Tuesday’s Top Three Including The Kinks, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera , Honeybus

The-Kinks-Are-The-Village-G-533306 THE KINKS Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Very rare 1968 UK first issue 15-track MONO vinyl LP, simply an all time classic and a fan favourite in mono, with 'Do You Remember Walter' and 'People Take Pictures Of Each Other' standing out as particularly superior to their stereo mixes, front laminated internal pocket gatefold picture sleeve NPL18233) 

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ELMER GANTRY'S VELVET OPERA Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera (Very rare [in this condition!] 1968 UK 13-track stereo vinyl LP on Direction, chock full of gems including 'Mary Jane', the sitar-laden 'Air', the freakout number 'Walter Sly Meets Bill Bailey', a blinding cover of Oscar Brown's 'I Was Cool' plus 'Flames', later covered by Led Zeppelin [the Opera's rhythm section would also go on to join The Strawbs], front laminated picture sleeve with period review clipping attached to the inner bag. The sleeve shows only the lightest signs of edge wear & the vinyl looks barely touched!)

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HONEYBUS Story (Rare 1969 UK 12-track stereo LP, front laminated pinched spine picture sleeve with die cut mono/stereo hole on the back. Mostly written by Ray Cane, this is a pure exercise in soft-psyche pop with baroque feel in places and isnow seriously sought after. As a nice touch, the previous owner has attached period reviews of the album to the blue print poly lined inner. The sleeve itself shows just the lightest shelfwear & the vinyl remains excellent with just a couple of light surface hairlines to show for its forty years SML1056)

 

 

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