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The Toshiba EMI Recordings 1964 #2
14. Matchbox / Slow Down (OR/AR-1156, EAS-17056)
(Update: 23th. June 2018)

CANT
Odeon 1st. Sleeve
INDEX
  • #14-1 Odeon Toshiba Onko F ¥330
  • #14-2 Odeon Toshiba Onko F ¥330 (Red)
  • #14-3 Odeon Toshiba Onko G ¥370

  • #14-4 Apple Toshiba Onko No symbol ¥400 type-1 (Red)
  • #14-5 Apple Toshiba Onko No symbol ¥400 type-2
  • #14-6 Apple Toshiba Onko H ¥400
  • #14-7 Apple Toshiba Onko H ¥500 type-1 (Red)
  • #14-8 Apple Toshiba Onko H ¥500 type-2
  • #14-9 Apple Toshiba EMI H ¥500 type-1
  • #14-10 Apple Toshiba EMI H ¥500 type-2
  • #14-11 Apple Toshiba EMI No symbol ¥500
  • #14-12 Apple Toshiba EMI I ¥500
  • #14-13 EAS Toshiba EMI I ¥700

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#14-1 Matchbox / Slow Down (1st. Press "F ¥330 / Black Vinyl": OR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2 Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE 5th November.1964/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
CANT sleeve disk disk disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant iwant iwant sleeve Catalog No. "OR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
Odeon logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label_up
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "F-¥330" was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" and "F-¥330" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    12
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    32
PRESS MARK
L4
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Flat Edge
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Toshiba Records Sleeve type 1
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
F-330YEN
COMMENTS
Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for the Beatles releases.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#14-2 Matchbox / Slow Down (1st. Press "F ¥330 / Red Vinyl": OR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2 Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE 5th November.1964/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve disk disk disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant iwant iwant sleeve Catalog No. "OR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
Odeon logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "F-¥330" was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" and "F-¥330 (overwirited ¥400)" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    30
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    13
PRESS MARK
M4
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Flat Edge
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Toshiba Records Sleeve type 1
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
F-330YEN
COMMENTS
Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for the Beatles releases.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#14-3 Matchbox / Slow Down (2nd. Press "G ¥370??": OR-1156)
G-¥370 type (maybe)
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#14-4 Matchbox / Slow Down (3rd. Press "No Symbol ¥400 Type-1 / Red Vinyl": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
November 1969?/Third Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
cant sleeve label label
label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve iwant
sleeve
Apple releases carry AR prefixes instead of OR.
Catalog No. "AR-1156" were printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "¥400" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. iwant "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    40
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    40
PRESS MARK
9L?
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
No Symbol-400YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-1.
Dark Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.



#14-5 Matchbox / Slow Down (4th. Press "No Symbol ¥400 Type-2 / Light Blue Sleeve": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
February 1971? / 4th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
cant sleeve label
label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve
iwant
sleeve
Apple releases carry AR prefixes instead of OR.
Catalog No. "AR-1156" were printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "¥400" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. iwant "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    40
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    40 (?)
PRESS MARK
1B
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
No Symbol-400YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-1.
Dark Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.



#14-6 Matchbox / Slow Down (4th. Press "H ¥400": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
October 1970? / Third Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
cant sleeve label label
label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve
iwant
sleeve
Apple releases carry AR prefixes instead of OR.
Catalog No. "AR-1156" were printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥400" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. iwant "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    40
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    40
PRESS MARK
9L -> 0B -> 0K
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-400YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-1.
Dark Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.



#14-7 Matchbox / Slow Down (5th. Press "H ¥500 Type-1/ Red Vinyl": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
1973? / 5th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve iwant
sleeve
Catalog No. "AR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
iwant
Apple logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
Type-1
#14-7 (this record)
Type-2
#14-8
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S     1
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    43
PRESS MARK
3 (?)
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-4.
Light Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.

Lyric sheet: There are two variations,
Type-1: On back over, Apple logo mark was printed in light blue.
Type-2: On back over, Apple logo mark was printed in black.



#14-8 Matchbox / Slow Down (5th. Press "H ¥500 Type-2": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
February 1973? / 5th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve sleeve Apple logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
Type-1
#14-7
Type-2
#14-8 (this record)
sleeve
iwant
sleeve sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
Catalog No. "AR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed in black at the lyric sheet. label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S    
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    42
PRESS MARK
2L -> 2K -> 3B
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-4.
Light Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.

Lyric sheet: There are two variations,
Type-1: On back over, Apple logo mark was printed in light blue.
Type-2: On back over, Apple logo mark was printed in black.



#14-9 Matchbox / Slow Down (6th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / H ¥500 Type-1": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
1974? / 6th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve iwant
sleeve
Catalog No. "AR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
iwant
Apple logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
#14-9 Type-1
(This record)
sleeve The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." was large size.sleeve
#14-10 Type-2
sleeve The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." was small size. "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet.
aLABEL CLOSE UP
label
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S     1
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    43
PRESS MARK
3E  -> 4-10 (?)
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha (large type)
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-7.
Light Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.

The size of the words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." on front cover was larger than Type-2 (#14-10)
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#14-10 Matchbox / Slow Down (6th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / H ¥500 Type-2": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
1974? / 6th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve
iwant
iwant
Catalog No. "AR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
#14-9 Type-1
sleeve The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." was large size. sleeve
#14-10 Type-2
(This record)
sleeve The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." was small size. Apple logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleevesleeve sleeve label
"MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    43
PRESS MARK
3E  -> 4-16 (?)
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha (small type)
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-7.
Light Green Apple label.
Cover photo is the same as #14-1,but there are two different color variations. One variation has a dark blue cover background, identical to #14-1.
The second variation(which I have) has a lighter shade of blue for the cover background.

Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.

The size of the words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." on front cover was smaller than Type-1 (#14-9)

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



#14-11 Matchbox / Slow Down (6th. Press? "Toshiba-EMI / No Symbol ¥500": AR-1156)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
December 1976? / 6th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve iwant
sleeve
Catalog No. "AR-1156 (different printing style)" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
iwant
Apple logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwant iwant label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S     2
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    43
PRESS MARK
2K -> 2L -> 3B -> Z-6
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
No Symbol-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-9.
Light Green Apple label.
Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.



#14-12 Matchbox / Slow Down (7th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / I ¥500": AR-1156)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
1976?/7th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve iwant
sleeve
Catalog No. "AR-1156" was printed at the right corner of the lyric sheet.
iwant
Apple logomark was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
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The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the lyric sheet. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1156
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S     1
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    43
PRESS MARK
3 - z     64 - 1 6
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Apple Black Sleeve
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
I-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-11.
Light Green Apple label.
Apple record labels have A-and B-side designs reversed on most if not all copies.

In 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 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.



#14-13 Matchbox / Slow Down (8th. Press: EAS-17056)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Matchbox (Perkins)
SIDE 2
Slow Down (Williams)
RELEASE DATE
5th November.1980
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label
label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
iwant
EMI/Odeon logomark and "¥700" were printed on the lyric sheet.
sleeve
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
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"MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter. I cannot read the words "AN EMI TRADE MARK" at the bottom of the EMI/Odeon logomark. label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. "JASRAC" logo was printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
EMI/Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER
EAS-17056
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7TCE-823-2    2S     6
SIDE 2
7TCE-823-1    45
PRESS MARK
10-X679
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Toshiba EMI Sleeve type 2-1
Open top type. Glued left and right.
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD.UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
I-700YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #14-12.
Toshiba had already begun use of the new EMI/Odeon label as early as 1976 on certain new releases not covered under the Apple label. By the early 1980's, the EMI/Odeon label had completely supplanted the Apple label on all Beatles releases. When the record label change, the EMI/Odeon logo also replaced the Apple logo on the front sleeves of all records.

EMI/Odeon record labels have corrected A-and B-side designs reversed.



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