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#1-1 Les Beatles (1st. Press "Odéon Green Label": OSX 222)
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TITLE LES BEATLES (with The Beatles)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 222
RELEASE DATE 11th. December 1963 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Gotta Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mr. Postman Money
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 222" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 222" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Semi wrap-around cover).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Recording produced by George Martin" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Please Please Me U.K. press" was introduced on the back cover because this album was the first issue in France. label "DILLARD & Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The song title of the 3rd. track of side-2, "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME", was printed "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME" on both the back cover and label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
The word "B.I.E.M" in a box was printed on both side of the label. According to Mr. Aurie, records with the BIEM, BIEM CHAPPEL or DR logos were pressed in the 60s - but the SACEM logo did not appear on French records before 1971/1972. (Thanks!)
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XA R  777  21B      M6  231498
Side-2: XA R  778  21B      M6  231499
label label
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LABEL Odéon Dark Green Label with silver print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XA R  777  21B      M6  231498
SIDE 2 XA R  778  21B      M6  231499
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD & Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This is The Beatles' debut album in France.
The French albums were largely the same as those in the UK, although some early releases were retitled, and the equivalents of Please Please Me and With The Beatles were issued in reverse order.

Odéon Dark Green label (1st. Press);
Odéon France was changed from a green label to a dark blue label shortly after Les Beatles (OSX 222) was released, then changed from blue to orange in 1965.

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



#1-2 Les Beatles (3rd. Press? "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 222)
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TITLE LES BEATLES (with The Beatles)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 222
RELEASE DATE Unknown / Third Press? (First Press: 11th. December 1963)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Gotta Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mr. Postman Money
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 222" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 222" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Semi wrap-around cover).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Recording produced by George Martin" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Please Please Me U.K. press" was introduced on the back cover because this album was the first issue in France. label "DILLARD & Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The song title of the 3rd. track of side-2, "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME", was printed "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME" on both the back cover and label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
The word "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" was printed on the label of side_A instead of "BIEM" logo in box. According to Mr. Aurie, records with the BIEM, BIEM CHAPPEL or DR logos were pressed in the 60s - but the SACEM logo did not appear on French records before 1971/1972. (Thanks!)
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XA R  777  21B      M6  231498
Side-2: XA R  778  21B      M6  231499
label label
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LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XA R  777  21B      M6  231498
SIDE 2 XA R  778  21B      M6  231499
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD & Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This is The Beatles' debut album in France.
The French albums were largely the same as those in the UK, although some early releases were retitled, and the equivalents of Please Please Me and With The Beatles were issued in reverse order.

Odéon Orange label (maybe 3rd. Press);
Odéon France was changed from a green label to a dark blue label shortly after Les Beatles (OSX 222) was released, then changed from blue to orange in 1965.

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



#2-1 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (1st. Press "Odéon Dark Blue Label": OSX 225)
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TITLE LES BEATLES N°1 (PLEASE PLEASE ME)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 225
RELEASE DATE 7th. January 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Love Me Do
Misery
P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
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
Plain White Inner Sleeve
(maybe)
label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
It was printed at the left side of the back cover.
label "Photo: X... Maquette: J.B."was printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR  783  22      M6  231562
Side-2: XAR  784  22      M6  231563
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
label Has its tag attached & neatly folded inside the opening.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)


LABEL Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR  783  22      M6  231562
SIDE 2 XAR  784  22      M6  231563
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr / Notes: Daniele  Heymann
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
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, but for most of the mid 60's they were orange.
The word "BIEM" was not printed on the label of side-B.
Housed in a fully laminated French designed/printed twin-flipback cover.

Photos of the front cover are taken by Astrid Kirchherr. They also serve to achieve this poster that date of the passing Fab'4 in Olympia. The back is printed an article in the Express of December 6, 1963, written by Danièle Heymann.

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



#2-2 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 225)
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TITLE LES BEATLES N°1 (PLEASE PLEASE ME)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 225
RELEASE DATE late 1964? / Second Press (First Press: 7th. January 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Love Me Do
Misery
P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
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
label label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
It was printed at the left side of the back cover.
label "Photo: X... Maquette: J.B."was printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR  783  22      M6  231562
Side-2: XAR  784  22      M6  231563
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
label Has its tag attached & neatly folded inside the opening.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)


LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR  783  22      M6  231562
SIDE 2 XAR  784  22      M6  231563
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr / Notes: Daniele  Heymann
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Orange label.
Odéon France was changed from a green label to a dark blue label shortly after Les Beatles (OSX 222) was released, then changed from blue to orange in 1965.
Housed in a fully laminated French designed/printed flipback cover.

Photos of the front cover are taken by Astrid Kirchherr. They also serve to achieve this poster that date of the passing Fab'4 in Olympia. The back is printed an article in the Express of December 6, 1963, written by Danièle Heymann.

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



#2-3 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (3rd. Press "Odéon Red Label": LSO 103)
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#2-4 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (4th. Press "Odéon Black Label": LSO 103)
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#2-5 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (5th. Press "Odéon Sky Blue Label type-1 / PATHE MARCONI": LSO 103)
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#2-6 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (6th. Press "Odéon Sky Blue Label type-3 / PATHE MARCONI EMI": 2C 066-04. 219)
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TITLE LES BEATLES N°1 (PLEASE PLEASE ME)
CATALOG NUMBER 2C 066-04. 219
RELEASE DATE 1972? / 6th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Love Me Do (sim. stereo)
Misery
P.S. I Love You (sim. stereo)
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
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
label label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The company's name "Pathé Marconi EMI" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "OFFSET FRANCE (printer's name)" was printed at the left side of the back cover. label "Photo: X... Maquette: J.B."was printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI EMI" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: 04219 A 21  M6. 287395
Side-2: 04219 B 21  M6  287396
label label label label
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LABEL Odéon Sky Blue Label with black print type-3
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04219 A 21         M6. 287395
SIDE 2 04219 B 21          M6  287396
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Pathé Marconi EMI
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT OFFSET FRANCE
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr / Notes: Daniele  Heymann
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Sky Blue label.
"MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI EMI" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Odeon/EMI changed to a sky-blue label in 1968.
Housed in a half laminated French designed/printed semi-flipback cover.

Photos of the front cover are taken by Astrid Kirchherr. They also serve to achieve this poster that date of the passing Fab'4 in Olympia. The back is printed an article in the Express of December 6, 1963, written by Danièle Heymann.

The company's name "Pathé Marconi EMI" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
*Pathé Marconi EMI:
French record company active between 1972-1990.
Before 1972, Pathé Marconi EMI was known as Les Industries Musicales Et Electriques Pathé Marconi. Around 1986 it was renamed to EMI Pathé Marconi (EMI Pathé Marconi S.A.)
The company was responsible for the EMI Group labels La Voix De Son Maître (His Master's Voice), Pathé, EMI Columbia, Capitol Records, EMI, Odeon etc. in France.

The EMI country codes (introduced on 1 June, 1969): In most cases the EMI Codes are the first two letters of the records catalog#. These EMI Country Codes were used to indicate the country in which the record was pressed. Note this doesn't necessarily means the record was also released in that country.

0C U.K.     4C Belgium 7C Sweden 12C Austria 33C Mexico
1A Holland 2C France 4E Sweden 7E Norway 13C Switzerland    
1C Germany 2E Austria 5C Holland 8E Portugal 14C Greece    
1J Spain 2J Greece 5E Finland 9C Finland 16C Australia (unused on releases)    
    3C Italy 6C Denmark 10C Spain 17C New Zealand (unused on releases)    
    3E Switzerland 6E Denmark 11C Portugal 31C Brazil    

*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.



#3-1 4 Garcons Dans Le Vent" (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 226)
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TITLE CHANSONS DU FILM "4 GARCONS DANS LE VENT"
(A HARD DAY'S NIGHT)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 226
RELEASE DATE 10th. September 1964? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love  
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 226" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 226" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Semi wrap-around cover).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Photos du Film <<4 Garcons dans le vent>> UNITED ARTISTS" was printed at the left side of the back cover. label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR  793  21      M6  235927
Side-2: XAR  794  21      M6  235928
label label label label
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LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR  793  21      M6  235927
SIDE 2 XAR  794  21      M6  235928
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photos du Film <<4 Garcons dans le vent>> UNITED ARTISTS
Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Orange label.
Odéon France was changed from a green label to a dark blue label shortly after Les Beatles (OSX 222) was released, then changed from blue to orange in 1965.
Housed in a fully laminated French designed/printed flipback cover.

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



#3-2 Garcons Dans Le Vent" (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) (2nd. Press "Odéon Red Label": LSO 101)
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#3-3 Garcons Dans Le Vent" (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) (3rd. Press "Odéon Black Label": LSO 101)
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#3-4 Garcons Dans Le Vent" (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) (4th. Press "Odéon Sky Blue Label type-1": LSO 101)
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#3-5 Garcons Dans Le Vent" (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) (5th. Press "Odéon Sky Blue Label type-2 / PATHE MARCONI": 2C 064-04. 145)
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TITLE CHANSONS DU FILM "4 GARCONS DANS LE VENT"
(A HARD DAY'S NIGHT)
CATALOG NUMBER 2C 064-04. 145
RELEASE DATE 1972? / 5th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead 
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love  
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
Plain White Inner Sleeve
(maybe)
label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "2C  064 04145" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "2C 064-04145" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The company's name "PATHE MARCONI" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris (printer's house name)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: 04145 A 21  M6. 287397
Side-2: 04145 B 21  M6  287398
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odéon Sky Blue Label with black print type-2
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04145 A 21         M6. 287397
SIDE 2 04145 B 21          M6  287398
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
PATHE MARCONI
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photos du Film <<4 Garcons dans le vent>> UNITED ARTISTS
Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Sky Blue label type-2
"MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI" was printed at the bottom of the label.

Odeon/EMI changed to a sky-blue label in 1968.
Housed in a half laminated French designed/printed semi-flipback cover.

The company's name "Pathé Marconi EMI" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
*Pathé Marconi EMI:
French record company active between 1972-1990.
Before 1972, Pathé Marconi EMI was known as Les Industries Musicales Et Electriques Pathé Marconi. Around 1986 it was renamed to EMI Pathé Marconi (EMI Pathé Marconi S.A.)
The company was responsible for the EMI Group labels La Voix De Son Maître (His Master's Voice), Pathé, EMI Columbia, Capitol Records, EMI, Odeon etc. in France.

The EMI country codes (introduced on 1 June, 1969): In most cases the EMI Codes are the first two letters of the records catalog#. These EMI Country Codes were used to indicate the country in which the record was pressed. Note this doesn't necessarily means the record was also released in that country.

0C U.K.     4C Belgium 7C Sweden 12C Austria 33C Mexico
1A Holland 2C France 4E Sweden 7E Norway 13C Switzerland    
1C Germany 2E Austria 5C Holland 8E Portugal 14C Greece    
1J Spain 2J Greece 5E Finland 9C Finland 16C Australia (unused on releases)    
    3C Italy 6C Denmark 10C Spain 17C New Zealand (unused on releases)    
    3E Switzerland 6E Denmark 11C Portugal 31C Brazil    

*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.



#4-1 Les Beatles 1965 (1st. Press "Odéon Orange Label / With insert Lamp-shade Sheet": OSX 228)
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TITLE LES BEATLES 1965 (Beatles For Sale)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 228
RELEASE DATE 26th. January 1965? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City  Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INSIDE -->Click!
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER
CLOSE UP
label Housed in an outer fully laminated gatefold cover with open central front window. cover-up cover-up
INSIDE CLOSE UP
label Odeon logo mark and cataogue number were printed at the upper corner of the inside cover.
label label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
INSIDE CLOSE UP
label "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
label 4 Beatles' album and 6 pictures of the Beatles' EPs are introduced on the inside.
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label label The thin reverse-printed plastic sheet on the insert was designed to be peeled from its backing card and constructed into a lamp-shade. label Illustrated on the instructions printed on the back of the card.
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label Inscription on the back: "ALDOCOLOR S.A., LAUSANNE    Représentant pour la France, Idéal Home 62 Rue Lafayette, Paris IXè PRO. 10-22"
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label
Sticker front.  The thin reverse-printed plastic sheet on the insert was designed to be peeled from its backing card and constructed into a lamp-shade, as illustrated on the instructions printed on the back of the card.
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label The cover comes with a pull-out front laminated insert depicting the UK cover of the LP with the red upper banner. label "ODÉON" logo mark in black ink was printed at the top of the orange label.
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labellabel label The word "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" was printed on the label of side_A instead of "BIEM" logo in box. According to Mr. Aurie, records with the BIEM, BIEM CHAPPEL or DR logos were pressed in the 60s - but the SACEM logo did not appear on French records before 1971/1972. (Thanks!)
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#4-1: 1st. Press
#4-2: 2nd. Press
BOTTOM OF THE LABEL
SIDE-1
label label label "MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR 809 21   M6 238684
Side-2: XAR 810 21   M6 238685
OTHER ITEM
For promotional purposes, a piece of cardboard the size of the LP's center hole was issued.
Almost as hard to get is the version of the LP with the special "languette".

LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR 809 21      P        M6 238684
SIDE 2 XAR 810 21      P        M6 238685
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Housed in an outer fully laminated gatefold cover with open central front window.
PRINTER CREDIT Sleeve: DILLARD & Cie, lmp. Paris
Lampshade card board: ALDOCOLOR S.A., LAUSANNE
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Derek Tayor
Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Orange label.
Housed within outer laminated gatefold sleeve with die-cut circular front panel, complete with the rarest type insert for this release.
"The Beatles 1965"is the French equivalent of the album "Beatles For Sale", whose cover has the particularity to be opening, which was not common in the time. This is probably the most luxurious ODEON OSX series.
The OSX 228 had three different inserts, reproducing the famous photo of Robert Freeman, taking in Hyde Park ( London) in the fall of 1964. The first of them is a big sticker (some copies are labeled "ALDOCOLOR SA LAUSANNE" at the bottom left of the back) to the size of the pouch.
It has become rare nowadays , as many fans have followed the instructions carefully on the back, and to fix it on a lampshade or a cabinet door. The other two inserts , most common are cardboard and differ in their red or orange top edge.

1) 1st. pressing with insert designed to be made into a lampshade. It is in fact an ingenious, semi-transparent insert which was designed to be converted into a lampshade.
The thin reverse-printed plastic sheet on the insert was designed to be peeled from its backing card and constructed into a lamp-shade, as illustrated on the instructions printed on the back of the card.
2) 2nd pressing: insert with red header.
3) 3rd pressing: insert with yellow & red header.

Some copies of "Beatles 1965" still wear the badge that shut the circular opening of the front cover.
This circular front panel was designed to be removed and was of course thrown away every time.

"Les Beatles vous offrent
leur photo adhesive couleur
dans leur dernier disque 30cm OSX 228
Odeon
LES BEATLES 1965"
was printed on the circular front panel.
-->> cf. http://www.freewebs.com/thebeatlesbeat/FRANCE_65.htm



#4-2 Les Beatles 1965 (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Insert with red header": OSX 228)
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TITLE LES BEATLES 1965 (Beatles For Sale)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 228
RELEASE DATE January 1965? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City  Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INSIDE -->Click!
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER
CLOSE UP
label Housed in an outer fully laminated gatefold cover with open central front window. cover-up cover-up
INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label
"DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
"Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label 4 Beatles' album and 6 pictures of the Beatles' EPs are introduced on the inside.
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label label label label The cover comes with a pull-out front laminated insert depicting the UK cover of the LP with the red upper banner.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
The word "B.I.E.M. CHAPPELL" was printed on the label of side_A instead of "BIEM" logo in box. According to Mr. Aurie, records with the BIEM, BIEM CHAPPEL or DR logos were pressed in the 60s - but the SACEM logo did not appear on French records before 1971/1972. (Thanks!)
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR 809 21   M6 238684
Side-2: XAR 810 21   M6 238685
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR 809 21         M6 238684
SIDE 2 XAR 810 21         M6 238685
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Housed in an outer fully laminated gatefold cover with open central front window.
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD & Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Derek Tayor
Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Orange label.
Housed within outer laminated gatefold sleeve with die-cut circular front panel, complete with the rarest type insert for this release.
"The Beatles 1965"is the French equivalent of the album "Beatles For Sale", whose cover has the particularity to be opening, which was not common in the time. This is probably the most luxurious ODEON OSX series.
The OSX 228 had three different inserts, reproducing the famous photo of Robert Freeman, taking in Hyde Park ( London) in the fall of 1964. The first of them is a big sticker (some copies are labeled "ALDOCOLOR SA LAUSANNE" at the bottom left of the back) to the size of the pouch.
It has become rare nowadays , as many fans have followed the instructions carefully on the back, and to fix it on a lampshade or a cabinet door. The other two inserts , most common are cardboard and differ in their red or orange top edge.

1) 1st. pressing with insert designed to be made into a lampshade. It is in fact an ingenious, semi-transparent insert which was designed to be converted into a lampshade.
The thin reverse-printed plastic sheet on the insert was designed to be peeled from its backing card and constructed into a lamp-shade, as illustrated on the instructions printed on the back of the card.
2) 2nd pressing: insert with red header
3) 3rd pressing: insert with yellow & red header.

Some copies of "Beatles 1965" still wear the badge that shut the circular opening of the front cover.
This circular front panel was designed to be removed and was of course thrown away every time.

"Les Beatles vous offrent
leur photo adhesive couleur
dans leur dernier disque 30cm OSX 228
Odeon
LES BEATLES 1965"
was printed on the circular front panel.
-->> cf. http://www.freewebs.com/thebeatlesbeat/FRANCE_65.htm



#4-3 Les Beatles 1965 (3rd. Press "Odéon Orange Label / Insert with yellow & red header": OSX 228)
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#5-1 chansons du film "Help!" (1st. Press "Odéon Dark Blue Label": OSX 230)
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TITLE chansons du film "HELP!"
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 230
RELEASE DATE 6th August.1965/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Bepore
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up cover-up cover-up Housed in an attractive fully laminated French designed / printed cover, complete with its original plain white inner-sleeve.
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sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "OSX 230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "J COLOMBET PARIS- XV": Printer based in Paris, France.
Contact Info:
Imprimerie Jean Colombet
4 impasse Sainte-Félicité
75015 PARIS
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sleeve "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label 3 pictures of the Beatles' album and 3 pictures of the Beatles' EPs are introduced on the back cover.
label
As well as main vocal, performers of musical instruments have also been described.
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label "ODÉON" logo mark in silver ink was printed at the top of the dark blue label. label label
"BIEM" logo in a box and "MADE IN FRANCE" were printed on the label.
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label About the song title of the 2nd. song on side-1, this label was misprinted "THE NIGHT BEPORE" instead of "THE NIGHT BEFORE"
label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: CBS  OSX  230  LPL  3593  380
Side-2: CBS  OSX  230  LPL  3594  380
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 CBS  OSX  230  LPL  3593  380
SIDE 2 CBS  OSX  230  LPL  3594  380
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT J COLOMBET PARIS-XV
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
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, but for most of the mid 60's they were orange.

France "chansons du film Help!" 1st. pressing original Beatles MONO LP  (Odéon OSX 230) with dark blue labels and original flipback sleeve.

Help! (OSX 230) exists on dark blue (1st. press) and orange (2nd. press) labels.



#5-2 chansons du film "Help!" (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 230)
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#5-3 chansons du film "Help!" (3rd. Press "Odéon Red Label / Mono": LSO 104)
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TITLE chansons du film "HELP!"
CATALOG NUMBER LSO 104
RELEASE DATE January 1966? / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up cover-up
cover-up
Housed in an attractive half laminated French designed / printed cover, complete with its original plain white inner-sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Diagonal-cut corner.
Catalog No. "LSO 104" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve cover-up
Photos: Robert FREEMAN credit was printed.
"I.D.N.(Printing house?) MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the right side of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS" credit was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP: ORDER TAG
sleeve In the center shows the text "VERSINDEX BREVETE' S.G.D.G." on the back cover.
Original French order tag at the top of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "ODÉON" logo mark in silver ink was printed at the top of the dark blue label. label label
"BIEM" logo in a box and "MADE IN FRANCE" were printed on the label.
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label label label label label
#5-1 #5-3 (=this record) SIDE-1 SIDE-2
About the song title of the 2nd. song on side-1, this label was corrected  "THE NIGHT BEFORE" instead of "THE NIGHT BEPORE". Matrix No. is
Side-1: XOPX 1005  21         M6 247  77  2
Side-2: XOPX 1006  21         M6 247  77  3
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odéon Red Label with black ink.
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XOPX 1005  21         M6 247  77  2
SIDE 2 XOPX 1006  21         M6 247  77  3
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME ODÉON / LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT I.D.N.(Printing house?) MADE IN FRANCE
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photos: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
In January of 1966, Odeon replaced their earlier label with a red label and their logo with a logo that more closely resembled the logos 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.

In the center shows the text "VERSINDEX BREVETE' S.G.D.G." on the back cover.
Original French order tag at the top of the back cover.
Red-label copies of LSO 101 through LSO 105 exist with either (S) in a circle or S by itself on the label.

Pathé Marconi EMI:
French record company active between 1972-1990.
Before 1972, Pathé Marconi EMI was known as Les Industries Musicales Et Electriques Pathé Marconi. Around 1986 it was renamed to EMI Pathé Marconi (EMI Pathé Marconi S.A.)
The company was responsible for the EMI Group labels La Voix De Son Maître (His Master's Voice), Pathé, EMI Columbia, Capitol Records, EMI, Odeon etc. in France.



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