Beatles PLEASE ME Dick James credits 1ST UK MONO PRESS Gold label Nr MINT AUDIO
  £   2,650
  $   3,163


£ 2650 Sold For
May 19, 2023 Sold Date
May 9, 2023 Start Date
28   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 GO, 1 H

Tax Code:  MT, Side 1


Stunning condition! This is a fantastic example NEAR MINT player in a EXCELLENT PLUS 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 without crackle on both sides and quiet 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, super-glossy clean front without ring wear. The spine is sharp, fully-readable and without wear rom top to bottom. The back is nice and bright, creamy white with no foxing, marks, stains or pen. The corners are sharp and unworn and the opening edge is sharp, EXCELLENT PLUS! 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 1st UK mono press of The Beatles debut album from its original release date of March 22nd 1963, with low mother/stampers it was hot off the press from day one!


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