Offered for sale is a limited edition green vinyl pressing of Abbey Road by the Beatles, issued in the UK in 1978.
These green vinyl pressings were made for export only and were not sold in the UK when new.
About this copy: This copy of Abbey Road is a 1978 UK issue on the Apple label.
The cover is VG with slight ring wear on the front cover, but no rips, tears or writing.
The disc is VG++ and very close to M-, with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs and a few spindle marks on the labels. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific album and the first one we’ve had for sale in quite a while.
Background: There’s not much to say about Abbey Road that hasn’t already been said; the album reached #1 on the album charts in 7 different countries, and has sold more than 12 million copies in the U.S. alone.
In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in both picture discs and colored vinyl, so record companies worldwide released a number of their popular titles, both old and new, in these formats as limited edition items.
In the UK, four titles by the Beatles were pressed on colored vinyl for export to the United States – Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be, the White Album, and Abbey Road. These titles were all available only for a limited time before being deleted, and all four are somewhat hard to find today.
In many ways, Abbey Road stands apart from the rest of the Beatles’ catalog, an album that gains considerable strength from its lush, enveloping production — a recording so luxuriant, it glosses over aesthetic differences between the group’s main three songwriters and ties together a series of disconnected unfinished songs into a complete suite. Where Sgt. Pepper pioneered such mind-bending aural techniques, Abbey Road truly seized the possibilities of the studio and, in doing so, pointed the way forward to the album rock era of the 1970s. Many of the studio tricks arrive during that brilliant suite of songs, a sequence that lasts nearly a full side of an album. … While a single song or segment can be dazzling, having a succession of marvelous, occasionally intertwined moments is not only a marvel but indeed a summation of everything that made the Beatles great.
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|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1978|