Offered for sale is a limited edition direct metal mastered (DMM) white vinyl pressing of The Beatles (aka The White Album) by the Beatles, issued in Germany in 1985.
This pressing is regarded by many as the best-sounding version of The White Album ever released on vinyl.
About this copy: This copy of The White Album is a 1985 German limited edition, pressed on white vinyl, and featuring a hype sticker on the cover that says “Pressung Weiss – Direct Metal DMM Mastering.”
The cover is VG++, with dents in two corners and a small dent on the upper edge of the back side.
“No. 104623” is faintly embossed on the front cover.
The poster is M- and has likely never been unfolded. The four photos are M-.
The two white vinyl discs are M-. The side two label has a couple of spindle marks on it; the other three labels have none. It looks like someone played the first side a couple of times. The other three sides may be unplayed. Clean discs!
A beautiful copy of a rare and desirable pressing of The White Album.
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.
Analog Planet had this to say about this particular pressing of The White Album:
Our next contestant, the 1985 German white vinyl direct-metal-mastered/DMM reissue (1C 172-04 173/74), is one of my favorite ways to listen to the The White Album in stereo. Compared to the 1978 UK white vinyl export, it is more dynamic and has greater clarity and definition. Listening to “Birthday”, the driving bass is phenomenally deep, taut and tuneful. Ambience retrieval is exceptional, with a layered soundstage and a believable presence on even the more difficult to reproduce tracks. The subtle inner details of the guitars on “Back in the USSR” are revealed, and Ringo’s double tracked drum fills are conveyed with powerful energy on “Glass Onion”. The cymbals can sound a little splashy at times, and on some systems this pressing may not be as laid back as you might like. But I believe it’s a mastering that fits the majority of the songs on this recording. Try listening to Lennon’s “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide But Me And My Monkey”. This LP cuts through the confusion, rendering the dueling guitars brilliantly and the ringing hand-bell distinctly and realistically.
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.
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|Country of origin:||Germany|
||1C 172-04 173/74|
|Year of Release:||1985|