Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the U.S. limited edition picture disc of Abbey Road by the Beatles.
About this copy: This copy of Abbey Road is a still sealed limited edition picture disc LP, issued in the U.S. in 1979. As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The shrink wrap is 100% intact, with no rips, holes or tears, though there is a small saw mark in the cover in the lower right hand corner. The upper left hand corner of the cover is slightly bent.
A nice copy of a great-looking picture disc, and the first sealed U.S. copy we’ve had in quite a while.
Background: During the late 1970s, record companies started sending out picture discs of new albums as promotional items. These records soon became popular with collectors and the record companies, seeing an opportunity for extra money, began issuing limited edition picture discs commercially of then-new and older popular titles.
This fad didn’t last long, as buyers soon grew wary of paying twice the price for a picture disc of an album they likely already owned, and by 1980, releases of picture disc LPs in the United States became somewhat of a rare occurrence.
Among the titles released at the time were two titles by the Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. The Sgt. Pepper disc was released first and sold quite well. By the time Abbey Road was released, buyers had become reluctant to pay big bucks for picture discs, and a lot of stores didn’t even bother to stock it.
As a result, the Abbey Road picture disc is considerably rarer than the Sgt. Pepper version.
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