VEE JAY LP ALBUMS
INTRODUCING THE BEATLES
VERSION 1

ISSUED JANUARY 10, 1964

LABEL VARIATION CODE NUMBERS AND PRESSING INFORMATION EXCERPTED FROM "SONGS, PICTURES AND STORIES OF THE FABULOUS BEATLES RECORDS ON VEE JAY", BY BRUCE SPIZER. RECORDS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF RELEASE DATE. LP ALBUM COVERS & RECORDS ARE SOLD TOGETHER. GRADING LISTING IS FOR COVER/RECORD.

 
STEREO COVER WITH "AD BACK" VARIATION

 

 
 


  INTRODUCING THE BEATLES
VJLP SR1062 STEREO
RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1 - AD BACK COVER

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS PROUD TO OFFER ONE OF THE "HOLY GRAIL" OF BEATLES RECORDS, THE VEE-JAY STEREOPHONIC "AD BACK", CONSIDERED ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL AMERICAN BEATLE LP RECORDS. THIS IS THE FIRST VERSION OF THE FIRST BEATLES ALBUM IN AMERICA.

THIS STUNNING, STELLAR AND BOLD "AD BACK" COVER IS A SPLENDID NEAR MINT AND REMAINS IN THE ORIGINAL 'SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.' IN-STORE BAGGY WRAP. IT IS MAJESTIC IN EVERY ASPECT, WITH THE COLORS AND GRAPHICS OF THE COVER RADIATING IN VIBRANT DETAIL.

THE ACCOMPANYING NEAR MINT RECORD IS THE STEREO COLORBAND AND OVAL LOGO VARIATION (VJ1062(1).SR1Bi, SPIZER.) WITH THIN PRINT FONTS AND THE WORD "STEREO" APPEARING AT THE 3 O'CLOCK POSITION BELOW THE SIDE NUMBERS.

THE ORIGINAL VEE-JAY "AD BACK" INNER PROTECTIVE SLEEVE IS ALSO INCLUDED.

CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: LP369
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STEREO COVER WITH "TITLES ON BACK" VARIATION

 

 
     

  "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES"
VJLP SR1062 STEREO
RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1 - TITLES ON BACK COVER

WITHOUT QUESTION, THIS IS THE LP THAT IS AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL COMMERCIALLY ISSUED U.S. BEATLES ALBUMS - THE FIRST NEAR MINT EXAMPLE TO HAVE SURFACED - MAKING IT ONE OF, IF NOT, THE VERY BEST CONDITION EXAMPLE KNOWN TO EXIST.

OF ALL THE BEATLES VEE-JAY ALBUMS AND ANY OTHER U.S. COMMERCIAL ISSUED ALBUM, THIS PARTICULAR VERSION OF "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" IS THE RAREST VARIATION. IT IS THE EARLY 1964 VERSION ONE STEREOPHONIC PRESSING FEATURING THE "TITLES ON BACK" COVER.

WITH APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN TO TWENTY OF THIS COVER VARIATION HAVING BEEN VERIFIED TO EXIST AT ALL - IT MAKES IT MUCH RARER AND SCARCER THAN BOTH THE VEE-JAY "AD BACK" STEREO ALBUM, AND "THE BEATLES AND FRANK IFIELD" STEREO "PORTRAIT COVER" ALBUM.

THE COVER HAS THE "SEARS & ROEBUCK" LOOSE STYLE BAGGY- WRAPPING STILL RETAINED. THE BAGGY HAS DONE ITS JOB IN PRESERVING THE COVER IN ITS 'AS NEW' NEW NEAR MINT CONDITION. THE RECORD IS THE VERY FIRST LABEL VERSION ONE STEREO VARIATION - AND IS AMONG THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS DISC WE HAVE SEEN. THE VINYL IS TRULY 'AS NEW' NEAR MINT WITH NEAR MINT LABELS. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF BEING PLAYED.

THIS IS INDEED A WORLD CLASS EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE ALL TIME RAREST BEATLES ALBUMS IN THE WORLD. THIS IS OUR FIRST OFFERING OF THIS MEGA-RARITY, AND UNLESS SEALED PERFECT, IT CANNOT BE UPGRADED.

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM PERRY COX, BEATLES U.S. RECORDS EXPERT, AUTHOR OF "THE BEATLES RECORD PRICE GUIDE" SERIES OF BOOKS.

CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: LP412
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MONO COVER WITH "AD BACK" VARIATION


 
     
 

  INTRODUCING THE BEATLES
VJLP 1062 MONO
RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS PROUD TO OFFER THE "HOLY GRAIL" OF BEATLE RECORDS . . . . THE MONO "AD BACK". REMAINING ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL AMERICAN BEATLE LP RECORD ALBUMS, THIS IS THE FIRST VERSION OF THE FIRST BEATLES ALBUM IN AMERICA.

THIS PARTICULAR EXAMPLE IS AN ABSOLUTE GEM, EASILY THE VERY BEST WE HAVE EVER ACQUIRED INDEED - AND THE STUNNING COVER REMAINS IN ITS ORIGINAL 'SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO'  IN-STORE BAGGY WRAP.

THE ORIGINAL ACCOMPANYING VERSION ONE RECORD FEATURES THE  LABEL VARIATION WITH THE COLORBAND AND OVAL LOGO (VJ1062(1).MR1B, SPIZER). THE CONDITION OF THIS RECORD IS AN ASTONISHING MINT UNPLAYED JEWEL.

CONDITION: M- / M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP433
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MONO COVER WITH "BLANK BACK" VARIATION


 
     
 

  INTRODUCING THE BEATLES
VJLP 1062 MONO
RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

THE SECOND VARIATION OF THE "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" BACK COVER IS A GLOSSY BLANK WHITE SLICK AND KNOWN AMONG COLLECTORS AS THE "BLANK BACK" COVER. SOME BELIEVE THAT THESE COVERS MAY BE THE RESULT OF A PRODUCTION ERROR, OR PERHAPS THAT VEE-JAY USED THESE COVERS FOR PROMOTIONAL ISSUES OF THE LP. THE CORRECT HISTORICAL FACT IS THAT THE BLANK BACK WAS A LIMITED AND SHORT TRANSITIONAL RUN THAT WAS A SUBSTITUTION AFTER ALL AD BACK SLICKS HAD BEEN USED, BUT JUST PRIOR TO THE RECEIPT OF THE THIRD BACK COVER THAT LISTED THE SONG TITLES.

OFFERED HERE IS THE VERY BEST AND EXEMPLARY EXAMPLE OF THE ULTRA-RARE VERSION ONE MONO "BLANK BACK" WE HAVE EVER ACQUIRED, THIS BEING ONLY THE SECOND COPY WE HAVE OFFERED.

THE ORIGINAL ACCOMPANYING VERSION ONE RECORD FEATURES THE  LABEL VARIATION WITH THE COLORBAND AND OVAL LOGO (VJ1062(1).MR1A, SPIZER). THE CONDITION OF THIS RECORD IS A MAGNIFICENT AND STELLAR MINT UNPLAYED JEWEL.

CONDITION: M- / M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP434
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MONO COVER WITH "TITLES ON BACK" VARIATION


 
     

  INTRODUCING THE BEATLES
VJLP 1062 MONO
RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1

ULTRA-RARE LOW-GLOSS 'POWDER COAT' FLAT FINISH
ON 'TITLES ON BACK' COVER

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

PRESENTED AND OFFERED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IS THE ULTRA RARE MONO VERSION ONE "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" ALBUM COVER THAT FEATURES AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER VARIATION OF WHICH THE "TITLES ON COVER" BACK SLICK DOES NOT HAVE THE COMMON GLOSS FINISH, BUT RATHER A FLAT FINISH, KNOWN AS A 'POWDER COAT'. ADDITIONALLY, THE ¼" FLAPS AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE INSIDE COVER ARE NOT PRESENT.

ONLY SEVERAL OF THESE RARE COVERS HAVE SURFACED TO DATE, AND ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY THE VEE-JAY BRACKETS LOGO STYLE LABELS. BUT THIS EXAMPLE HAS THE VERY FIRST LABEL VARIATION FEATURING THE OVAL LOGO and stylistic serif titles DISC ACCOMPANYING THE COVER
(VJ1062(1).MR1A, SPIZER).

THIS IS INDEED A 100% AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL JANUARY 1964 VEE-JAY PRODUCT OF THE VERSION ONE RELEASE OF THE CLASSIC “INTRODUCING THE BEATLES” LP ALBUM, WITH THE TRACKS "LOVE ME DO" AND "P.S. I LOVE YOU".

ACCOMPANIED BY DUAL LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM BEATLES U.S. RECORD EXPERTS AND AUTHORS BRUCE SPIZER AND PERRY COX.

CONDITION: COVER VG+++ / RECORD VG+++
ITEM#: LP404
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  INTRODUCING THE BEATLES
VJLP 1062 MONO
RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1

(ACTUAL IMAGES)

THE CONDITION OF THIS VERSION ONE "TITLES ON BACK" COVER IS A SPARKING NEAR MINT MINUS, WITH VERY MINIMAL CORNER WEAR THAT PREVENTS IT FROM A NEAR MINT GRADING. FRONT COVER GRAPHICS ARE SPARKLING AND SHARP. NO RINGWEAR, NO SPLITS AND THE SPINE IS SOLID AND LEGIBLE FROM EDGE TO EDGE.

BACK COVER IS A GORGEOUS WHITE. THERE IS A "C" CIRCULAR PRICE STAMP REMAINING FROM 1964 ON THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF THE BACK COVER.

THE ACCOMPANYING RECORD IS THE COLORBAND AND OVAL VARIATION IN VERY BEAUTIFUL VG++ (BORDERING NEAR MINT MINUS) CONDITION, DISPLAYING ONE LIGHT SUPERFICIAL SCRATCH ON SIDE 1 FROM THE RUN-OUT GROOVE INTO THE LAST TRACK. THE SHINY SHEEN REMAINS TO THE GROOVES THROUGHOUT THE VINYL. (VJ1062(1).MR1C, SPIZER).

CONDITION: NM- / NM- (VG++)
ITEM#: LP913
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