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#1-1 With The Beatles (1st. Press / Mono: O 83 568)
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TITLE WITH THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER O 83568 / OPX 82
RELEASE DATE 11th. December 1963/First Press for the domestic release
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 Mister Postman Money
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Unknown
label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "O 83 568" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label label
Catalog No. "83 568" were printed on the back cover. "PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label label Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "You Really Gotta Hold On Me"
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label label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 33 in a triangle for mono edition were printed.
The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN. VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
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label label Catalog number "O 83568" was printed at the right side of the label.
"BIEM" and "GEMA" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon Green label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447 - 1
SIDE 2 XEX 448 - 2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Half vinyl-coated cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This is The Beatles' debut album in Germany.
Odeon Green label:
Odeon is a German label founded by Max Strauss and Heinrich Zunz, named after a theatre in Paris. It became an EMI subsidiary upon EMI’s formation in 1931. With branches running in several territories including Brasil, France, and Japan, Odeon remained an EMI subsidiary until the end of the LP era, in some markets as Odeon and in others as EMI Odeon.
Odeon was the main label for German Beatles records until 1968, when the records were given the Apple labels, still distributed by Electrola. As an example, "With The Beatles", with a green Odeon label (being a mono LP), as opposed to white/gold labels for the stereo counterparts. The excerpt from the back cover shows the Electrola GmbH imprint.

First 5 albums were released in both stereo and mono (except  "The Beatles Beat": mono only)
  • With The Beatles (12th Nov. 1963) Odeon O 83568 (mono) / Odeon STO 83568 (stereo)
  • Die Beatles (6th Feb. 1964) Hörzu HZE 117 (mono) / Hörzu SHZE 117 (stereo)
  • The Beatles Beat (15th Apr. 1964) Odeon O 83692 (mono)
  • A Hard Day's Night (6th Jul. 1964) Odeon O 83739 (mono) / Odeon STO 83739 (stereo)
  • Something New (10th Sep. 1964) Odeon O 83756 (mono) / Odeon STO 83756 (stereo)
By Nov. 1964 (maybe), German Odeon was turning to all-stereo.

For Domestic issue 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)

Backside on cover "WITH THE BEATLES" in green letters, "Letzte Meldung (Latest News)" in blue letters.

*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.

*DMM:
Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) is an analogue audio disc mastering technique issued by Neumann in cooperation with Teldec and Toolex in 1982. Unlike conventional disc mastering, where the mechanical audio modulation is cut onto a lacquer-coated aluminum disc, DMM cuts straight into metal (copper). The galvanic procedure that follows is not as complicated as the process for lacquers, and we can make stampers/matrixes directly from these plates, which can then be used for pressing.



#2-1 The Beatles Beat (1st. Press / Mono: O 83 692)
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TITLE THE BEATLES BEAT
CATALOG NUMBER O 83692 / OPX 94
RELEASE DATE 15th April 1964/First Press for the domestic release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You Can't Buy Me Love
Thank You Girl
You Can't Do That
From Me To You
Roll Over Beethoven
I'll Get You
Till There Was You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Money
Hold Me Tight
Please Mister Postman
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label label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "O 83 568" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label label
    Design (Cover Artwork) : Atelier Robert Pütz Catalog No. "83 692" were printed on the back cover.
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label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 33 in a triangle for mono edition were printed.
The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN. VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
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label
label Catalog number "O 83692" 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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LABEL Odeon Green label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XBEX 50047 - 1
SIDE 2 XBEX 50048 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Half vinyl-coated cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Design: Atelier Robert Pütz
INNER SLEEVE Odeon Original Inner Sleeve type2-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon Green label:
Odeon was the main label for German Beatles records until 1968, when the records were given the Apple labels, still distributed by Electrola. As an example, "With The Beatles", with a green Odeon label (being a mono LP), as opposed to white/gold labels for the stereo counterparts. The excerpt from the back cover shows the Electrola GmbH imprint.

First 5 albums were released in both stereo and mono (except  "The Beatles Beat": mono only)
  • With The Beatles (12th Nov. 1963) Odeon O 83568 (mono) / Odeon STO 83568 (stereo)
  • Die Beatles (6th Feb. 1964) Hörzu HZE 117 (mono) / Hörzu SHZE 117 (stereo)
  • The Beatles Beat (15th Apr. 1964) Odeon O 83692 (mono only)
  • A Hard Day's Night (6th Jul. 1964) Odeon O 83739 (mono) / Odeon STO 83739 (stereo)
  • Something New (10th Sep. 1964) Odeon O 83756 (mono) / Odeon STO 83756 (stereo)
By Nov. 1964 (maybe), German Odeon was turning to all-stereo.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: Apr.1964  Odeon O 83 692  (mono only in 1964) / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim) = this record
  • 2nd. Press: 1965. Odeon STO 83 692 ?? (stereo) / Odeon White & Gold label?? (I cannot confirm the existence.) 
  • Book Club issue: 1965 Odeon 6086 (stereo) / Odeon Orange label (**)
  • 3rd. Press: 1966. Odeon STO 73 692 (stereo) / Unknown
  • 4th. Press: 1969. Odeon 1C 062-04 363 (stereo) / Odeon Blue label
  • 5th. Press: 1976. Odeon 1C 072-04 363 (stereo) / Odeon Blue label
  • 6th. Press: 1977. Apple 1C 072-04 363 (stereo) / Apple label
  • 7th. Press: 1981. Odeon 1C 072-04 363 (stereo) / Odeon Light  Green label (DMM??)

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

**1965 Book Club issue: With just a few hundred copies produced, this LP is one of their rarest and most sought after European releases.
This 1st pressing copy was manufactured in 1965 by the German Book Club (Deutsch Buch Gemeinschaft) on the orange, white and black 'Impression' label: 6086
It features some of The Beatles' greatest hits from 1963-1964 in a mixture of true and re-processed stereo.
The disc is housed within its original unlaminated semi-gloss 'pink', black & white cover.
Matrix numbers: 12PAL 3152 SM-1 & 12PAL 3153 SM-1



#3-1 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press / Mono: O 83 739)
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TITLE THE BEATLES YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!
A Hard Day's Night
CATALOG NUMBER O 83739 / OPX 99
RELEASE DATE 6th July 1964/First Press for the domestic release
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
 
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label label label label label
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Unknown
Sorry, I din't have it.
label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "O 83 739" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Catalog No. "83 739" were printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 33 in a triangle for mono edition were printed.
The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN. VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number "O 83739" 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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LABEL Odeon Green label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 1
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Half vinyl-coated cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon Green label:
Odeon was the main label for German Beatles records until 1968, when the records were given the Apple labels, still distributed by Electrola. As an example, "With The Beatles", with a green Odeon label (being a mono LP), as opposed to white/gold labels for the stereo counterparts. The excerpt from the back cover shows the Electrola GmbH imprint.

First 5 albums were released in both stereo and mono (except  "The Beatles Beat": mono only)
  • With The Beatles (12th Nov. 1963) Odeon O 83568 (mono) / Odeon STO 83568 (stereo)
  • Die Beatles (6th Feb. 1964) Hörzu HZE 117 (mono) / Hörzu SHZE 117 (stereo)
  • The Beatles Beat (15th Apr. 1964) Odeon O 83692 (mono only)
  • A Hard Day's Night (6th Jul. 1964) Odeon O 83739 (mono) / Odeon STO 83739 (stereo)
  • Something New (10th Sep. 1964) Odeon O 83756 (mono) / Odeon STO 83756 (stereo)
By Nov. 1964 (maybe), German Odeon was turning to all-stereo.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 739) Jul. 1964 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 739) Jul. 1964? / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SMO 83 739) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 145) 1969 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1976 / Odeon Light Green label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1977 / Apple label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1981? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)

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



#4-1 Something New (1st. Press / Mono: O 83 756)
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TITLE THE BEATLES SOMETHING NEW
CATALOG NUMBER O 83756 / OPX107
RELEASE DATE 10th September 1964 ? /First Press for the domestic release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I'll Cry Instead Tell Me Why
Things We Said Today
And I Love Her (*ending guitar riff 6 times)
Any Time At All
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
If I Fell
Slow Down
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
Matchbox  
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Unknown
Sorry, I din't have it.
label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "O 83 756" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label Catalog No. "83 756" were printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
label
The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS ..."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label labelCatalog number "O 83756" 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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LABEL Odeon Green label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XBEX 50059 - 1
SIDE 2 XBEX 50060 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE 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: Ken Veeder (Ed Sullivan Show / 9th. Feb. 1964)
Back Cover Photo: Dezo Hoffman (Guildford Street, walking towards Russell Square /  2nd. July 1963)
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon Green label:
Odeon was the main label for German Beatles records until 1968, when the records were given the Apple labels, still distributed by Electrola. As an example, "With The Beatles", with a green Odeon label (being a mono LP), as opposed to white/gold labels for the stereo counterparts. The excerpt from the back cover shows the Electrola GmbH imprint.

First 5 albums were released in both stereo and mono (except  "The Beatles Beat": mono only)
  • With The Beatles (12th Nov. 1963) Odeon O 83568 (mono) / Odeon STO 83568 (stereo)
  • Die Beatles (6th Feb. 1964) Hörzu HZE 117 (mono) / Hörzu SHZE 117 (stereo)
  • The Beatles Beat (15th Apr. 1964) Odeon O 83692 (mono only)
  • A Hard Day's Night (6th Jul. 1964) Odeon O 83739 (mono) / Odeon STO 83739 (stereo)
  • Something New (10th Sep. 1964) Odeon O 83756 (mono) / Odeon STO 83756 (stereo)
By Nov. 1964 (maybe), German Odeon was turning to all-stereo.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 756) 10th. Sep. 1964 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 756) 10th. Sep. 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SMO 83 756) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 756) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 600) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 600) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 600) 1977 / Apple label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 600) 1981 / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
* GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



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