The Beatles - Abbey Road - 1969 Monumental Rock - Original French Issue Stereo LP

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The Beatles ‎– Abbey Road

Apple Records ‎– PCS 7088
Vinyl, LP

This version is the "first label, revised cover" version:
Dark green labels with a whole apple on the A-side label and a half, sliced-open apple on B-side. The labels have the "(An E.M.I. Recording)" text on two lines and small "33 1/3" text moved to the left side. Publishing year printed with a small ℗ symbol. The B-side label does not have "Her Majesty" credits. The labels are quite dark, although the actual shade of green varies between copies.
Comes in a full laminated cover without flaps on the back side. The front cover has the drain showing, the rear cover has the Apple logo aligned with the text, and 'Her Majesty' is not listed.

"Thanks to George Martin, Geoff Emerick and Phillip McDonald".

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has minor corner wear in bottom left and right corners (see our pic)

26 Sep 1969
Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock





A1 Come Together
A2 Something
A3 Maxwell's Silver Hammer
A4 Oh! Darling
A5 Octopus's Garden
A6 I Want You (She's So Heavy)


B1 Here Comes The Sun
B2 Because
B3 You Never Give Me Your Money
B4 Sun King
B5 Mean Mr. Mustard
B6 Polythene Pam
B7 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
B8 Golden Slumbers
B9 Carry That Weight
B10 The End
B11 Her Majesty



Companies, etc.


Published By – Pathé Marconi
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse International Ltd. – PCS 7088
Record Company – EMI





Engineer [Uncredited] – Geoff Emerick, Phillip McDonald
Photography By [Photographs By] – Iain Macmillan
Producer – George Martin





℗ 1969.
"An E.M.I. Recording"
Made in France

Published by:
Northern Songs. NCB: A1, A3, A4, A6, B2 to B11
Harrisongs: A2, B1
Startling Music: A5



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Rights Society: NCB
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 1): YEX 749-2
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 1): YEX 750-1


I only can echo the majority. This is simply another masterpiece from the greatest band that ever cut a record. These four were in a class by themselves. The Beatles and then there were all the others. Abbey Road blew everyone away when it came out and still is an experience and not just a set of songs put together for listening to while you run the vacumn cleaner. I always think of some of the assertions that have been made about Shakespeare when I take in the entire catlog of the Beatles. It seems impossible that one small rock combo could come together and create art the way they did the same way that so many people can't imagine one person writing as many classics as Shakespeare did. During the time of the Beatles, it was one set of songs after another, album after album of music that cut a new path a little deeper each time. Abbey Road was like a non-stop freight train and a must for anybody that can grasp the significance of this time period and the effect of this music on what was happening.

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Apple Records
Artist Beatles
Color Black