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#1-1 The Beatles (4th. Press: 28 174-1)
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TITLE The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER 28 174-1
RELEASE DATE 1972 / 4th. 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
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Poly-lined inner-sleeve
(maybe)
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Catalog No. "28 174-1" was printed at the upper right of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "EMI/Odeon" logomark was printed at the upper of the label. sleeve Catalog number "28 174-1" was printed at the right part of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "CLUB - SONDERAUFLAGE Club Special Edition)" was printed on the label.
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"MADE IN GERMANY"  and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition were printed at the bottom of the label.
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label This label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN" and "MADE IN GERMANY"
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LABEL EMI/Odeon Blue Label "Club Special Edition" type-1
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 F 65063A-2
SIDE 2 F 65063B-2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI/Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a non laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover photo: Our World broadcast June 25 1967
INNER SLEEVE Poly-lined inner-sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Only released to members of a book club (=mail order system) and never released to record stores.
"The Beatles" original German record club pressing in unique cover from 1972 on the blue & black Odeon record label Cat. No. 28 174-1.
4th. pressed non laminated cover - "Sonderauflage Deutscher Schallplattenclub" is  printed on front.
Earliest  ever A2/B2 matrix endings - machine stamped on both sides.

Record Club Issue variations.
  • 1st. Press: "The Beatles" /  Deutscher Schallplatten E-043 (mono) /J-033 (stereo) / 12.1964
  • 2nd. Press: "THE BEATLES BEAT" / Odeon Impression  6086 (stereo) / 1965
  • 3rd. Press: "AND NOW : THE BEATLES" /  SR  International 73 735 (stereo) / 1966
  • 4th. Press: "The Beatles" /  EMI/Odeon 28174-1 (stereo) / 1972 (=this record)
** GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



#2-1 The World's Best - The Beatles (2nd. Press "EMI/Odeon Label": 27 408-4)
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#2-2 The World's Best - The Beatles (3rd. Press? "Columbia Label": 27 408-4)
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TITLE THE WORLD'S BEST - THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER 27 408-4
RELEASE DATE 1981 / Third Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Good Day Sunshine Things We Said Today
All My Loving  ("Hi-hat" intro)
Michelle
Eight Days A Week
Dr. Robert
No Reply
Yellow Submarine
Rock And Roll Music
If I Fell
A Hard Day's Night
And Your Bird Can Sing
I Should Have Known Better
Girl
And I Love Her Eleanor Rigby
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sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Poly-lined inner-sleeve
(maybe)
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Catalog No. "27 408-4" was printed at the upper left of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The printer's name "Druckhaus Maack KG, Lüdenscheid" was printed at the right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "EMI / ELECTROLA" logomark was printed on both sides of the cover.
"Sonderauflage Deutscher Schallplattenclub (Special Edition German Vinyl Club)" was printed.
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "CLUB - SONDERAUFLAGE Club Special Edition)" was printed on the label.
label
"MADE IN GERMANY" and ST 33 in a oval for stereo edition were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN" and "MADE IN GERMANY"
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LABEL EMI/Columbia Blue Label "Club Special Edition" type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 12 PAL 4158 - 4
SIDE 2 12 PAL 4159- 4 #
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI / ELECTROLA / Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a full laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT Printed in Germany by Drunckhaus Maack KG, Lüdenscheid
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Electrola Image Archives
Cover design: Rathin Chattopadhyay
INNER SLEEVE Poly-lined inner-sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
A German unique compilation, is a true rarity, its third edition was pressed in low numbers only, moreover, with a Columbia Label, an error record was reserved to the domestic market, it was published by EMI/Electrola, as one can read on the cover, too.
It's a Club-Sonderauflage, which translates to "Book Club Special Edition".
The World's Best ended a huge series of compilations made for and released in Germany, it's the last unique title on the market, first released in December 1967, along with three other compilations, namely "The Beatles" (Orange Odeon Impressum 6279), "The Beatles" (Red Odeon "Deutscher Schallplattenclub" H 052), and "The Beatles Great Hits" (Light Blue Fono-Ring SFGLP 77939) - all the four released in December 1967.

Housed in a fully laminated German-printed cover.
The printer's name "Druckhaus Maack KG, Lüdenscheid (*)" was printed at the right of the back cover.
"All My Loving" includes five taps a hi-hat just prior to beginning of the recording.

"The World's Best" album variations.
  • 1st. Press: "The World's Best-The Beatles" / SR  International 73 735 (stereo) / 12.1967
  • 2nd. Press: "The World's Best-The Beatles" / EMI/Odeon 27408-4 (stereo) / 1972 (=this record)
(*) The Druckhaus Maack GmbH & Co KG was a German printing company, located in Lüdenscheid.
The company was sold in October 2000 to the TOPAC Multimedia Print GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Group.



#2-3 The World's Best - The Beatles (4th. Press? "Odeon Light Green Label": 27 408-4)
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TITLE THE WORLD'S BEST - THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER 27 408-4
RELEASE DATE 1982 / 4th. Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Good Day Sunshine Things We Said Today
All My Loving  ("Hi-hat" intro)
Michelle
Eight Days A Week
Dr. Robert
No Reply
Yellow Submarine
Rock And Roll Music
If I Fell
A Hard Day's Night
And Your Bird Can Sing
I Should Have Known Better
Girl
And I Love Her Eleanor Rigby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Poly-lined inner-sleeve
(maybe)
sleeve
sleeve
Catalog No. "27 408-4" was printed at the upper left of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The printer's name "Druckhaus Maack KG, Lüdenscheid" was printed at the right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "EMI / ELECTROLA" logomark was printed on both sides of the cover.
"Sonderauflage Deutscher Schallplattenclub (Special Edition German Vinyl Club)" was printed.
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "CLUB - SONDERAUFLAGE Club Special Edition)" was printed on the label.
label
"MADE IN EEC"was printed at the perimeter of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odeon Light Green label "Club Special Edition"
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 12 PAL 4158 - 4
SIDE 2 12 PAL 4159- 4
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI / ELECTROLA / Odeon
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a full laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT Printed in Germany by Drunckhaus Maack KG, Lüdenscheid
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Electrola Image Archives
Cover design: Rathin Chattopadhyay
INNER SLEEVE Poly-lined inner-sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
A German unique compilation, is a true rarity, its third edition was pressed in low numbers only, moreover, with a Columbia Label, an error record was reserved to the domestic market, it was published by EMI/Electrola, as one can read on the cover, too.
It's a Club-Sonderauflage, which translates to "Book Club Special Edition".
The World's Best ended a huge series of compilations made for and released in Germany, it's the last unique title on the market, first released in December 1967, along with three other compilations, namely "The Beatles" (Orange Odeon Impressum 6279), "The Beatles" (Red Odeon "Deutscher Schallplattenclub" H 052), and "The Beatles Great Hits" (Light Blue Fono-Ring SFGLP 77939) - all the four released in December 1967.

Housed in a fully laminated German-printed cover.
The printer's name "Druckhaus Maack KG, Lüdenscheid (*)" was printed at the right of the back cover.
"All My Loving" includes five taps a hi-hat just prior to beginning of the recording.

"The World's Best" album variations.
  • 1st. Press: "The World's Best-The Beatles" / SR  International 73 735 (stereo) / 12.1967
  • 2nd. Press: "The World's Best-The Beatles" / EMI/Odeon 27408-4 (stereo) / 1972
(*) The Druckhaus Maack GmbH & Co KG was a German printing company, located in Lüdenscheid.
The company was sold in October 2000 to the TOPAC Multimedia Print GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Group.



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