With The Beatles''White' album denying it the top slot. There were only modest sales-in comparison with other Beatles releases-as the sales were around 800,000 within the first three months, but it did go over 1 million sales by the end of the year.
This could have had something to do with the album having only four original tracks and the rest was George Martin's film score. Mothers/Stampers side 1: 24/RG Mothers/Stampers side 2: 4/MG Vinyl: QUALITY 132g EX! There are just a few light marks to this slab of shiny, original vinyl.. After giving her a gentle vaccum clean, I played her all the way through and found a wonderfully deep and rich sound reproduction. There was some minimal static/light crackle, slightly more evident on the insrumental side 2.
NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AT ALL Flat, heavy and an all original glorious vinyl! " showing it is a first press as well as "Mfd.
Nice dark 1st printing run Apple, rather than the later lighter ones. Only a handful of very faint and light spindle marks, which are really only visible when angled towards the light and really looking for them.
There is a very small name to the side 1 label-ass can be see in the images provided. THIS VINYL REPRESENTS EXACTLY HOW THE BEATLES WANTED YOU TO HEAR THIS ICONIC ALBUM. Very playable ;- GORGEOUS Cover: EX-! It is the EARLIEST 1st printing cover: There are NO credits for the printing!! (usually this would be Garrod & Lofthouse on the flipbacks)-but not here...Very RARE and very early! She has her original creamy colour, rather than the later white background. EVEN HAS PINCHED CORNERS Has the two red lines above and below the text to the back.
The flipbacks are in superb condition, with their lovely rounded edges. There are just a couple of very small crescents of spidering to the front laminate, with some central abrasion (I think this was created by keeping her next to the Stones' Sticky Fingers, as the zip was notorious for creating these marks): please see the images provided. REALLY NOTHING BAD AT ALL.
The corners remain strong and sharp with only the slightest of rubbing. NO WRITING SUPERB strong & LEGIBLE spine. FREE FROM RIPS/SPLITS OR TEARS THE ORIGINAL COLOURS REMAIN RICH FROM THE DAY SHE WAS BORN This is a VERY RARE cover in superb condition. Please see the detailed photo's for yourselves and read my feedback for happy customers and fair gradings.
Inner: EX It is the original white die-cut inner with the earliest text you could hope to find: "PATENTS APPLIED FOR". In great shape and certainly done her job by looking after this slab of vinyl for the last 53 years! All in all it is a VERY rare, VERY first pressing of a wonderful album. She is one heck of a rare beauty, sounds great and remains alltogether in all her ORIGINALITY!!! SAD TO SEE HER GO.....
MADE BESPOKE FOR EACH RECORD I SELL. UPDATED PRICES FROM JAN 2022.
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