This is a 1970 Warner Bros. domestic original mastered at Artisan with 1A/1B stampers. The sound here is quite good and the vinyl plays mostly quietly, though there are about two dozen light ticks during the middle of the first song. They aren't at all loud and I didn't find them too offensive but you'll probably know better than me if that's a dealbreaker for you. For me, it's easier to swallow than constant noise throughout the pressing which is pretty common for copies of this album. These are nearly impossible to find clean and you can imagine why -- if you owned this album, you probably (rightly) played the heck outta it.
I still remember the first time I heard a great copy on a serious stereo and just being THRILLED when those first hits came in after the storm sounds. It's one of those audio moments I will never forget.
Vinyl: VG+ (a few stray hairlines)
Cover: VG+ (partially in shrink, light wear on top)
Play notes: Very good sound, mostly quiet, about two dozen light ticks during the first song
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