Five Leaves Left - 1st

NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left (Rare 1969 UK first press 10-track stereo vinyl LP on the pink 'block' label. This label design was short lived, with only two albums had their debut release on this label, while five other earlier Island releases were repressed using this design, making these albums highly desirable and very rare. Housed in the original matt gatefold picture sleeve with the lyrics for Three Hours [here titled 'Sundown'], Saturday Sun and River Man printed inside ILPS9105)
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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1969 - 50 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Island
Complete Stock List Go to Nick Drake
Product Catalogue No ILPS9105
Music Genre Singer/Songwriter, Folk, 70s Rock, 70s Artists
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

More Information
The sleeve with this example is printed with the Island logo and Basing Street address along the bottom edge on the rear. This was only present on the first issue sleeves. The second issue had a slightly different shade of green on the front, manufactured from a thicker card and the back just has a small 'i' logo where the address is printed on the first issue.

Condition
Though the sleeve lets this copy down slightly as it displays some wear with a light crease to the top right corner and some edge scuffing/spine rubbing evident, on the plus side it is free of any rips or splits which is still pretty remarkable 50 years on!

The labels as previously stated are the black block 'i' logo design, and they remain very clean with no paper loss or writing. There are only a few very faint spindle marks around the centre hole, proving it has only been played a handful of times.

The matrix numbers are machine stamped into the 'dead wax' areas:

ILPS 9105 A-2
ILPS 9105 B-2

Despite being 50 years old, the vinyl remains in a stunning condition, with just the odd very faint mark, nothing really to mention, it really is a nice clean example.

We have professionally cleaned and play tested and can confirm that apart from the odd pop or click, there is very little lessening in sound quality, and sounds absolutely stunning.

A simply superb copy of this extremely hard to find first issue.

Tracklisting
Side A
1. Time Has Told Me
2. River Man
3. Three Hours
4. Day Is Done
5. Way To Blue

Side B
1. Cello Song
2. The Thoughts Of Mary Jane
3. Man In A Shed
4. Fruit Tree
5. Saturday Sun


LP RECORD  
Recording Artist Nick Drake
Product Title Five Leaves Left - 1st
Product Information Nick Drake Five Leaves Left - 1st UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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