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Company Sleeve History from 1963 to 1971
(Update: 12th. February 2012)

PARLOPHONE Company Sleeve
The changes in company sleeve designs were similar to those of the other EMI labels and the changes between the different designs  occurred at approximately the same times.
There were no picture sleeves for the singles in the MSP number series. For the (45-)R-series there were a few promo picture sleeves and probably only two singles released with picture sleeves before 1975. Both of these picture sleeves are The Beatles' singles.
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Part-1: Sleeve for Demonstration Record
Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.
  • Love MeDo (45-R 4949) 1st. press: 5th October. 1962
  • Please Please Me (45-R 4983) 1st. press: 11th January 1963
  • From Me To You (R 5015) 1st. Press: 11th April. 1963
  • She Loves You (R 5055) 1st. Press: 23th August. 1963
  • I want To Hold Your Hand (R 5084) 1st. Press: 29th November. 1963
  • Can't Buy Me Love (R 5114) 1st. Press: 20th March. 1964
  • A Hard Day's Night (R 5160) 1st. Press: 10th July. 1964
"TOP POP" Demo Sleeve Type-A
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveB sleeveB Slight curve cut at top.
Inside glued.
used in red ink.

Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.

"TOP POP" Demo Sleeve Type-B
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveA sleeveA Slight curve cut at top.
Inside glued.
Used in black ink.

Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.


Part-2: Company Sleeve (Used from mid. 1960 to early 1963)
from 45-R 4645 to 4983? (According to "Welcome to 45-sleeves.com" Thanks!)
  • Love MeDo (45-R 4949) 1st. press: 5th October. 1962
  • Please Please Me (45-R 4983) 1st. press: 11th January 1963

Sleeve Type-A  (from R 4645/Apr. 1960  to early 1963)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveA sleeveA "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines without Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
 
Sleeve Type-B (from 1960? to early 1963)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveA sleeveA "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
 
Sleeve Type-C (from R 4951/1962 to early 1963)
FRONT BACK COMMENTS
sleeveA sleeveA "Triangular design" Company sleeve
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve



Sleeve Form variations #1: Open top cut
Type-1 Type-2 Type-3 Type-4 Type-5
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
Straight cut Slight curved cut Wavy cut Type-A Wavy cut Type-B Tab cut

Sleeve Form variations #2: Glued
Type-1 Type-2 Type-3
sleeve sleeve sleeve
Inside glued Glued left & right Glued bottom & right



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