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I've collected50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre -Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul,Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!!Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completelytrashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided tooffer themto all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid goldmusic history out there!!!Make no mistake, I'lltry my best to consistently offer some of theVERY BESTrecords available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only everofferTHE BEST, MOST AMAZING,MOST IMPORTANT,VERYRAREST UK 1ST PRESSORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDSI've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2ndpressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP,direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued,remixedrubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these sessionmen really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
I try tobe one of the best sellers on ebay and would like to thank all of you potential bidders for your support and taste in music!!! I strictly grade all LP's I list, visually and sonicallyusing the UK RRPG standardsas customer satisfaction is highly important to me, and I'll always do my very best not to let you down. Be sure to add me to your favourite sellers list and check my auctions frequently as i'll be listing some gems that you just WON'T want to miss out on!!!
I think that's everything, so let the auction commence!!!
Title:The Beatles - Please Please Me
Label &year:Original Parlophone Black & Gold PMC 1202 LP , UKMono1963 PHENOMENALLY RARE "Northern Songs”Black & Gold 1st Press!!!
Matrix's : Side A: XEX421 -1N (2 RG) , Side B : XEX422 -1N (1 GA)
Musicians :John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and George Martin (Producer)
THIS IS A REAL ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF BEATLES HISTORY,THE INCREDIBLY RARE BLACK AND GOLD NORTHERN SONGS CREDIT TRANSITIONAL MONO 1963 UK 1ST PRESSOF THE FAB FOUR'S CLASSIC DEBUT ALBUM!!! OUTNUMBERED BY THE MORE COMMON DICK JAMES LABEL BY EASILY AT LEAST 10 TO 1, THIS IMPOSSIBLE VARIATION SIMPLY NEVER TURNS UP!!!
ONLY AN ABSOLUTELY MINISCULE AMOUNT OF THIS NORTHERN SONGS VARIATION ESCAPED THE PRESSING PLANT LIKE THIS!!! IMPOSSIBLE HARD TO FIND, I DOUBT YOU’LL EVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN!!!AND IF THAT, WASN’T ENOUGH, THE AUDIO IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!
THIS IS IT!!! THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!!! THIS IS THE MOMENT WHERE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WAS TURNED ONTO IT'S HEAD FOREVER!!!THE BLACK AND GOLD IS EASILY THE MOST COLLECTIBLE AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER BEATLES LABEL IN THE WORLD - AND THIS IS THE VERY RAREST“NORTHERN SONGS”CREDIT VARIANT BLACK AND GOLD 1963 MONO UK 1ST PRESS OF THE FAB FOUR'S CLASSIC DEBUT ALBUM!!!
IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND ONE OF THESE AT ALL- ONLY A TINY AMOUNT WERE PRESSED BEFORE THE 1963 LABEL SWITCHOVER TO THE YELLOW AND BLACK PARLOPHONE LABEL WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE, AND OF COURSE, THE BEATLES WEREBRAND NEWTO THE MUSIC SCENE WITH ONLY A TINY GROWING FANBASE AT THE TIME, ANDWITH ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA THAT THEY WERE ABOUT TO PERMANENTLY CHANGE CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT!!!
FINDING ONE OF THESEIS RIDICULOUSLY HARD - THESE BARELY EVER TURN UP AT ALL IN SUCH BRILLIANT SOUNDING SHAPE, SO IT'S TRULY A MOMENT TO BEHOLD WHEN ONE APPEARS!!!NO SERIOUS BEATLES COLLECTION CAN BE COMPLETE WITHOUT IT!!! Do not miss out on this priceless piece of rock history, bid now!!!
About : Ultra RareOriginal 1963“Northern Songs”UK 1st Press!!! ThisMASSIVELY RARELPinitially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and thereforehad a verysmall run, and isINCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absoluteclassic LP from this incredible band!!!Anastonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on thisMEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
The LP :
ClassicUK Original Black & Gold“M T”Northern Songs 1st Presslabels!!!Both sides are FANTASTIC with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just hasa small amount of ultra light spindle wear from light use over the years!!! AWESOME for a 53 year old record!!! Both must grade overall as Very Good!!!
Spectacular Original 1963 UK “Northern Songs” 1st Press Vinyl!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if it was just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, it looks GREAT with NO excessively nasty marks, NO deep scratches that ruin playback, and NO groove damageeither!!! It just has a few of the usual light, wispy sleeve traces, some obvious but still fairly light minor marks and scuffing, and just a few mild hairlines (only visible in angled light) mostly from where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! Of course, none of these blemishes interfere with play AT ALL, and they CERTAINLY don't effect the smoothness of it's playing!!! Used, but still BRILLIANT for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall visually at the least as Good!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Record : Audio-
Thankfully, it plays BRILLIANTLY with fantastic mono blast and clarity!!! It really sounds awesome with NO hisses, hops, skips OR sticks!!! Only like pretty much ALL records has just a mere touch of the lightest crackle here and there and only a few ultra light ticks here and there on rare occasions, and just a hint of low level ultra light "bluesman's fag" atmospheric staticin few and far between placessuch as on some of the quieter sections like the run in grooves and between some tracks e.t.c, but it TRULY doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! And that's truly about it!!! The vast, vast majority of the music is ultra clear and sounds ABSOLUTELY AWESOME with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from 1963 UK Parlophone vinyl!!! An outstanding listen! Absolutely ESSENTIAL!! ASTONISHING for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audibly at the least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Originalfar-right Angus McBean credit UK 1st press 1963 Mono frontlaminated flipback "E.J Day" sleeve complete with original inner (only a small hole to the centre of the plastic, otherwise unsplit and the original from 1963 with the "patents applied for" text)!!!IMPOSSIBLEto findthis sleeve in anything approaching a good condition -most arespent, torn and worndue to age andthe lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!!This one is NOT, and looks BRILLIANT, especiallyconsidering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!!NO really bad marks AT ALL, and stillultra strong andsolid after all these years!!! Only has a few signs of usual light ageing suchas just a some light creases and the merest hint of a record imprint, a small name to the top of the front and some usual minor ageing to the unlaminated backsuch as a little dulling with some ruffling to the bottom flipback tip and the very vagues ink to the top right flipback (no nasty marks or anything drastic whatsoever),a touch of denting/roundingto the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there,though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!!I tend to bring it down by listing every negative I can possibly find, but this remains a truly brilliant sleeve (the iconicfront pic looks AWESOME!!!), and aSERIOUS rarity to find one as beautifully presentable as this- most havebeen virtually destroyed or are just about being held together,but not this one!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and 100% readable!!! Must grade overallat least as Good+++!!!(graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of100% importance to me)
Summary :A BRILLIANT sounding beautifully presentable example of this PHENOMENALLY RAREBlack & Gold“Northern Songs" iconic classic Mono UK 1st Press debut LP!!! Hard to find in any condition, but IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS SONICALLY AWESOME AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!
Please take a look at all my other auctionsformany other ultra rare classic LPs,and feel free tocontact me with any questions you may have. Thanks againfor looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!
I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use fromthe years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wearand willplay fantastically wellwith plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!
Postage and packing (UK bidders)will be £4.49 for the firstitem, £3.00 for every item after that. International buyers, postage is £8.99 for the first item, £3.00 for every item after that.Contact is expected to be made within3 days, and payment usuallyexpected within 7 daysof the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over theitem and it maybe relisted e.t.c. UK bidders, I accept paypal orpostal orders. I will reluctantly accept cheques, although they will take at least a week to clear. That is why I prefer the other methods, as it means I can get your item to you faster.International bidders, I can only accept Paypal, IMO,or Bank Transfer!I only accept £s. Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal.
Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness orglare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.
If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.
All my auctions start from abare minimum price,so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!
Please check my other auctionsformany moreof the rarest, most awesomeVinyl Record items ever!!!
Thanks for your time, happy bidding!
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