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Beatles - Revolver - 1966 1st Uk Withdrawn Pressing - Stunning Example For Sale
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Quality vinyl for the discerning collector
Beatles – Revolver 1966 – withdrawn 606-1 UK 1st pressing on the
yellow & black Parlophone label. PMC 7009. Comes in its original 1st
issue EJ Day sleeve.
century collectables is pleased to offer for sale this highly collectable and much
sought after 606-1 matrix pressing of The Beatles –
Revolver, featuring the alternative mix of ‘Tomorrow
Never Knows’.This version is not available anywhere else or on any other format and
has never been re-released.
story behind why the wrong track came to be issued on such a seminal record is
not entirely clear as its existence only came to light in the 1980’s. However
it would appear that John Lennon had decided (with the benefit of hindsight),
to replace ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ with an altogether different mix. For those
collectors who are unaware, the track as it appears on this 606-1 pressing is
significantly different to the one that appears on all other copies of the album.
The seagull sounds are more intense and random, the track is longer and there
is piano playing at the end of the track.
was seen by Lennon as a ground-breaking seminal piece of music, so it is
understandable why he went to such lengths to have the track replaced on all
later versions of the album. Exactly how many were pressed before the album was
withdrawn is not known but judging by the stamping codes, production ceased very
early on in the production cycle and certainly before the release date of August 5th 1966.
Whether EMI destroyed copies of the album and released some by error is not
known but the inconsistency in the stamping codes on the records that have
survived would suggest that many copies were destroyed and never found their way
into the shops. The legacy of course is that collectors are left with a very
rare pressing and an alternative mix of one of the greatest and most seminal Beatles
tracks of all time.
offerding and good luck!
XEX 605-2 & XEX 606-1
codes: 5/AD (one of the last batches to reach the shops) & 3/AD
check out the pictures and read on for further details:-
Visual: Side 1 EXCELLENT Side 2 EXCELLENT+
There is only a minimum of light
surface marks visible in strong daylight none of which are feelable or effect
play. Under a strong halogen desk light nothing much more is revealed other
than light whispy sleeve removal marks. Very tough to find a 606-1 in
this wonderful condition. The record lies 100% flat on the turntable.
An unblemished set of labels with no writing to
either label. Both labels have a moderate amount of spindle trails which become
visible when tilted towards the light. Side 1 carries the KT tax code. Side 2
has the early abbreviated ‘Dr. Robert’ as opposed to the later ‘Doctor Robert’
Audio: EXC+/nr MINT
Of all Beatles records this
withdrawn pressing is extremely tough to find with unworn or undistorted audio.
I am pleased to confirm that the audio on this record is superb. There is some
surface noise audible at high volume on ‘Here There and Everywhere’ and two
faint ticks in the gap between Taxman and Eleanor Rigby but all in all there is
very little to fault this great sounding disc. The easily damaged track of
Eleanor Rigby grades at nr MINT and the all important track ‘Tomorrow Never
Knows’ grades at MINT. The record does not jump or stick.
An original and rare 1st issue 1966 E
J Day sleeve and conservatively graded at excellent. The front panel is
exceptionally clean and bright and retains its high gloss laminate finish. The
back panel shows some signs of light wear and some handling marks. All
flipbacks are strong and intact. The spine has some signs of wear however the
text along the spine is in perfect condition and can be clearly read. A very
fine example of this rare and much sought after sleeve.
Any questions please ask
PLEASE NOTE: 1st class next day Special Delivery to UK addresses will be 7.50 GBP.
For worldwide shipments please email me for price.
This record has been strictly and
conservativelygraded to ‘UK
RECORD COLLECTOR' standards.