The Beatles Please Please Me UK 1963 1st BLACK GOLD Mono LP EXCELLENT - rare vinyl collector item

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The Beatles - Please Please Me - UK 1963 1st *BLACK /GOLD* Mono LP *EXCELLENT*

The Beatles  Please Please Me  UK 1963 1st BLACK GOLD Mono LP EXCELLENT
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An EXCELLENT UK 1st mono pressing of the their debut LP from initial March 1963 on the black/gold Parlophone label: PMC 1202

The disc bears 1st variation labels with 'Dick James Mus.' publishing credits on tracks 1, 2, 6 & 7 on side 1 and 4 & 6 on side 2.

Matrix numbers: XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N

Stamper codes: 1/L & 1/O

Vinyl weight: 149g

Housed in a correct, 1st-type 'Ernest J. Day' printed mono cover, with the 'Angus McBean' credit in the extreme lower right corner.

Complete with original poly-lined inner-sleeve.




A fine set with no fading or damage to the delicate gold print on either label.

There is a hint wear to each centre hole consistent with careful play, but no spindle trails are visible anywhere.


Both playing surfaces retain their deep-gloss factory shine with no dull/cloudy patches either side. A single 1cm non-feelable scuff on side 2 is the only noticeable visual blemish in strong daylight. Closer examination beneath halogen light reveals just a few harmless wispy paper hairlines and a sparkling rainbow shine.

Sound Quality: EXCELLENT -

This well looked-after disc has received a moderate amount careful play and retains all of the power and presence one would expect of such an early pressing. Our single careful play-check at volume detected slight low-level vinyl background during some quieter passages together with a hint of playwear on the final tracks on each side, but no clicks, pops, jumps or any other significant or major audible distractions.


A respectable, fully intact example of this delicate cover with light to moderate handling & storagewear and no major faults.

The front panel is clean & glossy with light storage rubbing but no 'thumbnails' or any other creasing.

There is minor shelfwear to the lower corners and a little wear to the opening edges without any tears or feathering.

The exposed rear panel bears some handling marks which appear a little more severe on the image than in reality.

All of the delicate flipbacks are fully intact and without repair.

Both seams are smooth with no stresses or splits and the spine is fully laminated & perfectly worded.

Inner-sleeve: EXCELLENT

Clean & flat with a few soft storage bends, but no writing, tears or seam splits.

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