Offered for sale is an early Japanese red vinyl pressing of The Beatles (aka the “White Album”) by the Beatles, with a numbered cover, poster, bonus photos and rare original obi.
About this copy: This copy of The Beatles is an early Japanese pressing on the Apple label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
This set is complete with the exception of the small card that lists the song titles in Japanese. This card is nearly always missing and we’ve never actually seen one.
The numbered cover (A155155) is in VG++, with faint foxing at the top of the cover. It’s very close to M-.
The original “medallion” obi is VG++ with a few minor wrinkles, but no tears. There are no folds in the die-cut portion. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, has been removed.
The poster is included; it’s VG++, with slight wear at the folds, but no holes or tears. The original black inner sleeves are included, and are VG++, with a few wrinkles, but no splits.
The four bonus photos are VG++, with a bit of foxing, but no holes or tears.
The two red vinyl discs are M-. There are a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. The records have clearly been played only a few times.
A gorgeous copy of a classic LP that almost never turns up in this condition. This one will be hard to upgrade.
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.
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|
|Year of Release:||1969|