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Vee-Jay Records #2 "Introducing The Beatles Ver.2"
(Update: 15th. August 2017)

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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")



#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"
Back to the top of the line
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"
Back to the top of the line


#3-3 Introducing The Beatles [Ver.2]
(MONO 3rd. Press: "Column Cover / Black Label Type-1 / Columbia Records Press" VJLP-1062)

Back to the top of the line
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.
LABEL CLOSE UP
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
-

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 2nd. Press: "Column Cover / Bracket Logo / Monarch Records Press" VJLPS-1062)

Includes the tracks "Please, Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
Back to the top of the line
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
Sorry,
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
-

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.



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