The Beatles Rubber Soul NEAR MINT UK 1965 1st MONO Press Parlophone LP - rare vinyl collector item

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The Beatles - Rubber Soul - *NEAR MINT* UK 1965 1st *MONO* Press Parlophone LP

The Beatles  Rubber Soul  NEAR MINT UK 1965 1st MONO Press Parlophone LP
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This NEAR MINT 1st UK MONO pressing dates from initial December 1965 release on the yellow & black Parlophone label: PMC 1267

Both labels have the 'Sold In UK..' text and there is a 'KT' purchase tax code in the centre of the side 2 label.

Matrix numbers: XEX 579-1 & XEX 580-1

Stamper codes: 2/OG & 3/LT

Vinyl weight: 140g

Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed mono cover, complete with original rice-paper lined inner-sleeve.




Each is clean & unblemished bearing only 2/3 spindle trails around each centre hole.


Both playing surfaces shine 'as new' and are free from any scuffs, marks or scratches in strong daylight. Close examination beneath my unforgiving halogen desk lamp reveals only some harmless wispy paper hairlines consistent with the few times this discs has been removed from its inner-sleeve. You will be lucky to find a cleaner copy.

Sound Quality: MINT

Played just once or twice at most, everything on this amazing copy sounds as good as the day it way bought. All tracks play cleanly and clearly and are free from any trace of groove/playwear - even the easily worn 'Michelle'. There are of course no clicks, pops or tick to spoil the pleasure of this wondrous copy which will not require upgrading.


An exquisite example which belies its 50 years.

The richly coloured front panel retains a superb high-gloss laminate bearing only very light touches of storage and a small bend towards the lower right corner.

There is a hint of wear to the tips of the right corners but no bumps or bruising to any, neither to either opening edge.

The rear panel is brilliant white and totally free from any age-discolouration or any writing or missing paper.

Both seams are smooth & unstressed and the spine is fully laminated & worded.

Inner-sleeve: EXCELLENT

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