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Get Back / Don’t Let Me Down, Apple R 5777.

Published December 1st, 2011

1. First pressing, April 11, 1969. The records were housed in glossy black die-cut sleeves with green Apple logo and straight top.

Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2. First label variation have “Sold In U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists” text, but does not have NCB at the end of the publishing credit. Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p). The labels are quite dark although the actual shade of green varies greatly among copies. With or without KT tax code. Push-out or solid center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE.21296-1U, Side B: 7XCE.21297-1U.

While the labels with NCB were printed later, they almost certainly were used on first pressings along with the earlier labels.

Push-out center:

Solid center:

2. Second pressing, summer 1969 – September 1970. Dark green label with publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p). With or without KT tax code. Push-out or solid center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE.21296-1U, Side B: 7XCE.21297-1U.

3. Third pressing, March 6, 1976. From “The Beatles Collection 1962-1970″ box set (BS-24). These pressings have original top-opening sleeve with green front and pictures back.

Light green label with publishing year printed with big copyright symbol (P). Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE.21296-1, Side B: 7XCE.21297-1U.

4. Fourth pressing, December 6, 1982. From “The Beatles Singles Collection” blue box set(BSCP-1). These pressings have original top-opening pictures sleeve.

Light green-yellow label with publishing year printed with big copyright symbol (P). Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE.21296-1, Side B: 7XCE.21297-1U.

5. Fifth pressing, beginning of the 90s. The final pressing has silver label with black textur print and logo. Rimtext embossed on the trail off area. The rimtext wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”.

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