|TITLE||PLEASE PLEASE ME|
|CATALOG NUMBER||PMC 1202|
|RELEASE DATE||1963/5th. Press|
|TRACK LISTING||SIDE 1||SIDE 2|
|I Saw Her Standing There||Love
Me Do (sim.stereo)
I Love You
(Go To Him)
||Baby It's You|
You Want To Know A Secret
|Boys||A Taste Of Honey|
||There's A Place|
|Please Please Me||Twist And Shout|
|FRONT --> Click!||BACK --> Click!||SIDE 1 --> Click!||SIDE 2 --> Click!||DISK|
|INNER SLEEVE||FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP|
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
|The word "mono" is large type.|
|BACK COVER CLOSE UP||LABEL CLOSE UP|
|"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.|
|Sleeves for 5th. pressings did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.|
|LABEL CLOSE UP|
the center of the LP don't have letters embossed.
The letters are Tax code.
|The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was added.||SIDE 1||SIDE 2|
|Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
|LABEL||Yellow Parlophone Type-3|
|MATRIX No.||SIDE 1||XEX 421-1N|
|SIDE 2||XEX 422-1N|
|RECORD COMPANY'S NAME||THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)|
"SOLD IN U.K..."
|RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT||RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963|
|COVER FORM||Single type. Wrap-around cover|
|PRINTER CREDIT||Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London|
|COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES||Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow|
|INNER SLEEVE||Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut type.|
|Black and Yellow
Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.
Sleeves for Parlophone did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was moved to the left.
|EMI started to release LPs in 1952 and the first LP in the
PMC series was PMC 1001, probably released in 1955. LPs were released
in both 10 inch and 12 inch format until 1960, but after that all LPs
were in the 12 inch format.
In 1960 Parlophone also started to release stereo LPs. They were released in a separate record number series, the PCS 3000 series. The first release in this series was PCS 3001.
The mono and stereo releases were issued in separate catalog number series until early 1966. In 1966, the catalog number series was restarted at 7001 with mono and stereo releases now having the same catalog numbers. Only the catalog number prefixes - still PMC for mono and PCS for stereo - were different, to denote the format.
It took about six years before stereo LPs became more common than mono LPs. Before 1966, the stereo LPs were less common than the mono versions and after 1966 mono was more rare than stereo.
Parlophone ceased to release mono LPs in late 1969.
Before the spring of 1963, the stereo label had the same basic black/gold design as the mono label, although with a stereo banner printed below the Parlophone logo.
After March 1963 the stereo looked like the mono labels, except for the catalog number prefix and the word "STEREO" printed on the light side above the Parlophone logo.
|Mono Label||Stereo Label|
|Yellow Parlophone: Spring 1963-Late 1969|
|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"
And the stereo LPs, the word "STEREO" was printed in silver ink above the yellow Parlophone logo.
|Yellow Parlophone: 1981-reissue|
|No Disk||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.
Stereo Version was no released by Yellow Parlophone in 1981.
|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".
The first export LPs are reproducted of three American LPs. They are "Something New (CPCS 101)", "The Beatles' Second Album (CPCS 103)" and "Beatles VI (CPCS 104)". All of these are available only in stereo.
This whole series of albums had fully-laminated front covers with fold over flaps onto the back, as most of the standard-issue 60's LP covers were made.
|PXS||Apple||Stereo (Let It Be: Box Type)|
|Parlophone, Apple||Stereo: for export Edition|
|Parlophone, Odeon||Stereo: for export Edition|
|PCSP||Parlophone, Apple||Compilation Album|
|PCTC||Parlophone||Magical Mystery Tour|
|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|
|Company's Name||Publishing Date of the Recording||
"Sold in U.K...."
|33 1/3 R.P.M.||Variations|
|THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.||No Credit + 33 1/3||No||Large||Type 1|
33 1/3 was erased
|"Recording First Published 196X"||No||Large||Type 3|
|(P) 196X||Yes||Large||Type 5-1|
|THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.||(P) 196X||Yes||Large||Type 6-1|
|Small (33 1-3 R.P.M.)||Type 6-2|
|Small (33 1-3 R.P.M.)||Type 7-2|
|EMI RECORDS LIMITED (1981-reissue/Mono Only)||(P) 196X||No||Large||Type 8|
|The outer rim statement on the label,
which always said "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." from 1963 to June
1965, but the name was replaced "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." from
July in 1965.
The reissued Yellow Parlophone in 1981 have a credit "ALL RIGHTS .... MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" around the label.
|Summer 1963-June 1965||July 1965- Late 1969||1981-reissue|
|March 1963-April 1963||April
(Very short period)
|April 1963-Summer 1963||Summer 1963-Early 1965?||Early 1965?- Late 1969 and 1981|
|The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added.||The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was still remained.||The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was erased.||The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 196X" was added.||The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 196X" was replaced by a symbol "(P)".|
|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 this time, "With The Beatles" was at #1 in the LP charts for a twenty-one week stay. Beyond any doubt, EMI who had unprecedented advance orders, manufactured an overwhelming amount of these before the "SOLD IN U.K." notice was introduced. Resultantly, there might not have been a need, right away, to press the LP in February with the "SOLD IN U.K." statement, as so many copies had yet to be sold, which were already made.
This is probably why it is more difficult to find "With the Beatles" with a "SOLD IN U.K" statement and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED" note.
In summer of 1969, the "SOLD IN U.K." statement was removed on the label.
|Black/yellow Parlophone label : Summer 1963-January 1964|
|Black/yellow Parlophone label : February 1964-Early 1965?|
|Black/yellow Parlophone label : Early 1965?-Summer 1969|
|Black/yellow Parlophone label : Summer 1969-Late 1969|
Of the Recording
|Parlophone rim||33 1/3||no date||Yes||Yes|
|SOLD IN UK||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|There are three variation of "STEREO" designation over
the PARLOPHONE logo. Early
pressings have a middle "STEREO".
Next pressings have a thin and small font with "STEREO".
Late pressings sometime have a wide and large font with "STEREO" over the "PARLOPHONE" logo on the label.
|Middle type-1||Middle type-2||Small type||Large type|
|Has a middle size and slender font.||Has a middle size and chubby font.||Has a thin and small font||Has a wide and large font|
|There are two variation of "33 1/3 R.P.M." logo. Early
pressings have a large "33 1/3
(oblique line) R.P.M." Late pressings sometime have a "33 1-3 (flat line)R.P.M." logo at the
left upper portion, instead of a "33 1/3 R.P.M." logo.
|Large type||Small type|
|The record companies printed copyright information on records
that were intended for export and on a lot of domestic U.K. pressings.
In case of EPs and Singles, this information was usually printed in a
"box" somewhere on the label.
|The most usual ones are:
|The type for the information printed on the disk's center (i.e. titles, artist, writer, record number, etc.) depends fully on the different sets of type that each printer had to use at his disposal, and not at all indicate a first pressing.|
|"Sans Serif" type||"Roman" type|
|Slender printing type||Chubby printing type|
|Several of the record companies printed
or pressed tax codes on the records during the 60's. The tax code was
pressed in the run-off groove area and sometimes embossed in the center
of the label or printed on the label.
The purchase tax was introduced during World War II and was a sort of "luxury tax". As the tax percentage fluctuated, the tax code changed.
Right: the center of "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT", with initials "KT" very visible. The ones are KT, MT, PMT, PT, MKT or PKT and maybe a couple more; KT and MT seen most frequent.
written by Jan Petterson", there were 17 different tax codes until VAT
was introduced in 1973.
The record companies introduced the new tax codes at specific dates but sometimes continued to use an old code even when they had introduced the new one.
(Similar information was received from Mr. Andy.Thanks!)
|NT||1954||OT||26th. July 1961|
|NI||1955||ZT||10th. April 1962|
|RT||Summer 1955||PT||26th. November 1963|
|XT||Summer 1957||MT||1st. January 1963|
|ET||August 1959||KT||1st. July 1963 (used until at least 1972)|
|WT||1st. August 1960||JT||1968|
|Matrix Number...Back to the LP List|
|Matrix numbers are alphanumeric codes (and on occasion, other symbols) stamped or hand written (or a combination of the two) into the run-out groove area of a gramophone record. This is the non-grooved area between the end of the final song on a record's side and the label, also known as the run-off groove area, end-groove area, matrix area, or "dead wax".|
|Matrix numbers are intended for the internal use of the record manufacturing plant, but they are also studied and documented by record collectors, as they can sometimes provide useful information about the edition of the record.|
|The most important part of the extra information is usually the cut number, which is a suffix to the main number. For example, matrix number 12345 is seen on a label, but examination of the run-out groove area reveals number 12345–3, which indicates this is the third cut of this side. It is not unusual to find records with a different cut number on each side.|
|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
|using: XEX||using: YEX||using: YEEX|
Lacquer, Mother and Stamper NumberThe courtesy of Mr. Michael Fremer (Thanks!)
|At the "6 O'clock" position on the inner groove area
is the matrix number with a -1 or -2 etc.
For instance, Beatles For Sale in stereo is YEX 142-1 (etc.).
The "1" means the FIRST LACQUER cut from the master. -2 the second etc.
|At the "9 O'clock" is a number which tell you what "mother" was used to generate the stamper actually used the press the record. A number of "mothers" are generated from the lacquer. Obviously a "1" means first mother generated from the lacquer. A "5" means it was much later--the fifth mother generated from the lacquer.|
|At the "3 O'clock" position there will be one to three
letters, which are codes associated with numbers as
follows, which tell you what stamper was used to press the
G R A M O P H L T D (gramophone Ltd)
|YEX 142-1, mother 1, stamper G
is the very first pressing of "Beatles For Sale" in stereo: first lacquer, first mother, first stamper.
YEX 142-1, mother 4, stamper RLT.
That would be first lacquer, 4th mother and 289th. stamper generated from that mother.