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ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER "BEATLES" RARITIES!
The BEATLES and FRANK IFIELD
" ON STAGE "
USA - Vee Jay Records - VJ LP 1085
The Beatles & Frank Ifield "Portrait Cover"
One of the most TREASURED of ALL BEATLES artifacts... only a handful of the real first 1964 pressing have been auctioned on eBay which attests to the fact of being one of the rarest and most highly desired of all Beatles rarities.
Contains the printed Vee-Jay inner sleeve!
Only once in a great while does the (confirmed) first 1964 pressing ever turn up. Again, this is NOT a copy, reproduction or reissue, this is the "real deal" first print confirmed by "Beatles" experts.
While the item is not sealed nor not mint, it is in HIGHLY acceptable condition (see below), only lightly used and therefore a tremendous investment Beatles collectible that will only continue to rise in value over time.
This album is one of the rarest and most valuable of all Beatles albums ever issued. It was the last album manufactured by Vee Jay Records, before their rights to the Beatles were to expire on Oct. 10, 1964. They had taken their Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield On Stage album, of which the cover had a drawing of a British Statesman (referred by collectors as the "old man" cover) and quickly redesigned a new cover, prominently featuring a drawing of the Beatles, for a rush release. However, this version hardly made it to record stores, and less than 100 copies are reportedly to ever have been pressed.
To this day, 53 years after its initial release, only three sealed copies have ever turned up. In 1995, one of the three copies sold for $22,000, and into a "permanent" collection (the buyer is unlikely to ever re-sell the album). Another one was last heard of in the New York area with an asking price of $25,000. Amazingly, two of the copies have been in their one-owner collections for more than thirty years. No original sealed MONO copies are known to exist, and no perfect mint copies, mono or stereo, have ever surfaced!
The album is significant in that, until the release of the Beatles' 1973 compilation album, The Beatles/1962-1966, it was the only American Beatles album to include "From Me to You".
"Please Please Me" – The Beatles
"Anytime" – Frank Ifield
"Lovesick Blues" – Frank Ifield
"I'm Smiling Now" – Frank Ifield
"Nobody's Darling" – Frank Ifield
"From Me to You" – The Beatles
"I Remember You" – Frank Ifield
"Ask Me Why" – The Beatles
"Thank You Girl" – The Beatles
"The Wayward Wind" – Frank Ifield
"Unchained Melody" – Frank Ifield
"I Listen to My Heart" – Frank Ifield
CONDITION: The cover: rated: VG++ just light visual past handling detectable, only bits of shelf wear = nothing significant from the past the 53 years in existence. The back cover is still very clean (see photos!) Absolutely a strong survivor, as you can see preserved pretty well. There are no delete marks, no split seams = spine is solid and text aligned, no waves, and no writing...flat & square and original colors are strong. ... Incredibly collection worthy item that hardly ever comes around.
The vinyl: Rated: VG++ and better, no more than a few slide scuffs that are hard to see, otherwise VERY clean and plays outstanding with minty audio throughout both sides . both MONO "Vee Jay" labels are clean and only tiny bit of minimal spindle marks, very minor!
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
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