Offered for sale is an early U.S. pressing of The Beatles (aka the “White Album”) by the Beatles, with a numbered cover and all inserts.
This is the somewhat scarcer variation with the Capitol logo at the bottom of the label on sides two and four.
About this copy: This copy of The Beatles is an early U.S. pressing from Capitol’s Winchester, Virginia pressing plant, so it likely dates from 1969 or so.
This issue does have the numbered cover (A2441062) and unlike most early U.S. copies, this cover has no seam splits!
The cover is VG+ with slight general wear. There are two tiny staple holes in the upper left hand corner of the cover, as the original retailer apparently stapled the price tag to the cover.
The poster is M- with no holes or tears.
The four photos are M-.
The discs are M-; they look like they’ve been in and out of the paper sleeves a couple of times but show no signs of play. There are no spindle marks on the labels.
A nice copy of an LP that’s usually found in terrible condition.
Background: The Beatles, aka the “White Album”, was the ninth studio album by the Beatles (by the UK method of counting, anyway.) Released in late 1968, the album reached #1 on the charts pretty much everywhere and is the largest-selling album in the band’s history, as a sale of a double album counted as two albums sold.
Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. …None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1969|