This is a British Original Mercury pressing with strong sound and quiet vinyl, it comes complete with the original inner sleeve. I've done a number of shootouts for this album and these UK originals destroy the domestic pressings. This is a very strong one with the kind of big, open sound that brings out the best in this music.
Allmusic gives the album 4 1/2 stars and calls it "one of the finest statements of the decade". If you want a little bit of personal history, this was one of the first two records I ever owned along with Stop Making Sense when I got my first record player at age 7. Big chair, big suit... all I know is I loved both and was hooked on vinyl from then on.
Vinyl: EX (super clean)
Cover: VG+ (small split top seam, otherwise solid)
Play notes: Plays quietly and sounds great!
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