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HÖRZU Label
(Update: 3rd. June 2012)
sleeve HÖRZU is a German weekly television listings magazine published by Axel Springer. The magazine first appeared in 1946 as the first radio program magazine to be produced in what was then the British zone of occupation. Over the years Hörzu has shifted the emphasis of its coverage from radio to television programs.
The first edition of the magazine appeared on 11 December 1946 as HÖR ZU! Die Rundfunkzeitung ("LISTEN! The radio newspaper") as it was originally entitled. There were three editions in the first year of publication, 48 in 1947, and since then the magazine has appeared 52 or 53 times annually.

Circulation of the magazine increased rapidly. 1949 saw the first appearance of Mecki, Hörzu's cartoon hedgehog mascot. In the 1960s Hörzu produced and released records as a subsidiary of Electrola, Cologne. Since 1965, the Hörzu has awarded the annual Golden Camera television prize. (from Wikipedia)

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HÖRZU original Inner Sleeve


#1-1 DIE BEATLES please please me und andere (1st. Press / Mono with "BIEM" logo: HZE 117)
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TITLE DIE BEATLES please please me und andere Knuller
CATALOG NUMBER HZE 117
RELEASE DATE 6th. February 1964? / First Press for the domestic release
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
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
sleeve HÖRZU logo mark and the words
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the front cover.
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Catalog No. "HZE 117" was printed at the upper right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up label HÖRZU logo mark and the words
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the label.
sleeve "Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" and "PRINTED IN GERMANY" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#1-1
(1st. Press=this record)
2nd. Press 1st. press: "BIEM" and "GEMA" were printed in the box.

2nd. Press: with "GEMA" only.
LABEL Perimeter
label sleeve label
'MADE IN GERMANY' was printed, and 33 in a triangle for mono edition.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The mono label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN. VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL HÖRZU type 1 with 'BIEM(*)' and 'GEMA(**)' in the box
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 HZE 117-A-1
SIDE 2 HZE 117-B-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Half vinyl-coated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover photo: Dezo Hoffman (on September 4, 1962)
Back cover photo: UP1 (from Royal Variety Show in London Nov.1963)
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
"Die Beatles" was released at 6th. Feb 1964 as second LP from the Beatles after "With The Beatles".
Hörzu label is for the domestic release.

Original Hörzu labels were red with a white rectangular logo.
1st. press: "BIEM" and "GEMA" were printed in the box.
Matrix number: HZE 117-A-1   HZE 117-B-1
Since stereo was the norm in Germany by 1964, all mono LP's can be considered difficult to find.

HÖRZU: A TV magazine (owned by the Springer Group of Companies) got rights from the major German record companies to advertise (in their magazine) and sell selected product through their mail-order department to make it easier for people to buy product as in those days a lot more people lived outside / a far distance away from the bigger cities with their record shops.
(from Steve Hoffman Music Forums)

For Export issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (OPX 5550): 1964?? / Odeon White & Gold label?? (I cannot confirm the existence.)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (ZTOX5550): 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label
For Domestic issue
* BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.

** GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



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