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The Beatles - With The Beatles - Original 1964 German Odeon label 14-track Stereo LP

€ 850
ArtistThe Beatles
TitleWith The Beatles - Original 1964 German Odeon label 14-track Stereo LP
Price € 850
GenreRock & Pop
Record labelOdeon
Catalogue noSTO 83568
Year of release1964
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listThe Beatles
Additional infoRare original 1964 German Odeon label 14-track stereo LP - the very first German pressing of The Beatles 2nd UK album.

Vinyl has the generic gold rimmed stereo labels - white with red and gold print - upper company name and logo.

'Seite 1' has an 'Unverkaufliche Musterplatte' promotional issue label.

Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: YEX-110-1
Side 2: YEX-111-1
which basically states that this copy was manufactured from the first set of master matrices - German copies does not state any mother or stamper information.

Vinyl is housed in a picture cover with slightly altered front artowk - 'With' is placed in a green top banner - 'The Beatles' in the top right part of Robert Freemans legendary white on black close up of the four members - which was used as unedited cover in the UK, Scandinavia etc.

Back pasted cover has a top circular gold 'Odeon - Stereo' sticker which continues in a rektangel over the spine. Back cover has top title in green - blue 'Letzte meldung' text describing The Beatles phenomina in numbers and through a short German language biography.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/M- (Cover):

Vinyl still retains its original high lustre - looks virtually new and unused at first glance - vinyl has a very marginal level of sleeve wear under a more thorough examination - next to nothing.
Labels has one or two barely visible spindlemarks within the vicinity of the centre ring - this is obviously an album played little and care for when so. Vinyl is easily graded close to perfect.
Cover is still in its original shrink wrapping - both front and back are in perfect condiiton - front with deep and fresh colours, and absolutely no age discolouration to back what so ever - just plain white with black printing. Please note that the crease along mid-lower spine on the picture is in the shrink wrapping only. Cover has perfect seams and corners - perfect sticker - cover is in astonishing perfect condition.


Side 1:
1. It Won't Be Long 2:13
2. All I've Got to Do 2:03
3. All My Loving 2:08
4. Don't Bother Me 2:28
5. Little Child 1:46
6. Till There Was You 2:14
7. Please Mister Postman 2:34

Side 2:
1. Roll Over Beethoven 2:45
2. Hold Me Tight 2:32
3. You Really Got a Hold on Me 3:01
4. I Wanna Be Your Man 2:00
5. Devil in Her Heart 2:26
6. Not a Second Time 2:07
7. Money (That's What I Want) 2:50


The Beatles:
John Lennon - lead, harmony and backing vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars; harmonica and handclaps; nylon-string acoustic guitar on "Till There Was You"; Hammond organ on "I Wanna Be Your Man" and tambourine on "Don't Bother Me"
Paul McCartney - lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar and handclaps; piano on "Little Child" and claves on "Don't Bother Me"
George Harrison - lead, harmony and backing vocals; lead and acoustic guitars; handclaps; nylon-string acoustic guitar on "Till There Was You"
Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine, maracas, handclaps; lead vocals on "I Wanna Be Your Man" and Arabian loose-skin bongo on "Till There Was You" and "Don't Bother Me"

Additional Musicians:
George Martin - piano on "You Really Got a Hold on Me", "Not a Second Time" and "Money (That's What I Want)"

Technical credits:
George Martin - arrangements, production and mix
Norman Smith - engineer, mix

Robert Freeman - cover photograph