CAPITOL RECORDS FIRST ISSUE LP ALBUMS
MEET THE BEATLES!
MONO

 
FOR INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THE FOUR LABEL VARIATIONS OF "MEET THE BEATLES!",
GO TO OUR 
"MEET THE BEATLES" BACKGROUND INFO PAGE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS.
 
   
  FIRST LABEL VARIATION
PRINTED WITHOUT "BMI" OR "ASCAP". ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF THESE FIRST-RUN LABELS WERE PRINTED,
AND THE ONLY CONFIRMED FIRST LABEL PRESSINGS WERE PRINTED BY KEYSTONE ON THE EAST COAST.
 
   
 

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  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
FIRST LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY
"SEALED FOR YOUR PROTECTION" DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL LOOSE BAGGY WRAP.


THE VERY FIRST VERSION OF CAPITOL RECORDS' "MEET THE BEATLES" ALBUM RELEASED IN VERY EARLY 1964, FEATURES THE CAPITOL RAINBOW LABELS LACKING THE PUBLISHING PRINT "BMI" OR "ASCAP" ON BOTH LABELS. IT IS KNOWN THAT ONLY THE FIRST 200,000 TOTAL COPIES WERE PRESSED IN THIS MANNER AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ISSUES ADDED THE PUBLISHING PRINT. OF THOSE INITIAL PRESS NUMBERS, ONE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE NUMBER OF THOSE THAT REMAIN IN ANY RESPECTABLE CONDITION TODAY. THESE EARLY FIRST LABEL COPIES WERE SWEPT OFF THE SHELVES DURING THE ONSLAUGHT OF BEATLEMANIA AND MOST HAVE BEEN PLAYED BEYOND RECOGNITION AND DISCARDED. TODAY, ONLY A FEW HUNDRED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED TO DATE TO HAVE SURVIVED, AND MOST OF THOSE COPIES ARE IN VG OR LESS CONDITION. THIS MONO EXAMPLE IS A VERY HIGH GRADE EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY HISTORIC ALBUM.

ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT KNOWN EXACTLY WHEN CAPITOL BEGAN SHRINK WRAPPING ITS ALBUMS, FOR THE MAJORITY OF THESE FIRST LABEL ISSUES HAVE SURFACED IN EITHER A DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL "IN-STORE BAGGY WRAP" OR NONE AT ALL. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE REMAINS IN ITS ORIGINAL SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. "SEALED FOR YOUR PROTECTION" DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL LOOSE BAGGY WRAP. WRAP HAS NO TEARS, OR RIPS. ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE BAGGY, THE PRINT "SOLD BY SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. USA" IS IN WHITE, PRINTED ON THE WAVY RED TOP BORDER.

THE COVER (VERY FIRST MONO COVER WHICH DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER) IS AN ASTONISHING AND TRUE NEAR MINT. PEERING UNDER THE BAGGY WRAP, THE COVER APPEARS AS THOUGH IT EMERGED FROM THE FACTORY YESTERDAY. BORDERS ARE "SNOW" WHITE. BACK COVER IS AMAZING.

RECORD IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT WITH TREMENDOUS SHEEN TO THE GROOVES AND THE ORIGINAL LUSTER IS VERY MUCH INTACT. THIS RECORD HAS BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OF OVER THE YEARS. JUST A FEW SUPERFICIAL INNER SLEEVE "WHISPS" ARE BARELY VISIBLE, THAT DO NOT AFFECT VISUAL INTEGRITY OR BEAUTY OF THE VINYL. THE VITAL FIRST ISSUE LABELS ALSO GRADE A GORGEOUS, GLOSSY NEAR MINT.

WITH ORIGINAL 1ST ISSUE ROYAL BLUE INNER SLEEVE.

CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: LP396
PRICE: $1,850


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  UNDOCUMENTED HYBRID  LABEL VARIATION
TWO "BMI" PUBLISHING CREDITS LABEL VARIATION
MISTAKENLY CREATED BY COMBINING SECOND AND THIRD LABEL VARIATIONS ON BOTH SIDES
 
   
 

  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
WEST COAST, #6 COVER

RARE HYBRID LABELS CREATING UNDOCUMENTED
TWO "BMI" PUBLISHING CREDITS VARIATION.

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS THIS RARE FIND - A LOS ANGELES MONO PRESSING OF "MEET THE BEATLES!" WITH A TWO "BMI" PUBLISHING CREDITS LABEL VARIATION. THIS UNDOCUMENTED HYBRID VARIATION WAS CREATED BY MIXING A WEST COAST THIRD LABEL VARIATION WITH TWO "BMI" ON SIDE ONE, TOGETHER WITH A SECOND LABEL WEST COAST VARIATION THAT HAS ALL "ASCAP" CREDITS ON SIDE TWO.

THE RARER WEST COAST EARLY FEBRUARY 1964 PRESSING #6 COVER, HAS "BEATLES!" IN OLIVE GREEN PRINT LETTERING, AND DOES NOT HAVE THE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT ON THE BACK COVER

IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED THAT 80% OF CAPITOL'S ALBUMS WERE PRESSED ON THE EAST COAST, THEREFORE MAKING THE WEST COAST PRESSINGS OF THE FIRST THREE LABEL VARIATIONS OF "MEET THE BEATLES!" CLEARLY MORE SCARCE - AND THIS EXAMPLE BEING A RARE, UNDOCUMENTED TWO "BMI" HYBRID COMBINATION LABEL VARIATION, MAKES IT THAT EXTRA SPECIAL.

CONDITION: VG+++ / NM-
ITEM#: LP452
PRICE: ------



 
   
 

  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #2 COVER

DECCA PRESSING WITH 'DECCA RECORDS' STICKER ADHERED TO FRONT COVER, AND ACCOMPANIED BY THE MEGA-RARE HYBRID LABELS
CREATING UNDOCUMENTED
TWO "BMI" PUBLISHING CREDITS VARIATION.

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP.

THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY FIND - A MONO "MEET THE BEATLES!" DECCA RECORDS CONTRACT PRESSING WITH A TWO "BMI" PUBLISHING CREDITS LABEL VARIATION. THIS UNDOCUMENTED HYBRID VARIATION WAS CREATED BY MIXING A SECOND LABEL VARIATION WITH ONE "BMI" ON SIDE ONE, TOGETHER WITH A THIRD LABEL VARIATION THAT HAS ONE "BMI" CREDIT ON SIDE TWO.

THIS INCREDIBLY RARE ORIGINAL TRUE FIRST U.S. DECCA CONTRACT PRESSING RELEASE, EMANATES FROM THE DECCA PRESSING PLANT IN GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK. A RARE 'DECCA RECORDS' STICKER, MEASURING 3" X 1", REMAINS ADHERED TO THE FRONT COVER ALONG THE MOUTH OPENING AND BENEATH THE FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

WITH ORIGINAL 1ST ISSUE ROYAL BLUE INNER SLEEVE.

CONDITION: NM / NM-
ITEM#: LP449
PRICE: ------



 
   
  SECOND LABEL VARIATION
LISTS "ASCAP" AS THE PERFORMING RIGHTS ORGANIZATION FOR ALL SONGS ON THE SECOND SIDE
AND ALL SONGS ON SIDE ONE EXCEPT "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND", WHICH IS CREDITED TO "BMI".
 
   
 

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  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
WEST COAST, #6 COVER
SECOND LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL 'SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.'  DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL BAGGYWRAP.

DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE FIRST LABEL VARIATION (WITHOUT PUBLISHING CREDITS) OF THIS LP WAS SOLELY PRODUCED ON THE EAST COAST, THE SECOND LABEL (ONE "BMI" CREDIT) PRESSED IN LOS ANGELES, IS THEREFORE THE VERY FIRST PRESSING OF THE ALBUM ON THE WEST COAST.

THIS BEAUTIFUL AND RARER WEST COAST EARLY FEBRUARY 1964 PRESSING #6 COVER, HAS "BEATLES!" IN BROWN PRINT LETTERING, AND DOES NOT HAVE THE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT ON THE BACK COVER (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

THE COVER IS VERY CLEAN, VIVID AND GRADES A TREMENDOUS NEAR MINT MINUS. A SMALL $2.85 PRICE STICKER REMAINS ADHERED ON THE FRONT OF THE ACTUAL COVER IN UPPER LEFT AREA, OBVIOUSLY PERFORMED AT THE STORE PRIOR TO THE COVER BEING INSERTED INTO THE BAGGYWRAP. THE SEAMS ARE ALL FIRM.

RECORD IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT WITH VERY MINIMAL PLAY, AND A GLIMMERING SHEEN TO THE VINYL.. THE LABELS ARE A STUNNING NEAR MINT AND ARE THE "GLOSSY" EARLY WEST COAST ONE "BMI" LABELS. ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL 1ST ISSUE ROYAL BLUE INNER SLEEVE.

IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED THAT 80% OF CAPITOL'S ALBUMS WERE PRESSED ON THE EAST COAST, THEREFORE MAKING THE WEST COAST PRESSINGS OF THE FIRST THREE LABEL VARIATIONS OF "MEET THE BEATLES!" CLEARLY MORE SCARCE.

CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: LP445
PRICE: ------


 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
SECOND LABEL VARIATION

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT MINUS COVER, AND THE RECORD IS A BRILLIANT NEAR MINT.

  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: LP417
PRICE: $575


 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
SECOND LABEL VARIATION

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

A MOST GORGEOUS SET.

  CONDITION: NM- / NM-
ITEM#: LP710
PRICE: $475


 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
SECOND LABEL VARIATION

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER). A MOST BEAUTIFUL SET.

VERY NICE VG+++ COVER SHOWING THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF HANDLING WEAR. NO SPLITS, NO RINGWEAR. RECORD IS A STUNNING NEAR MINT MINUS.

  CONDITION: VG++ / NM-
ITEM#: LP486
PRICE: $450


 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
SECOND LABEL VARIATION

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

A SOLID VG++ SECOND LABEL VARIATION SET.

  CONDITION: VG++ / VG++
ITEM#: LP483
PRICE: $375

 
   
  THIRD LABEL VARIATION
CREDITS ALL SONGS ON SIDE TWO AS "ASCAP", EXCEPT FOR "I WANNA BE YOUR MAN", WHICH IS CREDITED TO "BMI".
SIDE ONE CREDITS THE FIRST TWO TRACKS TO "BMI", WITH THE REMAINING FOUR SONGS TO "ASCAP".
 
   
 

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  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
WEST COAST, #6 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

THIS WONDERFUL WEST COAST MID-FEBRUARY 1964 #6 COVER REMAINS IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP (2 "BREATH" HOLES ON FRONT), AND IS THE RARER WEST COAST COVER WITH "BEATLES!" IN BROWN PRINT (THE STANDARD VARIATION HAS OLIVE GREEN PRINT). THIS IS THE FIRST MONO COVER THAT DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER). THE CONDITION IS A MAJESTIC MINT MINUS FROM CORNER TO CORNER.

THIS THIRD LABEL VARIATION LOS ANGELES PRESSING IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WITH THE RECORD GRADING A STELLAR MINT MINUS "UNPLAYED" GEM. THE LOS ANGELES "GLOSSY" LABELS ARE EQUALLY STUPENDOUS AND RADIATE BEAUTIFULLY.

ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL LOS ANGELES FIRST ISSUE CAPITOL RECORDS EARLY TO MID 1964 BLUE INNER DUST SLEEVE.

CONDITION: M- / M
ITEM#: LP463
PRICE: $875

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
WEST COAST, #6 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

RARER WEST COAST COVER WITH BROWN "BEATLES" ON FRONT. DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

COVER IS LIKE NEW, AND THE RECORD IS STUNNING NEAR MINT.

  CONDITION: M- / NM
ITEM#: LP008
PRICE: $500

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
WEST COAST, #6 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

WEST COAST COVER WITH OLIVE GREEN "BEATLES" ON FRONT. DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

COVER IS STUNNING MINT MINUS, AND THE RECORD IS A GORGEOUS NEAR MINT.

  CONDITION: M- / NM
ITEM#: LP198
PRICE: $500

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
WEST COAST, #6 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

RARER WEST COAST COVER WITH BROWN "BEATLES" ON FRONT. DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

JUST A GREAT NEAR MINT SET.

  CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: LP273
PRICE: $475

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #2 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

INCREDIBLE STUNNING LIKE NEW COVER. TIGHT SHRINK (VERY SMALL 1" PIECE OF SHRINK MISSING FROM LEFT FRONT). SMALL "KLEIN" DEPARTMENT STORE PRICE STICKER ON BACK RIGHT CORNER.

 VINYL APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PLAYED ONCE THEN STORES AWAY. GORGEOUS GLOSSY LABELS.

  CONDITION: M- / M-
ITEM#: LP382
PRICE: $675

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

A STUNNING AND SPARKLING COVER, STILL REMAINING IN THE ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP.  3" SHRINK SEAM SPLIT ON TOP CENTER, WITH NO AFFECT TO THE COVER AT ALL. VINYL IS AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND SHIMMERING MINT MINUS UNPLAYED GEM.

  CONDITION: M- / M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP333
PRICE: $625

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COVER, TIGHT SHRINK, VINYL IS STUNNING.

  CONDITION: M- / NM
ITEM#: LP218
PRICE: $575

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COVER, WITH SMALL BLUE "C" PRICE DEPARTMENT STORE INK STAMP ON BACK SHRINK CORNER. VINYL IS AMAZING.

  CONDITION: M- / NM
ITEM#: LP375
PRICE: $575

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

TERRIFIC NEAR MINT MINUS COVER WITH VERY MINIMAL HANDLING WEAR ON SPINE. NO RINGWEAR, SOLID SEAMS ALL AROUND. NO SPLITS. RECORD IS A GORGEOUS NEAR MINT.

  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: LP309
PRICE: $425

 
   
  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64
EAST COAST, #3 COVER
THIRD LABEL VARIATION

DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER).

VERY NICE AND BRIGHT VG++ COVER. NO RINGWEAR AT ALL WITH JUST SOME HANDLING WEAR. SEAMS ALL SOLID. RECORD IS A WONDERFUL NEAR MINT MINUS.

  CONDITION: VG++ / NM-
ITEM#: LP211
PRICE: $300

 
   
  FOURTH LABEL VARIATION
FOURTH AND FINAL VARIATION CREDITS ONLY THE FIRST AND THIRD SONGS OF THE SECOND SIDE TO "ASCAP",
WITH THE OTHER FOUR SONGS ON SIDE TWO AND ALL SONGS ON SIDE ONE CREDITED TO "BMI".
CAPITOL DOCUMENTS INDICATE THIS FINAL CHANGE WAS APPROVED ON 3/7/66.
 
   
 

  MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: LATE 1966
WEST COAST, #5 COVER
FOURTH LABEL VARIATION

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

WEST COAST COVER WITH OLIVE GREEN "BEATLES" ON FRONT. DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER). COVER STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL "FEDCO" STORE SHRINKWRAP THAT RETAINS THE ORIGINAL "$2.67" PRICE PRINT ON THE FRONT WRAP.

COVER IS STUPENDOUS AND RECORD IS AN UNPLAYED MINT MINUS JEWEL.

ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL LATER (CORRECT PERIOD) 1966 TAN/LIGHT BROWN COLORED CAPITOL INNER SLEEVE.

THESE LATE 1966 MONO "BMI" DOMINATED LABEL ISSUES, ARE ABOUT AS SCARCE AS THE VERY FIRST ISSUES.

CONDITION: NM / M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP247
PRICE: ------

 
   
    MEET THE BEATLES!
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: LATE 1966
WEST COAST, #6 COVER
FOURTH LABEL VARIATION

WEST COAST COVER WITH OLIVE GREEN "BEATLES" ON FRONT. DOES NOT HAVE "PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN" CREDIT PRINT (CAP2047.MC1A, SPIZER). STUNNING NEAR MINT COVER.

THE WEST COAST RECORD IS AN UNPLAYED GEM, AND HAS THE ULTRA-RARE 'MICRO FONT' LABEL PRINT VARIATION. SO VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND THESE LABELS ON THESE 1966 MONO "BMI" DOMINATED PRESSINGS.

ALSO INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL LATER (CORRECT PERIOD) 1966 TAN/LIGHT BROWN COLORED CAPITOL INNER SLEEVE.

THESE LATE 1966 MONO "BMI" DOMINATED LABEL ISSUES, ARE ABOUT AS SCARCE AS THE VERY FIRST ISSUES.

CONDITION: NM / M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP334
PRICE: ------

 

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