BEATLES / Revolver MONO - Black & Yellow Parlophone 1981 LP Sounds LOVELY
  £   24
  $   29


£ 24 Sold For
Jul 28, 2019 Sold Date
Jul 21, 2019 Start Date
£   10 Start price
8   Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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This is a great copy of the 4th (and final) Mono pressing, from 1981-2, when the Beatles' mono catalogue was reissued from the original metalwork and analogue masters. It sounds fabulous, every bit as good as my 1966 first pressing. A great way to hear the mono mix, as this masterpiece was meant to be heard, from the tail end of the original run of Parlophone pressings.
ARTIST:   The Beatles
TITLE:   Revolver
YEAR:   1966 (1981 Mono Pressing)
LABEL:   ParlophoneCOUNTRY:   UKCAT. NO:   PMC 7009
DEAD WAX:   XEX 605-3  HTM 1 6   //   XEX 606-4  HTM  1 14
VINYL:The disc has a fair few superficial hairline wisps, but is otherwise very well preserved. Playback is pretty close to perfect, as good as any Revolver I’ve ever heard. The gaps are silent, the bass is clear and defined, the high end is crisp and bright. It’s bouncy, full and warm. Just great.
 SLEEVE:   The sleeve is in generally great looking shape, with no tears, splits or sticker marks. On closer inspection, it’s got a fair number of minor creases and some bumps and creases to the corners. There is some minimal edge wear. The spine is sharp and legible with two or 3 crease lines to it. It’s been handled a bit, but the overall impression’s not bad at all.
 LABELS:   Labels are lovely with just a couple small spindle marks on Side B. It’s been on my shelf since 1990, with very few plays; I’m it’s second owner.
I grade conservatively under bright directional light, play-test everything from start to finish, pack very carefully, and guarantee my records. So bid with confidence.
Good luck and thanks for looking.

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I grade carefully and do my best to list every flaw that might be of concern. I do not use a thousand + signs or exclamation points. I also don't believe in grading anything M which is unsealed, so my highest grade for a used record is NM. Also, I won't tell you a record is in great shape "for its age", which is a hustle. Mint is mint, and wear is wear. Grading is subjective but not arbitrary or relative. 
NMLike new. The item shows little or no visible or audible signs of use. No scratches, bumps, splits, or creases beyond what you might find on a new record, with everything present and in nearly-new condition. Some natural ageing of materials may be allowed (such as yellowing of paper or laminate shrinkage), but not if it is the result of bad storage. This is what a record might look like after it's come home from the shop, been played with great care a few times and stored away in a safe place without incident. 
NM- / EX+ 
EXVinyl retains its original lustre, but may have a little spindle wear or superficial sleeve marks (whisps), without any significant lessening of sound quality bar the odd light tick. Faint marks which are not obvious at a passing glance and which do not sound are allowed. Jackets or inners may have minor creasing, bumping, laminate lift or faint ringwear or edgewear, but are basically unmarred by any careless handling, abuse or neglect. No tears or splits or loss of legibility. A very small and unobtrusive bit of writing may be allowed. All items should be present (inners, inserts, etc.). This is the grade I myself am usually very happy with. Very well looked-after and a pleasure to behold.
EX- / VG+
VGRecord has been mostly well looked after but suffered some visible or audible wear along the way. Minor scuffs, scratches or surface noise may be noticeable but not ruinous to the listening experience. Briefly repeating ticks or a moderate build up of noise in some parts of a record is allowed, but no ugly skips, jumps or persistent repeats. Spindle wear will likely be evident. Equally, wear to the jacket might include visible ringwear, minor tearing, rubbing, edgewear, corner wear, some flaking, and moderate writing or staining, but nothing hideous. This grade I personally find acceptable for those older, rarer or sturdier-made items which have been around the block but are still a good listen and a pleasure to have around. They aren't trashed, just a little more loved on.
VG- / G+
GThis grade is for items that have suffered damage that affects listening pleasure, such as a serious repeating scratches, skips or jumps, or which have visible damage that is ugly to look at, such as serious staining damage, significant spine or edge wear, flaking or rubbing, ugly sticker tears or seam splits, water damage, etc. I would only offer very, very scarce and collectable items in this condition. The record is still playable and may be very enjoyable and acceptable to some. But usually not to me.
NEW TO THIS? Please understand that even brand new vinyl usually has a little surface noise, it really is part of its character. But a well looked after record will also sound great after a ton of plays.

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