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22. The Beatles (MEO 105)
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#22-1 The Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Red Label type-1": MEO 105)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER MEO 105
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Yesterday    Lennon-Mc Cartney
The Night Before   chanson du film "Help" Lennon-Mc Cartney
SIDE 2
Act Naturally   Morrison-Russell
It's Only Love   Lennon-Mc Cartney
RELEASE DATE
21th. February 1966 / First Press
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twist twist twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover).
Odeon logomark and renewal catalog No. "MEO 105" were printed at the upper corner of the front and back cover. The credit "Photo X..." was printed at the bottom of the front cover.
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"LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS" credit was printed at the back cover.
"IDN (Printer's name) was printed at the right side of the back cover.
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label label label Odéon Red Label with black print.
On both sides, "BIEM" logo in the box was printed at the left side of the center hole.
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CATALOG No.
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
label label label
Symbol "M" in the circle was printed on the label's center right. "MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the center hole.
TAG
Has the original re-order tag attached. (Sorry, I don't have it.)
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Red Label with black print Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 7TOP  1009  21 (hand etching)   7EPM  1030  21    M3  244101
SIDE 2 7TOP  1010  21 (hand etching)   7EPM  1031  21    M3  244102
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. (half laminated printed cover).
TAG YES
PRINTER CREDIT IDN  - MADE IN FRANCE
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo X...
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
For the first few months of 1966, a few EP's were issued on a red label with large ODÉON. It is easy to see that this was an intermediary release, since by this time the Odeon logo on the EP covers had changed. The EP's which exist in this intermediate form are:

  • MEO 102   Michelle +3   27 Ja 66 $60 
  • MEO 105   Yesterday +3   21 Fe 66
  • MEO 106   Beatles 1965 (8 Days a Wk. +3) 04 Mr 66
  • MEO 107   We Can Work It Out + 3   21 Mr 66
  • MEO 108 Ticket to Ride + 3 28 Ap 66
Two of the intermediate red label EP's contained new material, MEO 102 and MEO 107. But although MEO 105 is a "Yesterday" EP, it is not a reissue of SOE 3772; instead, it is a domestic release of EP MOE 21004, which had previously been made only for export.
The EP’s numbered MEO‐101 and MEO‐102 were released in January, 1966.  While the
Hollies EP is scarcer, the Beatles’ MEO‐102 may be found having a label marked “Médium” at
the right side, or (less commonly) with a label showing an “M” in a circle.  The circle‐M appears on most releases beginning in February, 1966.    Later pressings of these records sometimes show “M” without a circle.

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.
The above four "transitional" EP's were reissued onto the red label.

  • MEO 108   Ticket to Ride + 3   Reissue
  • MEO 112   I Want to Hold Your Hand +3   05 My 66
  • MEO 113   Help!   12 My 66
  • MEO 116   Another Girl + 3   09 Jn 66
  • MEO 119   Paperback Writer +3   27 Jn 66
  • MEO 126   Yellow Submarine +3   31 Oc 66
  • MEO 134   I'm Only Sleeping +3 (Penny Lane) Mr 67
IDN: French printing company.
I.D.N. is an acronym standing for "Imprimerie Du Nord".
Identified on most records with the sentence : "IDN made in France" or "I.D.N. made in France"



#22-2 The Beatles (2nd. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-1 without SACEM logo": MEO 105)
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#22-3 The Beatles (3rd. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-2 with SACEM logo right": MEO 105)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER MEO 105
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Yesterday    Lennon-Mc Cartney
The Night Before   chanson du film "Help" Lennon-Mc Cartney
SIDE 2
Act Naturally   Morrison-Russell
It's Only Love   Lennon-Mc Cartney
RELEASE DATE
1971? / 3rd. Press
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SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist twist Housed in a no-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
Odeon logomark and renewal catalog No. "MEO 105" were printed at the upper corner of the front and back cover. The credit "Photo X..." was printed at the bottom of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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"LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS" credit was printed at the back cover.
"IDN (Printer's name) was printed at the right side of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Odéon Red Label with black print.
"SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-right.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
CATALOG No.
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
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Odeon dome logo and catalog no. were printed on the label's center left. Credited to song writing: "Lennon - McCartney / Morrison - Russell  (without quote)" on both sides.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odéon Red Label with black print Type2-2 (with SACEM logo right)
MIX
MONO
MATRIX NO. SIDE 1 7EPM  1030  21    7TOP  1009  21     M3  244101
SIDE 2 7EPM  1031  21    7TOP  1010  21     M3  244102
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
COVER FORM Single type. (half laminated printed cover).
TAG ?
PRINTER CREDIT IDN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
For the first few months of 1966, a few EP's were issued on a red label with large ODÉON. It is easy to see that this was an intermediary release, since by this time the Odeon logo on the EP covers had changed. The EP's which exist in this intermediate form are:

  • MEO 102   Michelle +3   27 Ja 66 $60 
  • MEO 105   Yesterday +3   21 Fe 66
  • MEO 106   Beatles 1965 (8 Days a Wk. +3) 04 Mr 66
  • MEO 107   We Can Work It Out + 3   21 Mr 66
  • MEO 108 Ticket to Ride + 3 28 Ap 66
Two of the intermediate red label EP's contained new material, MEO 102 and MEO 107. But although MEO 105 is a "Yesterday" EP, it is not a reissue of SOE 3772; instead, it is a domestic release of EP MOE 21004, which had previously been made only for export.
The EP’s numbered MEO‐101 and MEO‐102 were released in January, 1966.  While the
Hollies EP is scarcer, the Beatles’ MEO‐102 may be found having a label marked “Médium” at
the right side, or (less commonly) with a label showing an “M” in a circle.  The circle‐M appears on most releases beginning in February, 1966.    Later pressings of these records sometimes show “M” without a circle.

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.
The above four "transitional" EP's were reissued onto the red label.

  • MEO 108   Ticket to Ride + 3   Reissue
  • MEO 112   I Want to Hold Your Hand +3   05 My 66
  • MEO 113   Help!   12 My 66
  • MEO 116   Another Girl + 3   09 Jn 66
  • MEO 119   Paperback Writer +3   27 Jn 66
  • MEO 126   Yellow Submarine +3   31 Oc 66
  • MEO 134   I'm Only Sleeping +3 (Penny Lane) Mr 67
"SACEM" logo type was printed on the label's center-right and symbol "M (means "Medium"--concerning the quality of the vinyl)" in the circle was printed on the label's center right.

IDN: French printing company.
I.D.N. is an acronym standing for "Imprimerie Du Nord".
Identified on most records with the sentence : "IDN made in France" or "I.D.N. made in France"



#22-4 The Beatles (4th. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-3 with SACEM logo left": MEO 105)
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