The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - UK 1964 1st MONO Press LP EX+/M-
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This superb UK 1st mono pressing dates from late 1964 on the black & yellow Parlophone label: PMC 1230
Both labels include the 'Sold in UK...' text and 'The Parlophone Co. Ltd...' worded rims.
An 'MT' purchase tax code is present in the centre of the side 2 label.
Matrices: XEX 481-3N & XEX 482-3N
Stamper codes: 8/RLH & 5,9/RTG
Vinyl weight: 164g
House in a front laminated 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed cover with a 'mid-sized' mono front indicator.
Complete with original rice-paper lined 'Use Emitex...' inner-sleeve.
Labels: EXCELLENT +
A clean & unworn set with just a handful of light spindle trails around each unworn centre hole.
Both playing surfaces are clean & glossy with a single light 3cm fingernail scuff on side 1 being the only noticeable blemish in strong daylight. Close inspection beneath halogen light reveals just some wispy paper-type hairlines consistent with inner-sleeve removal/contact.
Audio: EXCELLENT +
Little played on quality equipment only, all tracks play cleanly & clearly with great warmth and presence with no audible issues.
Cover: MINT -
A beautiful clean & strong example which looks like it left the shops a few days ago, let alone 55 years ago. The richly coloured front panel retains all of its high-gloss finish with no 'thumbnails' or any other creasing. All corners are in great shape with no bumps or softening and both opening edges are razor sharp. The rear panel is pristine white and totally unblemished by age, storage or handling. All flipbacks are in-place, and both seams and the fully worded spine are undamaged
Inner-sleeve: MINT -