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#1-1 The Beatles ("A.K.A. Chair Cover / MONO" 1st. Press: E 043)
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TITLE The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER E 043
RELEASE DATE 1964 / First Press
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
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
Plain white inner sleeve
(maybe)
sleeve sleeve
The sleeve itself is unique in design and features a small black & white Dezo Hoffman picture in the top right hand corner. The all important "Deutscher Scallplattenclub" text is on the left hand side.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Text means;
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström mbH (*)
Courtesy of Odeon
Cover: The Beatles
Cover design: Fritz Blankenhorn
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the centre.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side One 12PAL3025-1
Side Two 12PAL3026-1 
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Red Deutcher Schallplattenclub label type-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 12PAL 3025-1
SIDE 2 12PAL 3026-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover photo: Dezo Hoffman
Cover design: Fritz Blankenhorn
INNER SLEEVE plain white sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Rare original German only 1964 mail order LP distributed by Deutcher Schallplattenclub (= German Record Club) in conjunction with Odeon. This album is highly collectable, reaching almost legendary status as it was one of the first albums issuedexclusively via a record club.
German 12-track German Book Club compilation album.
Released twice, as Stereo and as Mono-Record. Stereo issue have the catalog number of "J 033".
Only the club-members had the Chance to buy that record.
Only a few hundred were pressed for record club members (maybe).
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström mbH (*).

The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the center.
Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side One 12PAL3025-1
Side Two 12PAL3026-1
Housed in its orginal soft, laminated German-printed cover.
The sleeve itself is unique in design and features a small black & white Dezo Hoffman picture in the top right hand corner. The rest of the front of the sleeve is taken up with the band name in bold black letters. The all important "Deutscher Scallplattenclub" text is on the left hand side.
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.

(*)Carl Lindström A.G. was a global record company founded in 1893 and based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Carl Lindström (1869–1932), a Swedish inventor living in Berlin, it originally produced phonographs or gramophones with the brand names "Parlograph" and "Parlophon" and eventually began producing records as well.
It became the holding company for Odeon Records, Parlophone Records (originally "Parlophon"), Beka Records, Okeh Records, Fonotipia Records, Lyrophon, Homophon, and other labels. Lindström sold the company to Max Straus (Odeon co-founder), but Lindström remained with the company as an engineer and inventor.
The introduction of electrical recording with microphones and mixing consoles put Lindström at a disadvantage and they sold the company in 1926 to the Columbia Graphophone Company which had rights to electrical recording technology. In 1931, Columbia Graphophone merged with the Gramophone Company to form EMI with the labels retaining their identities. EMI's German unit in 1931 was originally called "Lindström-Electrola" after the merger.
Parlophone became a major powerhouse in the EMI portfolio of labels thanks to the company's signing in 1962 of The Beatles.



#2-1 The Beatles ("A.K.A. Chair Cover / STEREO Type-1" 1st. Press?: J 033)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER J 033
RELEASE DATE July 1964 / First Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
Can't Buy Me Love
Thank You Girl
You Can't Do That
From Me To You
Roll Over Beethoven
I'll Get You (sim. stereo)
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
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve
The sleeve itself is unique in design and features a small black & white Dezo Hoffman picture in the top right hand corner. The all important "Deutscher Scallplattenclub" text is on the left hand side.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Text means;
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström mbH (*)
Courtesy of Odeon
Cover: The Beatles
Cover design: Fritz Blankenhorn
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the centre.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side One 12PAL 3027 ST-1
Side Two 12PAL 3028 ST-1 
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Red Deutcher Schallplattenclub label type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 12PAL 3027 ST-1
SIDE 2 12PAL 3028 ST-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover photo: Dezo Hoffman
Cover design: Fritz Blankenhorn
INNER SLEEVE plain white sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Rare original German only 1964 mail order LP distributed by Deutcher Schallplattenclub (= German Record Club) in conjunction with Odeon. This album is highly collectable, reaching almost legendary status as it was one of the first albums issuedexclusively via a record club.
German 12-track German Book Club compilation album.
Released twice, as Stereo and as Mono-Record. Stereo issue have the catalog number of "J 033".
Only the club-members had the Chance to buy that record.
Only a few hundred were pressed for record club members (maybe).
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström mbH (*).

The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the center, and the word "STEREO" was added.
Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side One 12PAL 3027 ST-1
Side Two 12PAL 3028 ST-1
Housed in its orginal soft, laminated German-printed cover.
The sleeve itself is unique in design and features a small black & white Dezo Hoffman picture in the top right hand corner. The rest of the front of the sleeve is taken up with the band name in bold black letters. The all important "Deutscher Scallplattenclub" text is on the left hand side.
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.

(*)Carl Lindström A.G. was a global record company founded in 1893 and based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Carl Lindström (1869–1932), a Swedish inventor living in Berlin, it originally produced phonographs or gramophones with the brand names "Parlograph" and "Parlophon" and eventually began producing records as well.
It became the holding company for Odeon Records, Parlophone Records (originally "Parlophon"), Beka Records, Okeh Records, Fonotipia Records, Lyrophon, Homophon, and other labels. Lindström sold the company to Max Straus (Odeon co-founder), but Lindström remained with the company as an engineer and inventor.
The introduction of electrical recording with microphones and mixing consoles put Lindström at a disadvantage and they sold the company in 1926 to the Columbia Graphophone Company which had rights to electrical recording technology. In 1931, Columbia Graphophone merged with the Gramophone Company to form EMI with the labels retaining their identities. EMI's German unit in 1931 was originally called "Lindström-Electrola" after the merger.
Parlophone became a major powerhouse in the EMI portfolio of labels thanks to the company's signing in 1962 of The Beatles.



#2-2 The Beatles ("A.K.A. Chair Cover / STEREO Type-2" 2nd. Press?: J 033)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER J 033
RELEASE DATE 1965? / Second Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
Can't Buy Me Love
Thank You Girl
You Can't Do That
From Me To You
Roll Over Beethoven
I'll Get You (sim. stereo)
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
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry,
I don't have it.
sleeve sleeve
The sleeve itself is unique in design and features a small black & white Dezo Hoffman picture in the top right hand corner. The all important "Deutscher Scallplattenclub" text is on the left hand side.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Text means;
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström mbH (*)
Courtesy of Odeon
Cover: The Beatles
Cover design: Fritz Blankenhorn
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the centre.
With the wotds "auch mono abspielbor"
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side One 12PAL 3027 ST-1
Side Two 12PAL 3028 ST-1 
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Red Deutcher Schallplattenclub label type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 12PAL 3027 ST-1
SIDE 2 12PAL 3028 ST-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover photo: Dezo Hoffman
Cover design: Fritz Blankenhorn
INNER SLEEVE plain white sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Rare original German only 1964 mail order LP distributed by Deutcher Schallplattenclub (= German Record Club) in conjunction with Odeon. This album is highly collectable, reaching almost legendary status as it was one of the first albums issuedexclusively via a record club.
German 12-track German Book Club compilation album.
Released twice, as Stereo and as Mono-Record. Stereo issue have the catalog number of "J 033".
Only the club-members had the Chance to buy that record.
Only a few hundred were pressed for record club members (maybe).
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström mbH (*).

The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the center, and the word "STEREO" and "auch mono  abspielbor" were added.
Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side One 12PAL 3027 ST-1
Side Two 12PAL 3028 ST-1
Housed in its orginal soft, laminated German-printed cover.
The sleeve itself is unique in design and features a small black & white Dezo Hoffman picture in the top right hand corner. The rest of the front of the sleeve is taken up with the band name in bold black letters. The all important "Deutscher Scallplattenclub" text is on the left hand side.
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German, and has the word "STEREO" and "auch mono  abspielbor".
Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.

(*)Carl Lindström A.G. was a global record company founded in 1893 and based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Carl Lindström (1869–1932), a Swedish inventor living in Berlin, it originally produced phonographs or gramophones with the brand names "Parlograph" and "Parlophon" and eventually began producing records as well.
It became the holding company for Odeon Records, Parlophone Records (originally "Parlophon"), Beka Records, Okeh Records, Fonotipia Records, Lyrophon, Homophon, and other labels. Lindström sold the company to Max Straus (Odeon co-founder), but Lindström remained with the company as an engineer and inventor.
The introduction of electrical recording with microphones and mixing consoles put Lindström at a disadvantage and they sold the company in 1926 to the Columbia Graphophone Company which had rights to electrical recording technology. In 1931, Columbia Graphophone merged with the Gramophone Company to form EMI with the labels retaining their identities. EMI's German unit in 1931 was originally called "Lindström-Electrola" after the merger.
Parlophone became a major powerhouse in the EMI portfolio of labels thanks to the company's signing in 1962 of The Beatles.



#3-1 The Beatles ("A.K.A. Balloon Cover / German Record Club version" 1st. Press: H 052)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER H 052
RELEASE DATE 1967 / First Press: Regular German record club version
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Eight Days A Week
Girl
Rock And Roll Music
Elenor Rigby
No Reply
Things We Said Today
And Your Bird Can Sing
Yellow Submarine (cover: mispelt Submarin)
Good Day Sunshine
If I Fell
All My Loving
Michelle
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better
A Hard Days Night Dr. Robert
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
Housed in the original unique picture sleeve featuring a picture of the band with a multi coloured border around them H052.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Song title "Yellow Submarine" was misspelled on the back as "Yellow Submarin".
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
sleeve Umschlaggestaltung (Cover design:): Werner G. Krüger.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
label label The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the centre.
Catalogue number H 052 is to the left of the spindle hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label On both sides, "GEMA" logo in a box and "MADE IN GERMANY" were printed on the label.
"Hergestellt bei der Carl Lindström GmbH" = made by Carl Lindström GmbH
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Red Deutcher Schallplattenclub label type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 12PAL 4184-SM-1
SIDE 2 12PAL 4185-SM-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a fully laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front Cover design: Werner G. Krüger.
ront cover photo: laenderpress (Our World broadcast June 25 1967)
INNER SLEEVE plain white sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS German Record Club Edition.
1967 German-pressed 16-track stereo LP issued excluvely for Deutscher Schallplattenclub mail order.
Only the club-members had the Chance to buy that record.
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström GmbH (*).
The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the center, and the word "STEREO" was added.
Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side-1: 12PAL 4184-SM-1
Side-2: 12PAL 4185-SM-1
Housed in its orginal soft, fully laminated German-printed cover.
The front of the sleeve has the original unique picture featuring a picture of the band with a multi coloured border around them.
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.

There are two variations,
1. Regular German record club version: The 'regular' German version of this album with the catalogue number H052.
2. Swiss Record Club version : pressed for export and was only available via the Swiss mail order Record Club hence the H052/3 catalogue number.


(*)Carl Lindström A.G. was a global record company founded in 1893 and based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Carl Lindström (1869–1932), a Swedish inventor living in Berlin, it originally produced phonographs or gramophones with the brand names "Parlograph" and "Parlophon" and eventually began producing records as well.
It became the holding company for Odeon Records, Parlophone Records (originally "Parlophon"), Beka Records, Okeh Records, Fonotipia Records, Lyrophon, Homophon, and other labels. Lindström sold the company to Max Straus (Odeon co-founder), but Lindström remained with the company as an engineer and inventor.
The introduction of electrical recording with microphones and mixing consoles put Lindström at a disadvantage and they sold the company in 1926 to the Columbia Graphophone Company which had rights to electrical recording technology. In 1931, Columbia Graphophone merged with the Gramophone Company to form EMI with the labels retaining their identities. EMI's German unit in 1931 was originally called "Lindström-Electrola" after the merger.
Parlophone became a major powerhouse in the EMI portfolio of labels thanks to the company's signing in 1962 of The Beatles.



#3-2 The Beatles ("A.K.A. Balloon Cover / Swiss Record Club version": H 052/3)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER H 052/3
RELEASE DATE 1967 / Swiss record club version
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Eight Days A Week
Girl
Rock And Roll Music
Elenor Rigby
No Reply
Things We Said Today
And Your Bird Can Sing
Yellow Submarine (cover: mispelt Submarin)
Good Day Sunshine
If I Fell
All My Loving
Michelle
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better
A Hard Days Night Dr. Robert
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry,
I don't have it.
(maybe plain white sleeve)
sleeve
Housed in the original unique picture sleeve featuring a picture of the band with a multi coloured border around them H052.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Song title "Yellow Submarine" was misspelled on the back as "Yellow Submarin".
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
sleeve Umschlaggestaltung (Cover design:): Werner G. Krüger.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the centre. label
Catalogue number "H 052/3" is to the left of the spindle hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label On both sides, "GEMA" logo in a box and "MADE IN GERMANY" were printed on the label.
"Hergestellt bei der Carl Lindström GmbH" = made by Carl Lindström GmbH
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve The rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Red Deutcher Schallplattenclub label type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 12PAL 4184-SM-1
SIDE 2 12PAL 4185-SM-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a fully laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front Cover design: Werner G. Krüger.
ront cover photo: laenderpress (Our World broadcast June 25 1967)
INNER SLEEVE plain white sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS German Record Club Edition.
1967 German-pressed 16-track stereo LP issued excluvely for Deutscher Schallplattenclub mail order.
Only the club-members had the Chance to buy that record.
Manufactured by the Carl Lindström GmbH (*).
The labels are red in colour with "Deutscher Schallplattenclub Eine Aufnahme Der Odeon" text accross the center, and the word "STEREO" was added.
Matrix Numbers are machine stamped. They both end -1 indicating that this copy was among the first batch pressed. The matrix numbers are as follows:
Side-1: 12PAL 4184-SM-1
Side-2: 12PAL 4185-SM-1
Housed in its orginal soft, fully laminated German-printed cover.
The front of the sleeve has the original unique picture featuring a picture of the band with a multi coloured border around them.
The back of the sleeve has the tracklisting in English and a brief biography of the band in German. Again the Schallplatten logo can be found at the bottom of the sleeve.

There are two variations,
1. Regular German record club version: The 'regular' German version of this album with the catalogue number H052.
2. Swiss Record Club version : pressed for export and was only available via the Swiss mail order Record Club hence the H052/3 catalogue number.


(*)Carl Lindström A.G. was a global record company founded in 1893 and based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Carl Lindström (1869–1932), a Swedish inventor living in Berlin, it originally produced phonographs or gramophones with the brand names "Parlograph" and "Parlophon" and eventually began producing records as well.
It became the holding company for Odeon Records, Parlophone Records (originally "Parlophon"), Beka Records, Okeh Records, Fonotipia Records, Lyrophon, Homophon, and other labels. Lindström sold the company to Max Straus (Odeon co-founder), but Lindström remained with the company as an engineer and inventor.
The introduction of electrical recording with microphones and mixing consoles put Lindström at a disadvantage and they sold the company in 1926 to the Columbia Graphophone Company which had rights to electrical recording technology. In 1931, Columbia Graphophone merged with the Gramophone Company to form EMI with the labels retaining their identities. EMI's German unit in 1931 was originally called "Lindström-Electrola" after the merger.
Parlophone became a major powerhouse in the EMI portfolio of labels thanks to the company's signing in 1962 of The Beatles.



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