John Lennon Yoko Ono Two Virgins NEAR MINT UK 1968 1st Press LP Beatles - rare vinyl collector item


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John Lennon/Yoko Ono - Two Virgins - *NEAR MINT* UK 1968 1st Press LP - Beatles

John LennonYoko Ono  Two Virgins  NEAR MINT UK 1968 1st Press LP  Beatles
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#9053
Ebay Item #
291374270982
Sold Price
$862.79
Bids
22
Auction End date
15 Feb 2015
Seller Location
Linz

Item Description


JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO - 'TWO VIRGINS'
Just 5,000 copies of this album which was released on November 28th 1968. Due to the nature of the cover EMI agreed only to press the discs but refused to handle distribution or print the covers. The distribution was subsequently taken up by Track Records and a small independent printing firm 'Technink' was contracted to print the infamous covers.

The 'music' itself was the result of an all-night session of musical experimentation in Lennon's home studio at Kenwood with Yoko Ono and features 'avant-garde' pieces featuring tape loops from John's Mellotron, piano, organ, drums played by John together with sound effects and ad-lib comments and noises with Yoko.



This NEAR MINT stereo pressing is on the dark green Apple label with the Track logo & catalogue number: 613012


Machine stamped matrices: SAPCOR 2 A-1 & SAPCOR 2 B-1

Vinyl weight: 147g


Housed in its infamous nude cover printed by 'Technink Limited' & complete with matt-black inner-sleeve.

N.B. UK pressings were not routinely sold in brown paper bags as in the U.S.



CONDITION

Disc

Labels: NEAR MINT

A pristine pair bearing just two faint spindle trails around each unworn centre hole.

Visual: NEAR MINT

Immaculate 'factory-fresh' deep-gloss playing surfaces which are unmarked in strong daylight with just a few harmless wispy marks from the inner and a sparkling rainbow shine beneath halogen light. No need to upgrade this disc.

Sound Quality: NEAR MINT

According to its original owner, this LP was played just once and my single play-check confirms the sound quality to be flawless throughout.

Cover: EXCELLENT +

This remarkably well-preserved example is clean & fully intact and must be one of the best of its kind surviving.


The fron panel retains an unscratched laminate with just an unavoidable light disc impression, but no 'thumbnails' or any other creasing.

As is common for these covers, there is a little laminate lift towards the spine, but it is not cracked or has any missing pieces.


All corners are sharp & square and both opening edges are unworn.

Both seams and the unworded spine are all smooth, unstressed & unsplit.

Inner sleeve: EXCELLENT +

Clean & unworn with just a few gentle storage bends, but no tears or seam splits.



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