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#1 Dansez Beatles avec Geoge Martin et son orchestre (1st. Press? "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 227)
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TITLE dansez Beatles avec george martin et son orchestre
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 227
RELEASE DATE 24th November 1964? / First Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
All My Loving
There's A Place
Don't Bother Me
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)
Can't Buy Me Love
I Want To Hold Your Hand
And I Love Her
She Loves You
I Saw Her Standing There
Little Child
All I've Got To Do
Please Please Me
From Me To You
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
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cover-up label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 227" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 227" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
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label "J COLOMBET PARIS- XV": Printer based in Paris, France. label The sleeve notes on the rear of the album are by John Lennon.
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label Photographer's credit "Robert Freeman" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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"ODÉON" logo mark in black ink was printed at the top of the orange label. "MADE IN FRANCE" was printed on the label.
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label label On both sides, "BIEM" logo in a box  was printed at the left side of the center hole.
label On bothe sides, the master number was printed  at the left of the center hole.
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TAG: BACK
Has its tag attached & neatly folded inside the opening.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)
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LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR  801  21B         M6  238028
SIDE 2 XAR  801  21           M6  237145
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Semi wrap-around cover).
PRINTER CREDIT J COLOMBET PARIS- XV
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photos: Robert Freeman
Notes: John Lennon
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Orchestral instrumental versions of The Beatles big hits by The George Martin Orchestra.
At the end 64, an album combining orchestral adaptations was born in the French discography with this " dance Beatles "from a dozen of the first titles of the Fabs .. the cover artwork and its presentation fits perfectly with the style adopted for the French discography Beatles, beetles friezes until lettering characteristic of first albums.
I have only seen OSX 227 (George Martin's "Dancez Beatles") on the orange label.

The sleeve notes on the rear of the album are by John Lennon.
Here are some quotes from it :
"George Martin is a tall man, he is also a musician with short hair."
"Us Beatles are genuinely flattered that a 'real musician' as we call him should turn his talents to arranging an L.P. of our songs."
"Some of the sounds on the album may be new to you, like a jews harp and a twelve stringed finger, but the results are great and I think he should get a raise."

"Good George Martin is our friend
Buddy, Pal and Mate.
Buy this record and he'll send
A dog for your front gate."
by the Beatles a band.

*BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.



#2-1 dans leurs 14 Plus Grands Succes (1st. Press "Odéon Blue Label": OSX 231)
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TITLE dans leurs 14 PLUS GRANDS SUCCES
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 231
RELEASE DATE September 1965 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
From Me To You Roll Over Beethoven
Please, Please Me
Can't Buy Me Love
She Loves You
A Hard Day's Night
Twist And Shout
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
She's A Woman
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Eight Days A Week
All My Loving Rock And Roll Music
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 231" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 231" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
1st. Press (=this record) 2nd. Press
Early copies have the song title in light brown, later copies are green.
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"Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
First Press, on the back the words "Distribution exclusive disques CBS" was printed from the bottom flaps.
Late press was removed.
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label label 5 pictures of the Beatles' album and EPs are printed on the back cover.
label Photos Recto: HOLMES / Verso: X
"J COLOMBET PARIS- XV": Printer based in Paris, France.
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label label "ODÉON" logo mark in silver ink was printed at the top of the dark blue label.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed on the label.
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"BIEM" logo in a box  was printed on the both label.
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SIDE 1  and SIDE 2 SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3585  380
Side-2: CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3586  D1  380
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LABEL Odéon Blue Label with silver print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3585  380
SIDE 2 CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3586  D1  380
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Semi wrap-around cover).
PRINTER CREDIT J COLOMBET PARIS- XV
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photos Recto (front cover): HOLMES (Curt Gunther) / Verso (back cover): X
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Released in September 1965, this unique French 14-track 'Greatest hits' album has become one of The Beatles' rarest worldwide releases.
It is notable for its cover photo (aka 'The Horse Cover') which was taken in 1964 by German photographer Curt Gunther in Alton, Missouri, U.S.A
This exremely rare 1st pressing is on the dark blue & silver Odeon label (later changed to orange & black).
Housed in fully laminated, bi-flipback "Colombet, Paris" printed cover with the 'CBS' wording & logo on the lower flipback which is present on initial 1st pressing covers only.

*BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.



#2-2 dans leurs 14 Plus Grands Succes (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 231)
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TITLE dans leurs 14 PLUS GRANDS SUCCES
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 231
RELEASE DATE Unknown / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
From Me To You Roll Over Beethoven
Please, Please Me
Can't Buy Me Love
She Loves You
A Hard Day's Night
Twist And Shout
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
She's A Woman
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Eight Days A Week
All My Loving Rock And Roll Music
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 231" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 231" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
1st. Press 2nd. Press (=this record) Early copies have the song title in light brown, later copies are green.
label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
  Second Press, on the back the words "Distribution exclusive disques CBS" was erased from the bottom flaps.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label 5 pictures of the Beatles' album and EPs are printed on the back cover.
label Photos Recto: HOLMES / Verso: X
"J COLOMBET PARIS- XV": Printer based in Paris, France.
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label label "ODÉON" logo mark in black ink was printed at the top of the orange label.
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed on the label.
label
"BIEM" logo in a box  was printed on the both label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3585  380  2A(?)
Side-2:CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3586  D1  380 A(?)
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LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3585  380             2A(?)
SIDE 2 CBS  OSX 231    LPL  3586  D1  380        A(?)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Semi wrap-around cover).
PRINTER CREDIT J COLOMBET PARIS- XV
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photos Recto (front cover): HOLMES (Curt Gunther) / Verso (back cover): X
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Released in September 1965, this unique French 14-track 'Greatest hits' album has become one of The Beatles' rarest worldwide releases.
It is notable for its cover photo (aka 'The Horse Cover') which was taken in 1964 by German photographer Curt Gunther in Alton, Missouri, U.S.A
This exremely rare 1st pressing is on the dark blue & silver Odeon label (later changed to orange & black).
Housed in fully laminated, bi-flipback "Colombet, Paris" printed cover with the 'CBS' wording & logo on the lower flipback which is present on initial 1st pressing covers only.

*BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.



#3-1 The Beatles Again (9th. Press? "PM251 / without STEREO label": 2 C066-04348)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES AGAIN
CATALOG NUMBER 2 C066-04348
RELEASE DATE
1978? / 9th. Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
Hey Jude
I Should Have Known Better
Old Brown Shoe
Paperback Writer
Don't Let Me Down
Rain Ballad Of John and Yoko
Lady Madonna  
Revolution  
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
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cover cover
"PM 251" was printed preceding the catalog number.
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The bottom center place of the back cover, the credit "PATHE MARCONI" was printed.
The credit "Imprimé en France" and "OFFSET FRANCE (printer house name)" logo were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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sleeve sleeve Apple records on custom labels began using a typed, sans ‐ serif font in the rim text well before the change to the standard backdrops. In 1976, Apple albums began using the typed font instead of the earlier script text.
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label label In either late 1971 or in 1972, French EMI albums began using SACEM instead of BIEM for publishing rights. The publishing symbol for SACEM appears on all labels made after 1971. label Without the "STEREO" indicator at the bottom of the label.
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LABEL Apple label Type-4 (with Sans-Serif Text and BIEM Publishing Credit / without STEREO )
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04348 A  21      4         M6 271416         P
SIDE 2 04348 B  21                 M6 271417         P
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple/ LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1970
COVER FORM Single type. Glossy cover
PRINTER CREDIT Imprimé en France" and "OFFSET FRANCE" (printer house name) logo
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Apple label Type-4 (with Sans-Serif Text and BIEM Publishing Credit / without STEREO )
In either late 1971 or in 1972, French EMI albums began using SACEM instead of BIEM for
publishing rights.  The publishing symbol for SACEM appears on all labels made after 1971.
The credit "Imprimé en France" and "OFFSET FRANCE (printer house name)" logo were printed at the bottom of the back cover.

1970 / 2C 062 04348 : First press with Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓣ / printer Offset France / Natural colored front cover
1970 / 2C 062 04348 : Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓣ / printer Offset France / Brown colored front cover
1970 / 2C 062 04348 : Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓣ / printer IDN / Brown colored front cover
1970 / 2C 062 04348 : Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓤ / printer Offset France / Brown colored front cover
1971 / 2C 062 04348 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓤ / printer Offset France / Brown colored front cover
197? / 2C 064 04348 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓑ
197? / 2C 064 04348 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / PC Y sticker
1973/7? / 2C 066 04348 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓨ
1978 / 2C 066 04348 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓐ??
1978 / 2C 066 04348 / Apple label with or without STEREO / SACEM / Path.Marconi / "PM251" (=This record)

*PC= Price Code

The Beatles united for a final photographic session on 22 August 1969. It was also the last occasion in which all four members were together for band duties; thereafter their only meetings were business-related.
The shoot took place in the house and grounds of Tittenhurst Park, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire. The couple had moved in earlier in the month, although they had bought the 72-acre estate in May 1969.
The photo shoot took place two days after their final recording session together. The photographers were Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco, with additional pictures taken by The Beatles' assistant Mal Evans.

*SACEM :Sacem means "Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique". The main role of this private and non trading company is to collect payments of authors’ rights and redistribute them to the original authors and composers and the publishers. Sacem also conducts initiatives to help its members and to support cultural events.

*BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.



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