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Lady Madonna / The Inner Light, Parlophone R 5675.

Published December 19th, 2011

1. First pressing,  March 15, 1968. The records were housed in the Type 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 company sleeves. Initial pressings of the single came with a square two-sided flyer measuring just under six inches promotiing the Official Beatles Fan Club on one side and the monthly magazine The Beatles Book on the other side.

Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1968″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written “GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.” and “SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS” text. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18438-3, Side B: 7XCE 18439-2.

Push-out center:

Solid center:

2. Second pressing, spring – summer, 1968. Second pressings of this single are exactly the same as first pressings but did not include the Official Beatles Fan Club insert. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18438-3, Side B: 7XCE 18439-2.

3. Third pressing, 1969 – 1971. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1968″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written “GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.”  Push-out or solid center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18438-3 (possible -4), Side B: 7XCE 18439-2.

4. Fourth 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 “(p) 1968″. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18438-5, Side B: 7XCE 18439-3.

5. Fifth 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 18438-5, Side B: 7XCE 18439-3.

6. Sixth 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…”. Housed in original plain black die-cut sleeve.

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