Beatles – Sgt. Pepper Japan red vinyl Apple LP with obi


A limited edition gray/pink marbled vinyl pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, issued in Canada in 1978.

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Offered for sale is a red vinyl Japanese pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, complete with original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the second Japanese issue, released in late 1969.  Like the first version, the disc was pressed on  “Everclean” red vinyl, but was issued on the Apple label, rather than the Odeon label that was used for the 1967 first issue.

The second issue is actually harder to find on red vinyl than the first one.

The cover is M-.  This LP was issued without the cutout insert that was included in U.S. and UK copies.  It was also issued without a lyric insert.

The obi is VG++, with a couple of wringles on the “hojyuhyo,” or re-order tag, which is still attached.

The original black paper inner sleeve is included.  While it has a few wrinkles, it has no tears or splits.

The red vinyl disc is M-, with a few spindle marks on the labels.

A beautiful copy of a fairly scarce colored vinyl Beatles LP and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background:  There’s not much point in writing about Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; entire books have been written about the album.  It’s not only the best-known album of the Beatles’ catalog, but it’s regarded as one of the most influential albums ever released.

In 1978, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl LPs, and record companies around the world released a number of then-new and older titles on colored vinyl as limited edition pressings.

While The Beatles 1962-1966, The Beatles 1967-1970, and The Beatles were released on colored vinyl in the United States at that time, there were two titles released by Capitol on colored vinyl only in Canada – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, on gray marbled vinyl, and Love Songs, which was pressed on yellow vinyl.

Neither album was widely imported at the time, and they’re both somewhat hard to find today.

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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