This early pressing features the alternate mix of 'Tomorrow Never Knows' which appears only on discs with a 'XEX 606-1' side 2 matrix.
Both labels include the 'Sold in the UK...' text with a 'KT' purchase tax code around the side 1 centre hole.
Matrix numbers: XEX 605-2 & XEX 606-1
Stamper codes: 5/AD & 3/AD
Vinyl weight: 159g
Housed in a front laminated 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed mono cover complete with original 'Patents Applied For' inner-sleeve.
Labels: EXCELLENT +
A clean and bright set with a small collection of spindle trails around the side 2 centre hole but just 2/3 on side 1.
Visual: EXCELLENT +
Pristine deep-gloss playing surfaces which are unmarked in strong daylight, revealing nothing more than a few wispy paper-type hairlines and a sparkling rainbow shine directly beneath halogen light. Both sides of this extremely well looked-after copy lie 100% flat when playing.
Sound Quality: EXCELLENT +
This copy has received minimal careful play on quality equipment and the sound quality throughout is clear and unworn. Our careful play-check detected no traces of any groove/playwear distortion or crackle and only a hint of low-level vinyl background between tracks and on quieter passages of music. There are certainly no clicks, pops, jumps or any other distractions on this fine sounding exmaple which would be difficult to upgrade.
Cover: EXCELLENT +
A fine example bearing moderate toning to its unscratched high-gloss laminate which is free from 'thumbnail' wrinkles or spine bends.
There are tiny bruises to the right corners but no other traces of wear visible from the front.
Both front & rear opening edges are clean, sharp & unworn with no tears or feathering.
The unlaminated rear panel is clean & black where it should be with no sign of any ring-wear, writing or missing paper.
All flipbacks are in-place with the only sign of previous ownership being the impression of a number on the upper right corner flipback.
Both the upper & lower seams are smooth, unstressed and unsplit.
The unbent/unworn spine is clean with a full lamination and wording.
Fully intact with moderate age-toning but no writing, tears or seams splits.
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