ROLLING STONES STICKY FINGERS Mick Jagger EX RARE UK amazing complete 1st press

Fin de la vente : 5j 17h
Etat : Neuf
Artist : Rolling Stones
Case Type : Cardboard Sleeve
Country/Region of Manufacture : United Kingdom
Custom Bundle : No
Duration : LP
Edition : First Pressing
Era : 1970s
Features : 1st Edition
Format : Record
Genre : Pop
Inlay Condition : Excellent (EX)
Instrument : Bass Guitar
Language : English
Modified Item : No
Number of Audio Channels : Stereo
Record Grading : Excellent (EX)
Record Label : The Rolling Stones
Record Size : LP (12-Inch)
Release Title : Sticky Fingers
Release Year : 1971
Sleeve Grading : Very Good Plus (VG+)
Speed : 33 RPM
Style : 1960s
Sub-Genre : 1970s
Type : LP


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THE ROLLING STONES - STICKY FINGERS

RARE UK ORIGINAL 1st PRESSING! Great Playing Record, Great Cover, Great Zip and Buckle! Rare stampers and TOP AUDIO throughout! With No 'PROMOTONE' Logo on the record labels.


THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UK PRESSING, PRODUCED IN 1971 ON ROLLING STONES RECORDS LABEL, the ANDY WARHOL press, in c omplete condition .

ORIGINAL ANDY WARHOL PANTS COVER AND ORIGINAL INSERT. ABSOLUTELY TOP AUDIO THROUGHOUT WITH ORIGINAL 1st PRESSING COVER AND FULLY WORKING ZIP.

This is a great pressing of the Stones masterpiece, Sticky Fingers, with an original cover and a vinyl that plays with brilliant clarity. A genuine rarity!



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CAT NO:....

COC 59100



LABEL PRESS DETAILS:
UK PRESSING, with ''ROLLING STONES RECORDS'' HAND ETCHED - ONLY FOUND ON THE ORIGINAL PRESSINGS.


MATRIX NOs. ON RUN-OUT GROOVE


side 1. A 4

side 2. B 3


This is an original 1st pressing of Sticky Fingers, with TML and ROLLING STONES RECORDS inscribed on run off, not stamped as is found on later pressing.


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MOTHER STAMPERS:


Side 1. '' A 2 ''

Side 2. '' M 0 ''



TRACK LISTING..

1. BROWN SUGAR. 2. SWAY. 3. WILD HORSES. 4. CAN'T YOU HERE ME KNOCKING. 5. YOU GOTTA MOVE

6. BITCH. 7. I GOT THE BLUES. 8. SISTER MORPHINE. 9. DEAD FLOWERS. 10. MOONLIGHT MILE










I'm going to start with a quick note about the rarity of original pressings of 'Sticky Fingers'. In my opinion, 'Sticky Fingers' is one of the hardest of all vinyls of the early 70's to find with top audio, and in great all round condition. I'll explain why...

The early 70's saw what was undoubtedly a great creative period for the Stones, (many of course would say THE great period) but the production of the vinyls was notoriously patchy. Mick Jagger has spoken at length on the subject, often stating that he wants to re master the great stones records of this time. On saying that, clear playing 1st pressings were made, but they are unbelievably scarce. And it was of course a highly popular album which meant that people played them to death.

And then, there was that zip. The innovative design by Andy Warhol himself, including a real working metal zip, meant that the vinyl's AND the covers would become instantly destroyed, either in transit, while packed on display in the shops or just sandwiched in the owners record collection.

So finding a pressing that has a gleaming vinyl, that has Top clear Audio, and a cover not torn or highly scratched by being stacked against other zipped covers in the stores, is now almost impossible. To find an original pressing with a great cover and audio makes this an extreme rarity.


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Sticky Fingers is the ninth studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in April 1971. It was the band's first album of the 1970s and its first release on the band's newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US. It is also Mick Taylor's first full-length appearance on a Rolling Stones album, and the first not to feature any contributions from founding guitarist Brian Jones.

With the end of their Decca / London association at hand, The Rolling Stones would finally be free to release their albums (cover art and all) as they pleased.

The artwork for Sticky Fingers — which, on the original vinyl release, featured a working zipper that opened to reveal a man in cotton briefs - rubber stamped "THIS PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE-ETC." — was conceived by American pop artist Andy Warhol. After retailers complained that the zipper was causing damage to the vinyl (from stacked shipments of the record), the zipper was "unzipped" slightly to the middle of the record, where damage would be minimised. The album features the first usage of the "Tongue and Lip Design" designed by John Pasche.



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ALBUM PLAYED FOR AUDIO GRADING:

Yes – brilliant! - Superb sound quality throughout!

Original pressings of 'Sticky Fingers' often have a dull sound, with experimental recording and mastering techniques being em ployed in the making. There were a very small quantity of pressings that came out with bright, clear audio, and this little played pressing is one of them!


This great record plays up to the visual grading and beyond. Strong, undistorted sound free of repetitive noises. Super strong bright audio with minimal distractions, the album plays right through with absolutely NO distortion, jumps or repeating unwanted noises what so ever. Superb sound, every minute and track has been tested and I could find no obvious sound blemishes. Some light occasional static only, and it is light and very occasional. Wonderful TOP audio, NO sticks or jumps what so ever, and virtual silence between the tracks. The music jumps out, with definition and clarity, particularly on the percussion instruments, and vocals which come through with tremendous power. As with the bass guitar and drums, whilst the guitars come through crisp and clear. I'll give a detailed account below:



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Beginning with the iconic 'Brown Sugar', the music bursts in with clear audio, no loud pops or clicks and clean run ins. Moving into the wonderful 'Sway', which demonstrates The Stones incredible subtle production layering, with notes and effects that are usually lost on most even relatively played vinyls. Here the audio sings out with amazing clarity. There are a couple of light static tics between tracks and during the music which plays with amazing clarity .


'Wild Horses ', a real test on this album due to its many layered quiet sections sings out with very little light static in the run ins and quiet areas and a couple of very light, barely audible only . Great music with great clarity, and so hard to find with this type of sound. No loud pops or clicks, and not a hint of distortion. I did hear a single very light click between track. 'Can't You Hear My Knockin' plays with great, clear sound, and the long instrumental section layered again, sounds great. Superb clear bright sound, although there is a little (a couple of seconds) distortion during the guitar solo. Leading back into the paired down 'You Gotta Move', the vinyl again plays with super clear sound. This track is so paired down and here you can hear every single note and plectrum sound. Amazing.





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Side 2. bursts in with the incredible 'Bitch', following near silent run ins, it sounds fantastic , with clear, bright audio. There is no background static at the start and no pops or clicks. Again in the the long delicate 'I got the Blues', the audio is just superb, with some light static only, and extremely clear vocal layering. 'Sister Morphine', the other delicate track also sings out, with great clarity and little surface sound. This quiet track is nearly always blighted with loud pops, clicks, buzzing crackle and distortion, but not here. There are two tics, but they are light, the audio is bright and clear. All the way through every track plays with great definition. There are three light tics between at the very end of the track.


The complex arrangements in 'Dead Flowers' play so well, with great audio precision. Rounding off with the delicate 'Moonlight Mile', it play superbly, maintaining the high audio standard set by the other tracks on this lp. A total lack of loud pops, clicks, interference, and no distortion anywhere on this great pressing, other than two seconds during the guitar solo of 'Can you Hear Me Knockin', and a split second at the end of Moon Light Mile, makes this a great, collectable pressing of this great record. T he audio jumps out, with definition and clarity, the vocals which come through with tremendous power. It's the same with the bass guitar and drums, whilst the guitars multi layers come through crisp and clear. The tonal quality make this a sensational pressing. With the clear and extra loud First cut engineering giving the audio a vibrant sound which cannot be beaten. A great all round example of this great vinyl, with amazing audio throughout!

A great all round example of this classic Stones vinyl. This is a great Audio pleasure and I would have to give the Audio a EXCELLENT to NEAR MINT grading.
















THE RECORD - VISUAL GRADING
Due to the unique zip covers, the Vinyls of Sticky Fingers nearly always have deep gauges caused from the back of the zip being pressed into the record. This vinyl looks barely played apart from one tiny indentation and a few ultralight hairlines. It has been stored from new separately from the cover. A lovely piece of HEAVY glossy vinyl. Deep clear grooves that can only be found on the original early pressings, this vinyl has been barely played. The record has great shine, with NO scratches. There are a few ultra light sleeve removal marks, and just some light handling marks, seen under an intense spotlight. Grades at EXCELLENT .






VINYL TESTED FOR ANY SIGNS OF WARPING:


Yes, NONE visible what so ever when tested be sight and on a moving turntable.



LABELS

Splendid deeply coloured attractive examples. Little wear around the hole areas, with two very small areas where the top surface of the label is missing, clearly having occurred in the pressing plant. One or two spindle traces to be found on either side, a couple of barely visible faint lines.

Graded at EXCELLENT.








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COVER

Comes with original ANDY WARHOL sleeve, in superb condition. This is a great complete example of the brilliant Sticky Fingers cover, designed by Art Star Andy Warhol. Being thick matt unlaminated card with the famous belt buckle design, these covers rarely fared well, usually having heavy ring wear and tears, with the belt buckle being ripped off and a lot of yellowing to the background. Not this one! It has no tears or splits, again very hard to find.


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It has little rubbing to the edges of the spine, and little corner wear. The spine even has clearly defined 'pinched' ends, clearly separated by the makers marks. Unbelievable and impossibly rare like this!

The buckle is fully intact, with a slight crease, as shown in the images. The top edge is square and un frayed, almost un heard of with these covers. There are a few of the usual zip marks in the form of a few light indentations and very light scratches on the back, but none of the usual usual heavy scratches. (as seen in the images below, Sticky covers were stacked together on the shops so the rear covers always have the mark of the cover that was behind it, but not on this one) The cover is in great condition with the usual yellow / toning that these covers always suffer from with age.

A great original first press example.

Graded at VERY GOOD PLUS .











THE INNER

Comes with Original UK inner sleeve, in EXCELLENT CONDITION. No tears, splits or stains. The vinyl will of course come in a replacement plain white inner to protect the original.



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POSTER INSERT

The Record comes with the Original insert poster in great condition. No rips, tears, pin holes or blue tac marks, just some very light creasing at the corners.

This is the original heavy weight version, with the picture of The Stones on one side, and the tongue logo and text on the other.

Graded at EXCELLENT.










CLASSIC UK R&B / ROCK album by THE ROLLING STONES





RARITY

It is getting harder and harder to find good examples of early UK pressings of STICKY FINGERS, and very hard if not almost impossible to find examples that are complete and intact with great audio and all the original parts.

The cover is almost impossible to find without serious wear and a torn buckle, even modestly worn examples are scarce! This is a stunning all round piece. With TOP AUDIO throughout! Superb! Finding a pressing that does not have a cover and vinyl marked or even ruined by the zip, is near impossible. A great rarity.








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