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How a vinyl Record is made and stampers identification

Monday, January 05, 2015


How a vinyl Record is made and stampers identification

Over the past few months I have been asked several times about stampers matrix and mothers on records etc. What are they, where can they be found? In order to help explain what these identification marks are and how to find them. To help us, it is handy to have a basic understanding on how a vinyl is made.

 

 

 

We now have added some articles to our record collecting section, it includes some helpful basic information about the manufacturing process of how a vinyl record is made and the mastering process, also two separate sections explaining identification of stampers for early Decca records which were used typically for UK Rolling Stones records and another for early EMI stampers which were used typically for UK Beatles records. We hope that this information will help you to better understand how to identify some of your vintage records.

Below are links on this site to the three articles related to this topic.

1: How a vinyl record is made

2: About Beatles UK EMI matrix and mother stampers

3: About Decca UK matrix and mother stampers


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The Beatles Debut Black Gold Parlophone Please Please Me UK Press

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The Beatles Debut Black Gold Parlophone Please Please Me UK Press

 Beatles Black Gold Parlophone Label

EVERY beatles vinyl collectors dream is to one day own a copy of the original British Beatles debut album Please Please me with the rare gold and black Parlophone labled variation.
I have been a Beatles collector for more than 45 years and I have acumulated over 100 Beatles albums alone. I am fortunate that I own all of the earliest label variations of this album.
Here is a copy of the Beatles Please Please me. Black and Gold labels 2nd UK Pressing features the second label variation with the Nortnernn Songs Publishing credits for the tracks Plese Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Misery, Do You Want To Know A secret, There's A Place,
I still have the original sleeve but it is in a terrible state so I have put another slightly later fourth pressing cover with this album.

Condition


There is general wear and tear with age and usage remember that this is now over 50 years old and this has obviously been played and enjoyed many times. The amaizing thing is that this is still a very playable and enjoyable record. Amazingly this plays through without any major problems very clear and vibrant and with out distortion. There is no skips or jumps which also makes this so desirable indeed. Any interference heard was in the form of the odd light clicks or ticks or light crackle here and there but nothing too terrible in my opinion. quite amazing really. They certainly knew how to make these records in those days..
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Obviously this album is far from mint but still so desirable to have and own and very rare to find now days, especially in playable condition..
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Make Me An Offer!

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If you feel that you would like to own this very desirable and collectable copy of the original Beatles UK issue Gold And Black Parlophone Label Please Please Me. Then please make me a sensible offer!>Contact me here.
I have recorded the complete album for you to actually hear the audio in the player below. Photos are the actual photos of the album on offer. More details can be found in our online shop here. Please rate or comment?.