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Yellow Submarine, Odeon PPCS 7070.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1969. The Odeon label was an EMI subsidiary that pressed Beatles LP to be shipped out and distributed abroad. Thus, small quantities of this album on Odeon may have been pressed for distribution in Portugal. Album have same Apple flipback and front laminated sleeve with red lines above and below rear sleevenote. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Black and white Odeon label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 715-1; Side 2: YEX 716-1. Black inner sleeve.

Sleeve have gold and red Odeon sticker on the back side.

Abbey Road, Parlophone PPCS 7088.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1969. Album have same Apple full laminated sleeve with gold and red Parlophone sticker on the back side. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

1. First pressing, 1969. Black & Yellow Parlophone label with “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” rim print, without “Her Majesty” credit. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 749-2; Side 2: YEX 750-1. Black inner sleeve.

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Decca contract pressing:

2. Second pressing, November 1969 until 1970. Black label with one silver EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text, without “Her Majesty” credit. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 749-2; Side 2: YEX 750-1.

Hey Jude, Parlophone P-CPCS 106.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1970. Full laminated sleeve with Parlophone logo on the back side or Apple sleeve with gold Parlophone sticker on the back side. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

1. First pressing, 1970. Black & silver Parlophone labels with one boxed EMI logo. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEEX 150-1; Side 2: YEEX 151-1. White inner sleeve (patent #1125555 “Made In England”).

Decca contract pressing. Very limited edition was produced in a factory of Decca Records under a contract with EMI. This pressing has the most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.

2-3. Second and third pressings, 1970 and 1971-1973. Second and third pressings of the Hey Jude has full laminated sleeve with Apple logo on the back side and record with dark green Apple label (2nd press) and light green Apple label (3rd press). See Apple editions.

Let It Be, Parlophone P-PCS 7096.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1970. Full laminated sleeve with Parlophone logo on the back side. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. White inner sleeve (patent #1125555 “Made In England”). This export album could be sold with Apple PXS 1 box set and also could be sold separately.

1. First pressing, 1970. Original EMI pressing, .  Black & silver Parlophone labels with one boxed EMI logo. The label can have PCS or P-PCS prefix before catalog number. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 773-2U (-3U); Side 2: YEX 774-2U (-3U).

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Irish contract pressing, 1970. During 1970 EMI produced copies of the Beatles Apple label albums on Parlophone single EMI boxed label for export to small countries which did not have their own pressing plants and also due to the fact that the Beatles new Apple label was not registered/ recognised. This copy of Let it Be bears the single EMI box Parlophone British label used for these export issues with ‘Made in Gt Britain’ and ‘ The Gramophone co ltd’ rim message, however in error it also bears the layout and wording of the Apple label for the Irish first pressing displaying ‘Made in the Rep of Ire’ and also ‘An Apple Record’ to both sides all in the postion of where Apple label wording should be.

Also another major noticeable error is the positioning of the title in relation to the Parlophone logo is far too close- this positioning was only used on Apple label discs both UK and Ireland issue. The only number found in the entire two run out grooves (apart from the matrix numbers) is a solitary ‘7’ to side two- with no EMI letters at all at 3 o’clock, perhaps also indicating a contract pressing which were frequently made of use for export issues.

Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 773-2U (-3U); Side 2: YEX 774-2U (-3U).

Decca contract pressing. Very limited edition was produced in a factory of Decca Records under a contract with EMI. This pressing has the most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.

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2. Second pressing, 1970. Second pressing of the Let It Be export edition has same full laminated sleeve with Parlophone logo on the back side and record with first dark green Apple label. See Apple editions.

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