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#45 Yesterday / I Should Have Known Better (1st. Press: EAR-20030)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I Should Have Known Better (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 5th July.1976/First Press
PICTURE SLEEVE (Open Top) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet) SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
lyric sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
Apple logo mark and "¥600" were printed at the bottom of the front cover.
"STEREO" and catalog No. "EAR-20030" were printed at the top of the front cover.
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd."was printed at the back cover.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.","JIS mark",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. The words "(P) 1965 EMI Records Ltd. MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom.
"JASRAC" logo mark was printed at the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL Light Apple type-3
CATALOG NUMBER EAR-20030
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 7YCE-21783-S    1S    5
SIDE 2 7YCE-21784-S    1S    6
PRESS MARK 6-89 (?)
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Picture Sleeve (Open top)
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL (P) 1965 EMI Records Ltd.
MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-600YEN
COMMENTS Light Green Apple label.
Pocket picture sleeve design with lyric sheet insert.



#46-1 Helter Skelter / Got To Get You Into My Life (Promotional Record: EAR-20050)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Helter Skelter (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
SIDE 2 Got To Get You Into My Life (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
RELEASE DATE For Promotional Use Only (First Press: 5th July.1976)
PICTURE SLEEVE (Open Top) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT LYRIC SHEET: BACK SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP
lyric lyric sleeve
EMI/Odeon logo mark, "STEREO" and catalog No. were printed at the top of the front cover.
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP
label label "from the LP "ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC / The Beatles EAS-77009-10" was printed at the upper part of the sleeve.
SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
label The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back sleeve.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve The promotional record has white EMI/ Odeon label.
The words "Sample / Not For Sale" was printed at the left side. The release date is in black appears at the right side.
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.","JIS mark",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve The phrase "(from the LP 'ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC' EAS-77009/10)" was printed at the left side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon white laebel
CATALOG NUMBER EAR-20050
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 X46494-S   1S    1
SIDE 2 X45624-S   1S    1
PRESS MARK -
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Picture Sleeve (Open top)
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL -
SYMBOL/PRICE I-600YEN
COMMENTS Released to help promote the double album "Rock 'n' Roll Music".
The promotional record has white EMI/ Odeon label.
The words "Sample / Not For Sale" was printed at the left side on the label. The release date is in black appears at the right side.
The phrase "(from the LP 'ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC' EAS-77009/10)" was printed at the left side of the center hole.
Picture sleeve issue with lyric & discography insert.
Whilst other territories that released this single (e.g. the USA for one) had Got To Get You Into My Life as the A Side and Helter Skelter as the B Side, the Japanese release reversed the tracks.
In addition the other releases used a sleeve mirroring that of the compilation album, but this was not the case here.

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.



#46-2 Helter Skelter / Got To Get You Into My Life (1st. Press: EAR-20050)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Helter Skelter (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
SIDE 2 Got To Get You Into My Life (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 5th July.1976/First Press
PICTURE SLEEVE (Open Top) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT LYRIC SHEET: BACK SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
lyric lyric sleeve
sleeve sleeve
EMI/Odeon logo mark, "STEREO" and catalog No. were printed at the top of the front cover. The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd."was printed at the back cover.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.","JIS mark",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
"JASRAC" logo mark was printed at the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER EAR-20050
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 X46494-S   1S   4
SIDE 2 X45624-S   1S   5
PRESS MARK 6-6
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Picture Sleeve (Open top)
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-600YEN
COMMENTS Released to help promote the double album "Rock 'n' Roll Music".
EMI/ Odeon label.
The phrase "(from the LP 'ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC' EAS-77009/10)" was printed at the left side of the center hole.
Picture sleeve issue with lyric & discography insert.
Whilst other territories that released this single (e.g. the USA for one) had Got To Get You Into My Life as the A Side and Helter Skelter as the B Side, the Japanese release reversed the tracks.
In addition the other releases used a sleeve mirroring that of the compilation album, but this was not the case here.

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.



#47-1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life (Promotional Record: EAS-17226)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--With A Little Help From My Friends (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
SIDE 2 A Day In The Life (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
RELEASE DATE Promotional Use Only (First Press: 5th October.1978)
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
INNER SLEEVE: FRONT INNER SLEEVE: BACK LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve EMI/Odeon logo mark, catalog No."EAR-20501" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover. sleeve
"¥600" was printed at the bottom of the front cover.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label sleeve
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. The black print and white background of the promo version is the "negative" of the commercial version.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon sample label type 1
CATALOG NUMBER EAR-20501
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX - 637 - 1 - 2 - S    1S    5
SIDE 2 YEX - 638 - 6 - S    1S    11
PRESS MARK 4 6 - 8 (?)
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Toshiba EMI Sleeve type 2-1
Open top type. Glued left and right.
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL -
SYMBOL/PRICE I-600YEN
COMMENTS Ptomotional Record.
The black print and white background of the promo version is the "negative" of the commercial version. The promo (not for sale) characters and "JASRAC" logo mark were printed on the label.
The white label promo singles lacks the perimeter print of the commercial version.
Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other. 



#47-2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life (1st. Press: EAS-17226)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--With A Little Help From My Friends (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
SIDE 2 A Day In The Life (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 5th October.1978/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
INNER SLEEVE LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label sleeve
sleeve "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
sleeve EMI/Odeon logo mark, catalog No."EAR-20501" and "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover. sleeve sleeve
"¥600" was printed at the bottom of the front cover. The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon type 1
CATALOG NUMBER EAR-20501
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 YEX - 637 - 1 - 2 - S    1S    6
SIDE 2 YEX - 638 - 6 - S    1S    6
PRESS MARK 10 -X 1489Y
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Toshiba EMI Sleeve type 2-1
Open top type. Glued left and right.
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-600YEN
COMMENTS 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.
Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other. 



#48 Let It Be / Get Back (1st. Press: EAS-17158)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 1st September.1981/First 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 sleeve sleeve EMI/Odeon logo mark and "¥700" were printed at the bottom of the front cover.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.",  "MADE IN JAPAN", JIS mark and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
"JASRAC" logo mark was printed at the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon type 2
CATALOG NUMBER EAS-17158
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 EAS-17158-A    1S    4
SIDE 2 EAS-17158-B    1S    4
PRESS MARK 1-9
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Toshiba EMI Sleeve type 2-1
Open top type. Glued left and right.
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-700YEN
COMMENTS This single was released in conjunction with the release of the Japanese film "The Evil Spirit Island". These two songs appear on the film's soundtrack. 



#49-1 The Beatles' Movie Medley / I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Promotional Record: EAS-17226)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 The Beatles' Movie Medley (All songs by John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
RELEASE DATE Promotional Use only (First Press: 21th April.1982)
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
INNER SLEEVE: FRONT INNER SLEEVE: BACK LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
EMI/Odeon logo mark and "¥700" were printed at the right corner of the front cover with punch hole.
Catalog No. "EAS-17226" and "STEREO" were printed at the top of the front cover.
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve "Toshiba EMI Ltd.","JIS mark",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. label Translation: Yasumi Yamamoto
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label labellabel The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" were printed at the perimeter.
"JASRAC" logo mark was printed at the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
labellabel label
The promotional record has white EMI/ Odeon label.
EMI/ Odeon logo was printed at the upper part of the label.
The words "Sample / Not For Sale" was printed at the left side, the release date is in black appears at the right side on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon white Label
CATALOG NUMBER EAS-17226
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 EAS - 17226 - A    1S   5
SIDE 2 EAS - 17226 - B     1S   5
PRESS MARK -
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Plain white sleeve
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-700YEN
COMMENTS "The Beatles' Movie Medley" is a compilation of snippets from various Beatles songs.
The single peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #10 on the British charts in 1982. The songs were chosen from the Beatles' films, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be.

The songs included in the medley are "Magical Mystery Tour", "All You Need Is Love", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "I Should Have Known Better", "A Hard Day's Night", "Ticket to Ride", and "Get Back".

The promotional record has white EMI/ Odeon label.
The words "Sample / Not For Sale" was printed at the left side on the label. The release date is in black appears at the right side.
Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The record label does not have the usual EMI/Odeon design, but rather has the film spool design similar to the U.S. and U.K. versions of this single.



#49-2 The Beatles' Movie Medley / I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (1st. Press: EAS-17226)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 The Beatles' Movie Medley (All songs by John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 21th April.1982/First Press
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
INNER SLEEVE: FRONT INNER SLEEVE: BACK LYRIC SHEET: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve EMI/Odeon logo mark and "¥700" were printed at the right corner of the front cover. sleeve
Catalog No. "EAS-17226" and "STEREO" were printed at the top of the front cover.
LYRIC SHEET: BACK CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label
The words "Toshiba EMI Ltd.","JIS mark",  "MADE IN JAPAN." and symbol "I" were printed at the lyric sheet. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" were printed at the perimeter.
"JASRAC" logo mark was printed at the label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon Picture Label
CATALOG NUMBER EAS-17226
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 EAS - 17226 - A    1S    8
SIDE 2 EAS - 17226 - B     1S    7
PRESS MARK 2-4
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Groove Guard
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Toshiba EMI Sleeve type 2-2
Open side type. Credited to "unauthorized copying of this record prohibited". Glued top and bottom.
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-700YEN
COMMENTS "The Beatles' Movie Medley" is a compilation of snippets from various Beatles songs.
The single peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #10 on the British charts in 1982.

1982 Japanese EMI Odeon 7" vinyl single with solid centre and "film reel" picture labels.
The songs were chosen from the Beatles' films, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be.
Side B includes I'm Happy Just To Dance With You.
Has single 7" square slip sheet with cover art on one side and lyrics on other.
The record label does not have the usual EMI/Odeon design, but rather has the film spool design similar to the U.S. and U.K. versions of this single.

The songs included in the medley are "Magical Mystery Tour", "All You Need Is Love", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "I Should Have Known Better", "A Hard Day's Night", "Ticket to Ride", and "Get Back".



#50 Love Me Do /P.S. I Love You "12 inch" (1st. Press: EAS-27005)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Love me do
P.S. I love you
SIDE 2 Love me do (original single version)
RELEASE DATE 21th December.1982
FRONT BACK LABEL
love love_back disk
OTHER ITEM
lyric LYRIC SHEET

RECORD LABEL EMI/ODEON
CATALOG NUMBER EAS-27005
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PICTURE SLEEVE TYPE 12inch POCKET STYLE (open-right side)
INNER SLEEVE TYPE EMI/Odeon
MIX MONO
CREDIT MFD.UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I-1200YEN
COMMENTS 12" single. Identical to U.K. release of the same design.
Side 2 has the version of "Love me do with Ringo on drums".



#51 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You "30th Anniversary of their debut" (1st. Press: TOKP-7085)
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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE 5th October.1992/First Press
PICTURE SLEEVE (Open Top) SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LYRIC SHEET: FRONT LYRIC SHEET: BACK LABEL CLOSE UP
lyric lyric label The words "AN EMI TRADE MARK" was erased at the bottom of th EMI/Odeon logo mark. label
"JASRAC" logo mark was printed at the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP SLEEVE: BACK CLOSE UP
label label Apple and EMI/Odeon logo mark were printed at the bottom of theback cover.
The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
label "Toshiba EMI Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN" and "¥1000" were printed at the back cover.
SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP OTHER ITEM
sleeve Catalog No. "TOKP-7085" was printed at the upper right corner of the front cover. sleeve sticker "30th. Anniversary of their debut" Sticker
EMI/Odeon logo and "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed at the lyric sheet.

RECORD LABEL EMI/Odeon type 3
CATALOG NUMBER TOKP-7085
MATRIX NUMBER SIDE 1 45R-4949A-1S
SIDE 2 45R-4949B-2S
PRESS MARK 2
VINYL COLOR Black
DISK EDGE Knife Edge
LYRIC SHEET TYPE Slip Sheet
INNER SLEEVE TYPE Picture Sleeve (Open top)
MIX MONO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD.UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE No Symbol - 1,000YEN
COMMENTS Protective plastic sleeve has unique "30th anniversary" sticker affixed.
Limited edition member of the "final vinyl" series.
Cover is a pocket sleeve, and a lyric sheet is included.



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