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  01. Please Please Me (PCS 3042)
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#1-1 Please Please Me (1st. Press "Gold Parlophone / Dick James Credit": PCS 3042)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3042
RELEASE DATE 26th April.1963/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (*) Love Me Do (sim.stereo)
Misery (*) P.S. I Love You (sim.stereo)
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
sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "stereo" is large type.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Catalog No. "PCS 3042" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
cover-up
Sleeves for Parlophone 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.
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label The first pressing has black label with gold print and with "STEREO" banner printed below the Parlophone logo. label The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was still remained.
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label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M, Z 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: YEX 94-1
Side-2: YEX 95-1
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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 STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
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 "stereo" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London
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.
At the center of the label, the word "STEREO" on gold ribbon was printed.
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is large.
There is the words in the box --"IMPORTANT This record is intended for use only on special stereophonic reproducers. ..."-- on upper right of the back cover.
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".

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.
Sleeves for Parlophone did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first issue of "Please Please Me" has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.

This stereo versions of "Love Me Do" have been created from the mono versions, because original master tapes are lost.
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": PCS 3042)
without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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#1-3 Please Please Me (3rd. Press "Yellow Parlophone / 33 1/3 Credit": PCS 3042)
Released: 18th May.1963 / without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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#1-4 Please Please Me (4th. Press "Yellow Parlophone / removed 33 1/3 Credit": PCS 3042)
without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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#1-5 Please Please Me (5th. Press "Yellow Parlophone / Factory Sample": PCS 3042)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3042
RELEASE DATE Factory Sample (1963/5th. Press)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim.stereo)
Misery P.S. I Love You (sim.stereo)
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 #1-1 (1st. press) #1-5 (This record) The word "stereo" is large type.

"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Catalog No. "PCS 3042" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
cover-up
Sleeves for 5th. pressings did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouses 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.
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label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was printed at the left side of the label.
label label
Tax code is "K and J (?)".
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-2.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 94-1
Side-2: YEX 95-1
This label has a slightly chubby printing type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
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 "stereo" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending
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 PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-2.
After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality. Except for the sticker, the disk is exactly as it will be when it is released.



#1-6 Please Please Me (6th. Press "PARLOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Middle Logo": PCS 3042)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3042
RELEASE DATE 1964 ? / 6th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim.stereo)
Misery P.S. I Love You (sim.stereo)
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
#1-5
(Large size)
#1-6 (=this record)
(Middle size)
#1-7
(Small size)
The word "stereo" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle-size" type.
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left. cover-up
The 6th. pressing  has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouses Ltd. only (maybe).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Catalog No. "PCS 3042" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed. This label has a slender printing type.
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". #1-5 #1-6 (=this record)
The word "STEREO" at the right upper portion on the label of the #1-6 was smaller than  #1-5.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label has a slender printing type. label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 94-1
Side-2: YEX 95-1
OTHER ITEM
NEMS Record bag Parlophone EMI catalogue flyer Original Parlophone Outstanding Records For Your Collection Flyer. Size:10 Inches x 8Inches.
(printed on November 1962)
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sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve


LABEL Yellow Parlophone type-4
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending
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 PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.

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.

Sleeves for Parlophone did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The 6th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is Middle size.

With NEM'S store retail bag at the Liverpool, Whitechapel.



#1-7 Please Please Me (6th. Press "PARLOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Small Logo": PCS 3042)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3042
RELEASE DATE 1964 ? / 6th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim.stereo)
Misery P.S. I Love You (sim.stereo)
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.
Catalog No. "PCS 3042" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "stereo" is small type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
The 6th. pressing  has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouses Ltd. only (maybe).
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". SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 94-1
Side-2: YEX 95-1
LABEL CLOSE UP
Type-2)
#1-6
Slender / Sans serif printing type
Type-3)
#1-7 (=this record)
Slender / Sans serif printing type
There are at least three subtypes in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Chubby" printing type (sorry! I don't have it)
2 & 3) The remainder were printed in the "Slender / Sans Serif" type, but there were two kind of labels. (different layout)
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone type-4
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending
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 PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
On this label, the layout of the song titles is different from #1-6.

Sleeves for Parlophone did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The 6th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is small.



#1-8 Please Please Me (7th. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K.": PCS 3042)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3042
RELEASE DATE 1965 ? / 7th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim.stereo)
Misery P.S. I Love You (sim.stereo)
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.
Catalog No. "PCS 3042" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "stereo" is small type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up 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. 
The 7th. pressing  has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouses Ltd. only (maybe).
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".
This label has a slender printing type. Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 94-1
Side-2: YEX 95-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone type-5
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
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 "stereo" PRINT Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined die-cut type.
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.

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 Parlophone did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The 7th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is small.



#1-9 Please Please Me (8th. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K.": PCS 3042)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3042
RELEASE DATE 1969? / 8th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim.stereo)
Misery P.S. I Love You (sim.stereo)
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
sleeve sleeve cover-up The word "stereo" is small type.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed to the left. cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Catalog No. "PCS 3042" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up cover-up
Parlophone logomark was printed at the left corner of the back cover.
Printer's credit "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The 8th. pressing  has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouses Ltd. only (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
labellabel 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 "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was removed at the center of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone type-6
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
NONE
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" PRINT Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Sepia "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,  and the "(P) 1963" statement.

"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was removed at the center of the label.

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 Parlophone did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The 8th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is small.



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