Offered for sale is an original Version Two mono pressing of Introducing the Beatles by the Beatles.
About this copy: This copy of Introducing the Beatles is an original mono Version Two pressing on Vee Jay records with the all black label and the “VJ” logo. The triangle in the dead wax indicates that this record was pressed by Monarch, and that facility has a reputation for making great-sounding records.
The cover is VG, and close to VG+, with some general wear, particularly at the bottom part of the front cover. There are no seam splits and there is no writing on the cover.
The disc is close to M- on side one, with just minor sleeve scuffs. Side two is VG+, with a couple of light 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.
Background: 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 First pressings contained “Love Me Do” and “PS I Love You,” but this version was quickly withdrawn and replaced with a version containing “Please, Please Me” and “Ask Me Why” instead.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Vee Jay|
|Year of Release:||1964|