Offered for sale is an original still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of ESP by Miles Davis, with the disc still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve.
About this copy: This copy of E.S.P. is a 1965 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.
This is an original pressing on the Columbia “2 eye” label with the word “Stereo” in black. The label was changed to show “Stereo” in white during the same month that this album was released; first pressings are fairly rare.
This copy has first-issue “1A” stampers on both sides:
Side one: XSM 79818-1A
Side two: XSM 79819-1A
The cover is VG, with slight ring wear and moderate edge and corner wear. There are two small staple holes in the upper left hand corner. There is no ring wear on the back cover, which is closer to VG+.
As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The sealed inner sleeve is intact except for a small tear at one end (see photo). The perforated strip used to open the bag is fully intact.
A beautiful copy of an important Miles Davis LP.
Background: Allmusic.com gave E.S.P. a 4 1/2 star review:
ESP marks the beginning of a revitalization for Miles Davis, as his second classic quintet — saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams — gels, establishing what would become their signature adventurous hard bop. Miles had been moving toward this direction in the two years preceding the release of ESP and he had recorded with everyone outside of Shorter prior to this record, but his addition galvanizes the group, pushing them toward music that was recognizably bop but as adventurous as jazz’s avant-garde. …The compositions are brilliantly structured as well, encouraging such free-form exploration with their elliptical yet memorable themes. This quintet may have cut more adventurous records, but ESP remains one of their very best albums.
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