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Help!, Parlophone, PCS 3071.

Published July 16th, 2011

Help!, Parlophone, PCS 3071, August 6, 1965, stereo. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover, with outline “stereo” on front cover.

1. First pressing. August 6, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. Capitol print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-1; Side 2: YEX 169-1.

The original 1st presses used sans serif and the * credit indicator for “I Need You” was placed to the right of the song title.

2. Second pressing, 1966 until 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover, with outline “stereo” on front cover. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve.

Rare copies of the sleeves have small solid black “stereo” on front cover:

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Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-1; Side 2: YEX 169-1.

Variation A. Around late 1966 the font changed on the label to Times New Roman. The * credit indicator for “I Need You” is now placed to the left of the song title, not to the right. This tracklist layout stayed for future issues of the LP.

Variation B. Much later (closer to 1968) the label typeset was changed back to sans serif.  The * credit indicator for “I Need You” is now placed to the left of the song title.

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3. Third pressing, summer 1969 until November 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “stereo” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Plaine white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-1; Side 2: YEX 169-1.

4. Fourth pressing, November 1969 until 1970. Black label with one black-white EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone CO Ltd…” rim text and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. Sepia or black & white “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-1; Side 2: YEX 169-1.

5. Fifth pressing, early 1971 until 1973. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. Sepia color “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-1 (or -2); Side 2: YEX 169-1.

6. Sixth pressing, summer 1976 until October 1980. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “EMI Records Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” printed at the end of the perimeter print. Laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-2 (or -3); Side 2: YEX 169-1.

7. Seventh 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. Unlaminated sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-4; Side 2: YEX 169-4.

8. Eighth pressing, end of spring 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. Unlaminated sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-4; Side 2: YEX 169-4.

9. Ninth pressing, 1987 – 1991. Black label with two silver 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 COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, HIRING AND RENTAL…”. “MADE IN ENGLAND” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated outer sleeve with outline “stereo” on the front and with barcode on the back side. Sleeves early 90′s have Apple logo on the back side. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-5-1-1 D; Side 2: YEX 169-5-1-1 D.

Rubber Soul, Parlophone, PMC 1267.

Published July 16th, 2011

Rubber Soul, Parlophone, PMC 1267, December 3, 1965, mono. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover.

1.First “Loud Cut” pressing. December 3, 1965. “Loud Cut” matrces: XEX 579-1 & XEX 580-1. When “Rubber Soul” was initially mixed it was slightly different to how we hear it today. These early mixes only ever appeared in mono and are distinguished by the matrix numbers XEX 579-1 / XEX 580-1 in the deadwax. It’s argued that these early presses were unbalanced with a muddy bass and with an edgy, aggressive vocal sound. Since these copies seemed to lack body the decision was made to halt production whilst the mother platess were re-cut. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. “Loud Cut” copies can be found with both Times New Roman and Sans-serif label types, although Sans-serif is the more common and is likely to have continued production along with the Times New Roman issues.

Variation A. These are the early Sans-serif labels that tended to adorn the earlier “Loud Cut” copies of the album. Their distinguishing feature is that the * credit indicator on these labels are spaced away from the song title.

Variation B. At some point early on in the “Rubber Soul” pressing run, a Times New Roman font typeset was added to the label printing machines. It’s with this style that we find later “Loud Cut” presses (as determined by the stampers), almost all the transition presses of XEX 579-1 / XEX 580-4 or XEX 579-4 / XEX 580-1.

2. Second pressing, 1966 until 1969. The Second pressing of “Rubber Soul” has the “normal” cut  matrixes: XEX 579-4 / XEX 580-4 and XEX 579-5 / XEX 580-5. Both combinations of these matrices have two types of labels.

Variation A. Earlier labels of the second pressings were Time New Roman type. It’s with this style that we find later “Loud Cut” pressings, almost all the early standard pressings XEX 579-4 / XEX 580-4.

Variation A-1. This vinyl was pressed on the EMI on old machines press. IT’S NOT CBS PRESSING as many people think! THIS IS EMI PRESSING! To date only three Beatles albums have been found in this variation and they’re A Hard Day’s Night, Rubber Soul and Revolver. The label has the old tax code MT on side 2.

Variation A-2. Standard TNR label.

Variation B. At some point after late 1966, Time New Roman has been changed to Sans-sherif type. The matrix number printed on the label is now misaligned to the datestamp, being too far on the left. It’s with this style that we find almost all the later standard pressings XEX 579-5 / XEX 580-5.

3. Third pressing, summer 1969 until November 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Plaine white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 579-5; Side 2: XEX 580-5.

4. Fourh pressing, summer 1981 until August 1982. Black label with yellow Parlophone logo and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 7 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated outer sleeve. White paper standard EMI inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 579-5 (or -6); Side 2: XEX 580-5.

 

Rubber Soul, Parlophone, PCS 3075.

Published July 16th, 2011

Rubber Soul, Parlophone, PCS 3075, December 3, 1965, stereo. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover.

Some copies have small black or silver “STEREO” on the front. These copies are much rarer than the standard copy without “STEREO”.

1.First pressing. December 3, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Since Times New Roman label copies of the stereo press have been found with 1/G 1/G and other early stampers, it’s a safe bet to say that the stereo presses earliest appearance was almost exclusively with the TNR label. Labels have bigger “STEREO”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-2; Side 2: YEX 179-2. Version has a number of matrices -2/-2 issued not very long. Almost all records with this matrix numbers has one-letter stamper codes.

Veriation A: This first version have been found with 1/G 1/G and other early stampers. The word “STEREO” is moved to the right relative Parlophone logo on both sides.

Veriation B: The word “STEREO” is moved to the left relative Parlophone logo on the side 1.

2. Second pressing, December 1965 until 1969. The same black label with yellow logo and silver print, but with small STEREO above Parlophone logo. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. With or without KT tax code on the label. Very quickly, the matrix combination -2/-2 have been replaced by the matrix combination -3/-3 which used for a long time in a later pressings. Simultaneously, Time New Roman type was replaced by the Sans-Serif type. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-3; Side 2: YEX 179-3.

Variation A. At some point after the TNR labels were altered to Arial, or perhaps as this was happening, a spelling error cropped up. The song title “Norwegian Wood” was mis-spelled as “Norweigian Wood” with an extra “i”. The vertical spacing of the tracklisting seems to place this label sometime around 1968.

Variation B. The same as above, but now the song title Norweigian Wood has been corrected back to “Norwegian Wood”.

3. Third pressing, summer 1969 until November 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Plaine white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-3; Side 2: YEX 179-3.

4. Fourth pressing, November 1969 until 1970. Black label with one black-white EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve. Sepia or black & white “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-3; Side 2: YEX 179-3.

5. Fifth pressing, early 1971 until 1973. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text. Laminated flipback “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve. Sepia color “EMI” inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-3; Side 2: YEX 179-3.

6. Sixth pressing, summer 1976 until October 1980. Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “EMI Records Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” printed at the end of the perimeter print. Laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve without “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-3 (or -4); Side 2: YEX 179-3 (or -4).

7. Seventh 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. Unlaminated sleeve without “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-5; Side 2: YEX 179-5.

8. Eighth pressing, end of spring 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. Unlaminated sleeve without “stereo” on the front side. White paper EMI standard inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-6 (or -7); Side 2: YEX 179-6-1-3 (or -7).

9. Ninth pressing, 1987 – 1991. Black label with two silver 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 COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, HIRING AND RENTAL…”. “MADE IN ENGLAND” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated outer sleeve without “stereo” on the front and with barcode on the back side. Sleeves early 90′s have Apple logo on the back side. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-8-1-1 D; Side 2: YEX 179-8C-1-1 D.

Error pressing (misprint) with black and white Apple labels without “Mfd. in U.K.” text. Album have same outer sleeve with barcode on the back side. Record have same matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 178-8-1-1 D; Side 2: YEX 179-8C-1-1 D.

Revolver, Parlophone, PMC 7009.

Published July 16th, 2011

Revolver, Parlophone, PMC 7009, August 5, 1966, mono. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover with small “mono” on the front and with “Dr. Robert” (early variation) or “Doctor Robert” song credit on the back side.

1.First pressing, August 5, 1966. “Remix 11” mispressing. Side 2 matrix no.: XEX 606-1 have “Remix 11” of “Tomorrow Never Knows”. When “Revolver” was initially mixed a different master for “Tomorrow Never Knows” was sent off to be pressed. This mix is known as ‘Remix 11’. Although subtle, it is different to the standard ‘Remix 8’ which was ultimately to replace it. The story goes that each group member was given the first copies from the production line and John went to listen to it. But, it turned out that he was unhappy with the mix or that the wrong one had been used and he informed George Martin. Production was then stopped as the new masters were cut and the pressing plates were replaced. First presses have a side 2 matrix number of XEX 606-1 whereas the standard presses have XEX 606-2 and beyond.

Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text.  Plain white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeves. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 605-1 or -2; Side 2: XEX 606-1.

This is how the labels first appeared on the shelves. Still using the sans serif Arial typeset. Also, these early labels misprint the side 2 track Doctor Robert as “Dr. Robert”. These early Sans-serif labels have each song title starting on a new line with the first line purely for “Taxman” and have “Eleanor Rigby” starting on the second line down. Also something to note on these original labels is that each song title was followed by song credits and then lead vocalist.

2.Second pressing, 1966 until 1969. The Second “standard” pressing of “Revolver” has the same labels as the first pressing, but other matrix numbers: Side 1: XEX 605-2; Side 2: XEX 606-2 (or -3).

Variation A. As 1st pressing, but the “Dr. Robert” error on side 2 has been corrected, now correctly reading “Doctor Robert”.

Variation B. This variation has Times New Roman font. This label exhibits a new layout design most notably with side one having both “Taxman” and “Eleanor Rigby” on the first line. Yet it also displays the incorrect Dr. Robert spelling on side 2. The credits pattern of “Song (Composer)-Lead Singer” has also now switched to “Song-Lead Singer (Composer)”. This probably appeared in late 1966.

This vinyl was pressed on the EMI on old machines press. IT’S NOT CBS PRESSING as many people think! THIS IS EMI PRESSING! To date only three Beatles albums have been found in this variation and they’re A Hard Day’s Night, Rubber Soul and Revolver.

Variation C. This variation incorporates the corrected Doctor Robert spelling to the Sans-serif label. This label exhibits a new layout design most notably with side one having both “Taxman” and “Eleanor Rigby” on the first line. The credits pattern of “Song (Composer)-Lead Singer” has also now switched to “Song-Lead Singer (Composer)”. This probably appeared in late 1967 or 1968.

3. Third pressing, summer 1969 until November 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. front laminated cover, with small “mono” on front. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. Plaine white or sepia “LP advertising” inner sleeve. Without tax code. Matrix numbers: XEX 605-2; Side 2: XEX 606-3.

4. Fourth pressing, summer 1981 until August 1982. Black label with yellow Parlophone logo and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 7 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Unlaminated outer sleeve with small “mono” on the front. White paper standard EMI inner sleeve. Matrix numbers: XEX 605-2 (or -3); Side 2: XEX 606-3 (or -4).

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