Please Please Me / original 1963 press

Parlophone : PCS 3012


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  • Artist: Beatles
  • A Side: Please Please Me
  • B Side: original 1963 press
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: LP



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



A Beatles album in truly cherished condition.

A-side XEX 421 - 1 N ( @ 6 o'clock ) P L ( @ 3 o'clock) c 1 (@ 9 o'clock)

B-side XEX 422 - 1 N ( @ 6 o'clock ) P O ( @ 3 o'clock) c 1 @ 9 o'clock)

K T tax code on the b-side centre.

Front cover is as good as you could ever find, free of creases, veins, laminate lift, Angus McBean text sharp and clear. Spine is crisp and totally unblemished. Those exposed corner-tips are as clean as you could hope for. With tip rub only very faint (see scans). Laminated flipback cover back has made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London PMC 1202 text. The white areas have little or no brightness deterioration and have NOT been cleaned in anyway, crisp clean and grime free. (see images). A really stunning example.

LABELS Center-hole reveals only the finest minuscule signs of a spindle interaction, an occasional soft fine spindle trail when angled in the light, this disc has hardly ever been played. Yellow logos are bright, clean and unblemished, see images. K T tax code embossed on the b-side label only.

VINYL is magnificently preserved, full gloss finish. I'm struggling to detect any blemishes under light, strong clean reflective mint minus. Strong direct light may bring out a sleeve contact brush. But again this is a clear clean Mint minus.
In 2018 this 55 year Beatles album is a treasure at this level of condition. Housed in its original EMI poly-lines inner sleeve.

Condition Report

as described above:

A Side

  • Title: Please Please Me

    B Side

  • Title: original 1963 press
  • Year: 1963
  • City: United Kingdom