This is such a cool LP. It is still in original shrink and was brought to my attention by Andrew Croft earlier this year. It was acquired from a woman here in Toronto who was a huge Beatles fan in the 1960s and purchased the LP when it was issued way back in 1966.
The Parrs slick on the front is pasted over the rear wraparound slick. In the first image you can see the Rubber Soul LP image to the left of John's head. In the third image (see link below the picture) you can see the words THE BEATLES beside the trunk at the top. In fact, the words MORE GREAT ALBUMS FOR YOUR BEATLES COLLECTION appear to the left of the upside down Ringo.
Now the big question is whether there is in fact a "butcher" slick under the "other rear cover" on the other side - I will have to get the jacket X-Rayed to find out but there is a double thickness of paper as two wraparound covers have been used on one LP instead of the normal practice of just using one. You can see this "extra thickness" in the third image.
I would guess right now that the probability that this is in fact a MONO Canadian butcher jacket is pretty low, but it is still possible. I have never come across an original 1960s Beatles Canadian album with the jacket assembled in this fashion so perhaps there are two explanations:
1. The butcher slick was removed and the jacket was re-used by keeping just the rear wraparound cover and flipping the jacket over and starting all over again. This would have been costly but perhaps it was considered briefly as an option.
2. The original MONO butcher slick was not removed and remains "buried" under the rear wraparound cover. I am hoping this is the case and will get the LP jacket X-Rayed soon.
Stay tuned to find out more !!!
A sealed copy of Gerry and the Pacemakers' "Im the One" (T-6070) album was found today in a Moncton record store. It was still intact in its loose plastic wrapper.
Many thanks to Spin It Records for being very helpful in finding this item as well as other sealed records from the 6000 series!
After the recent remasters issues of the Beatles and John Lennon catalogues, the Red and Blue albums (1962-1966 and 1967-1970) were released today in Canada on CD. This is the first issue of these albums featuring the new remasters. Albums were available seperately in a nice glossy tri-fold open cardboard case. Blue and Red stickers promoting these new remasters were adhered to the shrink wrap of both albums.
The albums were also available together in a special slip case, but those featured no sticker on the shrink. Another version featured both albums seperately, each including a corresponding Blue or Red T-shirt in a box similar in size to the one featured in this photo.
The PYE LPs section has now been added to the previous PYE 45s section.Take a look!