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Help! / I’m Down, Parlophone R 5305.

Published December 19th, 2011

1. First pressing, July 23, 1965. The records were housed in the Type 5 company sleeves. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1965″. 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. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18280-2; Side B: 7XCE 18281-2.

2. Second pressing, summer 1965 – early 1966. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1965″. 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. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18280-2; Side B: 7XCE 18281-2.

Decca Records contract pressing:

3. Third pressing, early 1969. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1965″. The beginning of the perimeter print was erroneous written “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” and with “SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS” text. Solid center only. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18280-2; Side B: 7XCE 18281-2.

4. Fourth pressing, 1969 – 1971. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1965″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written “PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” It is not known why EMI used “PARLOPHONE” perimeter print label backdrops for this later pressing. Most likely it was a mistake. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18280-2; Side B: 7XCE 18281-2.

5. Fifth 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) 1965″. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18280-2; Side B: 7XCE 18281-2.

6. Sixth 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 18280-4; Side B: 7XCE 18281-4.

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

We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper, Parlophone R 5389.

Published December 19th, 2011

1. First pressing, December 3, 1965. The records were housed in the Type 6 or Type 7 company sleeves. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1965″. 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 18341-14 (possible -4), Side B: 7XCE 18342-1.

Misprint. Day Tripper labels on the both sides. Plays normally:

R5382T2-1R5389T2-2

Crossover pressing, December, 1965:

2. Second pressing, early 1966. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1965″. 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. Push-out center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18341-14 (possible -4), Side B: 7XCE 18342-1.

Type 1 labels have “NORTHERN SONGS, NCB” in two lines and “(p) 1965″ below the matrix numbers:

Crossover pressing with Type 1 label on the side 1 and Type 2 label on the side 2:

Type 2 labels have Times New Roman print “NORTHERN SONGS, NCB” in three lines and “(p) 1965″ above the matrix numbers:

3. Third pressing, 1969 – 1971. Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(P) 1965″. The beginning of the perimeter print was written “GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.”  Push-out or solid center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18341-4, Side B: 7XCE 18342-1.

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) 1965″. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18341-4, Side B: 7XCE 18342-1.

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 18341-6, Side B: 7XCE 18342-1.

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. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18341-6-Q2, Side B: 7XCE 18342-1-Q2.

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.

 

 

Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine, Parlophone R 5493.

Published December 19th, 2011

1. First pressing,  August 5, 1966. The records were housed in the Type 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 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 18395-1, Side B: 7XCE 18396-1.

Type 1 labels have “NORTHERN SONGS, NCB” in three lines and “(p) 1966″ above the matrix numbers. Push-out center:

Solid center:

Type 2 labels have Times New Roman print “NORTHERN SONGS, NCB” in three lines and “(p) 1966″ above the matrix numbers.

Type 3 labels have “NORTHERN SONGS, NCB” in two lines and “(p) 1966″ below the matrix numbers. Push-out center:

Solid center:

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 18395-1, Side B: 7XCE 18396-1.

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.”  Push-out or solid center. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18395-1 (possible -2), Side B: 7XCE 18396-1 (possible -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) 1965″. Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 18395-3, Side B: 7XCE 18396-3.

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 18395-3, Side B: 7XCE 18396-3.

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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