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Please Please Me, Parlophone, PCS 3042.

Published July 16th, 2011

Please Please Me, Parlophone, PCS 3042, April 26, 1963, stereo. It is not known as it has been much made copies of the first stereo press, but all copies have only two variants of codes of a stamp: 1G/1R or 1R/1G. Therefore the total of copies of the first stereo press could not be more than 600. True, some experts believe that it was pressed 900 or over 1000 copies.

Parlophone promo poster:

The first pressing has Ernest J.Day & Co front laminated cover, with large “stereo” on front. The photo credit for the front cover: “Photo Angus McBean” is printed in the lower right corner. The text starts at the end of “s” in “songs”.

PPM 1st St sleeve

1. First pressing. April 26, 1963. The first pressing has black label with gold print and with stereo banner printed below the Parlophone logo. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at start perimeter print. “Dick James Mus. Co” uncorrect publishing credit “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” & “There’s A Place”. Polythene-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With tax code “ZMT” on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1; Side 2: YEX 95-1.

2. Second pressing. May 1963. Ernest J.Day & Co front laminated cover, with large “stereo” on front. Black label with gold print and with stereo banner printed below the Parlophone logo. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at start perimeter print. “Northern Songs” correctly publishing credit “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” & “There’s A Place”. Polythene-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. Tax code “MT” on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1; Side 2: YEX 95-1.

3. Third pressing, summer 1963. It is the first pressing on it is black-yellow Parlophone label. Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated cover, with large “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print, but without “Recording first published 1963″. With or without 33 1/3 prefix and with or without tax code on label. Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1; Side 2: YEX 95-1.

4. Fourth pressing, summer 1963 – January 1964. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated cover, with large “stereo” on front. Black & Yellow label with “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” perimeter print and “Recording first published 1963″. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1; Side 2: YEX 95-1.

5. Fifth pressing, 1964. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with mid-sized “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print, “Recording first published 1963″ and “Sold in UK…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1; Side 2: YEX 95-1.

Variation A, early 1964.

Variation B.

Variation C, late 1964 (photos of Jonathan Laker).

6. Sixth pressing, 1965 until 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in UK…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut or plaine white inner sleeves. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1; Side 2: YEX 95-1.

Variation A:

Variation B: “Stereo” on the rugth side over “..ONE”.

Variation C, 1968:

PPM 1968APPM 1968B

 

7. Seventh pressing, summer 1969 until November 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Plaine white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Without tax code.

8. Eighth pressing, November 1969 until 1970. Black label with one black-white EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve. Sepia or black & white “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 94-1, Side Two: YEX 95-1.

9. Ninth pressing, early 1971 until 1973. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with or without small “stereo” on the front side. Sepia color “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 94-1, Side Two: YEX 95-1.

Variation A.

Variation B. Later pressing.

10. Tenth pressing, summer 1976 until October 1980. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “EMI Records Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” printed at the end of the perimeter print. Laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with large “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 94-2, Side Two: YEX 95-2.

11. Eleventh pressing, October 1980 until April 1984. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. Instead, added “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated sleeve with large “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 94-3, Side Two: YEX 95-3.

12. Twelfth pressing, end of spring 1984 until 1987. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated sleeve with large “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 94-4, Side Two: YEX 95-4.

Version 1, 1984 – 1985.

Version 2, 1985 – 1987.

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