9/03/2012

Beatles - Introducing The Beatles - 1964


introducing the beatles record album
Introducing The Beatles
Introducing The Beatles was the first album released in the United States. This album, printed by Vee Jay Records burst on the scene in 1964, just several months before Capital Records released their version of the first Beatles album, Meet The Beatles. Of course a legal battle ensued and Capital won the lawsuit and Vee-Jay was ordered to pull their records by October. 


rare album introducing the beatles
Introducing the Beatles Back Cover
The back cover is a plain white wrapper with the album title and the song tracks with the Vee-Jay logo top center. 

Side One:
I Saw Her standing There
Misery
Anna
Chains
Boys
Ask Me Why

Side Two:
Please, Please, Me
Baby It's You
Do You Want To Know A Secret
A Taste Of Honey
There's A Place
Twist And Shout
vinyl rare introducing the beatles album
VJ Introducing The beatles Vinyl
Did I happen to mention that this album is a rarity of sorts. Put your Sherlock Holmes pipe down and try to figure out why this album is a rarity. Use the Google machine or Bing it for the answers. Give me your answers in the comments section.

Side One tracks on the actual album:
I Saw her Standing There
Misery
Anna
Chains
Boys
Love Me Do

Side two on the actual album:
P.S. I Love You
Baby It's You
Do You Want To Know A Secret
A Taste Of Honey
There's A Place
Twist And Shout

OK, here are some more clues to investigate:
VJLP-1062
STEREO
63-3403

Let's see how good you really are. That includes you Gumby...





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6 comments:

  1. I see the mix up, on side one the last song on the jacket is ask me why but on the album its Love Me Do.
    And on the side 2 jacket the first song is please please me and the album is P.S. I love you.

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  2. Butt.....
    Its not the rare album everyone is looking for. The one with the shadow of george in the reflection on the front cover and the title of the album should all be written above the record hole but yours is split up. This album is probably worth some money, but not the several hundred grand for the real mccoy.

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  3. Exactly Gumby, I knew you would certainly pick that out.

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  4. Alas, you are correct again.

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  5. It would appear that this is an early fake, not a VJ pressing... the VJ records had microgroove on the labels, the dead wax was smaller and the cover graphics sharper and the shadow of George visible. All originals have most of these things going for them. Also there were quite a few originals that had black labels with silver writing. The half tone colors in the colorband are also more cross-hatched in counterfeits. This one even as a fake is worth about $20.

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  6. Yes, I was disappointed that it was a so-called "Fake" and yes, I checked around, this album runs approximately $50-100 dollars.

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