This is a British Apple pressing from the '70s with some of my preferred stamper numbers for this album and excellent sound throughout. I've taken part in well over 50 large-scale shootouts for this album over the years and I know the sonic hallmarks of the different pressings intimately. This copy sounds solid, full-bodied, punchy, smooth, and full of energy. Having the benefit of LOTS of experience on my side, I know this is an exceptional copy. Whoever decides to make a move for it will know the same very quickly after it hits their table.
5 stars Allmusic: "What makes Abbey Road transcendent is how the album is so much greater than the sum of its parts. While a single song or segment can be dazzling, having a succession of marvelous, occasionally intertwined moments is not only a marvel but indeed a summation of everything that made The Beatles great."
Vinyl: VG+ (clean with some faint hairlines)
Cover: EX (gorgeous)
Play notes: Sounds incredible and plays mostly quietly, some light surface noise behind the music at times
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).