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A Hard Day’s Night, Parlophone, PCS 3058.

Published July 16th, 2011

A Hard Day’s Night, Parlophone, PCS 3058, 07.10.1964, stereo. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with mid-sized “stereo” on front. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label.

1. First pressing. July 10, 1964. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. “Recording first published 1964″ and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Label have thin print. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

Variation A. This type was chubby and rounded and only lasted a short time but as so many copies were pressed initially to satisfy the preorders, it is the style most commonly seen for this album.

Variation B. The title “Songs from the film A Hard Day’s Night” doesn’t take up as much width across the label as before or as it does in future. This variation is placed here as this smaller text may have been an experiment after the chubby text style was changed. This version has a few variants.

2. Second pressing, January 1965 – summer 1965. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Print the publishing year as “(p) 1965″. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

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3. Third pressing, 1966 until 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

Variation A. In 1966, the typeset used on the “Hard Day’s Night” label was also changed from Sans Serif to Times New Roman. The layout of the track listing was also re-arranged to incorporate the differering type size. The layout on the stereo label, interestingly, is different to the equivalent mono TNR pressing.

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Variation B. Sans-serif print. Matrix number is shifted relative to the date.

Variation C. Sans-serif print. Matrix number is centered relative to the date.

Variation D. Several copies of the third pressing has “Songs From The Film “A Hard Day’s Nigth” title credits on the both sides. Most likely an error pressing, but worth highlighting here. The title Songs From the Film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was added to the side 2 label in error. Whether or not this was a stereo only anomaly is unknown, but to date no mono copies have surfaced displaying this.

4. Fourth pressing, summer 1969 – November 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Plaine white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

5. Fifth pressing, November 1969 until 1970. Black label with one black-white EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve. Sepia or black & white “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

6. Sixth pressing, early 1971 until 1973. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with or without small “stereo” on the front side. Sepia color “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

7. Seventh pressing, summer 1976 until October 1980. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “EMI Records Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” printed at the end of the perimeter print. Laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with mid-sized “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1 (or -2); Side 2: YEX 127-1 (or -2; -3).

8. Eighth pressing, October 1980 until April 1984. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. Instead, added “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated sleeve with mid-sized “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-2; Side 2: YEX 127-4.

9. Ninth pressing, end of spring 1984 until 1987. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated sleeve with mid-sized “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-3; Side 2: YEX 127-4.

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