Beatles - Help! [First UK Mono Press] - LP Album - 1965

Beatles - Help! [First UK Mono Press] - LP Album - 1965
Number of items: 1 - Excellent (EX) - 1st Mono pressing

Help! is the fifth studio album by the Beatles and the soundtrack to their film of the same name. It was released on 6 August 1965. Seven of the fourteen songs, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride", appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The second side included "Yesterday", the most-covered song ever written. The album was met with favourable critical reviews and topped the Australian, German, UK and US charts.

During the recording sessions for the album, the Beatles continued to explore the studio's multitracking capabilities to layer their sound. "Yesterday" features a string quartet, the band's first use of Baroque sensibilities, and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" includes a flute section.

This is a first 1965 Mono pressing from this iconic album. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” prnted at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 1 stamped): XEX 549-2, Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 1 stamped): XEX 550-2.

This copy is EXCELLENT. The vinyl is shiny and plays great, very close to NM, apart from a few minor clicks that don't affect play at all. The cover is almost NM, with minimal wear / discoloring. A beautiful copy of a 56 years old album.

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Help! [First UK Mono Press]
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LP Album
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1st Mono pressing
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