GENESIS Foxtrot RARER Orig B&C Credit UK 72 EX++ LP

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Artist or Band: GENESIS

Album Title: Foxtrot.

Producer(s): David Hitchcock & Genesis.


Side 1: Watcher of the Skies; Time Table; Get ’em Out by Friday; Can-Utility and the Coastliners.

Side 2: Horizons; Supper’s Ready (parts i-vii).

Label/Format: Charisma – Original large format pink hatter with B&C credits (Please see my label scan).

Label Conditions: Both immaculate and highly attractive with only one or two faint and light spindle marks. Certainly amongst the best pair of hatters I have ever seen on this classic prog title with rich, deep fresh colour.

Cat Number: CAS 1058.

Mode / Speed: Stereo / 33.3 rpm.

Weight of this Record: 134 grams. A very good weight for this one, subsequent phonogram pressings were much thinner.

Country of Manufacture: England.

Rarity: Early pressed copies of this title are scarce especially in this type of condition. This has the vertical red spine text that was later changed (please see close-up of this detail).

Original Year of Release: 1972

Matrix Nos: CAS 1058 A-1U / CAS 1

Mother/Stamper Codes: 1 HG / 4 PL.

Run-Out Groove Etchings: ‘PORKY’ / ‘PECKO’

Musicians: Tony Banks – Organ, mellotron, piano, electric piano, 12-string, voices; Steve Hackett – Electric guitar, 12 string and 6 string solo; Phil Collins - drums, voices, assorted percussion; Peter Gabriel – lead vocal; flute, bass drum, tambourine, oboe; Michael Rutherford – bass, bass pedals, 12 string guitar, voices, cello.

Brief Info: The fourth Genesis album and third on Charisma, this one was not issued on the pink label, this is first B&C credited large hatter original. A super album it is too, and by now the band were fast gaining a cult following within the progressive market. Gabriel’s on-stage theatricals were getting more dramatic and the music was getting more complex and adventurous. ‘Foxtrot’ includes the live stage favourite in the very long ‘Supper’s Ready’ which occupies most of side two and is broken into seven segments. It starts off with the classic ‘Watcher of the Skies’ and there is no filler material on this classic prog set. This album is beautifully packaged too with a fantastic cover and this vintage copy includes the original Charisma inner bag too. This copy looks hardly played and is likely to please most Genesis fans (please check out my impressive original ‘Trespass’ also).

Cover Grade and Format: EXCELLENT(++): an unlaminated gatefold format that is textured front and back (the inside is smooth). Like the labels, this cover has the original B&C credits and was printed and made in England by the E. J. Day Group. This one has the spine text in red and reading vertically (please see my close-ups of this detail). The original ‘Charisma puts a little colour in our cheeks’ promotional inner sleeve is also included.

Cover Front: Superb and as close to my highest Mint(-) grade as they will get. The textured surface is clean, fresh with rich unfaded colour and no speckle to the raised areas. I am struggling to find a crease at all and any surface blemishes are minuscule. This is one to hold, enjoy and treasure.

Cover Back: Practically the same as the front. One very small and faint surface rub trace that barely even shows and look mega hard to even locate it. The lack of ringwear here is always the best news possible.

Cover Inner Gatefold: Little short of as made and looking marvellous.

Top Edges: Any rub traces are tiny and faint.

Bottom Edges: Light, patchy rubbing, a little more near towards the right corners. These storage edges rarely remain totally unscathed and few will show less wear.

Right Edge(s), and Type: Clean and mostly sharp to very sharp with little wear at all, any thickening or burring tiny and light. Record enters on the back edge.

Spine and Text: A fantastic spine too with barely any traces of rubbing to t...

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