RUBBER SOUL
CAPITOL ST-2442 STEREO
RELEASED: 12/6/65

CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: LP380
PRICE: $4,000

 
  DESCRIPTION

THERE IS NO FACTORY DESIGNATION NUMBER ON BACK COVER.

3 FACTORY SHRINK "BREATH HOLES" EVIDENT (2 ON FRONT COVER, 1 ON BACK COVER).
OLIVE GREEN SLEEVE (SUMMER TO LATE 1965 CAPITOL SLEEVE) BARELY VISIBLE THROUGH MOUTH OPENING.

"STEREO NEEDLE DAMAGE" PRINT INFO IS ON TOP AREA OF THE BACK COVER, SIGNIFYING THIS IS A TRUE FIRST ISSUE.

FRONT COVER IMAGE IS SO STUNNING. BOLD AND CRISP WITH NO RINGWEAR.

BACK COVER REMAINS A STUNNING AND BRIGHT SNOW WHITE, WITH JUST THE SLIGHTEST AND MOST FAINT HINT OF MELLOWING ALONG THE MOUTH OPENING. NO RINGWEAR OR RECORD IMPRESSION.

SMALL PUSH IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER TIP. THE THREE OTHER CORNERS ARE SHARP.

THIS COVER SLICK IS THE RARER VARIATION WITH THE PRINT  "NEW IMPROVED FULL DIMENSIONAL STEREO" BANNER PRINTED IN THE WHITE BAND BORDER OF THE TOP LP EDGE. IT ALSO HAS THE LARGE SPLIT BLACK DOT, RECORD NUMBER, AND THE PRINT "FILE UNDER:THE BEATLES". THIS CHANGE OCCURRED WHEN CAPITOL REALIZED THAT THE STEREO LOGO ON THE DARK GREEN BACKGROUND OF THE FRONT SLICK WAS DIFFICULT TO READ, THEY THEN PREPARED REVISED BACK LINERS THAT HAVE THE STEREO LOGO BANNER ON THE PORTION THAT WRAPS AROUND TO THE TOP OF THE FRONT COVER. THEREFORE, THE FRONT COVER SLICKS THAT HAD THE STEREO LOGO BANNER PRINTED ON THEM, WERE TRIMMED AT THE SAME PLACE AS MONO SLICKS TO REMOVE THE STEREO DESIGNATION.

THIS SEALED STEREO EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST ALBUM TO PRESENT A NEW, GROWING BEATLES TO THE WORLD IN DECEMBER 1965 - IS A MOST OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE. STILL SEALED "RUBBER SOUL" ORIGINAL STEREO ALBUMS DO NOT SURFACE OFTEN, AND THIS ONE IS A WINNER.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY HINT OF "BROWNING" OR "MELLOWING" THAT APPEAR IN ANY WHITE EDGE AREAS OF THIS ITEM IS CAUSED BY THE CAMERA ANGLE AND ITS FLASH. ALL WHITE AREAS ARE CLEAN).

   

 

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