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'PLEASE PLEASE ME' – AN ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE BLACK AND GOLD PARLOPHONE RECORD LABEL **MONO** VINYL LP –CAT No. PMC 1202
On the Black and Gold Parlophone Label this is the **MONO** version of The Beatles Debut UK Album release, and considered one of the most collectible UK Beatles albums.
Detailed Album Description:
This Rare MONO Vinyl LP is the first pressing and released in the UK on the 22nd March 1963 on on the Black & Gold Parlophone Labels with the Dick James Publishing credits for the tracks Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Misery, Do You Want to Know a Secret and There’s a Place.
Side 1 of the Black and Gold Parlophone record label is in superb Excellent condition, the gold text, and the black background of the Parlophone label are undamaged, all that is visible are just a few signs of play (centre spindle lines) and a couple of scratches visible.
Side 2 of the Black and Gold Parlophone record label is in better Excellent Plus condition, the gold text, and the black background of the Parlophone label are undamaged, all that is visible are just a few signs of play (centre spindle lines).
Matrix and Stamper information:
Side 1 matrix is: XEX 421-1N and Side 2: XEX 422-1N.
Side 1 stampers: 2 GM and Side 2: 1 GA.
Both sides of the heavyweight Vinyl LP are in superb Excellent condition. both vinyl surfaces are very clean, showing nothing more than a few light surface hairlines, none of which sound when played, there are no scuffs or deep scratches to either side of this LP.
The LP has been carefully played through all the tracks, and the Sound Quality is superb, the LP plays without major faults, there are no skips, clicks,or pops, side one play’s Excellent Plus a great sound quality with minimal background crackle, side two play’s Excellent with a little more background noise than side one, more noticeable on the intro’s to the tracks, – the LP sits 100% flat on the turntable.
The LP comes in its original Polythene Lined ‘Use Emitex…; inner bag, the inner bag too is in superb Excellent Plus condition, there are no seam splits or tearing, just the usual light creasing.
The LP is housed in it’s original front Laminated E.J. Day three flip Back Sleeve, printed with a large mono to the top right hand corner of the front of the sleeve, and Angus McBean Credit to the bottom right hand corner, near to the edge of the front of the sleeve.
This Please Please Me sleeve is one of the better examples. To be honest most sleeves we see are in poor condition and suffer from a lot of wear and tear, however, this one has survived in superb condition for the past 52 years, and is in superb Excellent to Excellent Plus
condition, (see full description and detailed scans below) The Front panel is very flat and firm and still retains its deep gloss and vivid colours. There is no visible record indentation, and just a couple of light creases, see scans below.
The opening edge has minimal wear and is extremely flat. The top and bottom edges of the sleeve are undamaged and free from any splits.
The Spine Edge too is undamaged and the printed wording ‘Please Please Me – The Beatles’ is clearly legible.
The Reverse Panel of the sleeve is remarkably clean and white, with aboslutely no yellowing , all that is visible is light handling signs to the opening edge and a few age spots. All three flipbacks are undamaged, and all printed text and track listing are unfaded, there is no handwriting or tearing to any part of this sleeve.
A really nice example of this first issue original 1963 UK Beatles debut album release.
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