codes: 3/AR & 1/AR (First
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A beautifully preserved disc which is totally unmarked in strong daylight. It retains its original factory sheen and shop freshness. Even under an unforgiving halogen desklight no marks are revealed other than faint whispy sleeve removal marks. The heavy duty disc lies 100% on the turntable.
A superb set of fresh labels showing only a small number of spindle trails. Side 2 has the ultra-rare MT tax code usually associated with much earlier releases. There is no writing to either label.
Silent intro and then side 1 bursts into the title tracks Help! Tracks such as The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love way and It’s Only Love sound fresh and dynamic. The easily damaged inner most track Ticket to Ride plays superbly. Yesterday is distortion free and with barely any noticeable surface noise on the run in. All in all a stunning sounding copy with little to no surface noise audible between tracks or on the music. Needless to say the record does not jump or stick. Being very familiar with the mono version, what struck me most when listening to this stereo version is how very different it is from its mono counterpart. McCartney’s elongated ‘Yes’ during his vocal on The Night Before is very different to the mono version, the echo on Lennon’s vocal on You’ve Got to Hide Your Love way are just two examples, all in all a different sounding record to the mono version and a necessary inclusion to any Beatles collection.
EXC+ to MINT-
An original stereo 1st issue patents pending Garrod & Lofthouse cover, dating to the original release date of August 1965, with the larger outline stereo. A superb example with very little to fault. The front panel is pristine except for a tiny amount of wear on the bottom left corner. The rear panel is clean and veryfresh and shows very little signs of handling.On close inspectionand when angled towards the light I noticeda superficial crease mark near the top left flipback.All flipbacks are strong and fullyintact and there are no signs of writing or personalisation to any part of the cover. The spine is perfect. The cover is a fraction short of a nr MINT grade but stronger than an excellent +. Most dealers would grade at nr MINT for sure. Original ‘65 covers in this condition are extremely rare, just check out the rest of ebay and your local charity shop to see the vinyl on sale, now mostly 70’s and 80’s.
Inner-sleeve Excellent +
Original and correct Emitex rice paper inner in superb condition.
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This record has been strictly and conservativelygraded to ‘UK RECORD COLLECTOR' standards.
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