The Beatles Please Please Me Lp 1963 Black & Gold Mono 1st Press!! Dick James!!
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24 Oct 2016
Item DescriptionOn offer here is an ORIGINAL Black & Gold MONO UK 1963 1st Pressing called "Please Please Me" by The Beatles, on the 1st Press Black & Gold Parlophone labels!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS WAS THE BEATLES FIRST & RAREST LP EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT LPs ON THE PARLOPHONE LABEL, AND IS INCREDIBLY HARD TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS LP REALLY SPECIAL - IS THAT IT IS A 100% GENIUNE UK 1ST PRESSING ON THE ULTRA RARE BLACK & GOLD PARLOPHONE LABEL (WITH THE RAREST 'CREDITS' EVER PRINTED ON THIS LP - SEE BELOW!) - AND IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS LP!!!! AND NATURALLY AS THIS LP IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS EVER MADE - IT HAS ALL THE CORRECT (AND ULTRA RARE!) 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS CHARACTERISTICS!!!! FIRSTLY THIS LP HAS THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESS MATRIXES - BEING XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! SECONDLY THE 'EMITEX' INNER SLEEVE IS 'POLY LINED' AND HAS 'PATENTS APPLIED FOR' TEXT IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! THIRDLY THE 'ANGUS McBEAN' CREDIT IS SET TO THE FAR RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COVER FRONT. AND LASTLY & MOST IMPORTANTLY THE LABELS ARE OF COURSE 'BLACK & GOLD' PARLOPHONE LABELS (LATER ONES ARE YELLOW & BLACK!), WITH AN 'MT' TAX CODE PROUDLY EMBOSSED ON THE 'SIDE 1' LABEL!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSINGS OF THIS AMAZING LP EVER MADE!!!!
Most importantly, It is also the ALL TIME RAREST 1963 Black & Gold UK 1st Pressing EVER MADE!!!! In fact, this one makes all the others look as common as muck!!!! Because INCREDIBLY, this LP has the ALL TIME RAREST 1st Press variation EVER MADE - with the 'Dick James' credits to Side 1 & 'Northern Songs' Credits to Side 2!!!! Only a few hundred copies were EVER made like this (it only exists on 2 or 3 stampers, or around 600 copies ONLY!) - and it is by some distance the RAREST UK Beatles LP ever made!!!! To put this LP in perspective, for every 200 Black & Gold LPs that turn up for sale - only 1 will have 'dual credits' like this one has!!!! THATS HOW RARE THIS LP REALLY IS - AND THE CHANCES OF EVER SEEING ANOTHER ONE OF THESE AGAIN - IS VIRTUALLY ZERO, AS BARELY ANY WERE EVER MADE!!!!
THIS ULTRA RARE 'BLACK & GOLD' 1ST PRESSING IS ALSO IN BRILLIANT CONDITION - WITH A VERY DECENT COVER INDEED (NO SPLITS, NO RIPS, NO TEARS, ETC!), AND AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT RECORD WHICH CLEARLY HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL, BOTH BLACK & GOLD LABELS ARE IN SUPERB CONDITION (SEE PICTURES!), WITH THE GOLD PRINT STILL STANDING OUT VERY CLEARLY ON THE DEEP BLACK BACKGROUND!!!! JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1963 UK MONO 'RAREST EVER' 1ST PRESSING ON THE 1ST PRESS BLACK & GOLD PARLOPHONE LABELS, 'RAREST EVER' 1ST PRESS 'DICK JAMES' LABEL CREDITS TO SIDE 1 (AND 'NORTHERN SONGS' CREDITS TO SIDE 2!), 1ST PRESS 'PARLOPHONE COMPANY' LABEL EDGE TEXT, 1ST PRESS 'PATENT APPLIED FOR' EMITEX 'POLY LINED' INNER SLEEVE, 1ST PRESS 1N/1N MATRIXES, AND 1ST PRESS 'E.J.DAY' FLIPBACK LAMINATED MONO COVER (WITH 'ANGUS McBEAN' CREDIT IN THE FAR RIGHT POSITION IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER)!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL UK MONO 1st Pressing from 1963, and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The matrix numbers are XEX 421-1N & XEX 422-1N!!!! The Cat. No is PMC 1202 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press Black & Gold Parlophone label (see picture) and is a UK MONO 1st Pressing!!!! All the tracks are Pure quality Beatles at their best!!!! Any fan of The Beatles, or 60s music in general, will want to have this in their collection - especially in this condition!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO writing, NO wear (apart from the TINIEST touch around 1 centre hole!), SUPERB unfaded Gold Print, barely ANY 'texturisation' AT ALL, NO sticker marks, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! A SUPERB SET OF BLACK & GOLD LABELS - AND CLEARLY SHOWING THAT THIS RECORD HAS BEEN VERY LIGHTLY PLAYED INDEED!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, only 3 or 4 MEGA light hairlines, only 1 light scuffline (NON sounding!), and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINES LIKE NEW!!!! It is great to find that the record plays as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO pops, barely ANY clicks AT ALL, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT RECORD!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Patents Applied For' Emitex 'Poly Lined' inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press 'E.J.Day' Flipback Laminated Cover is in GREAT condition - and is a very VERY decent cover indeed, with NO major defects AT ALL!!!! It has NO annotations,NO spinal wear (SUPERB flat & straight spine with PERFECT side words!), NO spine splits, only slight edge wear, NO edge splits AT ALL, only slight corner wear (with some 'tipping in' to the bottom corners & 2 or 3 traces on the bottom edge), NO rips, NO tears, VERY shiny laminate, NO stickers, NO sticker marks, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL (with possible evidence of trimming in the past, though this is marginal and by no means certain)!!!! Even the unlaminated back of the cover is in GREAT condition - with NO grubbyness, a few TINY indentations (these are almost INVISIBLE!), NO yellowing, only 1 VERY small repair to the bottom right flipback corner, NO residue marks, nice flipbacks elsewhere (with barely ANY 'burring' traces!), NO ringwear, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, and NO writing!!!! The cover must MEGA STRICTLY grade Very Good (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not better - and is still a very VERY decent cover indeed, with NO major defects AT ALL!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY WITH THE ALL TIME RAREST 1ST PRESS 'DUAL' CREDITS, WITH ONLY A FEW HUNDRED COPIES EVER MADE!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!
TAKE A LOOK AT PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE Beatles LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1963 UK BLACK & GOLD MONO 1ST PRESSING OF "PLEASE PLEASE ME" BY THE BEATLES, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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