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12. Revolver (OP-7600, OP/AP-8443)
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#12-1 Revolver (1st. Press "H ¥1,750 / V-Shape Obi": OP-7600)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7600
RELEASE DATE 5th October.1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Taxman
Good Day Sunshine
Eleanor Rigby
And Your Bird Can Sing
I'm Only Sleeping
For No One
Love You To
Dr. Robert
Here, There And Everywhere
I Want To Tell You
Yellow Submarine
Got To Get You Into My Life
She Said She Said
Tomorrow Never Knows
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
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.
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve The lyric sheet is bifold type.
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number, Odeon logo, and the company name were printed on the lyric sheet.
Liner notes: August 1966, Ichiro Fukuda.
"LIGHT BLUE" OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve label 1st.. pressing had a light blue / white so called "Sankaku"(triangle) or "V-shape" OBI and priced ¥1750 on rear sleeve and obi strip. sleeve The obi remains intact with the order form on the back uncut.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT COVER BACK COVER Caqtalog number and Odeon logomark were printed on both sides of the sleeve.
EverClean" logo and "STEREO"mark were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
label label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "H ¥1,750" and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT.P. (italic type)" was embossed at the lower right.
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 removed 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-605-2   19
SIDE 2 YEX-606-2    9
PRESS MARK J6
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 Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Hard cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type)
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-4
OBI
Light blue / white so called "Sankaku" (triangle) or "V-shape" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Fukuda
COMMENTS
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.

Black Odeon label with silver print:
The words "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.

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: A. K. A."V-shape" Obi
First pressing had a light blue/white so called "Sankaku"(triangle) or "V-shape" OBI and priced ¥1750 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
Only issued briefly in 1966 August till November. Soon, price changed ¥2,000 with different obi (green arrow obi) and different catalog number (OP-8443).
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.



#12-2 Revolver (2nd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Green Arrow Obi": OP-8443)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER OP-8443
RELEASE DATE February 1969 ? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Taxman
Good Day Sunshine
Eleanor Rigby
And Your Bird Can Sing
I'm Only Sleeping
For No One
Love You To
Dr. Robert
Here, There And Everywhere
I Want To Tell You
Yellow Submarine
Got To Get You Into My Life
She Said She Said
Tomorrow Never Knows
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
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.
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve The lyric sheet is bifold type.
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number, Odeon logo, and the company name were printed on the lyric sheet.
Liner notes: August 1966, Ichiro Fukuda.
Odeon Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve 2nd. pressing had a green "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip. The word "STEREO",  EMI/Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-8443" were printed on the front.
sleeve The obi remains intact with the order form on the back uncut.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT COVER BACK COVER Caqtalog number and Odeon logomark were printed on both sides of the sleeve.
EverClean" logo and "STEREO"mark were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
label label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "H ¥2,000" and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT. (italic type)" was embossed at the lower right.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
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 "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Catalog number "OP-8443" and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.

OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-3 ("MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY" perimeter and without the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-605-3     4
SIDE 2 YEX-606-3     17
PRESS MARK 8H -> 9B
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Hard cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type)
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-7
OBI
Green / white so called "Odeon Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Fukuda
COMMENTS
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.

Black Odeon label with silver print:
The words "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.
Odeon label was changed from type-2 to type-3. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.

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: A. K. A."Arrow" Obi
2nd. pressing had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
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.



#12-3 Revolver (3rd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Apple Green Arrow Obi / Red Vinyl": AP-8443)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8443
RELEASE DATE September 1969 ? / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Taxman
Good Day Sunshine
Eleanor Rigby
And Your Bird Can Sing
I'm Only Sleeping
For No One
Love You To
Dr. Robert
Here, There And Everywhere
I Want To Tell You
Yellow Submarine
Got To Get You Into My Life
She Said She Said
Tomorrow Never Knows
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number, Apple logo, and the company name were printed on the lyric sheet. Liner notes: August 1966, Ichiro Fukuda.
Apple Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve 2nd. pressing had a green "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip. The word "STEREO", Apple logo mark and catalog number "AP-8443" were printed on the front.
sleeve The obi remains intact with the order form on the back uncut.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT COVER BACK COVER Caqtalog number and Apple logomark were printed on both sides of the sleeve.
"Ever Clean" logo mark was removed on the back cover.
label label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "H ¥2,000" and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT." was removed at the lower right of the cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number "AP-8443" and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Dark Green Apple label Type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-605     42
SIDE 2 YEX-606     32
PRESS MARK 8J -> 8M -> 9G -> 9J
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Hard cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type)
INNER SLEEVE
Apple custom black sleeve
OBI
Green / white so called "Apple Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Fukuda
COMMENTS
Dark green Apple label Type-1with black print.

In late (September?)1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

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.
This LP was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.

The obi: A. K. A."Arrow" Obi
3rd. pressing had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
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.



#12-4 Revolver (4th. Press "H ¥2,000 / Apple Green Arrow Obi": AP-8443)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8443
RELEASE DATE October 1972 ? / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Taxman
Good Day Sunshine
Eleanor Rigby
And Your Bird Can Sing
I'm Only Sleeping
For No One
Love You To
Dr. Robert
Here, There And Everywhere
I Want To Tell You
Yellow Submarine
Got To Get You Into My Life
She Said She Said
Tomorrow Never Knows
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number, Apple logo, and the company name were printed on the lyric sheet. Liner notes: August 1966, Ichiro Fukuda.
Apple Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve 2nd. pressing had a green "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip. The word "STEREO", Apple logo mark and catalog number "AP-8443" were printed on the front.
sleeve The obi remains intact with the order form on the back uncut.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT COVER BACK COVER Caqtalog number and Apple logomark were printed on both sides of the sleeve.
"Ever Clean" logo mark was removed on the back cover.
label label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label "H ¥2,000" and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "PAT." was removed at the lower right of the cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number "AP-8443" and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-605-3   16
SIDE 2 YEX-606-3    40
PRESS MARK 2B -> 2K
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Hard cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type)
INNER SLEEVE
Apple custom black sleeve
OBI
Green / white so called "Apple Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Fukuda
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1with black print.

In late (September?)1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

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: A. K. A."Arrow" Obi
3rd. pressing had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
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.



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