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#1-1 Love Me Do / Please Please Me (1st. Press / Odeon Green label: O 22 396)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Love Me Do (Lennon - McCartney)  *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 Please Please Me (Lennon - McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
March 1963 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label jacket label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 396" was printed at the right side of the label.
"BIEM" and GEMA" logo were printed on the side-1 label.
label label label label






label The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 396
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 17144-1
Side2 7XCE 17217-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
White-label demos are dated 20 Nov 1964 meaning official release was a few weeks later.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: BIEM and GEMA

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: GEMA

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#2-1 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (1st. Press / Odeon Green label: O 22 416)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney - Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney - Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
July 1963 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label jacket label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 416" was printed at the right side of the label.
"BIEM" and GEMA" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
label label label label






label The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 416
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 17329-1
Side2 7XCE 17330-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: BIEM and GEMA, B-side: BIEM and GEMA

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: GEMA, B-side: GEMA

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#3-1 She Loves You / I'll Get You (1st. Press / Odeon Green label: O 22 554)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You (Lennon - McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon - McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
September 1963 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label jacket label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 554" was printed at the right side of the label.
"Keep a/c" logo were printed on both sides of the label.
label label label label






label The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 554
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 17395-1
Side2 7XCE 17396-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
White-label demos are dated 30 Aug 1963 meaning official release was a few weeks later.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c left, B-side: Keep a/c left

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c right, B-side: Keep a/c right

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#4-1 Twist And Shout / Boys (1st. Press / Odeon Green label with BIEM and GEMA: O 22 581)
First Press: October 1963
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#4-2 Twist And Shout / Boys (2nd. Press / Odeon Green label: O 22 581)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley - Russell)
SIDE 2 Boys (Dixon - Farrell)
RELEASE DATE
1964? / Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label jacket label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 581" was printed at the right side of the label.
"GEMA" logo was printed on Side-1, "Keep a/c" logo was printed on side-2.
label label label label






label The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 581
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XBE 50095-1
Side2 7XBE 50096-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: BIEM and GEMA

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: GEMA

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#5-1 I Want To Hold Your Hand / Roll Over Beethoven (1st. Press / Odeon Green label: O 22 623)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon - McCartney)
SIDE 2 Roll Over Beethoven (Berry)
RELEASE DATE
December 1963? / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole. label

The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG  ...."
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 623" was printed at the right side of the label.
"Keep a/c" logo was printed on both sides of the label.
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 623
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XBE 50097-1
Side2 7XBE 50098-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
White-label demos are dated 29 Nov 1963 meaning official release was a few weeks later.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c left, Made in Germany straight

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c right, Made in Germany circular

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#5-2 I Want To Hold Your Hand / Roll Over Beethoven (2nd. Press? / Odeon Green label Type 2-2 "URHEBER rim. ": O 22 623)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon - McCartney)
SIDE 2 Roll Over Beethoven (Berry)
RELEASE DATE
Late 1966? / Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole. label

The rim print was: "URHEBER- UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG  ...."
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
"MADE IN GERMANY (circuler)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 623" and matrix were printed at the right side of the label.
"Keep a/c" logo was printed at the right side of the center hole on both sides of the label.
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-2-2 (Matrix on the right side)
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 623
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XBE 50097-1
Side2 7XBE 50098-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (circular)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.

In fall, 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
Roughly speaking, this translates to:
"Copyright and property rights, especially reproduction (except for personal use), rental,
performance, and broadcasting, [are] reserved."
Again for the benefit of those who do not read German, We will call this the "Urheber" issue.
Singles made from 1967 to 1969 are of the "Urheber" label style.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c left, Made in Germany straight

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c right, Made in Germany circular / Matrix on the left side

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#6-1 It Won't Be Long / Money (1st. Press / Odeon Green label with Keep a/c: O 22 638)
First Press: January 1964
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#6-2 It Won't Be Long / Money (2nd. Press / Odeon Green label with BIEM and GEMA: O 22 638)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
It Won't Be Long (Lennon - McCartney)
SIDE 2 Money (Bradford - Gordy)
RELEASE DATE
1964 ? / Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 638" was printed at the right side of the label.
"BIEM and GEMA" logo was printed on the side-2 of the label.
label label label label






label The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG  ...."
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 638
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XBE 50099-1
Side2 7XBE 50100-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: B-Side: Keep a/c

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: B-Side: BIEM and GEMA

3rd. Press
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: B-Side: GEMA

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#7-1 Misery / Ask Me Why (1st. Press / Odeon Green label: O 22 663)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Misery   McCartney-Lennon
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why   McCartney-Lennon
RELEASE DATE
Februry 1964 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the upper right of the sleeve.

jacket On the lower left of the sleeve, there's an Atelier Robert Pütz credit in black lettering.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 663" was printed at the right side of the label.
"Keep a/c" logo was printed on both sides of the label.
label label label label






label The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG  ...."
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 663
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XBE 50101-1
Side2 7XBE 50102-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Atelier Robert Pütz
PRINTER CREDIT
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.

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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.
White-label demos are dated 4 Feb 1964 meaning official release was a few weeks later.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-Side: Keep a/c

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#8-1 Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand / Sie Liebt Dich (1st. Press / Odeon Green label "Sie Liebt Mich": O 22 671)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand (Lennon - McCartney - Nicolas - Helmer)   Die Beatles
SIDE 2 Sie Liebt Dich (Lennon - McCartney - Nicolas - Montague)  Die Beatles
RELEASE DATE
5th. March 1964 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
jacket jacket label label disk
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: FRONT AND BACK CLOSE UP
jacket Old Odeon logomark was printed at the lower left of the sleeve.
jacket jacket The initial copies of the (front) sleeve mistakenly identify the B-side as "Sie liebt mich," which translates to "She loves me".
SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
jacket jacket "ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the lower left of the back sleeve.
Electrola initially pressed 100,000 copies of the single for sale in Hamburg, Munich, Frankfort and Cologne.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
label
The rim print was: "ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG  ...."
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Catalog number "O 22 671" was printed at the right side of the label.
"BIEM and GEMA" logo was printed on the both sides of the label.
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 "MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
The German lyrics were written by Camillo Jean Nicolas Felgen, who wrote under the names Jean Nicolas, Heinz Hellmer and Lee Montague.
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Green Label Type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
O 22 671
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XBE 1505-1
Side2 7XBE 1506-1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon
Sleeve
Odeon / ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: classic black and white Dezo Hoffmann portrait
PRINTER CREDIT
- (Printed in Germany)
PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Green label and Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
"MADE IN GERMANY (straight)" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
Pressed By – Carl Lindström GmbH
Distributed By – Electrola Gesellschaft m.b.H.

On 29th. January 1964, the Beatles recorded German lyric versions of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, France.
Electrola initially pressed 100,000 copies of the single for sale in Hamburg, Munich, Frankfort and Cologne.
The German lyrics were written by Camillo Jean Nicolas Felgen, who wrote under the names Jean Nicolas, Heinz Hellmer and Lee Montague. Felgen was a Luxembourg-born singer, lyricist and television and radio presenter.

The single came in a purple-tinted picture sleeve featuring the Dezo Hoffman portrait of the group used by EMI on promotional poster.
The German text "Erste deutche Original-Aufnahme" translates to "First German original recording."
The initial copies of the sleeve mistakenly identify the B-side as "Sie liebt mich," which translates to "She loves me".
There are no references to the German-lyric disc in the British music magazines from Feburuary and March, 1964. Thus, it is unlikely that the Odeon single was imported into the U.K. for sale to British fans.
(from "Beatles For Sale On Parlophone Records")


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

ALLE HERSTELLER. UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN ÜBERSPIELUNG ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(All rights of the manufacturer reserved. Copying, public performance, and radio broadcast prohibited.)
Comes in original beatles picture company sleeve - was original released like that.

1st. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: BIEM and GEMA, B-side: BIEM and GEMA

2nd. Press:
LABEL: Green Odeon label, white logo and black print
Details: A-side: GEMA, B-side: GEMA

"GEMA**/BIEM***" :a marking that indicates what company is responsible for the copyright payments for the material released on the record to the proper publishers. It is important to remember that a record with the above-mentioned marking isn't necessarily made in Germany but which was intended for sale in Germany.



#9-1 All My Loving / I Wanna Be Your Man (1st. Press / Odeon Green label with BIEM and GEMA: O 22 681)
First Press: March 1964
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