Beatles #6231 LOW NUMBER White Album 1ST UK MONO PRESS No EMI labels Spacer EX
  £   1,738
  $   2,120


£ 1738 Sold For
Nov 18, 2022 Sold Date
Nov 8, 2022 Start Date
50   Number Of Bids
  Sweden Country Of Seller
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Complete & original 1st UK Mono press of The Beatles eponymous 1968 double album ‘The Beatles’ aka the White Album. Released on the 22nd November 1968, this 1st pressing was issued with the all four sides missing “An EMI Recording” from the labels which was soon corrected on the 2nd press. All four sides have matrix numbers ending in -1 correctly denoting they were pressed from the 1st lacquers and the low mother & stamper codes show this set was very early off the press. The sleeve is an incredibly low sub-7,000 No. 0006231. This set is complete with all original parts - two delicate black inners, large foldout poster with song lyrics on the flip-side, and 4 portrait photos of the band, also including the original photo spacer used to protect the top photo, so often discarded.   
Serial number: PMC 7067/8
Matrix number: XEX 709-1, XEX 710-1, XEX 711-1, XEX 712-1 
Mother & stampers codes: 1 RR, 2/6 RM, 3 PO, 2 LR
Condition:Lovely condition! Both discs are glossy and clean with light signs of use when viewed in both good natural light and strong direct halogen spotlight. Both discs sit completely flat on the turntable with no warping. EXCELLENT! All tracks across the whole double album play through without issue, with that full punchy first-press audio, obviously there are no skips or sticks, repeat clicks or loud obtrusive pops with this grade. Quiet tracks like ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Mother Nature’s Son’, and ‘Blackbird’ which are the litmus test for the white album all play beautifully without issue. EXCELLENT! The very low numbered No. 0006231 sleeve is in nice condition. It is super-glossy without ring wear and is sharp at the edges and corners. There is the usual yellowing to the colour and there is some light staining visible with a fully-readable spine, VERY GOOD PLUS! The set is complete with both original black inners that remarkably do not have any splits, EXCELLENT! All four photos are MINT-! plus original rare photo spacer. The large fold out lyrics poster has no tears, pen, stains, tape or pin marks, EXCELLENT PLUS! A complete full set 1st UK mono press of a Beatles classic with remarkably low sleeve, No. 6231!
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