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
Piano – George MartinWritten-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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All Tracks recorded February 11, 1963
This version has "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why" on the back cover with the bracketed Vee Jay logo and colorband on the label.

Catalog number on label / back cover : VJLP 1062
Catalog number on front cover: LP 1062

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): 63-3402
  • Matrix / Runout (B): 63-3403

Other Versions (5 of 386) 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
PMCM.1202 The Beatles Please Please Me(LP, Mono, Album, RE) Apple Records PMCM.1202 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
5C 062-04219 The Beatles Please Please Me(LP, Album, RE) Parlophone 5C 062-04219 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
14C-26204219 The Beatles Please Please Me(Cass, Album) EMI 14C-26204219 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3 82416 2 1 The Beatles Please Please Me(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Mono) Parlophone, Apple Records, Capitol Records 0946 3 82416 2 1 US 2009 Sell This Version

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esteban_morientes

esteban_morientes

January 28, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

Ignoring the British success of the Fab Four, EMI's U.S. partner, Capitol, declined to issue the first few Beatles singles, which were instead picked up by the Chicago-based indie label Vee Jay Records. Vee Jay packaged the early singles as 'Introducing the Beatles', their first U.S. LP. During the second half of 1963 it was the only Beatles material available in America, and sold incredibly well; by 1964 a court awarded the rights to all Beatles recordings to EMI/Capitol, and the record went out of print, only to become one of the most counterfeited albums in music history.

Nowadays it seems almost every copy of this album that turns up is a fake, due to the fact that several different companies in the 60's and through the 70's manufactured an endless array of different counterfeit versions. Add those to the more than 30 different authentic versions that VJ managed to produce in 1963 and 1964, and you have quite a complicated situation for collectors and historians. More variations of this album exist than perhaps any record every issued by any artist. It is the most frequently asked about LP on the Internet, with prices ranging from $10 to $7000, and probably causes the most confusion for collectors of any Beatles album ever released. Some of these fakes are remarkably close to the originals, with the quality of some covers even equaling or exceeding that of originals, making them a little harder to authenticate. Fortunately, there are easily identifiable clues in most cases (see: www.eskimo.com/~bpentium/beatles/intro/intro.html).