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Beatles For Sale №2, Parlophone GEP 8938.

Published November 11th, 2011

Beatles For Sale №2, Parlophone GEP 8938, June 4, 1965. The Garrod & Lofthouse sleeves have rounded or diagonal-cut flaps at the top and bottom and a side tab.

The Ernest J. Day sleeves have angle-cut flaps at the top and bottom and a side tab.

Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing, April 6, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1964″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Push-out center. Tax codes WKT, KT and KJT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 874-1, Side 2: 7TCE 875-1.

First variation with WKT code:

Second variation with KT code:

2. Second pressing, summer 1965 – summer 1969. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1964″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Push-out or solid center. Tax codes KT or KJT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 874-1, Side 2: 7TCE 875-1.

3. Third pressing, summer 1969 – 1973. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1964″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code.  Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 874-1, Side 2: 7TCE 875-1.

4. Fourth pressing, 1978 – 1981. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 874-2, Side 2: 7TCE 875-2.

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