|22th November.1968/First Press|
|FRONT COVER CLOSE UP||LABEL CLOSE UP|
Album title was embossed
|Usual Beatles' Apple records have a credit saying "An E.M.I. Recording" at the left upper portion of the label. But the early label has not.|
|This first Apple label was printed in chubby "Sans Serif" printing type.
The music publisher's name for George's and Ringo's songs was printed "Apple Publishing Ltd."
cf. ..See "The Beatles/mono version (reissued in 1981)"
|TRACK LISTING||CATALOG NUMBER|
|SIDE 1||SIDE 2||PCS 7067-8|
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Wild honey pie
The continuing story of Bungalow Bill
While my guitar gently weeps
Happiness is a warm gun
Martha my dear
I'm so tired
Don't pass me by
Why don't we do it in the road?
|SIDE 3||SIDE 4||SERIAL NO.|
Mother nature's son
Everybody got something to hide except me and my monkey
Long, long, long
Cry baby cry
(" Can you take me back...")
|Art Design: Richard Hamilton,
Gordon House and
Photo: John Kelly
|Label:Apple Records + An EMI Recording
Album Cover: EMI Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hays, Middlesex, England
|Gatefold type. "Open Top" cover.|
|Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.|
|Double LP with gatefold cover.
The first cover had outlets at its top, as it was called as the "Open Top" cover.
Flaps inside the gatefold cover were visible at the left and the right sides.
Each LP was issued with large poster and four glossy photos of each Beatle.
Early copies were issued with a protector sheet placed on the top of each photo and have custom black inner sleeve.
Each LP is sequentially numbered on lower right of front cover.
The music publisher's name for George's and Ringo's songs was printed "Apple Publishing Ltd." Afterward, "Harrisongs Ltd." and "Startling Mus."
|"An EMI Recording"
"Sold in U.K..."
|Nationality||Music Publisher's name||The word "RENTING"||Variation|
|-||YES||Mfd. in U.K.||Apple Publishing Ltd.||-||type 1|
|YES||YES||Mfd. In U.K.||Apple Publishing Ltd.||-||type 2|
in the parentheses
|-||Mfd. In U.K.||Harrisongs Ltd. and Startling Mus.||-||type 3|
in the parentheses (italic type)
|-||Mfd. In U.K. + Made in France||Harrisongs Ltd. and Startling Mus.||-||type 4|
in the parentheses
|-||Mfd. In U.K. + "Manufactured in the UK" around the label||Harrisongs Ltd. and Startling Mus.||YES||type 5|
in the parentheses
|-||Mfd. In the UK||Harrisongs Ltd. and Startling Mus.||YES||type 6|
|Usual Beatles' Apple records have a credit saying "An EMI Recording" at the left upper portion of the label. But some copies which were pressed very early have not.|
(a few period)
|In very late1968 - very early 1969?||early 1969? -||during the "Oil Crisis" in 1970s|
|"An EMI Recording" was not yet added.||"An EMI Recording" was printed.||"An EMI Recording" was printed in parentheses.||"An EMI Recording" was printed in parentheses and the letter is in the italic printing type.|
The "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS" statement was introduced in February 1964 on all EMI singles, EPs and LPs. |
In summer of 1969, the "SOLD IN U.K." statement was removed on the label.
|November 1968 - Summer 1969|
|November 1968 - 1988||1988 --|
|During the "Oil Crisis" in 1970s|
|at the left portion of the label.||at the upper of the label.|
The music publishing company's name for George's songs and Ringo's songs, they were both printed as "Apple Publishing Ltd" before. But in 1970s, the publisher's name was changed:|
"Harrisongs Ltd." was printed as the publisher's name for George's songs and "Startling Mus." printed for Ringo's songs.
|"Apple Publishing Ltd."|
|The publisher's name was changed|
The words around the label which were pressed before 1980:
"Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded Work Reserved"
and "Unauthorized Public Performance, Broadcasting and copying of this Record Prohibited"
It was changed in the early 1980s to renew the credit:
"Apple Records - All Rights of the Producer and of the Owner of the Recorded Work Reserved",
"Unauthorized Copying, Hiring, Renting, Public Performance and Broadcasting of this Record Prohibited."
and "Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited."
|Previous Apple Label||New Apple Label|
|LABEL CLOSE UP||LABEL CLOSE UP|
Nine original Beatles' LPs were issued on the Parlophone label between 1963 and 1967 which were issued in both mono and stereo.|
Four original Beatles' LPs were issued on the Apple label. Since in early 1969, new LPs began being pressed only in stereo, only the first two Beatles' LPs on Apple ("The Beatles" and "Yellow Submarine") were issued in both mono and stereo, even though "Yellow Submarine" itself was not mixed separately for mono as "The Beatles" and the previous LPs were; the mono "Yellow Submarine", unfortunately, was simply a combining of the two stereo channels.
|Original Parlophone Label|
|March 1963||Please Please Me||Yes||Yes|
|November 1963||With the Beatles||Yes||Yes|
|August 1964||A Hard Day's Night||Yes||Yes|
|December 1964||Beatles For Sale||Yes||Yes|
|December 1965||Rubber Soul||Yes||Yes|
|December 1966||A Collection of Beatles Oldies||Yes||Yes|
|June 1967||Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band||Yes||Yes|
|Original Apple Label|
|November 1968||The Beatles||Yes||Yes|
|January 1969||Yellow Submarine||(Yes)||Yes|
|September 1969||Abbey Road||No||Yes|
|May 1970||Let It Be||No||Yes|
|Apple Label: 1968 --|
The mono LPs were numbered with "PMC" prefix on center-right of the label, in the same way, the stereo LPs were numbered with "PCs" prefix.|
And you can see on the label of the stereo LPs, the word "STEREO" was printed above the prefix number.
|Apple Label: 1981-reissue (mono only)|
As the original mono LP had been deleted for years, the reissued mono album in 1981.|
The mono LPs were numbered with "PMC" prefix on center-right of the label, and printed "MONO" credit on the right upper portion.
Mono (PMC) label using: XEX. ( you can see each label and inner groove both side 1 and 2)
Stereo (PCs, P-PCS) label using: YEX. ( You can see each label and inner groove both side 1 and 2)
Stereo (CPCS) label using: YEEX. ( You can see each label and inner groove both side 1 and 2)
PCs, P-PCS Series
|PXS||Apple||Stereo (Let It Be: Box Type)|
|CPCS||Parlophone, Apple||Stereo: for export Edition|
|P-PCS||Parlophone||Stereo: for export Edition|
|PCSP||Parlophone, Apple||Compilation Album|
|PCTC||Parlophone||Magical Mystery Tour|
|From 1963 - today, regular Beatles' Parlophone and Apple LPs are issued with catalog numbers--"PMC-XXXX" or "PCS-XXXX", where XXXX is a 4-digit number, excepted the "Let It Be Box Type" was numbered "PXS 1".|
|Black vinyl||White vinyl||Green vinyl|
|Sorry, I don't have it.