Offered for sale is an early stereo UK pressing of Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel.
About this copy: This copy of Bookends is a stereo pressing from the UK on the solid orange CBS label.
The cover is a laminated mono cover with a stereo sticker on the back. The cover is VG+ with a small amount of ring wear on the back cover and a bit of wear at the edges and corners.
The disc is VG++, with only a few light scuffs and a few spindle marks on the label. It’s close to M-.
Stampers are A4/B3.
A nice copy of a terrific album.
A nice copy of a terrific record and our favorite Simon and Garfunkel album.
Background: Bookends was the fourth album by Simon and Garfunkel, released in April, 1968. Featuring the singles “A Hazy Shade of Winter” and “Mrs. Robinson,” the album reached #1 on the Billboard album charts.
Early pressings of Bookends are quite desirable, as the master tapes for the Bookends have reportedly been lost, which is why we’ve never seen a high quality audiophile reissue of the album. All recent reissues have been made from tapes that are copies of copies.
The sound on early pressings, both U.S. and those from the UK is exceptional.