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The Toshiba EMI Recordings 1970
43. Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (AR-2520)
(Update: 3rd. September 2019)
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INDEX
  • #43-1 Apple Promotional Record
  • #43-2 Apple Toshiba Onko H ¥400
  • #43-3 Apple Toshiba Onko H ¥400 (Red)
  • #43-4 Apple Toshiba Onko H ¥500
  • #43-5 Apple Toshiba Onko H No price
  • #43-6 Apple Toshiba EMI H ¥500
  • #43-7 Apple Toshiba EMI I ¥500



#43-1 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (Promotional Record: AR-2520)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
SIDE 2
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Promotional Record (First Press: 5th June.1970)
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
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INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
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LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
sleeve
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom.sleeve
"MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve 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.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-A SIDE-B LABEL CREDIT
Promotional records labels have A-and B-side  reversed;
Side-A: Here Comes The Sun
Side-B: Oh Darling
sleeve sleeve sleeve
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Apple promotional white label
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-750-1   1S   1
SIDE 2 YEX-749-4   1S   1
PRESS MARK -
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Plain White Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-400YEN
COMMENTS
In Japan, promotional records have traditionally been provided at no charge to radio stations, record shops, and the mass media to increase the sales of a record or in some cases to promote a tour.
There are two types of promotional releases.
Type-1: This type is called the white label promo for which a unique label has been made.
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.
Type-2: The second type of promo record is less elaborate and is called a sticker promo. It is simply a regular commercial release that has a promo sticker affixed to the cover. This type of promo is occasionally found on post-1975 releases.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "400YEN" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.

The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.

Promotional records labels have A-and B-side  reversed;
Side-A: Here Comes The Sun
Side-B: Oh Darling



#43-2 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (1st. Press "H ¥400 / Black Vinyl": AR-2520)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
5th June.1970/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
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INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
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sleeve
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "400YEN" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. sleeve
catalog No. "AR-2520" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom. "MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet. The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Apple type 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-749-4   1S   18
SIDE 2 YEX-750-1   1S   11
PRESS MARK 0F
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-400YEN
COMMENTS
Dark Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label and released the new single on the Apple label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.



#43-3 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (1st. Press "H ¥400 / Red Vinyl": AR-2520)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
5th June.1970/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
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INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
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sleeve
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "400YEN" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. sleeve
catalog No. "AR-2520" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom. "MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet. The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-749-4   1S   16
SIDE 2 YEX-750-1   1S   23
PRESS MARK 0L (?)
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-400YEN
COMMENTS
Dark Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label and released the new single on the Apple label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.



#43-4 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (3rd. Press "H ¥500": AR-2520)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
February 1973? / Third Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
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sleeve
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. sleeve
catalog No. "AR-2520" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom. "MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet. The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-749-4   1S   21
SIDE 2 YEX-750-1   1S   18
PRESS MARK A3 -> 3B
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #43-2
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label and released the new single on the Apple label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.



#43-5 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (3rd. Press "H / No Price": AR-2520)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
April 1973? / Third Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
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sleeve
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed, but price and symbol were not printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. sleeve
catalog No. "AR-2520" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom. "MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet. The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-749-4   1S   22
SIDE 2 YEX-750-1   1S   25
PRESS MARK 43-M-L-1 (?)
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #43-2
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label and released the new single on the Apple label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
On the front of the lyric sheet, price and symbol were not printed at the bottom.

The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.



#43-6 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (4th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / H ¥500": AR-2520)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
1974? / 4th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
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sleeve
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. sleeve
catalog No. "AR-2520" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom. "MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet. The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-2
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-749-4   1S   23
SIDE 2 YEX-750-1   1S   26
PRESS MARK 4 - x   4C     4-36 (?)
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #43-4
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label and released the new single on the Apple label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.



#43-7 Oh Darling / Here Comes The Sun (5th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / I ¥500": AR-2520)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Oh Darling (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
1976? / 5th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
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sleeve
Apple logomark, the words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. sleeve
catalog No. "AR-2520" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
On the back cover, Beatles Fan Club address was printed at the bottom. "MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet. The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-2
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2520
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX-749-4   1S   24
SIDE 2 YEX-750-1   1S   27
PRESS MARK SIDE 1 5-2567   9   M       6-123(?)
SIDE 2 5-X Z
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Stereo
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
I-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #43-6
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label and released the new single on the Apple label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The phrase "Produced by George Martin", (from the Album: ABBEY ROAD AP-8815", and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the label.
The song title of the side-1, "Oh! Darling", was printed "Oh Darling" on the label and lyric sheet.



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