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The Toshiba EMI Recordings 1967
33. Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (OR-1685)
(Update: 26th. June 2017)

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Odeon 1st. Sleeve
INDEX
  • #33-1 Odeon Promotional Record
  • #33-2 Odeon Toshiba Onko G ¥370 (Red)
  • #33-3 Odeon Toshiba Onko G ¥370



#33-1 Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever (Promotional Record: OR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Penny Lane
SIDE 2
Strawberry Fields Forever
RELEASE DATE
Promotional Use Only (First Press: 15th March.1967)
INNER SLEEVE
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwant Here is a close-up of the circled text: "Sample under Article 10, Clause 2 of the Commodity Tax Law".
The release date is in black and appears above and to the left of the title.
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The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
The print in black has unusual "hand lettered" look to it quite unlike the regular commercial version. 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
Side A of the promo record actually wrongly lists the song title PENNY LANE as LINE.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon white label (promotional use only)
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18416    1S    1
SIDE 2
7XCE-18415    1S    1
PRESS MARK
none
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Flat Edge
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
-
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. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
none
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 label design of Odeon white label singles is very similar to that of regular commercial Odeon singles. The promo version, however, features the perimeter print, Odeon logo, and circled text in red and all other printing in black. The print in black has an unusual "hand lettered" look to it quite unlike the regular commercial version. The release date is in black and appears above and to the left of the title. Most usually, the regular cover is used with appropriate alterations to prohibit commercial sale.
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.

This record labels have A-and B-side  reversed;
Side-1: PENNY LINE (wrongly lists the song title PENNY LANE as LINE.)
Side-2: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER



#33-2 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (1st. Press "G 370 / Red Vinyl": OR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
15th March.1967/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwant
sleeve
label_up
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "G ¥370" 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
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415   1S    14
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416   1S    12
PRESS MARK
7C
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Flat Edge
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
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
G-370YEN
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.



#33-3 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (1st. Press "G ¥370 / Black Vinyl": OR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
15th March.1967/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant
sleeve
Catalog No. "OR-1685" was printed at the top of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "G ¥370" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
Odeon logo mark was printed at the right corner of the front cover.
sleeve
label_up
"MADE IN JAPAN" was 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
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415    1S     35
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416    1S     32
PRESS MARK
7T3
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Knife Edge
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
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
G-370YEN
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.



#33-4 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (2nd. Press "H ¥400 / Error Bifold Sheet": AR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
December 1970? / Second Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
straw
straw
iwant
sleeve
Apple logomark and catalog No. "AR-1685" were printed at the top of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve label
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "¥400" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. "MADE IN JAPAN" and "H" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. "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 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415    2S     2
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416    2S     3
PRESS MARK
0M
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 "33-4"
Dark Green Apple label.
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 error Press had a bifold paper lyric sheet insert, usual copies have a simple single sheet.
Half of the pages are blank on both inside and outside.

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



#33-5 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (3rd. Press "H ¥500 / Red Vinyl": AR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1973? /3rd. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant
sleeve
Apple logomark and catalog No. "AR-1685" were printed at the top of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. label "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-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415    2S     6
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416    2S     8
PRESS MARK
8 E (?)
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
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 "33-4"
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label. And 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.



#33-6 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (3rd. Press "Teika (List Price) ¥500": AR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
June 1972? /3rd. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk
label
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant
sleeve
Apple logomark and catalog No. "AR-1685" were printed at the top of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "Teika (list price) ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "MADE IN JAPAN" and "H" was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. label "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-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415    2S     5
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416    2S     7
PRESS MARK
2 F (?)
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
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 "33-4"
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label. And 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 words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "Teika (list price) ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#33-7 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (4th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / H ¥500": AR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
July 1974?/4th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant
sleeve
Apple logomark and catalog No. "AR-1685" were printed at the top of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥ H 500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "MADE IN JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. label "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-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415    2S     8
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416    2S     8
PRESS MARK
4 - 7
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
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
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of "33-5"
Light Green Apple label.
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.



#33-8 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (5th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / I ¥500": AR-1685)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Penny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
June 1975?/5th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
straw straw disk disk disk
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
iwant
sleeve
Apple logomark and catalog No. "AR-1685" were printed at the top of the lyric sheet.
sleeve
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥ 500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve "MADE IN JAPAN" and "I" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. label "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-1685
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
7XCE-18415    2S     9
SIDE 2
7XCE-18416    2S    10
PRESS MARK
5-6   7  8   z  7  Z  (?)
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Slip Sheet
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 "33-7"
Light Green Apple label.
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.



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