Harper & Brown -Dream No 47 1972-7"Single 45 rpm
UNPLAYED in original sleeve
side one :Dream No.47
side two :Sermon
‘Dream No 47’ b/w ‘The Sermon’ is credited to Harper & Brown, with both songs written by the duo. Harper was violinist/bassist Rob Harper, who just a few years later would play with Wellington proto-punks Bouldah; Brown was Wayne Roland Brown, with over a dozen albums to his name and a career as a successful Nashville-based songwriter.
The small township of Levin, 95 kilometres north of Wellington, is not where one would expect to locate a New Zealand record company. But from 1957 through to the end of the 1960s a workaholic by the name of Wally Clark operated a recording studio and ran three record labels, issuing 40-odd releases. The main label was an acronym inspired by TANZA – TALA Records.
Clark’s son, Garry, says, “There is some dispute over the name TALA. I think that my father’s original idea was that it stood for ‘To Assist Levin Artists’ but, with so few Levin acts, ‘To Assist Local Talent’ was much more appropriate and, besides, the most successful TALA releases were from bands outside Levin.” -Ref John Dix Audiocultur
Why buy a 'new' copy when for almost the same price you can have THE ORIGINAL VERSION - no 'remix" , no copied from "digital files", no light weight vinyl composite - just pure music straight from the original analog tape recordings.
No cleaning process has been used on this record
I use Similar Goldmine Standard for grading of condition I've added a VG++ for records that have N-MINT Vinyl but there is evidence of wear on Label
MINT (M) Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.
N-MINT A nearly perfect record. A NM- record looks like its never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback.
Very Good Plus Plus ( VG++ ) This is for all records that look unplayed with no blemishes on the vinyl but have a visible flaw on the label or signs of having been played, for me its a record that would be N-MINT but for perhaps a customers finger print left on after inspecting it. ( I still give lessons to experienced collectors how to slide out a record without touching the playing surface lol )
Very Good Plus (VG+) A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. Spindle marks may be present. Picture sleeves and inner sleeves will have some slight wear, slightly turned-up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation, or cut corner. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.
Very Good (VG) Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time.
GENERIC a sleeve or cover that is the same as other sleeves
Mostly I will list records with media condition of only VG+, VG++, N-MINT and MINT although the sleeve condition may sometimes be of less quality
Unless specified all vinyl being sold is not new - no cleaning process has been used on any records
Quality and grading is subjective, a 50 year old cover may be in N-MINT condition but the ink may be slightly faded due to time compared to a Brand new Album- I would most likely label that VG++
I offer store credit ( less freight ) for any returns within 7 days of vinyl that a customer feels is not graded to my definitions. Feel free to call me ( Paul ) at my shop 063685879 or 0274485879