CAPITOL RECORDS FIRST ISSUE LP ALBUMS
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
MAS-2653 MONO, GATEFOLD, 6/2/67



 
 





  SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CAPITOL MAS-2653 MONO
RELEASED: 6/2/67
WEST COAST

COMPLETE WITH CUT-OUT SHEET INSERT & RED NUANCE SLEEVE
WEST COAST PRESSING
WITHOUT "NEMS" (1ST COVER)
VERY RARE AND RECENTLY CONFIRMED WEST COAST MONO CORRECTED LABEL "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS"

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP.

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

THIS ULTRA-RARE WEST COAST MONO LABEL TOOK LONGER TO CONFIRM IT'S EXISTENCE. THIS LABEL VARIANT WAS NOT ORIGINALLY CONFIRMED IN BRUCE SPIZER'S FAMOUS BOOK “THE BEATLES STORY ON CAPITOL RECORDS, PART TWO : THE ALBUMS”. ON PAGE 163, MR. SPIZER WROTE :

"CAPITOL LATER CORRECTED THE LABEL COPY TO SHOW THE COMPLETE TITLE OF "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS". AS THIS CHANGE TOOK PLACE AT A TIME WHEN MONO WAS BEING PHASED OUT, MOST MONO DISCS HAVE LABELS WITH THE INCORRECT TITLE. ONLY EAST COST MONO RECORDS WITH THE COMPLETE SONG TITLE, HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED."

LATER, MR. SPIZER THEN AUTHORED AND RELEASED THE WONDERFUL BOOK "THE BEATLES SWAN SONG", WHERE HE THEN CONFIRMS ON PAGE 264 : "BECAUSE MONO WAS BEING PHASED OUT IN 1967, MONO CORRECTED LABELS ARE MUCH LESS COMMON THAN STEREO REVISED LABELS. THE CAPITOL ALBUM BOOK DOCUMENTED EAST COAST LABELS WITH THE FULL TITLE. WE HAVE NOW CONFIRMED THE WEST COAST MONO VARIATION WITH THE FULL TITLE" (CAP2653.MR2B, SPIZER).

THE RECORD AND LABELS ARE A MOST GORGEOUS NEAR MINT, WITH ONE SUPERFICIAL LIGHT MARK ON EACH SIDE OF THE VINYL. THE ACCOMPANYING COVER FEATURES THE VERY FIRST ISSUED COVER WITHOUT THE "NEMS" PRINT. THE COVER IS GRADED AT A NEAR MINT MINUS AND REMAINS IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP, THEREFORE THE GATEFOLD COVER REMAINS CLOSED. PERFECT GRAPHICS, NO SEAM OR SPINE SPLITS. JUST VERY MINOR RIGHT CORNER WEAR.

THE ORIGINAL PRICE STICKER IS THERE TOO, AND THE SPECIAL ATTRACTION IS THAT THE MONTH THE LP ARRIVED INTO THE STORE IS PRINTED ON IT : "JUNE" - THE MONTH "SGT. PEPPER" WAS RELEASED IN 1967!!

THIS LABEL VARIATION IS BY FAR THE RAREST MONO PRESSING FOR THIS TITLE.

CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: LP962
PRICE: $1,650


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  SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CAPITOL MAS-2653 MONO
RELEASED: 6/2/67
EAST COAST

COMPLETE WITH CUT-OUT SHEET INSERT & RED NUANCE SLEEVE.
EAST COAST PRESSING WITH "NEMS" (2ND COVER)

MUCH RARER EAST COAST MONO CORRECTED LABEL " WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS".

THIS IS THE MUCH RARER EAST COAST MONO LABEL, (CAP2653.MR2A, SPIZER) WHEN CAPITOL LATER CORRECTED THE LABEL COPY TO SHOW THE COMPLETE TITLE OF "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS". THIS CHANGE TOOK PLACE AT A TIME WHEN MONO WAS BEING PHASED OUT AND AS A RESULT MOST MONO DISCS HAVE LABELS WITH THE INCORRECT TITLE "A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS".

THE RECORD AND LABELS ARE ABSOLUTELY STELLAR, AND GRADED AS MINT "UNPLAYED". THIS TRUE GEM HAS NEVER SEEN A TURNTABLE.

THE ACCOMPANYING COVER FEATURES THE REVISED SECOND ISSUED COVER WITH THE "NEMS" PRINT WITH "NEMS" IN LOWER RIGHT CORNER (CAP2653.MC3, SPIZER). THE COVER IS GRADED AT A BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT. NO RINGWEAR, NO SPLITS, AND THE SPINE IS MERE PERFECTION. GORGEOUS GRAPHICS THROUGHOUT. ONLY SMALL SIGN OF WEAR TO THE UPPER LEFT AND UPPER RIGHT CORNER TIPS.

CONDITION: NM / M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP201
PRICE: $1,250


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  SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CAPITOL MAS-2653 MONO
RELEASED: 6/2/67
JACKSONVILLE

COMPLETE WITH CUT-OUT SHEET INSERT & RED NUANCE SLEEVE. 2ND COVER WITH "NEMS" IN LOWER LEFT CORNER (CAP2653.MC2, SPIZER).

1ST LABEL WITH INCORRECT TITLE ON LABEL OF “A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. THIS IS THE JACKSONVILLE PRESSING WITH THE "THICK IN-HOUSE PRINT" LABELS (CAP2653.MR1D, SPIZER).

COVER IS A GREAT NEAR MINT MINUS. VERY MINIMAL WEAR AT TOP OF FRONT COVER ONLY. BACK COVER HAS SUCH LITTLE WEAR, IT IS TRULY NOT WORTH MENTIONING. VERY NICE INDEED.

RECORD IS A SHIMMERING, GORGEOUS NEAR MINT, AND APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PLAYED ONCE.
  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: LP107
PRICE: $475


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  SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CAPITOL MAS-2653 MONO
RELEASED: 6/2/67
EAST COAST

COMPLETE WITH CUT-OUT SHEET INSERT & RED NUANCE SLEEVE.

1ST COVER WITHOUT "NEMS" (CAP 2653.SC1, SPIZER).
1ST LABEL WITH INCORRECT TITLE ON LABEL OF “A LITTLE HELP
FROM MY FRIENDS".
 

CONDITION: VG++ / NM-
ITEM#: LP252
PRICE: $375

 
   
 

  SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CAPITOL MAS-2653 MONO
RELEASED: 6/2/67
WEST COAST

COMPLETE WITH CUT-OUT SHEET INSERT & RED NUANCE SLEEVE.

RAREST OF ALL THE "SGT. PEPPER" COVERS:
FINAL MONO COVER WITH THE "NEMS / MACLEN" PRINT VARIATION.

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

THIS IS THE EXTREMELY RARE AND LATE "FINAL MONO ISSUE" OF THE COVER THAT ADDS A REFERENCE TO MACLEN MUSIC. THE PHRASE "ALL RIGHTS FOR THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO AND THE PHILIPPINES CONTROLLED BY MACLEN MUSIC INC." APPEARS IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER. TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE, THEN "NEMS" COPYRIGHT CLAIM IS MOVED AND APPEARS IN SMALL PRINT RUNNING VERTICALLY ALONG THE LOWER RIGHT SIDE OF THE BACK COVER. IT IS ALSO MODIFIED TO 1967 NEMS - NEMS ENTERPRISES LIMITED". THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE MONO COVERS DO NOT HAVE THIS PRINT. THESE COVERS WERE THE LAST MINIMAL ISSUES PRODUCED BEFORE THE MONO ISSUES WENT COMPLETELY OUT OF PRINT.

MAKING THIS SET EXTRAORDINARILY SPECIAL AND TRULY COMPLETE, IS THE ACCOMPANYING RECORD BEING THE ULTRA-RARE WEST COAST MONO CORRECTED LABEL "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS" (RECENTLY CONFIRMED IN BRUCE SPIZER'S BOOK "THE BEATLES' SWAN SONG"(CAP2653.MR2B, SPIZER). READ MORE DETAILS IN OUR LISTING ABOVE, ITEM NUMBER LP962.

THE COVER GRADES A WONDERFUL AND SOLID NEAR MINT MINUS (BORDERS VG+++), WITH FIRM SEAMS, STRONG CENTERFOLD, BOLD VIVID GRAPHICS, NO RINGWEAR, NO SPLITS. JUST SOME LIGHT HANDLING WEAR EVIDENT. THE LOS ANGELES RECORD IS A SIMPLY GORGEOUS AND SPARKLING NEAR MINT.

CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: LP287
PRICE: $1,250


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