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MONO Released

#1-1 The Beatles' First! (MONO 1st. Press: LPHM 237 632)
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STEREO Released

#1-1 The Beatles' First! (STEREO 1st. Press: SLPHM 237 632)
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TITLE the beatles' first!
RECORDED IN HAMBURG 1961
FEATURING TONY SHERIDAN & GUESTS

CATALOG NUMBER SLPHM 237 632
RELEASE DATE April 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet (ver. A)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Ver. 2A+)
Cry For A Shadow (Ver. A)
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In) (ver. A)
Let's Dance
Ruby Baby
My Bonnie (without intro.)
Why
Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby (Ver. A)
Nobody's Child (Ver. 1A)
What'd I Say Ya Ya
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
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Polythene-lined die-cut  sleeve type (maybe)
sleeve Polydor red and black logo mark was printed at the upper right corner of the front cover. sleeve sleeve
Polydor red and black logo mark was printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.

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sleeve sleeve
The cover’s backside has information about the release and production date in the bottom right hand corner.
The cover comes with two different release / production dates. There are April and August 1964.
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sleeve 1st. and 2nd. cover: Song No.5, on the cover’s backside, has the title “If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby)”.
3rd. cover: Song No.5, on the cover’s backside, has only the title “Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby”.
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Polydor Red labels with black half-circle logo. Have "STEREO" text below the Polydor logo.
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"Made in Germany" was printed at the perimeter.
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label label1st. Press: The label gives the record’s title as “The Beatles”.
2nd. Press: The label gives the record’s title as “The Beatles’ First”.
Labels have "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.
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SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
label sleeve sleeve
GEMA/BIEM" was printed in the box at the left side of the center hole.
Song No.5, side-A has the title “If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby)”. The label gives the record’s title as “The Beatles”.
Record with this label were released in both mono and stereo versions.
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LABEL Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 237 632 A     Made in Germany     D4 +-K   C
SIDE 2 237 632 B      Made in Germany     D4 +-K   B
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Polydor
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined die-cut  sleeve type (maybe)
PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
COMMENTS 1st. Press: April 1964
Label: Red label. Song No.5, side-A has the title “If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby)”. The label gives the record’s title as “The Beatles”.
Record with this label were released in both mono and stereo versions.
Cover: Song No.5, on the cover’s backside, has the title “If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby)”.
This cover exists both in mono and stereo versions. The cover’s backside has information about the release and production date in the bottom right hand corner.
The cover comes with two different release / production dates. There are April and August 1964.

2nd. Press August 1964
Label:  Red label. Song No.5, side-A has the title “If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby)”. The label gives the record’s title as “The Beatles’ First”.
Record with this label were released in both mono and stereo versions.

3rd. Press 1964
Label:  Red label. Song No.5, side-A has only the title “Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby”. The label gives the record’s title as “The Beatles”.
Record with this label were released in both mono and stereo versions.
Cover: Song No.5, on the cover’s backside, has only the title “Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby”.
This cover exists both in mono and stereo versions.
The cover’s backside either gives June 1964 as release / production date or lacks all information about the release /production date.

For the first time ever with the first edition of this LP, all of The Beatles’ recordings from Hamburg, except “Swanee River” were released on one and the same LP.
The Beatles participate however only on eight of the record’s twelve cuts. In spite of this fact, this record was introduced as a Beatles LP and Tony Sheridan, from this moment on, had to settle for a lesser position.
All of the titles on the LP, except “Nobody’s Child”, were already released earlier on records in mono in Germany when this LP was released. As to the rest of the material on this LP, were The Beatles participate, both “My Bonnie”, “The Saints”, “Cry For A Shadow” and “Why” had already been released earlier in stereo in Germany. With this LP however, “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Sweet Georgia Brown”, “If You Love Me, Baby / Take Out Some Insurance, Baby” and “Nobody’s Child” was released for the first time in stereo in Germany.
It it worth nothing that on this LP, “My Bonnie” doesn’t have the slow introduction any more, and “Sweet Georgia Brown” is the new version with the over-dubbed vocal by Tony Sheridan.



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