ELO Electric Light Orchestra Discovery Japan “Half Speed” Audiophile ED LP OBI
( ELO ) Electric Light Orchestra / Discovery
Japan “Master Sound” Audiophile Edition LP
CBS 30AP 2538
Appendices: "Silver OBI", “G/F Inner Cover”, “Insert”, “Inner Sleeve” & “Fold-Out Poster”
Description: This is scarce Japanese Master Sound Audiophile Edition copy ( released in 1980 ) of their original album, comin' with complete appendices. AD on obi reads "Master Sound / Half Speed Mastering". The same texts are also on each label ( See photos ). It may be only in Japan to issue this album as audiophile on vinyl. It's hard to find this item even in my country nowadays. Scarce item from Japan to serious collector.
Condition: VG/VG+/EX+ ( Outer Cover / G/F Inner Cover / Disc )
OUTER COVER: Cover is good in condition, except for lightly worn corners & outer edges. Lower portions of obi of each side are stuck to the cover for aging. It’s clean on other part of front & back. Otherwise it has no tear, ring-wear, strip, dent, stain & writing...OK.
G/F INNER COVER: Inner gate-fold cover is partly worn on the corners, right-edge & lightly other outer edges. It’s partly scraped on the right bottom-rim of front, while being clean on the back & inside gate-fold.
DISC: Disc is excellent in condition, keeping glossy. A slight scuff mark is on Side A-1. There are a few spindle-marks on each label. Otherwise it has none of any scratch & hairline, which is to be rated as "EX+". No flaw on the groove of Side B and mostly on Side A…clean disc, we guarantee you.
OBI: G. Lower portions of each side are rippled and stuck to the cover ( See photos ).
INSERT: VG, being slightly tanned on the surface of each side. Minor spots are along the center-fold inside pages.
INNER-BAG: VG, being rippled on the surface of each side. Outer edges are lightly worn ( but no tear or split ).
POSTER: EX, being still unused without pin-hole at corners.