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(Update: 30th. August 2018)



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#1 The Beatles (1st. Press: O 41 560)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Boys (Dixon Farell)
I Saw Here Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
May 1963/First Press
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BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label jacket
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
jacket Odeon logomrk and catalog No. "O 41 560" were printed at the upper corner of the front cover. jacket label
The credit "PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. The first  Odeon label was printed around the perimeter: ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon".
45 in a triangle for 45  r.p.m. 
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 41 560
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TBE 50067-1
SIDE 2
7TBE 50068-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Odeon
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
The Odeon green label EP's appear in two different styles. The first of these styles features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT

Records with "Alle" as the first word of the rim print were issued by German Odeon until mid-1966. EP's from 1964-1967 normally feature an LP-size label. Since this label is "too large" for the space alloted to it on a 45, the label is glued over the top of the EP's "ridges". Earlier EP's are found in mono. Later EP's appear in stereo, with "STEREO" in black on a white rectangle.

The second label style, in mid-1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:
URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSONLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
The only EP to have come out originally in the Urheber style is Magical Mystery Tour. The word "stereo" on this EP is not found on a white rectangle.



#2 The Beatles Hits (1st. Press: O 41 598)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney)
SIDE 2 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
September 1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label jacket
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
jacket Odeon logomrk and catalog No. "O 41 598" were printed at the upper corner of the front cover. jacket jacket
The credit "PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. The first  Odeon label was printed around the perimeter: ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
LABEL CLOSE UP
jacket jacket label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" except "Love Me Do".
45 in a triangle for 45  r.p.m. 
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 41 598
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
7TBE 50071-1
SIDE 2
7TBE 50072-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Odeon
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
-
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
The Odeon green label EP's appear in two different styles. The first of these styles features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT

Records with "Alle" as the first word of the rim print were issued by German Odeon until mid-1966. EP's from 1964-1967 normally feature an LP-size label. Since this label is "too large" for the space alloted to it on a 45, the label is glued over the top of the EP's "ridges". Earlier EP's are found in mono. Later EP's appear in stereo, with "STEREO" in black on a white rectangle.

The second label style, in mid-1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:
URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSONLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
The only EP to have come out originally in the Urheber style is Magical Mystery Tour. The word "stereo" on this EP is not found on a white rectangle.



#3 The Beatles' Sound (1st. Press: O 41 627)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' SOUND
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Roll Over Beethoven (Berry)
I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 It Won't Be Long (Lennon-McCartney)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
February 1964/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label jacket
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
jacket Odeon logomrk and catalog No. "O 41 627" were printed at the upper corner of the front cover. jacket label
The credit "PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. The first  Odeon label was printed around the perimeter: ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney".
45 in a triangle for 45  r.p.m. 
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 41 627
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TBE 50073-1
SIDE 2
7TBE 50074-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Odeon
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
-
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
The Odeon green label EP's appear in two different styles. The first of these styles features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT

Records with "Alle" as the first word of the rim print were issued by German Odeon until mid-1966. EP's from 1964-1967 normally feature an LP-size label. Since this label is "too large" for the space alloted to it on a 45, the label is glued over the top of the EP's "ridges". Earlier EP's are found in mono. Later EP's appear in stereo, with "STEREO" in black on a white rectangle.

The second label style, in mid-1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:
URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSONLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
The only EP to have come out originally in the Urheber style is Magical Mystery Tour. The word "stereo" on this EP is not found on a white rectangle.



#4 The Beatles Long Tall Sally (1st. Press: O 41 638)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES LONG TALL SALLY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Long Tall Sally (Johnson - Penniman - Blackwell)
  I Call Your Name (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Slow Down (Williams)
Matchbox (Perkins)
RELEASE DATE
August 1964 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label jacket
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
jacket Odeon logomrk and catalog No. "O 41 638" were printed at the upper corner of the front cover. jacket jacket
The credit "PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
label
The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG  ...."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label labellabel Catalog number "O 41 638" was printed at the right side of the label.
"GEMA" logo was printed on both sides of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 41 638
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 822-1
SIDE 2
7TCE 823-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Odeon
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
-
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
The Odeon green label EP's appear in two different styles. The first of these styles features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN
ÜBERSPIELUNG
ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT

Records with "Alle" as the first word of the rim print were issued by German Odeon until mid-1966. EP's from 1964-1967 normally feature an LP-size label. Since this label is "too large" for the space alloted to it on a 45, the label is glued over the top of the EP's "ridges". Earlier EP's are found in mono. Later EP's appear in stereo, with "STEREO" in black on a white rectangle.

The second label style, in mid-1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:
URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSONLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
The only EP to have come out originally in the Urheber style is Magical Mystery Tour. The word "stereo" on this EP is not found on a white rectangle.



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