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Let It Be, Apple PCS 7096 (white vinyl).

Published May 3rd, 2011

Let It Be, Apple PCS 7096, 1978, stereo only. Very limited edition. U.K. pressing. White vinyl. Full laminated Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. sleeve with green and brown Apple logo on the back side.

Textur light green apple label with “Mfd. in U.K.” text. The trail off areas have the hand etched matrix number YEX 773-PCS 7096 SIDE 1  and initials “HTM” on the side 1 and matrix number YEX 774-PCS 7096 SIDE 2 on the side 2.

Manufactures and decoding symbols.

Published February 4th, 2011

Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago. EMI master types were sent to Universal Recording Corporation for mastering, a process that involves the cutting of lacquer discs. The recording engineer who cut the lacquer hand etched his initials “RA” into the trail off area of the discs, along with each song’s master number. Subsequently another difference appearing in the trail off areas of the other variation is that the initials “URJ” appear instead of “RA”. Apparently, these discs were mastered by an individual whose initials “URJ”.

Audio Matrix Inc, Bronx, New York. The lacquers were sent to Audio Matrix Inc. to prepare the metal parts necessary to manufacture the records. These metal parts included masters, mothers and the actual stampers used to press the records. Metal parts produced by Audio Matrix have the company’s logo machine stamped into their trail off areas, which transfers to the finished record. The sharpness of the logo varies among individual records. This is due to the image on the stamper wearing down from excessive use. On some discs the words “Audio Matrix” are clearly visible while on others all that remains is what appears to be a series of dots. Job numbers of Monarch Records. The discs manufactured by Monarch Records contain a hand etched job number preceded by a triangle symbol.

Symbols of manufacturers:

The primary pressing plants used by Vee-Jay were:

1. ARP – The American Record Pressing Co, Owosso, Michigan.

2. MR – Monarch Record, Los Angeles, California.

3. ARC – Allentown Record Co. Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania.

4. “-1” – Southern Plastics, Nashville, Tennessee.

4. Matrix numbers 63-3402-2 / 63-3403-3 – Columbia Records, Terre Houte, Indiana or Bridgeport.

Master numbers of Universal Recording Corporation and job numbers of Monarch Records:

VJLP 1062 Introducing The Beatles (Version One) – Side 1: master number 63-3402, job number 5702; Side 2: master number 63-3403, job number 5702X.

VJLPS 1062 Introducing The Beatles (Version One) – Side 1: master number 63-3402S, job number 5689; Side 2: master number 63-3403S, job number 5689X.

VJLP 1062 Introducing The Beatles (Version Two) – Side 1: master number 63-3402, job number 6307; Side 2: master number 63-3403, job number 6307X.

VJLPS 1062 Introducing The Beatles (Version Two) – Side 1: master number 63-3402-S, job number 6313; Side 2: master number 63-3403-S, job number 6313X.

VJLP 1085 The Beatles & Frank Ifield – Side 1: master number 64-3852, job number 6295; Side 2: master number 64-3853, job number 6295X.

VJLPS 1085 The Beatles & Frank Ifield – Side 1: master number 64-3852S, job number 6298; Side 2: master number 64-3853S, job number 6298X.

PRO 202  Hear The Beatles Tell All – Side 1: master number 64-6608, job number 7109; Side 2: master number 64-6609, job number 7109X.

Vee-Jay Inner Sleeves.

Published February 4th, 2011

For Introducing The Beatles Version One and Version Two (early issue):

For Introducing The Beatles Version Two (late issue) and other Vee-Jay Beatles albums:

Introducing The Beatles, Vee-Jay VJLP 1062, Cover Variations (Version One).

Published February 4th, 2011

Introducing The Beatles Vee-Jay VJLP-1062, Version One, January 10, 1964. The front cover of Introducing The Beatles uses the Angus McBean color photograph. The title of the album, appearing at the top of the jacket on two lines as “Introducing… THE BEATLES”, is followed by the phrase “ENGLANDS No.1 VOCAL GROUP” to let the American pablic know of the group’s popularity in their homeland. The mono covers have. The mono covers have the slick positioned so that the number LP 1062 appears in the lower right hand corner. The positioning of the skick on the stereo covers cuts off all of Paul’s arms except for a silver of his thumbs and exposes a white top banner with “STEREOPHONIC” centered in grey and the number SR 1062 in black in the upper right-nand corner. Covers printed by Coburn & Company, an offset printing firm in Chicago. Summary sheets for the first quarter of 1964 indicate that 79,169 mono and 2,202 stereo copies of Introducing The Beatles were shipped to distributors during the first fifteen days of the year befor sales were abruptly halted by the temporary injunction prohibiting Vee-Jay from issuing Beatles product. It is estimated that an additional five to ten thousand copies of Version One.

The firs front cover slicks have “Printed in U.S.A.” running vertically along the left side of the jacket one to two inches from the lower left corner. The later cover slicks for Introducing The Beatles were probably printed by Hill Lithograph Corp. The later cover slicks do not have “Printed In U.S.A.”.

There are three distinctly different variations to the mono and stereo back covers to Version One of Introducing The Beatles:

1. The first cover variation has miniature color photographs of the covers of 25 Vee-Jay albums, on the back side. The back cover artwork used on this version of the jacket is nothing more than one side of the inner sleeve dust jacket. This variation is known as the “Ad Back” cover. All Ad Back covers were manufactured with front slicks containing the phrase “Printed in U.S.A.” running vertically along its lower left side.

Mono “Ad Back” cover:

Stereo “Ad Back” cover:

2. The second variation of the album’s back cover is also shrouded in mystery and speculation. It is similar to the Ad Back in that it contains no information regarding the group or the songs. But white the Ad Back is one of the most colorful back covers in the Beatles catalog, the second variation is at the other end of the spectrum – a glossy blank white slick. This variation is known as the “Blank Back” cover. The first mono cover with “Printed in U.S.A.” on the front cover slick. The Later mono front cover slick without “Printed in U.S.A.” All stereo Blank Back has “Printed in U.S.A.” on its front cover slick.

Mono “Blank” cover:

Stereo “Blank” cover:

3. The third back cover variation is much more conventional. Although this cover has no liner notes or pictures, it does list the song titles in the thick blank print in two columns. The VJ brackets logo is centered at the top of the cover above the title of the album, which appears in huge black letters. This boring cover variation, hereinafter referred to as the “Titles on Back” cover, is clearly the result of Vee-Jay’s desire to get the album issued as quickly as possible. First version of the “Titles on Back” cover include “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” title songs. This cover of Introducing The Beatles printed has mono variation only. Front cover slicks without “Printed in U.S.A.” All stereo versions of the “Title Back” covers are 100% fakes.

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