Click on an image to start viewing larger versions (min 1024 width recommended)
This version released:2002-01-01
Original LP release:1967.06
Audio quality etc:?2002
Obi:Not as such - Standard Russian equivalent.
Gatefold with the lyrics printed on the back cover - apparently a first for a popular music album.
Cover by MC Productions and The Apple staged by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth photographed by Michael Cooper.
Wax figures by Madame Tussauds.
Some years later Peter Blake wrote: "The album sleeve was the first to feature printed lyrics, and it was one of the first to have a gatefold sleeve. It was also the first to have anything other than a plain inner bag too, the first pressing coming in a slightly psychedlic sleeve design by Simon and Marijke of the Fool. And we also had a crad with the cut-outs, which I originally intended to be a small packet with badges abd pencils and such like. That was stopped because it would have caused EMI big marketing problems."
Inserts (additional):Double sided card with each side of the record label.
Lyrics:Russian and English on 2 by 2 double sided foldout.
The cover looks a little yellower than my original mono version but overall a great addition to any collection (and this site) and hopefully a taste of things to come from Japan one day.
Page credits and acknowledgments...
sam2095 - 2007-jan-04
(Created : 2007 Jan 04 by sam2095; Last mod: 2009 Jan 10 by sam2095)
(Modified 2007-Jan-4 by sam2095 | Modified 2007-Feb-11 by sam2095 | Modified 2007-Feb-12 by sam2095)