Beatles – Sgt. Pepper 1982 Japan red vinyl mono LP with obi

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A 1982 Japanese red vinyl mono pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition red vinyl mono 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 was part of a limited edition series of mono LPs released in Japan in 1982.  This was the first mono Japanese issue, as the original 1967 release was stereo only.

All of the discs in this series were pressed on red vinyl.

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

The lyric insert is included.

The obi looks M- with no wear or wrinkles, but it does have a small tear at the top edge.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a fairly scarce colored vinyl Beatles LP and the first copy of this that we’ve had for sale in decades.

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 the 1960s, most Japanese LPs were issued in stereo only, so most Japanese buyers never had the opportunity to hear the original mono mixes of most of the Beatles songs.

In 1982, EMI records released limited edition red vinyl pressings in mono of all of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me through Yellow Submarine.  This series was reissued in 1986, though that series featured a different obi from this one.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in