The Beatles ‎– Introducing... The Beatles

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Vee Jay Records ‎– VJLP 1062, Vee Jay Records ‎– LP 1062
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A1 I Saw Her Standing There
A2 Misery
A3 Anna
Written-By – Alexander*
A4 Chains
Written-By – Goffin-King*
A5 Boys
Written-By – Dixon*, Farrell*
A6 Ask Me Why
B1 Please, Please Me
B2 Baby It's You
Written-By – Williams*, Bacharach*, David*
B3 Do You Want To Know A Secret?
B4 A Taste Of Honey
Written-By – Scott*, Marlow*
B5 There's A Place
B6 Twist And Shout
Written-By – Russell*, Medley*

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Notes

There are several copies of this album (genuine and counterfeit), all with the same catalog number (VJLP 1062). This particular edition has matrix numbers of 63-3402 and 63-3403 printed on the disc labels and in the run out grooves. The disc labels are black and silver with no color band.

All tracks were recorded on February 11, 1963.

Other Versions (5 of 323) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMC 1202 The Beatles Please Please Me(LP, Album, Mono, Bla) Parlophone PMC 1202 UK 1963 Sell This Version
PCS 3042 The Beatles Please Please Me(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gol) Parlophone (2) PCS 3042 UK 2010 Sell This Version
AP-8675 The Beatles Please Please Me(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Apple Records AP-8675 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
VJLP 1062, LP 1062 The Beatles Introducing ... The Beatles(LP, Album, Mono, VJ ) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records VJLP 1062, LP 1062 US 1964 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-101 The Beatles Please Please Me(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (2), EMI (2), Parlophone (2) MFSL 1-101 Russia 2000 Sell This Version

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jadedtom

jadedtom

May 3, 2012
edited about 1 year ago

This release must easily be the most counterfeited record in the history of phonographs. Be very careful when purchasing a high quality 'original'. Most obvious fakes separate the title "Introducing the Beatles" and "The Beatles" by the spindle hole. (Source: Price Guide for the Beatles American Records, 6th Edition. Perry Cox and Frank Daniels.)

And of the album itself, after hearing 'Meet the Beatles', I find this very first album a bit disappointing. Not only in their reliance on performing other people's songs, but as far as I'm concerned, their own composition 'Misery' has always seemed very lackluster to me.

But let's face it. On this particular version of 'Introducing the Beatles' you get 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Please Please Me', 'There's a Place', 'Ask Me Why'. For some curious reason, I seem to prefer Lennon's vocal on 'Baby It's You' than the Shirelles. "Do You Want to Know a Secret" is not a Beatles' classic by any means, but it's an entertaining pop song. And although Ringo and John throw themselves quite enthusiastically in their vocals on 'Boys' and 'Twist and Shout', these songs sounded dated to me even back then. Put on 'I Saw Her Standing There' again!