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   Meet the Beatles LP-002

ITEM #: LP-002
Description: Meet the Beatles — mono copy, 3rd label
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog #: T 2047
Year of Release/Pressing: 1964
Record: VG
Jacket: VG
Price: $150 $75

This is a nice mono copy of the first US Beatles release on Capitol records. It's the 3rd label, the first labels having been pressed without any "BMI" or "ASCAP" info on the label; 2nd pressing labels list all songs except "I Want To Hold Your Hand" as being ASCAP, and 3rd pressing labels list all songs on side 2 except "I Wanna Be Your Man" as ASCAP, and all but the first two tracks on side 1 as being ASCAP. There was actually a 4th pressing label, before they finally got it all right!

The #2 jacket (which would easily be a VG+, or perhaps even a VG++, if not for the sticker remnants on the back in the upper left corner) does NOT include "Produced by George Martin" credit, or the ASCAP/BMI publishing credit info (the lack of producer/publishers credits on the back cover indicates the earliest cover pressing). This copy includes a blue Capitol inner sleeve.

RCA contract pressing denoted by R in runout (pressing plant Rockaway)
Matrix / Runout (A): T1-2047-P15
Matrix / Runout (B): T2-2047-T15

Book value for a NM copy of this version of this release is between $1,000-1,500:
CAPITOL (T-2047 "Meet the Beatles").......................................1000-1500 (1964)
(Monaural. Does not have producer [George Martin] or publishing [BMI/ASCAP] credits below liner notes. Double the value if with yellow "Press Information" sticker on front.)
  (from the Rockin' Records 2018-2019 Record Price Guide)

...and so that places the value of this copy at around $250-375.

The pictures below are of the actual record for sale; click on one of the gray dots below the three smaller pictures to bring up the slideshow of all 18 pictures of this record. To see a larger image of any picture, click the name of the image (from the list below the dots) and a new window will open with the full-size image.

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