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Extracts from the film "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" (AP-4573)
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  • #6-1 Toshiba Onko H ¥600 (red)
  • #6-2 Toshiba Onko H ¥600
  • #6-3 Toshiba EMI H ¥700
  • #6-4 Toshiba EMI I ¥700



Notice* Click the label of each EP, so you can see the large picture image.

#6-1 Extracts from the film "A Hard Day's Night" (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600 / Red Vinyl": AP-4573)
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TITLE
Extracts from the film "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Should Have Known Better (Lennon-McCartney)
If I Fell (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Tell Me Why (Lennon-McCartney)
And I Love Her (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
25th June.1970 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
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cover
label label label
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type) OBI --> Click!
sheet
With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
cover
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.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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Catalog No. "AP-4573" 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. label
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-4573
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8920 - A   1S   5
SIDE 2 GEP-8920 - B   1S   5
PRESS MARK 1Z (?)
VINYL COLOR RED
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
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 6th. EP in "UK release series".

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.

This E.P. was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.
Red vinyl singles that are confirmed to exist:
AP-4573: A Hard Day's Night
AP-4578: Yesterday
AP-4579: Nowhere Man



#6-2 Extracts from the film "A Hard Day's Night" (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600 / Black Vinyl": AP-4573)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
Extracts from the film "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Should Have Known Better (Lennon-McCartney)
If I Fell (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Tell Me Why (Lennon-McCartney)
And I Love Her (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
25th June.1970 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
cover
cover
label label label
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type) OBI --> Click!
sheet
With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
cover
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.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
Catalog No. "AP-4573" 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
label
"33 (r.p.m) STEREO COMPACT" was printed at the top of the label. label
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
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4573
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8920 - A   1S   2
SIDE 2 GEP-8920 - 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 6th. EP in "UK release series".

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.

This E.P. was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.
Red vinyl singles that are confirmed to exist:
AP-4573: A Hard Day's Night
AP-4578: Yesterday
AP-4579: Nowhere Man



#6-4 Extracts from the film "A Hard Day's Night" (3rd. Press "Toshiba EMI / I ¥700": AP-4573)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
Extracts from the film "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Should Have Known Better (Lennon-McCartney)
If I Fell (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Tell Me Why (Lennon-McCartney)
And I Love Her (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1976? / Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
cover
cover
label label label
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
sheet
sheet
cover
The company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet.
Apple Green OBI
OBI: FRONT
OBI: FRONT n 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
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
Catalog No. "AP-4573" and the word "STEREO" were printed upper right corner of the front cover.
cover
"Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "I-¥700" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
label 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
label labelThe 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-4573
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-1b
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8920 - A   1S   10
SIDE 2 GEP-8920 - B   1S   9
PRESS MARK 6 5 -x 39 (?)
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 Ongakukogyo 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 6th. EP in "UK release series".

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.

This E.P. was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.
Red vinyl singles that are confirmed to exist:
AP-4573: A Hard Day's Night
AP-4578: Yesterday
AP-4579: Nowhere Man



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