This is a gorgeous original pressing of On The Beach with excellent sound and unusually quiet vinyl. It has the cool floral print inside the jacket and comes complete with the original lyric sleeve. These aren’t easy to find, especially in such clean condition as this one. I’ve done plenty of shootouts for this album and this copy has all the elements I look for - excellent clarity, real immediacy, nice separation between the instruments. One of my favorite Neil albums with great songs and heavy vibes from start to finish. You’d have a very hard time finding a copy any nicer than this one. Heck, I have trouble finding them this nice and I do this for a living!
5 stars Allmusic: "On The Beach was savage and, ultimately, triumphant."
Vinyl: EX (ultra close to NM)
Cover: VG+ (price tag shadow, light crease near spine)
Play notes: Super quiet vinyl, just a few light ticks throughout
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).