Sold Date: January 12, 2021
Start Date: January 11, 2021
Final Price: $499.00 $375.00 (USD)
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Very RARE Beatles Please Please Me gold label 1963 mono UK pressing Parlophone PMC-1202 with the uncorrect Dick James music credits!!

Please Please Me, Parlophone, PMC 1202, 03.22.63, mono. The Beatles FIRST official L.P. release. For the ONLY time, the mono version was issued 6 weeks BEFORE the stereo version. This album contained the “A” and “B” sides of their first two singles, plus 10 new songs. All recorded in one incredible session at Abbey Road.

This first pressing has black label with gold print and “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print.  “Dick James Mus. Co” uncorrect publishing credit for “I Saw Her Standing There”“Misery”“Do You Want To Know A Secret” & “There’s A Place”

With Tax code variation: ZT. 

Matrix numbers: 

Side 1: XEX 421-1N; 

Side 2: XEX 422-1N.

This correct first pressing has Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated cover, with large “mono” on front. 

The photo credit for the front cover: “Photo Angus McBean” is printed in the lower right corner. The text starts at the end of “s” in “songs”.

Includes original Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut inner sleeve

Sleeve: G+  well worn -cracking and wear on edges. Spine is in tact. Front is pretty presentable. Creases on front cover. Back has a lot of issues as seen in the photos.

Vinyl:  Plays VG    This has been my play copy. I have ultrasonically cleaned the lp and fixed trouble spots on both sides. Music is clean, dynamic and without any distortions. There is minor surface noise and the occasional pop but overall a great listen!!

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