Joni MitchellBlueusedRare DCC LP Test Pressing - Joni Mitchell - Blue (Not MFSL, Analogue Productions, Classic Records)For your consideration, an extremely rare and collectable DCC LP test pressing of the classic "Joni Mitchell - Blue" release. Though no longer in business, DCC was one of the most respected a...950.00

Rare DCC LP Test Pressing - Joni Mitchell - Blue (Not MFSL, Analogue Productions, Classic Records) [Expired]


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For your consideration, an extremely rare and collectable DCC LP test pressing of the classic "Joni Mitchell - Blue" release.    

Though no longer in business, DCC was one of the most respected and highly valued audiophile labels in their day. Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray were two of their key mastering engineers.    

DCC did release a gold CD of this title which now demands quite a high price, but they never did release this all analog LP version. The source was the original analog tapes.

Included is both a white test pressing cardboard sleeve with date and pressing information, and a collectable never officially published DCC gatefold LP cover with Steve Hoffman and DCC printed on the rear. Also included is a mylar outer sleeve signed and dated by the mastering engineer Steve Hoffman. 

I would conservatively rate the condition as the following:
Vinyl - VG++/M-    Original Cover - VG++/M-    

The vinyl is very clean and shiny on both sides. There is what I would describe as a pair of marks or lines on side 1 at the 1:00 position across all the tracks. I would not call it a scratch or scuff as it cannot be heard during playback. I digitally lightened up the photo so you can see these marks, though they are difficult to see under a normal light. 

The cover is pristine except for one corner which is slightly bent. Again, this is hard to see under normal light unless you look very closely.    

Please see the included pictures for the above descriptions. The blue cover shots are incorrectly highlighted due to the flash and light reflections in the room. The cover coloring is very consistent and in great shape.  

Please also note that on the original mylar outer sleeve that the date and Steve Hoffman signature also includes the name of the recipient.  I digitally removed the name from the picture for privacy purposes and this classified, but it is there.    

I used a Japanese resealable mylar outer sleeve and a MOFI rice paper inner sleeve for storage over these last 20 years.   
 
I will only ship to a USA address. I use UPS Ground for a safer and quicker transport. USPS and Fedex has considerable problems over the last 18 months and I would rather not use either. I will pay for shipping and insurance.  
  
Please see my 100% positive feedback on Audiogon and eBay. Many statements show that I go beyond the call of duty and that I try my best to support my customers as long as they are reasonable and fair too.    

Lastly, I have listened to and owned many pressings of this recording including the following:

- 1971 Original Reprise LP   
- 1999 Steve Hoffman DCC CD   
- 2007 Steve Hoffman/Kevin Gray Rhino LP  
- 2020 Kevin Gray Rhino LP   
- 2021 Bernie Grundman Reprise LP (Joni Mitchell - The Reprise Years Box Set) 
     
Though everything is subjective and highly dependent on personal taste and specific system configuration and performance, this DCC pressing is the one to own! 

Sold as is, no returns.



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