On offer here is a VERY rare Double LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by The Beatles called "The Beatles" (more commonly known as 'The White Album') and is an ORIGINAL UK MONO 1st Pressing on the 1st Press DARK Apple labels!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BEATLES LPs OF ALL TIME AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! IT IS ONE OF THE RAREST LPs ON THE APPLE LABEL, AND INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS INCREDIBLE DOUBLE LP IS 100% COMPLETE WITH ITS ORIGINAL HUGE POSTER, 2-RECORDS, 4 COLOUR 'PRINTS', 1 SPACER, 2 BLACK APPLE INNERS, AND VERY LOW 'NUMBERED' (0025158) TOP OPENING GATEFOLD MONO COVER!!!!
IN FACT, THE MEGA LOW '0025158' NUMBER IS ONE OF THE LOWEST NUMBERS I HAVE EVER SEEN - AND CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THIS LP WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE WAY BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE, AND WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE 'ADVANCE ORDERS' COLLECTED FROM THE RECORD SHOP ON THE VERY FIRST 'DAY OF RELEASE'!!!!
THIS DOUBLE LP IS MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE, WITH ULTRA RARE 1/1/1/1 MONO MATRIXES (MOST DONT!)!!!! SOME PEOPLE ODDLY BELIEVE THE EMI TEXT ON THE LABELS MAKES A DIFFERENCE (I HAVE NEVER HELD THIS VIEW - ESPECIALLY WHEN A LOW NUMBERED '0002902' COPY RECENTLY SOLD WITH THIS TEXT ON EVERY LABEL, AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS!). SO EVEN THOUGH THIS DOUBLE LP HAS NO 'EMI RECORD' TEXT ON ANY OF THE LABELS - THIS IS CLEARLY COMPLETE FANTASY AND AN IRRELEVANCE HERE. NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS DOUBLE LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND IS VERY HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION NOW!!!! THE POSTER IS IN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME CONDITION (AND CLEARLY HASNT EVER LEFT THE COVER!), THE 4 'COLOUR PRINTS' ARE SIMPLY STUNNING (I HAVE EVEN TAKEN A PICTURE OF THE BACK OF THEM!), THE BLACK INNERS ARE IN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION (WITH NO SPLITS FOR ONCE!), THE RECORDS ARE BOTH IN BRILLIANT CONDITION (WITH SUPERB LABELS!) - AND EVEN THE GATEFOLD COVER IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION - WITH 100% PERFECT SPINE TEXT FOR ONCE!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP EVEN HAS ITS ORIGINAL BLANK 'SPACER' USED TO SEPARATE EACH GROUP OF 4 PRINTS IN THE PACKING PROCESS - WHICH IS SOMETHING YOU ALMOST NEVER SEE NOW!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!!
IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING, THAT FOR ONCE ALL PARTS OF THIS DOUBLE LP ARE 100% GENIUNE 1ST PRESS ITEMS - AND HAVE NOT BEEN SWOPPED OR CHANGED FROM A LATER PRESSING!!!! AS YOU CAN SEE IN MY PICTURES THE 'LIPSTICK' AREA ON THE POSTER IS 100% SHARP IN DETAIL AND IS NOT FADED AT ALL (LATER ONES ARE!). AND ALL PARTS OF THE POSTERS HAVE PERFECT PRINTING - WHICH IS NOT PRESENT ON LATER ONES!!!! THE FOUR COLOUR PRINTS ARE PERFECT IN COLOUR & SIZE, WITH DEEP COLOURS AND ONLY A VERY LIGHTLY TEXTURED BACK (LATER ONES HAVE HEAVIER TEXTURE). MOST IMPORTANTLY THE BACK OF THE COLOUR PRINTS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME COLOUR AS THE BORDER ON THE FRONT OF THEM (LATER ONES ARENT!)!!!! AND THE 'SPACER' IS MADE OF THIN PAPER, IS LIGHTLY AGED (WHICH CANNOT BE FAKED) AND HAS A VERY LIGHTLY TEXTURED BACK AND SMOOTH FRONT (FAKE SPACERS DON'T!)!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL, THAT EVERY SINGLE PART OF THIS DOUBLE LP LISTED ABOVE IS A 100% GENIUNE 1ST PRESS ITEM - AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL TO THE DOUBLE LP SINCE THE DAY IT WAS MADE BACK IN 1968!!!!
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1968 UK MONO 1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS DARK APPLE LABELS, 1ST PRESS 1/1/1/1 MONO MATRIXES, 1ST PRESS 'SOLD IN THE UK' LABEL TEXT, BLACK INNER SLEEVES, 1ST PRESS POSTER, 1ST PRESS 4 'COLOUR PRINTS', 1ST PRESS 'SPACER', AND 1ST PRESS TOP OPENING 'VERY LOW NUMBERED' (0025158) FULLY LAMINATED FLIPBACK 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' MONO COVER!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!! The records are pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The matrix numbers are XEX 709-1, XEX 710-1, XEX 711-1 & XEX 712-1 (the VERY 'Earliest' possible!)!!!! The Cat. No is PMC 7067/68 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press DARK Apple labels (see picture) and is a MONO 1st Pressing!!!! All the tracks are Pure quality Beatles at their best!!!! Any fan of The Beatles, or 60s music in general, will want to have this in their collection!!!!
BOTH record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO wear, NO writing, and only a few light spindle marks!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s Double LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and BOTH records have NO scratches, only 2 or 3 light hairlines, only 2 or 3 VERY light scufflines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! ALL SIDES RETAIN EVERY BIT OF THEIR ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINE LIKE NEW!!!! It is great to find that the playing of the records are as STUNNING as the visual!!!! They play with NO pops, barely ANY clicks AT ALL, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some some slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO distortion and NO groovewear either!!!! The records must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! A VERY NICE SET OF RECORDS INDEED!!!! Believe me these records are NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! BOTH records also come in what looks to be their ORIGINAL Black inner sleeves which are both in absolutely SUPERB condition - with NO edge splits, NO centre hole splits, and NO repairs either!!!! However - although these black inners have EVERY SINGLE correct characteristic for a 1st Press inner sleeve (one centre hole, flipback construction, etc!), they look a bit too 'fresh' for my liking, and so could well be a set of re-pro inners. The ULTRA RARE 100% GENIUNE 1st Press 'Colour' Poster, 1st Press 4 Colour 'Prints' & 1st Press 'Spacer' are all in absolutely SUPERB condition (see pictures) and it is VERY clear that they have NEVER left the cover!!!! A SUPERB SET OF INSERTS!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Garrod & Lofthouse' Gatefold TOP Opening FULLY Laminated Flipback 'Numbered' MONO Cover is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear (PERFECT side words for once!), NO splits, only VERY slight corner wear, only a VERY few light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO ringwear, VERY shiny laminate, NO grubbyness, barely ANY yellowing AT ALL (virtually NONE!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The TOP opening edges are beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the laminated inside of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO writing, VERY nice flipbacks, STUNNING shiny 'mirror-like' laminate, NO grubbyness, and NO yellowing!!!! The MEGA low '0025158' number on the cover front is EXACTLY 'as printed' back in 1968 and has absolutely NO wear AT ALL - though clearly the ink was low when printed as it is printed is VERY light grey (though still EXACTLY as printed in 1968!)!!!! The cover must MEGA STRICTLY grade Very Good++++ if not better - and is very VERY close to a grade above!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY WITH A MEGA LOW NUMBER LIKE THIS DOUBLE LP HAS!) - SO MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE Beatles LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 100% COMPLETE UK 1968 MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "THE BEATLES (THE WHITE ALBUM)" BY THE BEATLES, IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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