February 11, 2024
Start Date: February 1, 2024
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THE BEATLES - LET IT BEA COMPLETE ORIGINAL UK 1st Ever PRESSING BOX SET. A great rarity in stunning, archival condition! A COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1st Ever UK PRESSING. It looks almost unplayed, and unusually it comes with its original Apple poster and original box and inner trays!
AN ULTRA RARE, COMPLETE and ORIGINAL RED APPLE COVER - MADE IN ENGLAND in 1970.This is a great opportunity to own a classic rare piece of musical history, from my own personal collection, with ABSOLUTELY TOP AUDIO THROUGHOUT!
The Vinyl LP comes in the correct plain white 'Made in England' PATENT No. inner record sleeve and is housed in its original and correct Fully Laminated Garrod & Lofthouse cover, displaying the ULTRA RARE RED APPLE logo to the reverse of the sleeve. The spine reads 'The Beatles', 'Let It Be', 'PCS 7096'.
CAT NO:....PCS 7096 - STEREO
LABEL PRESS DETAILS:
Original UK 1st APPLE press. CAT NO: PCS 7096 - STEREO, with small P next to the date of 1970."An EMI Recording" and Mfd in the UK. text on the left hand side.
MATRIX NOs. ON RUN-OUT GROOVE - 1ST EVER PRESSING
Side 1: YEX 773 - 2U
side 2: YEX 774 - 2U
Side 1. '' 1 6 O G paragraph "
Side 2. '' 1 H L (with a number 2 that has been scratched out) "
Side One: 1. Two Of Us 2. Dig A Pony 3. Across The Universe 4. I Me Mine 5. Dig It 6. Let It Be 7. Maggie Mae
THIS IS A COMPLETE GENUINE RARE UK ORIGINAL AND IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A COMPLETE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE VINYL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME.An exceptional pressing that plays with perfect pitch from start to finish. A complete pressing of one of The Beatles most sought after collections.
Let It Be is the 12th and final studio album released by The Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970 by the band's Apple Records label shortly after the group's announced break-up. Most of Let It Be was recorded in January 1969, before the recording and release of the album Abbey Road. For this reason some critics and fans, such as Mark Lewisohn, argue that Abbey Road should be considered the group's final album and Let It Be the penultimate.
Let It Be was originally intended to be released before Abbey Road during mid-1969 as Get Back, but The Beatles were unhappy with this version, which was mixed and compiled by Glyn Johns, and it was temporarily shelved. A new version of the album was created by Phil Spector in 1970 and finally released as Let It Be, serving as the album for the 1970 motion picture of the same name. While three songs from the sessions were released as singles before the album's release, "Get Back"/"Don't Let Me Down" and "Let It Be", the songs were remixed by Spector for the album and "Don't Let Me Down" was not included.
The rehearsals and recording sessions for the album did not run smoothly. The acrimony that began during the recording of the previous year's White Album resumed soon after the rehearsals began. At one point, George Harrison walked out and quit the group after severely arguing with both Paul McCartney and John Lennon, only to be coaxed back some days later. The film version is famous for showcasing a number of conflicts between the group members and has frequently been referred to as a documentary intended to show the making of an album but instead showing "the break-up of a band".
By late 1968, more than two years after The Beatles gave up touring, Paul McCartney was eager for the group to perform live again. McCartney felt that the group's cohesiveness had been lost through years without playing live, and from using the studio not to record ensemble performances but to make increasingly complex recordings made up of parts played individually by each Beatle as overdubs rather than as a group. He believed that the best way to improve band relations and revive enthusiasm was to get the group back into rehearsal as quickly as possible (the White Album sessions having only been concluded in October 1968) and begin work on a new album that made little or no use of studio artifice or multiple overdubbing. This would allow the group to return to their roots by playing as a true ensemble, perhaps recording some or all of the new album during a one-off live concert or full concert tour.
In March 1970 the session tapes were given to American producer Phil Spector. Spector worked on the tracks and compiled the eventually released album—by now entitled Let It Be. The album and the film with the same name were released on 8 May 1970; The Beatles had already broken up by that time. The film captured the critical tensions within the band, and also included footage from the rooftop concert. The rooftop performance closed with the song "Get Back", and afterwards Lennon said, "I'd like to say 'thank you' on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."
In the UK, the album was originally issued by Apple (and distributed by EMI) in a lavish boxed set that also included a book featuring stills from the Let It Be film. Several months later, the album was reissued in Great Britain in a standard LP jacket. In the United States, the Let It Be album was issued in a standard jacket, without the book. Despite mixed reviews at the time of its release, the album was ranked number 86 in the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003. Let It Be would earn the top spot on both the American and British record charts, with the "Let It Be" single and "The Long and Winding Road" also reaching number one in the US, and is considered a late master work of the great band.
ALBUM PLAYED FOR GRADING:
Yes – great sound quality throughout.
This great record plays through with superb 1st press power and clarity, it looks and sounds barely played. With absolutely Top Audio throughout, the tones are beautifully defined on this original UK pressing, with a great depth of sound and each channel being clearly defined, with a warm rich audio that is infinitely superior to later pressings. There is barely any light occasional static and needless to say there are no obvious sound blemishes, no loud pops, clicks and no distortion.
A thick quality pressing with the wider 1st pressed grooves means that the audio really packs a punch. Strong, undistorted sound, the channels are clean and unstressed. Great audio with no obvious interference to distract form the enjoyment of this ground breaking record. It really sounds great and plays with great sound separation and clarity! I will give a detailed account below:
This great sounding 1st stereo pressing starts with little light static during the run ins and intro to 'Two of Us', a relatively gentle track that can still be plagued by crackle, hiss and static. Just great clear sound, the track plays superbly with not a single loud click or pop, and just some very light occasional surface sound at all.
Again, the quiet intro to 'Dig A Pony' also sounds very clear and the whole of the first side really plays with superb, clear audio throughout. There are a couple of pops in the middle and there is very little surface sound and that is extremely rare for any vinyl.
'Across The Universe' sounds great, with super clear audio, its such a delicate track and prone to distortion and other noises. There is barely any light occasional static, the sound is incredibly clear. 'I Me Mine' comes in again with incredibly clear bright sound, I could detect no static and certainly no distortion. I can confirm this whole album plays without a hint of distortion what so ever. There are no light tics in the middle of the track, and no pops or clicks.
'Dig It' sounds incredible, with all the vocals sounding perfect, no static and no tics, pops or clicks. The classic 'Let It Be' sounds superb, with no light surface sound, and no light pops or tics. 'Maggie May' ends side 1. with great clear sound. Virtually no faint occasional static and no loud pops or clicks. Superb.
'I've Got A Feeling' kicks in side 2. with bright, clear audio. There is some very light static at the very start, but its very light by any standards, and there are no tics, clicks or pops. 'One After 909' also plays superbly, still with no pops or clicks, and no detectable static. I'm very happy to say that the same goes for the intro to 'The Long and Winding Road'. So often heavily distorted and affected by clicks and hiss, it plays through with great clarity and superb sound. There is virtually no light occasional static, it plays absolutely perfectly. The whole track and the long outro plays with great, clear audio.
Even the stunning 'For You Blue', such a difficult track to find with clear sound, pays superbly. A great audio performance. There is no light static during that quiet intro, and no pops, clicks or tics. 'Get Back' rounds of the album again with great clear sound. A really great performance.
A great example of this great vinyl and that would hard to ever better. With the clear and extra loud First cut engineering giving the audio a vibrant sound which cannot be beaten. This is a great pressing of LET IT BE, with no loud clicks or pops anywhere and certainly other obvious interference. There is barely any static anywhere on this vinyl and that is incredibly rare!
Great music with great clarity, I would give this great record a strict audio grading of NEAR MINT to MINT.
THE RECORD - Visual Grading
This is a great 1st pressing of LET IT BE. A superb piece of glossy vinyl, and a really thick pressing.
Deep clear grooves that can only be found on the original pressings. The record has great shine and is virtually unmarked. Under an intense spot light there are some inner sleeve removal marks only.
This is a great example, with clear grooves that deliver absolutely amazing audio clarity.
Graded at NEAR MINT.
A great all round Complete and Rare example of this BEATLES MASTERPIECE
Super Clear Stereo mix, which packs amazing drive and punch.
VINYL TESTED FOR ANY SIGNS OF WARPING:
Yes, NONE visible what so ever, when tested be sight and on a moving turntable.
A wonderful set of Apple Labels. Deep colour with no spindle traces. These famous 1st Apple labels are in great condition, with no writing, no scratches, no marks at all, just one or two tiny barely visible spindle traces. Great all round examples.
Graded at NEAR MINT to MINT.
Comes with the original Fully Laminated Garrod & Lofthouse UK sleeve, displaying the ULTRA RARE RED APPLE logo to the reverse of the sleeve.
There is no feathering to the opening edge, which is very rare. There are a few small light laminate creases and handling marks only (as shown in the images). This really is great UK press cover.
Graded at NEAR MINT.
THE INNER SLEEVEOriginal correct plain white 'Made in England' PATENT No. inner record sleeve, in great condition. No Tears, No writing, just a few light creases and some very slight yellowing. A great example.
Graded at NEAR MINT.
THE OUTER BOXThis complete 1st pressing set comes with the original Fully Laminated Garrod & Lofthouse Outer Box, and it is a stunning example.
Graded at EXCELLENT to EXCELLENT PLUS.
THE INNER BOX TRAYSThis is a stunning set. This complete 1st pressing Box set comes with the original Inner Box Trays.
THE BOOKThe Original LET IT BE book in truly stunning Condition. No Tears, No writing, no creasing, no missing or loose pages. It would be very hard to find a better, or more intact example.
Graded at NEAR MINT.
THE POSTERThe original correct and extremely rare 'Made in England' Poster is in great condition.
FINDING A COMPLETE RED APPLE 1st Press BOX SET IN GREAT ALL ROUND CONDITION IS VERY RARE.
ONE IN THIS GREAT ALL ROUND CONDITION, WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS IS VERY RARE INDEED!!!
FINDNG A FIRST EDITION WITH THE ULTRA RARE COVER, WITH A VINYL THAT SOUNDS FANTASTIC, WITH TOP AUDIO, WITH THE RARE POSTER AND THE ORIGINAL BOX SET AND INNER TRAYS MAKES THIS A GENUINE ONE OFF AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN ULTIMATE RARITY AND A GREAT PIECE OF MUSICAL HISTORY!
RARE COMPLETE CLASSIC ORIGINAL VINYLS WITH TOP AUDIO AND GREAT CONDITION THROUGHOUT
AT TRADE MARK RECORDS WE SPECIALISE IN RARE COLLECTABLE PRESSINGS - WITH GREAT SOUND UNINTERRUPTED BY INTERFERENCE. NO LOUD POPS OR CLICKS, JUMPS OR REPEATS - GUARANTEED!
GREAT ORIGINAL COVERS WITH NO SEAM SPLITS, TEARS, WRITING OR STICKERS!
We sell the highest quality examples of Classic Vinyl. Large format art work covers with the original sound and mix unique to the best original pieces, giving the highest audio depth and performance. Vinyl prices have soared over the last ten years, making classic examples a great financial and cultural investment.
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All our records are play tested on highly sensitive equipment to ensure the sound quality and accuracy of description. We aim to give a precise and concise description of the sound, pointing out the slightest defect so that you know exactly what you are buying. We aim to describe all records as accurately as possible, and offer a full refund on return if for any reason you are not completely happy with the item description.
VINYL SOUND - PLEASE NOTE:
Highest quality vinyl with clear sound is rare, and what we always aim for. We only sell records that play with TOP AUDIO performance; super clear sound uninterrupted by hiss or other interference. Even with the cleanest pressing you will find occasional static or occasional light tics during playback, caused by a build of dust in the grooves. This is clearly different from the distortion, loud pops, repeating tics or clicks that are found on heavily played and worn pieces of vinyl. Any static build up will reduce when played, and we advise a light clean between plays for optimal performance.
IMAGES and INFORMATION
We only use photographs of the item for sale taken with professional digital cameras. The images are designed to be as clear as possible, giving an exact representation of the item. We aim to give sufficient and accurate detail as possible, so that you know exactly what you are buying. Please let us know if you need any further information and we will be happy to oblige.
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BRILLIANT LP MINT CONDITION, AWESOME SELLAR, 1ST CLASS PACKAGING, NO PROBLEMS A+
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WE ONLY SELL RARE RECORDS THAT ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. IF THERE IS ANY SLIGHT DEFECT, IT WILL BE CLEARLY STATED.
If in the unlikely event that you may want to return an item, or that we have missed something in the listing, we offer a no quibble return policy. Items must be returned within 12 Days of receipt, and returned in the same condition that they were sent out in. Return postage must be paid by buyer, unless there is a particular fault with the item, and then we will pay the full postage costs!
RECORD GRADING SYSTEM IS AS FOLLOWS - ( BASED ON RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE U.K. )
MINT: Virtually unplayed. The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. Cover is pristine.
EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
V.G PLUS: The record will still be nice and shiny, but may have a few light marks, and will play well. Slight wear and tear on the cover.
V.G: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items.
GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, etc.
FAIR: Fair. It is noticeable that the record has been played so much that the sound quality has deteriorated very noticeably. The cover and contents are showing signs of folding, scuffing of edges etc.
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All items will be extremely well sealed and securely wrapped. We use the best possible packaging for safe handling and delivery.
All records can be sent by Express Courier if an extra fast delivery is desired.
We send items all round the globe with 100% success! We sell top quality rare records to discerning buyers. We do not make money from the postage costs and aim to keep the prices at a reasonable rate, while never offering a cheap or second rate service.
IT IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY THAT THE RECORDS YOU BUY GET TO YOU IN PERFECT CONDITION. All RECORDS ARE REMOVED FROM THEIR MAIN COVER AND PLACED IN A BRAND NEW REPLACEMENT INNER SLEEVES TO AVOID ANY CHANCE OF EDGE SPLITS OR KNIFING. THEY ARE HELD SAFELY IN EXTRA THICK PLASTIC SLEEVES, AND THEN SECURED WITH SEVERAL EXTRA LAYERS OF REINFORCED CARD BOARD AND PADDING, DOUBLE BOXED IN EXTRA STRONG PROFESSIONAL RECORD CONTAINERS TO ENSURE SAFE ARRIVAL. WE HAVE A 100% SUCCESS RATE AND AIM TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.
Example of packaging used
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EUROPE - International Airmail Signed For Recorded Delivery with Insurance : = £9.95
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