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Auction: Beatles LP - A Hard Day's Night - 1964 UK 1st Pressing

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Title Beatles LP - A Hard Day's Night - 1964 UK 1st Pressing
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Price USD 205.27
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The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night – Genuine 1964 UK 1st pressing with yellow & black Parlophone rim labels, ‘Recording First Published…’ and with ‘Sold in UK’ label text, catalogue number PMC 1230 dating to 10th July 1964


A seminal album and one of their best - ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was the first album where artist and composer wrote and performed all their songs.

Matrix numbers: XEX 481-3N & XEX 482-3N (Please note – 1N or –2N was not used on any mono 1st press HDN issue)

Stamper codes: 7/AMH & /1 AMA (first mother)

Happy Bidding and good luck!

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Visual: EXC+ to MINT-

Stunning looking vinyl which appears mint and completely unmarked in strong daylight. On close inspection under an unforgiving halogen desklight a few ultra faint marks become visible when angled towards the light. Extremely rare to find mono vinyl of this vintage in such superb condition. The vinyl grades above excellent+ and is very close to a near mint grade; having said that a nr MINT grade would not be entirely unreasonable. The disc lies 100% flat on the turntable.

Labels: MINT-

A superb set of fresh and pristine labels showing evidence of only 2 or 3 plays per side. Side one has the KT tax code.

Audio: MINT

An outstanding audiophile copy with no loss of audio quality whatsoever. There are no audio imperfections other than the sound of natural vinyl. Totally unworn music signals from the opening chords of a Hard Days Night to the final track. Beautiful and rich analogue sound throughout and one of the finest audio copies I’ve ever heard. Tracks such as If I Fell and Things We Said have a super rich analogue clarity only found only on these early pressings. The audio will not disappoint. Needless to say the record does not jump or stick.



An original 1964 Garrod & Lofthouse patents pending cover. A really nice example of this 1st issue cover. The front panel still retains its original high gloss laminate and is in pristine condition save for two small and very light thumbnail creases. The rear cover is completely unsoiled and has no writing or marks to any part. All flipbacks are in pristine condition and are fully intact. The spine is in pristine condition and has no signs of crushing.

Inner-sleeve Excellent +

Original 1964 clear Emitex inner.

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PLEASE NOTE: 1st class next day Special Delivery to UK addresses will be 8.50 GBP. For worldwide shipments please email me for price.

In the unlikely event that you are not happy with your purchase then I offer a no quibble refund. Buyer to pay return postage.

This record has been strictly and conservatively graded to ‘UK RECORD COLLECTOR' standards.

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statistics for auctions of this release
Release Name A Hard Days Night (mono)
Catalogue PMC-1230
Sold auctions 423
Running auctions 14
Maximum paid $12626.16
Minimum paid $1.6
Average paid $75.14
Popularity 53% of all auctions for this release were sold.