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I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy, Parlophone R 5084.

Published December 19th, 2011

1. First pressing, November 29, 1963. The records were housed in the Type 3 company sleeves. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written with a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.”. Tax code KT. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17559-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17560-1N.

Type 1 labels do not have “NCB” at the end of the publishing credit:

Type 2 labels have “NCB” at the end of the publishing credit:

Decca Records contract pressings:

Type 1 labels do not have “NCB” at the end of the publishing credit:

Crossover pressing. The labels have “NCB” at the end of the publishing credit on the side 2:

Type 2 labels have “NCB” at the end of the publishing credit on both sides:

Oriole Records contract pressing.

Push-out center:

Solid center:

2. Second pressing, autumn 1964 – summer 1965. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” and “SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS” text. Tax code KT. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17559-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17560-1N.

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

Black label with silver EMI logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT BRITAIN” printed at the end of the perimeter print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″ Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17559-3, Side B: 7XCE 17560-3.

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

Black label with silver EMI logo and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. Instead, added “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17559-3, Side B: 7XCE 17560-4.

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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