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Hey Jude, Parlophone PCS 7184.

April 1st, 2020 Posted in 11. 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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Live At The BBC, Apple PCSP 726.

March 26th, 2020 Posted in 11. Beatles Compilations. Author:

Released December 6, 1994. This the first album to appear on apple label in over two decades, these 56 songs were recorded when The Beatles appeared on BBC Radio, many of them specifically on their own programm Pop Go The Beatles that was broadcast every Tuesday at 5pm through the summer of 1963. Other BBC shows they appeared on, and represented on the double album, include Easy Beat, Side By Side, Top Gear and Saturday Club. The bulk of the material was from the group’s vast repertoire of non-original material that typified their stage act when they played long sits in Hamburg and Liverpool, only a tiny proportion of which saw onto their studio recordings in the 60s.

First pressing December 6, 1994. Unlaminated sepia gatefold outer sleeve with Apple logo on the back side. The cover photo was taken outside the BBC Paris Theatre in London’s Lower Regent Street. The back photograph was actually a paste-in job using the same background but a different shot of the Beatles.

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Records are housed in original white and sepia picture inner sleeves.

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The labels are characterized by a new design. Now glossy labels have Apple logo on a black background without perimeter print, the copyright text is moved into the middle of the apple. On the early labels, we can see the mistake inscription “See booklet for details”. It can be assumed that originally planned to release an album with a booklet. But the plans have changed in favor of the internal sleeves, which used for posted all details. This error was quickly corrected, and all subsequent editions have the correct label with “See sleeve for details”. We have no information that there was a time gap between the appearance of these two variants of these labels. Most likely they were printed at the same time and the error was corrected in the production process. There are various crossover combinations of these labels included in the kits of the albums.

Variation 1. Early pressing with “See booklet for details”. Matrix numbers: Record 1 – Side 1: PCSP 726 A-01-1-1; Side 2 PCSP 726 B-01-1-1: Record 2 – Side 1: PCSP 726 C-01-1-1; Side 2: PCSP 726D-01-1-1.

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Variation 2. Late pressing with “See sleeve for details”. These labels are noticeably more yellow. Matrix numbers: Record 1 – Side 1: PCSP 726 A-01-1-1; Side 2 PCSP 726 B-01-1-1 (or -2): Record 2 – Side 1: PCSP 726 C-01-1-1; Side 2: PCSP 726D-01-1-1.

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2. Second pressind, early 2000s. New gatefold outer sleeve is characterized by the appearance of a new copyright text opposite of the Apple logo on the back side – “Beatles”, “Apple” and the Apple logos are trademarks of Apple Corps Ltd”.

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These labels are characterized by dark yellow and wide grooves which are clearly visible, and other a matrix numbers: Record 1 – Side 1: 8317961 1A1 (or 2A1) PCSP 726 SR2; Side 2 8317961 1B1 SR2: Record 2 – Side 1: 8317961 1C1 SR2; Side 2: 8317961 1D1 SR2

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Live At The BBC, Apple 00602537589401, remastered version.

Released November 11, 2013. The 3Lp’s remastered reissue features some minor changes in the track listing and editing. Most noticeable are the inclusion of three extra tracks. The only musical addition is the closing version of “From Us To You” at the end of disc two. “What is it, George?” is a new speech track incorporated between “Carol” and “Soldier of Love” on disc one. The speech track “Ringo? Yep!” is a new addition to disc two, replacing “Have a Banana!” as track 3. The majority of “Have a Banana!” has been incorporated as the end of the previous track, “A Hard Day’s Night,” but the phrase itself, which gave the original speech track its title, has been omitted.

The new sleeve is markedly different from the original edition. Now this is the three gatefold black and white sleeve with Apple logo on the back side. The front side has the same photo The Beatles on London’s Lower Regent Street, but the design was further changes.

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Records are housed in original black and white picture inner sleeves.

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The labels are characterized by a renew design as on The Beatles Anthology. Now glossy labels have Apple logo on a white background without perimeter print,the copyright text is appeared into the right side of the apple. Matrix numbers: Record 1 – Side 1: BD29250-01-A1; Side 2: BD29250-01-B1; Record 2 – Side 1: BD29250-02-C1; Side 2: BD29250-02-D1; Record 3 – Side 1: BD29250-03-E1; Side 2: BD29250-03-F1.

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Parlophone french contract pressings.

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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.

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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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