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07. Help! (OP-7387, OP/AP-8151)
(Update: 10th. January 2019)

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Odeon 1st. Sleeve


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#7-1 Help! (1st. Press "G ¥1,800 / Light Blue Obi / with Poster / with Campain Application Postcard": OP-7387)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7387
RELEASE DATE 15th September.1965 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE (Gatefold Cover)
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve The lyric sheet is slip sheet type.
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Type): CLOSE UP
label label "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
Light Blue OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve 1st. pressing had a light blue / white OBI and priced ¥1,800 on obi strip. The word "STEREO (Japanese)", Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-7387" were printed on the front.
sleeve There is no order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP 7387" were printed at the upper right of the front cover.
"G-¥1,800", and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
COVER INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label "EverClean" logo was printed on the inside.
The words "PAT.P" in the box was embossed at the right side of the "EverClean" logo.
Liner notes: Rumiko Hoshika.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The bookbinding tape is bonded to a part of the inside cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, "Everclean" vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM 
POSTER This LP contains a color poster taken at the time of Bahamas' location.
It is probably thought that it was attached to the first press.
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve
POSTCARD (Campaign Application Postcard)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
POSTCARD CLOSE UP
At the time of this LP release, a campaign was held in which "plastic model Beatles doll directly imported from the U.S." (4 people 1 pair) won.
A campaign application postcard was attached to the first edition (part of?). There were 500 winners and the deadline was 20th. Dec. 1965.
sleeve sleeve label

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-1 (with the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-168-2   10
SIDE 2 YEX-169     16
PRESS MARK J5
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE G - ¥1,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold type. (The bookbinding tape is bonded to a part of the inside cover.)
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-3
OBI
Light blue Obi / without Order sheet (¥1,800)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography Robert Freeman
Liner Notes: Rumiko Hoshika
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Gatefold cover. (The bookbinding tape is bonded to a part of the inside cover.)

This LP contains a color poster taken at the time of Bahamas' location.
It is probably thought that it was attached to the first press.
At the time of this LP release, a campaign was held in which "plastic model Beatles doll directly imported from the U.S." (4 people 1 pair) won.
A campaign application postcard was attached to the first edition (part of?). There were 500 winners and the deadline was 20th. Dec. 1965.

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.

The obi: "Light blue" Obi
It is light blue / white in design with light blue Japanese text. It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.



#7-2 Help! (2nd. Press "H ¥1,750 / Odeon Type-2 Label / Light Blue Obi": OP-7387)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7387
RELEASE DATE 15th September.1965 / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE (Gatefold Cover)
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve The lyric sheet is slip sheet type.
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Type): CLOSE UP
label label "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
Light Blue OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve 2nd. pressing had a light blue / white OBI and price changed ¥1,750 on obi strip. The word "STEREO (Japanese)", Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-7387" were printed on the front.
sleeve There is no order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP 7387" were printed at the upper right of the front cover.
"H ¥1,750", and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
COVER INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label "EverClean" logo was printed on the inside.
The words "PAT.P" was embossed at the bottom of the center of the inside.
Liner notes: Rumiko Hoshika.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The bookbinding tape did not use the inside cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, "Everclean" vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "LONG PLAYING" was erased at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM 
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RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-2 (without the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-168-2     19
SIDE 2 YEX-169-3      3
PRESS MARK 6L
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥1,750
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold type. (Without the bookbinding tape on the inside cover)
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-4
OBI
Light blue Obi / without Order sheet  (¥1,750)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography Robert Freeman
Liner Notes: Rumiko Hoshika
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was erased at the bottom of the label.
Gatefold cover. (Without the bookbinding tape on the inside cover.)

With the reduction of the excise tax, the price of LP fell to 1,750 yen since August 1966.
This LP also corresponded to the price drop, so Toshiba revised the price of OBIs and covers.

2nd. pressing had a light blue / white OBI and price changed ¥1,750 on obi strip. The word "STEREO (Japanese)", Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-7387" were printed on the front.
"H ¥1,750", and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.

The obi: "Light blue" Obi
It is light blue / white in design with light blue Japanese text. It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.



#7-4Help! (4th. Press "H ¥2,000 / Light Blue Obi: AP-8151)
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TITLE
HELP!
RELEASE DATE
1969?
FRONT BACK LABEL -->Click! DISK
help helpback label disk
INSIDE BACK COVER CLOSE UP INSIDE COVER CLOSE UP
helpinside helpinside cover cover
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-\2,000" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"Ever Clean" logo mark was removed on the inside of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET
(Slip Sheet type)
OBI -->Click! OTHER ITEM
(Flyer) -->Click!
label
lyric
lyric lyric
lyric
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed on the label.

TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 AP-8151
Help!
The night before
You've got to hide your love away
I need you
Another girl
You're going to lose that girl
Ticket to ride
Act naturally
It's only love
You like me too much
Tell me what you see
I've just seen a face
Yesterday
Dizzy Miss Lizzy

LABEL
APPLE type 2-1

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Cover: "Toshiba Ongakukogyo Kabusikigaisya"
Label: MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-2,000YEN
OBI
"Arrow" in dark green Obi with Apple logo / with Order sheet
COVER FORM
Gatefold/Thick cover
COMMENTS
Light Green Apple label:
with "TOSHIBA MUSICAL..." credit.

Reissue of #7-3.



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