Much of the album was recorded in just one day, under the guidance of George Martin. Unusually the mono edition was issued six weeks before the stereo copies. At the time of release of the album the design of the Parlophone label was in a transition period. The label was being changed from a black and gold design to a black and yellow design. Very few mono copies of Please Please Me were issued with the black and gold labels and have become highly sought after by collectors and when found they are usually in average condition at best due to the amount of parties they were taken to.The Beatles FIRST official L. For the only time, the mono version was issued six weeks BEFORE the stereo version. This album contained the'A' and'B' sides of their first two singles, plus ten new songs, all recorded in one incredible session at Abbey Road. The cover photo was taken at EMI's Manchester Square headquarters by Angus McBean, and the sleeve notes are by Tony Barrow. Whilst trying to think of catchy names for their first album release, George Martin offered the title,'Off The Beatle Track', but this was bypassed.
Martin clearly liked the name, and used it himself in 1964. Sleeve - The "Emitex" inner is present & correct, and EX. The front of the Ernest J Day laminated flipback picture sleeve is in nice condition with rich, vibrant colours and minimal fading. It features a large MONO logo on the far right hand side of the sleeve & the'Angus McBean' photo credit starting under the second's' in'songs'.
There are some areas of very mild laminate creasing, but nothing too obtrusive. The four corners show scuff marks. There are a few hairline marks, with little discolouring & there is no writing which is remarkable for this particular album's jacket.The vinyl is visually in VG+ condition. There are several light hairlines, with one more prominent. However, due to the deep grooves and superior quality of the 1960's vinyl pressings, their is no effect when played. Playback revealed mostly just a little light surface most noticeable in between tracks but non intrusive. The record plays cleanly with no pops or clicks. I Saw Her Standing There02. Anna (Go To Him)04. Do You Want To Know A Secret12. The item "The Beatles Please Please Me 1st Northern Songs Gold/Black UK vinyl LP album" is in sale since Monday, February 05, 2018. This item is in the category "Music\Records\Albums/ LPs\Pop & Beat\ 1960s\The Beatles". The seller is "vinyldelights" and is located in newcastle, Tyne and Wear. This item can be shipped worldwide.