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Ten Years After - Ten Years After - Original 1967 UK Stereo 9-track LP

€ 75
ArtistTen Years After
TitleTen Years After - Original 1967 UK Stereo 9-track LP
Price € 75
GenreRock & Blues
FormatLP
Record labelDeram Records
Catalogue noSML 1015
CountryUK
Year of release1967
GradingVG+ (Vinyl and labels)/VG+ (cover)
Stock listTen Years After
Additional infoRare original 1967 UK Deram label 9-track debut album - hard rockin' British blues rockers debut album.

Vinyl has the generic upper red and lower white company labels with upper large white, capital lettering Deram text.
Labels has deep groove ca. 1,5 cm from label perimeter.

Machine stamped matrix information is:
Side 1: ZAL8050-3W, mother/stamper 1 ::
Side 2: ZAL8051-1W, mother/stamper 1 ::
stamber on both sides looks like a 'K' or an 'H'

Suggesting this copy to be manufactured from the 3rd and 1st mastering for Side 1 and 3 respectively, first metal mothers, early stampers. Trail off has KT tax code stamped at 6 o'clock.

Vinyl is housed in a Clout & Baker picture mono cover laminated on front and over the spine.

Condition: VG+ (Vinyl)/VG++ (Labels)/VG+(Cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has been used directly from the paper inner sleeve and has - along with a very few light and inaudible surface marks - a light degree of fine and faint sleeve inflicted scuffing and wear. Vinyl is graded straight VG+ and plays great.

Labels has a light degree of slightly diffuse and scattered spindletraces - hard to tell the exact amount but it seems like in the area of a handful on one side and less on the other - labels are graded close to mint.

Front cover has a little general laminate only wear - has only a little influence on the shine of the cover - and some degree of laminate wrinkling - a few from edges and a thumbnail one along opening? and 4 more pronounced ones from opening. Cover has a very small top front crease.
Back is nice - has a light degree of age discolouration/spotting and a rubberstamped name and address on top back.
Seams are wear free - spine slightly pressurized, but easily readable - opening edges with just a little rubbing.
Lower and opening corners has mild rubbing? a little spine corner dent - top spine corner is nice and pointy.
This is all in all a nice copy - a few more gentle imperfections - a couple of not so mild ones - but still a nice cover... still above average and very much enjoyable - grade straight VG+.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1 I Want To Know (Sheila McLeod as pseudonym Paul Jones) 2:11
2 I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (Al Kooper) 5:25
3 Adventures Of A Young Organ (Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill) 2:34
4 Spoonful (Willie Dixon) 6:04
5 Losing The Dogs (Alvin Lee, Gus Dudgeon) 3:04

Side 2:
1 Feel It For Me (Alvin Lee) 2:41
2 Love Until I Die (Alvin Lee) 2:08
3 Don't Want You Woman (Alvin Lee) 2:37
4 Help Me (Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson) 9:49

Recorded September 1967 and subsequently mastered Decca Studios, 165 Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London NW6 3AX, UK
Pressed by Decca Record Co. Ltd., Burlington Road, New Malden, Surrey, UK

Credits:

Ten Years After:
Alvin Lee - Vocals, Guitar
Leo Lyons - Bass
Ric Lee - Drums
Chick Churchill - Organ

Technical Credits:
Mike Vernon - Production
Gus Dudgeon - Production, Engineer
Harry Fisher - Mastering engineer

Artwork:
John C. Gee - Liner Notes