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01. Please Please Me (PMC 1202)
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#1-1 Please Please Me (1st. Press "Gold Parlophone / Dick James Credit": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 22th March.1963/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (*) Love Me Do
Misery (*) P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret (*)
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place (*)
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type. "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first and second issue of "Please Please Me" has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top. label The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was still remained.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Black & Gold label, with “Dick James Mus. Co” uncorrect publishing credit for “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” & “There’s A Place”.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Gold Parlophone Type-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-1-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

On 8th March, when George Martin typed up the running order sheet for "PLEASE PLEASE ME", he mistakenly credited 4 songs(*) as being published by the "Dick James Mus. Co."
This is the list that went to the printers, from which the first incorrect batch of labels was made, for both the mono and stereo pressings.
The Second pressing, the publishing credit had changed to "Northern Songs Ltd.".

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.

The cover photo was taken at EMI's former headquarters at Manchester Sq. by Angus McBean on 5th March 1963.



#1-2 Please Please Me (2nd. Press "Gold Parlophone / Northern Songs Credit": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE March 1963? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (*) Love Me Do
Misery (*) P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret (*)
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place (*)
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first and second issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top. label The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was still remained.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The publishing credit on 4 songs  had changed to "Northern Songs Ltd." from "Dick James Mus. Co.".
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Gold Parlophone Type-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut sleeve type-1-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

On 8th March, when George Martin typed up the running order sheet for "PLEASE PLEASE ME", he mistakenly credited 4 songs(*) as being published by the "Dick James Mus. Co."
This is the list that went to the printers, from which the first incorrect batch of labels was made, for both the mono and stereo pressings.
The Second pressing (this record), the publishing credit had changed to "Northern Songs Ltd.".

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first and second issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.

The cover photo was taken at EMI's former headquarters at Manchester Sq. by Angus McBean on 5th March 1963.



#1-3 Please Please Me (3rd. Press "Yellow Parlophone / 33 1/3 Credit": PMC 1202)
Released: 2nd April.1963 / without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 2nd April.1963 / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow by the summer of 1963.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (Z and ??).
The letters are tax code.
#1-4 (this record) #1-5
label label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was printed. #1-5: "33 1/3" was removed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N / Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT - (with 33 1/3)
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-1-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was not yet added. "33 1/3" was printed.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.



#1-4 Please Please Me (4th. Press "Yellow Parlophone / without 33 1/3 Credit": PMC 1202)
without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1963/4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (Z and T).
The letters are tax code.
#1-4 #1-5 (this record) #1-6
label label label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was removed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N / Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT - (without 33 1/3)
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-2
This sleeve was made in a  thinner material than type-1.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was not yet added. "33 1/3" was removed.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.



#1-5 Please Please Me (5th. Press "with Recording Published Credit": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1963/5th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP don't have letters embossed.
The letters are tax code.
label label label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was added. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut sleeve type-2
This sleeve was made in a  thinner material than type-1.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.



#1-6 Please Please Me (5th. Press "Decca Contract Press": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1963 / Decca Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Decca pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow.
label label
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" & "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Decca contract press: The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3 Decca Contract Press
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-1-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Decca pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.

Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies (etc. Decca) with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

Decca contract pressing: these are distinguishing characteristics Decca:
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disk.
2: There's a light ridge that runs around approximately 5mm out from the center hole. This ridge is also 41mm in from the edge of the label.
3: The most prominent groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the center hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.
4: There is no tax code stamped at the 12 o'clock position.
5: The mother plate number (either single or double figured) is at the 9 o'clock position. There is no tx code stamped above it.
6: The contract pressings did NOT utilise the BUCKINGHAM stamper codes, so there are no such letters at the 3 o'clock position.
7: The matrix number is stamped at the 6 o'clock position in the deadwax.
(According to "The Beatles Collection")



#1-7 Please Please Me (5th. Press "with Recording Published Credit / Middle Logo": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1964? /5th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#1-6
(Large size)
#1-8 (=this record)
(Middle size)
#1-10
(Small size)
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is middle size.
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left. cover-up
Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
PUBLISHING CREDIT The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was printed. SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined “for Decca press or Ernest J. Day” die-cut type-2-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.

The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is middle size.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.



#1-8 Please Please Me (6th. Press "PARLOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K.": PMC 1202)
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#1-9 Please Please Me
(7th. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Sans-Serif Type / Matrix 1N/1N": PMC 1202)

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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1967? / 7th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve cover-up cover-up "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono" is small type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
cover-up
"Recording first published 1963" credit was printed at the left side of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "Made and Printed in Great Britain" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. 7th. Pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label. Tax code is "K and T".
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-1 There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1NMOTHER & STAMPER
1
12 / RPD
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N8
13 / RPH
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Black & white “LP advertising” inner sleeve Type-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1963" statement.
There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name on the label.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. 7th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.

Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N



#1-10 Please Please Me
(8th. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Roman Type / Matrix 1N/2N": PMC 1202)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1967?/ 8th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is small type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. 7th. Pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
label label
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label. Tax code is "K and T". The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-2N
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-1 There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-2N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1963" statement.
There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name on the label.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. 7th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.

Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-2N



#1-11 Please Please Me (One-sided Test Press)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER -
RELEASE DATE One-sided Test Press (maybe 1970s)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
RECORD 1 --> Click! RECORD 2 --> Click! RECORD 1: SIDE 1 RECORD 2: SIDE 1 DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
SIDE 2 --> Click! SLEEVE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-2N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Test Press red label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-2N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME -
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM -
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE Polythene EMI die-cut type.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
"Please Please Me (PMC 1202)"One sided test pressing.
Before the records are put out on general release, a small run of test pressings are produced.
These test pressings tend to be either printed with blank labels or specific "test pressing" labels.
These pressings are usually sent to members of the bands themselves and also the record companies for approval. If everything is deemed to be OK then depending on the size of the record company or the band, a run of promotional pressings will then be pressed.



#1-12 Please Please Me (1981 Press: PMC 1202)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1981
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up sleeve
Full vinyl-coated cover, both sides of the cover are coated with thin vinyl film.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
label The credit "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER... (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label has a credit of the record company's name combined with the name of the nation, "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED". label label label
The letter "MONO" was added at the right upper place of the label. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-3
Side-2: XEX 422-2N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-8
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-3
SIDE 2 XEX 422-2N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI RECORDS LIMITED (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" type-3
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
This is the reissued label in 1981, which has a credit of the record company's name combined with the name of the nation, "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED".
The letter "MONO" was added at the right upper place of the label.

This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.



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