The Beatles Please Please Me Early 64’ Original Stereo (YEX-1) U.K. 5th Pressing

Sold Date: April 14, 2019
Start Date: April 7, 2019
Final Price: $575.00 (USD)
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Unbelievable “time warp” condition (no exaggerations)! An early “64’ variant B” with - 1 RL RA runnouts. KT taxcode is indicated in side 1! “Tapered” tracklists are present on both label sides. Medium “Stereo” cover. Everything is literally “Like New”. The sleeve is incredibly vibrant with no aging (however, there is the tiniest, neatly cut piece of tape on the back cover-the only flaw). The record looks totally unplayed (playback is clear and gorgeous)! Rice-paper inner is crisp! “Archival”! I would imagine that it would be difficult to secure another copy in this condition...
Something more to consider is that this 5th pressing still carries the same matrix (-1’s) codes from the original 63’ “Black & Gold” Stereo (something that would finally be updated by the mid 70’s), and therefore carries the same mixing and mastering as it’s predecessor. This “Stereo” is in my opinion superior to any of the more recent reissues, including the most recent 2012 vinyl edition. There are no inappropriate (and abrupt sounding) insertions of Mono mixes for any of the tracks like on the 2012 cut.