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Beatles For Sale, Parlophone, PCS 3062.

Published July 16th, 2011

Beatles For Sale, Parlophone, PCS 3062, December 4, 1964, stereo. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides. With outline “stereo” on the front.

1. First pressing. December 4, 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. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-1; Side 2: YEX 143-1.

2. Second pressing, 1965 – until 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. laminated front and back cover, with outline “stereo” on front gatefold cover. Inside flipback. 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 142-1; Side 2: YEX 143-1.

Variation A. By now the change came in and the rimtext started with “The Gramophone Co.” and “Recording First Published 1964” was changed to (p) 1964.

Variation B. Misprint with label error: I’m A Losser on the Side 1.

3. Third pressing, summer 1969 until 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 142-1; Side 2: YEX 143-1.

4. Fourth pressing, November 1969 untin 1970. Black label with one black-white EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone CO Ltd…” rim text and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated gatefold flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. Sepia or black & white “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-1; Side 2: YEX 143-1.

Variation A. Early version 1969.

Variation B. More common variant of the 1970 one box label with the addition of “33 1/3” and “STEREO” text.

5. Fifth 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 outline “stereo” on the front side. Sepia color “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-1; Side 2: YEX 143-1.

6. Sixth 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 outline “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-1 (or -2 ; -3; -4); Side 2: YEX 143-1 (or -2; -3; -4).

7. Seventh 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 gatefold sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-5; Side 2: YEX 143-6.

8. Eighth 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 gatefold sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-5; Side 2: YEX 143-5 (or -6).

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