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The Beatles 'Please Please Me' Original Gold STEREO Parlophone FIRST PRESSING PCS 3042

Identified by many as the Beatles 'Holy Grail' item - I am delighted to offer you here my Beatles STEREO Gold FIRST PRESSING Parlophone album entitled, 'Please Please Me'.

The reference number is PCS 3042.

The stampers and matrix numbers are: 1 G & YEX 94 - 1 (Side One) and 1 R & YEX 95 - 1 (Side Two)

This is a genuine original album that dates from 1963.

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Much has been written regarding this superb album and this is one of the very first discs to be produced back in March 1963.

Please Please Me is the first official album to be released by The Beatles

The credits for tracks 1 and 2 on Side One and for tracks 4 and 6 on Side Two on this disc are credited to Dick James music, indicating that this disc is one of the very first discs to come off the press (later pressings credit these tracks to Northern Songs).  As this error was speedily resolved, very few of these discs were put into general circulation.

In 1963 the majority of record players only provided a mono reproduction.  The stereo version was therefore only obtainable by special order.  I have read figures that suggest under 1,000 stereo discs of this first pressing were produced.

The disc itself is in remarkable condition.  There are several light marks however there is nothing feelable.  It remains bright and glossy and plays superbly - even in the quieter sections and between tracks.

I visually grade the disc as VG but it plays VG+/EX.

There are very few spindle marks to the centre hole, perhaps slightly more on Side Two (please refer to the photographs).

The sleeve is the original Ernest J Day version with the 'P' of  'Photo: Angus McBean' detail starting directly below the second 'S' in the word 'Songs'.

There is some general creasing, dinks to the four corners and edge wear but the spine is strong and clean so overall, not a bad example - which I critically grade as 'G'.

I can't really say much more, if you need more information or more photographs please contact me.  

You can be assured that the photographs listed here of the disc and cover are photographs I have taken and are of the actual item I am offering for sale.


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