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Beatles vinyl LP album record Introducing The Beatles - Version Two USA
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LP (12-Inch)



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ARTIST: THE BEATLES - View other THE BEATLES items in our store.
TITLE: Introducing The Beatles - Version Two
DESCRIPTION: THE BEATLES Introducing The Beatles (1964 US 12-track STEREO LP on the black & silver Vee-Jay label & hand scratched matrices in the vinyl run off area pasted picture sleeve. This is the second version where Love Me Do & P.S. I LoveYou were replaced with Please Please Me & Ask Me Why. The stereo releases of this album were few & far between often Vee-Jay used STEREOPHONIC stickers on an otherwise mono cover as in this case. The sleeve on this copy shows a fair degr
See More Info for further details on specifics & condition ...ee of scuffing to the
top seam but otherwise little in the way of general shelfwear with a
clearly readable spine. The vinyl would be graded as VG-/VG with
several obvious surface scuffs but none that affect play. A certain
degree of surface noise & the odd click will be heard in places. The
rarity of stereo copies of this release cannot be overstated VJLP1062)
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This was the first Beatles album released in America with the version two of the album very quickly following version one into the shops. The reason for the two versions of the album was that Beechwood Music took out an injunction against Vee-Jay because they didnt have the rights to issue the tracks that had previously appeared on the Love Me Do single. Vee-Jay consequently had to re-tool the album to remove the offending two tracks which were replaced by Please Please Me and Ask Me Why.
As it turned out this was probably a better track selection for the album anyway.
This change was executed in January 1964 & the Version Two album was back in the shops by the 10th of February. In the end this album eventually sold 1.3 million of the Mono & nearly 42000 of the Stereo LP versions. Sales of the Version One amounted to 79000 Mono & 1000 Stereo. It can be seen at a glance that the ratio of Stereo to Mono was still very small even in the United States.

Condition & Specifics

The Sleeve

This is the slightly modified second variant of the Version Two Mono sleeve with a comma in Please Please Me on the rear slick but without the small 2 after the word RECORDS at the bottom.
The condition is extremely acceptable with just a little light shelfwear evident. The front & rear show minimal discolouration. Curiously although the top seam shows quite a degree of scuffing and an approximately one inch split at the opening there are no other splits & there is no writing anywhere. Tthe back slick remains mostly white & both the bottom seam & spine show little wear with the spine still clearly readable.

The Vinyl

This is the fourth stereo label variant of the Version Two release.
The labels are deep groove and black with silver text. The labels have corrected the Coffin-King credit to Chains.

All information in the run off areas of the vinyl is scratched nothing stamped.

The matrices read as follows:

Side One: S 63-3402-STEREO
Side Two: S 63-3403-STEREO

Both sides of the record have a circled MR stamped indicating Monarch Records [the pressing plant]. There are also the initials URJ on both sides.

The condition of the vinyl remains acceptable though far from mint. Side two seems to have had a greater deal of play than side one.
Both sides evidence some scuffs some heavier than others with some axial markings visible through some tracks. The most notable mark falls across the beginning of Do You Want To Know A Secret so we playtested it.
Everything that you would expect to hear was missing. No significant background noise no irritating clicks no burring of the tracks. I have no problem in saying that this album plays well above its weight as an excellent condition copy sonically even if it remains VG-/VG visually!

This is a very very rare album indeed.


01. I Saw Her Standing There
02. Misery
03. Anna
04. Chains
05. Boys
06. Ask Me Why
07. Please Please Me
08. Baby Its You
09. Do You Want To Know A Secret ?
10. A Taste Of Honey
11. Theres A Place
12. Twist & Shout
ALTERNATIVE ARTIST NAMES:Les Beatles Los Beatles Die Beatles Fab Four
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