Introducing… The Beatles (stereo, v1, oval logo, left justified titles)
This original Vee Jay pressing did not include Please Please Me and Ask Me Why. However, as Capitol Records, through its subsidiary Beechwood Music, controlled the publishing rights to Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You, Capitol threatened legal action against Vee Jay if it did not cease distributing the album. Vee Jay responded by replacing the two tracks in question with Ask Me Why and Please Please Me on subsequent pressings.
This variation has oval Vee Jay logo, left justified song titles and songwriters’ credits with “INTRODUCING the BEATLES” in small print. The words “Long Playing” and “Microgroove” do not appear on the label. The album number is VJLPS 1062 and word “STEREO” appears at 3 o’clock below the side number. The trail off areas have the hand etched matrix number 63-3402S and job number 5689 on Side 1 and matrix number 63-3403S and job number 5689-X on Side 2. Both sides have the hand etched date 6-28-63 and initials “RA” and “A” as well as the machine stamped Audio Matrix and “MR” logos. This variation was pressed by Monarch Records.