Andre Previn's Music Night
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre Previn.
Quadraphonic / Stereo TAS listed LP that comes in a fully laminated gatefold cover with the record housed in the original cellophane lined EMI inner
EMI label (black & white dog), Cat No. ASD 3131
British Quad / Stereo
1. Signature Tune
2. March: Orb and Sceptre (Walton)
3. Scherzo: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas)
4. Adagio in G minor (Albinoni / Giazotto)
1. Overture: Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
2. Choreographic Poem: La Valse (Ravel)
3. Slavonic Dance No. 9, Op. 72, No. 1 (Dvorak)
Examined under a strong halogen lamp, both sides have the occasional barely visible sleeve withdrawal 'hairline'. Both sides also retain a fantastic gloss.
Both labels are clean and unmarked apart from the faintest spindle trail on side 1.
The cover has some light creasing, some general very light wear around the edges, a small sticker on the front, and some very light ringwear, Otherwise, it is clean, unmarked and undamaged.
The inner just has a lot of creasing.
Note: the photos are not 'stock' photos.
GRADING (record / cover)
EXCELLENT + / VERY GOOD +
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.