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#1-1 The Beatles (Please Please Me) (1st. Press "Dark Red Label": PMCQ 31502)
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TITLE THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER PMCQ 31502
RELEASE DATE 26th. November 1963? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery
P.S. I Love You
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 Plance
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label "Dischi Parlophon= Parlophone Records" and 3D Parlophone logomark in a box was printed at the lower left corner of the front cover.
label
Catalog number was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMCQ 31502" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
Half laminated (back sleeve only) flipback sleeve.
label
"A. Saita - Milano (printer's name)" bottom right on back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Misspelled title "There's A Plance" instead of "There's A Place" on the back cover (in all versions of the 1st press).
label
"DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO (*)" bottom on back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Parlophone dark(wine) red label in silver ink.
"MADE IN ITALY" were printed on the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney"
CORRECT BOYS credit "Dixon-Farrell"
label label
No BIEM Logo;
No MECOLICO logo.
Catalog number was printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Parlophone Dark (Wine) Red Label in silver ink
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421  I    26.11.63
SIDE 2 XEX 422  I    26.11.63
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL THE PARLOPHON (capital letter)
COVER DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Half laminated (back sleeve only) flipback sleeve.
PRINTER CREDIT A.Saita, Milano
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain paper sleeve ? / Transparent plastic contoured sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Debut Beatles album "Please Please Me" was released in Italy in november 1963 with the title "The Beatles" also known as "Beatles Story" as presented in some flyers of that time; cover photo same as "With the Beatles" already released in UK at the time of the release.

1st press 1st version of 11 label variations known
COVER: Half laminated (rear cover only)
boxed "Dischi Parlophon" logo bottom left on front; "DISCHI PARLOPHON logo CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on rear cover; "A. Saita - Milano" bottom right on rear cover.
Misspelled title "There's A Plance" instead of "There's A Place" on the rear cover (in all versions of the 1st press).

LABEL: dark red (rosso mattone) label (=this record)
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
misspelled on BOYS credit "Don-Farrell" insted of "Dixon-Farrell";
NO BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

2nd. press: dark red (rosso mattone) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
CORRECT BOYS credit "Dixon-Farrell";
NO BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

3rd. press: dark red (rosso mattone) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

4th. press: dark red (rosso mattone) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO

5th. Press: purple red (rosso indaco) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
NO BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

6th. press: purple red (rosso indaco) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

7th. press: purple red (rosso indaco) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO

8th. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label
side A: misspelled on MISERY credit "McCartner" instead of "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO

9th. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label
side A: CORRECT credits on MISERY "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO

10th. press: black (nera) label
side A: CORRECT credits on MISERY "McCartney";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO

11th. press: black (nera) label
side A: MISSPELLED "SAW HER STANDING THERE" instead of "I SAW HER STANDING THERE";
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO

(*)Carisch S.p.A.:
Carisch was founded in 1887 by Giovanni Andrea Carisch and Arturo Jänichen with the aim of import and trading of scores and musical instruments. In 1894 the business extends to the musical publishing trade thanks to the aid of his two sons Otto and Adolfo. Furthermore in 1949 with the support of Alberto Carisch, they also found a recording company with the aim of publishing the productions of their own authors.

In 1989 Maurizio, representative of the 5th generation of the Carisch family, decides to sell the property of Carisch to the Italian Warner Chappel Music. Under the leadership of Warner process of internationalization starts: in 1993 Nueva Carisch España S.L. borns. It acquires the Music Distribucion catalogue in 2000 and the publishing branch of Real Musical in 2005. In this way Nueva Carisch España becomes market leader in Spain for didactic, classical and pop music scores. In 1998 in France, first with the acquisition of the Imp France catalog and then, in 1999, with the acquisition of Musicom, the new company Carisch Musicom S.A. is established.



#2-1 I favolosi BEATLES (With The Beatles) (1st. Press "Dark Red Label: PMCQ 31503)
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#2-2 I favolosi Beatles (With The Beatles) (4th. Press? "Light Red Label: PMCQ 31503)
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TITLE I favolosi BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER PMCQ 31503
RELEASE DATE 1964 ? / 4th. press? (First Press: 4th. February 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Gotta Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Transparent plastic contoured sleeve (maybe).
Sorry, I don't have it.
label
"Dischi Parlophon= Parlophone Records" and 3D Parlophone logomark in a box was printed at the lower left corner of the front cover. label
Catalog number was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMCQ 31503" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
Full laminated flipback sleeve.
label
"A. Saita - Milano (printer's name)" bottom right on back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on back cover.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Side 2 labeling is  "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Bradford-Gordy"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Parlophone light red label in silver ink.
"MADE IN ITALY" were printed on the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label 4th. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label.
On both sides, boxed BIEM logo and MECOLICO logo were printed at the left side of the center hole.
label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1
Side-2: XEX 448-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Parlophone Red Label in silver ink
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447. 1    4. 2. 64
SIDE 2 XEX 448. 1    4. 2. 64
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
LABEL THE PARLOPHON (capital letter)
COVER DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated flipback sleeve
PRINTER CREDIT A.Saita, Milano
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Dezo Hoffmann in Russell Square, 2 July 1963 (Duke of Bedford statue in the background)
INNER SLEEVE Transparent plastic contoured sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Italian album title is "I favolosi BEATLES" = The fabulous BEATLES.

1st press
COVER: Full laminated flipback.
boxed "Dischi Parlophon" logo bottom left on front; "DISCHI PARLOPHON logo CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on rear cover; "A. Saita - Milano" bottom right on rear cover.

LABEL: dark red (rosso mattone) label?
NO BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

2nd. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label?
BOXED BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

3rd. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label
BOXED BIEM LOGO / ARISTON / NO MECOLICO LOGO

4th. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label (=this record)
BOXED BIEM LOGO / MECOLICO LOGO



#3-1 The Beatles dal film "Tutti per uno" (A Hard Day's Night)
(2nd. Press?  "Light Red Label with BIEM logo": PMCQ 31504)

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TITLE THE BEATLES dal film "Tutti per uno"
CATALOG NUMBER PMCQ 31504
RELEASE DATE 1965? /3rd. Press? (First Press: 28th. July 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP

Transparent plastic contoured sleeve.
Sorry, I don't have it.
cover-up "Dischi Parlophon= Parlophone Records" and 3D Parlophone logomark in a box was printed at the lower left corner of the front cover. sleeve
Catalog number was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMCQ 31504" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
Full laminated flipback sleeve.
sleeve
"A. Saita - Milano (printer's name)" bottom right on back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve sleeve Parlophone light red label in silver ink.
"MADE IN ITALY" were printed on the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve Boxed BIEM logo / No MECOLICO logo.
On side 2 before the XEX482 one bracket is missing: in this way XEX482)
sleeve sleeve
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is:  
Side-1: XEX 481-3N
Side-2: XEX 482-3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Parlophone Light Red Label in silver ink
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481-3N     28. 7. 64
SIDE 2 XEX 482-3N     28. 7. 64
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL THE PARLOPHON (capital letter)
COVER DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated flipback sleeve.
PRINTER CREDIT A.Saita, Milano
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Transparent plastic contoured sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Italian album title "Tutti per uno" = All for one.
3rd. Italian pressing on light red Parlophon label with boxed BIEM logo. There are currently 3 known label variants for early pressing.
Front laminated flipback cover.

1st press
COVER: Full laminated flipback cover.
boxed "Dischi Parlophon" logo bottom left on front; "DISCHI PARLOPHON logo CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on rear cover; "A. Saita - Milano" bottom right on rear cover.

LABEL: light red (rosso chiaro) label
NO BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO
on side 2 before the XEX482 one bracket is missing: in this way XEX482)

2nd. press: light red (rosso chiaro) label (=this record)
BOXED BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO
On side 2 before the XEX482 one bracket is missing: in this way XEX482)

3rd. press: black (nera) label
BOXED BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO
On side 2 before the XEX482 one bracket is missing: in this way XEX482)



#4-1 Beatles For Sale (1st. Press "Light Red Label" : PMCQ 31505)
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TITLE BEATLES FOR SALE
CATALOG NUMBER PMCQ 31505
RELEASE DATE 1st. December 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click! INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Transparent plastic contoured sleeve.
Sorry, I don't have it.
sleeve Catalog number was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP --> Click!
sleeve "Dischi Parlophon= Parlophone Records" and 3D Parlophone logomark in a box was printed at the lower left corner of the front cover.
sleeve The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve Gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides.
"DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on back cover.
sleeve
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Parlophone light red label in silver ink.
"MADE IN ITALY" were printed on the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label On both sides,
No BIEM logo,
No MECOLICO logo.
label label
Catalog number was printed at the right side of the center hole.
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 503 - 4N
Side-2: XEX 504 - 4N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Parlophone Red Label in silver ink
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 503  - 4N       1. 12. 64
SIDE 2 XEX 504  - 4N       1. 12. 64
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL THE PARLOPHON (capital letter)
COVER DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Laminated front and back sides.
The flaps  can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.
PRINTER CREDIT None
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
INNER SLEEVE Transparent plastic contoured sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
4th. Italian pressing on light red Parlophon label without BIEM and MECOLICO logo. There are currently 2 known label variants for early pressing.
Gatefold type. Laminated front and back sides.
The flaps  can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.

1st press
COVER: Gatefold type. Laminated front and back sides.
boxed "Dischi Parlophon" logo bottom left on front; "DISCHI PARLOPHON logo CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on inside.

LABEL: light red (rosso chiaro) label
NO BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

2nd. press? : black (nera) label
SIDE 1: BOXED BIEM LOGO MECOLICO LOGO
SIDE 2: BOXED BIEM LOGO NO MECOLICO LOGO



#5-1 The Beatles In Italy (1st. Press "Light Red Label" : PMCQ 31506)
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#5-2 The Beatles In Italy (2nd. Press "Black Label" : PMCQ 31506)
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TITLE THE BEATLES IN ITALY
CATALOG NUMBER PMCQ 31506
RELEASE DATE 1965? / Second Press (First Press: 13th. July 1965)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Long Tall Sally
This Boy
She's A Woman
Slow Dowm
Matchbox
I Call Your Name
From Me To You
Thank You Girl
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Yes It Is
Ticket To Ride
I Feel Fine
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click! INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Transparent plastic contoured sleeve.
Sorry, I don't have it.
sleeve Catalog number was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve label
Credit "Foto New Blite" was printed at the left corner of the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve label Gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides.
"DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on back cover.
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Parlophone black label in silver ink.
"MADE IN ITALY" were printed on the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label On side-1,
boxed BIEM logo,
On side-2,
boxed BIEM logo and MECOLICO logo.
label label
Catalog number was printed at the right side of the center hole.
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XX 9009 I
Side-2: XX 9010 I
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Parlophone Black Label in silver ink
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XX 9009 I 13.7.65
SIDE 2 XX 9010 I 13.7.65
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL THE PARLOPHON (capital letter)
COVER DISCHI PARLOPHON / CARISH s.p.a. MILANO
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Laminated front and back sides.
The flaps  can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.
PRINTER CREDIT None
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: New Blite
INNER SLEEVE Transparent plastic contoured sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles in Italy is a Beatles compilation album released in Italy in 1965 (Parlophon PMCQ 31506). Despite its title, The Beatles in Italy is not a live album, but, rather, a compilation of previously released studio recordings. The album was issued in Italy in 1965 to capitalise on the band's appearance in Italy during their 1965 European tour, and the release of the film, Help! Instead of consisting of songs that they sang in Italy, the album consists entirely of single and EP tracks that had not been collected into an LP. All original copies of the LP were in mono.

It is the real original first issue and is exactly the same as the black label pressing but came out for the first few months with a red label that has exactly the same artwork etc. as the black label but was the 1st. issue.
There were very few copies with this red label compared to the next lot with black label.
(The colour changed to black and silver after only 1 month-hence the rarity of the red label issue.)
Gatefold type. Laminated front and back sides.
The flaps  can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.

1st press
COVER: Gatefold type. Laminated front and back sides.
boxed "Dischi Parlophon" logo bottom left on front; "DISCHI PARLOPHON logo CARISH s.p.a. MILANO" bottom on inside.

LABEL: light red (rosso chiaro) label
BOXED BIEM LOGO / NO MECOLICO LOGO

2nd. press : black (nera) label
SIDE 1: BOXED BIEM LOGO NO MECOLICO LOGO
SIDE 2: BOXED BIEM LOGO MECOLICO LOGO



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