The Beatles - Please, Please Me - UK 1963 *STEREO* Press Parlophone LP *MINT-*

Sold Date: December 1, 2019
Start Date: November 21, 2019
Final Price: £460.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 26
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This superb early UK stereo pressing dates from mid-1963 on the black & yellow Parlophone label: PCS 3042

Both labels omit the 'Sold in UK...' text but have 'Recording First Published...' & 'The Parlophone Co. Ltd...' worded rims.

A single letter 'K' purchase tax code is present in the centre of the side 2 label.

Matrices: YEX 94-1 & YEX 95-1

Stamper codes: 1/GM & 1/M

Vinyl weight:  154g

House in a front laminated, tri-flipback 'Garrod & Lofthouse' printed cover with a large front mono indicator.

Complete with original rice-paper lined 'Use EMItex..' inner-sleeve.




Labels: MINT -

A beautiful pair bearing just two faint spindle trails around the side 2 centre hole, but none at all on label 1.

Visual: Side 1: EXCELLENT + Side 2: EXCELLENT

Both playing surfaces retain all of their factory-fresh deep-gloss shine. This disc has clearly only been out of its cover a couple of times in the past 56 years. There is a light surface line on side 2 over the last 3 tracks but this is not feelable and does not affect sound. The only other visual blemish is a 1cm scratch just at the start of track 1 on side 2 which being virtually horizontal, only covers a couple of grooves. Apart from these minor flaws, this is an exceptional looking disc which would be hard to upgrade.

Audio: MINT -

Overall this is a wonderful sounding disc. Our careful play-check at volume detected only 2 light clicks at the start of 'Love Me Do' and two further ticks just after the harmonica solo in the same song. All other tracks play flawlessly with no crackle or groove/playwear in either channel and all bands between tracks play silently. Tough to find a better sounding copy.


A very well-preserved example, especially as these early G&L covers deteriorated quickly and were easily blemished. The front panel here is clean & glossy with just a hint of storage and a single 'thumbnail' wrinkle only. The cover's only significant blemish is a small scuff on the lower edge. All corners are sharp and square and both opening edges are clean & unworn. The exposed rear panel is pristine and totally unblemished by handling or age. All flipbacks, both seams and the fully worded spine are in perfect condition, making this cover a hard one to upgrade.

Inner-sleeve: MINT -

A few tiny age-spots but this one is as good as these fragile components get.

This LP will be packed in custom 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 residence

We grade strictly & conservatively in strong daylight & directly beneath a halogen light to UK 'RECORD COLLECTOR' standards

We listen to every record we sell in its entirety on an EMT 950 transcription turntable fitted with a TSD-15 SFL cartridge

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