Help identifying Abbey Road LP (Stereo and Mono)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mjfan1987, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. mjfan1987

    mjfan1987 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I bought this Abbey Road LP on ebay and it said "original pressing", but the pictures don't match anything I can find on Discogs.

    The front cover says "Full Dimensional Stereo: Playable Also as Mono" labels say "Stereo and Mono". Based on this I figured it could be a bootleg.

    Now what's strange is how amazing this sounds. I have a 90s Abbey Road that I thought sounded phenomenal, this is much better. The vinyl is very thick too, not flimsy.

    Anyone know what this is? Is this a boot? I would return it but it was cheap and sounds really great.
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  2. pinkrudy

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  3. mjfan1987

    mjfan1987 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  4. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Wow...VERY cool find!! I love the label. Good for you, pinkrudy!:righton:
     
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  5. mjfan1987

    mjfan1987 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks! It's a bit beat up but I wanted to have an original pressing to go with my 90s repress. Sounds great! Definitely is full stereo.
     
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  6. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...


    A lot of albums put Stereo / Mono on them when they are Stereo only.

    Maybe a holdover from earlier eras.
     
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  7. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    Some Israeli copies say Old Darling instead of Oh Darling.
     
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  8. mjfan1987

    mjfan1987 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you, was not aware of this. Assumed it meant some songs were in mono and some in stereo.
     
  9. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...


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  10. Cronverc

    Cronverc Forum Resident

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    Actually all Israeli Beatles pressings from 1960's and most from 1970's have UK matrix numbers. This "Abbey Road" has YEX 749-2/ YEX 750-1 in the deadwax - the very first UK cut, that's why it sounds so good.
    AFAIK one of 1970's Israeli reissues of MMT (grey Portrait label) has German matrix numbers SHZE 327 A-1/SHZE 327 B-3.
     
  11. Cronverc

    Cronverc Forum Resident

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    They did that often, also often they pressed mono labels on stereo records and vice versa.
     
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  12. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Does it list 'Her Majesty ' on side two?
     
  13. TheHutt

    TheHutt Forum Resident

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    As a matter of fact, it does.
    And it has "Ending" instead of "The End".

    Fact.

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  14. AndrewSlattery

    AndrewSlattery Forum Resident

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    Looks like it uses UK stampers based on the matrix (if it's the Israeli copy) No wonder it sounds so good :)
     

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