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all my loving (GEP 8891)
(Update: 28th. December 2017)
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  • #4-1 "One-sided Test Press"
  • #4-2 "Factory Sample"
  • #4-3 "without SOLD IN .U.K. nor  Robert Freeman credit"
  • #4-4 "without SOLD IN .U.K. / with Robert Freeman credit / Solid Center"
  • #4-5 "with SOLD IN .U.K. & Robert Freeman credit"
  • #4-6 "THE GRAMOPHONE rim. / Solid Center"



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

#4-1 All My Loving (One-sided Test Press)
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TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No songs
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
One-sided Test Press (First Press: 7th February.1964)
FRONT
BACK
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
None
None
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label It features the standard  "Parlophone Microgroove Test Record NOT FOR SALE" label on either side, printed in black on a white label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
Handwritten onto the label are the words, "P.S. I LOVE You".
label label label
"MADE IN ENGLAND" was printed at the bottom of the label. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1"
Side-2: "LPFB (?)"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER -
RECORD LABEL
Parlophone Microgroove Test Record
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 LPFB (?)
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER  
LABEL Parlophone
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 4th E.P.
An ultra rare UK 1960’s Parlophone microgroove 7” test record, one sided test pressing for "All My Loving" EP.
The test pressing is for the two B-side tracks from the EP, "Money" and "P.S. I Love You".
The reverse side is blank and the following has been hand written onto the label, "NO SONG".  

Test pressings are proofs for the  actual vinyl pressing, before the pressing plant would go ahead and press the main vinyl record a handful of "test pressings" would be produced for approval.

 It features the standard  "Parlophone Microgroove Test Record NOT FOR SALE" label on either side, printed in black on a white label, reads "This Record may not be placed on sale until sanctioned by Copyright Department, nor publicly performed" "….TITLE…….ARTISTE…….REMARKS".
Handwritten onto the label are the words, “P.S. I LOVE You”.
The letters KT have been embossed onto the label near the spindle hole.



#4-2 All My Loving (Factory Sample: GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 7th February.1964)
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner. COVER Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-2
(this record)
COVER Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-4
2nd. Press
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
label label label
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 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..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
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
Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 4th E.P.
After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality. Except for the sticker, the disk is exactly as it will be when it is released.

The cover design looks like a  same artwork from the album "With The Beatles" with a picture by Robert Freeman, and the sleeve notes are by Tony Barrow.

Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue:
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS".
This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving").



#4-3 All My Loving (1st. Press "without SOLD IN .U.K. nor Robert Freeman credit": GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
7th February.1964 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner. COVER  Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-3
(=this record)
COVER Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-4
2nd. Press
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label Push-out center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 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 MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
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
Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 4th E.P.
The cover design looks like a  same artwork from the album "With The Beatles" with a picture by Robert Freeman, and the sleeve notes are by Tony Barrow.

Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue: "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS". This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving").

The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow on the back cover.



#4-4 All My Loving (2nd. Press "with Robert Freeman credit / Solid Center": GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? / Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner.
With a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
COVER  Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-3
(Push-out Center)

COVER With the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-4
(this record)
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K & T".
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 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 MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
With the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
Photo: Robert Freeman / 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."

Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue: "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS". This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".

The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow on the back cover.



#4-5 All My Loving (2nd. Press "with SOLD IN .U.K. & Robert Freeman credit": GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964?/ Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner. COVER  Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-2
1st.Press
COVER The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-5
(=this record)
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) with "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 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..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
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
Added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" on the back cover.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with push-out center.
Has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD."
It has the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS."
Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue:
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS".
This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving").

The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow on the back cover.



#4-6 All My Loving (5th. Press? "THE GRAMOPHONE rim. / Solid Center": GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/ 5th. Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER COVER Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Diagonal-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P) 1963" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 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 MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
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
Added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" on the back cover.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Solid center type.
The 5th. pressing was 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.

This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center. (maybe)



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