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  Nowhere Man (AP-4579)
(Update: 31th. January 2019)
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  • #12-1 Toshiba Onko H ¥600 (Red)
  • #12-2 Toshiba Onko H ¥600
  • #12-3 Toshiba EMI H ¥700
  • #12-4 Toshiba EMI I ¥700
  • #12-5 Toshiba EMI I ¥700 (Gramophone)



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

#12-1 Nowhere Man (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600 / Red Vinyl": AP-4579)
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TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Drive My Car  (Lennon-McCartney)
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (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-4579" 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
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CATALOG NUMBER AP-4579
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8952-A   1S   1
SIDE 2 GEP-8952-B   1S   1
PRESS MARK 1C
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 12th. 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



#12-2 Nowhere Man (1st. Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥600 / Black Vinyl": AP-4579)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
Mowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Drive My Car  (Lennon-McCartney)
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (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 (Pasted sticker ¥700) on obi strip.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
Catalog No. "AP-4579" 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.
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-4579
RECORD LABEL APPLE type1b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8952-A   1S   3
SIDE 2 GEP-8952-B   1S   3
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/stickered ¥700)
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 12th. 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



#12-4 Nowhere Man (3rd. Press "Toshiba EMI / I ¥700": AP-4579)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Drive My Car  (Lennon-McCartney)
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
December 1975? / 3rd. Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
ep1 ep1_back label label label
OBI
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
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 (narrow 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-4579" 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 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-4579
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-1b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8952-A   1S   5
SIDE 2 GEP-8952-B   1S   6
PRESS MARK 5 Z (?)
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 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 12th. 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 yet.



#12-5 Nowhere Man (4th. Press? "Toshiba EMI / I ¥700 / Gramophone Contract Press": AP-4579)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Drive My Car  (Lennon-McCartney)
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
May 1976? / 3rd. Press (Gramophone Contract Press)
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
ep1 ep1_back 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-4579" 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 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 (double line) is approximately 8mm from the center hole. (Gramophone Contract?)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
cover coverThe 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-4579
RECORD LABEL APPLE type2-2b 
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 GEP-8952-A   1S   6
SIDE 2 GEP-8952-B   1S   7
PRESS MARK 9-5  G  (Gramophone Contract Press)
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 12th. 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 yet.



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