This is a rare 1978 Verve "misprint" pressing with the first side in mono and the second side in stereo. That may sound off-putting but it's actually fun, I definitely enjoyed the chance to check out the mono mix without shelling out major dollars for an original. It's also an absolutely gorgeous copy all around, the vinyl and the cover (still in shrink wrap) are both in absolutely beautiful condition. This is never going to be a high-fidelity recording and this copy doesn't work any miracles to change that (no copy could), but it's still extremely enjoyable and presents the music well.
5 stars Allmusic: "Few rock albums are as important, and fewer still have lost so little of their power to surprise and intrigue more 50 years after first hitting the racks."
Vinyl: EX (gorgeous!)
Cover: EX (in shrink, gorgeous!)
Play notes: A fun misprint mono/stereo hybrid version, plays quietly, sounds fine