CAPITOL RECORDS PICTURE SLEEVES & 45 SINGLES / EPs
1964 RELEASES

MEET THE BEATLES

(JUKEBOX COMPACT 33)
CAPITOL SXA 2047, STEREO
RELEASED: JANUARY 1964
PRESSED ON EAST COAST ONLY

CAPITOL RECORDS AND PRESSING INFORMATION EXCERPTED FROM "THE BEATLES' STORY ON CAPITOL RECORDS", PART ONE: BEATLEMANIA & THE SINGLES" WRITTEN BY BRUCE SPIZER. RECORDS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF RELEASE DATE.

FORMAT CODES:
PS PICTURE SLEEVE
SC STRAIGHT-CUT (EAST COAST)
TC TAB-CUT (WEST COAST)
OSC ORIGINAL STOCK COPY (EAST/WEST COAST PRESSINGS WILL BE INDICATED)
W/PS WITH PICTURE SLEEVE
EP EXTENDED PLAY 7" RECORD

THE PHOTOGRAPHS DISPLAYED IN THIS SECTION ARE USED FOR YOUR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY, UNLESS STATED THAT ACTUAL IMAGES ARE DISPLAYED. 45 PICTURE SLEEVES & 45 RECORDS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY. EP SLEEVES & RECORDS ARE SOLD TOGETHER, AND EP GRADING LISTING IS FOR COVER/RECORD.
 
 











  MEET THE BEATLES
JUKEBOX COMPACT 33
CAPITOL SXA 2047, STEREO
RELEASED: JANUARY 1964
EAST COAST ONLY

(ACTUAL SCANS)

WITH 5 ORIGINAL SEEBURG JUKEBOX COMPANY TITLE STRIPS & 3 ORIGINAL MINI LP COVER PHOTO INSERTS

DURING THE SIXTIES, CAPITOL ISSUED STEREO COMPACT 33 DISCS OF SOME OF THE LABEL'S MOST POPULAR ALBUMS FOR JUKEBOX PLAY. THESE 7" RECORDS HAD A SMALL CENTER HOLE AND PLAYED AT 331/3 RPM. THESE MINI-ALBUMS WERE NORMALLY PROGRAMMED WITH THREE SONGS FROM THE ALBUM ON EACH SIDE OF THE DISC. THE SONGS FEATURED ON THE COMPACT 33 RECORDS WERE OFTEN UNAVAILABLE IN THE 45 SINGLES FORMAT. THE DISCS WERE HOUSED IN A CARDBOARD JACKET, WHICH HAD A MINIATURE REPRODUCTION OF THE ALBUM COVER ON THE FRONT AND A BLANK WHITE BACK SIDE.

CAPITOL PRODUCED THREE BEATLES COMPACT 33S STARTING WITH MEET THE BEATLES, THEN THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM AND SOMETHING NEW BEING THE FINAL TWO. ALL THREE WERE MANUFACTURED BY CAPITOL'S SCRANTON FACTORY.

AS THESE RECORDS WERE INTENDED FOR JUKEBOX PLAY, THEY ARE SELDOM FOUND IN RESPECTABLE CONDITION. WE OFFER HERE, A MOST WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE VERY FIRST BEATLES COMPACT 33 MEET THE BEATLES, RELEASED IN JANUARY 1964 AT THE TIME OF THE RELEASE OF THE LP ALBUM.

THE CONDITION OF THE COVER IS A TERRIFIC AND SOLID NEAR MINT MINUS (BORDERS ON VG+++). THE FRONT GLEAMS WITH ITS BRILLIANT GRAPHICS, WITH SOME SPORADIC SURFACE WEAR, BUT NOT BAD AT ALL. THE BORDERS REMAIN A SHINY WHITE.

THE BACK SIDE A REMAINS DIRT-FREE WITH A RESPECTABLE WHITE TONE WITH VERY FAINT AND MINOR AGING.

THE COMPACT 33'S WERE PRODUCED WITH THE CAPITOL BLACK LABELS, THE OUTER RIM COLOR BAND AND THE CAPITOL LOGO AT THE BOTTOM. THE CONDITION OF THE DISC IS STUNNING TO SAY THE LEAST, GRADED AT A TRUE "AS NEW" UNPLAYED BEAUTY ! THE LABELS AS THE IMAGES DEPICT ARE STELLAR !

ACCOMPANYING THE SLEEVE AND RECORD ARE FIVE ORIGINAL SEEBURG
3" X 1" JUKEBOX BLUE TITLE PLASTIC STRIPS (ONE IS SEPARATED FROM THE STRIP), AND ITS THREE ORIGINAL 17/8" X 17/8" MINI LP COVER PAPER INSERTS, ALL MANUFACTURED BY THE STAR TITLE STRIP CO.

(ALSO AVAILABLE IS THE SECOND BEATLES COMPACT 33 THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM, RELEASED IN APRIL 1964.

CONDITION: NM- / M
UNPLAYED
ITEM#: PS136
PRICE: $2,750


 

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