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Beatles For Sale, Parlophone, PMC 1240.

Published July 16th, 2011

Beatles For Sale, Parlophone, PMC 1240, December 4, 1964, mono. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides. With outline “mono” 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: XEX 503-3N; Side 2: XEX 504-3N. Later pressings has the same labels, but other matrix numbers -3N/-4N and -4N/-3N (crossover pressings) and -4N/-4N.

Variation A:

Variation B:

2. Second pressing, summer 1981 until August 1982. Black label with yellow Parlophone logo and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 7 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated gatefold outer sleeve with outline “mono” on front. White paper standard EMI inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 503-4N (or -5); Side 2: XEX 504-3N.

3. Third pressing, 1987 – 1991. Black label with two silver 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 COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, HIRING AND RENTAL…”. “MADE IN ENGLAND” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated gatefold outer sleeve with outline “mono” on the front and with barcode on the back side. Sleeves early 90′s have Apple logo on the back side. Misprint matrix numbers on the both labels (YEX 142 and YEX 143). Matrix numbers on the trail area: Side One: XEX 503-6-1-1 D; Side 2: XEX 504-5-1-1. Play mono.

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