close to near mint/excellent.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1: Sail On
2: Turn Over The Pages (Jim Cregan)
3: 1112235

Side 2:
1: Harpo's Head
2: Horizon
2a: Here
2b: There
3: Song (Jim Cregan)

All songs written and composed by Jim Cregan, John Wilson and Richard McCracken unless otherwise noted

Recorded at Command Studios, London, UK
Vinyl is manufactured by Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg, Germany
Cover is printed by Gerhard Kaiser, GmbH, Essen.

Musicians:
John Wilson - Drums
Richard McCracken - Bass, Acoustic Bass
Jim Cregan - Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocals

Additional Musicians:
Poli Palmer - Vibraphone (Horizon)
John Weider - Violin (Turn Over The Pages, Horizon)


Technical Credits:
Billy Kennedy - Production
Barry Aynsworth - Engineer

Artwork:
Pan Stuart - Cover Illustration
Keith Davis, Grahame Berney - Design, Art Direction