Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Von Karajan
LP that comes in the original front laminated cover, in the original EMI cellophane-lined inner and on the black and white dog label.
EMI (black & white dog) label, Cat No. ASD 2815
Examined under a strong halogen lamp, both sides are free of any marks. Comfortably Near Mint
The Labels are unmarked with no spindle trails.
The cover just has some very light and small creasing and is otherwise clean and undamaged.
The inner is clean and undamaged.
1. 1st Movement: Andante - Allegro con anima
2. 2nd Movement: Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato cno anima
1. 3rd Movement: Valse (Allegro moderato)
2. 4th Movement: Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
GRADING (record / cover)
NEAR MINT / EXCELLENT
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). Put simply:
Mint - Must be sealed
Near Mint - Totally unmarked, no scratches, not even faint 'hairlines' / sleeve withdrawal marks or any other signs of having been played played.
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/or 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 thoroughly cleaned to maximise the sound quality