Beatles – Abbey Road original Japan red vinyl LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of Abbey Road by the Beatles, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Abbey Road by the Beatles, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Abbey Road is an original 1969 Japanese pressing, pressed on red vinyl and including the nearly-always-missing original die-cut “medallion” obi.

The cover is VG+, with no general wear, but wear at the edges and a 1/2″ split at the top near the mouth.

The original obi is M-, with no tears or folds. The “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, has been removed.

The original black inner sleeve and lyric insert are included.

The red vinyl disc is VG++, with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs and a number of spindle marks on the label.  It’s very close to M- and has clearly been well cared for.

A beautiful copy of an album that’s hard to find complete.

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.

As with every other album by the Beatles that was released in Japan in the 1960s, original pressings of Abbey Road were pressed on red “Everclean” vinyl, a compound that was created with hopes that the vinyl would be less prone to static electricity than the standard black vinyl of the day.

Some Beatles LPs were issued multiple times on red vinyl in Japan; A Hard Day’s Night, for instance, was released four times in the 1960s on red vinyl, and each pressing had a different obi on the cover.

Abbey Road, on the other hand, was only pressed on red vinyl one time, for the original release and those copies were only available for a few months before the record company changed the pressings to black vinyl.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in