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Please Please Me

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1963 (first issued)
    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McBean, Angus, born 1904 - died 1990 (photographer)
    Parlophone (publisher)
    EMI Records - The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Kevin Edge

  • Museum number:

    E.1810-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 41

Physical description

Cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Please Please Me' recorded by The Beatles for EMI Records, The Gramophone Co. Ltd./Parlophone. The design features portraits of all the band members.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1963 (first issued)
1988 (made)

Artist/maker

McBean, Angus, born 1904 - died 1990 (photographer)
Parlophone (publisher)
EMI Records - The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title, credits and 'Photo: Angus McBean'.

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Please Please Me' recorded by The Beatles. Photography by Angus McBean. Published by EMI Records, The Gramophone Co. Ltd./Parlophone, Great Britain. 1988 reprint of the original 1963 design.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oak, Arlene. Shake it up Baby! Graphics recording change: Beatles album covers 1963-70. RCA/V&A MA thesis, 1992.

Production Note

This is a 1988 reprint of the original 1963 design.

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Group portraits; Architecture

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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