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The Yardbirds - Five Live Yardbirds - Original 1964 UK Columbia label 10-track LP

€ 100
ArtistThe Yardbirds
TitleFive Live Yardbirds - Original 1964 UK Columbia label 10-track LP
Price € 100
GenreRock & Blues
FormatLP
Record labelColumbia Records
Catalogue no33SX1677
CountryUK
Year of release1964
GradingVG+ (Vinyls and Labels)/VG+ (Cover)
Stock listThe Yardbirds
Additional infoRare original 1964 UK Columbia label 10-track LP - impressive British rhythm and blues influenced rock combos superb raw and powerful debut recorded live marts, 1964 at Marquee Club, London.

Vinyl has the generic black and silver printed company labels with large fonted company name in blue at top label - vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Sdie 1: XAX 2725 1N, , mother/stamper 1 GR
Side 2: XAX 2726 1N, mother/stamper 1 P
suggesting that the album was manufactured by The Gramophone Co. Ltd.s pressing facility in Hayes, Middlesex - from the first mastering, the first set of fathers and mothers - and early stampers: The 12th for Side 1 and the 8th for Side 2 - easily a first pressing and a relatively eraly copy within this,

Vinyl is held in an era specific polylined 'Take good care of your microgroove records...' and 'Patens Pending' texted company inner sleeve and ultimately in front laminated Garrod & Lofthouse manufactured 'Patent Pending' picture cover - which has spine extension flip glued on top of upper and lower flips - all glued on top of back cover.

Condition: VG+ (Vinyls and Labels)/VG+ (Cover):
Vinyl is overall bright and lustrous but has a few light and inaudible surface marks and scuffs paired with fine and ultralight sleeve inflicted wear.
Labels has a web of light, superficial but complex spindletraces placed within the centerring ? a few stretches outside the centerring perimeter.

Vinyl plays and sounds great - straight and with only very faint noise ? which easily drowns in the dynamics when the music starts ? no distortion - just great fidelity, superb dynamics and volume, easily differentiable instruments.

Cover has a nice front ? a few light and not so light, small and medium sized wrinkles stretches from edges and transcends to extensions flips on back - a single light one along opening. Front cover has otherwise only very little laminate only wear.
Back is overall nice ? has a little faint age staining? mostly along back opening and top and bottom flipbacks? not much ? just a little.
Seams are almost perfect ? no splits, no creases ? corners are slightly rubbed and dented.
This is simply above average vinyl in a more than decent cover - a simply great listening copy.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Too Much Monkey Business (Chuck Berry) - 3:51
2. Got Love If You Want It (Slim Harpo) - 2:40
3. Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf) - 5:35
4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (H. G. Demarais) - 2:42
5. Respectable (O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley) - 5:35

Side 2:
1. Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd) - 5:18
2. Pretty Girl (Ellas McDaniel) - 3:04
3. Louise (John Lee Hooker) - 3:43
4. I'm a Man (McDaniel) - 4:33
5. Here 'Tis (McDaniel) - 5:10

Recorded 20 March 1964 at the Marquee Club, London, UK
Pressed at The Gramophone Co. Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex, UK

Credits:
Eric Clapton - lead guitar, co-lead vocals on "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
Chris Dreja - rhythm guitar
Jim McCarty - drums
Keith Relf - lead vocals; except on "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", harmonica, maracas
Paul "Sam" Samwell-Smith - bass guitar, co-lead vocals on "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

Technical Credits:
Giorgio Gomelsky - production
Phillip Wood - engineer, sound effects engineer

Artwork:
Richard Rosser - photography
Giorgio Gomelsky - liner notes