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The World Record Club Ltd. was the name of a company in the United Kingdom which issued long-playing records and reel-to-reel tapes, mainly of classical music and jazz, through a membership mail-order system during the 1950s and 1960s.
In addition to titles imported from recording companies like Everest Records and Westminster Records, which it obtained on franchise, it made a series of recordings of international artists using its own engineers. Although often of great musical interest and very acceptable technical quality, these recordings do not appear in shop catalogues of the time as they were not available new through record shops. In modern times, however (when most vinyl is second-hand), they are frequently found by collectors, to whom an outline of the company's history will be valuable.
The label was taken over by EMI in 1965 but continued to be used as a sub-label for mail order, covering a wide range of musical genres, and distributing in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. ( from Wikipedia)


#1-1 Please Please Me (2nd. Press? "Young World Label / MONO": EZ. 1033)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER EZ. 1033
RELEASE DATE 1966? / Second Press (First Press: 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim. stereo)
Misery
P.S. I Love You (sim. stereo)
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
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label label label label label
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World Record Club original inner sleeve
(maybe)
label Covers for this LP came without front "mono" indicator and Parlophone catalog number. label"World Record Club" logo mark was printed on the front cover.
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label The cover features the correct colour back and there is NO Angus McBean credit on the front bottom right. label label
"COVER PHOTO: ANGUS McBEAN" credit on the back bottom left.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover)
"LONG PLAYING EZ 1033" was printed on the flip.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "WRC" logo mark and "WORLD RECORD INTERNATIONAL" office address was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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label label label It is possible that this release on the Young World label from the World Record Club preceded the HMV release so this would be the first stereo pressing available in New Zealand.
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label Publisher's logomark was printed at the bottom of the Side-2 label.
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"THE WORLD RECORD CLUB (N.Z.) LTD." was printed at the outer rim.
UK 1st. generation pressing plates used XEX 94-1 and XEX 95-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL World Record Club / Young World Label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX-421
SIDE 2 XEX-422
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL THE WORLD RECORD CLUB (N.Z.) LTD.
COVER WORLD RECORD INTERNATIONAL
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE World Record Club original inner sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This LP was only originally available in mono for at least 2 years before demand from the public finally forced HMV and it's mail order division The World Record Club to release this STEREO LP in either 1965 or early 1966.
It is possible that this release on the Young World label from the World Record Club preceded the HMV release so this would be the first stereo pressing available in New Zealand.

"Please Please Me" manufactured and distributed both MONO and STEREO by WRC.
  • EZ 1033 (MONO) /1966 / Young World Label
  • SEZ 1033 (STEREO) /1966 / Young World Label
Issued in a front-laminated, two-part flipback sleeve with pinched spine.
"EZ.1033" on labels, "EZ 1033" on back of the sleeve and spine.

1964 First pressing on the Young World label, with "mono" and the Parlophone catalogue number printed at top right on the front cover.

1966 2nd pressing, with the Parlophone catalogue number at top right now gone. Same addresses on the back of the sleeve.

His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#1-2 Please Please Me (1st. Press? "Young World Label / STEREO": SEZ. 1033)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER SEZ. 1033
RELEASE DATE 1966? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do (sim. stereo)
Misery
P.S. I Love You (sim. stereo)
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
World Record Club original inner sleeve
(maybe)
label label label "World Record Club" logo mark was printed on the front cover.
The gold "WORLD STEREO" sticker is pasted on the front cover.
Covers for this LP came without front "stereo" indicator.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The cover features the correct colour back and there is NO Angus McBean credit on the front bottom right. label label
"COVER PHOTO: ANGUS McBEAN" credit on the back bottom left.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover)
"LONG PLAYING EZ 1033" was printed on the flip.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "WRC" logo mark and "WORLD RECORD INTERNATIONAL" office address was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label It is possible that this release on the Young World label from the World Record Club preceded the HMV release so this would be the first stereo pressing available in New Zealand.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE WORLD RECORD CLUB (N.Z.) LTD." was printed at the outer rim.
UK 1st. generation pressing plates used YEX 94-1 and YEX 95-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL World Record Club / Young World Label
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 94-1
SIDE 2 YEX 95-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL THE WORLD RECORD CLUB (N.Z.) LTD.
COVER WORLD RECORD INTERNATIONAL
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE World Record Club original inner sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This LP was only originally available in mono for at least 2 years before demand from the public finally forced HMV and it's mail order division The World Record Club to release this STEREO LP in either 1965 or early 1966.
It is possible that this release on the Young World label from the World Record Club preceded the HMV release so this would be the first stereo pressing available in New Zealand.

The gold "WORLD STEREO" sticker is  pasted on the front cover.

"Please Please Me" manufactured and distributed both MONO and STEREO by WRC.
  • EZ 1033 (MONO) /1966 / Young World Label
  • SEZ 1033 (STEREO) /1966 / Young World Label
His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#2-1 A Hard Day's Night (WRC E. 3111 / PCSM. 3058)
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#3-1 Help! (1st. Press "His Master's Voice press": WRC E. 3112 / PCSM. 7009)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER WRC E. 3112 / PCSM. 3071
RELEASE DATE January 1973? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!   
Act Naturally
The Night Before   
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away   
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You   
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl   
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl   
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
 Original WRC paper sleeve (maybe)
label label Covers for this LP came without front "stereo" indicator.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP -->Click!
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "PCSM 3071" was printed at the right corner of the back cover (NO "Stereo" sticker).
"LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND" and "CSW" in the circle were printed at the top of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label This pressing have been only a few hundred members yet EMI NZ released.
The unique WRC catalog number was printed on the dark green Apple record labels only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND BY HIS MASTER'S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED." was printed at the outer rim.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple Label with WRC Catalog Number
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 168-1
SIDE 2 YEX 169-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL HIS MASTER'S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND by CSW (printing house)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Original WRC paper sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The World Record Club (WRC) of New Zealand issued seven Beatles LP titles in 1973, five of which shared a common, sequential, catalogue designation and distributed on the Apple label. The five Apple-labeled titles were:
  • A Hard Day's Night (WRC E3111)
  • Help! (WRC E3112)
  • Rubber Soul (WRC E3113)
  • Revolver (WRC E3114)
  • Abbey Road (WRC E3115)
The WRC catalogue numbers were printed on the labels (above the standard EMI cat. number); but the sleeves were the regular retail version.
This is the 1st. issue pressed by HIS MASTER'S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED.
2nd. issue pressed by EMI (N.Z.) Limited.

His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#3-2 Help! (2nd. Press "E.M.I. press": WRC E. 3112 / PCSM. 7009)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER WRC E. 3112 / PCSM. 3071
RELEASE DATE mid 1973? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!   
Act Naturally
The Night Before   
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away   
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You   
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl   
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl   
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
 Original WRC paper sleeve (maybe)
label label Covers for this LP came without front "stereo" indicator.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP -->Click!
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "PCSM 3071" was printed at the right corner of the back cover (NO "Stereo" sticker).
"LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND" and "CSW" in the circle were printed at the top of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 CLOSE UP
#3-1 (1st. Press)
#3-2 (2nd. Press) On both sides, the large number of the side-1 or side-2 indicator was added at the left side of the center hole.
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
This pressing have been only a few hundred members yet EMI NZ released.
The unique WRC catalog number was printed on the dark green Apple record labels only.
label
"MANUFACTURED IN NEW ZEALAND BY E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED." was printed at the outer rim.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple Label with WRC Catalog Number
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 168-1
SIDE 2 YEX 169-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND by CSW (printing house)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Original WRC paper sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The World Record Club (WRC) of New Zealand issued seven Beatles LP titles in 1973, five of which shared a common, sequential, catalogue designation and distributed on the Apple label. The five Apple-labeled titles were:
  • A Hard Day's Night (WRC E3111)
  • Help! (WRC E3112)
  • Rubber Soul (WRC E3113)
  • Revolver (WRC E3114)
  • Abbey Road (WRC E3115)
The WRC catalogue numbers were printed on the labels (above the standard EMI cat. number); but the sleeves were the regular retail version.
This is the 2nd. issue pressed by E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED.
1st. issue pressed by His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Limited.

His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#4-1 Rubber Soul (1st. Press "His Master's Voice press": WRC E. 3113 / PCSM. 3075)
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TITLE RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER WRC E. 3113 / PCSM. 3075
RELEASE DATE January 1973? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
 Original WRC paper sleeve (maybe)
label label In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP -->Click!
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "PCSM 3075" was printed at the right corner of the back cover (NO "Stereo" sticker).
"LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND" and "CSW" in the circle were printed at the top of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label This pressing have been only a few hundred members yet EMI NZ released.
The unique WRC catalog number was printed on the dark green Apple record labels only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND BY HIS MASTER'S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED." was printed at the outer rim.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple Label with WRC Catalog Number
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 178-2
SIDE 2 YEX 179-2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL HIS MASTER'S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND by CSW (printing house)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Original WRC paper sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The World Record Club (WRC) of New Zealand issued seven Beatles LP titles in 1973, five of which shared a common, sequential, catalogue designation and distributed on the Apple label. The five Apple-labeled titles were:
  • A Hard Day's Night (WRC E3111)
  • Help! (WRC E3112)
  • Rubber Soul (WRC E3113)
  • Revolver (WRC E3114)
  • Abbey Road (WRC E3115)
The WRC catalogue numbers were printed on the labels (above the standard EMI cat. number); but the sleeves were the regular retail version.
This is the 1st. issue pressed by HIS MASTER'S VOICE (N.Z.) LIMITED.
2nd. issue pressed by EMI (N.Z.) Limited.

His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#5-1 Revolver (2nd. Press "E.M.I. Press": WRC E. 3114 / PCSM. 7009)
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TITLE REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER WRC E. 3114 / PCSM. 7009
RELEASE DATE mid. 1973? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Taxman Good Day Sunshine
Eleanor Rigby
And Your Bird Can Sing
I'm Only Sleeping
For No One
Love You Too
Dr. Robert
Here, There And Everywhere
I Want To Tell You
Yellow Submarine
Got To Get You Into My Life
She Said She Said Tomorrow Never Knows 
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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE -->Click! FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label Covers for this LP came without front "mono" indicator.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "PCSM 7009" was printed at the right corner of the back cover (NO "Stereo" sticker).
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label This pressing have been only a few hundred members yet EMI NZ released.
The unique WRC catalog number was printed on the dark green Apple record labels only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 COVER 1) About the song title of the 4th song on side-1, this label was printed "LOVE YOU TOO" instead of "Love You To", however, the title on the album cover still remained.
2) About the song title of the 4th song on side-1, this label was printed "DR. ROBERT". 
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MANUFACTURED IN NEW ZEALAND BY E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED was printed at the outer rim.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple Label with WRC Catalog Number
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 605-1
SIDE 2 YEX 606-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1966
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover features artwork by Klaus Voormann
Rear cover photograph is by Robert Whittaker
INNER SLEEVE World Record Club original inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The World Record Club (WRC) of New Zealand issued seven Beatles LP titles in 1973, five of which shared a common, sequential, catalogue designation and distributed on the Apple label. The five Apple-labeled titles were:
  • A Hard Day's Night (WRC E3111)
  • Help! (WRC E3112)
  • Rubber Soul (WRC E3113)
  • Revolver (WRC E3114)
  • Abbey Road (WRC E3115)
The WRC catalogue numbers were printed on the labels (above the standard EMI cat. number); but the sleeves were the regular retail version.
This is the 2nd. issue pressed by E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED.
1st. issue pressed by His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Limited.

His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#6-1 Abbey Road (2nd. Press "E.M.I. press / Catalog No. in Blue": WRC E. 3115 / PCSM. 7088)
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TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER WRC E. 3115 / PCSM. 7088
RELEASE DATE mid. 1973? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together Here Comes The Sun
Something
Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring
Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Polythene Pam
 
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers
  Carry That Wait
  The End
  Her Majesty
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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "PCSM 7088" was printed in blue at the right corner of the back cover.
The WRC catalogue numbers were printed on the labels (above the standard EMI cat. number); but the sleeves were the regular retail version.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label APPLE RECORDS" logo and EMI logo mark were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label This pressing have been only a few hundred members yet EMI NZ released.
The unique WRC catalog number was printed on the dark green Apple record labels only.
LABEL AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL COVER "AN E.M.I. RECORDING" was printed at the center of the label.
Side-2's label credits "Her Majesty", but the sleeve doesn't have it.
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MANUFACTURED IN NEW ZEALAND BY E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED was printed at the outer rim.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Apple Label with WRC Catalog Number
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX749-2
SIDE 2 YEX750-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1969
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The World Record Club (WRC) of New Zealand issued seven Beatles LP titles in 1973, five of which shared a common, sequential, catalogue designation and distributed on the Apple label. The five Apple-labeled titles were:
  • A Hard Day's Night (WRC E3111)
  • Help! (WRC E3112)
  • Rubber Soul (WRC E3113)
  • Revolver (WRC E3114)
  • Abbey Road (WRC E3115)
The WRC catalogue numbers were printed on the labels (above the standard EMI cat. number); but the sleeves were the regular retail version.
This is the 2nd. issue pressed by E.M.I. (N.Z.) LIMITED.
1st. issue pressed by His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Limited.
"AN E.M.I. RECORDING" was printed at the center of the label. Side-2's label credits "Her Majesty", but the sleeve doesn't have it.

Cover type-1 (1st. Press): Laminated flipback HMV, catalog number in white at the upper right of the back cover.
Cover type-2 (2nd. Press): Laminated flipback HMV, catalog number in blue at the upper right of the back cover.

His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



#7-1 Magical Mystery Tour And Other Splendid Hits (1st. Press? "Light Blue Label / STEREO": SLZ 8308)
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#7-2 Magical Mystery Tour And Other Splendid Hits (2nd. Press "Orange & Grey Label without STEREO Indicator": SLZ 8308)
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TITLE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR AND OTHER SPLENDID HITS
CATALOG NUMBER SLZ 8308
RELEASE DATE 1970? / Second Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Magical Mystery Tour Hello Goodbye
The Fool On The Hill
Strawberry Fields Forever
Flying
Penny Lane
Blue Jay Way
Baby You're A Rich Man
Your Mother Should Know
All You Need Is Love
I Am The Walrus
("No, you're not!" said Little Nicola)

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label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label "World Record Club" original inner sleeve. label The picture is very similar to the Australian edition, but there is a large WRC / EMI logo over the white piano.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "SLZ 8308" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
"LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND" and "CSW" in the circle were printed at the top of the back cover.
The Australian cover is printed in colour, while in New Zealand it was black and white.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label World Record Club and EMI logo was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
Gold sticker "STEREO" in black ink was pasted at the bottom of the back cover,
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label World Record International office address was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The disc was pressed by HMV New Zealand for WRC using stampers cut from the US mothers.
Without "STEREO" indicator on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL World Record Club / Orange and Grey Label with STEREO indicator
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SLZ  8308-A.  (hand writing)
SIDE 2 SLZ  8308-B.  (hand writing)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL World Record Club
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND by CSW (printing house)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Photo: The Beatles perform ‘I Am The Walrus’ for the film Magical Mystery Tour. West Malling Air Station, Kent, England. September 20, 1967
INNER SLEEVE World Record Club original inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Second Press:
New Zealand World Record Club Issue with single sleeve.
The picture is very similar to the Australian edition, but there is a large World Record Club/EMI logo over the white piano. And the rear is different too. The Australian cover is printed in colour, while in New Zealand it was black and white.
The disc was pressed by HMV New Zealand for WRC using stampers cut from the US mothers.
  • 1st. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) /1970? / Light Blue Label / SMAL-1-2835 –B24  &  SMAL-2-2835-A23 #4
  • 2nd. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) /1970? / Orange and Grey Label without STEREO indicator / SLZ  8308-A. & SLZ  8308-B.
  • 3rd. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) /1970? / Orange and Grey Label with STEREO indicator / SMAL-1-2835 –B24  &  SMAL-2-2835-A23 #4
  • 4th. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) 1970's? Yellow/orange sunburst label
His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.
 


#7-3 Magical Mystery Tour And Other Splendid Hits (3rd. Press "Orange & Grey Label with STEREO Indicator": SLZ 8308)
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TITLE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR AND OTHER SPLENDID HITS
CATALOG NUMBER SLZ 8308
RELEASE DATE 1970? / Third Press?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Magical Mystery Tour Hello Goodbye
The Fool On The Hill
Strawberry Fields Forever
Flying
Penny Lane
Blue Jay Way
Baby You're A Rich Man
Your Mother Should Know
All You Need Is Love
I Am The Walrus
("No, you're not!" said Little Nicola)

FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label "World Record Club" original inner sleeve. label The picture is very similar to the Australian edition, but there is a large WRC / EMI logo over the white piano.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover.).
Catalog No. "SLZ 8308" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
"LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND" and "CSW" in the circle were printed at the top of the back cover.
The Australian cover is printed in colour, while in New Zealand it was black and white.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Copyright subsists in all records by virtue of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1962 and the Australian Copyright Act, 1912-1933. All rights under Copyright law are reserved." credit on the back bottom.
Company name "His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd." was printed at the bottom.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label
World Record Club and EMI logo was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
World Record International office address was printed at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#7-2 2nd. Press
#7-3 3rd. Press (=this record)

On the third pressing labels, added "STEREO" indicator above the WRC logo.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The disc was pressed by HMV New Zealand for WRC using stampers cut from the US mothers.
Matrix No.:
SMAL-1-2835 –B24  &  SMAL-2-2835-A23 #4
label
Publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS" was printed at the bottom of the label.


OTHER ITEM
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LABEL World Record Club / Orange and Grey Label with "STEREO" indicator
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SMAL-1-2835-B24  (hand writing)
SIDE 2 SMAL-2-2835-A23 #4  (hand writing)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL World Record Club
COVER His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT LITHOED IN NEW ZEALAND by CSW (printing house)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Photo: The Beatles perform ‘I Am The Walrus’ for the film Magical Mystery Tour. West Malling Air Station, Kent, England. September 20, 1967
INNER SLEEVE World Record Club original inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Second Press:
New Zealand World Record Club Issue with single sleeve.
The picture is very similar to the Australian edition, but there is a large World Record Club/EMI logo over the white piano. And the rear is different too. The Australian cover is printed in colour, while in New Zealand it was black and white.
The disc was pressed by HMV New Zealand for WRC using stampers cut from the US mothers.
  • 1st. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) /1970? / Light Blue Label / SMAL-1-2835 –B24  &  SMAL-2-2835-A23 #4
  • 2nd. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) /1970? / Orange and Grey Label without STEREO indicator / SLZ  8308-A. & SLZ  8308-B.
  • 3rd. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) /1970? / Orange and Grey Label with STEREO indicator / SMAL-1-2835 –B24  &  SMAL-2-2835-A23 #4
  • 4th. Press: SLZ 8308 (STEREO) 1970's? Yellow/orange sunburst label
His Master's Voice (HMV) was a subsidiary of EMI Music and was set up in the 1930s under the HMV name in New Zealand. It was, until the 1970s, the biggest manufacturer and distributor of records in New Zealand. In addition to its own labels, HMV, Parlophone, Regal Zonophone, Capitol, and Columbia, it manufactured many others including Decca, Warner Brothers and, at times, Atlantic. In 1973 the HMV label was rebranded worldwide as EMI.



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