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#9-1 Beatles For Sale No.2 (1st. Press: GEP 8938)
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TITLE
beatles for sale No.2
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
Baby's In Black (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Words Of Love (Holly)
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
4th June.1965/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
cover
Printer name was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve.
Round-cut corner.
label label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims
(2) "(P)1964" statement
(3) "SOLD IN U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8938
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-3
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 874 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 875 - 1
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 NCB
SIDE 2 SOUTHERN MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 9th E.P.
The new color photograph was used the front cover which was taken by Robert Freeman. But on the back cover, no sleeve notes.

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



#9-2 Beatles For Sale No.2 (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim": GEP 8938)
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TITLE
beatles for sale No.2
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
Baby's In Black (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Words Of Love (Holly)
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965 / Second Press (First Press: 4th June.1965)
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BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
cover
Printer name was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve.
Round-cut corner.
label label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The second pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims(*)
(2) "(P)1964" statement
(3) "SOLD IN U.K." statement.
*first pressing have "PARLOPHONE" rim
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8938
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 874 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 875 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 SOUTHERN MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 9th E.P.
The second pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a Subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type.
2nd. pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#9-3 Beatles For Sale No.2 (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8938)
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TITLE
beatles for sale No.2
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
Baby's In Black (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Words Of Love (Holly)
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965 / Second Press (First Press: 4th June.1965)
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
cover
Printer name was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve.
Round-cut corner.
label label Solid center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K".
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The second pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims(*)
(2) "(P)1964" statement
(3) "SOLD IN U.K." statement.
*first pressing have "PARLOPHONE" rim
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8938
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 874 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 875 - 1
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..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 SOUTHERN MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 9th E.P.
The second pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a Subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type.
2nd. pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#9-4 Beatles For Sale No.2 (3rd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": GEP 8938)
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TITLE
beatles for sale No.2
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
Baby's In Black (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Words Of Love (Holly)
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
cover
Printer name was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve.
Round-cut corner.
label label Push-out center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "San Serif" type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims.
(2) "(P)1964" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8938
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 874 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 875 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 SOUTHERN MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 9th E.P.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "San Serif" type.



#9-5 Beatles For Sale No.2 (4th. Press "without SOLD IN U.K. / Solid Center": GEP 8938)
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TITLE
beatles for sale No.2
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
Baby's In Black (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Words Of Love (Holly)
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / 4th. Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.cover At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Single type
Half-laminated sleeve with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
cover Printer name was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cover
label label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "San Serif" type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 4th. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims.
(2) "(P)1964" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8938
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 874 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 875 - 1
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 NCB
SIDE 2 SOUTHERN MUSIC NORTHERN SONGS NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Half-laminated sleeve with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 9th E.P.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "San Serif" type.



#10-1 The Beatles' Million Sellers (1st. Press: GEP 8946)
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TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers (BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th December.1965/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 "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed.
"The Gramophone Company Ltd." was printed below the "E.M.I. RECORDS".
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P) 1963" statement
(4) "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
This E.P. was titled "BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8946
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 888 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 889 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 10th E.P.
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.
It was the first E.P. to name The GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. along the outer rim.
"The Beatles Million Sellers" didn't always bear that title, though, as the earliest pressing of the E.P. was titled "BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS". No covers were ever issued with the title "BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS", so it's clear they changed the name just after they began pressing disks, and before they printed the cover.
All later pressing of the E.P. have always borne the corrected title "The Beatles' Million Sellers" on the label.



#10-2 The Beatles' Million Sellers (Pye Contract Press "Solid Center": GEP 8946)
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TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers (BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965/Pye Contract Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the "Parlophone logo". cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Pye "Solid Center" Contract Pressing: (According to "BeatlesCollecting.co.uk")
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disc.
2: The first, inner ridge is approximately 10mm out from the center hole.
3: The second, outer ridge is approximately 2.5mm out from the inner ridge and 12.5mm out from the center hole. It is 26mm in from the edge of the label.
4: A third smoother embankment-like ridge surrounds the outer ridge and is approximately 2mm out from the outer ridge and 14.5mm out from the center hole. It is 24mm in from the edge of the label.
5: A hand-etched letter has been scratched in at the 3 o'clock position. This does NOT appear on the Decca contract pressings.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Pye contract pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P) 1963" statement
(4) "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
This E.P. was titled "BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8946
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 888 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 889 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center: Pye Contract Press
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 10th E.P.
Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

The Pye contract press is much more difficult to find than was once thought.
"Golden Discs" EP Pye Pressing were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
(According to "BeatlesCollecting.co.uk")



#10-3 The Beatles' Million Sellers (Pye Contract Press "Push-out Center": GEP 8946)
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TITLE
The Beatles' Million Sellers (BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965/Pye Contract Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the "Parlophone logo". cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Pye "Push-out Center"Contract Pressing: (According to "BeatlesCollecting.co.uk")
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center or approximately 10mm out from the center hole.
3: The secondary ridge runs right on the very edge next to the triangular center attachments. You can only see a second ridge at the base of these triangular shapes and extremely flush against the edge gap, whereas on the Decca disks this ridge is clearly visible around the extreme edge rim of the pushout section. This is consistent with all Decca and Pye disks.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the main body of the disk is approximately 2.25mm.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Pye contract pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P) 1963" statement
(4) "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
This E.P. was titled "BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8946
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 888 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 889 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center: Pye Contract Press
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 10th E.P.
Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

The Pye contract press is much more difficult to find than was once thought.
"Golden Discs" EP Pye Pressing were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
(According to "BeatlesCollecting.co.uk")



#11-1 Yesterday (1st. Press: GEP 8948)
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TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
Act Naturally (Morrison-Russell)
SIDE 2
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
4th March.1966/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed. The words "6603 V (maybe March 1966)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P) 1963" statement
(4) "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8948
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 894 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 895 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LARK MUSIC BIEM. NCB MECOLICO
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-   (The word "6603 V" was printed.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 11th E.P.
The E.P. was released in a picture sleeve, with once again used photograph by Robert Whitaker.



#11-2 Yesterday (1970s Press "EMI RECORDS rim": GEP 8948)
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TITLE
YESTERDAY
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Yesterday (Lennon-McCartney)
Act Naturally (Morrison-Russell)
SIDE 2
You Like Me Too Much (Harrison)
It's Only Love (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1970s Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed. The words "6603 V" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label This label has
(1) capitalized EMI RECORDS LTD. rims,
(2) "(P) 1965" statement
(4) "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" at the perimeter.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8948
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 894 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 895 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL EMI RECORDS LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LARK MUSIC BIEM. NCB MECOLICO
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS 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
-   (The word "6603 V" was printed.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve.
Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
1970s re-issues have with "EMI RECORDS LTD." label text, without "SOLD IN U.K." statement.



#12-1 Nowhere Man (1st. Press: GEP 8952)
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TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
Drive My Car (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
8th July. 1966/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed. The words "6607 TP (maybe July 1966)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1965" statement
(4) "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8952
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 904 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 905 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS 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
-    (The word "6607 TP" was printed.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles 12th E.P.
This E.P. included four tracks all from Side 1 of "Rubber Soul".
The main selling point was the excellent cover photo, which was taken from the session for the "Paperback Writer" promo. It was taken by Robert Whitaker.

Second pressing was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center).



#12-2 Nowhere Man (2nd. Press "Solid Center": GEP 8952)
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TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
Drive My Car (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back. The words "6607 TP (maybe July 1966)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The second pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1965" statement
(4) "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8952
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 904 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 905 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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
-    (The word "6607 TP" was printed.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles 12th E.P.
This E.P. included four tracks all from Side 1 of "Rubber Soul".
The main selling point was the excellent cover photo, which was taken from the session for the "Paperback Writer" promo. It was taken by Robert Whitaker.

Second pressing was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center).



#12-3 Nowhere Man (3rd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": GEP 8952)
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TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
Drive My Car (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed. The words "6607 TP (maybe July 1966)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was not  printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1965" statement
(4) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8952
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 904 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 905 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS 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 spine-sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
-    (The word "6607 TP" was printed.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

3rd. pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#12-4 Nowhere Man (3rd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K. / Solid Center": GEP 8952)
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TITLE
Nowhere Man
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Nowhere Man (Lennon-McCartney)
Drive My Car (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2
Michelle (Lennon-McCartney)
You Won't See Me (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed below the Parlophone logo at the upper left of the front cover.
At the back cover: "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD."was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Printer name was not printed. The words "6607 TP (maybe July 1966)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
" SOLD IN U.K..." statement was not  printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1965" statement
(4) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8952
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 904 - 1
SIDE 2 7TCE 905 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE GRAMOPHONE 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 NCB
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS 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 spine-sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
-    (The word "6607 TP" was printed.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Robert Whitaker / Notes: none
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

3rd. pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



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