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Twist And Shout, Parlophone GEP 8882.

Published November 11th, 2011

Twist And Shout, Parlophone GEP 8882, July 12, 1963. It is first The Beatles EP and it is first EP in history of Pop-Music which has entered into hit-parade of singles (№4 in charts of “New Musical Express”).

The original EP sleeve were made Garrod & Lofthouse have front laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps.

Later sleeves from the sixties have laminated rounded or diagonal-cut flaps and a tab cut on the back side opening. Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing, July 12, 1963. The first pressing has black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center with MKT or KT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-1N (or -2N), Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

Type 1. Sans-serif print and MKT tax code:

Mistitled as “Do You Want A Know A Secret”. KT tax code:

Type 2. Time New Roman print:

Second variation:

2. Second pressing, 1964. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. With Sans-serif or Time New Roman print. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

3. Third pressing, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

4. Fourth pressing, late 1966 – summer 1969. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Push-out or solid center. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

5. Fifth pressing, summer 1969 – 1973. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

Type 1: early 1969. JKT tax code on the side 1.

Type 2: later pressing.

6. Sixth pressing, 1978 – 1981. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

The Beatles’s Hits, Parlophone GEP 8880.

Published November 11th, 2011

The Beatles’s Hits, Parlophone GEP 8880, September 6, 1963. The original EP sleeve were made Garrod & Lofthouse have front laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and “Garrod” at the center bottom.

Some sleeve were printed by Buckland Printers have flaps with a diagonal-cut on the back side and “BuPr” in the lower right corner.

Later sleeves from the sixties have laminated rounded or diagonal-cut flaps and a tab cut on the back side opening. Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing, September 6, 1963. The first pressing has black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print, but without “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center with KT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 760-1N (or -2N), Side 2: 7TCE 761-1N.

2. Second pressing, autumn 1963. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center with KT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 760-1N (or -2N), Side 2: 7TCE 761-1N.

Type 1. Sans-serif print:

Type 2. Time New Roman print:

3. Third pressing, spring 1965 – late 1966. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 760-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 761-1N.

3.1. Push-out center (spring 1965):

3.2. Standard solid center with convex ring and tax code (late 1966):

3.3. Solid center with sunken ring and tax code (1967):

3.3.1. Texture label.

3.3.2. Glossy label.

4. Fourth pressing, late 1967 – summer 1969. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 760-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 761-1N.

Later pressing, 1968. Sans-serif print:

5. Fifth pressing, summer 1969 – 1973. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 760-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 761-1N (or -1).

Solid center:

Push-out center:

6. Sixth pressing, 1978 – 1981. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 760-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 761-2.

The Beatles №1, Parlophone GEP 8883.

Published November 11th, 2011

The Beatles №1, Parlophone GEP 8883, November 1, 1963. The original EP sleeve were made Garrod & Lofthouse have front laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and “Garrod” at the center bottom.

Some sleeve were printed by Buckland Printers have flaps with a diagonal-cut on the back side and “BuPr” in the lower right corner.

Later sleeves from the sixties have laminated rounded or diagonal-cut flaps and a tab cut on the back side opening. Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing,  November 1, 1963. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center, with MKT or KT tax code, or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 764-1N, Side 2: 7TCE 765-1N.

1.1. Time New Roman print. First label variation with MKT tax code on the side 2:

Second label variation with KT tax code on the side 1:

1.2. Crossover pressing without tax code:

1.3. Sans-serif print, later pressing. Push-out center.

Solid center, later pressing (1966).

2. Second pressing, summer 1969 – 1973. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 764-1N, Side 2: 7TCE 765-1N.

3. Third pressing, 1978 – 1981. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 764-1N, Side 2: 7TCE 765-1N.

All My Loving, Parlophone GEP 8891.

Published November 11th, 2011

All My Loving, Parlophone GEP 8891, Fabruary 7, 1964. The original EP sleeve were made Garrod & Lofthouse have front laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and “Garrod” at the center bottom.

Later sleeves from the sixties have laminated rounded or diagonal-cut flaps and a tab cut on the back side opening. Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing, Fabruary 7, 1964. The first pressing has black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center with KT or RKT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 790-1N, Side 2: 7TCE 791-1N.

2. Second pressing, 1964. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Push-out or solid center. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 790-1N, Side 2: 7TCE 791-1N.

3. Third pressing, summer 1969 – 1973. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 790-1N, Side 2: 7TCE 791-1N.

4. Fourth pressing, 1978 – 1981. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 790-2 (possible -1), Side 2: 7TCE 791-2 (possible -1).

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