A remarkable looking disc which has
clearly received only one play in its entire 51 year history. The vinyl has all
its original factory sheen and is totally unmarked. Even under an unforgiving
halogen desklight nothing much more is revealed. Simply beautiful and very
close to an all out MINT grade. This super heavy duty vinyl lies 100% flat on
the turntable. Bearing in mind this is the earliest -3N UK 1st
pressing its condition is astonishing and is now near impossible to find in
this condition. Not to be missed.
A fabulous set of factory fresh
labels. Side 2 has an interesting and rare label variation with the outer rim
having a slightly different texture or sheen to the inner label, most likely
the result of an older style press during the record’s manufacture at the EMI
Hayes plant in Middlesex. The KT tax code is visible on side one.
the visual aspect of the record suggests the audio is breathtaking with
absolutely no groovear or distortion to any of the music signals. Beatles For Sale is one of their more
acoustic albums and finding an audio on a UK 1st pressing which essentially
replicates the original Abbey Road recordings is not easy. Tracks such as Baby’s
in Black, No Reply, Words of Love and I’ll Follow the Sun, to name but four,
are a joy to listen to on this copy. The audio grading for all tracks on this
vinyl is MINT. Most gaps are silent with only the sound of the needle on vinyl evident
between the occasional track. This is one copy I will be sorry to see go. A
fabulous listening experience and a true audiophile copy.
Due to its flimsy construction and also due to the difficulty
in removing and placing the record back into the inner gatefold area, it has
become one of the hardest of all Beatles covers to find in excellent to nr mint
condition. This original dark 1964 sleeve has remained untouched for the best
part of 50 years and this becomes apparent when handling it.
A truly superb example; the front panel still has
its original sharp edges and is free from any thumbnail creases. The only
imperfection to the front panel is a laminate crease to the top right hand
corner. The rear panel also retains its high gloss laminate sheen and shows
none of the wear normally associated with this cover. The writing on the spine
is clearly visible. All in all this is a great cover and ultra rare in this
Inner-sleeve EXC+ to MINT-
Clean & correct 1964 ‘rice paper’ inner with no
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