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#10-1 The Beatles' Million Sellers (Promotional Record: AP-4577)
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TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You *simulated stereo
I Want To Hold Your Hand           All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
I Fell Fine                                    All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
RELEASE DATE
Promotional Record (First Press: 25th June.1970)
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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!
sheet
With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
sheet
1n 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-4577" 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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cover
label
Notice the promo characters inside the rectangle to the left of the Apple logo. The word "STEREO" and "EXTENDED PLAY" were 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-4577
RECORD LABEL APPLE white label (promotinal use only)
MIX STEREO--except "She loves you"--simulated stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8946-A   1S   1
SIDE 2 GEP-8946-B   1S   1
PRESS MARK None
VINYL COLOR BLACK
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 Kabusikigaisha
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 10th. 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.

The design of Apple white label promo singles differs markedly from commercial Apple singles. Promo versions eliminate perimeter print and feature a line drawing of the Apple logo at the label top.
All print is black. Notice the promo characters inside the rectangle to the left of the Apple logo and release date to the right.

"She Loves You", the original stereo master tape is widely believed to have been lost, since every release of the song has been in mono. How the stereo tape was lost has never been fully ascertained. Although the track has never been released in true stereo officially,which were released in "Duophonic" (Electronically Simulated Stereo).



#10-2 The Beatles' Million Sellers (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600": AP-4577)
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TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You *simulated stereo
I Want To Hold Your Hand           All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
I Fell Fine                                    All titles composed by 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
OBI -->Click!
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
sheet
With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
sheet
1n 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-4577" and the word "STEREO" were printed upper right corner of the front cover. cover
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-¥600 (stickered ¥700)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
cover
label
"33 (r.p.m) STEREO COMPACT" was printed at the top of the label. The word "EXTENDED PLAY" was printed on the label.
"STEREO" was not printed.
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-4577
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b
MIX STEREO--except "She loves you"--simulated stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8946-A   1S   3
SIDE 2 GEP-8946-B   1S   2
PRESS MARK 0T56
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 Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H-600YEN (stickered 700 YEN)
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 10th. 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.

"She Loves You", the original stereo master tape is widely believed to have been lost, since every release of the song has been in mono. How the stereo tape was lost has never been fully ascertained. Although the track has never been released in true stereo officially,which were released in "Duophonic" (Electronically Simulated Stereo).



#10-3 The Beatles' Million Sellers (2nd. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥700": AP-4577)
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TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You *simulated stereo
I Want To Hold Your Hand           All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
I Fell Fine                                    All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
RELEASE DATE
 1973 ? / Second 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 Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet.
Apple Green Obi
OBI: FRONT
OBI: BACK
In 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-4577" and the word "STEREO" were printed upper right corner of the front cover.
cover
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-¥700" were printed at the bottom of the back 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-4577
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b
MIX STEREO--except "She loves you"--simulated stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8946-A   1S   8
SIDE 2 GEP-8946-B   1S   10
PRESS MARK 3 - Y
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 Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H-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 10th. 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.

"She Loves You", the original stereo master tape is widely believed to have been lost, since every release of the song has been in mono. How the stereo tape was lost has never been fully ascertained. Although the track has never been released in true stereo officially,which were released in "Duophonic" (Electronically Simulated Stereo).



#10-4 The Beatles' Million Sellers (3rd. Press "Toshiba EMI / H ¥700": AP-4577)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You *simulated stereo
I Want To Hold Your Hand           All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
I Fell Fine                                    All titles composed by Lennon-McCartney
RELEASE DATE
December 1975?/ Third Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
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LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type) Apple Green OBI
sheet
With a lyric sheet (slip type) insert.
Sorry, I don't have it.
1n 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 ¥700 on obi strip.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
Catalog No. "AP-4577" and the word "STEREO" were printed upper right corner of the front cover. cover
"Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "H-¥700" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
cover
label
"33 (r.p.m) STEREO COMPACT" was printed at the top of the label. The word "EXTENDED PLAY" was printed on the label.
"STEREO" was not printed.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4577
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-2b
MIX STEREO--except "She loves you"--simulated stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8946-A   1S   9
SIDE 2 GEP-8946-B   1S   13
PRESS MARK Z6 - 9      5  5  Z  1 5 (?)
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 Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H-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 10th. EP in "UK release series".

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

"She Loves You", the original stereo master tape is widely believed to have been lost, since every release of the song has been in mono. How the stereo tape was lost has never been fully ascertained. Although the track has never been released in true stereo officially,which were released in "Duophonic" (Electronically Simulated Stereo).



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