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Love, Apple 094637 98081 1.

Published April 28th, 2017

First pressing, release:  April 30, 2007. After being asked by the remaining Beatles, Ringo and Paul, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, to make experimental mixes from their master tapes for a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin and his son Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create LOVE. The idea for using the Beatles’ music in a Cirque du Soleil production had originally come from Harrison, who died in November 2001, through his friendship with the company’s founder, Guy Laliberté. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles created a unique soundscape. The release of the album, which is also featured in the Cirque du Soleil/Beatles collaborative production of the same name at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Gatefold sleeve:

The first pressing has a gatefold sleeve with Apple, Parlophone and Cirque Du Solril logos on back side and date 2007, and with credits: “Beatles”, “Apple” and the Apple logos are trademarks of Apple Corps. Ltd”…

The first pressing has a round dark tan label with a diameter of 32 mm with yellow and white text and number 379 8081.

Record 1 have the red labels with yellow prints and with Parlophone and Apple logos on 9 o’clock. Record 2 have the yellow labels with red prints and with Parlophone and Apple logo on 9 o’clock. On the 7′ o’clock all labels there is serial number 094637 98081 1. Matrix numbers: Side A: 3798081 A-2; Side B: 3798081 B-2; Side C: 3798081 C-2; Side D: 3798081 D-2.

Booklet:

The first pressing has the 28-pages color booklet with Apple, Parlophone and Cirque Du Solril logos on back side and number 094637 98081 1, and with credits: “Beatles”, “Apple” and the Apple logos are trademarks of Apple Corps. Ltd”.

Second pressing, release:  November 20, 2014. This album has the other serial number: 6 025470 4850 9. The second pressing has a gatefold sleeve with Apple and Cirque Du Solril logos on back side and date 2006, and with credits: “Beatles” is a trademarks of Apple Corps. Ltd”.

The second pressing has a round red label with white and yellow text and number 0602547048509.

Record 1 have the red labels with yellow prints and only Apple logos on 9 o’clock. Record 2 have the yellow labels with red prints and only Apple logo on 9 o’clock. On the 7′ o’clock all labels there is serial number 0602547048509. Matrix number variations:

Variation 1: Side A: BE 67959-01 A2; Side B: BE 67959-01 B2  i…i; Side C: BE 67959-02 C1; Side D:BE 67959-02 D1  i…i.

Variation 2: Side A: BE 67959-02 A2; Side B: BE 67959-02 B2  i…i; Side C: BE 67959-02 C1; Side D: BE 67959-02 D1  i…i

Booklet:

The first pressing has the 28-pages color booklet with Apple and Cirque Du Solril logos on back side and number 0602547048509, and with credits: “Beatles” is a trademarks of Apple Corps. Ltd”.

Compare the reverse booklets of the first and second editions:

1st. edition 2007:

2nd. edition 2014:

 

 

Yellow Submarine Songtrack, Apple 7243 5 21481 1 0.

Published December 13th, 2016

First pressing, release: September 13, 1999. When Yellow Submarine was first released in January 1969, coinciding with the animated cartoon film, the only Beatles tracks were on side one. Side two was devoted entirely to George Martin’s musical score for movie. Thirty years later it was decided to restore the film, digitalising the soundtrack in the process, and songtrack album is a result of that remastering. Released in 1999, it was the first collection of Beatles songs to get a digital remix, but more significantly it dispensed with the film score that had appeared on side two and included instead most of the other songs featured in the film that hadn’t appeared on the earlier LP.

Gatefold sleeve:

First issue has a gatefold sleeve with credits at nine lines on the back side. The very first pressings of sleeve carry a credit ”Sleeve design by Fiona Andreanelli @ Apple Corps. Ltd”. The credit was deleted from later pressing. Four credits carry are very small copyright symbols. Copyright of EMI was marked by symbol ℗. The other three copyrights was marked by symbols ©.

Barcode has the catalog number with the intervals between the numerals: 7243 5 21481 1 0. The Apple logo appears as dark green-yellow apple.

The very first records were pressed on yellow vinyl. Standard black vinyl pressing was also issued a bit later. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 521481 1 A-1-1-1; Side 2: 521481 1 B-1-1-1.

Yellow vinyl:

Black vinyl:

Second pressing, 2000. Gatefold sleeve with credits at eight lines on the back side. ”Sleeve design by Fiona Andreanelli @ Apple Corps. Ltd” was deleted. All copyrights was marked by big symbols ©.

Barcode has the catalog number without the intervals between the numerals: 724352148110. The Apple logo appears as light green apple.

Black vinyl only. Same labels and same matrix numbers: Side 1: 521481 1 A-1-1-1; Side 2: 521481 1 B-1-1-1.

The Beatles Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews, Polydor 2683 068.

Published December 9th, 2016

Release July 30, 1976. “The Beatles Tapes From the David Wigg Interviews”, is an audio album of interviews with the band and journalist David Wigg, who interviewed the individual Beatles at various points from December 1968 or January 1969 to December 1973, and excerpts from some of these recordings constitute the album’s spoken words. Although he was a columnist; ‘Young London’ for the London newspaper The Evening News, the interviews were intended for broadcast on Radio 1’s ‘Scene and Heard. Interspersed among the interview excerpts are instrumental performances of Beatles songs, played by other musicians. The Beatles tried to prevent the album’s publication, but it was released in the United Kingdom on 1976 under the Polydor label.

Double album, includes a front laminated black gatefold sleeve and six-pages booklet with various black & white photos 1963-75. Booklet stapled inside. Record housed in a plain white paper inner sleeves.

Records have a red labels with black Polydor logos. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 2478089 A//1 ▽ 420 03; Side 2: 2478089 B//1 ▽ 420 03; Side 3 : 2478090 A//1 ▽ 420 03/ Side 4: 2478090 B//1 ▽ 420 03.  Possible matrix numbers: Record 1: A//2, B//2; Record 2: A//2; A//3; A//4.

 

The Beatles 1, Apple 7243 529325 1 1.

Published November 21st, 2016

First pressing, release: November 13, 2000. Surprising though it may seem, when “1” was released it was the first single-album compilation of Beatles hits since “20 Greatest Hits” 18 years earlier. The idea was simple, a collection of all The Beatles’ No.1 hits in the UK and US. Although the majority of their singles topped the charts in both countries, the first and last tracks on the compilation illustrated how this was not always the case. The songs on 1 were remastered specifically for the release in 2000. The remastering was overseen by Peter Mew of Abbey Road Studios and took place there.

The first pressing has a gatefold sleeve with Apple logo on back side and date 2000, and with credits: “Beatles”, “Apple” and the Apple logos are trademarks of Apple Corps. Ltd”.

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The album included the four celebrated portraits of the group by photographer Richard Avedon…

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…and a 24″ by 36″ poster of 126 different singles picture sleeves.

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Records was housed in a original pictures inner sleeves with cut-out on the back sides.

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Records have red labels and perimeter prints with Apple logo on 3′ o’clock, and date 2000. On the 12′ o’clock there is number 7243 529325 1 1. Also on the 3′ o’clock there is serial numbers below numbers of sides. Matrix number variations:

Variation 1: early matrix numbers: side 1: 5293251 3A1 SRz (scratched with error: 5 instead of 6); side 2: 5293261 B-01-1-3 (stamped) SRz (scratched); side 3: 5293271 A-02-1-3 (stamped); side 4: 5293271 B-01-1-3 (stamped) SRz (scratched).

More correctly, numbers stamped and SRz scratched:

Variation 2: 5293261 A-01-1-3 SRz / 5293261 B-01-1-2 SRz / 5293271 A-02-1-2 / 5293271 B-01-2 SRz.

Variation 3: 5293261 A-01-1-3 SRz / 5293261 B-01-1-3 SRz / 5293271 A-02-1-2 / 5293271 B-01-1-2 SRz.

Variation 4: 5293261 A-01-1-3 SRz / 5293261 B-01-1-3 SRz / 5293271 A-02-1-2 / 5293271 B-01-1-2 SRz.

In addition, 100 last special copies of the “1” was manufactured at the Hayes, EMI UK. This certifies that this item is among the last 100 copies ever pressed at the EMI manufacturing plant on January 8th 2001 and bears the unique matrix numbers: 5293261 A-100 / 5293261 B-100 & 5293271 A-100 / 5293271 B-100. A very rare item was given only to selected EMI & manufacturing plant employees. For each copy of the attached certificate of authenticity signed by Alan McElroy, Senior Manufacturing Director, EMI Music.

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This records was manufactured by Hayes, EMI UK.

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Records manufactured by EU.

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Second pressing, release: December 4, 2014. Apple – Universal 0602537600793. At this time, for the album were used recordings remastered in 2009. Gatefold sleeve with Apple and Universal logos on back side. Text: “Didital Remasters 2009… 2014 Apple Corps. Ltd… 0602537600793”. The album included the four celebrated portraits of the group by photographer Richard Avedon and a 24″ by 36″ poster of 126 different singles picture sleeves. Records was housed in a original pictures inner sleeves with cut-out on the back sides.

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On the shrink wrap appeared yellow sticker with red print “The Beatles 27 Classic No. 1 Singles”.

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Records have red labels and very small perimeter prints with Apple logo on 3′ o’clock. Serial number, year of publication and year of remastering appeared in perimeter print.

Matrix numbers: Side 1: 11142 1А (or 2A) 00602537600793000000; Side 2: 11142 1В  00602537600793000000; Side 3: 11142 1С  00602537600793000000; Side 4: 11142 1D  00602537600793000000.

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Third pressing, release: November 6, 2015. Apple – Universal 0602547567901. The remastering was overseen by Giles Martin, the son of esteemed Beatles producer George Martin.

Sound engineer Miles Showell joined Abbey Road Studios from Metropolis Mastering in 2013. He controlled 1/2 speed mastering for the “1”, when analog source was played back at half speed and the cutting lathe is also run at half speed while cutting the lacquer.

Gatefold sleeve with Apple and Universal logos on back side. Text: “…2015 Apple Corps. Ltd… …Made In Germany. 0602547597901. Universal International Music…, Netherlands”. The album included the four celebrated portraits of the group by photographer Richard Avedon and a 24″ by 36″ poster of 126 different singles picture sleeves. Records was housed in a original pictures inner sleeves with cut-out on the back sides.

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Records have red labels and micro perimeter prints with Apple and Universal logos on 3′ o’clock. Serial number and year of publication appeared in perimeter print.

Miles Showell, who controlled Abbey Road’s 1/2 speed mastering. His name appears in the matrix numbers: Side 1: 47567956 MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED  BF06330-01 A2; Side 2: 47567949 BF06330-01 B1  MILES ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED; Side 3: 47567956 BF06330-02  C1  ABBEY ROAD ½ SPEED; Side 4: 47567956 MILES AR  ½ SPEED  BF06330-02 D1  STAN RICKER  R.I.P. & THANK YOU.

“Stan Ricker R.I.P. & Thank You” – This inscription appeared in memory of the legendary mastering and recording engineer Stan Ricker which the passed away in June 2015. Ricker first made his mastering presence known as a disc cutter along with Jack Hunt, for the original Mobile Fidelity 1/2 speed mastered LPs released in the 1970s and 1980s. Ricker mastered the original Mo-Fi Beatles box set in the early ’80s. Stan Ricker belongs to the Hollywood Sapphire Group, and formerly was a member of the Audio Engineering Society. He was voted “Disk Cutting Engineer of the Year” in 1981 by “Playboy Readers Poll” and was voted “Recording Engineer of the Year” in 1984.”

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P.S. Comparison of spines of these three editions (down to up): 2000, 2014, 2015.

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