Beatles PLEASE ME Dick James credits 1ST UK MONO PRESS Gold label Nr MINT AUDIO
  £   5,100
  $   6,433


£ 5100 Sold For
Feb 24, 2023 Sold Date
Feb 14, 2023 Start Date
50   Number Of Bids
  Sweden Country Of Seller
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Complete & original heavyweight vinyl black & gold Parlophone label 1st UK pressing of ‘The Beatles - Please Please Me’. This of course has all the usual 1st pressing credit errors of the 1st label black & gold Parlophone label hat incorrectly credited Dick James for the publishing rights on many tracks before the error was spotted and corrected for the 2nd black & gold press. 

The sleeve is also a 1st press ‘Gold’ sleeve printed by Earnest J. Day Co. Ltd, can be identified by the"Photo: Angus McBean" credit alignment on the front bottom right corner, which begins where the "s" of songs end. On the second issue sleeves, the credit was moved further to the left aligning with the “g”. 

Serial number: PMC 1202

Matrix number: XEX 421-1N / XEX 422-1N 

Stamper codes:  2 RG, 2/1 GL


Stunning condition! This is a NEAR MINT player in a NEAR MINT gold sleeve. The disc surface has a real mirror-like deep gloss with only a handful of light signs of use in either day light or under a strong direct halogen spotlight. It visually grades EXCELLENT PLUS. There is no warping to the disc. The labels are clean of writing. The playback is outstanding. Quiet run-ins, run-outs and between tracks. Full, punchy 1st press playback that amazingly plays without crackle, pops, clicks, hiss or distortion throughout the entire LP, NEAR MINT! The cover is also in great condition, glossy clean front without ring wear or stains. The spine is sharp, clean and fully-readable and without wear all the way along to the corners. The back is bright white and clean, no stains, foxing, marks, or pen. All seems are fully stuck without scuffing, tears, or splits. Sharp at the opening edge, NEAR MINT! Complete with its original tracing-paper Emitex inner sleeve which is clean without splits, NEAR MINT! This comprises both a fantastic listening & also collectors condition complete 1st UK mono press of The Beatles debut album from its original release date of March 22nd 1963, hot off the press!


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