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Yellow Submarine, Apple PCS 7070.

Published October 5th, 2011

Yellow Submarine, Apple PCS 7070, January 17, 1969, stereo. Album have front laminated flipback sleeve. Covers were manufactured by Garrod and Lofthouse. The stereo covers have PCS 7070 and Stereo in the upper right corner and red lines above and below rear sleevenote. The initial stereo covers have no information on the flaps. Later stereo sleeves have “Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patent No. 943,895” on the lower flap. The records were housed in black inner sleeves with a die-cut circular opening on one side to expose the Apple label. These sleeves were most likely manufactured by Harrison & Sons.

1. First pressing, January 17, 1969. Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2. Label have “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines and “Sold In U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists” text. Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p). Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-1; Side 2: YEX 716-1.

Some copies have a dots in the matrix numbers (YEX.715 / YEX.716)

2. Second pressing, between spring 1969 – September 1970. Dark green label with “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines. Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p) and small 33 1/3. Front laminated flipback sleeve. Covers were manufactured by Garrod and Lofthouse with PCS 7070 and Stereo in the upper right corner and red lines above and below rear sleevenote. Sleeves have “Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patent No. 943,895” on the lower flap. The records were housed in white paper Apple inner sleeves. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-1 (or -2, late -3); Side 2: YEX 716-1.

Variation A.

Variation B. Crossover pressing. Label have small 33 1/3 on the side 1 and big 33 1/3 on the side 2.

Variation C. Later pressing. Label has big 33 1/3 on both sides.

3. Third pressing,1971-1973 (posible until 1976). Light green label with “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines. Publishing year printed with big copyright symbol (P). Front laminated sleeve do not have flipbacks and do not have red lines above and below rear sleevenote. Covers were manufactured by Garrod and Lofthouse. The records were housed in standard white paper inner sleeves. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715 -3, Side 2: YEX 716-1.

Variation A.

Variation B. Mat label.

4. Fourth pressing, summer 1976-1980. Light green label with “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines. Publishing year printed with big copyright symbol (P). Label has a small yellow tint. Front laminated sleeve do not have flipbacks and do not have red lines. Covers were manufactured by Garrod and Lofthouse. The records were housed in standard white paper inner sleeves. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-4, Side 2: YEX 716-1.

5. Fifth pressing, 1981-1984. Green-yellow label with “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines. Publishing year printed with big copyright symbol (P). Unlaminated sleeve. Covers were manufactured by Garrod and Lofthouse. The records were housed in standard white paper inner sleeves. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-5 (or -6, possible -7), Side 2: YEX 716-2 (possible -3).

6. Sixth pressing, 1984-1991. Green-yellow label with “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines. The rimtext reached all the way around the labels. Importantly, around the 5 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Unlaminated sleeve. The records were housed in standard white paper inner sleeves. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-7, Side 2: YEX 716-3.

7. Seventh pressing, 90s. Yellow label with “An E.M.I. Recording” text on two lines. The rimtext also now doesn’t run all the way around the edge of the label. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 6 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Unlaminated sleeve with barcode on the back side. The records were housed in standard white paper inner sleeves. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-8-1-1, Side 2: YEX 716-5C-1-1.

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