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John Kay & The Sparrow - John Kay & The Sparrow - Original 1969 US Pressed Columbia label 12-track LP

€ 40
ArtistJohn Kay & The Sparrow
TitleJohn Kay & The Sparrow - Original 1969 US Pressed Columbia label 12-track LP
Price € 40
GenreBlues Rock
Record labelColumbia
Catalogue no CS 9758
Year of release1969
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listJohn Kay & The Sparrow
Additional infoOriginal 1969 US Columbia label 12-track LP - early tracks by Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, blues influenced rock combo recorded before evolving into hard rock pioneers Steppenwolf.

Vinyl has the generic red Columbia '360 Sound' labels with black center and white rim print - large, capital lettering 'Columbia' at top, two boxed camera eyes at sides, '360" Sound' and 'Stereo' along bottom rim.

Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: o XSM 138871-1A p
Side 2: o XSM 138872-1A p
- suggesting this copy to be manufactured from the first mastering - from a stamper supplied by Columbia Records metalparts manufacturor Customatrix and supsequently pressed by Columbias Pitman, New Jersey, pressing plant.

Vinyl is held in a sturdy back pasted picture cover.

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

Vinyl has a superb lustre - hardly any signs of play or handling... just a touch of sleeve inflicted wear - mint labels.

Side 2 label is perfect - Side 1 label very slightly displaced? a mm or so - causing light rubbing to the displaced part of the label in the immediate vicinity of the center hole - graded near mint overall.

Cover is very nice as well - hardly any wear or smudging along vinyl outline - a couple of mm's spine shelling outside printed area? otherwise very nice and intact seams.
Corners have mild denying and very gentle rubbing - cover is overall graded close to near mint/excellent.

Side 1:
1. Twisted (John Kay)
2. Goin' To California (John Kay)
3. Baby, Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams)
4. Down Goes Your Love Life (Dennis Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas)
5. Bright Lights, Big City (Jerry Reed)
6. Can't Make Love By Yourself ((Dennis Edmonton)

Side 2:
1. Good Morning Little School Girl
2. King Pin (John Kay)
3. Square Headed People (John Kay)
4. Chasin' Shadows (Dennis Edmonton)
5. Green Bottle Lover (Dennis Edmonton, Jerry Edmonton)
6. Isn't It Strange (Dennis Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas)


The Sparrow:
Dennis Edmonton - Vocals
Goldy McJohn - Organ, Keyboards
John Kay - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Edmonton - Drums
Nick St. Nicholas - Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Ear Trumpet

Technical Credits:
Al Lawrence - Recording Supervisor
Tim Geelan - Engineer, Editing