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Early Years (1) & (2), Phoenix Records PHX 1004 & PHX 1005.

Published June 14th, 2012

1. First pressing, release July 17, 1981. Phoenix Records is a division of Audiofidelity Enterprises (UK). Phoenix Records was founded in the late 70s as a budget label. Both albums contain tracks recorded by Ted Taylor at the Star Club in Hamburg, in December 1962. For the covers design was used photos by Dezo Hoffmann.

The first pressing of albums have the sleeves with the same black-and-white photos of John, Paul, Ringo and George are located on the red (Volume One) and blue (Volume Two) backgrounds. Back sides include a track lists sleeves, white print on a black background.

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First pressings have a white labels with black prints. Rimtext on labels the wording is: “All Rights Of The Manufacturer Of And The Owner Of The Recoded Work Reserved Unauthorised Public Performans Broadcasting And Copying Of This Record Prohibited”. “Made In Gt. Britain” placed at the bottom of the labels. Matrix numbers: Volume One: PHX 1004-A / PHX 1004-B; Volume Two: PHX 1005-A / PHX 1005-B.

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2. Second pressing, 1983. All subsequent pressings have a black-and-white sleeves without backgrounds, but with red (Volume One) and blue (Volume Two) titles of the albums over the photos.

Records have a red labels with black prints. Rimtext on labels the wording is: “All Rights Of The Produced Of And The Owner Of The Work Reproduced Reserved Unauthorised Copying, Hering, Lending, Public Performans And Broadcasting Of This Record Prohibited”. Matrix numbers: Volume One: PHX 1004-A / PHX 1004-B; Volume Two: PHX 1005-A / PHX 1005-B.

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