The Beatles Please Please Me - 1st - Stereo UK vinyl LP 1963. THE BEATLES Please Please Me - Rare 1963 UK stereo 14-track vinyl LP on the legendary black & gold Parlophone label, with Dick James Music credit for Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Misery & Do You Want To Know A Secret, Ernest J Day front laminated flipback picture sleeve with'Emitex' inner. This was the Beatles' first official LP release.
For the one and only time, the mono version was issued six weeks prior to the stereo version, with the stereo version available by special order only. 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 album took exactly six months to pass the sales figure of 250,000, and went on to sell over half a million in the U.With world sales of almost two million. It still holds the record for the longest continuous stay at number one.
The cover photo was taken at EMI's Manchester Sq. Headquarters by Angus McBean, and the sleeve notes are by Tony Barrow. For all the single release tracks, indeed the entire album, an alternate stereo mix was created. As the singles were often composites of several takes, this led to the stereo version of the album being different to the mono. This is most notable in the stereo version of Please Please Me, where John makes a mistake in the words of the final verse, which causes him to chuckle in the final chorus.This is not heard in the mono version. One for the Anoraks: The stereo version, unlike the mono, was mastered at the correct speed. All the mono presses were slightly fast. All first sleeves were made by Ernest J.
Day & Co Ltd, with large block'stereo' on the front. The initial printing of sleeves, such as this one, had the'Photo: Angus McBean' credit to the right of the's' in'songs'. The subsequent printings moved this across to a point under the'g'.
The black and gold Parlophone labels are in great condition. There's no writing and the gold text is striking and clearly legible. There is a little sun fading on the labels and some light wear on side 2 spindle hole.This one has classic Dick James Music Co credit for Please Please Me, Misery, I Saw Her Standing There, There's A Place, Ask Me Why & Do You Want To Know A Secret. The machine stamped matrix numbers and stampers in the dead vinyl confirm that this was one of the early pressings pressed. This copy, well loved, plays through beautifully & has no flaws that would cause any skips. On close inspection, the heavyweight has only minimal feint paper scuffs & faint cosmetic blemishes, none of which can be felt.
The grooves still retain a deep sheen. Upon playtesting, noise between tracks was at a minimum and the audio quality of this first pressing is nothing short of astonishing. Twist & Shout does not distort the way it can on most worn copies, & just a few faint clicks are audible at the beginning of Baby It's You, & that's it. Overall the disc plays at a very reasonable EX-/EX sonic level.
An incredible testament to the quality of the vinyl used & the pressing quality. The sleeve shows its fifty plus years, but remains in better condition than most copies of this album. The front has retained its rich colours.A few creases and blemishes can be seen on close inspection. The spine still looks glorious with nothing that upsets the print. The corners have some unavoidable scuffing. The flipbacks are intact, although there are a few creases. All text remains clearly legible & unfaded & the sleeve is an authentic first printing with'Made In Great Britain' poly lined EMItex inner.
A healthy VG+/EX example that plays astonishingly well, thanks to the quality of vinyl in the sixties, this legendary album rarely surfaces, as so few stereo copies were issued. This copy remains in highly respectable condition, with great sounding audio. I Saw Her Standing There. Do You Want To Know A Secret.
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