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   Meet the Beatles LP-003

ITEM #: LP-003
Description: Meet the Beatles — stereo copy, 3rd label
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog #: ST 2047
Year of Release/Pressing: 1964
Record: VG
Jacket: VG
Price: $75 $30

This is a pretty good stereo 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 record is VG, but bordering on VG-; the label does NOT have the "subsidiary" text around the outer edge. The jacket would be VG+/VG++ if not for the surface wear on the front and the cellophane-taped bottom edge; jacket does NOT have the producer/publishing credits on the back below the liner notes. This copy includes a blue Capitol inner sleeve (sleeve is cellophane-taped on two sides).

Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Stamped): ST1-2047-X4 IAM[In Triangle] &
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Stamped): ST-2-2047-A3 IAM[In Triangle] &

Book value for a NM copy of this version of this release is between $500-700:
CAPITOL (ST-2047 "Meet the Beatles").......................................500-700 (1964)
(Stereo. Black label. Does not have producer-publishing credits below liner notes. Does not have "Subsidiary of Capitol Industries" at bottom.)
  (from the Rockin' Records 2018-2019 Record Price Guide)

...and so that places the value of this copy at around $125-175.

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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