THE BEATLES ‘PLEASE PLEASE ME’ 1st UK PRESSING 1962

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THE BEATLES ‘PLEASE PLEASE ME’ 1st UK PRESSING 1962  

(((MONO)))    100% GENUINE AND ORIGINAL!

THE BEATLES ‘PLEASE PLEASE ME’ BLACK & GOLD PARLOPHONE LABELS CAT No. PMC 1202

BEST COPY EVER

! NEAR MINT VINYL\AUDIO! (NO) CLICKS OR POPS NO TICKS NO DISTORTION AT ALL!!! BARELY PLAYED!!! (NO) AUDIO SOUNDING MARKS OR SCRATCHES!!!

GENUINE 1st ISSUE 1st PRESS E.J.DAY FLIPBACK COVER IN AT LEAST EXCELLENT CONDITION IF NOT BETTER! (NO) REAL CREASES!!

Another from my personal collection of over 1000 UK Beatles albums that I have accumilated alone over the past 40 years or more. This Beatles debut album, I feel needs no real introduction or great detailed description of the track listings, but I do feel that some important information should be supplied regarding unique differences between 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th issues of this album!   I will get straight on to the description of the quality!  This is 100% genuine and complete original and one of the earliest  pressed, this would be one of the first 4000 copies ever released in the UK for sale in 1962! Unbeleivable when you think of the amount of subsequent releases of this album! Look at the stampers! side 1. ”1” ”A” and side 2. ”1” ”GR” Basically side 1. was pressed from the earliest mother\1st mother, 3rd stamper and side 2. was pressed from the earliest mother\1st mother, 23rd stamper  and of course pressed from the earliest or 1st master, hence -1N matrix endings!! 

The condition of the vinyl is truly, truly, exceptional, it is not only obvious visually but audibly that this 48 year old vinyl has barely ever been played at all! There are no audio sounding scratches or marks on the vinyl! The audio plays through like a new vinyl, without the usual background surface noise crackle,clicks,ticks,or pops! I have play tested this prior to listing on my garard turntable using a dedicated mono cartridge at very loud volume and in a nutshell the audio plays as good as it gets in my opinion!! I would grade the audio as near perfect, near mint!!

The matrix

Side 1.”XEX 421-1N”

Side 2. ”XEX 422-1N”

The Mother Stampers

Side 1.”1” ”A” (LOOK! ”1” to 1” Stampers pressed from the earliest mother!!)

Side 2. ”1” ”GR” (LOOK! ”1” to 1” Stampers pressed from the earliest mother!!)

Unique Qualities of this 1st issue!

Of course the first thing to note is that this 1st issue features the Gold & Black Parlophone labels, but only the 1st issues have ”Dick James Mus Co” publishing credits for the tracks ”Please Please Me”, ”I Saw Her Standing There”,”Misery”,Do You Want To Know A Secret” and ”There’s A Place” later 2nd issues feature these tracks credited to Northern songs!

The other important feature of this earliest issue is the cover! These are thick card type covers printed by Earnest J Day & Co ltd these are laminated at the front only and feature the tri flipbacks at the rear! Importantly only the earliest issues feature the text ”Photo By Angus McBean” furthest to the right, than later subsequent issues (notice from my photos that the beginning of this text starts just after the ‘S” above) this is only seen on these early issues, I have often seen these swapped for later 4th press covers. This cover is correct and the original earliest issue!

The Vinyl

This is the thick ,heavy chunky original slab of vinyl , only found like this on the earliest pressings! This vimnyl lays perfectly flat on the turntable and is free from warps!

On initial visual inspection it is hard to even see a blemish on the playing surface, certainly I can’t see any marks or indeed any scratches that would or indeed are audio sounding at all!! Any marks thjat could possibly be seen under a strong light would be sleeve removal type scuffs only and not detrimentle to the audio quality!!

The Audio

I have played this vinyl through track for track prior to listing at very loud volume on a top system using a dedicated mono cartridge! This is the best ever audio that I have heard, exceptional clarity throughout, even in between tracks for a 48 year old Beatles vinyl this was very quiet! Importantly I heard no clicks or pops during the audio and amaizingly no static ticks and no static crackle that is often so common on these early albums!!,,unbeleivable to find like this! I would say that this audio was as good as it gets in my opinion!

The audio as near mint!

The Labels

These are the 1st issue\1st press Black\gold Parlophone labels features ”Dick James Mus Co” publishing credits for the tracks ”Please Please Me”, ”I Saw Her Standing There”,”Misery”,Do You Want To Know A Secret” and ”There’s A Place” (only 1st press) Initial inspection, these are absolutely superbe! Amaizingly I can’t see any real spidering or any real ware around the spindle hole, this hole is perfectly round and tight on the spindle! So very very rare to find! look features the ”M.Z.T tax code stamped on side 1, (only earliest ever issues) 

The Record Sleeve

This is the original thick plaper ‘Emitex’ sleeve (only found like this on 1st issues) No splits or tares just light creasing\staining with age! Please note this has always been stored seperately from the vinyl and cover for at least 40 years, this is how I have always stored my records!

The Cover

This is the 1st issue \1st press E.J.Day & Co. London, printed flipback cover! Thick, heavy card type (only earliest issues) Important features ‘Photo By Angus McBean’ Furthest right (only 1st issuess)  This cover is exceptionally clean, veryu rarely seen like this! The lam,inate is super glossy appearence amaizingly without any real creases to talk of (very rare indeed) and creases to be found , you would really have to scrutinise to notice any! Angled to the light it is hard for me to see any real rubbing or ringware so often found on the front! There is no edge splits or tares and all text on this cover is fully legible at the spine and at the rear! At the rear it is exceptionally clean indeed! Any storageware or grubby marks again you have to scrutinise to notice! There is minor storageware\creasing to the flipbacks but they are all intact! I would conservatively grade this cover at least excellent if not much better!