Extremely Rare Early New Zealand Pressing Of The Classic Beatles LP With Orange Apple Labels! Has The Apostrophe(!) Missing After “Being For the Benefit Of Mr Kite” On Side 1 Label.
PCSM.7027 MADE IN NEW ZEALAND BY HIS MASTER’S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED 1967 On Labels.
PCSM 7027 MARKETED BY EMI NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 1970 Printed On Back Cover With Lyrics.
Matrix / Runout: YEX 637-1 / YEX 638-1
Some have said it didn’t exist, as there was no photographic evidence of an Orange Apple label on the Sgt. Pepper LP — until now!
Repress with orange Apple labels, as used on George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ original 1971 issue and incorrectly applied to this album. The story goes that the left-over labels from George’s triple LP set were surplus (possibly because the Apple Jam LP had it’s own custom label). Rather than discard the orange labels, His Master’s Voice (NZ) Limited (which became EMI (NZ) Ltd. in 1972) used them on other Beatles related Apple records over the years. Copies of ‘The White Album’, ‘Abbey Road’ & ‘Hey Jude’ have appeared since the 70s and now here is the proof that ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was also manufactured with an orange Apple label! Actual quantities are still unknown, but it is safe to say there were very few made. I had certainly never seen one before, in my 40+ years of record trading and collecting!
Condition – Vinyl: NEAR MINT! Appears to have had very little play, no visible spindle marks on labels.
Condition – Cover: VERY GOOD PLUS! Two corners have long creases, minor creases around edges. Very light shelf wear, overall in great condition for such a vintage sleeve.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
With A Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Fixing A Hole
She’s Leaving Home
Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
Within You Without You
When I’m Sixty-Four
Good Morning Good Morning
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
A Day In The Life