This exceptional ITALIAN 1st MONO pressing of their film soundtrack LP dates from its July 1964 release.
It is on the earliest red & silver Parlophon label: PMCQ 31504
Matrix numbers: XEX 481-3N & XEX 482-3N
The cutting date '28.7.64' is etched into each run-out.
Vinyl weight: 172g
Housed in a glossy, bi-flipback mono cover printed by 'A Saita' in Milan.
Complete with its original clear polythene inner-sleeve.
Labels: EXCELLENT +
A beautiful vibrant & unblemished set with just a small handful of faint spindle trials around each unworn centre hole.
Visual/Audio: EXCELLENT +
Both playing surfaces of this well cared-for, little played copy are clean & glossy and retain a fine 'as new' gloss. The only mark visible in strong dayight is a very faint/thin fingernail scuff line on side 1. Closer examination beneath halogen light reveals only some harmless wispy marks from the few times this disc has been removed from its cover. The sound throughout is fresh & unworn with just a touch of low-level vinyl background on the run-ins and on the introduction of 'If I Fell'. There are no clicks, pops or any other audible distractions on this well preserved gem.
Cover: EXCELLENT +
Extremely hard to find in anything approaching this condition, this delicate cover has been correctly stored the past 53 years in a clean, non-smoking environment. The front panel is clean & unfaded with just an unavoidable faint disc impression and a couple of small spine wrinkles, but no 'thumbnails'. Apart from a hint of shelfwear to the tip of the lower right corner all are in superb unworn shape as are both razor-sharp opening edges. The rear panel is clean and white with slight natural toning to he flipbacks and opening edge, together with a couple of spots of dried adhesive from manufacture. Like most copies, this has a 2.5cm stress midway down the spine but the lettering is clean & unworn and both seams are smooth & fully intact. Not many left in this condition.
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