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#1-1 Rock 'n' Roll Music (1st. Press "2 EMI Marks / EMI RECORDS LTD rim": PCSP 719)
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TITLE
ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC
CATALOG NUMBER PCSP 719
RELEASE DATE
11th. June 1976 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Twist And Shout
Rock And Roll Music
I Saw Her Standing There
Slow Down
You Can't Do That
Kansas City / "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
I Wanna Be Your Man
Money (That's What I Want)
I Call Your Name
Bad Boy
Boys
Matchbox
Long Tall Sally
Roll Over Beethoven
 SIDE 3 SIDE 4
Dizzy, Miss Lizzy
Back In The U.S.S.R.
Any Time At All
Helter Skelter
Drive My Car
Taxman
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 
Got to Get You into My Life
I'm Down
Hey Bulldog
Revolution
Birthday

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SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! SIDE 3 --> Click! SIDE 4 --> Click! INNER SLEEVE
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sleeve Full laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” gatefold sleeve. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve.
sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP COVER INSIDE CLOSE UP
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Producer, Art Director, and illustrator's name were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label (P) E.M.I. Records Ltd. credit and illustrator's autograph "GOMEZ" were printed  at the right corner of the inside.
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label  label This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
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label label "EMI RECORDS LTD." printed at the start perimeter print and "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" printed at the end of the perimeter print.
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First matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 955-1
Side 2: YEX 956-1
Side 3: YEX 957-1
Side 4: YEX 958-1
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LABEL Silver Parlophone label Two EMI Marks Type-3
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 955-1
SIDE 2 YEX 956-1
SIDE 3 YEX 957-1
SIDE 4 YEX 958-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label:EMI Records Ltd.
Album Cover: EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1969 1970
COVER FORM Full laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” gatefold sleeve.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed by Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Direction: Ron Kohara
Illustrations: Ignachio Gomez
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" Type-1-1
printed in blue ink / Phonographic Performances Ltd. address: Evelyn House
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Release 11th. June 1976. Idea for this album, Rock And Roll, came from Bhaskar Menon, the head of Capitol Records in the USA. After trying unsuccessfully to contract one or all of  The Beatles for approval of the track listing for this new double album, Menon eventually gave up and contracted George Martin, their producer.
When Martin was told of the plan to release this compilation of old Beatles tracks as a new album he flew to the Hollywood office of Capitol. After hearing some of the older tracks with bad background noise and poor stereo Martin was appalled at the prospect of their reissue and set about filtering and remixing every track included on this album. On some of the older tracks, such as “Twist And Shout” and “I Saw Her Standing There”, he reversed the stereo and brought the vocal track away from the edge into the center, adding a slight echo for a more modern sound. He also filtered out the bass from the rhythm track and also placed that in the center of the stereo sound stage and with the aid of filters and equalisers, gave the recording a crisper sound. When he had finished his work, Martin took a copy of the revised tapes back to EMI Records in Britain. The company was horrified because The Beatles had issued official instructions that the tapes must not be “touched, added to, edited or mutilated in any way”. EMI Records took this edict rather too literally, assuming that if they were to be reissued, the tapes should be exactly as originaly recorded. Thus George Martin’s remixed and filtered versions of the original tracks were not included on the Rock And Roll Music album when it was released in Britain.
The UK Parlophone double album PCSP 719 kept the original UK mixes including the five stereo mixes of songs that had not yet appeared in stereo in the UK: the Long Tall Sally EP and "I'm Down".
In October 1980, the album was divided into two single albums, and released as budget LPs in both the United States and the UK. Rock 'n' Roll Music: Volume 1 (US LP: Capitol SN-16020; UK LP: EMI/Music for Pleasure MFP 50506) contained the songs on sides one and two of the original album, while Rock 'n' Roll Music: Volume 2 (US LP: Capitol SN-16021; UK LP: EMI/Music for Pleasure MFP 50507) consisted of the songs on sides three and four. This time, the British release contained George Martin's Capitol versions.

Double LP with gatefold cover.
Full laminated "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd" sleeve. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve.
This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
"EMI RECORDS LTD." printed at the start perimeter print and "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" printed at the end of the perimeter print.



#2-1 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1st. Press "Mastered by Capitol / 3U/3U": EMTV 4)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
CATALOG NUMBER EMTV 4  (0C 062-06377)
RELEASE DATE
6th. May 1977 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Twist And Shout
Boys
She's A Woman
A Hard Day's Night
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Help
Ticket To Ride
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
She Loves You
Things We Said Today
Long Tall Sally
Roll Over Beethoven
 
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sleeve sleeve label label label
INSIDE --> Click!
INNER SLEEVE
sleeve sleeve sleeve Special issue inner sleeves with The Beatles records catalog information.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Catalog No. "EMTV 4" was printed at the upper right corner.
cover
Parlophone logo and "EMI RECORDS LTD." credit were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
"Available on tape" credit and printer house's name (Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.) were printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
Mastering engineer and special thanks credit were printed at the right corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The rim print begins "EMI RECORDS LTD (capital letter)" and added the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" at the end. label On side-2, catalog number "EMTV 4" was printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label On both sides, master number was printed at the right corner of the picture label.
MASTERED BY CAPITOL
MATRIX No.
label label
First matrix numbers:
Side 1: YEX 969-3U
Side 2: YEX 970-3U
with “MASTERED BY CAPITOL” stamps
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LABEL Original Custom Label Type-1 (Capital letter)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX  969 - 3U   MASTERED BY CAPITOL
SIDE 2 YEX  970 - 3U   MASTERED BY CAPITOL
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label: EMI Records Ltd.
Cover: EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1977 EMI RECORDS LTD.
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Glossy cover (Unlaminated sleeve)
PRINTER CREDIT Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Inside: selection of live photography and memorabilia.
Notes: written by George Martin.
INNER SLEEVE Custom picture sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Album was released May 6, 1977.
Release by Parlophone Records. Black and white picture labels with silver capital style perimeter print:  “…UNAUTHORISED COPYING PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED…” printed on the 5 o’clock.
2nd. Pressings: Black and white picture label with grey non-capital style perimeter print: “…Unauthorised  public performance broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited…” printed on  the 5 o’clock.

Gatefold type. Glossy cover (Unlaminated), "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." sleeve with custom inner sleeve.

First matrix numbers:
Side 1: YEX 969-3U / Side 2: YEX 970-3U with “MASTERED BY CAPITOL” stamps.
and
Side 1: YEX 969-1 / Side 2: YEX 970-1

From the summer of 1976 E.M.I. embarked on a new series of T.V. advertised albums, the first of these was EMTV 1 - The Beach Boys "20 Golden Greats" which stayed at the top slot for 10 weeks. Glen Campbell was EMTV 2, The Shadows were the third, and The Beatles became the 4th ... hence the unusual catalogue number.
EMTV 5 was The Supremes, EMTV 6 was Cliff Richard, EMTV 7 was The Black and White Minstrels, EMTV 8 was Buddy Holly, EMTV 9 was Nat 'King' Cole, and EMTV 10 was Frank Sinatra.
All of the above were heavily (and expensively) promoted on nationwide T.V. and all had immense chart success, eight of the ten reaching number one. E.M.I. budgeted £200,000 of advertising on the Beatles release and this was one of the eight chart-toppers.


The Beatles' only official live album was recorded over three nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, in 1964 and 1965.
During their first full American tour Capitol agreed to record the group's concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 23 August 1964.
The Beatles performed 12 songs at the concert: Twist And Shout, You Can't Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Boys, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally.
George Martin was initially reluctant to tape the concert, and after mixing the tracks on 27 August Capitol decided the quality of the recording was not suitable for release. They did, however, include a 48-second extract from Twist And Shout on the 1964 documentary album The Beatles' Story.
The Beatles returned to the Hollywood Bowl the following year, playing two further sell-out concerts on 29 and 30 August 1965. Capitol Records again recorded the two shows.
They played the same set on both nights: a truncated version of Twist And Shout, followed by She's A Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket To Ride, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and I'm Down.
Although they had hoped the 1965 recordings would be better than the previous year's, Capitol decided that the quality was insufficient for release. The tapes remained in the record company vaults for several years, and in 1971 were given to Phil Spector to see if an album could be prepared. However, Spector's work came to nothing, and the tapes remained unreleased for several more years.
In the mid-1970s Capitol president Bhaskar Menon gave George Martin the tapes and asked him to compile an official live album. Although impressed with The Beatles' performances, he found the sound quality disappointing. Nonetheless, in January 1977 he began working with studio engineer Geoff Emerick to clean up the master tapes and assemble a set of songs for release.
Six songs were included from the 23 August 1964 concert tapes: Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Boys, All My Loving, She Loves You and Long Tall Sally.
Due to an error, the tracklisting for The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl lists all the recordings as dating from 1964 or 30 August 1965. However, three of the songs - Ticket To Ride, Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Help! - originated from 29 August 1965. Unfortunately a technical fault left Paul McCartney's vocals and introductions inaudible during the first four songs of the first 1965 show, rendering a substantial portion of the recordings unusable.

Five songs from 30 August 1965 appeared on The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: Twist And Shout, She's A Woman, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Can't Buy Me Love and A Hard Day's Night. The album version of Dizzy Miss Lizzy was a composite edit incorporating parts of the 29 and 30 August performances.
(from the "Beatles Bible")



#2-2 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1st. Press "Matrix 1/1": EMTV 4)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
CATALOG NUMBER EMTV 4  (0C 062-06377)
RELEASE DATE
6th. May 1977 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Twist And Shout
Boys
She's A Woman
A Hard Day's Night
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Help
Ticket To Ride
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
She Loves You
Things We Said Today
Long Tall Sally
Roll Over Beethoven
 
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INSIDE --> Click!
INNER SLEEVE
sleeve sleeve sleeve Special issue inner sleeves with The Beatles records catalog information.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover Catalog No. "EMTV 4" was printed at the upper right corner.
cover
Parlophone logo and "EMI RECORDS LTD." credit were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK OVER CLOSE UP
cover
"Available on tape" credit and printer house's name (Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.) were printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BACK OVER CLOSE UP
cover
Mastering engineer and special thanks credit were printed at the right corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The rim print begins "EMI RECORDS LTD (capital letter)" and added the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" at the end. label On side-2, catalog number "EMTV 4" was printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label On both sides, master number was printed at the right corner of the picture label.
SIDE-1
SIDE-2
label label
First matrix numbers:
Side 1: YEX 969-1
Side 2: YEX 970-1
without "MASTERED BY CAPITOL" stamps
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Original Custom Label Type-1 (Capital letter)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX  969 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX  970 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label: EMI Records Ltd.
Cover: EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1977 EMI RECORDS LTD.
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Glossy cover (Unlaminated sleeve)
PRINTER CREDIT Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Inside: selection of live photography and memorabilia.
Notes: written by George Martin.
INNER SLEEVE Custom picture sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Album was released May 6, 1977.
Release by Parlophone Records. Black and white picture labels with silver capital style perimeter print:  “…UNAUTHORISED COPYING PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED…” printed on the 5 o’clock.
2nd. Pressings: Black and white picture label with grey non-capital style perimeter print: “…Unauthorised  public performance broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited…” printed on  the 5 o’clock.

Gatefold type. Glossy cover (Unlaminated), "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." sleeve with custom inner sleeve.

First matrix numbers:
Side 1: YEX 969-3U / Side 2: YEX 970-3U with "MASTERED BY CAPITOL" stamps.
and
Side 1: YEX 969-1 / Side 2: YEX 970-1

From the summer of 1976 E.M.I. embarked on a new series of T.V. advertised albums, the first of these was EMTV 1 - The Beach Boys "20 Golden Greats" which stayed at the top slot for 10 weeks. Glen Campbell was EMTV 2, The Shadows were the third, and The Beatles became the 4th ... hence the unusual catalogue number.
EMTV 5 was The Supremes, EMTV 6 was Cliff Richard, EMTV 7 was The Black and White Minstrels, EMTV 8 was Buddy Holly, EMTV 9 was Nat 'King' Cole, and EMTV 10 was Frank Sinatra.
All of the above were heavily (and expensively) promoted on nationwide T.V. and all had immense chart success, eight of the ten reaching number one. E.M.I. budgeted £200,000 of advertising on the Beatles release and this was one of the eight chart-toppers.


The Beatles' only official live album was recorded over three nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, in 1964 and 1965.
During their first full American tour Capitol agreed to record the group's concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 23 August 1964.
The Beatles performed 12 songs at the concert: Twist And Shout, You Can't Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Boys, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally.
George Martin was initially reluctant to tape the concert, and after mixing the tracks on 27 August Capitol decided the quality of the recording was not suitable for release. They did, however, include a 48-second extract from Twist And Shout on the 1964 documentary album The Beatles' Story.
The Beatles returned to the Hollywood Bowl the following year, playing two further sell-out concerts on 29 and 30 August 1965. Capitol Records again recorded the two shows.
They played the same set on both nights: a truncated version of Twist And Shout, followed by She's A Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket To Ride, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and I'm Down.
Although they had hoped the 1965 recordings would be better than the previous year's, Capitol decided that the quality was insufficient for release. The tapes remained in the record company vaults for several years, and in 1971 were given to Phil Spector to see if an album could be prepared. However, Spector's work came to nothing, and the tapes remained unreleased for several more years.
In the mid-1970s Capitol president Bhaskar Menon gave George Martin the tapes and asked him to compile an official live album. Although impressed with The Beatles' performances, he found the sound quality disappointing. Nonetheless, in January 1977 he began working with studio engineer Geoff Emerick to clean up the master tapes and assemble a set of songs for release.
Six songs were included from the 23 August 1964 concert tapes: Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Boys, All My Loving, She Loves You and Long Tall Sally.
Due to an error, the tracklisting for The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl lists all the recordings as dating from 1964 or 30 August 1965. However, three of the songs - Ticket To Ride, Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Help! - originated from 29 August 1965. Unfortunately a technical fault left Paul McCartney's vocals and introductions inaudible during the first four songs of the first 1965 show, rendering a substantial portion of the recordings unusable.

Five songs from 30 August 1965 appeared on The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: Twist And Shout, She's A Woman, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Can't Buy Me Love and A Hard Day's Night. The album version of Dizzy Miss Lizzy was a composite edit incorporating parts of the 29 and 30 August performances.
(from the "Beatles Bible")



#2-3 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (2nd. Press "Small letter rim": EMTV 4)
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#2-4 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (3rd. Press / mfp Label: MFP 41 5676 1)
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#2-5 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (4th. Press / mfp Label A.K.A. "Red & Pink Ticket": MFP 41 5676 1)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
CATALOG NUMBER MFP 41 5676 1
RELEASE DATE
1987 / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Twist And Shout
Boys
She's A Woman
A Hard Day's Night
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Help
Ticket To Ride
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
She Loves You
Things We Said Today
Long Tall Sally
Roll Over Beethoven
 
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
mfp Label 1st. Press
mfp Label 2nd. Press (=This record)
sleeve cover cover
FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
mfp (Music For Pleasure) logo mark was printed at the upper right of the front cover, and bottom of the back cover.
BACK OVER CLOSE UP
cover
cover
Publishing information was printed at the right corner of the back cover instead of special thanks credit.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Red labels with boxed MFP logos and black print: "…unauthorised  copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited…" printed on  the 6 o’clock.
label (P) 1977 and EMI Records Ltd. credit was printed at the left side of the label.
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label label On both sides, catalog number and master number were printed at the right side of the picture label. label
The rim print "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" at the end.
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LABEL Music For Pleasure original red label Type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX  969 -8-1-1-
SIDE 2 YEX  970 -9-1-* 5
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label / Cover: Original Sound Recording made by EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1977 Original Sound Recording made by EMI Records Ltd.
COVER FORM Single type. Glossy cover (Unlaminated sleeve)
PRINTER CREDIT Unknown
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: written by George Martin.
INNER SLEEVE Instead of the original inner sleeves were used standard white paper inner sleeves.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Release by Music For Pleasure Records, MFP 41 56761. Unlaminated non-gatefold sleeve with red and maroon tickets on the front and maroon ticket on the back side. There is a bar code. Instead of the original inner sleeves were used standard white paper inner sleeves.

Music For Pleasure:
Label started in 1965 as a joint venture between Hamlyn and EMI Records, selling low cost re-issues and also some original material. EMI provided the music and Hamlyn the publishing. The logo around this time has 'Paul Hamlyn' and 'EMI Records' circling the "mfp" logo.


#3-1 Love Songs (1st. Press "2 EMI Marks / EMI RECORDS LTD rim": PCSP 721)
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TITLE
LOVE SONGS
CATALOG NUMBER PCSP 721
RELEASE DATE
19th. November 1977 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Yesterday
Something
I'll Follow The Sun
And I Love Her
I Need You
If I Fell
Girl
I'll Be Back
In My Life
Tell Me What You See
Words Of Love
Yes It Is
Here, There And Everywhere

 SIDE 3 SIDE 4
Michelle The Long And Winding Road
It's Only Love
This Boy
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Norwegian Wood
Every Little Thing
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
For No One
I Will
She's Leaving Home
P.S. I Love You
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DISK
sleeve label cover label
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! SIDE 3 --> Click! SIDE 4 --> Click! INNER SLEEVE
label label label label cover
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
label
Unlaminated gatefold sleeve with leather texture effect was manufactured by Garrot & Lofthouse Ltd.
"Parlophone" logomark was printed at the left corner of the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
label This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
Photographer's credit "Richard Avedon" was printed at the right corner of the inside cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "EMI RECORDS LTD." printed at the start perimeter print and "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" printed at the end of the perimeter print. label
First matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 971-1
Side 2: YEX 972-1
Side 3: YEX 973-1
Side 4: YEX 974-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Silver Parlophone label Two EMI Marks Type-3
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 971-1
SIDE 2 YEX 972-1
SIDE 3 YEX 973-1
SIDE 4 YEX 974-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label:EMI Records Ltd.
Album Cover: EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1962 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1973
COVER FORM Unlaminated gatefold sleeve with leather texture effect
PRINTER CREDIT -  (Printed by Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography: Richard Avedon
Art Director of Capitol records in the U.S.: Kenneth R. Anderson
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" Type-1-2
printed in black ink / Phonographic Performances Ltd. address: Evelyn House
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The second E.M.I. compilation double album to appear after the contract expiration, and this time a contrived title, particularly to appeal to the Christmas romance market.

The package of this release has the catalogue number PCSP 7212, but the two albums are individually numbered as PCS 7211 and PCS 7212
The album was also released on cassette tape, Catalogue number - TC2 PCSP 721.
As with the "Red" and "Blue" albums, and the "Rock'n'Roll Music" release, the presentation of this package was once again minimal, especially for the U.K. market.
The artwork was dramatic but really only comprised of one excellent picture.
There were, as usual, no "special" tracks, no lyrics, no coloured bags, no information, and just that one picture within the gatefold sleeve.
For the gatefold sleeve used the famous collage of photos taken by Richard Avedon August 11, 1967 in London.
This album is mainly a compilation of tracks previously available on the other Beatles albums. The only two not previously issued on British albums are “This Boy” and “Yes It Is” and these are simply mono recordings re-channelled into fake stereo, even though “This Boy” is available in stereo on a Canadian single.
Although the British format was pretty cheap looking, readily available on Import was a "Gold Vinyl" edition.
This came out in August 1978 on Capitol with a catalogue number of SEBX 11844.
This has a much thicker sleeve, designed to feel more like leather, with gold embossed front design, and lettering on the rear, plus special inner sleeves.

First pressing:
Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “The EMI Records Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and “Made In GT. Britain” printed at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 971-1; Side 2: YEX 972-1 (or 2); Side 3: YEX 973-1 (or 3); Side 4: YEX 974-1.
Second pressing 1981 – 1984
Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…”. Instead, added “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 971-1 (or -2); Side 2: YEX 972-2; Side 3: YEX 973-3; Side 4: YEX 974-1 (or -2).
Third pressing, 1984 until 1987
Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. “ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…” printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 ‘o’ clock position in the rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print.  Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 971-2; Side 2: YEX 972-2; Side 3: YEX 973-4-1-1-1; Side 4: YEX 974-2.

Unlaminated gatefold sleeve with leather texture effect was manufactured by Garrot & Lofthouse Ltd.

According to JPGR,
"Story Of The Album Design"
The packaging for this set was designed by the then Art Director of Capitol records in the U.S. - Kenneth R. Anderson.
Mr. Anderson contacted JPGR and supplied the photographs you see below and the explanation for the iconic gatefold picture is in his own words:
"At Capitol Records, I'd been given the assignment to create a deluxe package for a new Beatles double l.p. set.
With Christmas 1977 approaching, Capitol was swinging for the bleacher seats: 25 mushy tunes that Grandma could love. But they were all songs everyone already owned, nothing new was being offered, just a potentially fancy package. For the inside double spread, I'd sold The Powers That Be on the use of an iconic Richard Avedon photo. It had been seen in 1968 in LOOK magazine in the U.S. and in STERN in Europe. Not the individual psychedelic color photos, but the iconic 4-page fold-out, b&w group panorama... known as "Mount Rushmore".
Just one hitch: Paul was in the original photo, but was hiding in the lower left corner, about half John's size. Now I had to persuade Avedon to not only to sell us the photo, but to allow us to tear apart & rebuild his famous image so Paul would be more equal than the others. (Paul was the only ex-Beatle still on Capitol, in Wings, and would be touring the U.S. as part of Capitol's incentive ).
"Send me a layout." Avedon simply agreed, and now I knew why. Unlike Robert Freeman's photo for "Meet the Beatles," Avedon's well-known portrait was actually four individual photos that had been stitched together. That's why everyone was in focus regardless of size or position; it wasn't just Avedon's famous large-format 8x10 view camera.
In the dark confines of a hooded lucigraph, I drew my composition actual size on tracing paper. The cloak they were wearing had a huge collar. I tried to maintain the overall rhythm of the original version, allowing space for the album's gatefold. My detailed sketch was shipped to New York.
In the years before Photoshop and the internet, the combination print process was slow and cumbersome.
Avedon's print eventually arrived with the four photos exposed independently on a large white sheet, as per my drawing. The airbrush retouching job was given to Alan Williams, who followed my indication for silhouetting their shoulders. A gray background blended & united the overall image. Some of the airbrushing was done on the print, some on an acetate overlay. Paul was now the leader of the pack, slightly bigger than John and above him. It was a new & improved Mt. Rushmore.
I developed a graphic version from successive exposures of the art onto litho film. Those were painstakingly matched, cut & pasted together using the best parts to create a final high-contrast icon. I actually created two: one for positive reading uses, another for reversing out of dark backgrounds. The second version was used for the front cover: a gold foil oval stamped on a simulated rich leather album.
That rich leather was really a piece of tan textured cover stock I got from McManus & Morgan on 7th Street. On the asphalt of the Capitol Records parking lot, I sprayed the paper with Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber paint. After the cover was printed, it was embossed with texture, like a discount fake oil painting reproduction. Fancy.
The complete package included an 11" x 11" booklet with calligraphy-style lyrics on simulated parchment paper.
Michael Manoogian did the lettering, and the parchment look was a 2-color photographic fake.
A limited run of lps were pressed on gold (yellow) vinyl.
For the Rolling Stone ad, I rented some props from Western Costume on Santa Monica Blvd. and shot it all on velvet. I'd broken The Lads up, but they were together again. The L.P. did fine for Christmas and stayed on the Billboard charts for 31 weeks, eventually selling 3,000,000 units.
The compilation was deleted from the catalog in the late 1980s.



#4-1 Hey Jude (1st. Press "2 EMI Marks / EMI RECORDS LTD rim": PCS 7184)
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TITLE
HEY JUDE
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 7184
RELEASE DATE
11th. May 1979 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
Hey Jude
I Should Have Known Better
Old Brown Shoe
Paperback Writer
Don't Let Me Down
Rain Ballad Of John and Yoko
Lady Madonna  
Revolution  
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sleeve sleeve label label label
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sleeve sleeve cover "Manufactured by E.M.I. Records Ltd" was printed at the bottom.
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cover Catalog No. "PCS 7184" was printed at the upper right corner.
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cover
"Available on tape" credit was printed at the left corner of the back cover. "1979 EMI Records Ltd" credit was printed at the bottom right corner.
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Domestic Issue Export Issue The title for the export album is "HEY JUDE ! (1971 / Apple label)" but the title for the domestic release is "HEY JUDE", without the exclamation mark, and removed the Apple mark on the left bottom of the back cover.
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label label label This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
The rim print begins "EMI RECORDS LTD (capital letter)" and added the words "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" at the end.
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label (P) EMI Records Ltd. Compilation (P) 1979 EMI Records Ltd." credit was printed at the feft part of the label.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX  981 - 1
Side-2: YEX  982 - 1
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LABEL Black/white Parlophone label with silver print Type-3
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX  981 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX  982 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label: EMI Records Ltd.
Cover: Manufactured by EMI Records
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1979
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated cover
The inner flap was made from the front cover and glued with paste to the back cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -   (Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" Type-2-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Black label with two white-black EMI logos and silver print. "The EMI Records Ltd…" printed at the start perimeter print and "Made In GT. Britain" printed at the end of the perimeter print.
Release 11th. May 1979. Previously producible only on export to U.S. and British Commonwealth of Nations, this album eventually was official released in Britain nearly nine years after appearance in the U.S. The album includes most of The Beatles' later singles released in 1968 and 1969 together with both sides of the 1966 single "Paperback Writer". Two rather odd and out of sequence inclusions are "Can’t Buy Me Love" and "I Should Have Know Better" both from the "A Hard Day’s Night" album that were included in place of "The Inner Light" and "Get Back" even though their respective A and B sides, "Lady Madonna" and "Don’t Let Me Down", are included.

Full laminated “Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd” sleeve. White paper EMI custom inner sleeve.
Matrix numbers:
Side One: YEX 981-1
Side Two: YEX 982-1.

The Beatles united for a final photographic session on 22 August 1969. It was also the last occasion in which all four members were together for band duties; thereafter their only meetings were business-related.
The shoot took place in the house and grounds of Tittenhurst Park, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire. The couple had moved in earlier in the month, although they had bought the 72-acre estate in May 1969.
The photo shoot took place two days after their final recording session together. The photographers were Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco, with additional pictures taken by The Beatles' assistant Mal Evans.



#4-2 Hey Jude (2nd. Press "2 EMI Marks / ALL RIGHTS rim": PCS 7184)
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#4-3 Hey Jude (3rd. Press "2 EMI Marks / ALL RIGHTS rim with Renting": PCS 7184)
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#4-4 Hey Jude (4th. Press "Parlophone Logo": PCS 7184)
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TITLE
HEY JUDE
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 7184
RELEASE DATE
December 1991? / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Can't Buy Me Love
Hey Jude
I Should Have Known Better
Old Brown Shoe
Paperback Writer
Don't Let Me Down
Rain Ballad Of John and Yoko
Lady Madonna  
Revolution  
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sleeve sleeve label label label
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sleeve label cover Catalog No. "PCS 7184", "062-06 864" and barcode were printed at the upper right corner.
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cover
cover "Manufactured by EMI Records Ltd Hays, Middlesex, England" was printed at the bottom. "1979 EMI Records Ltd" credit was printed at the bottom right corner.
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label label label This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
The rim print begins "EMI RECORDS LTD (capital letter)" and added the words "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" at the end.
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label "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…" right to left (reversionary) printed at the start perimeter print. "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" text at the end of the perimeter print. label The album includes most of The Beatles' later singles released in 1968 and 1969 together with both sides of the 1966 single "Paperback Writer".
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LABEL Silver Parlophone label with silver print
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 981-3-1-1
SIDE 2 YEX 982-1-1-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Label: EMI RECORDS LIMITED
Cover: Manufactured by EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1979 EMI Records Limited
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated cover
The inner flap was made from the front cover and glued with paste to the back cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -  (Sleeve printed in England Manufactured in England)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Sleeve Type-5-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Black label with silver Parlophone logo and silver print. "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…" right to left (reversionary) printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 12 'o' clock position in the rimtext the wording is: "UNAUTHORISED COPYIN, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…". "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" text at the end of the perimeter print.
Matrix numbers: Side-2: YEX 981-3-1-1, Side-2: YEX 982-1-1-1.

Release 11th. May 1979. Previously producible only on export to U.S. and British Commonwealth of Nations, this album eventually was official released in Britain nearly nine years after appearance in the U.S. The album includes most of The Beatles' later singles released in 1968 and 1969 together with both sides of the 1966 single "Paperback Writer". Two rather odd and out of sequence inclusions are "Can’t Buy Me Love" and "I Should Have Know Better" both from the "A Hard Day’s Night" album that were included in place of "The Inner Light" and "Get Back" even though their respective A and B sides, "Lady Madonna" and "Don’t Let Me Down", are included.

The Beatles united for a final photographic session on 22 August 1969. It was also the last occasion in which all four members were together for band duties; thereafter their only meetings were business-related.
The shoot took place in the house and grounds of Tittenhurst Park, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home in Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire. The couple had moved in earlier in the month, although they had bought the 72-acre estate in May 1969.
The photo shoot took place two days after their final recording session together. The photographers were Ethan Russell and Monte Fresco, with additional pictures taken by The Beatles' assistant Mal Evans.



#5-1 The Beatles "Rarities" (1st. Press "2 EMI Marks / EMI RECORDS rim": PSLP 261)
A part of "The Beatles Collection Box (BC-13)"
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#5-2 The Beatles "Rarities" (2nd. Press "2 EMI Marks / ALL RIGHTS rim": PSLP 261)
A part of "The Beatles Collection Box (BC-13)"
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#5-3 The Beatles "Rarities" (3rd. Press "2 EMI Marks / ALL RIGHTS rim with RENTING": PSLP 261)
A part of "The Beatles Collection Box (BC-13)"
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TITLE
The Beatles "Rarities"
RELEASE DATE
1980s? /A part of "The Beatles Collection Box (BC-13)
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rarities raritiesback label
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label no rent
This label has the word "RENTING" in the circle credit around the label.
promo
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 PSLP 261
Across the universe
Yes it is (mono)
This boy (mono)
The inner light (mono)
I'll get you
Thank you girl (mono)
Komm, gib mir deine hand
You know my name (Look up the number)
Sie liebt dich
Rain (mono)
She's a woman
Matchbox (mono)
I call your name (mono)
Bad boy
Slow down (mono)
I'm down
Long tall Sally

LABEL
SILVER PARLOPHONE
Two EMI Marks type

MIX
STEREO except as noted

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
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RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
EMI RECORDS LIMITED
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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COVER FORM
Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT
No credit
COMMENTS
A part of the Box set: First Press -- 2nd. December 1978 (PSLP 261)
Individual release -- First Press: 19th October. 1979 (PCM-1001)

Black/white Parlophone label with silver print:
This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
These labels have a credit "ALL RIGHTS....MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" around the label and with the word "RENTING" in the circle credit.
On upper left of back cover, look for: "Sampler album not for sale".



#6-1 The Beatles "Rarities" (1st. Press "2 EMI Marks / EMI RECORDS rim": PCM 1001)
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TITLE
The Beatles "Rarities"
CATALOG NUMBER PCM 1001
RELEASE DATE
29th. October 1979 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Across The Universe
Rain (mono)
Yes It Is (mono)
She's A Woman (mono)
This Boy (mono)
Matchbox (mono)
The Inner Light (mono)
I Call Your Name (mono)
I'll Get You
Bad Boy
Thank You Girl (mono)
Slow Down (mono)
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
(I Want To Hold Your Hand)
I'm Down
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Long Tall Sally (mono)
Sie liebt dich (She Loves You)
 
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
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sleeve cover cover cover Catalog No. "PCM 1001" was printed in gold at the upper right corner.
"EMI Records Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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cover "Parlophone" logo mark and the phrase "Available on Cassette" were printed in gold at the bottom of the back cover.
cover
Printer's credit "Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." was printed in gold running vertically along the lower right side of the back cover.
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cover
Research for the LP was done by Mike Heatley, track listings were by Colin Miles and the liner notes were by Hugh Fielder of the British pop weekly, Sounds.
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label label label This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
"EMI RECORDS LTD…" printed at the start perimeter print.
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label label "(P) EMI Records Ltd." credit was printed at the right side of the center hole.
label
Made In GT. Britain” was printed in uppercase at the end of the perimeter print.
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LABEL Black/white Parlophone label with silver print Type-3
MIX Only four of the 17 tracks are in STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SPSLP 261 A-1 YEX 991-1
SIDE 2 SPSLP 261 B-2 YEX 992-2          HTM (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963 1965 1968 1969 1970
COVER FORM Single type. non laminated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Research for the LP was done by Mike Heatley, track listings were by Colin Miles.
Liner notes: Hugh Fielder of the British pop weekly, Sounds
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" Type-2-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The Beatles "Rarities" (Parlophone PSLP 261):
Release December 15, 1978. Originally included as a free addition to the 1978 boxed set, The Beatles Collection (blue box).
All free additions have a dark blue sleeves with gold text on both sides. Besides the sleeve has the banner “Sampler Album Not For Sale” in the upper left corner on the back and catalog number PSLP 261. All additions have white paper EMI custom inner sleeves.

The Beatles "Rarities", (Parlophone PCM 1001):
Release October 29, 1979. This album was issued separately in 1979 after EMI had received complaints that the only way of obtaining this free album was to pay for the box and its duplicate copies of Beatles albums. The album has a dark blue sleeve with big note on the back side and catalog number PCM 1001. All editions have white paper EMI custom inner sleeves.

1st. pressing / 29th. October 1979:
Black label with 2 white-black EMI logos and silver print. "EMI RECORDS LTD. ..." printed at the start perimeter print and "MADE IN GT BRITAIN" printed at the end of the perimeter print.
Matrix numbers:
Side-1: SPSLP 261 A-1 YEX 991-1
Side-2: SPSLP 261 B-2 YEX 992-2

2nd. pressing / October 1981:
Black label with 2 white-black EMI logos and silver print. "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…" printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 O'clock position in the rimtext the wording is: "…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…". Instead, added "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" text at the end of the perimeter print.
Matrix numbers:
Side-1: SPSLP 261 A-1 YEX 991-1, YEX 991-2 or -3
Side-2: SPSLP 261 B-2 YEX 992-2, YEX 992-3 or -4.

Only rare tracks are “Across The Univers”, previously available only on the now-deleted charity album No One’s Gonna Change Our World, and the German-language version of “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, previously unavailable in Britain. In fact eight of the 17 tracks were previously available: “Long Tall Sally”, “I Call Your Name”, “Slow Down”, “Matchbox” and “I’m Down” are on the Rock And Roll Music album; “Yes It Is” and “This Boy” on Love Songs; and “Rain” on the Hey Jude album. Only four of the 17 tracks “Across The Universe”, “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand”, “Sie Liebt Dich”, and “Bad Boy”, are in stereo.



#6-2 The Beatles "Rarities" (2nd. Press "2 EMI Marks / ALL RIGHTS rim": PCM 1001)
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TITLE
The Beatles "Rarities"
CATALOG NUMBER PCM 1001
RELEASE DATE
1981 / Second Press (First Press: 29th. October 1979)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Across The Universe
Rain (mono)
Yes It Is (mono)
She's A Woman (mono)
This Boy (mono)
Matchbox (mono)
The Inner Light (mono)
I Call Your Name (mono)
I'll Get You
Bad Boy
Thank You Girl (mono)
Slow Down (mono)
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
(I Want To Hold Your Hand)
I'm Down
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Long Tall Sally (mono)
Sie liebt dich (She Loves You)
 
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sleeve sleeve label label label
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sleeve sleeve cover Catalog No. "PCM 1001" was printed in gold at the upper right corner.
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cover "Parlophone" logo mark and the phrase "Available on Cassette" were printed in gold at the bottom of the back cover.
cover
Printer's credit "Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." was printed in gold running vertically along the lower right side of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover
Research for the LP was done by Mike Heatley, track listings were by Colin Miles and the liner notes were by Hugh Fielder of the British pop weekly, Sounds.
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label label label This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
"ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…" printed at the start perimeter print.
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Importantly, around the 11 o'clock position in the rimtext the wording is: "...UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…".
Added “MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED” text at the end of the perimeter print.
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LABEL Black/white Parlophone label with silver print Type-5
MIX Only four of the 17 tracks are in STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SPSLP 261 A-1 YEX 991-1
SIDE 2 SPSLP 261 B-2 YEX 992-2          HTM (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963 1965 1968 1969 1970
COVER FORM Single type. non laminated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Research for the LP was done by Mike Heatley, track listings were by Colin Miles.
Liner notes: Hugh Fielder of the British pop weekly, Sounds
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" Type-3
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The Beatles "Rarities" (Parlophone PSLP 261):
Release December 15, 1978. Originally included as a free addition to the 1978 boxed set, The Beatles Collection (blue box).
All free additions have a dark blue sleeves with gold text on both sides. Besides the sleeve has the banner “Sampler Album Not For Sale” in the upper left corner on the back and catalog number PSLP 261. All additions have white paper EMI custom inner sleeves.

The Beatles "Rarities", (Parlophone PCM 1001):
Release October 29, 1979. This album was issued separately in 1979 after EMI had received complaints that the only way of obtaining this free album was to pay for the box and its duplicate copies of Beatles albums. The album has a dark blue sleeve with big note on the back side and catalog number PCM 1001. All editions have white paper EMI custom inner sleeves.

1st. pressing / 29th. October 1979:
Black label with 2 white-black EMI logos and silver print. "EMI RECORDS LTD. ..." printed at the start perimeter print and "MADE IN GT BRITAIN" printed at the end of the perimeter print.
Matrix numbers:
Side-1: SPSLP 261 A-1 YEX 991-1
Side-2: SPSLP 261 B-2 YEX 992-2

2nd. pressing / October 1981:
Black label with 2 white-black EMI logos and silver print. "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER…" printed at the start perimeter print. Importantly, around the 11 O'clock position in the rimtext the wording is: "…UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND HIRING…". Instead, added "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED" text at the end of the perimeter print.
Matrix numbers:
Side-1: SPSLP 261 A-1 YEX 991-1, YEX 991-2 or -3
Side-2: SPSLP 261 B-2 YEX 992-2, YEX 992-3 or -4.

Only rare tracks are “Across The Univers”, previously available only on the now-deleted charity album No One’s Gonna Change Our World, and the German-language version of “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, previously unavailable in Britain. In fact eight of the 17 tracks were previously available: “Long Tall Sally”, “I Call Your Name”, “Slow Down”, “Matchbox” and “I’m Down” are on the Rock And Roll Music album; “Yes It Is” and “This Boy” on Love Songs; and “Rain” on the Hey Jude album. Only four of the 17 tracks “Across The Universe”, “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand”, “Sie Liebt Dich”, and “Bad Boy”, are in stereo.



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