91 ABBEY ROAD S n/a 2/ 1 - 12 / - 9 UK Slve/ French Disc * s1 plays VG  AbbeyRoadLP_French.jpg (93658 bytes) VG+/ EX+ VG+ 35

About this LP
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THE DISC IS MOST PROBABLY AN ORIGINAL (see further down about the STAMPERS) FRENCH PRESSING!!!!!!!!! AND WAS 'MARRIED' WITH THIS ORIGINAL UK SLEEVE!!!!!  EMI HAD SOME VINYL PRESSED IN FRANCE AT THE TIME, AS ALLEGEDLY IT WAS AGREED TO IMPORT SOMETHING FROM FRANCE IN RETURN FOR THE DISRUPTION SANDIE SHOE CREATED WHEN SHE ATTEMPTED TO SING IN FRENCH!!!!  YES, SANDIE WAS WITH PIE RECORDS, BUT EMI HAD CONTRACTED PIE TO PRESS SOME OF THEIR VINYL, SO WERE ROPED IN WITH THIS SCENARIO.  SO AS TO NOT TO CREATE ANY HOSTILITY BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENT, THE QUEEN DECIDED NOT TO GET INVOLVED. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE WAS BUSY WITH THE DESIGN OF CONKCORD (PAUL LATER THANKED HIM FOR THIS BY DEDICATING "JET" TO HIM), SO DID NOT HAVE TIME FOR INTERVENTION. THE BEATLES WERE KEPT AWARE OF PROCEEDINGS, HAVING EARLIER BEEN INFORMED OF THE LIKELIHOOD THE PRESSING 'ARRANGEMENTS', AND ADMIRED THE QUEEN FOR HER DIPLOMACY, SO IT WAS DECIDED IN THE END TO INCLUDE A TRACK ON THEIR FINAL LP IN RECOGNITION TO HER!!!!! ("She doesn't have a lot to say" is the giveaway line, as well as "I've gotta get a belly full of wine" referring to Paul's frequent visit's to the French vineyards). HOWEVER, IT WAS ONLY AT THE LAST MOMENT THAT THE BEATLES DECIDED THAT IT MADE SENSE TO CONVEY THE MESSAGE THAT IT WAS THE END, AND POSSIBLY ALSO TO ATTEMPT TO CREATE A GREATER INTEREST IN THEMSELVES FOR THE RELEASE OF THE LET IT BE ALBUM!!! THE MESSAGE DID NOT GET ACROSS TO THE PUBLIC (i.e. THE UNIVERSE), AS IN A DESPERATE MOVE IT WAS DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LAVISH BOOK TO ACCOMPANY THEIR FINAL ALBUM RELEASE., EVEN IT MEANT SELLING THIS (LET IT BE BOX) PACKAGE AT A LOSS! 
 OF COURSE, ALL THIS IS CONJECTURAL.
I DID WRITE TO PAUL, RINGO AND REGINA QUESTIONING THESE MATTERS. TO DATE NO REPLY HAS BEEN RECEIVED!???
SO HERE WE HAVE "HER MAJESTY" ON THE RECORD & LABEL!!!!!!!!  JUST AS RARE AS THE  LABELS OMITTING THIS TITLE, WELL, THIS WEEK ANYWAY!!!!?
THIS WEEK ANYWAY!!!!?
THIS WEEK ANYWAY!!!!?

THE SLEEVE IS GRADED AS VG--++++!!!!!. THE APPLE LOGO (WITH THE VERY SLIGHT SHADE VARIATION) ON REVERSE IS  JUSTIFIED IN LINE WITH THE TRACK LISTING FOR SIDE ONE. 
IT SHOULD BE NOTED HERE THAT THE FRENCH WERE GOING TO USE THEIR OWN FRENCH GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE LABEL DESIGN, AS THEY WERE NOT HAPPY PRESSING RECORDS USING AN ENGLISH APPLE LOGO. HOWEVER, WHEN THEY REALISED THAT THE PRUDE ENGLISH WERE PLACING THE RECORD ON THEIR DECKS, WITH THE SPINDLE POKING UP EXTERNALLY THROUGH THE CORE SIDE OF THE APPLE WITHOUT PERCEIVING THE INDECENT CREATIVITY, THE FRENCH COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!!  

THE INNER SLEEVE IS POLY-LINED, WITH A DIE-CUT WINDOW ON BOTH SIDES. PRINTED IN THE RIGHT CORNER IS A UK Patent no, AND "Foreign Patents Pending". THIS STATEMENT COULD BE FOR THE RECORD COMPANY TO COVER THEMSELVES, SO THAT THE FRENCH ARE INCLUDED INTO THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIS RELEASE.  THIS IS THE SLEEVE THAT WAS INSIDE WHEN I PURCHASED IT, AND HAS NOT BEEN ADDED SINCE BEING IN MY POSSESSION!!!!!!!!

STAMPING NUMBERS (PRESENT ON SIDE 1 ONLY) AT 9'OCLOCK WITHIN THE RUN-OFF ARE 9 + 12. I THINK THIS INDICATES THAT IT WAS PRESSED 9th MONTH on the 12th DAY. THIS MAKES SENSE AS THE RECORD WAS RELEASED ON THE 26th SEPTEMBER 1969. THE FRENCH HAVE THE OPPOSITE DATE CONFIGURATION TO THE BRITISH; HENCE 9 - 12. IF THIS OBSERVATION IS CORRECT,  THIS WOULD MEAN THAT THIS IS A TRUE FIRST PRESSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE RECORD VINYL VISUALLY IS NEAR MINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
SIDE 1 PLAYS WITH VERY SLIGHT NOISE : VG++
SIDE 2 PLAYS WITH A LITTLE MORE SURFACE NOISE: VG 1/2+.
ON MY DANSETTE IT DOES NOT JUMP. I DO NOT CHEAT AND PUT PLASTICINE ON THE TONE ARM TO DISGUISE ANY KICK-OFFS. IN FACT, I RECKON IT MUST BE ONE OF THE FEW THAT WAS NOT TAKEN TO AN ACID HOUSE PARTY (OR SIMILAR) BEING THRASHED ON A BUDDING DISC JOCKEY'S DECK.  OR USED AS A WELCOME MAT, WITH THE JOKE BEING WALKING OVER THE ZEBRA CROSSING!!!!  MOST YOU SEE NOW HAVE BEEN TO SOME SORT OF OUT-OF-CONTROL HOUSE WARMING!!!!!!!!!!!!! .. BUT NOT THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

ALSO, BOTH LABELS ARE NEAR MINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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POST & PACKING:
I WILL USE A VERY STURDY BOX ONLY. 5 FULL INSURED WITHIN UK. 8  FOR EUROPE.
COST TO U.S.A. 12.

NIGERIA WILL BE 55. THIS INCLUDES THE 'EXTRA' COST TO GET IT TO IT'S DESTINATION SAFELY. HOWEVER, INHABITANTS FROM THIS COUNTRY CAN COLLECT IN AMSTERDAM FOR FREE. IF THEY FORWARD ME ANOTHER OF THOSE EMAILS INFORMING ME OF THE SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS THAT THEY HAVE TO BE RELEASED, AND INVOLVES ME HAVING A SHARE JUST FOR PUTTING THE MONEY INTO MY ACCOUNT, WE CAN COME TO SOME SORT OF ARRANGEMENT?

PS: IF YOU STILL HAVE ANY OF THE OLD UK PRE-DECIMAL CURRENCY,
                                                   
          I CAN TAKE .S.D. !!!!!!!

Denial: There is no connection between the arrangement of meeting in Amsterdam, 
                and the acceptance .S.D.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Copyright Peter Rice (including ALL the above COMBINATION of Exclamation + 
                                                          Question marks in the font and particular colours employed!!!!!) - (and these!!!) - (and those!!!!!) ... infinity...

And finally ..this work of art was originally submitted on e***  for April 2003 with inspiration set about from the purveyors of bullshit


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