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#1-4 The Beatles (4th. Press "Odéon Dark Blue Label / Without "Standard" Type: SOE 3739)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3739
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
late1963? / 4th. Press (First Press: 16th. October 1963)
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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FRONT COVER
CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#1-3 (=This Record)
#1-1 FIrst Press
First pressings:
Back of sleeve has the word "STANDARD" under the Odeon logo at the upper right of the back cover.
Second pressings:
Back of sl eeve lacks the word "STANDARD" under the Odeon logo at the upper right of the back cover.
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BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
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Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
"DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name? It was printed at the right side of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Without "Standard"
(=This record)
With "Standard"
(1st. Press)
To the left of the center hole, the initials "D.R." Exclusive features of the SOE 3739 (the other EP's will bear the initials BIEM instead), which probably mean "Droits Réservés =Rights Reserved".
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Has the songwriter's credits under the titles.
1st. Press: Has the word "STANDARD" under the catalog number
4th. Press: Lacks the word "STANDARD"

TAG --> Click!
twist twist Has the original re-order tag attached.
(Sorry, I don't have it)
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print Type-2 (without "Standard")
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M6 227351     7ARE  2065  21
SIDE 2 M3 227352     7ARE  2066  21
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
TAG YES (sory, I don't have it)
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print.
The earliest Odeon label style has ODÉON in large letters across the top of the label. Before some time in early 1964, the labels were dark blue in color. There were three EP's which were originally released on the dark blue Odeon label.
  • Sleeve
    • 1st. press (11th. Oct. 1963): Back of sleeve has the word "STANDARD" under the Odeon logo
    • 2nd. press (1963):Back of sleeve lacks the word "STANDARD" under the Odeon logo (=this record)
  • Label
    • 1st. press (11th. Oct. 1963): Dark blue Parlophon label / Has the word "STANDARD" under the catalog number
    • 2nd. press (1963): Dark blue Parlophon label / Has the word "STANDARD" under the catalog number, title "From Me To You" written as "I rom Me To You"
    • 3rd. press (1963): Dark blue Parlophon label / Lacks the word "STANDARD" and has the songwriter's credits next to the titles
    • 4th. press (1963): Dark blue Parlophon label / Lacks the word "STANDARD" and has the songwriter's credits under the titles (=this record)
The prefix "S" does not stand for stereo, but probably rather “standard.” All of the SOE series EP's are in mono.



#1-5 Les Beatles (Reissue of #1-1 A.K.A. "Sandwichs Cover": SOE-3739)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3739
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
November 1964 / Reissue of #1-4
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
Catalog number and Odeon logo were printed at the upper right of the front cover.
twist The photo on the front cover is backwards. It was taken by Dezo Hoffman at the end of January 1964. (See Photo -->Click!)
They shot a photographic session in a studio with the Beatles wearing a typical French hat eating a baguette sandwich (i.e. Napoleon’s cocked hat, a cop’s kepi and a Basque beret).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).

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"Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist 2 Beatles' EPs and 1 albums, and 1 Gerorge Martin's album are introduced on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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"DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name? It was printed at the right side of the back cover. twist Photographer's credit was printed at the righrt corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Odéon orange Label with black print.
The words "Origine Parlophone" were printed on the label
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
SIDE-1 SIDE-2
On both sides, "BIEM" logo in a box was printed on the label.
TAG --> Click!
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Has the original re-order tag attached.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M6 227351     7ARE  2065  21
SIDE 2 M3 227352     7ARE  2066  21
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Dezo Hoffman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Orange Label with black print.
The so-called "sandwiches" of EP Odéon SOE 3739 is undoubtedly the flagship of the French discography of the Beatles.
The photo on the front cover is backwards. It was taken by Dezo Hoffman at the end of January 1964. (See Photo -->Click!)
They shot a photographic session in a studio with the Beatles wearing a typical French hat eating a baguette sandwich (i.e. Napoleon’s cocked hat, a cop’s kepi and a Basque beret).

The disc is available in two colors: dark blue and orange. On the dark blue label, to the left of the center, the initials "D.R." Exclusive features of the SOE 3739 (the other EP's will bear the initials BIEM instead).



#2-1 The Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Dark Blue Label with Standard text": SOE 3741)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3741
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
RELEASE DATE
21st. October 1963 / First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist The English song titles are translated in French on both front and back covers.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist twist
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
"IMPRIMERIE msp" is Printer's name. It was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print.

The word "BIEM" in a box was printed on side-1 of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Credited to song writing:
SHE LOVES YOU= "Lennon-McCartney"
DO YOU WANT ... = "McCartney-Lennon" on side-1.

"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print Type-1 (With "Standard")
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3 229826 7ARE 2073 21B
SIDE 2 M3 229825 7ARE 2074 21B
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
TAG Unknown
PRINTER CREDIT IMPRIMERIE msp
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
In 1963, while "les Beatles" were ready to play live at Paris concert cityhall "l'Olympia" for 3 weeks, Odéon label published its second French EP : SOE 3741 " She Loves You ".
The French "SOE 3741" exists in 2 different and traditional label colors from "Odéon France". That is to say the dark blue and orange label. The dark blue color was pressed earlier than orange was. "SOE 3741" opened the French Beatles EP trilogy . Afterwards , Odeon France will only use orange label.

The earliest Odeon label style has ODÉON in large letters across the top of the label. Before some time in early 1964, the labels were dark blue in color. There were three EP's which were originally released on the dark blue Odeon label.
In UK, "She loves you" was only pressed as a single. In France , it was accompanied by three other extra songs from Beatles' first album.
The English song titles are translated in French on both front and back covers.
"She Loves You" has the wrong time (1' 56)

  • Sleeve
    • 1st. press (21th. Oct. 1963): Title on front "Twist ET Shout", back of sleeve: time for She Loves You 1'56 (=this record)
    • 2nd. press (1963):Title on front "Twist AND Shout", back of sleeve: time for She Loves You 2'16
    • 3rd. press (1963):Title on front "Twiste et Chante", back of sleeve has bigger English titles
    • 4th. press (1964):Back of sleeve shows pictures of 3 more EP's and an LP
  • Label
    • 1st. press (21th. Oct. 1963): Dark blue Odeon label with silver print / Has the word "STANDARD" under the release number (=this record)
    • 2nd. press (1963): Dark blue Odeon label with silver print / No "STANDARD" under the releasenumber, "She Loves You" has time (2'16)
    • 3rd. press (1963): Dark blue Odeon label with silver print / No "STANDARD" under the releasenumber, "She Loves You" has time (3'50)
    • 4th. press (1963):Orange Odeon label with black print / Has the credits next to the titles
    • 5th. press (1964): Orange Odeon label with black print / Has the credits under the titles
    • 5th. press (1964): Orange Odeon label with black print / Lacks number "7" in front of the releasenumber (7 SOE 3741 = SOE 3741)


The prefix "S" does not stand for stereo, but probably rather “standard.” All of the SOE series EP's are in mono.



#2-2 The Beatles (3rd. Press: SOE-3741)
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#2-3 The Beatles (5th. Press "Odéon Orange Label Type-2": SOE-3741)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3741
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
RELEASE DATE
21st. October 1963 / First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Title on front "Twiste et Chante", back of sleeve has bigger English titles.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist twist
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
"IMPRIMERIE msp" is Printer's name. It was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon orange Label with black print.

The word "BIEM" in a box was printed on side-1 of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Credited to song writing:
SHE LOVES YOU= "Lennon-McCartney"
DO YOU WANT ... = "McCartney-Lennon" on side-1.
Has the songwriter credits under the titles.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3 229826 7ARE 2073 21B
SIDE 2 M3 229825 7ARE 2074 21B
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
TAG Unknown
PRINTER CREDIT IMPRIMERIE msp
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
From 1964 through the end of 1965, all of Odeon's EP releases were on an orange label with black print.
Title on front cover "Twiste et Chante", back of sleeve has bigger English titles.
Has the songwriter credits under the titles.
  • Sleeve
    • 1st. press (21th. Oct. 1963): Title on front "Twist ET Shout", back of sleeve: time for She Loves You 1'56
    • 2nd. press (1963):Title on front "Twist AND Shout", back of sleeve: time for She Loves You 2'16
    • 3rd. press (1963):Title on front "Twiste et Chante", back of sleeve has bigger English titles (=this record)
    • 4th. press (1964):Back of sleeve shows pictures of 3 more EP's and an LP
  • Label
    • 1st. press (21th. Oct. 1963): Dark blue Odeon label with silver print / Has the word "STANDARD" under the release number
    • 2nd. press (1963): Dark blue Odeon label with silver print / No "STANDARD" under the releasenumber, "She Loves You" has time (2'16)
    • 3rd. press (1963): Dark blue Odeon label with silver print / No "STANDARD" under the releasenumber, "She Loves You" has time (3'50)
    • 4th. press (1963):Orange Odeon label with black print / Has the songwriter credits next to the titles
    • 5th. press (1964): Orange Odeon label with black print / Has the songwriter credits under the titles (=this record)
    • 5th. press (1964): Orange Odeon label with black print / Lacks number "7" in front of the releasenumber (7 SOE 3741 = SOE 3741)



#3-1 Les Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Dark Blue Label / 2EPs & 2LPs Cover": SOE 3745)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3745
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-Mc Cartney)
It Won't Be Long (Lennon-Mc Cartney)
SIDE 2
I Wanna Be Your Man (Lennon-Mc Cartney)
Till There Was You (Meredith Willson)
RELEASE DATE
14th. January 1964 / First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover). twist twist
"DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
It was printed at the right side of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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2 Beatles' EPs and 2 albums are introduced on the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print.

The word "B.I.E.M" was printed on both side of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG --> Click!
label label Credited to song writing:
"Lennon-Mc Cartney"
on both sides.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
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OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3 231567 7ARE 2082 21
SIDE 2 M3 231568 7ARE 2081 21
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Dezo Hoffman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
In 1963, while "les Beatles" were ready to play live at Paris concert cityhall "l'Olympia" for 3 weeks, Odéon label published its second French EP : SOE 3741 " She Loves You ".
The French "SOE 3741" exists in 2 different and traditional label colors from "Odéon France". That is to say the dark blue and orange label. The dark blue color was pressed earlier than orange was. "SOE 3741" opened the French Beatles EP trilogy . Afterwards , Odeon France will only use orange label.

The earliest Odeon label style has ODÉON in large letters across the top of the label. Before some time in early 1964, the labels were dark blue in color. There were three EP's which were originally released on the dark blue Odeon label.
The prefix "S" does not stand for stereo, but probably rather “standard.” All of the SOE series EP's are in mono.
On side-1 label: BIEM" logo in the box was printed
On side-2 label: "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" logo was printed.

On the back cover is printed a short text that highlights the sales (and pre-orders) staggering of "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand", the new No. 1 at the time. The Royal Variety Performance (04.11.1963) is also mentioned.

There are two different versions for the cover of the SOE 3745. They differ in the four reminders, updates on the second printing:

First Press shows EVERYTHING that already existed on the French market in all formats at the time of the publication of this "Super 45 Tours":
  • SOE 3739 From Me To You
  • SOE 3741 She Loves You
  • OSX 222 Beatles
  • OSX 225 Beatles N°1
Second Press: The text is the same, but we see that the four reminders were replaced by four reminders closer to the latest releases. This is four EPs:
  • SOE 3741 She Loves You, the sole survivor of the original reminders
  • SOE 3746 Roll Over Beethoven
  • SOE 3750 Can not Buy Me Love
  • SOE 3751 All My Loving



#3-2 Les Beatles (2nd. Press: SOE-3745)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Want To Hold Your Hand
It Won't Be Long
SIDE 2
I Wanna Be Your Man
Till There Was You
RELEASE DATE
Unknown/Second Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
iwant iwant_back label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwantto iwantto iwantto On side-1 label, look for "BIEM" logo in the box.
On side-2 label, look for "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" logo.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Orange ODEON
CATALOG NUMBER
SOE-3745
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
COMMENTS
On side-1 label, look for "BIEM" logo in the box.
On side-2 label, look for "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" logo.



#3-3 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
LES BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Want To Hold Your Hand
It Won't Be Long
SIDE 2
I Wanna Be Your Man
Till There Was You
RELEASE DATE
Unknown/re-issue (after 1971)
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
iwant iwant_back label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwantto2 iwantto2 iwantto2 "SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-left and symbol "M" with the circle was printed on the label's center right.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Red ODEON type 2-3 (SACEM logo left)
CATALOG NUMBER
MEO-112
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
COMMENTS
"SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-left and symbol "M (means "Medium"--concerning the quality of the vinyl)" with the circle was printed on the label's center right.



#4-1 Les Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label type-1/ 1 LP & 4 EPs Cover": SOE 3746)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3746
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
You Really Gotta Hold On Me (Robinson)
SIDE 2
Boys (Dixon-Farrell)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
5th. March 1964 / First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover)."
DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name. It was printed at the right side of the back cover.





BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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4 Beatles' EPs are introduced on the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Orange Label with black print.

The word "BIEM" was printed on both side of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number has open "4".
label
TAG
twist_back twist_back Has the original re-order tag attached (maybe).
But, I don't have it.

OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3  232 40 2        ARE 208 3  21
SIDE 2 M3  232 40 3        ARE 208 4  21
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: X...
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
From 1964 through the end of 1965, all of Odeon's EP releases were on an orange label with black print.
Like their earlier counterparts, all of these are collectible today.
The three dark blue label EP's were reissued onto the orange label.

There are two different versions for the cover of the SOE 3746. They differ in the four reminders, updates on the second printing:

  • Sleeve
    • 1st. press (5th. Mar. 1964):  Back of sleeve shows first picture SOE 3739 (=this record)
    • 2nd. press (1964): Back of sleeve shows first picture SOE 3741
First Press: sleeve shows EVERYTHING that already existed on the French market in all formats at the time of the publication of this "Super 45 Tours":
  • SOE 3739 From Me To You
  • SOE 3741 She Loves You
  • OSX 222 Beatles
  • OSX 225 Beatles N°1
Second Press: The text is the same, but we see that the four reminders were replaced by four reminders closer to the latest releases. This is four EPs:
  • SOE 3741 She Loves You, the sole survivor of the original reminders
  • SOE 3746 Roll Over Beethoven
  • SOE 3750 Can not Buy Me Love
  • SOE 3751 All My Loving

  • Label
    • 1st. press (5th. Mar. 1964): Catalog number has open "4" (=this record)
    • 2nd. press (1964): Catalog number has closed "4"



#4-2 Les Beatles (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label type-1 / 4 EPs Cover": SOE 3746)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3746
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
You Really Gotta Hold On Me (Robinson)
SIDE 2
Boys (Dixon-Farrell)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? / Second Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover). twist twist
"DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
It was printed at the right side of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist
twist
4 Beatles' EPs are introduced on the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Orange Label with black print.

The word "B.I.E.M" was printed on both side of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG --> Click!
label label Credited to song writing:
"Mc Cartney-Lennon"
on Side-2.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
twist_back twist_back
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3  232 40 2        ARE 208 3  21
SIDE 2 M3  232 40 3        ARE 208 4  21
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: X...
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
From 1964 through the end of 1965, all of Odeon's EP releases were on an orange label with black print.
Like their earlier counterparts, all of these are collectible today.
The three dark blue label EP's were reissued onto the orange label.

The prefix "S" does not stand for stereo, but probably rather “standard.” All of the SOE
series EP's are in mono.

There are two different versions for the cover of the SOE 3746. They differ in the four reminders, updates on the second printing:

First Press shows EVERYTHING that already existed on the French market in all formats at the time of the publication of this "Super 45 Tours":
  • SOE 3739 From Me To You
  • SOE 3741 She Loves You
  • OSX 222 Beatles
  • OSX 225 Beatles N°1
Second Press: The text is the same, but we see that the four reminders were replaced by four reminders closer to the latest releases. This is four EPs:
  • SOE 3741 She Loves You, the sole survivor of the original reminders
  • SOE 3746 Roll Over Beethoven
  • SOE 3750 Can not Buy Me Love
  • SOE 3751 All My Loving



#5-1 Les Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label": SOE 3750)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3750
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th. April 1964 / First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover)."
"Photo: X..." was credited at the bottom of the back cover.





BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist Back of sleeve shows first picture SOE 3739.






LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Orange Label with black print.

The word "BIEM" was printed on both side of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG
label label
Credited to song writing:
"Lennon - McCartney"
on both sides.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Unknown
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3  233214        ARE 2091  21
SIDE 2 M3  233215        ARE 2092  21
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: X...
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
From 1964 through the end of 1965, all of Odeon's EP releases were on an orange label with black print.
Like their earlier counterparts, all of these are collectible today.
The three dark blue label EP's were reissued onto the orange label.

  • Sleeve
    • 1st. press (6th. April 1964):  Back of sleeve shows first picture SOE 3739 (=this record)
    • 2nd. press (1964): Back of sleeve shows first picture SOE 3746
    • 3rd. press (1964?): Misprinted sleeve with angled red bar
  • Label
    • 1st. press (6th. April 1964): Orange Odeon label with black print



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