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Musical Rendezvous, the budget record company set up by Philips and Polydor, introduces its own Contour label in June 1971. The launch will be backed by a massive marketing campaign, a consumer competition being organized with the Ford Moter company and television advertising.
Contour will eventually be launched throughout the world by the Philips-Polydor companies and it will release both original and Philips-Polydor product.
The label was previewed in May 1971 to the Musical Rendezvous sales before, consisting of 20 salesmen and four regional managers, under the slogan, "Sounds To Spoil You."
The initial release, available 25th. June, consists of 20 albums, seve taken from the Philips catalog, eight from Polydor and five original recordings for Musical Rendezvous.


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#1-1 The Early Years (1st. Press "White and blue labels with red perimeter text": 2870-111)
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#1-2 The Early Years (2nd. Press "White and blue labels with blue perimeter text": 2870-111)
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TITLE
The Early Years
The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan
CATALOG NUMBER 2870-111
RELEASE DATE
1971 / Second Press (First Press: 18th. June 1971?)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet / The Beatles
Sweet Georgia Brown / The Beatles
Cry For A Shadow / The Beatles
The Saints / The Beatles
Let's Dance / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Ruby Baby / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
My Bonnie / The Beatles
Why (Can't You Love Me Again) / The Beatles
Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby / The Beatles
Nobody's Child / The Beatles
What'd I Say / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Ya Ya / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
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sleeve sleeve sleeve label Catalogue number "2870111" and "contour label" logo were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
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cover Musical Rendezvous (*), the budget record company set up by Philips and Polydor, introduces its own Contour label in June 1971.
B5: Credits misspelt Cohen-Foree on the cover.
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The credit "Licences for the use of records for public performance may be obtained from Phonographic Performance Ltd.(**)" was printed.
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1st. pressing / early 1971: White and blue labels with red lines and red perimeter text.
2nd. pressing / 1971:
White and blue labels with blue lines and blue perimeter text.
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SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Published By:
Lawrence Wright: track A1
Talisman Music: track A2
E.H. Morris: track A3
Carlin Music: tracks A4-A6, B2-B3
Francis, Day & Hunter (F. D. & H. on label): track B1
Pan Musik Ltd (Pan-Musik on label): track B4
Acuff-Rose: track B5
Essex Music: track B6
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label Album “The Early Years” is a reissue of the British version of “The Beatles’ First” (Polydor 236 201) using a redesigned cover.
B5: Credits misspelt Cohen-Foree on the cover but correctly spelt Coben-Foree on the label.
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LABEL White and blue labels with blue lines and blue perimeter text.
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 2870  425  A//1  ∆420  2 13            90
SIDE 2 2870  425  B//1   ∆420  12  21        90
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Musical Rendezvous Limited
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1962
COVER FORM Single type. non laminated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Sleeve Notes / Tony Sheridan
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve with "WHSMITH" logo
PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
COMMENTS UK label from the 1960s and 1970s owned by Polydor Records’ British branch specializing in budget reissues from its catalog plus childrens’, soundalike and easy listening recordings. “The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan – The Early Years”, Contour 2870-111, was released in 1971. Album “The Early Years” is a reissue of the British version of “The Beatles’ First” (Polydor 236 201) using a redesigned cover.

1st. pressing / early 1971:
White and blue labels with red lines and red perimeter text.
2nd. pressing / 1971:
White and blue labels with blue lines and blue perimeter text.
with the same matrix numbers.

(*) Musical Rendezvous, the budget record company set up by Philips and Polydor, introduces its own Countour label in June 1971. The launch will be backed by a massive marketing campaign, a consumer competition being organized with the Ford Moter company and television advertising.
Countour will eventually be launched throughout the world by the Philips-Polydor companies and it will release both original and Philips-Polydor product.
The label was previewed in May 1971 to the Musical Rendezvous sales before, consisting of 20 salesmen and four regional managers, under the slogan, "Sounds To Spoil You."
The initial release, available 25th. June, consists of 20 albums, seve taken from the Philips catalog, eight from Polydor and five original recordings for Musical Rendezvous.

(**) Phonographic Performance Ltd:
UK-based music licensing company established by Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI) & The Decca Record Company Limited (Decca). Incorporated 12th May 1934, PPL licenses recorded music played in public or broadcast on the radio or TV and then distributes the fees to its performer and record company members.



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