POSSIBLY THE HARDEST ALBUM IN THE ENTIRE BEATLE CATALOG TO FIND STILL SEALED, IS THIS "SECOND ALBUM" FROM 1964. THIS WAS A BRITISH INVASION BLOCKBUSTER LP BACK IN THE DAY, WITH HUGE POP HIT SINGLES SUCH AS " SHE LOVES YOU", "DEVIL IN HER HEART", "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME" AND SO MANY MORE! WHEN THE BEATLES SECOND ALBUM HIT THE STORES, IT WAS SWEPT OFF THE SHELVES SO FAST, THEY COULDNT PRODUCE ENOUGH THE STAY IN STOCK! A.M. RADIO STATIONS WERE PLAYING THESE SONGS NON- STOP 24-7, AND WE HAD THE PANASONIC TRANSISTOR RADIOS GLUED TO OUR EARS LISTENING IN AMAZEMENT.
THE BEATLES SECOND ALBUM FAST HIT A MILLION RECORD SALES AS AN LP, AND THE SINGLES SOLD BY THE MILLIONS TOO!
THAT WAS 51 YEARS AGO THOUGH, AND THE VAST MAJORITY ARE LONG GONE TO HISTORY, OR TRASHED OUT COMPLETELY, AS BEATLEMANIA FANS WERE MAINLY KIDS, WHO NEVER CONSIDERED ACTUALLY TAKING CARE OF THE RECORDS THEY STACKED UP LIKE PANCAKES, NEVER PUTTING THEM BACK IN THE COVERS WHICH WERE MARKED WITH THEIR NAMES, OR INITIALS.
THIS IS ONE OF AN EXTREME FEW WHICH WERE NEVER OPENED, AND STILL REMAIN IN TOP CONDITION.
*THIS IS A MONURAL LP WITH THE CATALOG NUMBER T-2080.
*THE PRESSING PLANT INDICATED ON THE REAR IS #5
*INNERSLEEVE IS BLUE AS SEEN AT CENTER OF THE OPENING
THE SEAL IS TIGHT WITHOUT ANY SPLITS OR TEARS, AND THE ALL WHITE COVER REMAINS JUST THAT, WITHOUT THE AGE YELLOWING OR BROWNING FROM IMPROPER STORAGE OR CLIMATE EXTREMES. THE ONLY ACTUAL HANDLING FLAW I SEE WITH THIS ONE IS A CORNER TAP AT THE TOP, VERY FORGIVABLE CONSIDERING THE VINTAGE TITLE, AND THE OVERALL STUNNING CONDITION OF THE LP.
The Beatles' Second Album was the first album of the group's work to be assembled by Capitol Records exclusively for the American market (as opposed to, say, Meet the Beatles!, which was a reconfigured and shortened version of With the Beatles). As such, it offends some historical purists, who don't think of it as a real album. Regardless of its origins, however, The Beatles' Second Albumstands as probably best pure rock & roll album ever issued of the group's music. In the process of pulling songs from various British and American EPs, singles (including "She Loves You") and B-sides, as well as tracks left over from the editing of With the Beatles for American release, the compilers somehow managed to avoid any trace of the pop ballads favored by Paul McCartney that usually slowed down the group's other early albums, and the result was the longest uninterrupted body of hard rock & roll and R&B in their entire output. No other long-player by the group featured them doing more covers of songs by black American artists or songwriters, including Little Richard("Long Tall Sally"), Chuck Berry ("Roll Over Beethoven"), Smokey Robinson ("You Really Got a Hold on Me"),Barrett Strong ("Money"), and others, and just to show how rich a vein this all was at the time of its release, the version of "Roll Over Beethoven" here actually charted briefly as a single, while "Long Tall Sally" served as their concert finale.
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