Beatles LP A Hard Day s Night Original 1964 UK 1st Pressing STUNNING - rare vinyl collector item

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Beatles LP - A Hard Day's Night - Original 1964 UK 1st Pressing - STUNNING !!

Beatles LP  A Hard Days Night  Original 1964 UK 1st Pressing  STUNNING
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The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night – Genuine 1964 UK 1st pressing– A very early 1st pressingwith chunky typeface labels and yellow & Black Parlophone rim labels, ‘Recording First Published…’ and with ‘Sold in UK’ Catalogue number PMC 1230. Dating to the very first day of production ahead the 10th July 1964 release date.
An investment grade copy with breathtaking audio which has only been played 2 or 3 times in its entire 51 year history.
A truly remarkable copy and so incredibly rare in this condition. Not only does this UK 1st pressing have the earliest possible label variation but with a 1,0 stamper it almost certainly dates to the very first day of production.
A seminal album and one of their finest - ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was the first album where artist and composer wrote and performed all their songs.
The record is the earliest 1st pressing with the broader and chunkier label typeface. ( For reference see page 168 ’The Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Record’s by Bruce Spizer & Frank Daniels)
Matrix numbers: XEX 481-3N & XEX 482-3N (Please note – 1N & -2N were not used on any mono UK 1st press HDN issue)
Stamper codes: 1/O (first mother) & 3/L (first day of production stampers)
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Visual: MINT-

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.

Labels: MINT-

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.

Audio: MINT-

Stunning audio 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.


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.

Inner-sleeve MINT-

Clean & correct, original 1964 clear inner.

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This record has been strictly and conservativelygraded to ‘UK RECORD COLLECTOR' standards.
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