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#11 Yellow Submarine (1st. Press with "Ⓣ": 2C 062-04002)
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TITLE Yellow Submarine
CATALOG NUMBER 2C 062-04002
RELEASE DATE January 1969 /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Yellow Submarine
Pepperland
Only A Northern Song
Sea Of Time
All Together Now
Sea Of Holes
Hey Bulldog
Sea Of Monsters
It's All Too Much
March Of The Meanies
All You Need Is Love
Pepperland Laid Waste
  Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Original Polythene Inner Sleeve (maybe) sleeve The front cover looks almost the same as U.K. press, but the "Apple" logo was printed at the upper left place of the cover. sleeve
The first press in U.K. and France have the word "NOTHING IS REAL" at the center of the front cover, but the U.S. press and Japanese press have not.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Diagonal-cut corner.
Catalog No. "2 C 062-04002" and "T" in the circle were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "I.D.N. (Printing house name?) MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the right side of the back cover.
TAG --> Click! BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve 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.
The bottom center place of the back cover, the credit "PATHE MARCONI" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve In late 1968, all new Beatles releases switched to the Apple label. By April, however, France had become part of the European Economic Community (EEC). From that point on, most records, new and rerelease, would be issued with the new EEC numbering system.
The words "Made in France by Pathe Marconi" was printed around the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve On both sides, the "BIEM" logo in the box and catalog number were printed at the right side of  the center hole.
sleeve
On side-B, the words "Original Film Score" were printed above the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple label Type-1 (with Script Text and BIEM Publishing Credit)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 C   0  62   0   4002   A   21          P       M6  264012
SIDE 2 C   0  62   0   4002   B    21          P       M6  264013
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple/ LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1966 (P) 1967 (P) 1969
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 Art Design: Heinz Edelmann / Notes: Derek Taylor
INNER SLEEVE Original Polythene Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
In late 1968, all new Beatles releases switched to the Apple label. By April, however, France had become part of the European Economic Community (EEC). From that point on, most records, new and rerelease, would be issued with the new EEC numbering system. Most albums from "Yellow Submarine" on feature the new numbering.
This first Apple label style continued through 1971.

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    

Wrap-around cover. Diagonal-cut corner.
Catalog No. "2 C 062-04002" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
Original French order tag at the top of the back cover.

1969 / 2C 062 04002 : First press with Apple label/ BIEM / PC Ⓣ
Reissue :
- 1969 / 2C 062 04002 / Second press with Apple label /BIEM / PC Ⓤ
- 1971 / 2C 062 04002 / Apple label / PC Ⓤ ? / SACEM / Path.Marconi
- 1973/7? / 2C 064 04002 / Apple label / PC ? / Path.Marconi EMI?
- 1978 / 2C 066 04002 / Apple label / PC Ⓨ
- 1978 / 2C 066 04002 / Apple label / Dist.Code

*PC= Price Code



#12 Abbey Road (1st. Press with "Ⓣ" / Printer MSP: 2C 062-04243)
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TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER 2C 062-04243
RELEASE DATE October 1969 /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something
Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring
Sun King
Octopus's Garden Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy) Polythene Pam
  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers
  Carry That Wait
  The End
  (Her Majesty) *not listed on the label or sleeve
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve
Single sleeve type. Not flipback cover.
Catalog No. "C 062-04243" and "Ⓣ" were printed on upper right corner of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve
Similar design to the UK sleeve. "Imp. MSP. 808-19.10   Imprimé en France" credit was printed on the bottom of the back cover.
MSP=French printing house (*)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
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 In late 1968, all new Beatles releases switched to the Apple label. By April, however, France had become part of the European Economic Community (EEC). From that point on, most records, new and rerelease, would be issued with the new EEC numbering system.
The words "Made in France by Pathe Marconi" was printed around the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label On both sides, the "BIEM" logo in the box was printed at the right side of  the center hole.
The song title of the 10th track of side-B, "THE END", was printed "ENDING - HER MAJESTY"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: II     0  4243  A  21       P       M6  268 136
Side-2: 0  4243  B  21       P       M6  268137
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple label Type-1 (with Script Text and BIEM Publishing Credit)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1  II     0  4243  A  21       P       M6  268 136
SIDE 2         0  4243  B  21       P       M6  268137
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple/ LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1969
COVER FORM Single type. Not flipback cover (Full laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT MSP Records
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
INNER SLEEVE White plain Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
In late 1968, all new Beatles releases switched to the Apple label. By April, however, France had become part of the European Economic Community (EEC). From that point on, most records, new and rerelease, would be issued with the new EEC numbering system. Most albums from "Yellow Submarine" on feature the new numbering.
This first Apple label style continued through 1971.

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    

On both sides, the "BIEM" logo in the box was printed at the right side of  the center hole.
Track A-4 is listed as "Oh! Darling" on sleeve, as "Oh Darlin" on label.
B-10 titled "Ending - Her Majesty" on label.
The opening track "Come Together" fades in right after the initial drum kick that normally starts the song.

Similar design to the UK sleeve. "Imp. MSP. 808-19.10   Imprimé en France" credit was printed on the bottom of the back cover.
MSP=French printing house (*)

1969 / 2C 062 04243 : First press with Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓣ / printer MSP (*)
1969 / 2C 062 04243 : First press with Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓣ / printer IDN
1969 / 2C 062-04243 / Second press with Apple label / BIEM / PC Ⓤ
1971 / 2C 062-04243 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓤ
1973/7? / 2C 064 04243 / Apple label / Path.Marconi / Path.Marconi EMI ?/ PC ?
1974/7? / 2C 066-04243 / Apple label / Path.Marconi /Path.Marconi EMI / PC Ⓨ
*Same release surely exist with PC B just after release 2c 064 xxx
1978 / 2C 066-04243 / Apple label / Path.Marconi EMI / PC Ⓐ
1978 / 2C 066 04243 / Apple label / Path.Marconi EMI / Dist.Code PM

*PC= Price Code

(*) MSP Records
French printing house. Usually credited on the back of records sleeves with the "msp" logo, with "Imprimerie" on its left and a telephone number on its right. Another way they are credited is with simple typeface "Imp. MSP" often followed by a telephone number (although not stating it is one) like "808-19.10" and "Imprimé en France".



#13 Let It Be (2nd. Press with "Ⓣ" / printer Offset France "Regular Type": 2C 062-04433)
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TITLE LET IT BE
CATALOG NUMBER 2C 062-04433
RELEASE DATE 1970? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Two Of Us
I've Got A Feeling
Dig A Pony
One After 909
Across The Universe
The Long And Winding Road
I Me Mine
For You Blue
Dig It
Get Back
Let It Be
 
Maggie Mae  
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label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve
It has a similar design to the UK picture sleeve, "Y" following catalog number on the front cover.

BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
Catalog No. "C 062-04433", "Y", and "Ⓣ" were printed on upper right corner of the cover. The bottom center place of the back cover, the credit "LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS" "MADE IN FRANCE", and "Apple Records" were printed.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The credit "Imp Offset - France . Imprimé en France" was printed at the lower right side of the back cover in blue ink.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label In late 1968, all new Beatles releases switched to the Apple label. By April, however, France had become part of the European Economic Community (EEC). From that point on, most records, new and rerelease, would be issued with the new EEC numbering system.
The words "Made in France by Pathe Marconi" was printed around the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label On both sides, the "BIEM" logo in the box was printed at the right side of  the center hole.
"STEREO - ce disque peut être utilisé avec un lecteur MONO" was printed at the bottom
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Matrix No. is:
Side-1: 04433   A   21 Side-2: 04433   B   21
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple label Type-1 (with Script Text and BIEM Publishing Credit)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04433   A   21      P       M6   272601
SIDE 2 04433   B   21      P       M6   272602
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records / LES INDUSTRIES MUSICALES ET ÉLECTRIQUES PATHÉ MARCONI - PARIS
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1970
COVER FORM Single type. Not flipback cover (Full laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT Imp Offset - France . Imprimé en France
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover design: John Kosh / Photo: Ethan A Russell
INNER SLEEVE White plain Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER Phil Spector
COMMENTS
In late 1968, all new Beatles releases switched to the Apple label. By April, however, France had become part of the European Economic Community (EEC). From that point on, most records, new and rerelease, would be issued with the new EEC numbering system. Most albums from "Yellow Submarine" on feature the new numbering.
This first Apple label style continued through 1971.

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    

On both sides, the "BIEM" logo in the box was printed at the right side of  the center hole.
Sleeves for "Let It Be (stereo)" did two French printing house: I.D.N. and Offset France. This issue has a sleeve made by Offset France.

Box Set:
1970 / 2C 062 04433 Y : First press with Apple label in Box Set / printer IDN
Regular type:
1970 / 2C 062 04433 Y / Apple label / BIEM/ Path.Marconi / PC Ⓣ No Y on front / printer IDN
1970 / 2C 062 04433 Y / Apple label / BIEM/ Path.Marconi / PC Ⓣ No Y on front & back / printer IDN
1970 / 2C 062 04433 Y / Apple label / BIEM/ Path.Marconi / PC Ⓣ with Y on front & back / printer IDN
1970 / 2C 062 04433 Y / Apple label / BIEM/ Path.Marconi / PC Ⓣ with Y on front & back / printer Offset France (=this record)
1970 / 2C 062 04433 / Apple label / BIEM / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓤ
1971 / 2C 062 04433 / Apple label / SACEM / Path.Marconi / PC Ⓤ
1972/73 / 2C 064-04433 / Apple label / Path.Marconi / Path.Marconi EMI / PC Ⓑ
1973/7? / 2C 066 04433 / Apple label / PC Ⓨ / Path.Marconi EMI / Path.Marconi EMI
1978 / 2C 066 04433 / Apple label / Path.Marconi EMI / Path.Marconi EMI / PC Ⓐ
1978 / 2C 066 04433 / Apple label / Path.Marconi EMI / Dist.Code PM

*PC= Price Code

(*)Offset France: French printing company.



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