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FOUR TOPS - REACH OUT - ORIGINAL 1966 MOTOWN MONO LP MM-660
*** STILL SEALED ORIGINAL
1966 LP (THE RECORD IS STILL SEALED IN ITS ORIGINAL, PERFORATED PLASTIC "BAGGY" AND HAS BEEN
TOTALLY UNTOUCHED IN ALMOST 40 YEARS, HOWEVER THE COVER IS OPENED)
MOTOWN 'MICHIGAN MAP' LABEL
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
MONO version of this album has NEVER been available on
legitimate Compact Disc or in any other digital format.
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This
is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you'll get. GUARANTEED!)
Before there were Madonna
and Michael Jackson, there were Four Tops. No, The Four Tops did not practice
Kabbalah or do what Michael Jackson allegedly did. This analogy is valid in one
- and only one - sense: Just like Michael Jackson and Madonna did many years
later, this gorgeous, classic Motown album from 1966 managed to produce no less
than six (6) singles, all top-100 charting, some on Pop, some on R&B
charts, some on both. Until this album came out, the world of R&B and Soul
music pretty much did not know what multimillion-seller album was. And, what a
great , beautiful recording it is. Wide-channel stereo magnifies every minute
details in the guys voices and gives your speakers a run for the money. The
title track (Reach out,I‘ll be there) , penned by legendary
Holland-Dozier-Holland just trio as they were experimenting with the
counterpoint of classical music (tension-release-tension) is one of the most
recognizable soul anthems, and probably one of the most important song of the
XX century.The quartet attempted - and to large extent succeeded - in
replicating this approach with a string of subsequent hits. The songs are:
Reach Out, I’ll be there - Walk away Renee - 7 Rooms of Gloom - If I were a
Carpenter - Last Train to Clarksville - I’ll turn to stone - I’m a believer -
Standing in the shadows of love - Bernadette - Cherish - Wonderful Baby - What
else is there to do. A truly classic piece of Motown vinyl, not to be missed.
THIS IS A
unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
we grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
THE ALBUM IS STILL FACTORY SEALED
AND IS BELIEVED TO BE PERFECTLY MINT. Please note: sealed items are assumed to
be mint and are sold as-is, as we have no way of inspecting them. For our
policy on still sealed records ►click here (PLEASE
READ BEFORE PLACING A BID).
The record is STILL SEALED in its original inner, perforated plastic
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
Mono pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its stereo counterpart. We
think that the mix is more natural, humane, "organic" and that the
mixes are somewhat different than on the stereo version. We estimate that
stereo copies of this album outnumber mono pressings by a ratio of at least
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the
scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and
10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 4.
Cover has a partially split spine (less than 1 inch / 2.5
Cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered sections,
which closely follow the contour of the record), probably caused by friction or by rubbing against other covers
during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance to a common ring wear,
but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be possible to clean up with a
minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.
Cover shows some light yellowing on both sides, apparently
Cover has a visible "wrinkle"(crease) in one of the corners.
Cover has some fraying/wear along the spine
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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