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   The Beatles' Second Album LP-005

ITEM #: LP-005
Description: The Beatles' Second Album — mono copy, 1st label, Decca pressing
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog #: T 2080
Year of Release/Pressing: 1964
Record: VG-
Jacket: VG-
Price: $75 $30

This is a decent mono copy of the second US Beatles release on Capitol records. The jacket is a solid VG (probably even VG+) from the front, but the writing on the back and the almost-split on the top edge makes it VG-...same thing with the vinyl: except for a couple of marks on both sides, it would be VG or perhaps VG+. This is a first issue label (no running times on tracks 1 & 2 on side 2), and the smaller (just under 1" diameter) inner ring around spindle hole indicates it is the rare, earlier Decca pressing (according to This copy includes a blue Capitol sleeve.

Matrix / Runout (etched in Side A): T 1 2080 J 20 D
Matrix / Runout (etched in Side B): T 2 2080 F 21 D

Book value for a NM copy of this version of this release is between $800-900:
CAPITOL (T-2080 "The Beatles' Second Album").......................................800-900 (1964)
  (from the Rockin' Records 2018-2019 Record Price Guide)

...and so that places the value of a VG- copy at around $125 or so. A solid VG+ copy of this version of this record—which this one almost is—would be worth $400-450.

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 16 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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