The repro sleeve is a precise copy as you can see in the photos. The last photo is the rare original!
NM stunning incredibly Mega Ultra rare MONO Vee Jay Promo Copy of VJEP 1-903 with gorgeous sleeve. The repro sleeve is an exact copy of a sleeve that only a handful have ever been issued. You will also receive the Original'64 Vee Jay company sleeve that this record was originally issued with. This is the one you must add to your Beatles collection.
These are rarely ever seen for sale! Blue and White label reads: "PROMOTIONAL COPY". Matrix / Runout (A): URJ 64-3915 51772. Matrix / Runout (B): URJ 64-3916 51772X. A1: Misery (Written by McCartney-Lennon).
A2: Taste Of Honey (Written by Scott-Marlow). B1: Ask Me Why (Written by McCartney-Lennon). B2 : Anna (Written by Alexander).
This Promo Copy is accompanied by it's original 1964 Vee-Jay'Right Bracket' Generic Red and Black sleeve VJ RS. These PROMOTIONAL COPIES were issued primarily to radio stations for heavy airplay, and most surviving copies of these special issued discs have been treated to a major wealth of play.
This gorgeous copy shows almost no play, less then one would expect 57 years later! Vee-Jay began marketing the EP as a single in late June of 1964. The price was lowered to that of a single and the record was promoted as the "Ask Me Why" single.That is why the later issues of the record have "Ask Me Why" in larger print than the other song titles. As part of its marketing strategy, Vee-Jay issued new promotional copies. This record was issued with "PROMOTIONAL COPY" appearing in blue below the blue brackets logos on the left and right sides of the center hole and black print above and below the center hole. This variation lists "Side 1" and "Side 2" and has "ASK ME WHY" in much larger and bolder print than the other titles. These promos were most often issued without covers. The song writing is credited to'McCartney-Lennon' on both sides, while later records have the credits'Lennon-McCartney' we have been more familiar with, throughout the years!! Just an amazing Super rare piece of early Beatlemania!! While most promos were issued without covers, some came in the regular VJ'right bracket' red/black sleeve. A few promos were issued a special title sleeve promoting Ask Me Why. This EP has a tall, bold "ASK ME WHY" with a smaller "ANNA" on side 2, as well as "MISERY" and "TASTE OF HONEY" on side l in smaller print. Most promo copies came in generic red/black VJ sleeves, and a few (less then 10 known to exist) came in a rare black and white sleeve. These were manufactured by Monarch Records. Please keep in mind the White & Black hard sleeve is an exact reproduction, and not the original of less then 10 known to have existed. Owning this exact repro will look amazing in anyone's collection!! The item "BEATLES MEGA RARE VEE JAY EP 1-903 PROMO VJ SOUVENIR OF THEIR VISIT TO AMERICA" is in sale since Thursday, June 17, 2021.
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