The Beatles - White Album - 1969 Top Open OZ 2LP - A54081 with Poster + Photos
The Beatles (The White Album)
On the Apple label catalog # PCSO 7069 and made in Australia 1969
General Album Information
(taken from I Am The Platypus web site featuring information on the Beatles Australian releases)
In line with overseas pressings, local sleeves of early pressings had disc-openings along the top of the sleeve as opposed to the usual side openings. Inner sleeves were black paper. Four full-colour pictures featuring each Beatle were included. A fold-out poster, featuring song lyrics on one side and a photo-collage on the other, was also included in the local package but here it was censored; pictures and information about the censored Australian poster appear on the "Poster" page. Also, in line with international counterparts, the first Australian pressings had individually numbered sleeves
The Apple label style changed in July 1969. Prior to July, Apple labels carried "Northern Songs" and "Apple" credits on the left side of the centre hole. From July, labels were as per original copies of "Abbey Road", ie with "33 1/3 R.P.M." on the left side. Given that there exists copies numbered in the high 40000's which carry the 'old' layout and some in the low 40000's carrying the 'new' layout, it is a reasonable contention that there was actually no 'hard' changeover point. In the absence of a body of empirical data, a best guesstimate can be thus: 1) old layout pre A 40000, 2) either layout between A 40000 and A 50000, 3) new layout post A 50000, but that's just arbitrary.
Early sleeves had a unique five digit number stamped on the front cover prefixed with a capital “A” in a different font. Around the 61000 mark, the “A” prefix was replaced with “Nº”. The lowest and highest numbers verified in the “A” range are 00001 and 61511, and in the “Nº” range are 61392 and 94930, the latter of which was purchased in late 1970. Both mono and stereo pressings shared the same number series. Numbers are not consecutive, for despite only selling around 5,000 copies, mono copies exist with numbers in the 80000s. Evidence suggests that numbered sleeves were available as late as 1977.
Note: This Gatefold album and packing weigh more than 500g
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Both records have some light sleeve marks. Side one also has a very small light scuff mark and side three also has a few light scuff marks. None of theses marks have any impact on the play.
It plays great loud and clean with no background noise
Overall the cover is in pretty good shape for its age it has some minor discolouring and a few minor marks and indentations. It also has minor scrapping along the seem towards the bottom (see photos). Band pictures are clean. The printed side of the censored poster also has some minor discolouring.
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