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  YESTERDAY (AP-4578)
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  • #11-1 Toshiba Onko H ¥600 (Promo)
  • #11-2 Toshiba Onko H ¥600 (Red)
  • #11-3 Toshiba Onko H ¥600
  • #11-4 Toshiba Onko H ¥700
  • #11-5 Toshiba EMI H ¥700
  • #11-6 Toshiba EMI I ¥700



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

#11-1 Yesterday (Promotional Record: AP-4578)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Act Naturally (Morrisson-Russell)
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
SIDE 2
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Promotional Record (First Press: 25th June.1970)
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.
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-4578" 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.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL The song order on the back cover is incorrect.
cover
sheet
sheet
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
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-4578
RECORD LABEL APPLE white label (promotinal use only)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8948-A   1S   1
SIDE 2 GEP-8948-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 11th. 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 song order on the back cover is incorrect.

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.



#11-2 Yesterday (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600 / Red Vinyl": AP-4578)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Act Naturally (Morrisson-Russell)
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
SIDE 2
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
It's Only Love (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.
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-4578" 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.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL The song order on the back cover is incorrect.
cover
sheet
sheet
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
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4578
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8948-A   1S   1
SIDE 2 GEP-8948-B   1S   1
PRESS MARK 0K
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 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 11th. 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 song order on the back cover is incorrect.

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



#11-3 Yesterday (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600 / Black Vinyl": AP-4578)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Act Naturally (Morrisson-Russell)
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
SIDE 2
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
25th June.1970 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
ep1 ep1_back label label label
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 ¥600 on obi strip.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
Catalog No. "AP-4578" 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.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL The song order on the back cover is incorrect.
cover
cover
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
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4578
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8948-A   1S   4
SIDE 2 GEP-8948-B   1S   5
PRESS MARK 0TY
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
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 11th. 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 song order on the back cover is incorrect.

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



#11-4 Yesterday (2nd. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥700": AP-4578)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Act Naturally (Morrisson-Russell)
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
SIDE 2
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
 March 1972?/ Second 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.
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 ¥700 on obi strip.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
Catalog No. "AP-4578" 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.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL The song order on the back cover is incorrect yet.
cover
sheet
sheet
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
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4578
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-1b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8948-A   1S   11
SIDE 2 GEP-8948-B   1S   10
PRESS MARK 2C
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 11th. EP in "UK release series".

Similar design as the UK EP of the same name.
On Apple Records "Made in Japan" with light green apple label.
Stereo: 33 r.p.m. with the small hole , Insert and obi strip.
The song order on the back cover is incorrect.



#11-5 Yesterday (3rd. Press "Toshiba EMI / H ¥700": AP-4578)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Act Naturally (Morrisson-Russell)
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
SIDE 2
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
May 1975? / 3rd. 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: BACK
1n 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-4578" 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.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL The song order on the back cover is incorrect yet.
cover
sheet
sheet
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 cover The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.The word "EXTENDED PLAY" was printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4578
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-2b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8948-A   1S   16
SIDE 2 GEP-8948-B   1S   17
PRESS MARK 5-5
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 11th. EP in "UK release series".

Similar design as the UK EP of the same name.
On Apple Records "Made in Japan" with light green apple label.
Stereo: 33 r.p.m. with the small hole , Insert and obi strip.
The song order on the back cover is incorrect.






#11-6 Yesterday (4th. Press "Toshiba EMI / I ¥700 / Gramophone Contract Press?": AP-4578)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Act Naturally (Morrisson-Russell)
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
SIDE 2
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1976?/ 4th. Press (Gramophone Contract 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: BACK
1n 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-4578" 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.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL The song order on the back cover is incorrect yet.
cover
sheet
sheet
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 (double line) is approximately 8mm from the center hole. (Gramophone Contract?)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
cover cover The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.The word "EXTENDED PLAY" was printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER AP-4578
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-2b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8948-A   1S   20
SIDE 2 GEP-8948-B   1S   20
PRESS MARK 9 - 5G   (Gramophone Contract?)
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 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 11th. EP in "UK release series".

Similar design as the UK EP of the same name.
On Apple Records "Made in Japan" with light green apple label.
Stereo: 33 r.p.m. with the small hole , Insert and obi strip.
The song order on the back cover is incorrect.

On both labels, the ridge (double line) is approximately 8mm from the center hole (Gramophone Contract press?).



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