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The Beatles - Please, Please Me - 1963 1st Press INDIAN 78 MINT-

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Description

This incredible disc was the second of the Beatles' singles to be issued on 78 in India on the red Parlophone label: R.4983

Both sides of the disc have the earliest label design with the short 'The Parlophone Co. Ltd.' rim text.

The version of both tracks is the same as the UK 1st 45 issue i.e. 'Delta' mono mixes, which were not the same as the LP mixes.

Matrices: CE 17217-1NT1T1 & CE 17218-1NT1T1

Earliest possible Stamper code: -/G

The disc is housed within a contemporary 10" brown paper die-cut sleeve.

 

CONDITION

Labels: MINT -

A pristine pair bearing just two light spindle trail on the 'Ask Me Why' label and a single tiny one on 'Please, Please Me'. Both are clean, bright & unfaded with no writing or missing paper on either.

Disc: MINT -

This incredible survivor looks like it left the shops last week, let alone an Indian market over 58 years ago. Both playing surfaces (we haven't cleaned them) are totally unmarked in strong daylight with just a couple of very faint paper scuffs beneath halogen light. There are no chips, cracks or any missing material.

Audio: MINT -

Although the fidelity is not as high as the 'Love Me Do' disc we also have for sale, the sound is clean & unworn with no audible issues whatsoever. This disc has cleanly been played just once or twice and aside from the regular light 78 background normally associated with these discs, it's hard to find fault anywhere.

This must be one of, if not the best surviving copy in the world.