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THE BEATLES (No.1) (GEP 8883)
(Update: 28th. December 2017)
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  • #3-1 "Garrod Pressing"
  • #3-2 "BuPr Pressing"
  • #3-3 "THE PARLOPHONE rim / Solid Center"
  • #3-4 "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center"



Notice* Click the label of each EP, so you can see the large picture image.

#3-1 The Beatles (No.1) (1st. Press "Garrod Pressing": GEP 8883)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1st November.1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
no1 hits Wrap-around cover. Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 3rd E.P.
And another four tracks lifted from the album "Please Please Me".
The E.P. looks like a same artwork from the album "Please Please Me", but  used another take of photo.
The Beatles own compositions (Side 1) are attributed to "McCartney-Lennon".
Sleeve notes are again by Tony Barrow, but this time the address of "The Official Beatles Fan Club" is also given.



#3-2 The Beatles (No.1) (1st. Press "BuPr Pressing": GEP 8883)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1st November.1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
no1 hits Cover form is Single type.
Wrap-around cover and diagonal-cut corner.
hits Printer name "BuPr =Buckland Printers" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "M, K and T".
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-2 (=this record) #3-1 The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT
BuPr (Buckland Printers)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 3rd E.P.
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver ink.
The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.

Printer name "BuPr" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BuPr Pressing = Printed by Buckland Printers
They are a third printing company that EMI contracted alongside Garrod and Lofthouse specifically for the production of EP covers since the overflaps are completely different to the G & L design; they're smaller and squared off whilst the G & L overflaps are thick and rounded. The BuPr sleeves are also found on the original presses so perhaps they were contracted in because G & L's EP sleeve printers couldn't handle the huge surge in demand? Perhaps BuPr were asked to help with production during this huge increase in demand.

The E.P. looks like a same artwork from the album "Please Please Me", but  used another take of photo.
The Beatles own compositions (Side 1) are attributed to "McCartney-Lennon".
Sleeve notes are again by Tony Barrow, but this time the address of "The Official Beatles Fan Club" is also given.



#3-3 The Beatles (No.1) (2nd. Press? "THE PARLOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8883)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /Second Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
no1 no1 Cover form is Single type / Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve /Diagonal-cut corner. hits Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-3 (=this record) #3-1 The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/
PHOTO/
NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with Solid Center.
Has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD."
Publishing date of the recording credit "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" is a capital letter.

The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.



#3-4 The Beatles (No.1) (4th. Press? "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8883)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1970? /4th Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
no1 no1 Cover form is Single type / Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve /Diagonal-cut corner. no1 Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
label label The 4th. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1963" instead of "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-4 (=this record) #3-3 The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Sans-Serif" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with Solid Center.
With capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label, and the "(P) 1963" statement.

The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Sans-Serif" type.



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