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The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, Parlophone EMTV 4, Music For Pleasure MFP 4156761 and Apple 602557054996.

April 16th, 2013 Posted in 17. Beatles Compilations. Author:

Album was released May 6, 1977. Of the 13 tracks, six “All My Loving”, “She Loves You”, “Thing We Said Today”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Boys” and “Long Tall Sally” are from the concert of 28 August 1964. The remaining seven “Twist And Shout”, “She’s A Woman”, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”, “Ticket To Ride”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” are from the concert of 29 August 1965. They have been edited together successfully by George Martin to make a highly enjoyable live album. Because the original recordings were made on old-fashioned three-track machines, it was necessary to transfer them onto 16-track tape before George Martin and Geoff Emerick, his studio engineer, could filter, equalise and edit them. The major problem was that with continual use the tape heads of these old machines overheated and melted the magnetic tape. The resourceful Martin hit on the idea of using hair dryers blowing cold air to cool down the tape heads.

Unlaminated gatefold sleeve manufactured by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.:

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Special issue inner sleeves with The Beatles records catalog information:

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1. First pressing May 6, 1977. Release by Parlophone Records. Black and white picture labels with silver capitol stile perimeter print:  “…UNAUTHORISED COPYING PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED…” printed on the 5 o’clock. First matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 969-3U; Side Two: YEX 970-3Uwith “Mastered by Capitol” stamps and YEX 969-1, Side Two: YEX 970-1. Other matrix number variations: -4U/-3U; -3U/-4U; -5U/-3U; -5U/-4U; -2/-1; -2/-1; -5/-1; -2/-1.

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2. Second pressing between 1980 and 1984. Release by Parlophone Records. Black and white picture label with grey non-capitol stile perimeter print: “…Unauthorised  public performance broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited…” printed on  the 5 o’clock. Matrix number variations: YEX 969-6/YEX 969-6 (possible -7 or -8).

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3. Third pressing, Septenber 3, 1984. Release by Music For Pleasure Records, MFP 4156761. Unlaminated non-gatefold sleeve with MFP logo on the front and with bare code on the back side. Instead of the original inner sleeves were used standard white paper inner sleeves.

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Black and red oval labels with MFP logos and red print: “…unauthorised  public performance broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited…” printed on  the 6 o’clock. Matrix numbers: YEX 969-8-1-1/YEX 969-9-1-2.

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4. Fourth pressing, 1987 – 1990. Release by Music For Pleasure Records, MFP 41 56761. Unlaminated non-gatefold sleeve with red and maroon tickets on the front and maroon ticket on the back side. There is a bar code. Instead of the original inner sleeves were used standard white paper inner sleeves.

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Red labels with boxed MFP logos and black print: “…unauthorised  copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited…” printed on  the 6 o’clock. Matrix numbers: YEX 969-8-1-1/YEX 970-9-1-5.

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5. Fifth pressing (remastered), November 18, 2016. Entitled “The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl”, 602557054996. January 9th, 2016 Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group was released “The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl” on CD, a new album that captures the joyous exuberance of the band’s three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. A vinyl LP was released on November 18. The album includes a new gatefold sleeve with an essay by noted music journalist David Fricke, and its cover art features a sunny photo taken on August 22, 1964. The new album was assigned the new catalog number: 602557054996.

Light blue sticker with blue text has rounded edges.

Inner sleeve:

The remastering was overseen by Giles Martin. “A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they’d discovered some “Hollywood Bowl” three track tapes in their archive,” says Giles.
“We transferred them and noticed an improvement over the tapes we’ve kept in the London archive. Alongside this I’d been working for some time with a team headed by technical engineer James Clarke on demix technology, the ability to remove and separate sounds from a single track. With Sam Okell, I started work on remixing the Hollywood Bowl tapes. Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago.
Now there’s improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before. My father’s words still ring true, but what we hear now is the raw energy of four
lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania…” Vinyl mastered by Alex Wharton. His name is in the matrix numbers.

Known variants of matrix numbers:

Variant 1: BG44532-01 A1 5705499 / BG44532-01 B1 5705499.

Variant 2: BG44532-01 A1 5705499 1=µ / BG44532-01 B1 315 Alex i…i 5705499.

Variant 3 (doubtfully): BG44532-01 A1 5705499 4=V / BG44532-01 B1 311 Alex i…i 5705499.

Variant 4: BG44532-01 A1 Alex i…i 5705499 / BG44532-01 B1 Alex i…i 5705499.

 

Hey Jude, Parlophone PCS 7184.

March 22nd, 2013 Posted in 17. Beatles Compilations. Author:

Release May 21, 1979. Previously producible only on export to USA and British Commonwealth of Nations, this album eventually was official released in Britain nearly nine years after appearance in the USA. The album includes most of The Beatles’ later singles released in 1968 and 1969 together with both sides of the 1966 single “Paperback Writer”. Two rather odd and out of sequence inclusions are “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “I Should Have Know Better” both from the “A Hard Day’s Night” album that were included in place of “The Inner Light” and “Get Back” even though their respective A and B sides, “Lady Madonna” and “Don’t Let Me Down”, are included.

Full laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve.

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1. First pressing May 21, 1979. Black label with two white-black EMI logos 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. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 981-1, Side Two: YEX 982-1.

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2. Second pressing October 1980 until April 1984. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, 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 One: YEX 981-3, Side Two: YEX 982-1.

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3. Third pressing, 1984 until 1987. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print.  Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 981-3, Side Two: YEX 982-1.

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4. Fourth pressing, 1988 – early 90’s. Black label with silver Parlophone logo and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” right to left (reversionary) printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 12 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side One: YEX 981-3-1-1, Side Two: YEX 982-1-1-1.

Variation A. Black labels with white prints.

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Variation B. White labels with black prints. This is vary rare label variation. We do not know what it is, misprint or promo copy. Maybe that’s just part of the circulation which was manufactured with white labels. This edition has a standard sleeve with the barcode on the back.

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Parlophone french contract pressings.

Single:

Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus, Parlophone R 5655. Release November, 1967. Some copies of this single were pressed by Pathé Marconi in France. On these singles, the “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” print the bottom of the label was replaced by a “MADE IN FRANCE” print. These singles were presumably pressed during a shortage of vinyl in the UK or because of an overwhelming demand. This is the only UK Beatles single pressed in France. The records were housed in the Type 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 company sleeves (see 03. Beatles on Parlophone Records. Part – Singles). Black label with silver print. The publishing year was printed on the label, as “(p) 1967″. 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. Push-out or solid center. Tax code KT on the trail off area. Also, the pressing is distinguished by the two matrices: Side A: 7XCE 18433-1  M3 256671, Side B: 7XCE 18434-1  M3 256672.

  LPs

EMI temporarily ceased to release LPs in 1973 because to begin of the world oil crisis. LPs production was moved to France on Pathé Marconi for some time. We do not know the exact release date of this release, but we may not be wrong if we define the release date of the mid-70s (probably 1973-1975). It is on this French pressings appeared new changes in the Parlophone labels which later appeared in British labels. The start of the perimeter print was changed to “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…”. Instead, added “MADE IN FRANCE” text at the end of the perimeter print. The records were housed in British-printed covers. All discs were manufactured from the original British matrices and all disсs have original British and French matrix numbers on the trail off areas.

All discs are in British-printed covers bearing “MADE IN FRANCE” 30×20 mm. white stickers.

PCS 3042 “Please Please Me”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 94-1   M6 298109   PCS 3042A; Side 2: YEX 95-1  M6 298110   PCS 3042B.

PCS 3045 “With The Beatles”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 110-2  M6 298111    PCS 3045A; Side 2: YEX 111-3  M6 298112    PCS 3045B.

PCS 3058 “A Hard Day’s Night”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: M6 287397   04145A21; Side 2:  M6  287398    04145B21.

PCS 3062 “Beatles For Sale”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 142-1   M6 298113   PCS 3062A; Side 2: YEX 143-1   M6 298114   PCS 3062B.

PCS 3071 “Help!”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-2   M6 297256; Side 2: YEX 169-1   M6 297257.

PCS 3075 “Rubber Soul”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 3075 A  M6 287393  04115A 21; Side 2: 3075 B  M6  287394  04115B 21.

PCS 7009 “Revolver”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 605-2  M6  298115   PCS 7009A; Side 2:  YEX 606-2  M6  298553  PCS 7009B.

PCS 7016 “A Collection Of Beatles Oldies”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 619  21B  M6 251111  04258A  7016 A; Side 2:  YEX 620 21C  M6 288217   04258 B  7016B.

PCS 7027 “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 637-1   M6 297254; Side 2: YEX 638-2   M6 297255.

Parlophone company sleeves.

The changes in company sleeve designs were similar to those of the other EMI labels and the changes between the different designs occurred at approximately the same times.

Type 1 sleeve. Blue, red, yellow and green multicolored sleeve designed in the late 50s to be used with the red label. Used from 1958 until 1963 with Parlophone series 45-R 4441 – 45-R 4988 including The Beatles singles 45-R 4949 “Love Me Do” and 45-R 4983 “Please Please Me”.

Type 2 sleeve. Multicolored striped sleeve. Used during the early 60s until 1963 with with Parlophone series 45-R 4441 – 45-R 4988 including The Beatles singles 45-R 4949 “Love Me Do” and 45-R 4983 “Please Please Me”.

There are some sleeves of Type 2 where the box with the Parlophone logo and the text “THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 R.P.M.” is missing.

Type 3 sleeve. Dark green sleeve with white print and straight top. When Parlophone started with the silver & black labels they also redesigned their company sleeves. EMI introduced their record tokens on this sleeve and the price was 6/- to 50/-. Used from January 1963 to summer 1964 with Parlophone series R 4989 – R 5222 including The Beatles singles R 5015 “From Me To You”, R 5055 “She Loves You”, R 5084 “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, R 5114 “Can’t Buy Me Love”, R 5160 “A Hard Day’s Night” and R 5200 “I Feel Fine”.

Type 4 sleeve. Dark green sleeve with white print and wave top. The price for the EMI record tokens was 6/- to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from summer 1964 until November 1964 with Parlophone series R 5103 – R 5222 including The Beatles singles R 5114 “Can’t Buy Me Love”, R 5160 “A Hard Day’s Night” and R 5200 “I Feel Fine”.

Type 5 sleeve. Green sleeve with Parlophone and globe EMI logo. The copyright text below the logos is “THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD”. The price for the EMI record tokens was 6/- to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from November 1964 until autumn 1965 with Parlophone series R 5103 – R 5389 including The Beatles singles R 5200 “I Feel Fine”, R 5265 “Ticket To Ride” and R 5305 “Help!”.

Type 6 sleeve. Green sleeve with Parlophone and globe EMI logo. The copyright text below the logos is “THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD”. The price for the EMI record tokens was 6/- to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from autumn 1965 until late 1965 with Parlophone series R 5225 – R 5788 including The Beatles single R 5389 “We Can Work It Out”.

Type 7 sleeve. Green sleeve with black Parlophone logo and “Fran The Fan” advertisement on the back. Three different “Fran The Fan” cartoons in green and black advertise Morphy-Richards hair products on the back of the sleeves. The price for the EMI record tokens was 6/- to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from late 1965 until 1968 with Parlophone series R 5225 – R 5788 including The Beatles singles R 5389 “We Can Work It Out”, R 5452 “Paperback Writer”, R 5493 “Eleanor Rigby”, R 5620 “All You Need Is Love”, R 5655 “Hello Goodbye” and R 5675 “Lady Madonna”.

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Type 8 sleeve. Green sleeve with green Parlophone logo on the front and “Miners” advertisement on the back. The price for the EMI record tokens was 6/- to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from late 1965 until 1968 with Parlophone series R 5225 – R 5788 including The Beatles singles R 5452 “Paperback Writer”, R 5493 “Eleanor Rigby”, R 5620 “All You Need Is Love”, R 5655 “Hello Goodbye” and R 5675 “Lady Madonna”.

Type 9 sleeve. Green sleeve with green Parlophone logo on the front and “Miners” advertisement on the back. The price for the EMI record tokens was 7/3 to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from 1966 until 1968 with Parlophone series R 5357 – R 5788 including The Beatles singles R 5452 “Paperback Writer”, R 5493 “Eleanor Rigby”, R 5620 “All You Need Is Love”, R 5655 “Hello Goodbye” and R 5675 “Lady Madonna”.

Type 10 sleeve. Green sleeve with green Parlophone logo on the front and “Miners” advertisement on the back. The price for the EMI record tokens was 7/3 to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from 1966 until 1968 with Parlophone series R 5357 – R 5788 including The Beatles singles R 5452 “Paperback Writer”, R 5493 “Eleanor Rigby”, R 5620 “All You Need Is Love”, R 5655 “Hello Goodbye” and R 5675 “Lady Madonna”.

Type 11 sleeve. Green sleeve with Parlophone and globe EMI logo. The copyright text below the logos is “THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD”. The price for the EMI record tokens was 7/3- to 50/- on the sleeve. Used from 1966 until 1968 with Parlophone series R 5357 – R 5788 including The Beatles singles R 5452 “Paperback Writer”, R 5493 “Eleanor Rigby”, R 5620 “All You Need Is Love”, R 5655 “Hello Goodbye” and R 5675 “Lady Madonna”.

Type 12 sleeve. Green sleeve with Parlophone and swirl. These were at least two different backsides used this sleeve design, advertising different LPs. Used from 1968 with Parlophone series R 5357 – R 5931 including The Beatles singles re-issued 1969.

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