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#1-1 And Now: The Beatles (1st. Press "Printed in Germany": 73 735 P15)
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TITLE AND NOW: THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER 73 735 P15
RELEASE DATE 1966? / 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
Poly-lined inner-sleeve
(maybe)
sleeve "S*R INTERNATIONAL  aus dem Repertoire Odeon" was printed on the front cover.
sleeve
Catalog No. "73735" was printed at the upper right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "S*R International aus dem Repertoire ODEON" and "Printed in Germany" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve This pressing: "GEMA" was printed in the box.
label
Album title "AND NOW: THE BEATLES" was printed at the center 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 S*R INTERNATIONAL with "GEMA(*)" in the box label type-1
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 12 PAL 2999-SM-1
SIDE 2 12 PAL 3000-SM-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME S*R INTERNATIONAL  aus dem Repertoire ODEON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front: The Beatles during their American tour (photo: Keystone, Munich)
Photos back: dpa, Keystone Frankfurt, Munich
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.
1966 German-only S*R International (**) /Odeon orange label record club issue 12-track stereo vinyl compilation LP, featuring Can't Buy me Love and Roll Over Beethoven.
This disc was pressed in Germany & both labels have "GEMA" text in a box.
Housed in a unique front laminated picture sleeve showing the band paddling in the sea.

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 (=this record)
  • 4th. Press: "The Beatles" /  EMI/Odeon 28174-1 (stereo) / 1972

** SR International is sub label of the Odeon.
* GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



#1-2 And Now: The Beatles (Contract Press "Made In Switzerland": 73 735 P15)
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TITLE AND NOW: THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER 73 735 P15
RELEASE DATE 1966? / Switzerland Contract 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 "S*R INTERNATIONAL  aus dem Repertoire Odeon" was printed on the front cover.
sleeve
Catalog No. "73735" was printed at the upper right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "S*R International aus dem Repertoire ODEON" and "Printed in Germany" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve This pressing: "AUSTRO MECHANA" was printed in the box.
label
Album title "AND NOW: THE BEATLES" was printed at the center 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"
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve This disc was stamped "Made In Switzerland" on both labels.
Matrix numbers: 12 PAL 2999 SM-1F & 12 PAL 3000 SM-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL S*R INTERNATIONAL with "AUSTRO MECHANA" in the box label
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 12 PAL 2999-SM-1F
SIDE 2 12 PAL 3000-SM-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME S*R INTERNATIONAL  aus dem Repertoire ODEON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front: The Beatles during their American tour (photo: Keystone, Munich)
Photos back: dpa, Keystone Frankfurt, Munich
INNER SLEEVE Poly-lined inner-sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This unique German 12-track stereo compilation "Club Pressing" dates from 1966 on the S*R International label: 73 735
This disc was pressed in Switzerland & both labels have "Austro Mechana" text in a box.

Matrix numbers: 12 PAL 2999 SM-1F & 12 PAL 3000 SM-1
'Made In Switzerland' is machine stamped into both run-outs
Housed in a front laminated German-printed cover, together with its original die-cut inner-sleeve.

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 (=this record)
  • 4th. Press: "The Beatles" /  EMI/Odeon 28174-1 (stereo) / 1972



#2-1 The World's Best - The Beatles (1st. Press? "Matrix -3/-2": 77 235)
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TITLE The World's Best-The Beatles
CATALOG NUMBER 77 235
RELEASE DATE December 1967? / First 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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Poly-lined inner-sleeve
(maybe)
sleeve "S*R INTERNATIONAL  aus dem Repertoire Odeon" was printed on the front cover.
sleeve
Catalog No. "77 235" was printed at the upper right of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "S*R International aus dem Electrola-Repertoire" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve This pressing: "GEMA" was printed in the box.
label
The side-1 label was mis-printed with "Iennon / McCartney" instead of "Lennon / McCartney"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label style, the rim print was small letter: "Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte, Besonders Vervielfältigung (Ausser zum Persönlichen Gebrauch), Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung, Vorbehalten". "MADE IN GERMANY" was not printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL S*R INTERNATIONAL with "GEMA(*)" in the box label type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 12 PAL 4158-SM-3
SIDE 2 12 PAL 4159-SM-2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Cover: S*R International aus dem Electrola-Repertoire
Label: S*R INTERNATIONAL  Eine Aufnahme aus dem Odeon-Repertoire
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a non-laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: The Beatles film their promotional video for "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England in 1967.
INNER SLEEVE Poly-lined inner-sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This is the German book club edition (=mail order system) with unique sleeve. S*R International 77235. Made in Germany with orange label.
This disc was pressed in Germany & both labels have "GEMA" text in a box.
Housed in a non-laminated picture sleeve.
"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 (=this record)
  • 2nd. Press: "The World's Best-The Beatles" / EMI/Odeon 27408-4 (stereo) / 1972

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



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