Astonishing condition not least because it is of one
of the very first copies ever pressed. Appears MINT in strong daylight with no
visible marks at all; even under a strong unforgiving halogen desk light
nothing much more is revealed other than some ultra faint and insignificant
micro marks. The heavyweight vinyl lies 100% flat on the turntable.
A superb set of this early label
variation. Both labels are unworn with evidence that the record has only been
played twice or maybe three times in its entire history. The KT tax code is
visible on side two.
throughout with absolutely no groovewear or distortion to any of the music
signals. The analogue richness and clarity is breathtaking and testament to the
quality of these 1st UK pressings. Lennon’s vocals shine through and
the audio feels three dimensional. One of the finest audio copies I have heard.
Needless to say the record does not jump or stick. There is some light and occasional vinyl
surface noise between the odd track but most gaps are silent. A true audiophile
copy waiting to be played on a high end system and at full volume.
EXC+ to MINT-
A superb unworn example of a 1st issue
1964 Garrod & Lofthouse cover and very difficult to fault. The front panel is devoid of any thumbnails creases,
quite remarkable for a cover which is 51 years old. The laminate still retains
its high gloss laminate sheen. (N.B. When viewing the pictures the bottom
edge appears worn however this is the laminate reflecting light).The back
panel is both fresh and clean with no soiling or writing to any part of the
cover. On close inspection I noticed a small light bend mark to the lower corner.All flipbacks are strong and intact. The writing on the spine is clearly
legible. Many dealers would grade at near mint.
Clean & correct, original 1964 clear inner.
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This record has been strictly and
conservativelygraded to ‘UK
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