Beatles – White Album 1972 Japan 2 LP set with obi and poster

$60.00

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Free U.S. shipping!  A 1972 Japanese pressing of The Beatles (aka, The White Album) by the Beatles, including the original obi and poster.

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Description

Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of The Beatles, also known as, The White Album by the Beatles, including the poster and the original obi.

Note: This 1972 pressing had a numbered cover, unlike U.S. or UK issues of that time.

About this copy: This copy of the White Album is a 1972 pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in 1968.  The 1972 issue has “MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN” printed on the labels.

The cover is VG+ with moderate foxing, but no wear. The number “A 142653” printed on it in the lower right hand corner.

The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is attached.   The poster is VG+ with moderate foxing, but no rips, tears, or holes..

The four photos and the song title card are missing.

The discs are M- with slight foxing and a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice, if imperfect, copy of a classic LP.

Background:  The Beatles, aka the “White Album”, was the ninth studio album by the Beatles (by the UK method of counting, anyway.)  Released in late 1968, the album reached #1 on the charts pretty much everywhere and is the largest-selling album in the band’s history, as a sale of a double album counted as two albums sold.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles a 5 star review:

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. …None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

 

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
AP-8570~71
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.3 in