Sold Date: September 21, 2022
Start Date: September 11, 2022
Final Price: £790.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 29
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The Beatles - Abbey Road
This outstanding 'final-upgrade' copy of the Beatles' final studio album is a UK first pressing on the dark green Apple Records label. 
The vinyl has the 1st variation dark green apple labels that comes without 'Her Majesty' credit on the final song of side 2, 'The End'. 
The vinyl is housed in the original fully laminated Garrod & Lofthouse sleeve with the much sought after 'misaligned apple logo' to the rear of the sleeve. 
Also included is the original die cut black inner sleeve that was only sold with the first few copies!

Serial number: PCS 7088
Matrix number: YEX 749 - 2 / YEX 750 - 1
Stamper codes: 5 MMH / 4 ADM
Vinyl Weight: 146g 


Vinyl: MINT -

Labels: MINT -
The labels are bright, clean and without writing. Only very light spindle marks can be seen to both sides. 
Visual: MINT -
Immaculate 'factory-fresh' deep-gloss playing surfaces which are completely unmarked in strong daylight. Underneath a halogen desk lamp a few barely visible wispy paper hairlines can be seen alongside a sparkling rainbow shine. Difficult to upgrade from this.
Sound Quality: Mint -
The audio is fantastic. This copy has clearly only been played a handful of times on good equipment. There is no sign of groove/play wear. There are quiet lead-ins to both sides and minimal static in between tracks. There is great channel separation, clear vocals and punchy bass. You will not need to look for another copy of this fantastic record.
Sleeve: MINT -
This 1st class sleeve looks 'shop-new'. Both sides retain a glossy finish with bright colours. A couple of short laminate ripples (usually present from the factory) are the only features keeping this sleeve from MINT. All four corners are crisp and sharp without any evidence of wear. The opening and top and bottom edges along with the 'pinched' spine are without any wear.
Inner Sleeve: EXCELLENT
The original die-cut black inner sleeve is in great condition. It shows one small tear to the centre and one or two to the opening edge. There is a crease to one corner.  The vinyl is housed inside an audiophile quality, anti-static inner sleeve to help protect and preserve the record and inner sleeve. 

The record will be sent via an insured courier in a padded vinyl mailer.
Please see my other listings. I am selling some rarities from my personal collection. 
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