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THE BEATLES Love Me Do RARE UK 1962 ORIGINAL ZT/JR DEMO 7" 45rpm SINGLE McARTNEY

THE BEATLES Love Me Do RARE UK 1962 ORIGINAL ZTJR DEMO 7 45rpm SINGLE McARTNEY
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#8172
Ebay Item #
221628937393
Sold Price
$12100.00
Bids
23
Auction End date
14 Dec 2014
Seller Location
Athens

Item Description


ARTIST: The Beatles
TRACKS: Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
YEAR: 1962
LABEL: Parlophone (Demo)
NUMBER: 45-R 4949
Here is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Beatles records !! A genuine UK DEMONSTRATION 45 of their debut single !!

Just 250 copies were pressed for distribution to DJs & reviewers prior to its October 1962 release, and only a handful survive today.


This genuine disc bears the correct 'oversize' labels with a large red 'A' on the 'Love Me Do' label: 45-R 4949

Both labels also have the 'DEMONSTRATION RECORD - NOT FOR SALE' wording & 'The Parlophone Co. Ltd..' worded rims

Paul McCartney's songwriting credit on both sides is misspelt as 'McArtney'



Matrix numbers: 7XCE 17144-1N & 7XCE 17145-1N


Special 'demo/jukebox record' stamper codes: -/JR & -/JR

A 'ZT' purchase tax code is stamped around the centre of the 'Love Me Do' label & in both run-outs.


The disc is housed within the original EMI promotional 'Top Pop - Special Rush Copy' sleeve.


CONDITION:


Visual: VG++ / EX

Both vinyl surfaces are extremely clean and retain all of their factory shine with no dull or clouded areas and display no noticeable marks on strong light, except few scuffs. Closer examination directly beneath my powerful halogen desk lamp reveals several harmless stylus/paper hairlines, but nothing I would call a 'scratch'. Both sides of this fine disc lie 100% flat on the turntable when playing.

Sound Quality:

'Love Me Do': VG++ 'P.S. I Love You': VG++
This disc has clearly not been played very much at all. My careful playcheck detected some light background noise on 'Love Me Do' which accounts for the slight downgrade. Both tracks are free from any groove/playwear distortion, clicks, pops or any other audible distractions.
Labels: VG+ / EX


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