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Sgt. Pepper defective pressings
9 May 2017
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Wil1972
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Hi!

I am new around here although I lurk from time to time. For my very first posting, I was wondering if anyone here was aware of a defective pressing of Sgt. Pepper 's that involves the song Good Morning, Good Morning? I have researched information online and I have dated my vinyl copy with this particular defect to a 1971 stereo Apple pressing. On the song Good Morning, Good Morning, just after the background vocals at the beginning of the song, one of the stereo channels drops out, specifically the channel with the horns and backing vocals. This continues until the end of the song and the stereo channel returns. This only occurs on this one track. The only information I have found is that it was traced to one plant, in Jacksonville FL, and apparently it was a defect that existed as far back as the year after release. I was wondering if these defective copies were of any value? I would assume the older defective copies would be the more valuable, but I cannot find any information on the Apple pressings. Thank you all for your time!

12 May 2017
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I am guessing with "no reply" I am in possession of something unique? Still hoping for some info from fellow Beatle-maniacs. a-hard-days-night-john-6

12 May 2017
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Welcome to the forum @Wil1972.

 

I have no idea about your pressing but am glad to hear you have discovered some info.

Value-wise I have no idea, however the Beatles market is wide and vast. So who knows. I'd suggest you have a look online and see of there are any places near you or that you can email with a description of your LP and see if they can place even a rough estimate on it.

 

Yip, this whole post is pretty unhelpful.

All the best. 

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12 May 2017
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No your reply was helpful. I think I will take your advice and search locally for someone who might be able to shed some light on it. Thanks again! 🙂

12 May 2017
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The best suggestion I'm able to make, @Wil1972, is to try contacting Bruce Spizer, who has written the most extensive explorations of the variations between different pressings.

If there is a man who would know, that's Bruce Spizer, and if he hasn't come across this variation, you can be sure he'd be interested in it.

He has a website which includes contacts details. I'm not saying he would necessarily respond to such a question, but he is certainly the big expert on pressing variations and the most likely person to have an answer.

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12 May 2017
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I think the reason no one had replied to your post is because it fell underneath the other posts before it got approved by the mods. I figure this because I know that I didn't ever see this thread.

As far as your pressing, I've never heard of it, but sure sounds pretty cool. Definitely something that a Beatles fanatic would want to add to their collection.

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12 May 2017
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Thanks for the replies. I will definitely check out the Bruce Spizer site. And I do think it's a unique piece of Beatle memorabilia. 🙂

26 November 2017
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In 1974 I arrived in the US from Germany, in Boise, Idaho of all places.  My room mate had a copy of Sgt. Pepper and it was weird!  Very weird!  I was 20 at the time and had listened to the album since I was 17.  The only thing I remember now is that at the end of Good Morning when the chicken talks right before they count into the reprise it stopped and George Harrison (his voice for sure) said, "I'm sorry" and then there was some guitar and talking and no counting at all and then the Sgt. Pepper reprise.  

 

We have had several Sgt. Pepper parties since then and I tried to find the guy but no luck.  In 2007 we played the entire album here in Cairo with a bunch of friends, some songs are on Youtube under my name.  

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