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#1-1 With The Beatles (1st. Press / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim): STO 83 568)
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TITLE WITH THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER STO 83568 / ZTOX 5545
RELEASE DATE 12th. November 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 ("Hi-hat" intro) 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
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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
label label "Odeon Gold Sticker" (A.K.A. "Mirror ball mark") was pasted at the upper left of the front cover. Catalog No. "83 568" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label
"PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "You Really Gotta Hold On Me"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label. label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo 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 "STO 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 White and Gold label type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 110 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 111 - 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
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This is The Beatles' debut album in Germany.
Odeon White & Gold label type-1:
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 1965?, German Odeon was turning to all-stereo.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 568) Nov. 1963 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 568) Nov. 1963 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (STO 73 568) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 181) 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1977 / Apple label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1982? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.
Backside on cover "WITH THE BEATLES" in green letters, "Letzte Meldung (Latest News)" in blue letters.

"All My Loving" includes five taps a hi-hat just prior to beginning of the recording.



#1-2 With The Beatles (2nd. Press / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim): STO 73 568)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE WITH THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER STO 73568 / ZTOX 5545
RELEASE DATE 1966? /Second 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 ("Hi-hat" intro) 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
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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
label label label
Odeon logo and catalog No. "STO 73 568" were printed at the upper left of the front cover.
"STEREO auch MONO abspielbar (means "also playable MONO")" was printed on the back cover.
"PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#1-1 (1st. Press) #1-2 (=this record) 4 pictures of the Beatles' album are printed on the back cover.
label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "You Really Gotta Hold On Me"

Song title of the back cover was different typeface from #1-2.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed. The 2nd. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label On both sides, "GEMA" logo was printed on both sides of the label. "BIEM" logo was erased.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#1-2 2nd. Press
(=this record)
#1-3 3rd. Press Catalog number "STO 73 568" was printed at the right side of the label.
The word "Bestell-Nr." was printed above the catalog number.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 110 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 111 - 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
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 568) Nov. 1963 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 568) Nov. 1963 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (STO 73 568) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 181) 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1977 / Apple label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1982? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

All Odeon series albums in the "ALLE rim" issue were numbered in the 80000's. When they were reissued in 1966, these catalog numbers were changed to the 70000's.

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.

Backside on cover:
1st. Press: "Letzte Meldung (Latest News)" in blue letters.
2nd. Press: 4 pictures of the Beatles' album were introduced.

"All My Loving" includes five taps a hi-hat just prior to beginning of the recording.



#1-3 With The Beatles (3rd. Press / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHBER rim): STO 73 568)
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TITLE WITH THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER STO 73568 / ZTOX 5545
RELEASE DATE 1967? /Third 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 ("Hi-hat" intro) 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
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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
label label label
Odeon logo and catalog No. "STO 73 568" were printed at the upper left of the front cover.
"STEREO auch MONO abspielbar (means "also playable MONO")" was printed on the back cover.
"PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#1-2 (1st. Press) #1-3 (=this record) 4 pictures of the Beatles' album are printed on the back cover.
label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "You Really Gotta Hold On Me"

Song title of the back cover was different typeface from #1-2.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Odeon White & Gold label. "GEMA" logo was printed on both sides of the label. "BIEM" logo was erased. "MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed.
The 2nd. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
LABEL CLOSE UP
#1-2 2nd. Press #1-3 3rd. Press
(=this record)
Catalog number "STO 73 568" was printed at the right side of the label.
The word "Bestell-Nr." was erased above the catalog number.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-2-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 110 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 111 - 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
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2.
On both sides, the word "Bestell-Nr." was erased above the catalog number.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 568) Nov. 1963 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 568) Nov. 1963 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (STO 73 568) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 181) 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1977 / Apple label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 181) 1982? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

All Odeon series albums in the "ALLE rim" issue were numbered in the 80000's. When they were reissued in 1966, these catalog numbers were changed to the 70000's.

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.

Backside on cover:
1st. Press: "Letzte Meldung (Latest News)" in blue letters.
2nd. Press: 4 pictures of the Beatles' album were introduced.

"All My Loving" includes five taps a hi-hat just prior to beginning of the recording.



#1-4 With The Beatles (6th. Press / Stereo & DMM Press: 1C 072-04 181)
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TITLE WITH THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER 1C 072-04 181
RELEASE DATE 1982? /6th 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 ("Hi-hat" intro) 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
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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label
Odeon logo (Black and Green) was  printed at the upper left of the front cover. "STEREO auch MONO abspielbar (means "also playable MONO")" and catalog no. were printed on the back cover. "PRINTED IN GERMANY" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#1-2 (1st. Press) #1-3 (2nd. Press) #1-4 (this record)
Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "You Really Gotta Hold On Me"

Song title of the back cover was different typeface from #1-2 and #1-3.
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label. label label
"MADE IN EEC" was printed at the perimeter.
The 6th. label style, the rim print was : "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER AND...."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number "1C 072-04 181" was printed at the right side of the label.
"GEMA" logo and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon Light Green label
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04181-A1
SIDE 2 04181-B1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon Light Green label
DMM (*) pressing.

For Domestic issue EMI European codings mean the country of release can been readily identified from the first two characters :

     1C = Germany
     2C = France
     3C = Italy
     4C = Belgium
     5C = Holland
     7C = Sweden
    10C = Spain
    11C = Portugal
    14C = Greece

Special note for Spain - "1J" instead of "10C" was used for several years (1969 to 1977, as from the "Get Back" single) to refer to records manufactured by EMI-Odeon in Spain, before the international "European codification". All references with "1J" were replaced by "10C" as from 1977.

*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.

"All My Loving" includes five taps a hi-hat just prior to beginning of the recording.



#2-1 Please Please Me (1st. Press / Export Edition: ZTOX 5550)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER ZTOX 5550
RELEASE DATE February 1964? / First Press for the export release
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 FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "ZTOX 5550" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the right corner (in white).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
pleaseback label label
Odeon logomark and catalog No. "ZTOX 5550" were printed on the back cover. label "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" and "MADE IN GERMANY" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo 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 "ZTOX 5550" was printed at the right side of the label.
"GEMA" and "BIEM" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and gold label type 1
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SHZE 117-A-1
SIDE 2 SHZE 117-B-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Half vinyl-coated cover
PRINTER CREDIT Unknown
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Odeon Original Inner Sleeve type-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon White and gold label type 1
14 track vinyl LP was only made for Export and distributed  to foreign military bases in West-Germany in very small limited numbers only.

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 type-1 (ALLE rim.)
First press matrix number: SHZE 117-A-1   SHZE 117-B-1

The Original  Odeon label stereo LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Hörzu (and Odeon) releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION
(EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

This stereo versions of "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" have been created from the mono versions, because original master tapes are lost.

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)


*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.



#2-2 Please Please Me (5th. Press / Apple Label: 1C062-04 219)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER 1C062-04 219
RELEASE DATE 1977? / Second Press? for the domestic release
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 FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label Apple logomark and "EMI ELECTROLA" were printed at the upper left of the front cover. label "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the right corner (in black).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
pleaseback label label
Odeon logomark was erased and catalog No. "1C062-04 219" was printed on the back cover. "EMI ELECTROLA" logomark and the words  "EMI Electrola GMBH All rights reserved Printed in Germany by 4P NICOLAUSE GMBH. KÖLN" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "GEMA" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed. label label
Catalog No. "1C062-04 219" was printed on the label. "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded Work Reserved" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SHZE -117-A-2     04219 - A - 2
SIDE 2 SHZE -117-B-2     04219 - B - 2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Apple
SLEEVE Apple (EMI Electrola GMBH)
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Vanish coated cover
PRINTER CREDIT 4P NICOLAUSE GMBH. KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Apple label.
The catalogue no. is Apple/EMI Electrola 1C 062-04219.
EMI European codings mean the country of release can been readily identified from the first two characters :

     1C = Germany
     2C = France
     3C = Italy
     4C = Belgium
     5C = Holland
     7C = Sweden
    10C = Spain
    11C = Portugal
    14C = Greece

The stamper numbers still have theHörzu catalogue number is  SHZE 117-A-2 and SHZE 117-B-2 and underneath the numbers respectively is 04219-A-2 and 04219-B-2.
These pressings (matrix suffixed with "2")  sourced copies of the original UK stereo masters without EQ or compression (maybe). The UK Parlophone pressings also used copies of the masters as they were sourced from EQ'd and compressed LP masters.

For Domestic issue: This stereo versions of "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" have been created from the mono versions, because original master tapes are lost.

*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. 



#3-1 The Beatles' Second Album (1st. Press / Export Edition "BIEM & GEMA on the label": ZTOX 5558)
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TITLE THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM
CATALOG NUMBER ZTOX 5558
RELEASE DATE 10th. April1964? / First Press for the export release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Roll Over Beethoven Long Tall Sally
Thank You Girl
I Call Your Name
You Really Got A Hold On Me Please Mister Postman
Devil In Her Heart
I'll Get You (sim. stereo)
Money (That's What I Want)
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
You Can't Do That
 
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
"STEREO" and Odeon logomark in a oval were printed at the upper right of the front cover. Catalog number "ZTOX 5558" was printed at the right corner of the front. label
Catalog number "ZTOX 5558" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label
"THIS STEREO RECORD SHOULD BE PLAYED ONLY WITH A STEREO CARTRIDGE AND NEEDLE TO AVOID DAMAGE" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. "Produced in London by GEORGE MARTIN" and photographer's credit were printed on the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Odeon White & Gold label.
The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label.
label "MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "BIEM" and "GEMA" in a box logo were printed on both sides of the label. label
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 Catalog number "ZTOX 5558" was printed at the right side of the label.
The word "Bestell-Nr." was printed above the catalog number.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-1
MIX STEREO excepted as noted.
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YBEX 50053 - 1
SIDE 2 YBEX 50054 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE Odeon
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: taken by Joe Covello and licensed through "Black Star".
INNER SLEEVE Odeon Original Inner Sleeve type-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Original first pressing of "The Beatles' Second Album" released in 1964 on the German Odeon White & Gold label type-1:
This is an extremely rare album. Never released in the UK, it features songs that were included on the US album of the same name yet bears a different cover photograph. This cover shot is of the band on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
These were only available on German military bases and  a few were exported to Switzerland (maybe).
1st. Press: "BIEM" and "GEMA" in a box logo were printed on both sides of the label.
2nd. Press: "BIEM" was erased, "GEMA" in a box logo were printed on both sides of the label.

The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

*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.



#3-2 The Beatles' Second Album (2nd. Press / Export Edition: ZTOX 5558)
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TITLE THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM
CATALOG NUMBER ZTOX 5558
RELEASE DATE mid 1964? / Second Press for the export release (First Press: 10th. April1964?)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Roll Over Beethoven Long Tall Sally
Thank You Girl
I Call Your Name
You Really Got A Hold On Me Please Mister Postman
Devil In Her Heart
I'll Get You (sim. stereo)
Money (That's What I Want)
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
You Can't Do That
 
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
label "STEREO" and Odeon logomark in a oval were printed at the upper right of the front cover. label label
Catalog number "ZTOX 5558" was printed at the right corner of the front. Catalog number "ZTOX 5558" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "THIS STEREO RECORD SHOULD BE PLAYED ONLY WITH A STEREO CARTRIDGE AND NEEDLE TO AVOID DAMAGE" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label. label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed.
The 2nd. 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 "ZTOX 5558" 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 White and Gold label type-1
MIX STEREO excepted as noted.
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YBEX 50053 - 1 X
SIDE 2 YBEX 50054 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE Odeon
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: taken by Joe Covello and licensed through "Black Star".
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Original first pressing of "The Beatles' Second Album" released in 1964 on the German Odeon White & Gold label type-1:
This is an extremely rare album. Never released in the UK, it features songs that were included on the US album of the same name yet bears a different cover photograph. This cover shot is of the band on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
These were only available on German military bases and  a few were exported to Switzerland (maybe).
1st. Press: "BIEM" and "GEMA" in a box logo were printed on both sides of the label.
2nd. Press: "BIEM" was erased, "GEMA" in a box logo were printed on both sides of the label.

The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

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



#4-1 The Beatles Beat (1st. Press: STO 83 692)
1965 / First Press
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#4-2 The Beatles Beat (2nd. Press: STO 73 692)
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#4-3 The Beatles Beat (3rd. Press / EMI/Odeon Blue Label Type-4: 1C  062-04 363)
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TITLE THE BEATLES BEAT
CATALOG NUMBER 1C  062-04  363
RELEASE DATE 1969 / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
Can't Buy Me Love
Thank You Girl (sim. stereo)
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
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
Unknown
label label label Catalog number "1 C 062-04 363" was printed at the right corner of 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 ST 33 in a oval for stereo edition were printed.
The 4th. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number "1 C 062-04 363" 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 EMI/Odeon Blue Label type-4
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04363-A-1
SIDE 2 04363-B-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL EMI/Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a non-laminated German printed cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Design: Atelier Robert Pütz
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
EMI/Odeon Blue label type-4:
"EMI / Odeon" logo mark and "LC" mark in black ink were printed at the top of the blue label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a oval for stereo edition were printed.

EMI / Odeon Blue label variations:
Type-1: GEMA logo in a box / ST 33 in a circle
Type-2: GEMA without box / ST 33 in a circle
Type-3-1:GEMA without box / ST 33 in a oval
Type-3-2:GEMA without box and (P) 196X / ST 33 in a oval
Type-4: 062 with "LC" mark / ST 33 in a oval
Type-5: 072 with "LC" mark / ST 33 in a oval

The change to the blue label came during the second half of 1968, some months before  the  change to the EEC catalog numbers.
Several LP's are known with blue labels and the old "SMO" number."  The change from the  old  logo  to  the  new  logo  happened  around catalog number 74 411. The EEC numbering began just after 74 490.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 692) 15th April 1964 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 692) 1965 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 692) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 363) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 363) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue Label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 363) 1977 / Apple label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 363) 1981 / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
*The EEC numbering mean the country of release can been readily identified from the first two characters :
     1C = Germany
     2C = France
     3C = Italy
     4C = Belguim
     5C = Holland
     7C = Sweden
    10C = Spain
    11C = Portugal
    14C = Greece
Special note for Spain - "1J" instead of "10C" was used for several years (1969 to 1977, as from the "Get Back" single) to refer to records manufactured by EMI-Odeon in Spain, before the international "European codification". All references with "1J" were replaced by "10C" as from 1977.

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



#4-4 The Beatles Beat (4th. Press / EMI/Odeon Blue Label Type-5: 1C  072-04 363)
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TITLE THE BEATLES BEAT
CATALOG NUMBER 1C  072-04  363
RELEASE DATE 1970s / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
Can't Buy Me Love
Thank You Girl (sim. stereo)
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
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 label label Catalog number "1 C 072-04 363" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label 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 ST 33 in a oval for stereo edition were printed.
The 4th. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number "1 C 072-04 363" 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 EMI/Odeon Blue Label type-5
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04363-A-1
SIDE 2 04363-B-1  XX
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL EMI/Odeon
SLEEVE ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a non-laminated German printed cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Design: Atelier Robert Pütz
INNER SLEEVE Pure White Inner Sleeve?
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
EMI/Odeon Blue label type-5:
"EMI / Odeon" logo mark and "LC" mark in black ink were printed at the top of the blue label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a oval for stereo edition were printed.

EMI / Odeon Blue label variations:
Type-1: GEMA logo in a box / ST 33 in a circle
Type-2: GEMA without box / ST 33 in a circle
Type-3-1:GEMA without box / ST 33 in a oval
Type-3-2:GEMA without box and (P) 196X / ST 33 in a oval
Type-4: 062 with "LC" mark / ST 33 in a oval
Type-5: 072 with "LC" mark / ST 33 in a oval

The change to the blue label came during the second half of 1968, some months before  the  change to the EEC catalog numbers.
Several LP's are known with blue labels and the old "SMO" number."  The change from the  old  logo  to  the  new  logo  happened  around catalog number 74 411. The EEC numbering began just after 74 490.

For Domestic issue
  • 1st. Press: MONO (O 83 692) 15th April 1964 / Odeon Green label (ALLE rim)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (STO 83 692) 1965 / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim)
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 692) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 363) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 363) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue Label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 363) 1977 / Apple label
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 363) 1981 / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
*The EEC numbering mean the country of release can been readily identified from the first two characters :
     1C = Germany
     2C = France
     3C = Italy
     4C = Belguim
     5C = Holland
     7C = Sweden
    10C = Spain
    11C = Portugal
    14C = Greece
Special note for Spain - "1J" instead of "10C" was used for several years (1969 to 1977, as from the "Get Back" single) to refer to records manufactured by EMI-Odeon in Spain, before the international "European codification". All references with "1J" were replaced by "10C" as from 1977.

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



#5-1 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press / Odeon White & Gold label type-1 (ALLE rim): STO 83 739)
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TITLE YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! A Hard Day's Night
CATALOG NUMBER STO 83 739 / ZTOX 5564
RELEASE DATE 6th. July 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 AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
label label "Odeon Gold Sticker" (A.K.A. "Mirror ball mark") was pasted at the upper left of the front cover. label
Catalog number "83  739" was printed at the right corner of 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 label
The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed. "GEMA" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Catalog number "SMO 83 739" was printed at the right side of the label. The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN. VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 126 - 1
Side-2: YEX 127 - 1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 126 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 127 - 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 White & Gold label type-1:
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.

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 83 739) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 145) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 8th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1977 / Apple label
  • 9th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1981? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.

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



#5-2 A Hard Day's Night (2nd. / 3rd. Press Crossover Label type-1/type-2-1: SMO 83 739)
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TITLE YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! A Hard Day's Night
CATALOG NUMBER SMO 83 739 / ZTOX 5564
RELEASE DATE late 1964? / Second 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 AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Unknown
label label "Odeon Gold Sticker" (A.K.A. "Mirror ball mark") was pasted at the upper left of the front cover. label
Catalog number "83  739" was printed at the right corner of 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 The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed. "GEMA" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP: SIDE-1
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP: SIDE-2
label label label label
2nd. / 3rd. crossover pressing: SMO 83739
Catalog number "SMO 83 739" was printed at the right side of the label.
The side 1 label has an 'ALLE RECHTE..' worded rim & side 2 has an 'URHEBER..' rim
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 126 - 1
Side-2: YEX 127 - 1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-1 / type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 126 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 127 - 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 White & Gold label type-1:
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.

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 83 739) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 5t. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 145) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 8th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1977 / Apple label
  • 9th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1981? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.

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



#5-3 A Hard Day's Night (4th. Press / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim): SMO 73 739)
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TITLE YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! A Hard Day's Night
CATALOG NUMBER SMO 73 739 / ZTOX 5564
RELEASE DATE 1966? / 4th. 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
Unknown
label Gold Sticker "STEREO" was pasted at the upper left of the front cover. Catalog No. "O 83 739" was printed at the upper left of the front cover. label label
Catalog number "83  739" was printed at the right corner of 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 label
The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed. "GEMA" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Catalog number "SMO 73 739" was printed at the right side of the label. The 2nd. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 126 - 1
Side-2: YEX 127 - 1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 126 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 127 - 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 White & Gold label type-2:
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.

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 83 739) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 145) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 8th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1977 / Apple label
  • 9th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1981? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.

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



#5-4 A Hard Day's Night (5th. Press / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHEBER rim): SMO 73 739)
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TITLE YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! A Hard Day's Night
CATALOG NUMBER SMO 73 739 / ZTOX 5564
RELEASE DATE 1966? / 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
FRONT--> Click!
BACK--> Click!
label label label label Gold Sticker "STEREO" was pasted at the upper left of the front cover. Catalog No. "SMO 73739" was printed at the upper left of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Catalog number "SMO 73 739" was printed at the right corner of the back cover. label label
Odeon/EMI logo and United Artists logo were printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Printed in Germany" in uppercase was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label. label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed. 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Catalog number "SMO 73 739" was printed at the right side of the label. The 2nd. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, ...."
"GEMA" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon White and Gold label type-2-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 126 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 127 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Odeon
SLEEVE Odeon / EMI
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 Odeon original inner sleeve type-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2:
The word "STEREO" and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the label.
The word "Bestell-Nr." was erased above the catalog number.

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.

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 83 739) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 145) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 8th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1977 / Apple label
  • 9th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1981? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
The Original Odeon label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Odeon releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

Stereo copies pressed prior to the elimination of mono are found with a large, round, gold stereo sticker (A.K.A. "Mirror Ball mark"). Stereo copies of those same LP's and of the next few (stereo-only) LP's are normally found with a smaller, rectangular stereo sticker. Later stereo LP's are found either with the contents of the stereo sticker printed on the cover itself or without any stereo sticker.

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



#5-5 A Hard Day's Night (6th. Press / EMI/Odeon Blue Label Type-2: 1C  062-04 145)
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TITLE YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! A Hard Day's Night
CATALOG NUMBER 1C  062-04  145
RELEASE DATE 1969 / 6th. 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
Unknown
label Catalog No. "1 C 062-04 145" was printed at the upper left of the front cover. label label
Catalog number "1 C 062-04 145" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "EMI / Odeon" logo mark was printed at the left corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "EMI / Odeon" logo mark in black ink was printed at the top of the blue label. label label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed.
The 4th. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number "1 C 062-04 145" 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 EMI/Odeon Blue Label type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 1C062-04145-A-1
SIDE 2 1C062-04145-B-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL EMI/Odeon
SLEEVE -
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a fully laminated German printed cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
EMI/Odeon Blue label type-2:
"EMI / Odeon" logo mark  in black ink was printed at the top of the blue label.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed.

EMI / Odeon Blue label variations:
Type-1: GEMA logo in a box / ST 33 in a circle
Type-2: GEMA without box / ST 33 in a circle
Type-3-1:GEMA without box / ST 33 in a oval
Type-3-2:GEMA without box and (P) 196X / ST 33 in a oval
Type-4: 062 with "LC" mark / ST 33 in a oval
Type-5: 072 with "LC" mark / ST 33 in a oval

The change to the blue label came during the second half of 1968, some months before  the  change to the EEC catalog numbers.
Several LP's are known with blue labels and the old "SMO" number."  The change from the  old  logo  to  the  new  logo  happened  around catalog number 74 411. The EEC numbering began just after 74 490.

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 83 739) 1964 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-1 (URHEBER rim)
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SMO 73 739) 1966 / Odeon White & Gold label type-2-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO (1C 062-04 145) 1975 / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1976 / EMI/Odeon Blue label or Odeon Light Green label
  • 8th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1977 / Apple label
  • 9th. Press: STEREO (1C 072-04 145) 1981? / Odeon Light Green label (DMM)
*The EEC numbering mean the country of release can been readily identified from the first two characters :
     1C = Germany
     2C = France
     3C = Italy
     4C = Belguim
     5C = Holland
     7C = Sweden
    10C = Spain
    11C = Portugal
    14C = Greece
Special note for Spain - "1J" instead of "10C" was used for several years (1969 to 1977, as from the "Get Back" single) to refer to records manufactured by EMI-Odeon in Spain, before the international "European codification". All references with "1J" were replaced by "10C" as from 1977.

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



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