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12. Les Beatles (SOE 3766 / MEO 108)
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#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-2-1": SOE 3766)
Photo: X
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TITLE
LES BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER SOE 3766
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
1965? /  Second Press (First Press: 17th. May 1965)
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BACK -->Click!
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Odeon logomark and catalog No. "SOE 3766" were printed at the upper left of the front cover.
Red text: "The Beatles" behind white titles.
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twist Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (full laminated printed cover). twist "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name. It was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The credit "Photo: X" was printed at the bottom.
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4 Beatles' EPs 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.
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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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labellabel label
Catalog number "SOE 3766" on the label
Credited to song writing "Paroles et Musiques: Lennon - McCartney" on both sides.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
TAG
label label Has the original re-order tag attached.
(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 7ARE 2125  21        M3 241353   P
SIDE 2 7ARE 2126  21 B     P    M 3 241540
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: 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.

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.

DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris:
Printing company located in Paris, France, headed by Michel Dillard (an old publisher from La Sirène éditions musicales).
Often appears on releases as "Dillard et Cie. Imp. Paris" or "Dillard & Cie, Imp. Paris".



#12-3 Les Beatles (3rd. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Group name behind white song title Type-2-2": 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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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 (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.
LABEL CLOSE UP
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.
LABEL CLOSE UP TAG
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.

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"



#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
CATALOG NUMBER MEO 108
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Ticket To Ride  Lennon-Mc Cartney
Baby's In Black  Lennon-Mc Cartney
SIDE 2
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party    Lennon-Mc Cartney
Yes It Is   Lennon-McCartney   
RELEASE DATE
1971? / 7th. Press?
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BACK -->Click!
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SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
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BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist Odeon logomark and renewal catalog No. "MEO 106" were printed at the upper corner of the front and back cover. twist Housed in a no-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
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"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.
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CATALOG No.
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
label label label
Odeon logo and catalog no. were printed on the label's center right. Credited to song writing: "Lennon-McCartney" 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 7ARE 2125 21    7TOP 1019 21     M3 241353     P
SIDE 2 7ARE 2126 21 B    7TOP 1020 21B     P     M 3 241540
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)" without 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"



#12-8 Les Beatles (8th. Press "Odéon Red Label type-2-3 / SACEM logo left": MEO 108)
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