NM/EX, Steppenwolf, "At Your Birthday Party",12"LP, 1969, Stereo, SSL-5011, Dunhill,1st Edition, Stateside/EMI pressed in GB, in a fully laminated factory folded album cover. This great original example, little played and offering superb sound throughout, is one to please most collectors who simply want to treasure the analogue experience of this 1960s classic.
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(CL censored my two previous attempts to advertise this album, even though I thoroughly reviewed every word of my ad without finding any violations of the rules. I am NOT posting the Cover related photos this time, in case the graphics or song titles were the cause, but rest assured that it is in the exact condition that I stated in this ad. Thank You.)
The distinctive EMI/Stateside Black colored label, with the Dunhill Orange box, is in almost pristine condition with a few very minor scuffs and scratches on both sides, and the base color extends into the unworn spindle hole and the black type is still perfectly crisp and readable in Mint condition. There is only the slightest of spindle rubbing on both sides of the hole which does not detract from the overall appeal of this superb vintage collectible. We purchased all of our vintage LPs new and always kept them in a climate controlled, smoke-free environment and were mostly handled and played by only knowledgeable, mature, and careful individuals.
The vinyl is absolutely pristine and gleams like a brand new album and the stereo sound quality is as clear as a bell. There are faintly visible scratches and scuff on both sides but this LP still plays through all the tracks with a perfect sound quality: no pops, sticking, jumps, and without any detectable crackle. The sound quality is simply Superb with no distortion and no groove wear, with only superb, clear and precise audio. This record must be considered Near Mint grade if not closer to a grade above and comes in its original, sturdy and clean label cut-out inner sleeve.
The EX fully laminated factory fold cover is in Excellent condition, heavy card, slight ring wear and scuffing on the front side, and still has original price tag. This cover is sturdy, clean, fresh and still lustrous and intact condition, with songs listing and credits on the back. Both sides are in EX brilliant condition with minor creases and edge rubbing on the front and back sides, normal spinal wear all around the edges, but no rips, tears, splits, and only some shelf-wear corner folds and scuffs, but still very flat looking. The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely any feathering.
I use special made, secure record mailers and always ship vinyl outside of the jacket to prevent seam splits. We also have the Steppenwolf "Monster" album, from the same era, for sale