Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition white vinyl pressing of Let It Be by the Beatles, issued in Great Britain in 1978.
These colored vinyl LPs were issued only for export, and were not sold in the UK.
About this copy: This copy of Let It Be is a 1978 UK pressing on the Apple label.
This is the original 1978 issue and not one of the newer unauthorized white vinyl pressings that have been seen on the market recently.
As the album is still sealed, the white vinyl record is presumably new and unplayed.
The shrink wrap is 100% intact, with no rips, tears or holes. There is a hype sticker attached to the shrink wrap that says “Coloured Vinyl.”
This one is as close to perfect as you’ll ever see and will likely represent your final upgrade.
A beautiful copy of a record that’s quite hard to find and the first sealed copy we’ve had in quite a while.
Background: In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl, so record companies around the world began pressing both old and (then-) new titles on colored vinyl as limited edition pressings.
In Great Britain, EMI Records pressed four different titles by the Beatles on colored vinyl: Magical Mystery Tour (yellow), Abbey Road (green), The Beatles (white), and Let It Be, which was also pressed on white vinyl.
All four titles were pressed for export only, and were not sold within the United Kingdom. Most, if not all, of those titles were exported to the United States, where they were readily available for the short time they were in print.
All four titles are scarce today.
Let It Be was the final studio album by the Beatles, released in May, 1970. As the album was technically a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, distribution of the album was handled by ABCKO, the company that belonged to Beatles manager Allen Klein, rather than Capitol Records.
When Apple Records was dissolved in 1975, Let It Be became the only Beatles studio album to go out of print, and it was actually out of print for several years in the late 1970s and occasionally turned up for sale in discount bins.
The album reached number one on both the US and UK album charts.
Allmusic.com gave Let It Be a 4 1/2 star review:
The only Beatles album to occasion negative, even hostile reviews, there are few other rock records as controversial as Let It Be. … All that said, the album is on the whole underrated, even discounting the fact that a sub-standard Beatles record is better than almost any other group’s best work. …As flawed and bumpy as it is, it’s an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever.
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