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HELLO AMERICA AND THE WORLD
AND THIS LP HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY PERRY COX AND IS FINALLY IN THE PRICE GUIDE FOR AMERICAN BEATLES RECORDS ON PAGE 126 TOP OF PAGE VJ 1062 (1) MR3 JAN 1964 …SO THERE ..MAN THAT FELT GOOD !!!
and to the guy that sent me the hate filled e-mail based on the trail-off being 1 1/2 inches that he could clearly see in the photos...I need to tell you the trail off is 7/8 of an inch .
HEAR IT HERE SIDE ONE HERE IT HERE SIDE TWO
THE BEATLES INTRODUCING THE BEATLES ULTRA RARE VJ LABEL
THE IS A RARE LARGE VJ BRACKET LABEL THAT DOES PLAY LOVE ME DO AND P.S. I LOVE YOU . THIS IS A TRANSITION LABEL THAT WAS ON JUST A VERY VERY FEW ALBUMS , Most, but not all, counterfeit discs use the Version I song selection (P.S. I Love You and Love Me Do) on the disk label printing. A good many of the fakes will actually play the Version II selections (Please, Please Me and Ask Me Why). Any copies that list Version I and play Version II are most likely counterfeits. (Original factory error copies have been verified with similar mislabeling, however, these are quite rare .) THIS IS ONE OF THOSE LABELS, AND IS QUITE POSSIBLY AS RARE AS THE BUTCHER COVER, I HAVE HEARD DIFFERENT NUMBERS OF THESE BEING MADE IN 1964, AND I AM SURE MY BEATLE BUDDIES WILL PROVIDE US WITH MORE INFO ON THIS RARE LABEL AND I WILL POST THOSE AS THEY COME IN.
On 16 January 1964, less than a week after Introducing... The Beatles was released, Vee-Jay was served with a restraining order stopping further distribution. Beechwood Music, Inc., Capitol Records' publishing subsidiary, owned the American publishing rights to "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You", and because the two songs had not yet been officially released in the US, Beechwood refused to issue a license for Vee-Jay to release them. Approximately 80,000 copies of Introducing... The Beatles had been released with the two songs on them, with only 2,000 or so in stereo. and 99.9 % on an OVAL label..
THE COVER=VG HAS A NAME ON THE BACK BUT IS VERY VERY CLEAN ON THE FRONT, GEORGES SHADOW CAN BE SEEN, THE LABELS=VG OVERALL SOME WEAR IS EVIDENT, THE VINYL IS VG OVERALL ALSO WITH JUST SOME SURFACE MARKS THAT MAY CAUSE A POP, THIS IS 48 YEARS OLD AND YOU KNOW VINYL THE SMALLEST MARK MAY CAUSE AN ISSUE, I PLAYED MOST OF THE LP AND IT PLAYS FINE , THIS HAS AUDIO MATRIX STAMPED IN THE DEAD WAX WITH 63--3403 ETCHED , THE TRAIL-OFF IS 7/8 OF AN INCH SEE PHOTOS ,But to the ones that think this is still a fake I could have changed the tape measure..
Some of the more common characteristics found on COUNTERFEIT COVERS:
- Covers with a brown border around the front cover photo are fakes.
- Covers with a bright yellow tint and the word "STEREO" printed in black at the upper left are fakes.
- Covers without George Harrison's shadow-visible to his right of where he stands, near the edge are fakes.
- Covers with red, blue, and yellow dots, unmistakable under the top of the back cover, are fakes. The dots are used by the printers during the printing process. On originals, the dots are in a different area and are not normally visible. (This fake is of particular importance due to the high quality of the front cover photo. For that reason, this cover has fooled many a collector. Look for the dots! Fake covers are almost always accompanied by a fake disc.)
- Covers for the stereo issue that list Love Me Do and P. S. I Love You, among the two columns of tracks on the back, are almost always fakes. Only a couple of authentic copies of these versions are known to exist. If either the front or the back cover is flat (lacking gloss) it's is a counterfeit.
Some of the more common characteristics found on COUNTERFEIT DISCS:
- Any labels with flat textured rainbow/colorband labels are fakes.
- Labels that have "THE BEATLES" and "INTRODUCING The BEATLES" separated by the center hole are fakes.
- If the width of the vinyl trail-off -the gap between the end of the last track and the edge of the label is greater than one inch, you have a fake.
- Any copy with black labels that do not have the rainbow colorband, that are printed on glossy paper stock, are fakes.
- Copies with rainbow/colorband labels that have faint print and/or weak color brightness and a lack of clarity are fakes
Some of the more common characteristics found on ORIGINAL COVERS:
- Covers-front and back-must have slicks that are either glossy or semi-glossy.
- Printing on covers must be of high quality and professional looking.
- Back cover lists contents in two columns
- Stereo copies must meet one of the following conditions:
- 1. Back cover pictures 25 color photos of other Vee-Jay albums. This copy is commonly known as the "Ad Back" cover.
- 2. Back cover is totally blank; a completely white slick with no print whatsoever.
- 3. Back cover lists content in two columns, almost always containing Please Please Me and Ask Me Why. Only a couple of original copies have been verified listing Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You.
Some of the more common characteristics found on ORIGINAL DISCS:
- Labels have "THE BEATLES" and the title "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" above the center hole.
- Only gloss or semi-gloss rainbow/colorband labels are used on originals.
- All original labels have bright, sharp silver print.
- The vinyl trail-off -the gap between the end of the last track and the edge of the label usually measures from 7/8" to 1" wide, but never greater.
- The rainbow/colorband that circles the perimeter of an original label is of high resolution, with smooth, gradual changes in color.
- The vinyl trail-off area on over 90% of all originals has one or more of the following mechanical Stampings:
- 1. The term "AudioMatrix."
- 2. The letters "MR" inside of a circle.
- 3. The letters "APP" in italics. Among originals, only those made in Santa Monica lack machine Stampings. Regardless, these still have the aforementioned bright silver print and glossy labels. To date, we have never seen a counterfeit copy with machine stamping in the trail-off area.
- We have never found a counterfeit with the word "STEREO" printed on the label.
- Any copy with "STEREO" printed on the label is more than likely an original.
- All originals with black labels that do not have the rainbow colorband are printed on a flat-not glossy-paper stock.
- Any item under scrutiny must measure up in all the above areas of originality testing. If either the cover, disc or label fails even one criterion of the test, then it is likely from that secluded, middle Eastern country: Itsa Faykuh!
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