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The Toshiba EMI Recordings 1968
37. Hey Jude / Revolution (OR-2121)
(Update: 28th. September 2017)

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Odeon 1st. Sleeve
INDEX
  • #37-1 Odeon Promotional Record
  • #37-2 Odeon Toshiba Onko H ¥400
  • #37-3 Odeon Toshiba Onko H ¥400 (Red)



#37-1 Hey Jude / Revolution (Promotional Record: OR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Hey Jude
SIDE 2
Revolution
RELEASE DATE
Promotional Use Only (First Press: 14th September.1968)
INNER SLEEVE
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click!
BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve disk disk disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
disk Here is a close-up of the circled text: "Sample under Article 10, Clause 2 of the Commodity Tax Law".
The release date (10th. September) is in black and appears above and to the left of the title.
disk
disk
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. 
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon white label (promotional use only)
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-2121
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
OR - 2121 - A    1S    1
SIDE 2
OR - 2121 - B    1S    1
PRESS MARK
none
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
-
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
White sleeve (Somebody wrote the words "The Beatles' New Songs")
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
-
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.

Release date was printed 10th September, but official release date was 14th. September 1968.



#37-2 Hey Jude / Revolution (1st. Press "H ¥400 / Black Vinyl": OR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 14th September.1968/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
sleeve sleeve sleeve
sleeve
Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OR-2121" were printed at the upper of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
label_up
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "¥400" were printed on the lyric sheet. "MADE IN JAPAN" and "H" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon type 2
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-1902
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
OR-2121-A   1S2   10
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B   1S2   13
PRESS MARK
K8 -> 8M
VINYL COLOR
Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Odeon Sleeve type 2-1 (without Apple logo type)
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-400
COMMENTS
Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for the Beatles releases.
Odeon label was changed from type-1 to type-2. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#37-3  Hey Jude / Revolution (1st. Press "H ¥400 / Red Vinyl": OR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 14th September.1968/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK-->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
lyric sleeve disk disk
disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve lyric Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OR-2121" were printed at the upper of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
lyric lyric label_up
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "¥400" were printed under the logomark.
"MADE IN JAPAN" and "H" were printed on the lyric sheet.
The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Odeon type 2
CATALOG NUMBER
OR-2121
CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1
OR-2121-A    2S      3
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B    1S2    8
PRESS MARK
H8 -> 8J
VINYL COLOR
Red
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET STYLE
Bifold
INNER SLEEVE TYPE
Odeon Sleeve type 2-1 (without Apple logo type)
MIX
Mono
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-400YEN
COMMENTS
Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for the Beatles releases.
Odeon label was changed from type-1 to type-2. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#37-4 Hey Jude / Revolution (2nd. Press "H ¥400 / Black Vinyl": AR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
December 1971?/Second Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK-->Click!
iwant sleeve disk disk disk
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-2121" was printed at the upper corner 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." was printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN."and "H" were 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 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2121
CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1
0R-2121-A   1S    35
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B 2S2   35
PRESS MARK
1Z
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 #37-2.
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 single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#37-5 Hey Jude / Revolution (2nd. Press "H ¥500 / Red Vinyl": AR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
May 1969?/Second Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
lyric sleeve disk disk
disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
lyric lyric iwant
lyric
Apple logomark and Catalog No. "AR-2121" were printed at the upper corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
lyric lyric label
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and  ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN." and "H" were printed at the bottom of 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 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2121
CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1
0R-2121-A    2S    10
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B   2S2   21
PRESS MARK
9E(?) -> 9J
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 #37-2.
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 single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl.



#37-6 Hey Jude / Revolution (3rd. Press "H ¥500 / Black Vinyl": AR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
September 1972?/Third. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
lyric sleeve disk disk
disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
lyric lyric iwant sleeve Apple logomark and Catalog No. "AR-2121" were printed at the upper corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
lyric lyric label
The words "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and  ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" and "H" were 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-2121
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
OR-2121-A    2S     35
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B    1S 2     24
PRESS MARK
2F -> 2J
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-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #37-5.
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.
This single was manufactured two ways: both Black and Red vinyl. (maybe)



#37-7 Hey Jude / Revolution (4th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / H ¥500": AR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
May 1973?/4th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
lyric sleeve disk disk
label
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
lyric lyric iwant sleeve Apple logomark and Catalog No. "AR-2121" were printed at the upper corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
lyric lyric label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" and "H" were printed at the lyric sheet.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-2
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2121
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
OR-2121-A    2S2     32
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B    2S      43
PRESS MARK
5-3
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-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #37-6.
Light Green Apple label.
In 1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label. And 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.



#37-8 Hey Jude / Revolution (5th. Press "Toshiba-EMI / I ¥500": AR-2121)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
July 1976?/5th. Press
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold)
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
FRONT-->Click!
BACK --> Click!
lyric sleeve disk disk
disk
LYRIC SHEET: INSIDE
INNER SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
lyric lyric iwant sleeve Apple logomark and Catalog No. "AR-2121" were printed at the upper corner of the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
lyric lyric label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "¥500" were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
"MADE IN JAPAN" and "I" were printed at the lyric sheet.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Apple type 2-2
CATALOG NUMBER
AR-2121
MATRIX NUMBER
SIDE 1
OR-2121-A    1S   47
SIDE 2
OR-2121-B    2S    58
PRESS MARK
6 - 7      6 - 2
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-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
I-500YEN
COMMENTS
Reissue of #37-7.
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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