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The Beatles - Rubber Soul - 1965 UK 1st Press -2/-2 STEREO LP MINT-

Earliest Pressing - Played Once or Twice ONLY

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Description

This wonderful sounding early UK 1st stereo pressing dates from initial December 1965 release.

It has yellow & black Parlophone labels with the 'Times New Roman' font face and the catalogue number PCS 3075.

Both labels include the 'Sold in UK...'  text with 'The Gramophone Co...' worded rims.

A 'KT' purchase tax code is present around the side 2 centre hole.

 

Matrices: YEX 178-2 & YEX 179-2

Stamper codes: 1/RG & 4/RL

Vinyl weight: 142g

 

Housed in a 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed stereo cover with a laminated front panel and three rear flipbacks. 

Complete with an original 'Use Emitex...' rice-paper lined inner-sleeve.

 

CONDITION

Disc

Labels: MINT -

A superb clean & unworn set bearing just two faint spindle trails around the side 2 centre hole only.

Visual: MINT -

Pristine factory-fresh playing surfaces which appear 'as new' in strong daylight. Close inspection directly beneath halogen light reveals only a couple of barely visible wispy hairlines from the inner-sleeve on side 1. You won't find a cleaner looking copy.

Audio: MINT

Played on high-end equipment no more than once or twice, this exquisite sounding copy retains all of the warmth and presence character of the initial tube cutting, which was replaced by the '-3' cut directly after release. Every track every track plays flawlessly and our careful single test-play found no evidence of any groove/playwear or a single tick, pop or audible distraction anywhere. Even the most delicate tracks such as 'Michelle' are unworn and a pleasure to listen to. We guarantee that you won't be disappointed.

Cover: EXCELLENT +

A really fine clean, glossy and strong example which retains a richly coloured, unscratched high-gloss froont panel. There are three small 'thumbnail' wrinkles towards the opening edge, two spine wrinkles and a few smaller ones to the upper and lower edges. The upper tow corners have some bruising but the lower two are sharp and square. Both opening edges are unworn. The rear panel is pristine white with no trace of any age discolouration or marking. A tiny red dot just below Paul's portrait is the only blemish. All flipbacks are in perfect condition, as are both seams and the fully worded spine.

Inner-sleeve: MINT -

Clean, crisp & white with some gentle gentle storage wrinkles but no writing, tears or seam splits.

Hardly any early copies of this pressing survive in this condition and this example would be a valuable addition to any serious Beatles collection.