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Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops - 1984 European Linn label 7-track LP

€ 40
ArtistBlue Nile
TitleA Walk Across The Rooftops - 1984 European Linn label 7-track LP
Price € 40
GenrePop & Rock
FormatLP
Record labelLinne Records
Catalogue no206 268 (Spine and Labels)/ 206 268 - 620 (Back Cover)
CountryGermany
Year of release1984
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listBlue Nile
Additional info1984 UK Linn label 7-track LP - great Glasgow based synth pop combos debut album.

Vinyl has blue printed mint green company labels with white graphics and upper large fonted, capital lettering company name.

Vinyl has machine stamped (ms) and handetched (he) matrix information:

Side 1: DM 206268 A-2/84 S III
Side 2: DM 206268 B-1/85 S III

suggest that this one is manufacture/pressed by Sonopress pressing facility in Gütersloht in - then - West Germany,
The early matrix endings and the manifestation of the Direct (Metal) Mastering process in the matrix print suggest that this is early on in the 2nd pressing process.

Vinyl is housed in a glossy and non-barcoded picture cover which has a large white front cover border.

Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):
Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a little sleeve inflicted only wear, but by far nothing inflicted by a needle.
Label have 2 - 3 short, simple and superficial spindletraces - indicating little play.

Vinyl and labels suggests that this copy was used a very few times directly from the paper inner sleeve supplied by the manufacturor... which as usual leaves light sleeve wear.

Labels are near mint - vinyl overall at least close to near mint.

Cover is nice - has a touch of edge wrinkling... a little pressure along spine and a slightly rubbed and dented lower opening corner... also a tiny staing just to the left of the front picture.
This is a very nice cover though - only marginal imperection affecting the viewing of the cover little - grade close to near mint as well.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. A Walk Across the Rooftops - 4:56
2. Tinseltown in the Rain - 5:57
3. From Rags to Riches - 5:59

Side 2:
1. Stay - 4:57
2. Easter Parade - 4:34
3. Heatwave - 6:28
4. Automobile Noise - 5:08

Recorded 1981 - 1983 at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland.

Cover is printed in Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH, Gütersloh, Western Germany

Credits:
The Blue Nile:
Robert Bell - bass, synthesizers
Paul Buchanan - vocals, guitars, synthesizers
Paul Joseph Moore - keyboards, synthesizers

Additional Musicians:
Nigel Thomas - drums

Technical Credits:
Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell - Production
Calum Malcolm - Recording engineer