Beatles Please Please Me *GOLD LABEL* DICK JAMES CREDIT UK 1st Press 1N Mono EX
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Mar 7, 2024 Sold Date
Feb 26, 2024 Start Date
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The Beatles “Please Please Me" 1st UK Press Mono Vinyl LP 


An Excellent graded FIRST official Beatles L.P. release. The album contained the “A” and “B” sides of their first two singles, plus 10 new songs. All recorded in one incredible session at Abbey Road. The session cost just £400 and lasted 16 hours. This first pressing was released on March 22, 1963 and is a real treasure for collectors and listeners alike. 

Key Features:

  • Matrix: Side 1: XEX 421-1N; Side 2: XEX 422-1N. 
  • Labels: The first pressing has a black label with gold print and “Parlophone Co. Ltd” printed at the start perimeter print. “Dick James Mus. Co” incorrect publishing credit for “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” & “There’s A Place”. With or without tax code and with 33 1/3 on the label. 
  • Sleeve: The first pressing ‘Gold’ sleeve is an Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated cover, with large “mono“ on front. The photo credit for the front cover: “Photo Angus McBean” is printed in the lower right corner. The text starts at the end of “s” in “songs”.  
  • Inner: Polythene-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve.
  • Stampers: 1 H & 2/1 GP

Visual Grade: EXCELLENT
In good natural light the record exhibits a glossy and clean appearance with only one short and light mark visible on side one and under focused halogen light the surface DOES NOT show any further signs of wear or marks. A superb visual example of a difficult record to find in such condition.

Audio Grade: EXCELLENT-

It sounds fantastic, great channel separation, crisp vocals and punchy bass from the famous deep-cut early Parlophone pressings. The record begins with light static, occasionally subtle pops and crackles can be heard. The short visible mark on side one is audible for five turns at the very tail end of ‘Anna’ and before the next track starts. No skips/sticks. A superb listening experience and centre-piece to any collection. 

The laminate front retain its original glossy sheen with no sign of ring wear. The matte card back shows light discolouration. No pen, stains, rips or splits. Fantastic  

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