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Twist And Shout, Parlophone GEP 8882.

Published November 11th, 2011

Twist And Shout, Parlophone GEP 8882, July 12, 1963. It is first The Beatles EP and it is first EP in history of Pop-Music which has entered into hit-parade of singles (№4 in charts of “New Musical Express”).

The original EP sleeve were made Garrod & Lofthouse have front laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps.

Later sleeves from the sixties have laminated rounded or diagonal-cut flaps and a tab cut on the back side opening. Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing, July 12, 1963. The first pressing has black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center with MKT or KT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-1N (or -2N), Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

Type 1. Sans-serif print and MKT tax code:

Mistitled as “Do You Want A Know A Secret”. KT tax code:

Type 2. Time New Roman print:

Second variation:

2. Second pressing, 1964. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. With Sans-serif or Time New Roman print. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

3. Third pressing, 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) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

4. Fourth pressing, late 1966 – 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) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Push-out or solid center. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

5. Fifth 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) 1963″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

Type 1: early 1969. JKT tax code on the side 1.

Type 2: later pressing.

6. Sixth 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 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

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