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The BeatlesPlease Please Me

Label:Parlophone – PMC 1202
Vinyl, LP, Mono, Album, 1st Pressing, Gold & Black Label, Dick James Credits
Style:Beat, Rock & Roll


A1I Saw Her Standing There
A3Anna (Go To Him)
Written-ByDixon*, Farrell*
A6Ask Me Why
A7Please Please Me
B1Love Me Do
B2P.S. I Love You
B3Baby It's You
Written-ByWilliams*, Bacharach*, David*
B4Do You Want To Know A Secret
B5A Taste Of Honey
Written-ByScott*, Marlow*
B6There's A Place
B7Twist And Shout
Written-ByRussell*, Medley*

Companies, etc.



Also released in stereo (# PCS 3042).
Short-lived first press with black/gold labels, the main pressing with classic Parlophone black & yellow labels was released a couple of months later.

On the first sleeves, the "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was printed at the extreme right corner (front bottom right), starting where the "s" of songs end (see pictures). On the second issue sleeves, the credit was moved a bit to the left.

Issues with the Below Stampers Signify Very First Release of 1500 copies
Side A - 1 (9 o'clock) 0 (3 o'clock)
Side B - 1 (9 o'clock) M (3 o'clock)

Northern Songs credits variation can be found here: The Beatles - Please Please Me

Made in Gt. Britain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): XEX.421
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): XEX.422
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): XEX 421-1N 1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): XEX 422-1N 1 M
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamper at 9/3 o'clock (Side A)): 1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamper at 9/3 o'clock (Side B)): 1 M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): XEX 421-1N 1 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): XEX 422-1N 1 L
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamper at 9/3 o'clock (Side A)): 1 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 variant): XEX 421-1N 1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 variant): XEX 422-1N G G 1
  • Barcode (Stamper at 9/3 o'clock (Side B)): 1 L

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Please Please Me (LP, Album, Repress, Mono)ParlophonePMC 1202UK1963
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The Beatles (LP, Album, Mono, Red Label)ParlophonPMCQ 31502Italy1963
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Please Please Me (LP, Mono, Album)Parlophone, ParlophonePMCM 1202, PMCM.1202New Zealand1963
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Please Please Me (LP, Album, Mono, Gold & Black Label)ParlophonePMC 1202Denmark1963
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Please Please Me (LP, Mono, Album)ParlophonePMC 1202Denmark1963
Robbodude's avatar
Just saw a listing now on eBay for 18,000 US!
THECHEEKY1's avatar
i need a beatles specialist.. ive browsed for hours and you would think this release page would be better organised.....different versions like black and gold , and gold and my mother gave me her copy which she bought in the late 60s so its genuine..but all versions of this release doesnt tie up with what ive got , certain letters on the matrix dont add up i.e 1980s tune in a 1963 cover..., "STEREO" is in large of which i think must be a 1963 copy and other little pics on the back of the cover which ive not seen on any other version...can any one help ? i can get the photos to you via email if you wish...
mirrortime1's avatar
I am confused. Why is "Introducing The Beatles" Listed under "Please Please Me". I do not see much resemblance except they have similar songs. But so do a lot of other Beatle albums like the U.S. Capitol albums. If someone knows can you please explain? Thanks much!
Lystonvinyl's avatar
I've got a version (but no outer sleeve) of PMC1202 that has Side 1 in silver vinyl, but can't find this variant. It has a black label with Parlophone word and logo in yellow Anyone know what this is?
Jepperson79's avatar
I got a copy of Introducing the Beatles. george casts no shadow, so it's obviously counterfeit. Is this worth anything?
nobseynoble's avatar
Can anyone please help me? I have a version I believe to be a 1963 pressing. It's black and yellow, MONO, printed by Ernest J. Day without the small 33 1/3 RPM. However, on the front cover in the bottom left-hand corner, there is a greyish '1' I can't find any versions of with this on? Does anyone know anything about this?
bomber501's avatar
Why is Introducing part of this master? Different track line ups (2 of them!) and completely different artwork
jasonsouza77's avatar
hi, does anyone have the AP-8675 Japan beatles forever series with 2000 yen on the obi please? trying to figure out and collect and wish to know if all the 1st issues for the beatles forever series comes with a 2000 yen obi and 4000 yen for the white album. thank you
Groovemaster-DJ's avatar
The utter nonsence that some people list and turns into foke law as verbaturm fact:
1. The "original" labels are GOLD text on Dark Brown Gloss NOT Black ugh
2. All that changed in April-May 1963 was the music publishing from DJM to NS so when the next batch of label pairs were ordered and printed the credits were changed not the stampers not the masters so they are NOT repressings but label changes
3. The then basic and crude two track wide Stereo mix came out 18th May 1963 with a single batch of Gold Text on Dark Brown gloss labels + large stereo banners . this is also not a repressing but a first one
4 Confusion rains as as this firsr run stereo pressings came out the EMI family labels changed Columbia had Blue with Silver text on Black gloss, HMV Red with Silver text on Black Gloss Parlophone Yellow with Silver text on Black Gloss $tateside Green with silver text on black gloss (MGM continued with their bright yellow labels with black text)
The Parlophone Yellow and silver on black labelStereo pairs just continued as part of that First Stereo run and are not represses or 2nd press and as the publishing change came at the same time they only had the NS credits! Just a new batch of labels fed by hand in pairs on to the stampers. The mono label change to Yellow/silver on black came slightly after the Stereo's as many more Gold on Brown blanks were in stock and were naturally used up first (these blanks were for all available mono Parlophone titles not just the PPM album)
5 The "sold in the UK" text did not come into force until 1st January 1964 and ran until mid July 1969 across all EMI pressed product.
6 All first pressed have tax code embossings from the stamper lugs inserted Mono's only till May 1963 KT Mono and First Stereo's (Gold on Brown and Yellow/Silver on Black) 18th May 1963+ ZMT

I hope this info has helped explain the confusion
A repress is when a production run has ended stampers removed label pairs removed and then a new order from Manchester Sq came in to Blythe Road Hayes and the presses were tooled up again and repressing began a label change in text or finish durring a pressing run is NOT a 2nd 3rd 4th 5th or repress its just that......a label change.

Back to the album! Well 55+ years on those two original mix pressings Mono and Stereo still sound exciting fresh crisp and clear and do indeed sound LiVe!
I get and run with mono mix because it was how it was done and first out back then However the final Stereo make over and done for and paid for by Diagnosti collection blows your head off and that crude 3 track wide stereo becomes a full 180 degree soundstage multi track. , From the moment that stylus hits that groove "1234" there is no looking back I don't think that there is another first album from any group anywhere that can come close to the pure raw energy that was captured on those tapes. Flawless album that every home should have.

Thomasgene's avatar
Are The counterfeits entered here? I got one with the name below the hole.