This exquisite UK 1st pressing dates from late 1968 on the dark green Apple Records label: PCS 7067/8
Both labels carry the 'Sold in UK...' text with 'An EMI Recording' on all labels.
The 'KT' purchase tax code is present in the centre of the side 2 label.
Matrices: YEX 709-2/710-2 & YEX 711-2/712-1
Stamper codes: 2/GRG, 2/GMT & 1/GAA &2/MP
Vinyl weights: 158g & 133g
Housed in a fully laminated 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed top-opening stereo gatefold cover numbered: No.0363484 (stereo covers began at No.0300000)
Complete with 4 x colour portrait photos, UK printed poster & original matt black, die-cut inner-sleeves.
Disc 1: MINT Disc 2: MINT -
All are pristine with just two light spindle trials on the side 3 label only.
Disc 1. MINT - Disc 2: EXCELLENT +
Disc 1 (usually the most worn) is in spectacular condition with just a couple of very faint marks form the inner-sleeve visible beneath halogen light. The other disc is just as clean with just a small mark to the edge of side 3 and a couple of faint scuffs on side 4. Rare to find these discs in this shape.
Audio: MINT -
Both discs have been played just once or twice at most. All tracks play cleanly and clearly with just 2 ticks on the run-in on side 3, but no trace of any groove/playwear, crackle or any other audible interference.
A superb strong, clean & white example form a non-smoking environment which would be hard to upgrade. Both front & rear panel are glossy and unworn with just a single spine bend which extends about 10cms inwards, which was probably made in the browsing racks in-store. The laminate around the raised front panel wording is fully intact and the unique number is bold and unworn. All of the top-opening edges are sharp and clean and the corners are square and unbumped. Both panels inside the gatefold are immaculate and the small 'stereo' indicator' is clean & readable on the rear panel. The spine laminate has a 3cm split midway along but both sets of lettering either end are fully covered and highly readable. Hard to find a better example.
Poster: EXCELLENT +
Very light handling wear only.
Clean & flat with some light wrinkles from storage but no tears or seam splits.
This LP will be packed in professional packaging to make sure it reaches you in the same condition it leaves us.
The item is located in and will be shipped (customs-free within the EU) from AUSTRIA via insured trackable airmail
Buyers located outside the EU are responsible for customs fees/charges levied by their own country of residence
We grade strictly & conservatively in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen light to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards
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