FROM THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION:
THE BEATLES / "WITH THE BEATLES"
- 1964 Australian 1st Press Parlophone MONO LP
- Matrices: XEX 447-1N & XEX 448-1N
- Uses Earliest UK Matrices / Metal Parts
- Unique Cover and Labels
- See this LP in HIGH-RESOLUTION photos
DISC: This Australian 1st pressing MONO LP with the earliest UK matrices is in NEAR MINT condition. It's difficult to find any sign of use, and please keep in mind that NEAR MINT is my highest grade for an opened LP. Both old-style Parlophone labels look almost unused; Side 1 shows 1 spindle trail.
The Beatles were at the height of Beatlemania when this LP was released and selling in the millions, but Australia had only about 20% of the UK population in 1964, and many fewer LPs were pressed there. To find ANY 1st pressing Beatles LP -- let alone one from Australia -- in this condition, with the soon-to-be-replaced -1N matrices, is truly remarkable.
See the labels in high resolution:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/38b7hgt3u7p1w06/With%20The%20Beatles%20OZ%20%5BMono%201st%5D%20labels.jpg?dl=0
See the matrices in high resolution:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/i4xomxlkl01qurn/With%20The%20Beatles%20OZ%20%5BMono%201st%5D%20matrices.jpg?dl=0
COVER: The Australian EMI-made front-laminated cover is in EXCELLENT+/EXCELLENT condition, with mild age-toning, an area of wear near the opening, a light LP impression, and some minor creases consistent with its 52 years of age. The cover's pinched spine is fully readable, and its twin flipback construction make it an attractive alternative to its commonplace UK counterpart.
See the cover in high resolution:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/b3081ri8cfjjt1b/With%20The%20Beatles%20OZ%20cvrs.jpg?dl=0
INNER SLEEVE: The original sleeve is not available and has been replaced with a new one.
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- I grade conservatively. MINT is a sealed LP; NEAR MINT is an open LP/cover
with virtually no signs of use/wear; EXCELLENT is a well-looked-after LP/cover
with light signs of use/wear; VERY GOOD+ is an LP/cover with average signs of
use/wear but is not trashed.
- I use unforgiving sunlight and incandescent light to visually grade each LP.
- I don’t make unverifiable claims as to how many plays a non-sealed LP has had.
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