| Artist || The Beatles || || || |
| Country/Region of Manufacture || United Kingdom || || || |
| Style || '60s || || || |
| Duration || LP || || || |
| Decade || 1960's || || || |
| Record Grading || EX+ || || || |
| Title || Please, Please Me || || || |
| Record Label || Parlophone || || || |
| Release Year || 1963 || || || |
| Genre || Pop || || || |
| Sleeve Grading || EX+ || || || |
| Record Size || 12" || || || |
| Edition || First Pressing || || || |
| EAN || Does not apply || || || |
PARLOGRAM AUCTIONS presents...
THE BEATLES - 'PLEASE, PLEASE ME'
is a rare opportunity to acquire a 1st-class UK 1st mono
pressing of their debut album on the black & gold Parlophone label:
This disc has 1st variation labels with the 'Dick James..' publishing credits for tracks 1, 2, 6 & 7 on side 1 and 4 & 6 on side 2.
An 'MT' purchase tax code is present in the centre of the side 1 label.
This particular copy was pressed on EMI's old-style presses which
were in the process of being phased out just as this album was entering
into production. This is evidenced by a double-edged ring in the centre
of the side 1 label and a more distinctive deep-groove towards the outer
edge of the side 2 label.
Matrices: XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N
Stamper codes: 2/GO & 1/H
Vinyl weight: 168g
Housed within a correct/early 'Ernest J. Day' printed front laminated, tri-flipback mono cover, with the 'Angus McBean' photo credit in the extreme lower right corner.
Complete with its original poly-lined 'Use Emitex...' inner-sleeve.
Labels: NEAR MINT
beautiful set showing no blemishes or wear to any of the delicate gold
print. Both centre holes are totally unworn with no spindle marks
present and the central horizontal gold lines both going right to the
edges of the hole edges. Aside from a small scratch in the 3 o'clock
position on the side 1 label, there is nothing more to to fault on this fine set.
Visual: EXCELLENT +
playing surfaces retain their 'as new' deep-gloss factory shine with no
clouding or groove-whitening from over-play on a poor system. Strong
daylight shows up just one noticeable surface mark over track 1 on side 1
which is neither feelable or audible. Side 2 bears a couple of very
light turntable scuff marks but there is nothing we would term a scratch
anywhere on this well looked-after disc. Closer examination beneath
halogen light reveals little more than a few harmless wispy hairlines
and a sparkling rainbow shine. Both sides lie 100% flat on the turntable
Audio: NEAR MINT
Played just a handful of times on good
equipment, all tracks play cleanly and clearly with all of the power and
presence expected of such an early pressing. Our single careful
play-check at volume found no evidence of any groove/playwear distortion
or crackle or background interference. Nor are there any clicks pops or
other audible issues. We guarantee that this great sounding disc will
Cover: EXCELLENT +
very fine example with an exceptionally clean, unworn & unscratched
high-gloss front panel laminate which is free from any 'thumbnail'
creases. There are two small wrinkles on the word 'Please..' in
the upper white border but no bends to any part of the spine. The
corners are in nice shape with just some of the usual shelfwear to the
lower right tip. Both front and rear opening edges are clean &
undamaged. The rear panel is perfectly clean & white with no
age-related wear, writing or missing paper. All of the delicate
flipbacks are present and both seams are smooth & unstressed. Both
seams fully intact and are smooth with no flaking or missing laminate
and the spine is fully worded and similarly unworn.
Inner-sleeve: EXCELLENT +
Clean & white with an unavoidable light disc impression but no writing, tears or seam splits.
few examples of this album in this condition rarely come up for sale
and represent an excellent investment opportunity for the future.
This LP will be packed in custom packaging to make sure it reaches you in the same condition it leaves us.
The item is located in and will be shipped (customs-free within the EU) from AUSTRIA via insured trackable airmail
Buyers located outside the EU are responsible for customs fees/charges levied by their own country of residence
We grade strictly & conservatively in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen light to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards
We listen to every record we sell in its entirety on an EMT 950 transcription turntable fitted with a TSD-15 SFL cartridge
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