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(Update: 27th. February 2017)
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Odeon Export Label
    INDEX

  • No Reply / Eight Days A Week (O 922 893)
  • Rock And Roll Music / I'm A Loser (O 922 915)
  • Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (O 922 950)
  • Help! / I'm Down (O 923 023)
  • Act Naturally / Yesterday (O 923 031)
  • Michelle / Girl (O 923 152)
  • Nowhere Man / What Goes On (O 923 171)
  • Paperback Writer / Rain (O 923 210)
  • Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby (O 923 280)
  • Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (O 923 436)



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#4-1 Help! / I'm Down (Export Press for Switzerland: O 923 023)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Help! aus dem United-Artists-Film "Hi-Hi-Hilfe" (Lennon - McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon - McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965 /First Press for export
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
jacket jacket jacket On both sides, Odeon logo mark and master number was printed at the left side of the center hole.
Catalog No. "O 23 023" was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
"ELECTROLA  GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the center of the cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Odeon logo mark in white was printed above the center hole.
label "MADE IN GERMANY" and 45 in a triangle were printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number "O 923 023" and "SPEZIAL-EDITION" was printed at the right side of the label.
"GEMA" logo was printed on both sides of the label.
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The rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN. VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon Orange Label
CATALOG NUMBER
O 923 023
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE  18280 - 1
Side2 7XCE  18281 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
CENTER Full size center hole
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label
Odeon (Grammoclub Ex Libris Club edition released in Switzerland only)
Sleeve
Odeon
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES

PRINTER CREDIT
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PRODUCER
George Martin
COMMENTS
Grammoclub Ex Libris Club(*) edition released in Switzerland only.
Made in Germany for export on unique Orange (Yellow) Odeon label.
"Spezial-Edition" imported from Germany for the Switzerland market - Note the added "9" in the Catalogue Number compared to the German Catalogue Number.

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 RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

History: This Swiss Club Special Edition pressing Single of The Beatles was available exclusively and only to a very limited number of members of the Swiss EX LIBRIS record and book club in 1965. You´ve had to spend quite a high amount of money to become a member of EX LIBRIS. All the many other Swiss record shops (and there were some really great ones amongst them) have sold mainly the German, French and British pressings of the Beatles latest recordings. The British originals sold best. Ex Libris wasn´t considered a very hip shop at all, and so only a small number of people went to ever shop there, but few of them would decide to go for any records by the Beatles, and that´s why they ARE so incredibly rare!! Only around 500 copies of them have sold.

(*)Grammoclub Ex Libris Club (Ex Libris Records):
Swiss record club, label, publisher, and stores. The label belongs to Migros (famous Swiss Supermarket chain). Their releases were never available from any supermarkets, but only to members of the fairly small Ex Libris club. The label was originally called "Grammoclub Ex Libris" (during the 50s and the 60s), but was shortened to Ex Libris towards the mid 60s. Only club members were allowed to buy from their shops. You've had to pay a fairly high fee in order to become a member of them, which is something that only a few wealthy elder people were able to do. In retrospect they mainly seem to have sold their records to some older folks, or to some family-people: They've usually bought Classical Music, Easy Listening, Jazz, Kiddie-Records, and the likes -- only few of their buyers would be interested in Rock 'N' Roll, or Beat back then, therefore only a few copies of their nowadays highly collectable releases by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley (Golden Boy LP) seem to have sold. Most of the young Swiss people would shop someplace else, because they could not afford to pay for the high membership fee in order to buy such a Rolling Stones LP or 45 from Ex Libris.

"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.



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