Introducing The Beatles
Welcome to our Vee-Jay Introducing The Beatles page. . Covers without George Harrison's shadow-visible to his right of where he stands, near the edge are. Introducing The Beatles is the first Beatles album released in the United States. Originally .. shadow is not visible on the right side of the cover (However, all legitimate copies of the album and even most counterfeits include his shadow). Robert suggested something in half-shadow, to reflect the image of the Beatles in black. Something similar to Meet The Beatles - USA album.
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For Jet Harris,James Dean. So from a North American perspective they were bringing in nothing new at all.
I saw the Beatles in March ,in my native Nottingham,and they played, by and large, the sort of programme that was pretty well par for the course for British beat groups at that time. Reply dgw28 Sunday 26 November I would agree that the Shadows had little impact on the Beatles success, but we should not underestimate their influence in the U.
They were the first in Britain with such huge stardom and their own sound.
They were among the firsts to write their own songs. Listen for example their album Me And My Shadows. I consider this album as the first homegrown British rock album.
Most of the songs on this album were penned by members of the Shadows. Although The Shadows were not as big or influentual as The Beatles were, their influence cannot be underestimated.
This previously mentioned timeframe is about the same time Cliff became number one in the U.
Cliff Richard was a product of the London music scene which thought it had perpetual exclusive rights to manipulate and control the U. The musical groups that came from cities such as Liverpool, Belfast, Birmingham, and Newcastle among others broke up the cobwebs of the tired British music scene.
The Beatles broke down the door for British music performers to compete in America and the rest of the world. As for Hank Marvin, his name is not spoken of in the same breath by some of the guitarists that I have read. Desperate for cash, the board decided to release Introducing The Beatles, even if it meant legal trouble in the future.
But it had no back cover prepared.
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So, as a stopgap, the label used a back cover slick made from one side of its standard inner sleeve, consisting of full-colour reproductions of the covers of 25 "other fine albums of significant interest".
A second stopgap back cover was used when the "Ad Back" slicks were exhausted; because it is all-white with no printing at all, it is known by collectors as the "Blank Back" edition and is also very rare.
Finally, third editions contain Vee-Jay's official back cover, with Introducing The Beatles near the top and the song titles in two columns underneath. All of these were available on the market within days of the 10 January release date.
Collector's Corner: How to value 'Introducing The Beatles'
The Beatles was released, Vee-Jay was served with a restraining order stopping further distribution. I Love You ", and because the two songs had not yet been officially released in the US, Beechwood refused to issue a license for Vee-Jay to release them. The Beatles had been released with the two songs on them, with only 2, or so in stereo.
It removed "Love Me Do" and "P.
Collector’s Corner: How to value ‘Introducing The Beatles’
I Love You" and replaced them with the previously omitted "Ask Me Why" and "Please Please Me", though some pressings of the album did not alter the track list. The new versions were prepared in late January and began appearing in stores around 10 February Once it did, it quickly rose to the number two spot, where it stayed for nine straight weeks.
First came the album Jolly What! England's Greatest Recording Stars: Injunctions against Vee-Jay's album were issued, lifted and restored more than once.
Cry For A Shadow
Vee-Jay was granted a license giving it the right to issue the 16 Beatles' songs it controlled, in any way it saw fit, until 15 October At that time, its license expired, and all rights would revert to Capitol. The Beatles was available, it sold approximately 1, mono copies and approximately 41, stereo copies. Although neither album contained any new music, both of them made the Billboard album charts.