Beatles SGT Pepper 1st UK Mono Mint MONO Audio


Beatles SGT Pepper 1st UK Mono Mint MONO Audio

Cat No. PMC 7027 1967


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (often shortened to Sgt. Pepper) is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles. Released in June 1967, the album included songs such as “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, and “A Day in the Life”. Continuing the artistic maturation seen on the band’s album Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper further departed from the conventional pop rock idiom of the time and incorporated balladry, psychedelic, music hall, and symphonic influences. During the Sgt. Pepper sessions, the group improved upon the quality of their music’s production while exploring experimental recording techniques. Producer George Martin’s innovative approach included the use of an orchestra. Widely acclaimed and imitated, the album cover, designed by English pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, was inspired by a sketch by Paul McCartney that depicted the band posing in front of a collage of some of their favourite celebrities. Sgt. Pepper was a worldwide critical and commercial success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the UK Album Chart and 15 weeks at number one on the US Billboard 200. A seminal work in the emerging psychedelic rock style, the album was critically acclaimed upon release and won four Grammy Awards in 1968.

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The Vinyl:
This is the original thick heavier chunky slab of vinyl only found like this on the earliest pressings and the vinyl lays perfectly flat on the turntable. On visual inspection there are barely any suface scuffs at all, at least nothing that I heard that was audio sounding. No loud or constant clicks or pops.  The playing surface retains its original sheen.

The Audio Quality:
I have played this vinyl at very loud volume prior to this listing on a top system. Importantly using a dedicated mono cartridge. The audio is cristal clear and vibrant through out no distortion or any signs of groove wear at all. I heard no constant loud clicks or pops during the play of this vinyl. Lovely bright and clear sounding copy. Audio graded at least excellent plus to near mint in my opinion. Clear and vibrant

The Matrix:
Side 1″XEX 637-1″
Side 2″XEX 638-1″

The Mother Stampers:

Side 1 “3 7” “A P P”

Side 2 “4 0” “A P R”

The Labels:
These are the original 1st issue Parlophone Labels: feature “Sold In The UK….” text across the labels (only 1st press) K.T. tax code is stamped on side 2 (correct for this early pressing) spidering  can be seen angled to the light and there is little if no spindle wear the hole is perfectly round. This has obviously been played but definately not over played in my opinion.

The Record Sleeve:
This is the original red and white fools record sleeve light creasings no splits or tears.

The Cover:
This is the original 1st issue Garrod & Lofthouse internal flip back  gate fold cover fully laminated. There are no real nasty creases on the front to mention this is nice and straight as it should be, just light general creases ware with age and one bottom corner crease at the rear to mention but still nice. no edge splits or tares.  I would grade this at least excellent  in my opinion.

The Cutouts
These are the original cutouts as new never been used.

An original UK Beatles Sgt Peppers early first pressing playable and enjoyable copy. 

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