The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - UK 1964 1st STEREO Press LP EX+ Audio
- Item # 482398
- Qty Available 1
This early UK 1st STEREO pressing dates from initial July 1964 release on the black & yellow Parlophone label: PCS 3058
Both labels carry the 'Sold in UK...' text & 'The Parlophone Co..' worded rims.
A 'KT' purchase tax code is present in the centre of the side 2 label.
Matrices: YEX 127-1 & YEX 128-1
Stamper codes: 2/GT & 1/R
Vinyl weight: 156g
Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed cover with the 'mid-sized' stereo front indicator.
Complete with original rice-paper lined 'Use Emitex...' inner-sleeve
Visual: VERY GOOD +
Both playing surface are clean & glossy but do bear a few light surface marks & hairlines, none of which are deep or serious. Both labels are clean & bright with minor wear to each centre hole.
Audio: EXCELLENT +
Despite having received a moderate amount of play, this is a superb sounding disc with clear, clean & unworn sound throughout. A touch of low-level vinyl background is audible between tracks but there are no clicks, pops, ticks or any thing else to spoil the exceptional quality of the sound on this early copy which will not disappoint.
Cover: VERY GOOD +
A respectable, fully intact example of this early cover. The front panel bears moderate storagewear along with a few 'thumbnails' & edge wrinkles. There is slight wear to the corners and front opening edge but no tears or heavy bumps anywhere. The exposed rear panel is clean, bright and free from any marks, writing or missing paper. All flipbacks are intact and both seams and the fully worded spine are all unworn, unstressed & unsplit.
Inner-sleeve: VERY GOOD +
Apart from some age-toning, there is little else to fault here.