A Collection Of Beatles Oldies LP

 

UK Release Date 10 December 1966
UK Catalogue Number Mono – Parlophone PMC 7016

Stereo – Parlophone PCS 7016

Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 34
Peak UK Chart Position 7
Lowest Matrix Numbers Mono XEX 619-1G / XEX 620-1G

Stereo YEX 619-1G / YEX 620-1G

 

I have 3 copies of “Oldies…..But Goldies on vinyl. These are my first press mono copy, first press stereo copy and seventh press Fame copy.

Mono First Press

The pictures below are the first press mono one which was released on 10 December 1966. The matrix numbers on this copy are XEX 619-1G and XEX 620-1G. The perimeter text starts The Gramophone Co Ltd and there is Sold in U.K. subject… text below the yellow Parlophone. I actually don’t think there were any further mono presses after this.

The sleeve is in very good condition, as seen from the pictures, and the record itself plays really well. There’s some occasional light crackle, though it’s not overwhelming, but there are no skips, sticks or jumps.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15

 

Stereo First Press

The pictures below are the first press stereo one which was released on December 1966. The matrix numbers on this copy are YEX 619-1G and YEX 620-1G. The perimeter text starts The Gramophone Co Ltd and there is Sold in U.K. subject… text below the yellow Parlophone. The larger STEREO above the yellow Parlophone marks this out as one of the earliest first presses, by mid 1967 this appeared in smaller type.

The sleeve is in excellent condition, as seen from the pictures, the original EMI inner sleeve unfortunately has splits on all 3 sides and the record itself plays excellent throughout.

Estimated Value : £25 – £30

 

 

Stereo Seventh Fame Press

The pictures below are the seventh press Fame one which dates from around July 1983. Fame was an arm of EMI that issued budget versions of albums between 1983 and 1994, this being the only Beatles title that appeared on it. The matrix numbers on mine are YEX 619-5-1-3 and YEX 620-8-1-1.

The sleeve is in excellent condition, as seen from the pictures, and the record itself plays excellent throughout.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

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