Yardbirds – Little Games 1967 true mono U.S. LP with Jimmy Page

$125.00

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Free U.S. shipping!  An original true mono pressing of the 1967 LP Little Games by the Yardbirds.

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Offered for sale is a true mono U.S. pressing of the 1967 LP Little Games by the Yardbirds, featuring Jimmy Page on guitar.

Note: Due to a mastering error, nearly all copies of this album that are labeled as mono actually play in stereo. This copy plays in mono.

About this copy: This copy of Little Games is a 1967 U.S. mono pressing on the Epic label.

The cover is VG, with moderate general wear and a punch hole in the upper left hand corner.  There are no splits.

The disc is VG, with a few light marks on each side.  It’s close to VG+, and the record appears to have had relatively little play.  It’s a fairly clean disc that should play well.

A nice copy of a record that’s much harder to find in mono than most collectors realize.

Background: Little Games, released in July 1967, was the final studio album by the Yardbirds.   The LP was originally released only in the United States, and sold rather poorly, reaching #80 on the U.S. album charts.

Little Games was the band’s only studio LP recorded with Jimmy Page on guitar.

While the album was released in both mono and stereo, as was the custom at the time, most copies sold were stereo copies, as most buyers preferred stereo pressings by that time, and the mono version was deleted in early 1968.

Due to a manufacturing error, most copies of Little Games that are labeled as mono were mistakenly pressed in stereo, and play in stereo despite having mono labels!

True mono pressings have the matrix number XEM 118049 on side 1 and XEM 118050 on side 2.  These numbers are also stamped in the dead wax area of the vinyl.

The mispressed copies sold as mono pressings have the numbers XSB 118049 and XSB 118050 on the labels and stamped in the dead wax area of the LP.

These are the numbers for the stereo pressing, and those copies, even though they have mono labels and were shipped in mono covers, actually play in stereo!

The “true mono” pressings of this LP are surprisingly rare; this is only the second stock mono copy we’ve ever had for sale.

You can listen to the title track here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
LN 24313
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Mono
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in