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Vinyl: THE BEATLES WHITE ALBUM EXPORT Parlophone EX Complete TOP AUDIO 1st press Lennon POSTERS PRINTS GREAT AUDIO SPACER UK NUMBERED COVER~

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22 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2020
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The Beatles - The White Album ULTRA RARE 1968 UK EXPORT PARLOPHONE PRESSING Original UK TOP LOADING COMPLETE RARE NUMBERED 1st STEREO PRESS with OUTSTANDING SUPER CLEAR AUDIO and UNIQUE NUMBERED COVER. Without doubt one of the rarest records in the world, these simply never come on the market in decent condition. Here we have a complete 1st STEREO EXPORT Pressing of the Beatles White Album, with the 1st Matrix variation, and RARE NUMBERED TOP OPENING LAMINATED Cover. This is a great opportunity to own a classic rare piece of musical history, from my own personal collection, WHICH SOUNDS GREAT, with absolute TOP AUDIO THROUGHOUT.



It comes complete with;

- Original Lipstick poster

- Original Black inners

- Original Four photos of the individual members

- Ultra rare Original Photo Spacer

- Original Laminated Numbered Cover

- Original UK Vinyls

All originals in stunning condition making this a true collectors item.



CAT NO:....

Y&B Parlophone P-PCS 7067/8



LABEL PRESS DETAILS:

This is the UK 1st EVER ULTRA RARE EXPORT Pressing on the UK Press PARLOPHONE YELLOW and BLACK Labels.

ALL VERY FIRST ISSUES OF THE WHITE ALBUM CAME WITH TOP OPENING, GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE GATEFOLD SLEEVES WITH BLACK INNERS, POSTER AND FOUR COLOUR PRINTS. THE VINYL HAD DARK GREEN LABELS, WITH A SMALL CIRCLED "P" NEXT TO THE DATE (SEE PICTURES)



MATRIX NOs. ON RUN-OUT GROOVE

YEX 709-1 / XEX 710-2 / XEX 711-1 / XEX 712-1 - FIRST EVER EXPORT PRESS MATRIX

MOTHER STAMPERS:

Side 1. " 2 G G D "

Side 2. '' 1 G D R ''

Side 3. '' 3 G P T ''

Side 4. '' 3 G O G ''



TRACK LISTING…

SIDE 1: BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. / DEAR PRUDENCE / GLASS ONION / OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA / WILD HONEY PIE / THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL / WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS / HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN

SIDE 2: MARTHA MY DEAR / I’M SO TIRED / BLACKBIRD / PIGGIES / ROCKY RACOON / DON’T PASS ME BY / WHY DON’T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD / I WILL / JULIA

SIDE 3: BIRTHDAY / YER BLUES / MOTHER NATURE’S SON / EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY / SEXY SADIE / HELTER SKELTER / LONG LONG LONG

SIDE 4: REVOLUTION 1 / HONEY PIE / SAVOY TRUFFLE / CRY BABY CRY / REVOLUTION 9 / GOOD NIGHT


THIS IS A COMPLETE GENUINE RARE UK ORIGINAL AND IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A COMPLETE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and VALUABLE VINYL ALBUMS OF ALL TIME, in great condition throughout.



A Complete and UNIQUE pressing of this BEATLES masterpiece, that plays with great clear sound. Super Clear 1st STEREO Export mix, which packs amazing drive and punch.


The Beatles, later known as the White Album, had over a quarter of a million advance orders, and of course went straight to number 1. This was the first double album EVER to get to the top slot where it stayed for 7 weeks in a row. It sold so many, that once again The Beatles also made the singles chart, consequently the ONLY double album to ever enter that chart. By the end of the year, just over a month later, the white album had sold over 4,000,000 copies worldwide, and by the end of 1970 global sales were around 6.5 million. At that time this was the biggest selling double album of all time.

The sleeve design was by Richard Hamilton, who suggested the minimalistic approach and the consecutively numbered sleeves which would give a limited edition feel to it. Richard also came up with the montage idea for the large free poster, which included the lyrics on it's rear. The four free colour prints were taken by John Kelly. Every single original pressing was unique, and came with a great collection of additional material. Also a ground breaking album, THE WHITE ALBUM is one of the great vinyl collectables of all time.



ALBUM PLAYED FOR GRADING: Yes – Amazing bright clear sound quality throughout!

This great record plays up to the visual and audio grading and beyond, with incredible clear sound that is almost impossible to find on any early White Albums and also unique to these rare EXPORT pressings.

The White Album is a complex and varied collection of music, and is also a relatively sensitive piece of vinyl, and hard to find in clear audio condition. Worn copies can have a lot of surface sound even on musically complex and busy tracks like 'Helter Skelter'. This pressing has super strong undistorted audio, with incredibly clear sound. It really sounds great and plays with great sound separation and clarity. I can't remember ever hearing any original pressing of the White Album that has played with such incredibly bright, clear loud audio. It almost sounds like a completely different mix.

Superb sound, every track has been tested and I could find no obvious sound blemishes. Some light occasional static, and it is light and occasional, the vast majority of the album sounds incredibly fresh and clean. Wonderful TOP audio, there are obviously NO sticks or jumps what so ever, NO distortion and little surface sound between the tracks. I will give a detailed account below:



Bursting in with 'Back in the USSR' this great track often plays with lots of loud static and at times with a jump, that came as a pressing fault on some early editions. Not here! It plays with great audio, very little detectable light occasional background static, and the run in grooves play with near silence. Unbelievable . 'Dear Prudence', such a hard track for the White Album, nearly always prone to heavy wear being the first quiet track on the record, here sounds great. There is some light occasional background static, but nothing obtrusive , and no pops or clicks, incredibly bright audio. 'Glass Onion' sounds super crisp and clear with just a little occasional light static. No pops or clicks and not a hint of blurring or distortion. 'Obla Di Obla Da' also sounds great, and 'Honey Pie' plays very clearly leading into 'Bungalow Bill' which plays great. still No light repeating pops or clicks. Just a little static and amazing bright audio. Still no pops or clicks or loud static. There is a little light static between tracks, and certainly nothing obtrusive. 'My Guitar Gently Weeps' plays superbly, just a little light static, and no loud pops or clicks during the music, just beautiful clear, sharp loud music. A bit of very light static between these two tracks but still no tics or pops. 'Happiness' rounds off side 1. again with bright clear sound. No pops or clicks anywhere, just great bright sound. Fantastic!



Side 2. of the White Album virtually always starts of with heavy static. Here there is minimal static at the start of ' Martha My Dear ' and not a single pop or click throughout. There are three light static tics . 'So Tired' plays really well with minimal static, absolutely stunning audio. I detected no obvious static tics and certainly no loud pops or clicks. Leading into 'Blackbird', of course one of the quietest tracks on the record. Here it plays with lovely bright sound, no distortion, there is some light, occasional static to be found and eight clicks .


'Piggies' sounds great, nice clear sound with no light tics. 'Rocky Racoon', another sparse track plays superbly, with great clear sound. No pops, no clicks, some light very occasional static only and three to four random static tics. Leading into 'Don't Pass Me By', which plays with absolutely superb quality. 'Why Don't We Do It in The Road' also plays great with no pops, no clicks, and absolutely minimal background static . 'I Will' and the beautiful 'Julia', always a major test for the White Album, being such a tender and sparse track. Both tracks sounds wonderful and clear, with just some light static, and no distortion, no pops or clicks. 'Julia' in particular sounds wonderful, no pops, no clicks, there are five tics in the middle. A great performance rounding off this great 1st vinyl.



Side 3. begins with the rockous 'Birthday', which sounds great, bright loud superb perfect audio. Moving into the paired down 'Yer Blues' which also plays with minimal occasional light background static, the kind found on all vinyls. 'Mother Natures Son ' sounds great, with very little detectable surface sound. 'Take it Easy' and 'Sexy Sadie' continue with the high standard of the rest of the album, with just a couple of very light pop between this and 'Helter Skelter', which plays superbly, largely flawless audio. 'Long Long Time', another of the quietest tracks on The White Album, plays with no loud pops clicks. A couple of light tics and some light static to be found, the vocals are clear and crisp. Great music with great clarity, and so hard to find with this type of sound.



Side 4. begins with 'Revolution' and plays with some light static in the runs ins. There are three or four very light pops at the very start of the track, during the first few bars, (the only pops or clicks on the whole album) but they are very light, almost hidden under the audio, and the whole track plays with great clear audio throughout. No other pops or tics or notable static. 'Honey Pie', sounds great, with minimal static for such a paired down track. A couple of very light static tics only, and great clear sound. 'Savoy Truffle' plays with bright clear sound, no pops and no noticeable static at all. 'Cry Baby Cry' and 'Can you Take Me Back', which plays so clear and bright, with a little very light static only, and certainly nothing prominent . The long abstract 'Revolution 9', a track that can be plague by unwanted noise, sounds superb, with no loud loud pops or clicks, just some light static and a few faint background tics. Leading into the final track of this Beatles masterpiece, 'Good Night', again a quiet track, so often playing with poor distorted sound. Here there is some very light occasional static but No pops or clicks, just very clear bright sound.

The music jumps out, with definition and clarity, the vocals which come through with tremendous power. Its the same with the bass guitar and drums, whilst the guitars come through crisp and clear. The tonal quality make this a sensational pressing. With the clear and extra loud First cut engineering giving the audio a vibrant sound which cannot be beaten.

A great all round example of this classic vinyl. Staggering first STEREO EXPORT mix, unlike the re-issues which lack the impact. This is a great Audio pleasure. Barely any light static, the album sounds brilliant with no obvious sound blemishes apart from three very light pops at the start of 'Revolution', and no loud pops or clicks at all.

I would have to give it a VERY GOOD PLUS to EXCELLENT PLUS grading.



THE RECORD - Visual Grading


A great set of glossy vinyls, and a really thick pressing. Deep clear grooves that can only be found on the original early pressings, this vinyl set has not been over played. Both vinyl show light marks and a few very light scratches, mostly on side 1. and 2. There are no deep needle marks that would cause defects to the sounds , as the sound grading testifies. There are a few hairlines, and light marks but on the whole this is presentable set on vinyls that sound great.

There are a few handling marks, this vinyl has been played very little and very carefully and shows no groove wear what so ever. Unbelievable to think this vinyl is over 40 years old!

I would grade them at VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT.


VINYL TESTED FOR ANY SIGNS OF WARPING:

Yes, NONE visible what so ever, when tested be sight and on a moving turntable.



THE COVER

Comes with the original TOP Loading NUMBERED Gatefold Sleeve by GARROD & LOFTHOUSE.

A nice example, it is made in the heavy thick card and is fully laminated with the title THE BEATLES embossed under the laminate. Number 0518590 .

This really is a great cover, with little to fault it, other than some very light handling marks and corner wear, and few light scratches and indentations but nothing prominent.

The cover has maintained its creamish white sheen, and light wear only. There is no feathering to the Top openings, which is very rare.

Graded as VERY GOOD PLUS to EXCELLENT .



THE LABELS

Famous Apple labels are in amazing Condition, no marks and barely any discernible spindle wear. Any spindle traces that are there are extremely light, barely visible. Great all round examples, with no loss of colour. For a 1st press EXPORT edition to have labels like these is truly astonishing. Great examples. Grades at EXCELLENT to NEAR MINT!



THE INNERS

So hard to find in original condition, and not replaced by late replicas, which are significantly different. Made out of very thin paper these Original BLACK inner sleeves in VERY GOOD PLUS condition. A great set. No seem splits, just lightly creased and a couple of tears to the die cut centres and to the top opening edges. These incredibly delicate inner sleeve were usually destroyed and are often passed off with replacement replica inners, which are obviously different in form. So rare to find a complete original set in this condition. Incredible!




THE POSTER

Large original 1st press Lip Stick PHOTO-MONTAGE and LYRIC SHEET, 57 x 87 cms in superb NEAR MINT condition. Again, not to be confused with posters from later pressings, there 1st press posters are unique.

This great example comes with NO tears or splits, no real wear on the edges and some light discolouration on a couple the edges only. - No tears other than tiny opening at the centre of the creases, no more than a couple of millimetres. No writing, no pin-holes, no glue or sellotape marks. A superb original example.



THE PRINTS

Comes with all Four ORIGINAL Photo Prints which are in NEAR MINT condition . All Four Prints, 20 x 29 cms, on the original Thick Card. - No tears, no writing, no pin-holes, no glue or sellotape marks. Some light scratches and creasing only. A great and rare original set, not replacements. Guaranteed!


THE PHOTO SPACER

Also comes with the ULTRA RARE PHOTO SPACER. These were included in the original 1st pressings only, as an aid to hang the four prints. As the four prints were nearly always stuck to peoples walls, this thin paper guide was nearly always lost or discarded. So incredibly rare to have one in EXCELLENT PLUS condition, very light creasing only.



RARITY

FINDING A COMPLETE TOP OPENING 1st PRESS EXPORT WHITE ALBUM SET IN GREAT ALL ROUND CONDITION IS UNBELIEVABLY RARE.

ONE IN THIS STUNNING ALL ROUND CONDITION, WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL INSERTS IS POSSIBLY UNQUIE! WITH VINYL’S THAT LOOK AND SOUND GREAT, CRYSTAL CLEAR AUDIO AND A RARE NUMBERED COVER, WITH THE ORIGINAL PHOTO SPACER, and UNIQUE STAMPERS, MAKING THIS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN EXTREMELY RARE PIECE OF MUSICAL HISTORY!





RARE COMPLETE CLASSIC ORIGINAL VINYLS WITH TOP AUDIO AND GREAT CONDITION THROUGHOUT


AT TRADE MARK RECORDS WE SPECIALISE IN RARE COLLECTABLE PRESSINGS - WITH GREAT SOUND UNINTERRUPTED BY INTERFERENCE. NO LOUD POPS OR CLICKS, JUMPS OR REPEATS - GUARANTEED!

GREAT ORIGINAL COVERS WITH NO SEAM SPLITS, TEARS, WRITING OR STICKERS!



VINYL

We sell high quality examples of Classic Vinyl. Large format art work covers with the best original sound and mix unique to the original pressings, giving the highest audio depth and performance. Vinyl prices have soared over the last ten years, making classic examples a great financial and cultural investment.

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VINYL SOUND - PLEASE NOTE:

Highest quality vinyl with clear sound is rare, and what we always aim for. We sell records that play with TOP AUDIO performance; clear sound uninterrupted by hiss or interference. Even with the cleanest vinyl pressing you will find occasional static or occasional light tics during playback, caused by a build up of dust and dirt in the wide vinyl grooves. This is clearly different from the distortion, loud pops, repeating tics or clicks that are found on heavily played and worn pieces of vinyl. Static build up can reduce when played, and we advise a clean between plays for optimal performance.



SCRUPULOUS EXAMINATION and TESTING:

All our records are play tested on highly sensitive equipment to ensure the sound quality and accuracy of description. We aim to give a precise and concise description of the sound, pointing out defects so that you know exactly what you are buying. We aim to describe our records as accurately as possible, and offer a full refund on return if for any reason you are not completely happy with the item description.

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IMAGES and INFORMATION

We use photographs of the item for sale taken with professional digital cameras. The images are designed to be as clear as possible, giving an accurate representation of the item. We aim to give sufficient and accurate detail as possible so that you know exactly what you are buying. Please let us know if you need any further information and we will be happy to oblige.



SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST, QUALITY ASSURED. WE HAVE A 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK RATING.

SOME EXAMPLES OF FEEDBACK –

BRILLIANT LP MINT CONDITION, AWESOME SELLAR, 1ST CLASS PACKAGING, NO PROBLEMS A+

Absolutely fantastic! Worth every single penny! Trust you are in careful hands!

ITEM RECEIVED.. AS DESCRIBED... PACKED GREAT...MANY THANKS..RECOMMENDED.. A*******

Great LP from a great seller. Thanks !! Very well packaged. AAA+++

Item arrived quickly, well packaged and in excellent condition. Very pleased.

fast delivery, superb communication, good item, great ebayer AAAAA+++++

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RETURN POLICY:

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed ; - returns accepted without question. If you are not happy then any item can be returned, we cant say fairer that that!

WE ONLY SELL RARE RECORDS THAT ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. IF THERE IS ANY SLIGHT DEFECT, IT WILL BE CLEARLY STATED.

If in the unlikely event that you may want to return an item, or that we have missed something in the listing, we offer a no quibble returns policy. Items must be returned within 12 Days of receipt, and returned in the same condition that they were sent out in. Return postage will be paid by buyer, unless there is a particular fault with the item, and then we will pay the full postage costs!



RECORD GRADING SYSTEM IS AS FOLLOWS - ( BASED ON RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE U.K. )

MINT: Virtually unplayed. The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. Cover is pristine.

EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.

V.G PLUS: The record will still be nice and shiny, but may have a few light marks, and will play well. Slight wear and tear on the cover.

V.G: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items.

GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, etc.

FAIR: Fair. It is noticeable that the record has been played so much that the sound quality has deteriorated very noticeably. The cover and contents are showing signs of folding, scuffing of edges etc.

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POSTAGE AND PAYMENT DETAILS : -

Items will be extremely well sealed and securely wrapped using the best possible packaging for safe handling and delivery. We send items all round the globe with 100% success! We sell top quality rare records to discerning buyers. We do not make money from the postage costs and aim to keep the prices at a reasonable rate while never offering a cheap or second rate service.

IT IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY THAT THE RECORDS YOU BUY GET TO YOU IN PERFECT CONDITION. All RECORDS ARE REMOVED FROM THEIR MAIN COVER AND PLACED IN A BRAND NEW REPLACEMENT INNER SLEEVE TO AVOID ANY CHANCE OF EDGE SPLITS OR KNIFING. THEY ARE HELD SAFELY IN EXTRA THICK PLASTIC SLEEVES, AND THEN SECURED WITH SEVERAL EXTRA LAYERS OF REINFORCED CARD BOARD AND PADDING, DOUBLE BOXED IN EXTRA STRONG PROFESSIONAL RECORD CONTAINERS TO ENSURE THEIR SAFE ARRIVAL. WE HAVE A 100% SUCCESS RATE AND AIM TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.


Example of packaging used


UK - First Class Signed For Recorded Delivery with Insurance : = £5.00

UK Special Signed For Next Day Delivery with Insurance : = £8.90

EUROPE - International Airmail Signed For Recorded Delivery with Insurance : = £11.95

INTERNATIONAL, Non-Europe e.g. USA, Japan, Russia, Australia etc. International Airmail Signed For Recorded Delivery with Insurance : = £18.95

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CUSTOMS CHARGES

If this record is purchased from outside of the European Union there may be a customs fee charged. Unfortunately we cannot advise about customs fees in individual countries and advise that if you are concerned about potential fees that you contact your own Customs and Excise Department.

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MULTIPLE PURCHASE REDUCTION

Reduced postage for multiple records up to 30% off extra items.

POSTAGE WILL BE FIRST CLASS OR THE FASTEST AND SAFEST POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE, - RECORDED WITH TRACKING AND INSURANCE. ALL ITEMS ARE FULLY INSURED AND COVERED FOR THE SAFEST DELIVERY POSSIBLE, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. GUARANTEED!

POSTAGE RECEIPTS AND PROOF OF POSTAGE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

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PAYMENTS

Payments must be made within 3 days of purchasing unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed upon. We can offer payment by instalments if discussed before purchase.

Pay Pal or bank transfers are accepted for International buyers. We accept Pay Pal, bank transfers or postal orders within the UK. Records will be sent out immediately on receipt of payment.

Please Note: If no contact is made by the winning bidder following the mandatory Ebay 3 days, we will reserve the right to offer the item to the next highest bidder, unless prior notice of any delay is arranged beforehand. Any bidder who has missed the chance to purchase a record can still email to make a priority second chance offer.