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Rolling Stones - Aftermath - UK 1966 1st MONO MINT/ARCHIVE LP

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This amazing archive condition UK 1st mono pressing dates from initial April 1966 release on the deep-grooved Decca label: LK.4786

Matrices: XARL-7209-6B & XARL-7210-3A
Stamper codes: 63B/HH & 10,1/AG
Vinyl weight: 145g

Housed in a front laminated mono cover printed by 'Robert Stace'.
Complete with original poly-lined inner-sleeve.



Labels: MINT

A perfect pair bearing just a single mark aournd the side 2 centre hole made by stacking in the factory.

Visual: MINT-

True factory-fresh playing surfaces which are are 100% 'as new' in strong daylight with no scuffs, marks or scratches whatsoever. Aside from a couple of barely visible wispy paper hairlines beneath halogen light, this is perfect and as good as it gets. It's so clean, we didn't even need clean it on our machine!

Audio: MINT -

Such a hard pressing to get in anything approaching this type of condition. In fact, I doubt this copy has eve been played. All tracks play flawlessly with just a touch of the regular low-level vinyl background between tracks, but no clicks, pops or any thing to spoil the enjoyment of this great album. You will not be disappointed. 

Cover: MINT -

Stones covers are much harder to find in this condition than Beatles covers of the same era. The thinner card wore out much easier, but amazingly in this case, this cover looks like it just left the shops yesterday, let alone 54 years ago! The striking front panel is immaculate with no 'thumbnails' scratches or even a single spine crease. All corners and opening edges are pristine and the rear panel is clean, white & totally unblemished.  Both seams are smooth & unstressed and the spine is clean & fully worded. You will struggle to fine one better than this.

Inner-sleeve: EXCELLENT +