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THE BEATLES MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR ORIGINAL 1980 MOBILE FIDELITY HIGH-QUALITY ORIGINAL MASTERS AUDIOPHILE, EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE VIRGIN VINYL LP MFSL-1-047
ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
ULTRA-RARE MOBILE FIDELITY TEST PRESSING
WELL, FOLKS, THIS IS IT: UNLESS THE MODERN SCIENCE CAN INVENT THE TIME MACHINE AND MIRACULOUSLY TRANSPORT US BACK TO THE ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS CIRCA MID- 60s, THIS IS ABOUT AS CLOSE AS ANY ONE OF US ALIVE WILL EVER GET TO THE ORIGINAL, UNQUALIZED AND UNMIXED BEATLES MULTITRACK SESSION TAPES. OSTENSIBLY, THE MOBILE FIDELITY S TEST PRESSINGS PRECIOUS FEW OF WHICH STILL SURVIVE ARE THE CLOSEST PHYSICAL APPROXIMATION OF THE EARLIEST VERSION OF THE FIRST GENERATION OF ORIGINAL RECORDINGS THE FAB FOUR AND GEORGE MARTIN CREATED AND PRODUCED IN THE RECORDING STUDIO AND INTENDED THEIR AUDIENCES TO HEAR. NOTHING ELSE APPROACHES THE ORIGINAL BEATLES SESSION MASTERS CLOSER THAN THIS. NOTHING
ORIGINAL WHITE MFSL LABEL, TEST PRESSING VERSION.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. AUDIOPHILE PRESSING THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER AMERICAN STYLE
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
FAIRLY THICK VINYL PRESSING On the scale from 1 to 10 1 being the least, and 10 being the most severe , we assess the thickness of the vinyl as 7.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TEST PRESSING APPARENTLY NEVER HAD A CUSTOM COVER THE ALBUM WILL BE SHIPPED IN A PLAIN, GENERIC WHITE CARDBOARD COVER. TEST PRESSINGS ARE RARELY IF EVER FOUND IN CUSTOM STOCK COVERS.
PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW
Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a recycled image from our previous auction. What you see is what you ll get. GUARANTEED
For its extraordinary contribution to the contemporary music, superb production, craftsmanship, fine musicianship, revolutionary significance and influence it exerted on numerous generations of musicians, songwriters and general public, or for some other inherent quality, this album was voted one of top-200 albums of all time in one of the largest poll of critics, music reviewers, show business professionals and producers ever organized: the poll, which was conducted by Paul Gambaccini, the legendary BBC Radio AR man, surveyed more than 50 top music professionals including Roy Carr, Jonathan Cott, Robert Christgau, Cameron Crowe, Chet Flippo, Ben Fong-Torres, Charlie Gillett, Greil Marcus, Murray the K., Lenny Kaye, Bruce Morrow a/k/a Cousin Brucie , Tim Rice , Lisa Robinson, Robert Shelton, Ed Ward, Joel Whitburn, Pete Wingfield, etc. . For more details, see: Critics Choice: Top-200 albums , Omnibus Press, Library of Congress Catalog No.7855565 or click here for the complete album listing
This is a rare opportunity to acquire this great album in its FINEST audio format, no longer in print, and no longer easily obtainable.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight
a WE GRADE THE VINYL AS NEAR MINT. Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions mostly sleeve scuffs - are barely visible, but are probably inaudible, and do not affect visual integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
b The record is STILL in its original inner, hi-grade MFSL PVC inner sleeve, which has - apparently with success - shielded the record from the harmful impact of elements over many years
c The record is pressed on a beautiful, high-quality, virgin-grade vinyl, which is usually used for audiophile, extended-dynamic-range, half-speed mastered and connoisseur pressings.
d In addition, the record is pressed on a RELATIVELY thick, inflexible vinyl. This is NOT a thin, flimsy dynaflex type , vinyl, but not the thickest, most rigid vinyl, either.
e Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording
COVER : This reference test pressing comes without any custom jacket, and will be shipped in a plain, generic, white MFSL cardboard test pressing cover NOT SEPARATELY GRADED, BUT IN A VERY NICE CONDITION OVERALL
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