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Michael Chapman - Fully Qualified Survivor - 1970 UK Harvest 2nd Issue 11-track LP

€ 75
ArtistMichael Chapman
TitleFully Qualified Survivor - 1970 UK Harvest 2nd Issue 11-track LP
Price € 75
GenreFolk & Rock
FormatLP
Record labelHarvest
Catalogue noSHVL 764
CountryUK
Year of release1970
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels/ VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listMichael Chapman
Additional info1970 UK pressed Harvest label 11-track LP - the 2nd Issue of Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, born folk singer/songwriters third album - progressive folk rock, featuring future David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson.

Vinyl has the lime and dark green company label with 'EMI Records Ltd' upper rimprinted and boxed EMI logo to the left of centre hole.

Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: SHVL 764 A-1U, mother/stamper 2 GA
Side 2: SHVL 764 B-1U, mother/stamper 1 GR
showing that this album is pressed by the Hayes, Middlesex based Gramophone Co. Ltd. - from the first mastering - 2nd mother for Side 1, 1st mother for Side 2... not so late stampers.

Vinyl is housed in a generic era specific EMI inner sleeve, ultimately in an E.J. Day Group printed laminated gatefold cover.

Condition : VG++ (Vinyl and Labels/ VG+(+) (Cover):

Vinyl is wonderful - bright and shiny - hardly any signs of handling - easily a near mint grading.
Labels have likewise hardly any signs of play or handling - likewise easily near mint.

Cover is nice - no wear to front and back cover centers what so ever - laminate remains crisp and clean except for the small and light laminate wrinkles from front edges... longer on back cover.
Inner spread has a little rubbing off from the opposite panel but is otherwise nice.
Seams are intact - spine easily readable and not worn - wrinkles across the spine though. Opening edges has a very slight front panel dent but almost no rubbing - all in all a simply very nice cover - graded close to near mint/excellent.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. The Aviator 9:28
2. Naked Ladies And Electric Ragtime 2:40
3. Stranger In The Room 5:33
4 Postcards Of Scarborough 5:17

Side 2:
1. Fishbeard Sunset 0:39
2. Soulful Lady 4:12
3. Rabbit Hills 4:10
4. March Rain 3:44
5. Kodak Ghosts 3:20
6. Andru's Easy Rider 2:07
7. Trinkets And Rings (Chapman,Makin) 5:00

All songs written and composed by Michael Chapman, with the exception of "Trinkets And Rings" which is by Chapman and Makin.

Recorded at Regent Sound Studios
Vinyl is pressed by The Gramophone Co. Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex, UK
Cover is manufactured by E.J. Day Group, Notting Hill, London W11, UK

Credits:
Michael Chapman - Guitar, Vocals
Mick Ronson - Electric Guitar
Rick Kemp - Bass
Barry Morgan - Drums
Paul Buckmaster - Cello
Johnny Van Derek - Violin

Technical Credits:
Gus Dudgeon - Production
Tom Allom - Engineer

Artwork:
Barry Nettleton, David Wills - Photography