This is a '70s British Apple pressing that's a nice step up over most copies out there. I've played literally hundreds of copies over the years and many have a tendency to sound somewhat thick and murky. Play enough of them though and eventually you find copies with enough energy and transparency to transcend this kind of sound. This one did a very good job and presented the music quite well. On top of that it plays quietly.
4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "[W]hen The Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
Vinyl: VG+ (faint hairlines visible under hard light, plays great)
Cover: VG+ (light wear on bottom seam)
Play notes: Strong -- excellent sound and quiet vinyl