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Paperback Writer / Rain, Parlophone R 5452.

Published December 19th, 2011

1. First pressing, June 10, 1966. The records were housed in the Type 7 (three different versions) company sleeves. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(P) 1966″. 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 18380-2, Side B: 7XCE 18381-1 (or -2).

Type 1 labels have large (P) befor the publishing year:

Type 2 labels have small (p) befor the publishing year:

2. Second pressing, 1967. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(P) 1966″. 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. Solid center only. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18380-2, Side B: 7XCE 18381-2.

3. Third pressing, 1969 – 1971. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(P) 1966″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written “GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.”  Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18380-2 (possible -3), Side B: 7XCE 18381-2.

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) 1966″. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18380-4, Side B: 7XCE 18381-2.

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 rim text 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 18380-4, Side B: 7XCE 18381-4.

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.

 

7. Seventh pressing, April 17, 2010. New catalogue number (barcode): 5 099964 163970 / R6813. Release Record Store Day, 2010. Limited Edition to 1,000 UK Copies. Remastered by George and Giles Martin, 2009. This edition has the unique dark-blue die-cut Parlophone sleeve.

And also unique dark-blue labels with all information on the Side A. Matrix numbers (hand etched): Side A: R6813 BA00258-01 A1, Side B: R6813 BA00258-01 B1.

 

 

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