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#1 Please Please Me (1st. Press: PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE November 1963 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery
P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label
Polythene-lined "USE  EMITEX" die-cut type.
The words "MADE IN INDIA (left)" and "K.A.P. (right)" were printed at the bottom of the front sleeve.
Parlophone logomark was printed at the upper left of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
Parlophone logomark was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label "EAGLE LITMD" is printer's name?
Sorry, I don't know.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The Indian operations started in 1901 as the first overseas branch of Electrical & Musical Industries Limited, EMI, London. The Gramophone Company of England set up manufacturing facilities in Sealdah, Calcutta. Later, a bigger factory was set up in Dum Dum, Calcutta. The first microgroove record from Gramophone Co. was introduced in 1958. In 1959, an LP record plant was established at the Dum Dum factory of Gramophone Company.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Yellow Parlophone label with silver ink,without the text "Regd. Td. Mks. of The Gramophone Co." at the center of the label.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MADE IN INDIA" was printed at the bottom of the label. label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT -
COVER FORM Single type. The non - laminated flipback sleeve
PRINTER CREDIT EAGLE LITMD (?)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This is The Beatles' debut album in India (maybe).
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.

First Press:
Label: "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
COVER: THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED

Late Press:
Label: Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd." at the outet rim and "Regd. Td. Mk. of The ParlophoneCo., Ltd" text at the center of the label.
Cover: THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED



#2 With The Beatles (1st. Press? : PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE February 1964 / First Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Polythene-lined "USE  EMITEX" die-cut type?

Sorry, I don't have it.
label
label The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type.
Parlophone logomark was printed at the upper left of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
Parlophone logomark was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label "EAGLE LITMD (?)" is printer's name?
Sorry, I don't know.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The Indian operations started in 1901 as the first overseas branch of Electrical & Musical Industries Limited, EMI, London. The Gramophone Company of England set up manufacturing facilities in Sealdah, Calcutta. Later, a bigger factory was set up in Dum Dum, Calcutta. The first microgroove record from Gramophone Co. was introduced in 1958. In 1959, an LP record plant was established at the Dum Dum factory of Gramophone Company.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
But, Sleeve incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" says "Dominion Mus."
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Yellow Parlophone label with silver ink,without the text "Regd. Td. Mks. of The Gramophone Co." at the center of the label.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" and "Recording First Published 1963" were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MADE IN INDIA" was printed at the bottom of the label. label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording First Published 1963
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT -
COVER FORM Single type. The non - laminated flipback sleeve
PRINTER CREDIT EAGLE LITMD (?)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.

Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
But, Sleeve incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" says "Dominion Mus."

First Press:
Label: "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
COVER: THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED

Late Press:
Label: Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd." at the outet rim and "Regd. Td. Mk. of The ParlophoneCo., Ltd" text at the center of the label.
Cover: THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED



#3-1 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim.": PMC 1230)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE Early 1965? /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
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
Polythene-lined "USE  EMITEX" die-cut type?

Sorry, I don't have it.
cover-up It has a similar design to the UK picture sleeve. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "THE PARLOPHONE CO., LTD." logo mark was printed at the left corner, and "THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "EAGLE LITMD" is printer's name?
Sorry, I don't know,
sleeve Yellow Parlophone label with silver ink,without the text "Regd. Td. Mks. of The Gramophone Co." at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)", "Recording First Published 1964" and "MADE IN INDIA" were printed on the label. sleeve sleeve
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is:  
Side-1: XEX 481-3N
Side-2: XEX 482-3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481-3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482-3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL THE PARLOPHONR CO. LTD. (capital letter)
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording First Published 1964 (Small letter)
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT -
COVER FORM Single type. laminated wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
PRINTER CREDIT EAGLE LITMD (?)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.

First Press: Yellow Parlophone label type-1.
Label: "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
COVER: HE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED



#3-2 A Hard Day's Night (2nd. Press? "The Gramophone rim.": PMC 1230)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE Late 1965? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
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 cover-up It has a similar design to the UK picture sleeve. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "THE PARLOPHONE CO., LTD." logo mark was printed at the left corner, and "THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "EAGLE LITMD" is printer's name?
Sorry, I don't know,
sleeve "Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "Recording First Published 1964" was printed at the left part of the label.
sleeve sleeve
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is:  
Side-1: XEX 481-3N
Side-2: XEX 482-3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481-3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482-3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL The Gramophone Co., Ltd.
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording First Published 1964 (Small letter)
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd.
COVER FORM Single type. laminated wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
PRINTER CREDIT EAGLE LITMD (?)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.
Yellow Parlophone label type-2.
"Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.

First Press (maybe):
Label: "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
COVER: HE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED



#4 Beatles For Sale (1st. Press? : PMC 1240)
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TITLE BEATLES FOR SALE
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1240
RELEASE DATE Early 1965 / First Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click! INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve
(maybe)
sleeve Gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides. With outline “mono” on the front.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP --> Click! BACK COVER CLOSE UP The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.
INDIAN MONO U.K. MONO
sleeve sleeve sleeve
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve "REGD. TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO., LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: was not printed on the cover.
"THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED (Incorporated in England with limited liability)" was printed at the inside cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "Recording First Published 1964" was printed at the left part of the both sides of  the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 503 - 4N
Side-2: XEX 504 - 4N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 503  - 4N
SIDE 2 XEX 504  - 4N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL The Gramophone Co., Ltd.
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording First Published 1964 (Small letter)
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd.
COVER FORM Gatefold type. The non - laminated flipback sleeve
The flaps  can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
Notes: Derek Taylor
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.

Yellow Parlophone label type-3:
"Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.

The LP cover is a gatefold. To remove the disk from the cover, you have to open the gatefold and slide the disk out from the left.

The orange blog on the front cover is actually Tony Bramwell’s hand – as he was holding back tree branches for the photo shoot.
The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.



#5 Help! (1st. Press? : PMC 1255)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1255
RELEASE DATE Autumn 1965? /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve
(maybe)
cover-up Covers for this LP came with no front "mono" indicator.
cover-up Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1255" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
"THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD." logo mark was printed at the left corner, and "THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Indian Pressing U.K. Pressing Indian Pressing U.K. Pressing Paul and John's  photograph appears to have been slightly retouched.
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label "Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
"(P) 1965" statement was printed at the left corner of the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 549-2
Side-2: XEX 550-2
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 549-2
SIDE 2 XEX 550-2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL The Gramophone Co., Ltd.
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd.
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
PRINTER CREDIT EAGLE LITMD (?)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.

Yellow Parlophone label type-4.
"Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.
On the back cover, name of the company changed to "THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED"



#6 Rubber Soul (1st. Press: PMC 1267)
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TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1255
RELEASE DATE 1965 /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life 
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve
(maybe)
cover-up sleeve The words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."  was not printed under the Parlophone logomark.
In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "EAGLE LITMD" is printer's name?
Sorry, I don't know.
cover-up Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback cover.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
"THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD." logo mark was printed at the left corner, and "THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
"(P) 1965" statement was printed at the left corner of the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579-1
Side-2: XEX 580-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579-1
SIDE 2 XEX 580-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL The Gramophone Co., Ltd.
COVER THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd.
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated, tri-flipback cover.
PRINTER CREDIT EAGLE LITMD (?)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Originally released in INDIA and pressed at the DUM DUM pressing plant near Calcutta.

Yellow Parlophone label type-4.
"Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd."  was printed at the outer rim.
"Regd. Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd." was printed at the center of the label.
On the back cover, name of the company changed to "THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY OF INDIA (PRIVATE) LIMITED"



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