The Beatles ‎– Introducing... The Beatles

Vee Jay Records ‎– VJLP 1062, Vee Jay Records ‎– LP 1062
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono

Tracklist Hide Credits

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*



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 352) 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
1 C 062-04 219 The Beatles Please Please Me(LP, RE) Apple Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 062-04 219 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
4607147895511, 23272 The Beatles Please Please Me(CD, Album, RM, Enh, Unofficial, Dig) Parlophone (2), Apple Records (3) 4607147895511, 23272 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
PCS 3042 The Beatles Please Please Me(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Min) SRS Records, Parlophone (2) PCS 3042 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
VJLP 1062, SR 1062 The Beatles Introducing...The Beatles(LP, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records VJLP 1062, SR 1062 US 1964 Sell This Version


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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: