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The Beatles Please Please Me - UK 1963 1st *STEREO* Label LP 1/G

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Here is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest examples of the most desirable of all Beatles LPs.

The initial mono pressing sold quickly on its release on 22nd March 1963, but this 1st stereo pressing was not released until some weeks later on April 26th.

The major factors contributing to the rarity and desirability of this pressing is that in the Spring of 1963 EMI were about to change the of the labels. The 'old-style' black & gold design being replaced just as this album was released by the iconic black & yellow design which would remain until 1969.

In addition to this, the market for stereo 'pop' records was extremely small at this time, with most teenage fans owning only basic mono equipment.

Both factors meant that very few copies of this stereo album with the black & gold labels were available or sold upon release. Although it is unknown exactly how many copies of this pressing were made, one can certainly say that only a handful survive today in this exceptional.

This example of that 1st STEREO pressing dates from April 1963 with those black & gold Parlophone stereo labels: PCS 3042

Both labels are 1st variant-type with 'Dick James Mus.' publishing credits for tracks 1 & 2 on side 1 and 4 & 6 on side 2.

A 'ZT' purchase tax code is visible in the centre of the side 1 label.

Matrices: YEX 94-1 & YEX 95-1

Stamper codes: 1/G & 1/R

Vinyl weight: 172g

Housed in a correct, early-type front laminated, flipback 'Ernest J. Day' printed stereo cover, with the 'Angus McBean' credit positioned in the extreme lower right corner of the front panel.

Complete with its original 'Use Emitex...' poly-lined inner-sleeve.




As you can see, both labels display some general wear but are readable and have no major faults.


Visual: GOOD

This record has been played many times and bears the usual signs of this in the way of numerous light surface marks and wispy hairlines beneath halogen light. There are however no deep or feelable marks and both sides lie flat on the turntable when playing.

Audio: GOOD

The magic of the mix and music still shines through on this cherished copy. Our careful play check did detect some moderate background between tracks and in the background of the quieter tracks. There is a damaged groove at the end of 'Do You Want To Know' A Secret' but no jumps skips or any other major faults.


A nice  clean & strong example which retains and superb unscratched high gloss front panel laminate showing just a few small wrinkles and a small bend to the upper left corner. to the edges. Both opening edges are in great shape and all seams are smooth, unstressed and unsplit, as are the delicate flipbacks The rear panel is clean, white with some evidence of restoration but no writing or missing paper.


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