The Beatles Please, Please Me Uk 1963 1st gold Label Parlophone Lp

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This early UK 1st mono pressing of their debut album dates from initial March 1963 release.

Both sides of the disc have the 1st variation of the gold black label: PMC 1202

Dick James.. publishing credits are present for tracks 1, 2, 6 7 on side 1 and 4 6 on side 2.

Matrices: XEX 421-1N XEX 422-1N

Stamper codes: 1/GR 1/GD

Vinyl weight: 163g

Housed in a correct/early front laminated, tri-flipback Ernest J. Day printed mono cover with Angus McBean credit in the extreme lower right front corner.

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



Both are clean bright but both have had stickers removed from the circular Parlophone symbol in the past. This has left some wear on both and a small section of missing paper on label 1.


Clean, deep-gloss playing surfaces where the only blemishes are a single light paper scuff on side 1 and a longer but still light/non-feelable surface marks on side 2. There is no evidence of any groove-whitening from overplay. Close inspection beneath halogen light reveals nothing more than a few harmless wispy paper hairlines and a sparkling rainbow shine.


The sound is loud and exciting with a presence only a early 1st pressing of this album has. Our play-check detected a touch of playwear most noticeable on the final track on each side and a little vinyl background in the quieter passages. However, neither of these minor issues spoil the enjoyment of the album. There are no clicks, pops, jumps or any other significant audible faults on this historic disc.


A vibrant, fully intact example with an excellent clean glossy front front panel laminate bearing just minor storagewear rubbing with a light bend to the lower right corner. There is some minor shelfwear to the lower corners themselves but no heavy bumps or bruising to any or any damage to the opening edges. The rear panel however is showing its age with some foxing and general storagewear marks. there is also some damage to the lower flipback but no writing or missing paper. Both seams are smooth with no flaking laminate and the spine is clean fully worded.

Inner-sleeve: VERY GOOD

General wear with the album and group written in one corner.

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This LP will be packed in professional packaging to make sure it reaches you in the same condition it leaves us.The item is located in and will be shipped customs-free within the EU from AUSTRIA via insured trackable airmail Buyers located outside the EU are responsible for customs fees/charges levied by their own country of residenceWe grade strictly conservatively in strong daylight directly beneath a halogen light to UK RECORD COLLECTOR standardsWe listen to every record we sell in its entirety all images in this listing have been taken by ourselves and are of the actual item for saleIf you would like to get the best price for your rare vinyl, contact us for details about how we can help.

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