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Abbey Road, Parlophone PPCS 7088.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1969. Album have same Apple full laminated sleeve with gold and red Parlophone sticker on the back side. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

1. First pressing, 1969. Black & Yellow Parlophone label with “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” rim print, without “Her Majesty” credit. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 749-2; Side 2: YEX 750-1. Black inner sleeve.

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Decca contract pressing:

2. Second pressing, November 1969 until 1970. Black label with one silver EMI logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” lower text, without “Her Majesty” credit. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 749-2; Side 2: YEX 750-1.

Hey Jude, Parlophone P-CPCS 106.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1970. Full laminated sleeve with Parlophone logo on the back side or Apple sleeve with gold Parlophone sticker on the back side. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

1. First pressing, 1970. Black & silver Parlophone labels with one boxed EMI logo. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEEX 150-1; Side 2: YEEX 151-1. White inner sleeve (patent #1125555 “Made In England”).

Decca contract pressing. Very limited edition was produced in a factory of Decca Records under a contract with EMI. This pressing has the most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.

2-3. Second and third pressings, 1970 and 1971-1973. Second and third pressings of the Hey Jude has full laminated sleeve with Apple logo on the back side and record with dark green Apple label (2nd press) and light green Apple label (3rd press). See Apple editions.

Let It Be, Parlophone P-PCS 7096.

Published July 10th, 2010

Release 1970. Full laminated sleeve with Parlophone logo on the back side. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. White inner sleeve (patent #1125555 “Made In England”). This export album could be sold with Apple PXS 1 box set and also could be sold separately.

1. First pressing, 1970. Original EMI pressing, .  Black & silver Parlophone labels with one boxed EMI logo. The label can have PCS or P-PCS prefix before catalog number. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 773-2U (-3U); Side 2: YEX 774-2U (-3U).

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Irish contract pressing, 1970. During 1970 EMI produced copies of the Beatles Apple label albums on Parlophone single EMI boxed label for export to small countries which did not have their own pressing plants and also due to the fact that the Beatles new Apple label was not registered/ recognised. This copy of Let it Be bears the single EMI box Parlophone British label used for these export issues with ‘Made in Gt Britain’ and ‘ The Gramophone co ltd’ rim message, however in error it also bears the layout and wording of the Apple label for the Irish first pressing displaying ‘Made in the Rep of Ire’ and also ‘An Apple Record’ to both sides all in the postion of where Apple label wording should be.

Also another major noticeable error is the positioning of the title in relation to the Parlophone logo is far too close- this positioning was only used on Apple label discs both UK and Ireland issue. The only number found in the entire two run out grooves (apart from the matrix numbers) is a solitary ‘7’ to side two- with no EMI letters at all at 3 o’clock, perhaps also indicating a contract pressing which were frequently made of use for export issues.

Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 773-2U (-3U); Side 2: YEX 774-2U (-3U).

Decca contract pressing. Very limited edition was produced in a factory of Decca Records under a contract with EMI. This pressing has the most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.

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2. Second pressing, 1970. Second pressing of the Let It Be export edition has same full laminated sleeve with Parlophone logo on the back side and record with first dark green Apple label. See Apple editions.

Manufactures and decoding symbols.

Published March 10th, 2010

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”. His hand-etched initials are found in the trail off areas of many Vee-Jay singles pressed in 1964.

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. no – Southern Plastics, Nashville, Tennessee.

4. T1 – Columbia Records, Terre Houte, Indiana or Bridgeport.

5. no – Silver Plastics, Southampton, Pennsylvania (1964, VJ 581 with black label & silver brackets logo and TOLLIE 9001 with yellow label & boxed logo, only)

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

VJ 498 A: Please Please Me – master number 63-2967, job number 46527

VJ 498 B: Ask me Why – master number 63-2968, job number 46527-X

VJ 522 A: From Me To You – master number 63-3218, job number 47843

VJ 522 B: Thank You Girl – master number 63-3219, job number 47843-X

VJ 581 A: Please Please Me – master number 63-2967, job number 46527

VJ 581 B: From Me To You – master number 63-3218, job number 47843

TOLLIE 9001 A: Twist And Shout – master number 63-3194, job number 51071-X

TOLLIE 9001 B: There’s A Place – master number 63-3193, job number 51071

VJ 587 A: Do You Want To Know A Secret – master number 63-3191, job number 51070

VJ 587 B: Thank You Girl – master number 63-3219, job number 47843-X (rather 51771)

VJEP 1-903 A: Misery / Taste Of Honey – master number 64-3915, job number 51772

VJEP 1-903 B: Ask Me Why / Anna – master number 64-3916, job number 51772 (as Side A)

TOLLIE 9008 A: Love Me Do – master number 63-3188, job number 51068-X

TOLLIE 9008 B: P.S. I Love You – master number 63-3189, job number 51069

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