On offer here is an ORIGINAL Black & Gold MONO UK 1963 1st Pressing called "Please Please Me" by The Beatles, on the 1st Press Black & Gold Parlophone labels!!!! It is also a 100% GENIUNE 1963 Black & Gold 1st Pressing with the 'Dick James' credits to BOTH labels!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS WAS THE BEATLES FIRST & RAREST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT LPs ON THE PARLOPHONE LABEL, AND IS INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL - IS THAT IT IS A 100% GENIUNE UK 1ST PRESSING ON THE ULTRA RARE BLACK & GOLD PARLOPHONE LABEL - AND IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! AND NATURALLY AS THIS LP IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE - IT HAS ALL THE CORRECT (AND ULTRA RARE!) 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS CHARACTERISTICS!!!! FIRSTLY THIS LP HAS THE FULL SET OF 1ST PRESS 'DICK JAMES' CREDITS TO BOTH LABELS (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! SECONDLY THE MATRIXES ARE THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESS MATRIXES - BEING XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! 3RD THE 'EMITEX' INNER SLEEVE IS 'POLY LINED' AND HAS 'PATENTS APPLIED FOR' TEXT IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! AND LASTLY & MOST IMPORTANTLY THE MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS ARE ONE OF THE VERY EARLIEST EVER USED - BEING '1/G & '1/A'!!!! AND INCREDIBLY, THIS MAKES THIS LP ONE OF THE EARLIEST & RAREST 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE!!!! AND THESE ULTRA RARE '1/G' & '1/A' MOTHER & STAMPER CODINGS VERY CLEARLY SHOW THAT THIS LP WAS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE, ON THE VERY FIRST DAY OF PRESSING (WAY BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE!), AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST 500 COPIES EVER MADE!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSINGS OF THIS AMAZING LP EVER MADE!!!!
THIS LP IS ALSO MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT IS AN ULTRA RARE 'FACTORY SAMPLE' 1ST PRESSING!!!! AND AGAIN, THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! 'FACTORY SAMPLE' PRESSINGS WERE ONLY EVER PRESSED IN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNTS (NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED COPIES AT THE VERY MOST!), AND WERE ONLY EVER USED FOR 'IN-HOUSE' USE BY EMI / PARLOPHONE THEMSELVES (FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES), OR VERY OCCASSIONALLY ONE WAS GIVEN OUT TO 'IMPORTANT VISITORS' TO THE FACTORY - SUCH AS PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS FOR EXAMPLE!!!! 'FACTORY SAMPLES' WERE NEARLY ALWAYS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE (AS IN THIS CASE!) - AND ARE TRULY EXCEPTIONALLY HARD TO FIND TODAY!!!! BARELY ANY 'FACTORY SAMPLE' 1ST PRESSINGS OF THIS LP WERE EVER MADE - MAKING THIS LP OF THE UTMOST RARITY!!!!
THIS ULTRA RARE BLACK & GOLD 1ST PRESSING IS ALSO IN BRILLIANT CONDITION FOR ONCE (WITH A SUPERB COVER, A VERY NICE RECORD, AND A STUNNING SET OF LABELS!) - AND WAY WAY ABOVE THE NORMAL 'TRASHED' EXAMPLES YOU USUALLY SEE!!!! IN FACT, THIS IS ONE 1ST PRESSING OF THIS LP YOU CAN BE PROUD TO OWN, AND MUST BE IN THE TOP 10% OF COPIES LEFT IN EXISTENCE!!!! MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL, BOTH BLACK & GOLD LABELS ARE IN SUPERB CONDITION (SEE PICTURES!), WITH THE GOLD PRINT STILL STANDING OUT VERY CLEARLY ON THE DEEP BLACK BACKGROUND!!!! JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1963 UK MONO 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS BLACK & GOLD PARLOPHONE LABELS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'DICK JAMES' LABEL CREDITS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'PARLOPHONE COMPANY' LABEL EDGE TEXT, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'PATENT APPLIED FOR' EMITEX 'POLY LINED' INNER SLEEVE, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 1N/1N MATRIXES, AND 1ST PRESS 'E.J.DAY' FLIPBACK LAMINATED MONO COVER (WITH 'ANGUS McBEAN' CREDIT IN THE FAR RIGHT POSITION IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK MONO 1st Pressing from 1963, and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The matrix numbers are XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N!!!! The Cat. No is PMC 1202 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Black & Gold Parlophone label (see picture) and is a UK MONO 1st Pressing!!!! All the tracks are Pure quality Beatles at their best!!!! Any fan of The Beatles, or 60s music in general, will want to have this in their collection - especially in this condition!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO writing, STUNNING unfaded Gold Print, NO sticker marks, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! Perhaps being hyper critical, the black background is marginally less black on the Side 2 label, with a couple of TINY wear traces here also. But these are TINY - and the Gold Print on BOTH labels is PERFECT, the centre holes are UNWORN, and there are NO sticker marks, and NO tears on either label!!!! A SUPERB SET OF BLACK & GOLD LABELS!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, NO nasty 'tick' marks AT ALL, only 2 or 3 MEGA light scufflines, only 1 lateral hairline type mark, only 2 or 3 MEGA light hairlines, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO skips, only a few light clicks on parts of a couple of tracks (though mostly NONE!), NO sticking, NO jumps, and barely ANY crackle AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade Very Good+ if not better!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Patents Applied For' Emitex 'Poly Lined' inner sleeve which is in SUPERB condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'E.J.Day' Flipback Laminated Cover is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear (SUPERB flat & straight spine with PERFECT side words!), only VERY slight corner wear, NO rips, NO tears, only some minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the bottom corners, NO stickers, NO splits, only a VERY few light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), shiny laminate, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in SUPERB condition with NO grubbyness, NO yellowing, NO residue marks, SUPERB flipbacks (with only 2 or 3 TINY 'burring' traces to the bottom flipback edge!), NO flipback loss AT ALL, NO ringwear, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL (virtually NONE!), and NO writing!!!! The cover must MEGA STRICTLY grade Very Good++++ if not better - and is very VERY close to a grade above!!!! BRILLIANT COVER - AND SO VERY HARD TO FIND LIKE THIS!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!TAKE A LOOK AT PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE Beatles LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1963 UK BLACK & GOLD 'EARLIEST' MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "PLEASE PLEASE ME" BY THE BEATLES, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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