We use the Record Collector's grading system as follows. Mint : The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality.The cover and extra items such as the lyric sheet booklet or poster are in perfect condition. EX :(Excellent) - The record shows some signs of having been played but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear or creasing. VG(Very Good): The record has obviously been played many times but displays no major deterioration in sound quality despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover suffers from folding, spine splits, discoloration, etc. The item "The Beatles Rubber Soul 1st Press Excellent Vinyl Record LP PCS 3075 Flipback" is in sale since Friday, May 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Music\Records\Albums/ LPs\Rock\Classic". The seller is "scratchthesurfacerecords" and is located in Chippenham. This item can be shipped worldwide.