September 21, 2022
Start Date: September 11, 2022
Final Price: £386.99 (GBP)
Bid Count: 10
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The Beatles - Rubber Soul
This exceptional copy of the Beatles' fourth studio album is a UK first pressing, the so-called 'loud-cut', on the yellow and black Parlophone label.
The vinyl is housed within the original front-side laminated Ernest J. Day & Co. flip-back sleeve.
The album is complete with the original polythene lined EMItex die-cut inner sleeve.
Serial number: PMC 1267
Matrix number: XEX 579 - 1 / XEX 580 - 1
Stamper codes: 5 AT / 2 AL
Vinyl Weight: 170g
The labels are bright and clean. 'C K' can be seen written either side of the pound sign on side 1. Only very light spindle marks can be seen to both sides.
Immaculate 'factory-fresh' deep-gloss playing surfaces which show only subtle paper scuffs in strong daylight. A really strong example.
Sound Quality: EXCELLENT +
The audio is fantastic. This copy has clearly been played cautiously on good quality equipment. There is no sign of groove/play wear. There are quiet lead-ins to both sides and minimal static in between tracks. There are clear vocals and punchy bass. You will struggle to find a better listening experience.
Sleeve: MINT -
The sleeves looks superb. The front retains a glossy finish with bright colours. The rear is exceptionally clean. The bottom flip-back has a small crease as is often seen with E J Day sleeves. All four corners are crisp and sharp. The opening edges, top and bottom edges, and square spine are all without any wear.
Inner Sleeve: EXCELLENT
The original inner sleeve is in great condition. It is perfectly clean with no tears, writing or seam splits. 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.
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