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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…”.

From Me To You / Thank You Girl, Parlophone R 5015.

Published December 20th, 2011

1. First pressing, April 11, 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″. Can be found with MPT, MT or KT tax code. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17329-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17330-1N.

Type 1 labels have “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″ below the matrix number:

Type 2 labels have a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” printed at the start perimeter print and “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″ above the matrix number:

2. Second 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. Publishing year printed as: (p) 1963. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17329-2, Side B: 7XCE 17330-2.

3. Third 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. Importantly, 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 17329-2, Side B: 7XCE 17330-2.

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…”.

She Loves You / I’ll Get You, Parlophone R 5055.

Published December 20th, 2011

1. First pressing, August 23, 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″. “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Can be found with MPT, PT or KT tax code. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17395-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17396-1N.

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

Crossover pressings:

First version of cropssover label has “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print on the side 1 and a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” printed at the start perimeter print on the side 2:

Second version of crossover label has a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD printed at the start perimeter print on the side 1 and “Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print on the side 2:

Decca Records contract pressing (second version of crossover labels).

Type 2 labels have a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” and “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″ below the matrix number.

Decca Records contract pressing (Type 2):

Type 3 labels have a fully capitalized “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” and the matrix number in parenthesis below “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″.

2. Second 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. Publishing year printed as: (p) 1963. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17395-2, Side B: 7XCE 17396-2.

3. Third 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 17395-2, Side B: 7XCE 17396-2.

4. Fourth 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…”.

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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