Offered for sale is an original Version One mono pressing of Introducing the Beatles by the Beatles.
Entire books can (and have) been written about the Beatles’ albums and singles on Vee Jay. The tiny label was overwhelmed by the onslaught of Beatlemania and not equipped to press all of the records the public wanted to buy from them. The company ended up farming out production to a number of other labels to meet demand.
Between poor production capacity and lawsuits from Capitol Records, the result was dozens of variations in the finished product.
One of the more prominent variations was the deletion of two songs shortly after the album’s release. First pressings contained “Love Me Do” and “PS I Love You,” but this version was quickly withdrawn and replaced with a version containing “Please, Please Me” and “Ask Me Why” instead.
Versions of the album containing “Love Me Do” are known as “Version One” pressings and are considerably harder to find than the Version Two pressings containing “Please, Please Me.”
About this copy: This copy of Introducing the Beatles is an original mono Version One pressing on Vee Jay records with the oval Vee Jay logo and the color band on the perimeter of the label.
The cover is VG, with general wear, a small stain at the top left corner, and some small bits of the cover slick missing on the top edge. There are no seam splits and there is no writing on the cover.
The disc is VG, with a few small marks. It still has lots of shine and will make a great play copy.
This copy came out of our personal collection.
A nice copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find in anything resembling playable condition.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Vee Jay|
|Year of Release:||1964|