Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
Released: 10 January 1964
John Lennon: vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass guitar
George Harrison: vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums
George Martin: piano, celesta
12 November 2012
I went to a friend’s house who isn’t a Beatles fan, and she asked me about this record. After research, I told her she had a counterfeit. I have never seen a real one because most of them are counterfeits. Has anyone ever seen or owned a real one?
"The world is a very serious and, at times, very sad place - but at other times it is all such a joke."-George Harrison
17 November 2011
19 April 2010
4 February 2014
I have two, one mono (the version without Please Please Me ) and one stereo (with PPM ). I did all the the tests that you find online to see if it’s counterfeit, and the stereo failed… miserably. But the mono, which was the way to listen to music then anyway, passed them all! I think I’m fortunate enough to have a real one, and I got it for $2! It’s apparently the most counterfeited album of all time so that’d be pretty lucky, but I’m pretty sure it is real!
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10 November 2010
I have a re-pressing. I don’t know for certain that it is, but I’m pretty sure. I haven’t done any research whatsoever on this subject, but I have no reason to believe that it’s original and the person that gave it to me didn’t claim that it was. The fact that I got a record that could potentially be worth thousands of dollars for free seems too good to be true to me. Anyway, I collect records to listen to them, not to make money off of them.
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22 December 2013
I had the Stereo version, but it had the same track listing as the Stereophonic version (‘Love Me Do ‘ & ‘P.S. I Love You’ instead of ‘Please Please Me ‘ & ‘Ask Me Why '. To the OP, Ron Nasty’s ‘It Was 50 Years Ago Today…’ thread here https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..o-today-3/ goes into a bit more detail about this album, starting on Page 1 of the thread…:-)
I decided to write features on the US albums. I’ve just published Introducing The Beatles, and will continue with the following:
The Beatles’ Second Album
The Beatles’ Story
The Early Beatles
Yesterday And Today
I decided not to do separate features on the ones with the same titles as UK albums, so won’t be making new pages for A Hard Day’s Night , Help !, Rubber Soul and Revolver . I’ll check that the features I already have on each one of those has sections on the US configuration and differences though.
Anyway, Introducing The Beatles. There was quite a lot to say about the Vee-Jay machinations etc. Bruce Spizer’s The Beatles Are Coming! was a very useful resource.
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19 October 2016
As for Introducing the Beatles, as I was recollecting all the albums on vinyl this year, I noticed there were SO many variations in the various pressings… I did find a useful guide here:
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24 June 2019
I love the Hey Jude album. Great mix of songs from early to late Beatles. Always enjoy listening to it.
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17 December 2012
This thread is for the Vee-Jay album Introducing The Beatles, which was based on the UK Please Please Me album.
There isn’t yet a thread for the Hey Jude album, @JW OBoogie, but Joe will be creating one when he adds his article about the album to the main site.
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