The first local pressings of both Please Please Me and With The Beatles featured a gold-text on black base design based on the labels that graced the first two UK mono pressings of Please Please Me. Despite being withdrawn by EMI UK almost a year earlier, the gold/black style continued in Australia until March 1964. Original labels used on Please Please Me had “MADE IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. SYDNEY, NSW” printed in the perimeter text. In January 1964, the text was replaced with “MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY E.M.I. (AUST.) LIMITED” and moved to the centre of the label, running horizontally each side of the centre hole. Somewhat “busier” than the UK original, the Australian gold label still possesses a certain antique charm.
PLEASE PLEASE ME
PMCO 1202
GOLD A

Manufacture credit at bottom of label, inner rimtext.
GOLD B

Manufacture credit on horizontal line, middle of label
PLEASE PLEASE ME
PMCO 1202
WITH THE BEATLES
PMCO 1206