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  THE BEATLES' HITS (AP-4568)
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  • #1-1 Toshiba Onko H ¥600
  • #1-2 Toshiba Onko H ¥700
  • #1-3 Toshiba EMI H ¥700
  • #1-4 Toshiba EMI I ¥700



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#1-1 The Beatles' Hits (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600": AP-4568)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon) *sim. stereo
RELEASE DATE
25th June.1970/First Press
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BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
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LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type) OBI -->Click!
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With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
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In 1970, "U.K. EP series (the AP-45XX series)" were released, all of which were issued with this "Green Obi (wide type)".
It has a green background with Apple logo  and priced ¥600 on obi strip.
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BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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Catalog No. "AP-4568" and the word "STEREO" were printed upper right corner of the front cover. cover
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-¥600" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
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"33 (r.p.m) STEREO COMPACT" was printed at the top of the label. The word "EXTENDED PLAY" was printed on the label. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER AP-4568
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b
MIX STEREO-except "Love me do"-simulated stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8880-A    1S   3
SIDE 2 GEP-8880-B    1S   3
PRESS MARK 0T6
VINYL COLOR BLACK
DISK EDGE Knife Edge
LYRIC SHEET Slip sheet type
SLEEVE TYPE Wrap-around cover
OBI Apple green obi (¥600)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba Ongakukogyo Kabusikigaisya
LABEL MFD.BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H-600YEN
COMMENTS Using the normal Apple EP label of the time, Japanese Odeon chose to release all
twelve of the British EP's which they had not issued before. These too were issued as Compact 33's ‐‐on June 25, 1970.  A few of the titles are known to exist on red vinyl.
All of the above EP’s were issued at first when the price was 600 Yen. Later these were
stickered with the higher price of ¥700. Still later copies simply show the ¥700 price.
Even later, they were reissued with a reference to EMI on the label.

Japanese first EP in "UK release series".
In England, the first EP issued was "TWIST AND SHOUT (GEP 8882)", but this was not the first one manufactured and ready for release. The EP "THE BEATLES' HITS (GEP 8880)" was originally going to be issued in 1963 as the first EP, but was put on hold due to the great popularity of the song "Twist and Shout"; so, as an alternate EP, "TWIST AND SHOUT" was issued first instead.

Similar design as the UK EP of the same name.
On Apple Records "Made in Japan" with dark green apple label.
Stereo: 33 r.p.m. with the small hole , Insert and obi strip.



#1-2 The Beatles' Hits (2nd. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600": AP-4568)
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#1-3 The Beatles' Hits (3rd. Press "Toshiba EMI / H ¥700": AP-4568)
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#1-4 The Beatles' Hits (4th. Press "Toshiba EMI / I ¥700": AP-4568)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon) *sim. stereo
RELEASE DATE
August 1976? / 4th. Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
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sheet
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LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
sheet
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With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert. cover
The company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
Apple Green OBI
OBI: FRONT
OBI: BACKIn 1970, "U.K. EP series (the AP-45XX series)" were released, all of which were issued with this "Green Obi (narrow type)". It has a green background with Apple logo  and priced ¥700 on obi strip.
sheet
cover cover
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
cover The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." was printed at the perimeter.
"33 (r.p.m) STEREO COMPACT" was printed at the top of the label.
The ridge (single line) is approximately 14mm from the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
cover coverThe words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
The word "EXTENDED PLAY" was printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER AP-4568
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b
MIX STEREO-except "Love me do"-simulated stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8880-A    1S   5
SIDE 2 GEP-8880-B    1S   5
PRESS MARK 8 - 6 (?)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET Slip sheet type
SLEEVE TYPE Wrap-around cover
OBI Apple green obi (¥700)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisya
LABEL MFD.BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-700YEN
COMMENTS Using the normal Apple EP label of the time, Japanese Odeon chose to release all
twelve of the British EP's which they had not issued before. These too were issued as Compact 33's ‐‐on June 25, 1970.  A few of the titles are known to exist on red vinyl.
All of the above EP’s were issued at first when the price was 600 Yen. Later these were
stickered with the higher price of ¥700. Still later copies simply show the ¥700 price.
Even later, they were reissued with a reference to EMI on the label.

Japanese first EP in "UK release series".
In England, the first EP issued was "TWIST AND SHOUT (GEP 8882)", but this was not the first one manufactured and ready for release. The EP "THE BEATLES' HITS (GEP 8880)" was originally going to be issued in 1963 as the first EP, but was put on hold due to the great popularity of the song "Twist and Shout"; so, as an alternate EP, "TWIST AND SHOUT" was issued first instead.

Similar design as the UK EP of the same name.
On Apple Records "Made in Japan" with dark green apple label.
Stereo: 33 r.p.m. with the small hole , Insert and obi strip.



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