Matrix numbers: 63260 A1 & 63280 B1
Vinyl weight: 125g
Housed in a front laminated 'Ernest J. Day' printed mono cover, complete with its original die-cut CBS advertising inner-sleeve.
A flawless set with no spindle marks or wear to or around either centre hole.
Visual: NEAR MINT
Both sides of this immaculate disc appear 'as new' with all of their just-pressed deep-gloss rainbow shine fully intact nothing to fault in strong daylight. Closer inspection directly beneath halogen light reveals just a single flaw - a tiny hairline at the beginning of track 4. However apart from that and a few faint marks from inner-sleeve storage, this is easily the best copy of this pressing we have ever had the pleasure to offer.
Audio: NEAR MINT
This wonderful sounding example appears unplayed and the sound quality of this dedicated mono mix is breathtaking.
All tracks play with no trace groove/play wear or any crackle or interference. The aforementioned mark causes a light repeating tick for approximately the first 20 seconds of 'Beechwood Park', but the rest of the album is flawless and guaranteed not to disappoint.
Cover: NEAR MINT
A fabulous strong, vibrant & unworn which looks like it left the shops last week, let alone 51 years ago.
The front panel is unworn and the laminate retains a superb high-gloss mirror-like finish with no 'thumbnail' wrinkle or creases. There is slight shelfwear bruising to the tips of the left corners but both opening edges are sharp and unworn. The exposed rear panel is, as you can see, clean & unblemished with no noticeable blemishes or wear to any part. Both seams are smooth & intact and the spine is clean & fully worded.
Inner-sleeve: NEAR MINT
The icing on the cake of this investment-grade example.