Beatles – Please Please Me original Japan red vinyl LP with obi and unique cover

$395.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1966 red vinyl Japanese pressing of Please Please Me by the Beatles, including the original obi and a unique, Japan-only gatefold cover.

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Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Please Please Me by the Beatles, including the original obi and a unique, Japan-only gatefold cover.

Note: This album was released in the UK in 1963 but was not released in Japan until 1966.

About this copy: This copy of Please Please Me is a 1966 pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG+, with slight edge wear and a bit of discoloration.  The obi is G, with a number of wrinkles and slight fading, but no tears.

This LP was issued without a lyric insert.

The gatefold cover has a photo/lyric booklet inside.

The disc is VG++ and very close to M-, with a number of spindle marks on the labels and a couple of very faint scuffs in the dead wax area.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a very rare Beatles LP, and the only complete original copy we’ve ever seen.

Background: Originally released in March 1963, Please Please Me was the first studio album by the Beatles.

The album topped the charts in Britain; in the U.S., the album was released as Introducing the Beatles with two tracks removed, and that version of the album reached #2 on the U.S. charts.

While released in the UK in 1963, Please Please Me wasn’t released in Japan until 1966.

Allmusic.com gave Please Please Me a 5 star review:

Once “Please Please Me” rocketed to number one, the Beatles rushed to deliver a debut album, bashing out Please Please Me in a day. Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh, precisely because of its intense origins. As the songs rush past, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the sound of the record itself without realizing how the album effectively summarizes the band’s eclectic influences. Naturally, the influences shine through their covers, all of which are unconventional and illustrate the group’s superior taste.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-7548
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in