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Please, Please Me / Ask Me Why, Parlophone R 4983.

Published December 20th, 2011

1. First pressing, 45-R 4983, January 11, 1963. The records were housed in Type 1 or Type 2 company sleeves. Red label with silver print. 45-R prefix in record number. These labels have “PARLOPHONE” in large stylized letters at the top and the Parlophone £ logo at 3 o’clock. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″. Red label pressings can be found with ZT, MT, MPT and PT tax code, or without. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17218-1N.

Type 1 labels have “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” printed below the Parlophone £ logo:

Type 2 labels do not have “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN”:

2. Second pressing, 45-R 4983, spring 1963. Black label with silver print. 45-R prefix in record number. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″. “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Can be found with PT, MPT or MT tax code. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17218-1N.

3. Third pressing, R 4983, sammer – autumn 1963. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″. “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Can be found with MPT, MT or KT tax code. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17218-1N.

4. Fourth pressing, R 4983, 1964. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″ and “SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS” text. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17218-1N.

Type 1 labels have “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print:

Type 2 labels have a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” printed at the start perimeter print and PARLOPHONE TRADEMARK logo’s are now smaller:

5. Fifth pressing, R 4983, 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. Publishing year printed as: (p) 1963. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-2, Side B: 7XCE 17218-2.

6. Sixth pressing, 45-R 4983, December 6, 1982. From “The Beatles Singles Collection” blue box set (BSCP-1). These pressings have original top-opening pictures sleeve.

Returned at the old style. Red label with silver print. These labels have “PARLOPHONE” in large stylized letters at the top and side numbers as ‘A’ SIDE and ‘B’ SIDE and PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN credit. “Manufactured In The UK by EMI Records…” printed at the start perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-3, Side B: 7XCE 17218-3.

7. Seventh 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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