Really great 1969 US Santa Maria pressing. All details match Discogs description. Very nice clean cover with some ring and shelf wear. Spine is very legible. The spine has been pressed a touch so the gatefold is slightly skewed. Corners have some wear. Gatefold opens easily and is very colorful with a little split in the center at the bend. Insert is near perfect minus a touch of curl on the pull tab. There was a 1.5" split along the bottom jacket which has been mended with hinging tape along the bottom. Original Reprise sleeve with one marker split. Near perfectly clean.
The vinyl is nearly perfect with very little to no imperfections at all. Plays great with some light surface noise mostly noticed during quiet parts.
Please see pics. I have done my best to include any examples of blemishes and markings on the vinyl.
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