~ The Beatles Please Please Me Vinyl LP Mono Gold/Black Label with Dick James Credits ~
Here we have The Beatles first album Please Please Me 1st Pressing on the original Gold/Black label featuring Dick James publishing credits on tracks 1 & 2 on side 1 and tracks 4, 5 & 6 on side 2. This first pressing E.J. Day cover is characterised by the large mono and the right alignment with the ‘S’ In songs.
Side 1 Matrix: XEX 421-1N
Side 2 Matrix: XEX 422-1N
~ Condition ~
The vinyl has been professionally cleaned on a Project VCS and play tested on a Rega Planar 3.
The vinyl itself is in Ex+ condition on both sides. There are minimum surface marks on both sides with no deep scratches. There is a more noticeable but small mark on the first track of side 2 (photographed second to last pic) however this does not affect play. The centre label shows minimum to no spindle wear and is excellent just like the overall condition of the LP. I have play tested the record and there is minimum surface noise and excellent dynamics on this pressing.
The sleeve itself is in Vg+ condition. The sleeve holds together nicely for its age. The spine is clearly legible. There are crease marks and some wear to the sleeve. A small piece of the back flap is missing in the bottom right hand corner. Overall this is a solid Vg+ sleeve. Please ask for more photos if required. The original emitex inner sleeve is also present and in excellent condition.