Music by the Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Portsmouth)
Performed by The Band Of H.M. Royal Marines (Portsmouth), conducted by Lieutenant Colonel F. Vivian Dunn, M.V.O., F.R.A.M.,
HMV label, Cat No. CLP 1016
1. Regimental March of the Royal Marines - " A Life On The Ocean Wave"
2. Regimental Slow March of the Royal Marines - "The Globe and Laurel"
3. The Captain General
4. "The Sailor's Holiday"
5. Trumpet Trio - "Three Jolly Sailormen"
6. March No. 3 from "suite No. 1 in E flat major (Holst)
7. Under The White Ensign
2. Waltzing Matilda
3. Post Horn Solo - "The Huntsmen"
4. With Sword and Lance
5. Washington Post
6. Semper Fidelis
7. Blaze Away
8. Army of the Nile
Examined under a strong halogen lamp, both sides just have a couple of very light and small surface scratches and the odd sleeve withdrawal 'hairline'.
Both labels are clean and unmarked apart from faint spindle trails.
The scalloped back cover has some light creasing, some light ringwear and an ink inscription on the back, which is why the cover is graded as Fair.
The poly-lined inner is the original HMV inner and has just light creasing.
GRADING (record / cover)
VERY GOOD / FAIR
GRADING GUIDE - IMPORTANT!
I visually examine all records under a strong 35w halogen lamp, which shows up ALL defects.
I strictly grade my records according to the Rare Record Price Guide (RRPG), which, to me, means as follows:
Mint - Must be sealed or I must have evidence that it has never been played.
Near Mint - Totally unmarked, no scratches, not even faint 'hairlines' / sleeve withdrawal marks or any other signs of play.
Excellent - No scratches, just signs of having been played, such as the odd faint 'hairline' sleeve withdrawal mark that is barely visible under a strong lamp, or spindle trails on the label.
Very Good - The first mild scratches have begun to appear, but only very, very few.
Good - More scratches than Very Good and more severe, but I am confident that the record will play through without skips or sticking and will still provide a good listening experience.
Fair - The record may not play through properly with a chance of it jumping and / or it will play with significant background noise.
Poor - It definitely won't play without skipping or sticking.
Below Near Mint I will use plus or minus with a grade to highlight fine differences.
I also sometimes play-grade records and the final grade is a combination of how it plays and looks.
My cover grades are EXACTLY as stated in Record Collector magazine / RRPG. Therefore, if a cover is defaced, stained or torn it CANNOT grade better than FAIR. Likewise, if any part of the contents are missing it CANNOT grade better than POOR.
All vinyl is dispatched using stiffeners and card mailers.
We recommend the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.
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