The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Audiophile AUDIO-5 Australian vinyl LP album (LP record) (285467)
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THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Without doubt the rarest 'commercial' release of Sgt. Pepper is this Australian-only Audiophile LP pressing. Finally released in July 1983, EMI made just 497 copies available to the public beforescrapping the entire project, which included a proposed Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon release. This LP is in superb MINT condition - click on 'More Info' for additional notes on this stunning rarity..).

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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Audiophile AUDIO-5 Australian vinyl LP album (LP record)
Tracklisting / Additional Info: 1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky WIth Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. Lovely Rita
10. Good Morning, Good Morning
11. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
12. A Day In The Life


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE SGT. PEPPER'S AUDIO 5 LP

Matrix Numbers:
Side 1: AUDIO 5-A -3 DB
Side 2: AUDIO-5-B DB STUDIO 301

Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301

This exclusive Audiophile record came into existence following a decision by EMI Australia to try their hand at half-speed mastering for a reissue series. In January 1981 they took their exisiting 15-ips masters for Please Please Me and Sgt. Pepper's and brought them down to 7.5-ips and cut lacquers for each title. After checking for quality these were rejected. Please Please Me was abandoned in favour of concentrating on Sgt. Pepper's so a new master was supplied by EMI UK and they set to work again.

In April 1982 the first serious cut was created, with Side 2 being successful. Side 1 was more problematic and it wasn't until the third recut, which took 8 hours to cut just 40 minutes of music, that produced a result with which they were satisfied. This is known as the -3 cut and was used to create the final finished disc.

This LP never went on sale in regular record stores, but was made exclusively available to the public at the Sydney Hi-Fi And Audio Show on July 3rd 1983. Just 497 numbered copies were released with unique label artwork, mirroring the black and silver one EMI box Parlophone labels of 1969, and housed inside a single pocket picture cover with AUDIOPHILE designated on the back. Each LP had an individually numbered sticker fixed to the top right corner of the back cover. This is a very low numbered copy, 004. The release also carries the unique catalogue number AUDIO-5.

This LP would appear to be the Australian equivalent of the rare Nimbus Supercut release, produced in the UK for Practical Hi-Fi magazine in 1984. Other titles were scheduled to get the same treatment, most notably Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon which is believed to have reached the acetate stage, but finished discs appear never to have been made. Interestingly, Wish You Were Here was given the Nimbus Supercut treatment in the UK, instead of the more obvious Dark Side.

This extremely rare and interesting LP has been carefully looked after for the past 20 years, and is in as near MINT condition as you could possibly hope to find. We're delighted to be able to offer this stunning LP for the first time...


*Thanks to Bruce Hamlin of The Beatles Record Information Service in NSW Australia for background information on this unique LP.

Condition : This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
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Year of Release: 1983 - 34 years old
Artist: The Beatles (click here for complete listing)
Title: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Audiophile AUDIO-5 (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label: Parlophone EMI
Catalogue No: AUDIO-5
Country of Origin: Australia  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info: Deleted
EIL.COM Ref No BTLLPSG285467 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Genres: 60s Beat, 60s Pop, 60s Rock, Apple label, POP
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