Beatles Sgt Pepper UK 2nd Press Stone Cold Mint Vinyl
The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
For many that venture beyond the occassional hit song on the radio and buy their very first Beatle album, it's usually Sgt Pepper.
The whole concept of the front cover, doubled with being a Gatefold AND with lyrics on the back was ground breaking in 1967. It probably didn't matter that the music inside was brilliant and out of this world. Perfectly timed for the summer of love, many consider this their finest work.
Original Sgt Peppers aren't that rare, there were plenty of Mono's sold in 1967 along with Stereo's. What was very hard to find, was the 2nd pressing which was identical to the 1st pressings, but didn't have the " Sold in Uk Subject to resale price conditions " line across the middle as the tax rules (in regards to records) was rescinded etc etc. After that very short run, there was the One Box EMI 70's type label with the white on black style of course.
I have had plenty of 1st press Sgt Peppers in my time, but very few 2nd presses. This was because it was only available for a very short time sometime in 1969.
Finding one in first day release condition 41 years after the fact would be simply a timewarp.
And finding this near stone cold mint 41 years after the fact is exactly what I've done.
UK Stereo 2nd Press
YEX 637-1 / YEX 638-1
The Mothers are:
3 GOL on side one & 1 GPM on side two
This is very unusual for such a late press (1GPM) as I've just sold a Very first press with an early matrix nearly identical to this.
The vinyl looks like it hasn't ever been played as can be seen clearly in the photo's, and therefore cannot be beaten.The only thing that gives play away are some very light spindle marks to both sides. Very hard to see in the photo's but can be seen under bright lights as the label was a very thin paper type and easily marked.
The Fragile spined double gatefold was always the first thing to go. This example is lovely with no tears with just a couple of laminate creases etc. Cover is definitely a 8.5/10.
Complete with the original Inner Sleeve which is a Sepia inner usually reserved for late 69 One Box Emi pressings, I doubt you would find anything like this again.
An Investment for the smart cookie.
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