Very rare original 1966 UK 14-track STEREO vinyl LP on the pink Pye label, housed in a front laminated flipback picture sleeve for the mono edition – alas the revised catalogue sticker is missing, evidenced by the sticker residue to the rear. The sleeve has minimal foxing on the back with just a little creasing and slight curvature to the front cover laminate, however all edges are intact with clearly legible spine print and secure flipbacks. The vinyl looksbarely played, with the vinyl retaining a glorious lustre a grand 45 years on, and only minor spindle wear on the beautifully clean, bright labels – a must have for any Kinks Kollector!
Rare 1979 Japanese promotional sample 15-track LP, housed in a picture sleeve with fold-out lyric insert, full wraparound 'Pearl Harbour '79' obi-strip cover, and bonus 7" featuring Gates Of The West and Groovy Times. Both the sleeve and the vinyl is faultless, and complete with the original Japanese press sheet!
Rare 1981 Japanese CBS Sony label 28-track 6-LP vinyl box set with each disc in a custom printed die-cut poly-lined paper inner, including illustrated 12-page booklet with Japanese text biography, noteson the recordings and album discography, all housed in a 12" textured picture box complete with gold 'Jazztime Now' obi-strip. The box and contents are all in wonderful MINT condition!
1973 Japanese issue 8-track vinyl LP, considered a classic prog album, featuring lyrics co-written with King Crimson's Peter Sinfield. Die-cut fold-out picture sleeve featuring monochromatic biomechanical artwork by Surrealist painter H. R. Giger. Complete with illustrated Japanese text biography insert, 33" x 22" double-sided poster and 'Manticore' discography obi.