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Sir George Martin (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016).
Took to music at an early age, becoming interested in the piano before the age of eight. He was later interested in architecture, design, and aeronautics, and ended up becoming a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm (the aviation branch of the Royal Navy) towards the end of World War II.
He returned to music, attending the Guildhall School of Music, studying composition, conducting, orchestration, and theory, and taking up the oboe as a second principal instrument. He got into the music industry as assistant to Oscar Preuss, the head of the Parlophone label, at a period when the label was in transition from second-rate classical recordings to "pop" music.
As a producer, George Martin's first number one hit in the U.K. was the Temperence Seven's "You're Driving Me Crazy" in 1961.  Then in the spring of 1962, Martin happened to interview Brian Epstein, a Liverpool-based manager, about a quartet known as The Beatles. That summer, they were signed to Parlophone. Over the following years, Martin would help to shape The Beatles, getting credit from some as being the "fifth Beatle" for his work with the band. But two years later, Martin split from Parlophone, due to the small producer's royalty which had not increased during the explosive growth of the label, to form AIR (Associated Independent Recording).
The Beatles were produced by George Martin through 1969's Abbey Road, and it wasn't until The Beatles broke up that Martin was completely free from his ties to EMI. In the 1970s, he produced a wide variety of artists and bands, from America and Jimmy Webb to Jeff Beck and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He continued to work with an array of artists, many of whom received critical acclaim.  (from Discog)
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#1-1 Off The Beatle Track (MONO 1st. Press: PMC 1227)
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TITLE OFF THE BEATLE TRACK
instrumental versions of THE BEATLES big hits by GEORGE MARTIN & his orchestra
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1227
RELEASE DATE 3rd. August.1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
All My Loving From Me To You
Don't Bother Me There's A Place
Can't Buy Me Love
This Boy
All I've Got To Do
Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Little Child
She Loves You I Want To Hold Your Hand
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sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
inner label Parlophone logo mark was printed at the upper left corner of the front cover.
label
"PHOTOS BY ROBERT FREEMAN" credit was printed at the lower right corner of the front cover.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label The word "mono" on the front cover is middle size type.
Parlophone logo and catalog number "PMC 1227" was printed at the the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Printer's credit "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black / yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP AND MATRIX NUMBER
LABEL CLOSE UP SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label label
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" was printed at the left side of the label. Tax code "K, T" was embossed on the center of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 473-1N
MOTHER & STAMPER
1 / P
SIDE 2 XEX 474-1N
1 / O
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1227  PCS 3057
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES PHOTOS BY ROBERT FREEMAN
Sleeve notes: John Lennon
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
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 1964" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.

Off the Beatle Track is a 1964 album by George Martin & His Orchestra, released 10 July by United Artists Records in the United States and 3 August by Parlophone in the United Kingdom.
It is the first of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatles songs. It is also the first LP Martin released under his own name.

Whilst trying to think of a title for the first Beatles album, George Martin came up with "Off The Beatle Track". Although this idea was rejected, clearly Mr. Martin liked the title and used it himself in 1964 for this outing.
One single was released from this L.P. - "I Saw Her Standing There" b/w "All My Loving" (Parlophone R 5135).

The sleeve notes on the rear of the album are by John Lennon. Here are some quotes from it :
"George Martin is a tall man, he is also a musician with short hair."
"Us Beatles are genuinely flattered that a 'real musician' as we call him should turn his talents to arranging an L.P. of our songs."
"Some of the sounds on the album may be new to you, like a jews harp and a twelve stringed finger, but the results are great and I think he should get a raise."

"Good George Martin is our friend
Buddy, Pal and Mate.
Buy this record and he'll send
A dog for your front gate."
by the Beatles a band.



#2-1 Off The Beatle Track (STEREO 1st. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim / stereo logo mid. size": PCS 3057)
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#2-2 Off The Beatle Track (STEREO 2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / stereo logo small size": PCS 3057)
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TITLE OFF THE BEATLE TRACK
instrumental versions of THE BEATLES big hits by GEORGE MARTIN & his orchestra
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3057
RELEASE DATE 1966? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
All My Loving From Me To You
Don't Bother Me There's A Place
Can't Buy Me Love
This Boy
All I've Got To Do
Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Little Child
She Loves You I Want To Hold Your Hand
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve label label Parlophone logo mark was printed at the upper left corner of the front cover.
The word "stereo" is small type.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label The word "mono" on the front cover is middle size type.
Parlophone logo and catalog number "PMC 1227" was printed at the the back cover.
"PHOTOS BY ROBERT FREEMAN" credit was printed at the lower right corner of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Printer's credit "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black / yellow Parlophone label with silver print. "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP AND MATRIX NUMBER
label label label
"THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
"(P) 1964" was printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-5
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 124-1
MOTHER & STAMPER
1 / M
SIDE 2 YEX 125-1
1 / GR
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1227  PCS 3057
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES PHOTOS BY ROBERT FREEMAN
Sleeve notes: John Lennon
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Sleeve Type-1-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "(P) 1964" statement was added.
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.

Off the Beatle Track is a 1964 album by George Martin & His Orchestra, released 10 July by United Artists Records in the United States and 3 August by Parlophone in the United Kingdom.
It is the first of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatles songs. It is also the first LP Martin released under his own name.

Whilst trying to think of a title for the first Beatles album, George Martin came up with "Off The Beatle Track". Although this idea was rejected, clearly Mr. Martin liked the title and used it himself in 1964 for this outing.
One single was released from this L.P. - "I Saw Her Standing There" b/w "All My Loving" (Parlophone R 5135).

The sleeve notes on the rear of the album are by John Lennon. Here are some quotes from it :
"George Martin is a tall man, he is also a musician with short hair."
"Us Beatles are genuinely flattered that a 'real musician' as we call him should turn his talents to arranging an L.P. of our songs."
"Some of the sounds on the album may be new to you, like a jews harp and a twelve stringed finger, but the results are great and I think he should get a raise."

"Good George Martin is our friend
Buddy, Pal and Mate.
Buy this record and he'll send
A dog for your front gate."
by the Beatles a band.



#2-3 Off The Beatle Track (STEREO 3rd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K.": PCS 3057)
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#2-4 Off The Beatle Track (STEREO 4th. Press "Silver Parlophone Label / 1 EMI Mark": PCS 3057)
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TITLE OFF THE BEATLE TRACK
instrumental versions of THE BEATLES big hits by GEORGE MARTIN & his orchestra
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 3057
RELEASE DATE November 1969 until 1970? / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
All My Loving From Me To You
Don't Bother Me There's A Place
Can't Buy Me Love
This Boy
All I've Got To Do
Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Little Child
She Loves You I Want To Hold Your Hand
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Plain white inner sleeve
label label Parlophone logo mark was printed at the upper left corner of the front cover.
The word "stereo" is small type.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label The word "mono" on the front cover is middle size type.
Parlophone logo and catalog number "PMC 1227" was printed at the the back cover.
"PHOTOS BY ROBERT FREEMAN" credit was printed at the lower right corner of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Printer's credit "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Parlophone started to use a newly disigned label in late 1969. Parlophone radically changed their label design to this silver style with an EMI boxed logo at the bottom of the label.
"MADE IN GT BRITAIN" lower text.
"THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
"(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-5
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 124-1
MOTHER & STAMPER
1 / P
SIDE 2 YEX 125-1
1
2 / GG
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1227  PCS 3057
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES PHOTOS BY ROBERT FREEMAN
Sleeve notes: John Lennon
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Sleeve Type-3 ?
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Silver Parlophone label with One EMI logo:
Parlophone started to use a newly disigned label in late 1969. Parlophone radically changed their label design to this silver style with an EMI boxed logo at the bottom of the label, and the rim text now arches around the top of the label rather than underneath.
The name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "(P) 1964" statement.
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.

Off the Beatle Track is a 1964 album by George Martin & His Orchestra, released 10 July by United Artists Records in the United States and 3 August by Parlophone in the United Kingdom.
It is the first of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatles songs. It is also the first LP Martin released under his own name.

Whilst trying to think of a title for the first Beatles album, George Martin came up with "Off The Beatle Track". Although this idea was rejected, clearly Mr. Martin liked the title and used it himself in 1964 for this outing.
One single was released from this L.P. - "I Saw Her Standing There" b/w "All My Loving" (Parlophone R 5135).

The sleeve notes on the rear of the album are by John Lennon. Here are some quotes from it :
"George Martin is a tall man, he is also a musician with short hair."
"Us Beatles are genuinely flattered that a 'real musician' as we call him should turn his talents to arranging an L.P. of our songs."
"Some of the sounds on the album may be new to you, like a jews harp and a twelve stringed finger, but the results are great and I think he should get a raise."

"Good George Martin is our friend
Buddy, Pal and Mate.
Buy this record and he'll send
A dog for your front gate."
by the Beatles a band.



#3-1 Help! (STEREO 1st. Press "Columbia 'Studio 2 Stereo' Label": TWO 102)
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TITLE HELP!
George Martin & his orchestra
CATALOG NUMBER TWO 102
RELEASE DATE November 1965 ? / 1st. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!   
Ticket To Ride
Another Girl Bahama Sound (Martin)
You're Going To Lose That Girl I've Just Seen A Face
I Need You It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Tell Me What You See
The Night Before Yesterday
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve label label
Studio 2 Stereo series is an audiophile label founded by EMI in 1965, which was first operated under EMI's Columbia label.
The label was distributed in Canada by Capitol Records.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "Studio 2 Stereo" logo mark and catalog number "TWO 102" were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
"Photo: Houston Rogers" credit was printed at the lower right corner of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Columbia logo mark  used the "Magic Notes" logo—a pair of sixteenth notes (semiquavers) in a circle was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label
(P ) 1965 statement and "Photos: Leslie Bryse" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Printer's credit "6511 D.L. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
label
Columbia "Studio 2 Stereo" series label.
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
"(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K, T" was embossed on the label.
"MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" lower text.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Columbia Studio 2 Stereo label
MIX STEREO (stereo only)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 172-1
MOTHER & STAMPER
1 / A
SIDE 2 YEX 173-1
1 / O
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated
PRINTER CREDIT 6511 D. L. Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  TWO 102
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover / Photo: Houston Rogers
Back cover / Photo: Leslie Bryse
Sleeve Notes: Brian Epstein
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve Type-3
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Help! is a 1965 album by the George Martin Orchestra, the second of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatle songs. This release focused on songs from their album Help!. Unlike his other albums, the UK issue is not on Martin's Parlophone label, but on EMI's sister Columbia Graphophone's Studio 2 Stereo series label.

Studio 2 Stereo Records is an audiophile label founded by EMI in 1965, which was first operated under EMI's Columbia label. The label was distributed in Canada by Capitol Records.
The label issued easy listening and light classical music. In 1973, the Columbia imprint was replaced by the EMI Records imprint on Studio 2 Stereo releases.

The Columbia Graphophone Company Limited (Columbia Graphophone Co. Ltd.) was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom. As Columbia Records, it became a successful label in the 1950s and 1960s, but was eventually replaced by the newly created EMI Records, as part of an EMI label consolidation. This in turn was absorbed by the Parlophone Records unit of Warner Music Group in 2013.



#4-1 And I Love Her (STEREO 1st. Press "Columbia 'Studio 2 Stereo' Label": TWO 141)
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TITLE And I Love Her
George Martin & his orchestra
CATALOG NUMBER TWO 141
RELEASE DATE October 1966 ? / 1st. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Time Is On My Side
Goin' Out Of My Head
If I Fell No Reply
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling A Hard Day's Night
All Quiet On The Western Front I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
Downtown Cast Your Fate To The Wind
And I Love Her I'll Cry Instead
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve label label
Studio 2 Stereo series is an audiophile label founded by EMI in 1965, which was first operated under EMI's Columbia label.
The label was distributed in Canada by Capitol Records.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "Studio 2 Stereo" logo mark and catalog number "TWO 141" were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
"Photo: Tony Stone" credit was printed at the lower right corner of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Columbia logo mark  used the "Magic Notes" logo—a pair of sixteenth notes (semiquavers) in a circle was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label
(P ) 1966 statement and "Photos: Leslie Bryse" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Printer's credit "6610 DL Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
label
Columbia "Studio 2 Stereo" series label.
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
"THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
"(P) 1966" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K, T" was not embossed on the label.
"MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" lower text.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Columbia Studio 2 Stereo label
MIX STEREO (stereo only)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YAX 3173-1G
MOTHER & STAMPER
1 / A
SIDE 2 YAX 3174-1G
1 / O
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1966
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a front laminated
PRINTER CREDIT 6610 DL Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  TWO 141
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front cover / Photo: Tony Stone
Back cover / Photo: Houston Rogers
Sleeve Notes: Derek Johnson
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve Type-3
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
"And I Love Her" is a 1966 album by the George Martin Orchestra, the third of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatle songs. Unlike his other albums, the UK issue is not on Martin's Parlophone label, but on EMI's sister Columbia Graphophone's Studio 2 Stereo series label.

Studio 2 Stereo Records is an audiophile label founded by EMI in 1965, which was first operated under EMI's Columbia label. The label was distributed in Canada by Capitol Records.
The label issued easy listening and light classical music. In 1973, the Columbia imprint was replaced by the EMI Records imprint on Studio 2 Stereo releases.

The Columbia Graphophone Company Limited (Columbia Graphophone Co. Ltd.) was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom. As Columbia Records, it became a successful label in the 1950s and 1960s, but was eventually replaced by the newly created EMI Records, as part of an EMI label consolidation. This in turn was absorbed by the Parlophone Records unit of Warner Music Group in 2013.



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