From my own
personal collection, up for sale is arguably the greatest album of all time,
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album by The Beatles.
Originally released in 1967, this is the high quality Japanese pressing
released on the Apple Records label in 1976 with catalogue number EAS-80558.
See below for more information on these pressings. It contains many timeless
classics, including 'With a little help from my friends', 'Lucy in the sky
with diamonds', 'She's leaving home', 'When I'm sixty-four' and 'A day in the
1). Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band
2). With A Little
Help From My Friends
3). Lucy In The
Sky With Diamonds
5). Fixing A Hole
6). She’s Leaving
7). Being For The
Benefit Of Mr Kite
8). Within You
9). When I’m
10). Lovely Rita
11). Good Morning
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13). A Day In The
The outer sleeve
is gatefold style with photos and lyrics, and has the Japanese paper 'sash'
wrapped around the left hand side. Also included is the 'Sgt. Pepper's
Cutouts' insert as well as the fold-out sheet with Japanese lyrics. The disc
itself has been stored inside a soft polylined inner sleeve since purchase.
I will dispatch
the album in reputable packaging designed to protect the contents from
damage. Wherever possible I offer a combined postage discount, so please look
at my other items on sale. If you have any questions, feel free to contact
See below for larger versions of the photos to better illustrate the condition of the item.
tracks - See above for full listing
EAS-80558 (on label & cover)
Vinyl: Mint-: Clean labels, vinyl is clean and glossy.
Sound clarity is superb and surface noise level is very low.
Cover and Inserts: Mint-: Tiny bump to one
corner of cover, otherwise like new.
stated, all records I am currently selling are from my own personal
collection. They have been looked after over the years, stored vertically and
not tightly packed. My albums have only been played on a good quality
turntable & cartridge setup (currently Rega Planar 3 & Goldring
G1020) which I believe will have helped to minimise play wear to the discs.
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"WHY BUY JAPANESE VINYL RECORDS?
releases are premium quality pressings, much sought after by audiophiles and
collectors alike. Japanese pressings are synonymous with quality - the vinyl
shines like no other vinyl - everything about their releases feels special.
The sonic quality of Japanese pressings is considered to be among the best in
the world and, in addition, they are beautifully presented, their covers
usually printed on better quality heavy stock paper and often including a
bonus lyric insert with dual language Japanese & English text. Nearly all
Japanese LPs were issued with an ‘obi’ - literally translated this means ‘sash’
and is derived from the obi (sash) worn around the traditional kimono dress.
This delicate paper strip, usually wrapped around the left side of the album
cover, often contains marketing information and album content details, all
printed in Japanese kanji and katakana script. Obi designs can be as varied
as the LPs they adorn, and some series of obi designs can be as collectable
as the artist’s albums they decorate. Obis make a unique, attractive addition
to the overall package and are becoming increasingly rare, especially on LPs
from the 1960s and 70s. Their delicate and disposable nature meant that very
early obis were routinely discarded, so that now they can often be worth
several times more than the record they accompany.
your musical taste, Japanese records make a stunning addition to any
collection. Audibly and visually they present the collector with a feast of
delights. Japanese records, complete with inserts and obi, are becoming rarer
every day. Whatever the digital age throws at you there is still a valid
opinion that says vinyl sounds best; with Japanese records you get top
quality pressings, a tactile picture sleeve that looks stunning and you can
sing along from the lyric insert. This is the real alternative to a download!"
All albums are graded visually and audibly unless
I try to be as accurate as possible here, but if you are not satisfied with
your purchase I do offer a full refund so please contact me before leaving
feedback in this instance.
graded according to UK Record Collector Magazine:
MINT: The record
itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in
sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet
or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed
should be Mint.
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
VERY GOOD (VG):
The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major
deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional
light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any
major defects, is acceptable.
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, discolouration, etc.
FAIR: The record
is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays
considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be
torn, stained and/or defaced. "
Plus (+) or minus (-) afterwards indicates slightly
above or below the above grades.