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Vee-Jay Records is an American record label founded in the 1950s, specializing in blues, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll.
Vee-Jay was founded in Gary, Indiana, in 1953 by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken, a husband-and-wife team who used their initials for the label’s name.
Vee-Jay had significant success with pop/rock and roll acts, notably the Four Seasons (their first non-black act) and the Beatles. Vee-Jay acquired the rights to some of the early Beatles recordings in a licensing deal with EMI, in which the main attraction at the time was another EMI performer, Frank Ifield.
Vee-Jay's biggest successes occurred from 1962 to 1964, with the ascendancy of the Four Seasons and the distribution of early Beatles material.
(from "Wikipedia")



#1-1 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.1] (MONO 1st. Press: "Ad Cover" VJLP-1062)
Includes the tracks "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"
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#1-2 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.1] (MONO 2nd. Press: "Blank Cover" VJLP-1062)
Includes the tracks "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"
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#1-3 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.1]
(MONO 3rd. Press: "Column Cover / Oval Logo / ARP Press" VJLP-1062)
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TITLE INTRODUCING THE BEATLES (Ver.1)
CATALOG NUMBER VJLP-1062
RELEASE DATE Unknown/Third Press (First press: 10th. February 1964 maybe)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
P.S. I Love You
Misery
Baby It's You
Anna
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?
Chains
A Taste Of Honey
Boys
There's A Place
Love Me Do
Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label Without "Printed in U.S.A." credit on the front cover.
Catalog number "VJLP 1062" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
The mono covers have the slick positioned so that the number LP 1062 appears in the lower right hand corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label This cover has no liner notes or pictures, it does list the song titles in thick black print in two columns. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top of the cover above the title of the album.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label It has a black label featuring an outer rim colorband and the oval logo.
Has centered song titles and song- writers’ credits with "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" in medium print
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label label label label "Long Playing" and Side I / Side II above "Microgroove" on the labels.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with color band and oval logo Type-1
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp.
VINYL
The American Record Pressing Co. ("ARP") in Owosso, Michigan
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 63-3402   A   6-29-63  (hand etched)   Audio Matrix and ARP logo (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 63-3403  A   RA   6-29-63 (hand etched)  Audio Matrix and ARP logo (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / The picture was from a January 1963 photo session.
INNER SLEEVE Vee-Jay original company sleeve type-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
While British albums typically had 14 songs, 12 was the magic number in America. To get down to a dozen songs, Vee-Jay deleted Please Please Me and Ask Me Why, the group’s first U.S. single, from its version of the Beatles first album. With Please Please Me dropped from the record, there was no reason for Vee- Jay to name the album Please Please Me. Instead, the album was named Introducing The Beatles, which was appropriate because Vee-Jay was, in fact, "introducing the Beatles" to the American public.
"Introducing The Beatles" opens with the hard rocking Lennon-McCartney original "I Saw Her Standing There". The Parlophone discs include Paul’s full “One, two, three, faaa!” lead count-in, whereas both the mono and stereo versions of the Vee-Jay album pick up the count at four.

The title of the album appears at the top of the jacket on two lines as "introducing... THE BEATLES" with the first word in white and the group’s name in red. This is followed by the phrase "ENGLANDS No.1 VOCAL GROUP" in white to let the American public know of the group’s popularity in their homeland.
The mono covers have the slick positioned so that the number LP 1062 appears in the lower right hand corner.
The positioning of the slick on the stereo covers cuts off all of Paul’s arms except for a sliver of his thumbs and exposes a white top banner with "STEREOPHONIC" centered in grey and the number SR 1062 in black in the upper right-hand corner.

In 1959, Vee-Jay began using Coburn & Company, an offset printing firm in Chicago, to print the front cover slicks and back cover liner notes for its albums. Coburn included the phrase "Printed in U.S.A." either in upper and lower case or in all capital letters on front cover slicks prepared for Vee-Jay. When Vee-Jay’s financial difficulties in the summer of 1963 prevented the company from paying its suppliers, Coburn refused to accept new orders from Vee-Jay in September and sued Vee-Jay for over $50,000 owed on account. This forced Vee-Jay to switch printers. The new printers did not include the phrase "Printed in U.S.A." on their covers. Coburn prepared 6,000 cover slicks for LP 1062.
The 6,000 slicks printed by Coburn for Introducing The Beatles were the first slicks used for the album. These slicks are easily identifiable as they have "Printed in U.S.A." running vertically along the left side of the jacket one to two inches from the lower left corner. Additional cover slicks for Introducing The Beatles were not prepared until nearly six months later. By that time, Vee-Jay was no longer using Coburn to print its album covers. This explains why most copies of the album, as well as the other Beatles albums on Vee-Jay, do not have "Printed in U.S.A." on their covers. The later cover slicks for Introducing The Beatles were probably printed by Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp. at its Los Angeles and Great Neck, New York, locations.

There are three different variations to the mono and stereo back covers of Version One of Introducing The Beatles.
Type-1) The initial LP jackets have back covers that serve as an advertisement for "OTHER FINE ALBUMS OF SIGNIFICANT INTEREST" on Vee-Jay. The back cover slick has miniature color photographs of the covers of 25 Vee-Jay albums. The front cover has the phrase "Printed in U.S.A." running vertically along its lower left side. This variation is known as the "Ad Back" cover.
Type-2)The second variation of the album’s back cover:
The second variation is a glossy blank white slick. This variation is known among collectors as the "Blank Back" cover.
Blank Back covers (mono and stereo) have two noticeable but minor variations: with "Printed in U.S.A." on its front cover slick. / later front cover slick without "Printed in U.S.A."
Type-3)The third back cover variation is much more conventional. Although this cover has no liner notes or pictures, it does list the song titles in thick black print in two columns. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top of the cover above the title of the album.

All Beatles records on Vee-Jay, there are multiple label variations for this historic album. This is because the records were manufactured at different regional pressing plants. Exhibits filed in Vee-Jay’s New York litigation with Capitol indicate that stampers were initially sent to the same three factories that produced the Beatles 1963 singles: ARP, Monarch and Southern Plastics. These factories initially pressed the album with their existing supply of label backdrops with the Vee-Jay oval logo.
In order to keep up with the anticipated huge demand for Introducing The Beatles, Vee-Jay arranged for another factory, Allentown Record Co., Inc. (“ARC”) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to press copies of the album.
During the early 1960s, Vee-Jay albums were pressed with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband featuring an oval logo. In January 1964, Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp. in Great Neck, New York, prepared 107,000 album label backdrops featuring the new brackets logo, which were shipped to ARP, Monarch, Southern Plastics and ARC. As the first three companies served as regional factories for Vee-Jay throughout 1963 and had thousands of oval logo label backdrops on hand, their pressings of Version One of Introducing The Beatles were made exclusively with leftover oval logo label backdrops. This was not the case with ARC, which Vee-Jay brought on line in January of 1964 to meet the huge demand for Introducing The Beatles. Since ARC never had any Vee-Jay oval logo label backdrops, all albums pressed by ARC feature the brackets logo.

The most common mono record label variation for Version One of Introducing The Beatles: It has a black label featuring an outer rim colorband and the oval logo.
There are three typesetting variations.
Type-1) Has centered song titles and song- writers’ credits with "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" in medium print and "Long Playing" and "Microgroove" on the label. The trail off areas have the hand-etched matrix number 63-3402 on Side I and 63-3403 on Side II. Both sides have the hand- etched initials "RA" and "A" as well as the machine stamped Audio Matrix and "ARP" logos. The initials “RA” indicate that the metal parts used to press these records were generated from lacquers cut at Universal in Chicago by Roger Anfinsen. This variation was pressed by ARP.
Type-2-1)has left justified song titles and songwriters’ credits with “INTRODUCING the BEATLES” in small print. The words “Long Playing” and “Microgroove” do not appear on the label. The trail off areas have the hand-etched matrix number 63-3402 and job number ∆5702 on Side 1 and matrix number 63-3403 and job number ∆5702-X on Side 2. Both sides have the hand-etched date 6-29-63 and initials “RA” and “A” as well as the machine stamped Audio Matrix and (MR) logos. This vinyl pressing was manufactured by Monarch.
Type-2-2)Has the same typesetting and identical trail off area markings as the Monarch pressing, but the label is not the standard size album label. Instead, it is a black label with an outer rim colorband featuring a small oval logo on a 45-size label.
Type-3)Has left justified titles and credits, but "INTRODUCING the BEATLES" is in medium print and the words "LONGPLAYING" and "MICROGROOVE" appear on the label. The typesetting on the labels has an amateurish appearance as “THE BEATLES” is not level, particularly noticeable on Side 1. Its trail off areas have hand-etched matrix numbers as well as the date 6-29-63 and the initials "RA" and "A." The machine stamped Audio Matrix logo is also present. This disc is thicker than the other two variations and was pressed by Southern Plastics.
 
Type-4) The ARC variation (Bracket logo): It has left justified song titles and indented credits with "INTRODUCING the BEATLES," "MICROGROOVE" and "LONGPLAYING." Its trail off areas contain the following hand-etched markings: "AB," the matrix number 63-3402 and the date 1-10-64 on SIDE 1; “A11,” the matrix number 63-3403 and the date 1-11-64 on SIDE 2; and "ARC" on both sides. The Audio Matrix logo is also clearly visible on both sides.

Type-5)Has a solid black label featuring a small Vee-Jay brackets logo overprinted in silver at the top. This disc was manufactured by Southern Plastics.



#2-1 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.1] (STEREO 1st. Press: "Ad Cover" VJLPS-1062)
Includes the tracks "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"
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#2-2 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.1] (STEREO 2nd. Press: "Blank Cover" VJLPS-1062)
Includes the tracks "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"
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#2-3 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.1] (STEREO 3rd. Press: "Column Cover": VJLPS-1062)
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#3-1 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.2]
(MONO 1st. Press: "Column Cover / Oval Logo / Columbia Records Press" VJLP-1062)

Includes the tracks "Please, Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
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TITLE INTRODUCING THE BEATLES (Ver.2)
CATALOG NUMBER VJLP-1062
RELEASE DATE Feburary 1964? /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Please, Please Me (with comma)
Misery
Baby It's You
Anna
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?
Chains
A Taste Of Honey
Boys
There's A Place
Ask Me Why
Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label Without "Printed in U.S.A." credit on the front cover.
Catalog number "VJLP 1062" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
The mono covers have the slick positioned so that the number LP 1062 appears in the lower right hand corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label It does list the song titles in thick black print in two columns. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top of the cover above the title of the album.
Has "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" with a comma.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label It has a black label featuring an outer rim colorband and the oval logo.
Has left justified titles and credits, “Side 1” and “Side 2” and “INTRODUCING the BEATLES,” all in small print.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The words “Long Playing” and “Microgroove” do not appear on the label.
Has "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" with a comma.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with color band and oval logo Type-2
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp.(maybe)
VINYL
Columbia Records at its Bridgeport factory
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 0 63-3402-2 (hand etched)
SIDE 2 0 63-3402-3 (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / The picture was from a January 1963 photo session.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Vee-Jay prepared new covers for the reconfigured album. Because the front cover did not list the songs, there was no need to print new front cover slicks. The modified back cover is identical to the Version One Titles On Back cover, except for the replacement of the songs Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You with Ask Me Why and Please Please Me.
Some covers have a sticker referencing the hit singles Please Please Me and Twist And Shout.

The mono cover for Version Two is the most common Introducing The Beatles cover.
There are two main variations of back cover.
Type-1) Lists the song “PLEASE PLEASE ME” without a comma.
The back cover slick without the comma was printed in lesser quantities than the others and has been traced back to a company in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Type-2) Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma followed by a small gap. On some of these covers, there is a larger gap following the comma.
The backs of some copies of the mono cover with the comma also have a number "2" towards the bottom.

Has the old Vee-Jay label backdrop with a black background and an outer rim colorband featuring the oval logo.
By the time these records were pressed in February 1964, only Southern Plastics and Columbia had remaining inventory of oval label backdrops. Accordingly, there are only two typesetting variations of this label.
Type-1) Has left justified song titles and songwriters’ credits in small type, "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" in medium type, "LONGPLAYING" and "MICROGROOVE" in small type and "SIDE I" and "SIDE II" on the label. This variation has a humorous typo in the songwriters’ credit for Chains, which was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The label credits the tune to "Coffin-King." The record’s trail off areas include the following hand-etched markings: "URJ," "AI," the date 2-6-64 and the matrix number followed by "-1." The machine stamped Audio Matrix logo also appears. This thick vinyl pressing was manufactured by Southern Plastics.
Type-2) Has left justified titles and credits, “Side 1” and “Side 2” and “INTRODUCING the BEATLES,” all in small print. The words “Long Playing” and “Microgroove” do not appear on the label. There are at least two trail off area variations:
(i) has “URJ” and matrix numbers hand-etched on both sides
(ii) has “URJ” and the matrix number 63-3402-2 on Side 1 and “URJ” and the matrix number 63-3403-3 on Side 2. The “-2” and “-3” markings indicate that these records were pressed with metal parts generated from later-cut lacquers.
This variation was pressed by Columbia Records at its Bridgeport factory.

By the time the reconfigured album was released in February of 1964, most of Vee-Jay’s records were being pressed with the new black label backdrops featuring the outer rim colorband and brackets logo. Five typesetting variations of this label.



#3-2 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.2] (MONO 2nd. Press: "Column Cover / Blacket Logo" VJLP-1062)
Includes the tracks "Please, Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
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#3-3 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.2]
(MONO 3rd. Press: "Column Cover / Black Label Type-1 / Columbia Records Press" VJLP-1062)

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TITLE INTRODUCING THE BEATLES (Ver.2)
CATALOG NUMBER VJLP-1062
RELEASE DATE Feburary 1964? /Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Please, Please Me (with comma)
Misery
Baby It's You
Anna
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?
Chains
A Taste Of Honey
Boys
There's A Place
Ask Me Why
Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label Some covers have a 21⁄4" x 4" sticker affixed directly to the front cover slick referencing two Vee-Jay singles. The "Twist & Shout Sticker" has a crimson border with the word "FEATURING" in crimson and "TWIST AND SHOUT" and "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" in purple.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label Without "Printed in U.S.A." credit on the front cover.
Catalog number "VJLP 1062" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
The mono covers have the slick positioned so that the number LP 1062 appears in the lower right hand corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label It does list the song titles in thick black print in two columns. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top of the cover above the title of the album.
Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label all black label with silver print and "VJ" in large block letters with "VEE JAY RECORDS" printed below. It does not have the words “Long Playing” and "Microgroove" on the label. Has the word "SIDE" in upper- case.
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label label There are two confirmed typesetting variations, both of which were pressed by Columbia Records in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Has "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" with a comma.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with silver print and "VJ" in large block letters Type 1-1
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp.(maybe)
VINYL
Columbia Records in Terre Haute, Indiana.
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 63-3402 (hand etched)
SIDE 2 63-3403  ∆6307X (hand etched)      (MR) logo (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / The picture was from a January 1963 photo session.
INNER SLEEVE Vee-Jay original company sleeve type-1
color photographs of the covers of 25 Vee-Jay albums
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Some of the mono Version Two records were pressed with labels prepared at the pressing plant. An all black label (without the outer rim colorband) with silver print and "VJ" in large block letters with "VEE JAY RECORDS" printed below. It has left justified titles and credits with "INTRODUCING the BEATLES" and does not have the words "Long Playing" and "Microgroove" on the label. Although this variation is one of the more common labels for this disc.
There are two confirmed typesetting variations, both of which were pressed by Columbia Records in Terre Haute, Indiana. Apparently Columbia was not sent any Vee-Jay label backdrops with the new brackets logo.

Type1-1) has the word "SIDE" in upper- case and thin microprint song titles. On some copies, the trail off areas have a hand- etched matrix number and no other markings. Other copies have additional markings on SIDE 2 only, specifically the job number ∆6307X and a scratched-over (MR) logo, indicating a stamper previously used by Monarch.
Type 1-2) has the word "Side" in upper and lower case and has its song titles in thick medium print. Its trail off areas contain hand-etched matrix numbers and job numbers and scratched over (MR) logos.

Some covers have a 21⁄4" x 4" sticker affixed directly to the front cover slick referencing two Vee-Jay singles. The "Twist & Shout Sticker" has a crimson border with the word "FEATURING" in crimson and "TWIST AND SHOUT" and "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" in purple.



#4-1 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.2]
(STEREO 1st. Press: "Column Cover / Bracket Logo / Monarch Records Press" VJLPS-1062)

Includes the tracks "Please, Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
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TITLE INTRODUCING THE BEATLES (Ver.2)
CATALOG NUMBER VJLPS-1062
RELEASE DATE Feburary 1964? /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Please, Please Me (with comma)
Misery
Baby It's You
Anna
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?
Chains
A Taste Of Honey
Boys
There's A Place
Ask Me Why
Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
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I don't have it.
label label
The positioning of the slick on the stereo covers cuts off all of Paul’s arms except for a sliver of his thumbs and exposes a white top banner with "STEREOPHONIC" centered in grey.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The catalogue number SR 1062 in black in the upper right-hand corner.
label Without "Printed in U.S.A." credit on the front cover.
Catalog number "VJLP 1062" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label It does list the song titles in thick black print in two columns. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top of the cover above the title of the album.
Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Black label backdrops featuring the outer rim colorband and brackets logo.
Has "STEREO" in small print with "SIDE" in upper case letters.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Has left justified titles and credits and "INTRODUCING the BEATLES" on the label. The words "Microgroove" and "Long Playing" are not on the label. The "STEREO" designation is at 3 o’clock.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with color band and brackets logo TYPE-2-2B
MIX STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp.(maybe)
VINYL
Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 S 63-3402-S  ∆6313      URT  (hand etched)    (MR) logo (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 S 63-3403-S  ∆6313X   URT  (hand etched)    (MR) logo (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / The picture was from a January 1963 photo session.
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The [Ver.2] stereo cover is essentially the same as the Titles On Back [Ver.1] stereo cover, except for the substitution of the titles of the replacement songs on the back. The front is the same as the [Ver.1] cover, with a white top banner with "STEREOPHONIC" centered in grey and the number SR 1062 in black in the upper right hand corner. The stereo covers have the same back cover slick with "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" with a comma followed by a small gap. On some of these covers, there is a larger gap following the comma. No stereo covers have been confirmed with "PLEASE PLEASE ME" without a comma.
When pressing plants ran out of stereo covers, they did not wait for new stereo covers to arrive. Instead, they converted mono covers into stereo covers by either placing a sticker on the cover or embossing the cover.

Most of stereo Version Two discs were pressed with label backdrops having the outer rim colorband and a large white brackets logo. Several typesetting variations have been confirmed.
Type-1) With "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES," centered titles and credits, including the "Coffin-King" typo, and "Microgroove" and "Long Playing" on the label. "STEREO" appears at 12 o’clock. The trail off areas of the record have the hand-etched initials “URJ” and the date 1-24-64 on both sides and the matrix number S 63-3402-1 on Side I and S 63-3403-1 on Side II. The machine stamped Audio Matrix and "ARP" logos also appear on both sides. The record was manufactured by ARP.
Type-2) Has left justified titles and credits and "INTRODUCING the BEATLES" on the label. The words "Microgroove" and "Long Playing" are not on the label. The "STEREO" designation is at 3 o’clock. These discs have the hand-etched initials "URJ" on both sides and matrix number S 63-3402-S and job number ∆6313 on Side 1 and the matrix number S 63-3403-S and job number ∆6313X on Side 2. The logo also appears on both sides. These records were pressed by Monarch. There are three minor variations.
 Type-2-1) Has "STEREO" in medium print with "Side" in upper and lower case letters.
 Type-2-2A) Has "STEREO" in small print with "Side" in upper and lower case letters.
 Type-2-2B) Has "STEREO" in small print with "SIDE" in upper case letters.
Type-3) With left justified song titles and indented credits with "INTRODUCING the BEATLES" and "MICROGROOVE" and "LONG PLAYING" on the label. The word "STEREO" appears on each side of the brackets logo. The record’s trail off areas include the matrix numbers S 63-3402 on SIDE 1 and S 63-3403 on SIDE 2. Each side also in- cludes the hand-etched date 2-6-64, the initials “URJ” and the letters "ARC" as well as the machine stamped Audio Matrix logo. This record was manufactured by ARC.
Type-4) Has "INTRODUCING the BEATLES" and left justified titles and credits printed on a 45-size black label with an outer rim colorband and small oval logo. The word "STEREO" is at 3 o’clock. The words "Microgroove" and "Long Playing" are not on the label.side number information is missing from both sides of the record label. The trail off area to the front side has the hand-etched initials "URJ," the matrix number 63-3402-S and the job number ∆6313. The trail off area to the other side has the hand-etched initials “URJ,” the matrix number 63-3403-S and the job number ∆6313X. Both sides have the machine stamped (MR) logo, indicating that this record was pressed by Monarch.



#5-1 The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage (Jolly What! Cover)
(MONO 1st. Press: "Oval Logo / Monarch Records Press" VJLP-1085)

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TITLE THE BEATLES & FRANK IFIELD ON STAGE (JOLLY WHAT! COVER)
CATALOG NUMBER VJLP-1085
RELEASE DATE 26th. Feburary 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Please, Please Me (The Beatles)
I Remember You (Frank Ifield)
Anytime (Frank Ifield)
Ask Me Why (The Beatles)
Lovesick Blues (Frank Ifield)
Thank You Girl (The Beatles)
I’m Smiling Now (Frank Ifield)
The Wayward Wind (Frank Ifield)
Nobody's Darling (Frank Ifield)
Unchained Melody (Frank Ifield)
From Me To You (The Beatles)
I Listen To My Heart (Frank Ifield)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
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label label The VJ brackets logo is right corner at the top of the cover above the title of the album. label
The album’s mono jacket has the cover slick positioned so that the number VJLP 1085 is located in the lower right corner.
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label The VJ brackets logo is right corner at the top of the cover above the title of the album. label The back cover to The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage reveals that only four Beatles songs are included on the album.
Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma.
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label label label Has a black label featuring an oval logo with an outer rim colorband and left justified artist-only credits.
With "SIDE" in upper case letters.
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label label Has left justified titles and artist's name and "THE BEATLES AND FRANK IFIELD ON STAGE" on the label. The words "Microgroove" and "Long Playing" are not on the label.
Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma.
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LABEL Black label with color band and oval logo
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp.(maybe)
VINYL
Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 64-3852  ∆6295  1-18-64  "URJ"  (hand etched)  (MR) and Audio Matrix logos (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 64-3853  ∆6295X             "URJ"  (hand etched)  (MR)  logo (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Design: George S. Whiteman
Notes: written by Muriel Gaynor
INNER SLEEVE Vee-Jay original company sleeve type-1
color photographs of the covers of 25 Vee-Jay albums
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Released around the same time as Version Two of Introducing The Beatles in February 1964, The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage contained four songs by the Beatles and eight songs by Frank Ifield.
The album’s front cover features a drawing of a mustached English statesman holding a pair of spectacles. A Beatles wig has been placed on his head. The top of the cover has the phrase "Jolly What!" in an attempt to give the album the proper British atmosphere.
The back cover to The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage reveals that only four Beatles songs are included on the album.
The text on the album’s back cover was written by Muriel Gaynor, a Vee-Jay employee who handled production matters and assisted Jay Lasker. The liner notes were sent by telegram to George S. Whiteman Graphic Design on January 10, 1964, for preparation of the back cover slicks.

Has a black label featuring an oval logo with an outer rim colorband and left justified artist-only credits. Its trail off areas include the following hand-etched markings: the matrix number 64-3852 on Side 1 and 64-3853 on Side 2; the job number ∆6295 on Side 1 and ∆6295X on Side 2; and the date 1-18-64 and the initials "URJ" on both sides. Both sides also contain the machine stamped (MR) and Audio Matrix logos. The metal parts for the record were prepared by Audio Matrix on January 18, 1964. This variation was manufactured by Monarch.



#6-1 The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage (Jolly What! Cover) (STEREO 1st. Press: "Oval Logo" VJS-1085)
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#6-2 The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage (Jolly What! Cover) (STEREO 2nd. Press: "Brackets Logo" VJS-1085)
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#6-3 The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage (Jolly What! Cover)
(STEREO 3rd. Press: "Black Label / Columbia Records Press" VJS-1085)

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TITLE THE BEATLES & FRANK IFIELD ON STAGE (JOLLY WHAT! COVER)
CATALOG NUMBER VJS-1085
RELEASE DATE 1964 / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Please, Please Me (The Beatles)
I Remember You (Frank Ifield)
Anytime (Frank Ifield)
Ask Me Why (The Beatles)
Lovesick Blues (Frank Ifield)
Thank You Girl (The Beatles)
I’m Smiling Now (Frank Ifield)
The Wayward Wind (Frank Ifield)
Nobody's Darling (Frank Ifield)
Unchained Melody (Frank Ifield)
From Me To You (The Beatles)
I Listen To My Heart (Frank Ifield)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
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INNER SLEEVE
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I don't have it.
label The VJ brackets logo is right corner at the top of the cover above the title of the album. label
The album’s stereo jacket has the cover slick positioned so that the number VJS 1085 is located in the upper right corner.
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label The stereo jacket has the cover slick positioned so that “STEREO” is at the top center of the cover.
label The VJ brackets logo is right corner at the top of the cover above the title of the album.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The back cover to The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage reveals that only four Beatles songs are included on the album.
Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma.
The text on the album’s back cover was written by Muriel Gaynor.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Has a black label featuring an oval logo with an outer rim colorband and left justified artist-only credits.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Has left justified titles and artist's name and "THE BEATLES AND FRANK IFIELD ON STAGE" on the label.
The words "Microgroove" and "Long Playing" are not on the label.
With "SIDE" in upper case letters.
Has “PLEASE, PLEASE ME” with a comma.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with silver print and "VJ" in large block letters
MIX STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Ivy Hill Lithograph Corp.(maybe)
VINYL
Columbia Records from metal parts generated by Monarch.
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 64-3852-S    ∆6298  (hand etched) / (MR) logo is scratched over
SIDE 2 64-3853-S    ∆6298X  1-26-64  (hand etched)  Audio Matrix logo (machine stamped) / (MR) logo is scratched over
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Design: George S. Whiteman
Notes: written by Muriel Gaynor
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Released around the same time as Version Two of Introducing The Beatles in February 1964, The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage contained four songs by the Beatles and eight songs by Frank Ifield.
The album’s front cover features a drawing of a mustached English statesman holding a pair of spectacles. A Beatles wig has been placed on his head. The top of the cover has the phrase "Jolly What!" in an attempt to give the album the proper British atmosphere.
The back cover to The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage reveals that only four Beatles songs are included on the album.
The text on the album’s back cover was written by Muriel Gaynor, a Vee-Jay employee who handled production matters and assisted Jay Lasker. The liner notes were sent by telegram to George S. Whiteman Graphic Design on January 10, 1964, for preparation of the back cover slicks.

1) First Press:
Has a black label with an oval logo and outer rim colorband with left justified artist-only credits, the album number VJLPS 1085 and "STEREO" at 3 o’clock. Its trail off areas include the following hand-etched markings: the matrix number 64-3852S on SIDE 1 and 64-3853S on SIDE 2; the job number ∆6298 on SIDE 1 and ∆6298X on SIDE 2; the date 1-21-64 on SIDE 1 and 1-26-64 on SIDE 2; and the initials "RA" on both sides. Both sides also contain the machine stamped (MR) and Audio Matrix logos. This disc was manufactured by Monarch.

2) Second Press:
Has a black label featuring a large white brackets logo with an outer rim colorband. There are two variations of this brackets label.
Type-2-1)With its centered artist and songwriter credits, album number VJLP 1085 and printing of "Long Playing" and "Microgroove" on the label, has typesetting identical to that of VJ 1085.MR2A, except for the appearance of "STEREO" at 12 o’clock. The matrix number and the initials "RA" are hand-etched in the trail off areas, which also contain the Audio Matrix stamp logo. Although the "ARP" logo does not appear, the record and the label’s typesetting indicate that this discs was pressed by ARP.
Type-2-2) Featuring left justified artist-only credits and the album number VJLPS 1085. The words "Long Playing" and "Microgroove" do not appear and the word "STEREO" is located a 3 o’clock; however, "STEREO" is slightly smaller on SR2B than on SR1. Its trail off areas contain the matrix number 64-3852-S and job number ∆6298 on SIDE 1 and the matrix number 64-3853-S and job number ∆6298X on SIDE 2. Both sides have a faint hand-etched “RA” and the machine stamped (MR) logo. This variation was manufactured by Monarch.

3) Third Press:
has an all black label with silver print and the large VJ logo with left justified artist-only credits and “STEREO” centered above the album number VJLP 1085 at 9 o’clock. The trail off area markings on SIDE 1 are identical to those of SIDE 1 of VJ 1085.SR2B, except that the (MR) logo is scratched over. The trail off area markings on SIDE 2 are identical to those of SIDE 2 of VJ 1085.SR1, except that the (MR) logo is scratched over. This variation was pressed by Columbia Records from metal parts generated by Monarch.



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