The whole thing plays near flawlessly with maybe just the tiniest background crackle athe beginning of each side, but barely. One of the best playing original copies I have heard. The cover is also just beautiful, with no seam splits and no ringwear. Very slight corner ding at the lower right, and very slight edgewear at the open edge. Just a tiny bit of age noticeable but clearly this copy was rarely handled.This is an absolutely top original copy, simply beautiful and so rare!