Bing Crosby – Christmas Greetings (1949) 10"
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Before he released one of the best selling Christmas albums of all-time, Merry Christmas, there was this even earlier release called Christmas Greetings, pressed on 10" vinyl and featuring classic Christmas songs with backing vocals by The Andrews Sisters, The Ken Lane Singers, and The Ken Darby Singers.
Vinyl: VG (the vinyl is pretty clean, but does have consistent background crackling, take into consideration this is a 1949 pressing, pressings this old without moderate background noise can be pretty rare.)
Cover: VG+ (general age for a record this old, we repaired some seam splitting on the bottom with acid free archival document repair tape.)
Label: Decca – DL 5020
|A1||Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)|
|A2||Twelve Days Of Christmas|
|A3||You're All I Want For Christmas|
|A4||The First Nowell|
|B1||Christmas Carols - Part I|
|B2||Christmas Carols - Part II|
|B3||The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)|
|B4||O Fir Tree Dark|
All our regularly priced used vinyl goes through and 10 minute Ultra Sonic cleaning (the best cleaning) and is then graded visually under bright light, with a partial play grading when deemed nessary.
We encourage you to view all the pictures and read our comments on the conditions, as we find these to be more beneficial than a standard grade. Occasionally we'll use a grade range (ie: VG / VG+) for either vinyl or cover if condition is borderline and hard to stick in one category.NOTE: We do not grade or mention the condition of original printed inner sleeves (if the record has them) though we will often picture them if included. If this is a concern of yours you can contact us and ask us.
Vinyl - only given to sealed records, or records we personally acquired new, opened them but never played. Of course since the record is sealed we cannot guarantee there are no pressing flaws or minor warping, and since all the sealed records we sell are out of print, we cannot except returns or exchanges on sealed records that have been opened.
Cover - is still sealed.
Near Mint (NM):
Vinyl - a unsealed record that looks nearly flawless.
Cover - may have light typical storage wear.
Vinyl - may have one or two light scuff marks but should play just as well as a NM record.
Cover - has some very minor cosmetic issue, like a light crease, light ring wear, nothing that is very noticeable.
Very Good Plus (VG+):
Vinyl - will look played, may have some scuffs and light surface marks / scratches. May have light surface noise such as pops, clicks and crackles but it should be occasional and not consistent and not overwhelming. May have light warping but it should not affect the play.
Cover - will have noticeable wear such as ring wear, seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc. Could be a couple items (not all) and they should not be major.
Very Good (VG):
Vinyl - will look VERY played, have lot of marks, scuffs, scratches (possibly deep), play with noticeable maybe even consistent background noise but is still listenable. May have warping but it should not affect play.
Cover - will have a couple cosmetic issues ring wear, seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc and it will be very pronounce.
Vinyl - will play but will have a lot of issues and have a lot of loud background noise. We will rarely list a record in this condition.
Cover - cover is damaged to a point where it is not usable to house a record. All the seams are split, the panels are moldy, major writing all over, etc. The only time we'll list a record with a cover in this shape is if it's rare or the record is in great shape.
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