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#11-1 Les Beatles 1965 (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label": SOE 3764)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES 1965
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3764
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply (Lennon-McCartney)
I'm A Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
Eight Days A Week (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th. April 1965? / First Press
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BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
Odeon logomark and catalog No. "SOE 3764" were printed at the upper left of the front and back cover.
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twist 4 Beatles' album are introduced on the back cover.
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"Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name. It was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label label label Odéon Orange Label with black print.

The word "BIEM" in a box was printed on both sides of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG
label Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney" on both sides.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
label
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3 240528 7ARE 2121 21
SIDE 2 M3 240529 7ARE 2122 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 (but, I don't have it)
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Pablo Fanques
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 cover photo is revealed in full on the front of the Portuguese EP "I Feel Fine".



#11-2 Les Beatles 1965 (2nd. Press "Odéon Red Label type-1": MEO 106)
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#11-3
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TITLE
LES BEATLES 1965
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No Reply
I'm A Loser
SIDE 2
Rock And Roll Music
Eight Days A Week
RELEASE DATE
Unknown/re-issue (after 1971)
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BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
eight eight_back label label
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eight2 eight2 eight2 "SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-left and symbol "M" without 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 side of the center hole)
CATALOG NUMBER
MEO-106
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)" without the circle was printed on the label's center right.



#12-1 Les Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Group name on top of white song title": SOE 3766)
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#12-2 Les Beatles (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Group name behind white song title Type-1": SOE 3766)
Photo: X
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#12-3 Les Beatles (3rd. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Group name behind white song title Type-2": SOE 3766)
Photo: FLEETWAY
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#12-4 Les Beatles (Crossover Press "Odéon Orange Label: SOE 3766 / MEO 108)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3766 (Disk) / MEO 108 (Sleeve)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Ticket To Ride
Baby's In Black
(Paroles et Musiques: Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Yes It Is
(Paroles et Musiques: Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1966? / Crossover Press (First Press: 17th. May 1965)
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SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
Odeon logomark and renewal catalog No. "MEO 108" were printed at the upper left of the front and back cover.
twist "IDN" is Printer's name. It was printed at the right side of the back cover.
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The bottom center place of the back cover, the credit "LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS" was printed.
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label label label Odéon Orange Label with black print.
Catalog number: SOE 3766.
The word "BIEM" in a box was printed on both sides of the label.
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label label Credited to song writing "Paroles et Musiques: Lennon - McCartney" on both sides.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
None (maybe)
Sorry, 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   241353   P        7ARE  2125  21
SIDE 2 M3   241540   P       7ARE  2126  21 B
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
TAG None  (maybe)
PRINTER CREDIT IDN MADE IN FRANCE
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: FLEETWAY
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.

Songs From the film, "4 Garçons.." (HDN +3) ‐‐ on the back cover, next to "Les Beatles," is information about writing to their fan club. A mock LP cover is one of the photos.
There are three different versions for the cover of the SOE 3766:
  • Sleeve
    • 1st. press (17th. May 1965): Front of sleeve has Red text: "The Beatles" on top of white song titles
    • 2nd. press (1965): Front of sleeve has Red text: "The Beatles" behind white titles, back of sleeve has "Photo: X" under fanclub address
    • 3rd. press (1965): Front of sleeve has Red text: "The Beatles" behind white titles, back of sleeve has "Photo: FLEETWAY" under fanclub address
  • Label
    • 1st. press (17th. May 1965): Orange Odeon label with black print
At the beginning of May, 1966, Odeon replaced their earlier label with a red label and their logo with a logo that more closely resembled those used in other countries. The red label appears on all Odeon releases of the time, but when France took up the EEC numbering in 1969, they stopped using the original catalog numbers on Beatles releases. 
EP's originally released on the red label are shown below. You will notice that some records  which were originally released on the dark blue/orange label were reissued and given new catalog numbers. Although the EP was essentially replaced by the single, or simple, in 1967, the EP's continued to be issued on the red label at least through 1969.
  • MEO 105 Yesterday +3" (1st. Press: MEO 105 / with Large Odéon label)
  • MEO 106 "No Reply +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3764)
  • MEO 107 "We Can Work It Out +3" (1st. Press: MEO 107 / with Large Odéon label)
  • MEO 108 "Ticket To Ride +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3766)
  • MEO 112 "I Want to Hold Your Hand +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3745)
  • MEO 113 "Help! +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3769)
  • MEO 116 "Another Girl +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3771)
  • MEO 119 "Paperback Writer +3"
  • MEO 126 "Yellow Submarine +3"
  • MEO 134 "Strawberry Fields Forever +3"
The first truly "new" red label "type-2" EP was MEO 119, issued in 27th. June 1966.



#12-5 Les Beatles (5th. Press "Odéon Red Label type-1 / Large Odeon logo": MEO 108)
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#12-6 Les Beatles (6th. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-1 / BIEM logo": MEO 108)
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#12-7 Les Beatles (7th. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-2 / SACEM logo right": MEO 108)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Ticket To Ride
Baby's In Black
SIDE 2
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Yes It Is
RELEASE DATE
Unknown/re-issue (after 1971)
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
ticket2 ticket2_back label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
ticket2 ticket2 ticket2 "SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-right and symbol "M" without the circle was printed on the label's center right.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Red ODEON type 2-2? (SACEM logo right side of the center hole)
CATALOG NUMBER
MEO-108
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
COMMENTS
"SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-right and symbol "M (means "Medium"--concerning the quality of the vinyl)" without the circle was printed on the label's center right.



#12-8 Les Beatles (8th. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-3 / SACEM logo left": MEO 108)
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#13-1 Help! (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label / "HELP! center version": SOE 3769)
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TITLE
HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3769
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
Mr. Moonlight (Johnson)
SIDE 2
I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
23th. July 1965 / First Press
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BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
Odeon logomark and catalog No. "SOE 3769" were printed at the upper left of the front cover.
twist Odeon logomark and catalog No. "SOE 3769" were printed at the upper left of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist 1 Beatles' album (A Hard Day's Night) and 3 EPs are introduced on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist "Beatles fan club" Post office box was printed on the back cover. twist "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" (Printer's name) was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"Photo: R. FREETWAY" was credited.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Orange Label with black print.
Side-1:"B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL"
Side-2: "BIEM" in a box was printed on both sides of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG
(Sorry, I don't have it.)
label label Title "HELP! (2' 16)" center under LES BEATLES.

"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 M3   242913        7ARE  2131   21
SIDE 2 M3   242914        7ARE  2132   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 (but, I don't have it)
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: R. FREETWAY
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 (23th. July. 1965): Picture Sleeve
  • Label
    • 1st. press (23th. July. 1965): Orange Odeon label with black print / Title "Help! (2' 16)" center under LES BEATLES (=this record)
    • 2nd. press (1965): Orange Odeon label with black print / Title "Help!" left under of LES BEATLES



#13-2 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
HELP!
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Help!
Mr. Moonlight
SIDE 2
I'm Down
I'll Follow The Sun
RELEASE DATE
1965?/Second Press
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BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
help help_back label label
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LABEL CLOSE UP
help help help On both side label,look for "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" logo.
OTHER ITEM
tagOrder tag
RECORD LABEL
Orange ODEON
CATALOG NUMBER
SOE-3769
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
COMMENTS
There are two different versions for the cover of the SOE 3769:

1st. Press: Title "Help!" right under LES BEATLES on side-1 label
2nd. Press: Title "Help!" left under LES BEATLES on side-1 label



#13-3 Help! (3rd. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-1": MEO 113)
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TITLE
HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER MEO 113
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
Mr. Moonlight (Johnson)
SIDE 2
I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Unknown / Third Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist Odeon & EMI logomark was printed at the upper left of the front cover. twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (front laminated printed cover).
Catalog No. "MEO 113" and "M (=Médium)" in a circle were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name. It was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Red Label with black print.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the right part of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG -->Click!
label label The word "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" was printed on the label of side-1.
twist twist
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Red Label with black print type-2-1 (BIEM logo)
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1
SIDE 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (front laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: R. FREEMAN
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
At the beginning of May, 1966, Odeon replaced their earlier label with a red label and their logo with a logo that more closely resembled those used in other countries. The red label appears on all Odeon releases of the time, but when France took up the EEC numbering in 1969, they stopped using the original catalog numbers on Beatles releases. 
EP's originally released on the red label are shown below. You will notice that some records  which were originally released on the dark blue/orange label were reissued and given new catalog numbers. Although the EP was essentially replaced by the single, or simple, in 1967, the EP's continued to be issued on the red label at least through 1969.
  • MEO 105 Yesterday +3" (1st. Press: MEO 105 / with Large Odéon label)
  • MEO 106 "No Reply +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3764)
  • MEO 107 "We Can Work It Out +3" (1st. Press: MEO 107 / with Large Odéon label)
  • MEO 108 "Ticket To Ride +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3766)
  • MEO 112 "I Want to Hold Your Hand +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3745)
  • MEO 113 "Help! +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3769)
  • MEO 116 "Another Girl +3" (1st. Press: SOE 3771)
  • MEO 119 "Paperback Writer +3"
  • MEO 126 "Yellow Submarine +3"
  • MEO 134 "Strawberry Fields Forever +3"
The first truly "new" red label "type-2" EP was MEO 119, issued in 27th. June 1966.



#14-1 Les Beatles chansons du film "Help!" (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label": SOE 3771)
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TITLE
LES BEATLES chansons du film "HELP!"
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3771
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Another Girl (Lennon- McCartney)
I Need You (Harrison)
SIDE 2
The Night Before (Lennon- McCartney)
You're Going To Lose That Girl (Lennon- McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1st. September 1965 / First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
twist twist_back label label label
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
Odeon logomark and catalog No. "SOE 3771" were printed at the upper left of the front and back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist 1 Beaatles' EP and 3 albums are introduced on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist
"Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"J COLOMBET PARIS- XV": Printer based in Paris, France. It was printed at the bottom of 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 sides of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG
label Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney" on both sides.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
label
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 CBS SOE 3771 PEP 5684 380
SIDE 2 CBS SOE 3771 PEP 5685 380
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 (but, I don't have it)
PRINTER CREDIT J COLOMBET PARIS- XV
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Pablo Fanques
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.



#14-2 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
LES BEATLES CHANSONS DU FILM "HELP"
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Another Girl
I Need You
SIDE 2
The Night Before
You're Going To Lose That Girl
RELEASE DATE
Unknown/re-issue (after 1971)
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
night2 night2_back label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
night2 night2 night2 "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.
LABEL CLOSE UP
night2 You can see the words "CHANSONS DU FILM "HELP!"" on label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Red ODEON type 2-3 (SACEM logo left)
CATALOG NUMBER
MEO-116
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.
You can see the words "CHANSONS DU FILM "HELP!"" on label.



#15-1 Les Beatles
(1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Front Big Title 'You've Got ...' ": SOE 3772)

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#15-2
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away--du film "Help!"
Yesterday
SIDE 2
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
You Like Me Too Much
RELEASE DATE
Unknown/First Press
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
LABEL -->Click!
DISK
yesterday yesterday_back label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
yesterday yesterday yesterday On both side label,look for "B.I.E.M." logo.
LABEL CLOSE UP
yesterday You can see the words "du film "HELP!"" on the side-1 label.
The layout of the song titles on both sides has a slender printing type.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Orange ODEON
CATALOG NUMBER
SOE-3772
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
COMMENTS
You can see the words "du film "HELP!"" on the side-1 label.
On both side label,look for "B.I.E.M." logo.



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