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The Beatles 1, Apple 7243 529325 1 1.

Published November 21st, 2016

First pressing, release: November 13, 2000. Surprising though it may seem, when “1” was released it was the first single-album compilation of Beatles hits since “20 Greatest Hits” 18 years earlier. The idea was simple, a collection of all The Beatles’ No.1 hits in the UK and US. Although the majority of their singles topped the charts in both countries, the first and last tracks on the compilation illustrated how this was not always the case. The songs on 1 were remastered specifically for the release in 2000. The remastering was overseen by Peter Mew of Abbey Road Studios and took place there.

The first pressing has a gatefold sleeve with Apple logo on back side and date 2000, and with credits: “Beatles”, “Apple” and the Allpe logos are trademarks of Apple Corps. Ltd”.

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The album included the four celebrated portraits of the group by photographer Richard Avedon…

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…and a 24″ by 36″ poster of 126 different singles picture sleeves.

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Records was housed in a original pictures inner sleeves with cut-out on the back sides.

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Records have red labels and perimeter prints with Apple logo on 3′ o’clock, and date 2000. On the 12′ o’clock there is number 7243 529325 1 1. Also on the 3′ o’clock there is serial numbers below numbers of sides. Matrix number variations:

Variation 1: early matrix numbers: side 1: 5293251 3A1 SRz (scratched with error: 5 instead of 6); side 2: 5293261 B-01-1-3 (stamped) SRz (scratched); side 3: 5293271 A-02-1-3 (stamped); side 4: 5293271 B-01-1-3 (stamped) SRz (scratched).

More correctly, numbers stamped and SRz scratched:

Variation 2: 5293261 A-01-1-3 SRz / 5293261 B-01-1-2 SRz / 5293271 A-02-1-2 / 5293271 B-01-2 SRz.

Variation 3: 5293261 A-01-1-3 SRz / 5293261 B-01-1-3 SRz / 5293271 A-02-1-2 / 5293271 B-01-1-2 SRz.

Variation 4: 5293261 A-01-1-3 SRz / 5293261 B-01-1-3 SRz / 5293271 A-02-1-2 / 5293271 B-01-1-2 SRz.

In addition, 100 last special copies of the “1” was manufactured at the Hayes, EMI UK. This certifies that this item is among the last 100 copies ever pressed at the EMI manufacturing plant on January 8th 2001 and bears the unique matrix numbers: 5293261 A-100 / 5293261 B-100 & 5293271 A-100 / 5293271 B-100. A very rare item was given only to selected EMI & manufacturing plant employees. For each copy of the attached certificate of authenticity signed by Alan McElroy, Senior Manufacturing Director, EMI Music.

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This records was manufactured by Hayes, EMI UK.

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Records manufactured by EU.

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Second pressing, release: December 4, 2014. Apple – Universal 0602537600793. At this time, for the album were used recordings remastered in 2009. Gatefold sleeve with Apple and Universal logos on back side. Text: “Didital Remasters 2009… 2014 Apple Corps. Ltd… 0602537600793”. The album included the four celebrated portraits of the group by photographer Richard Avedon and a 24″ by 36″ poster of 126 different singles picture sleeves. Records was housed in a original pictures inner sleeves with cut-out on the back sides.

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On the shrink wrap appeared yellow sticker with red print “The Beatles 27 Classic No. 1 Singles”.

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Records have red labels and very small perimeter prints with Apple logo on 3′ o’clock. Serial number, year of publication and year of remastering appeared in perimeter print.

Matrix numbers: Side 1: 11142 1А (or 2A) 00602537600793000000; Side 2: 11142 1В  00602537600793000000; Side 3: 11142 1С  00602537600793000000; Side 4: 11142 1D  00602537600793000000.

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Third pressing, release: November 6, 2015. Apple – Universal 0602547567901. The remastering was overseen by Giles Martin, the son of esteemed Beatles producer George Martin.

Sound engineer Miles Showell joined Abbey Road Studios from Metropolis Mastering in 2013. He controlled 1/2 speed mastering for the “1”, when analog source was played back at half speed and the cutting lathe is also run at half speed while cutting the lacquer.

Gatefold sleeve with Apple and Universal logos on back side. Text: “…2015 Apple Corps. Ltd… …Made In Germany. 0602547597901. Universal International Music…, Netherlands”. The album included the four celebrated portraits of the group by photographer Richard Avedon and a 24″ by 36″ poster of 126 different singles picture sleeves. Records was housed in a original pictures inner sleeves with cut-out on the back sides.

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Records have red labels and micro perimeter prints with Apple and Universal logos on 3′ o’clock. Serial number and year of publication appeared in perimeter print.

Miles Showell, who controlled Abbey Road’s 1/2 speed mastering. His name appears in the matrix numbers: Side 1: 47567956 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED  BF06330-01 A2; Side 2: 47567949 BF06330-01 B1  MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED; Side 3: 47567956 BF06330-02  C1  ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED; Side 4: 47567956 MILES AR  ½ SPEED  BF06330-02 D1  STAN RICKER  R.I.P. & THANK YOU.

“Stan Ricker R.I.P. & Thank You” – This inscription appeared in memory of the legendary mastering and recording engineer Stan Ricker which the passed away in June 2015. Ricker first made his mastering presence known as a disc cutter along with Jack Hunt, for the original Mobile Fidelity 1/2 speed mastered LPs released in the 1970s and 1980s. Ricker mastered the original Mo-Fi Beatles box set in the early ’80s. Stan Ricker belongs to the Hollywood Sapphire Group, and formerly was a member of the Audio Engineering Society. He was voted “Disk Cutting Engineer of the Year” in 1981 by “Playboy Readers Poll” and was voted “Recording Engineer of the Year” in 1984.”

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P.S. Comparison of spines of these three editions (down to up): 2000, 2014, 2015.

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Beatles Sessions, EMI Parlophone OC 064 2402701.

Published October 29th, 2016

Unreleased. The “Beatles Sessions” was a compilation album by The Beatles planned for release by EMI in 1985, but never issued due to objections by the surviving Beatles. The album consisted of thirteen finished, but unreleased, Beatles songs. A single – “Leave My Kitten Alone“, with an alternative version of “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da“, which was not to appear on the album, as its B-side—was also planned, but it too was left unissued.

Come and Get It” was a demo recording performed by Paul McCartney solo and eventually handed over to and recorded by the group Badfinger. George Harrison would re-record “Not Guilty” on his album George Harrison in 1979. “How Do You Do It?” had been recorded for a possible early single at the request of George Martin, but scrapped in favour of “Please Please Me“. The album also was to include an edit of “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)“, from the group’s 1967 fan club Christmas single.

Versions of all the songs planned for Sessions would eventually see official release as part of “The Beatles Anthology” series in 1995-96, with the exception of “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)“, which was concurrently released on the “Free as a Bird” single. Bootlegs of various versions of the Sessions album made their way to the public in the late 1980s and early 1990s, some from leaks of internal EMI copies.

Fully laminated glossy sleeve may have a factory red print on back side – “Factory Sample Not For Sale” or red sticker with the same words. Record housed in custom EMI plain paper inner sleeve.

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There are two versions of absolutely pure blank labels: black and white. Both versions do not have any text. Matrix numbers : Side One: ST-221-A, Side Two: ST-221-B.

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No One’s Gonna Change Our World, Starline SRS 5013.

Published October 28th, 2016

Release December 12, 1969.No One’s Gonna Change Our World‘ is a charity album released in the UK for the benefit of the World Wildlife Fund. The compilation was put together by comedian Spike Milligan. It includes two tracks from Milligan and one from his Goon Show castmate Harry Secombe. It features liner notes by Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The album is largely known by fans of The Beatles as the first release of the song ‘Across the Universe’ – the title of the album comes from a line in this song, “Nothing’s gonna change my world“. It was also the first release of the Hollies song ‘Wings’, one of the last songs they did with Graham Nash in early 1968.

Classical EMI 60s front laminated sleeve with three flaps on back side. Record housed in custom EMI plain paper inner sleeve.

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Blue labels with black prints, and with Regal & Starline logos. Matrix numbers: Side One: SRS 5013 A-1, Side Two: SRS 5013 B-1.

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Let It Be… Naked, Apple – Parlophone 7243 595438 0 2.

Published October 25th, 2016

From the time of its release, Let It Be was regarded as an aberration by many of those closely involved in its creation because of the involvement of Phil Spector in the final production process after the basic album had been recorded.
Over 30 yeas later, was advertised as “Let It Be as it was meant to be“, promising the original album as envisages prior to Spector’s involvement. In fact it was a brand new mix of the original tapes, produced by Poul Hicks, Guy Massey and Allan Rouse, all of whom had been involved in Anthology and Yellow Submarine songtrack projects. They created entirely new master version.

First pressing, November 17, 2003. Set include: ‘Let It Be… Naked’ album, 20-pages booklet and ‘Fly On The Wall’ 7″ single.

Unlaminated gatefold light grey glossy cover with Apple and Parlophone logos on the back side. The earliest gatefold sleeve has a misprint in the the writing credits on the back side. The words, ‘recordingis’ is written as one word. Later pressings have the corrected, ‘recording is’ as two words. Record housed in generic anti-static die-cut poly-lined dust inner sleeve without corners.

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Light grey glossy labels with Apple and Parlophone logos. Matrix numbers scratched: Side 1: 5954380 1A1 SRz; Side 2: 5954380 1B1 SRz.

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‘Fly On The Wall’ 7″ single. As part of the cleaning-up process, the brief jamming sequences and bits of humorous banter disappeared from the album, but this is more than compensated for by the ‘Fly On The Wall’ bonus single. 7″ sleeve has a misprint where credits are written. The words, ‘recordingis’ is written as one word.

Light grey glossy sleeve with die-cut on the back side.

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Light grey glossy labels. Matrix numbers scratched: Side 1: 5954380 1A1; Side 2: 5954380 1B1.

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Second pressing, 2010s. The second edition has pronounced differences: polygraphy darker, less contrast, paper thinner, gatefold sleeve has a smaller size. Difference in color is particularly noticeable on the back of the sleeve. In addition, the cover of second edition has is smaller sizes in width and height.

Unlaminated gatefold dark grey glossy cover with Apple and Parlophone logos on the back side.

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Compare sizes of sleeves: size of the first edition is 32 x 31.5 cm, wide spine – 10 mm, size of the second edition – 31 x 31 cm, wide spine – 6 mm.

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Dark grey glossy labels with Apple and Parlophone logos. Matrix numbers scratched: Side 1: 5954380 1A1 SRz; Side 2: 5954380 1B1 SRz.

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‘Fly On The Wall’ 7″ single. Dark grey glossy sleeve without die-cut on the back side. Dark grey glossy labels. Matrix numbers scratched (hard to see): Side 1: 5954380 1A1; Side 2: 5954380 1B1.

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