The Beatles Introducing the Beatles US Orig'64 VJ Mono Version 2 Sticker Sealed
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ORIGINAL 100% AUTHENTIC 1ST MONO PRESSING VERSION 2 FACTORY SEALED COPY
THE BEATLES ~ INTRODUCING… THE BEATLES (1964)
RARE PROMOTIONAL SINGLES “FEATURING TWIST AND SHOUT PLEASE, PLEASE ME” CRIMSON BORDER 4" x 2¼" LARGE HYPE STICKER
UNIQUE ORIGINAL COVER WITH THE “2” FACTORY DESIGNATOR IN THE LOWER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE BACK COVER
RED BACKGROUND VEE-JAY RECORDS INNER SLEEVE
BONUS: ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1963 “RECORDED BY THE BEATLES TWIST AND SHOUT” SHEET MUSIC WITH GREEN DESIGN
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On January 16, 1964, less than a week after the 1st Version of “Introducing…The Beatles” was released, Vee-Jay Records was served with a restraining order stopping further distribution the “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” tracks whose publishing rights belonged to Capitol Records’ subsidiary, Beechwood Music, Inc. In order to bypass the restraining order Vee-Jay replaced these two tracks with the previously omitted “Ask Me Why” and “Please Please Me”. The Version 2 of “Introducing…The Beatles” appeared in stores for sale in the early February, 1964. It’s impossible to find nowadays a copy of this album in a factory sealed condition as it’s usually located in private collections and the collectors are quite reluctant to part ways with it, unless there’s a special reason. The currently listed copy is in superb condition. Only a handful of Mono Version 2 copies were equipped with a promotional hype sticker. These stickers, just like the covers containing the “2” identifier printed in the lower right-hand corner of the back cover, were ordered and received by Vee-Jay Records from the packaging manufacturing company Imperial Paper Box Corporation located in Brooklyn, NY. The original large hype sticker affixed to the cover itself underneath the shrink wrap measures 4" x 2¼" and contains a crimson border with the “Twist and Shout Please, Please Me” track titles in purple. Original Monophonic cover with the “LP 1062” catalog number in the lower right-hand corner on the front and “VJLP 1062” in the upper right-hand corner of the paste over slick on the back. The back cover’s paste over slick lists the song titles in thick black print in two columns indicating “Please, Please Me” with a comma. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top above the title of the album. The cover’s mouth is tightly sealed with the intact shrink wrap but if you use a flashlight, you could see the red background Vee-Jay Records inner sleeve. Outstanding still factory sealed Mint copy with almost 60 years of impeccable storage. As a bonus to this amazing copy, comes a no less rare original vintage “Recorded by The Beatles Twist and Shout” 4-page sheet music published in 1963 by the Keystone printing company, located in Scranton, PA, whose logo is located in the lower left-hand corner of the front page. It’s extremely hard to find the booklet with the design which uses not the commonly found blue color, but the green one. The sheet music’s front page contains a photo from one of the earliest Beatles photo sessions by Robert Freeman in 1963. The top of the photo indicates the author “by Bert Russell and Phil Medley” credits. The left page of sheet music’s interior indicates the copyright credits at the bottom reading “©1960 & 1963 by Robert Mellin, Inc. & Progressive Music Inc."
The album is in fantastic Mint condition. The sheet music is in great vintage condition.
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