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#10-1 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES
RELEASE DATE
22th November.1968/First Press
FRONT BACK LABEL --> Click!
white whiteback label
INSIDE INNER SLEEVE
whiteinside whiteinside blacksleeve
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 & SIDE-2 SIDE-3 & SIDE-4 MUSIC PUBLISHER
emi recording non emi recording layout
This disk has a credit saying "An E.M.I. Recording" at the left upper portion of the label. This disk does not have a credit saying "An EMI Recording". This label was printed in chubby "Sans Serif" printing type.
The music publisher's name for George's and Ringo's songs was printed "Apple Publishing Ltd."
cf. ..See "The Beatles/mono version (reissued in 1981)"
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
emboss (Left)
Album title was embossed
(Right)
Serial Number
serial
OTHER ITEM
PORTRAITS POSTER
johnpaul
georgeringo
posterposterback



TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 PMC 7067-8
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence
Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
Wild honey pie
The continuing story of Bungalow Bill
While my guitar gently weeps
Happiness is a warm gun
Martha my dear
I'm so tired
Blackbird
Piggies
Rocky Raccoon
Don't pass me by
Why don't we do it in the road?
I will
Julia

LABEL
APPLE

MIX
MONO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK

SIDE 3 SIDE 4 SERIAL NO.
Birthday
Yer blues
Mother nature's son
Everybody got something to hide except me and my monkey
Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter
Long, long, long
Revolution 1
Honey pie
Savoy Truffle
Cry baby cry
(" Can you take me back...")
Revolution 9
Good night
0204482

PRODUCER
George Martin

COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/NOTES
Art Design: Richard Hamilton,
Gordon House and
Jeremy Banks
Photo: John Kelly
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label:
Side-1 & Side-2:Apple Records + An EMI Recording
Side-3 & Side-4:Apple Records
Album Cover: EMI Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hays, Middlesex, England
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
COVER FORM
Gatefold type. "Open Top" cover.
PRINTER CREDIT
Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.
COMMENTS
Double LP with gatefold cover. The first cover had outlets at its top, as it was called as the "Open Top" cover.
Flaps inside the gatefold cover were visible at the left and the right sides.
Each LP was issued with large poster and four glossy photos of each Beatle.
Early copies were issued with a protector sheet placed on the top of each photo and have custom black inner sleeve.
Each LP is sequentially numbered on lower right of front cover.
The music publisher's name for George's and Ringo's songs was printed "Apple Publishing Ltd." Afterward, "Harrisongs Ltd." and "Startling Mus."

Usual Beatles' Apple records have a credit saying "An EMI Recording" at the left upper portion of the label. But the early label has not.
So, my album has the credit at the side-1 and side-2, but the second record (side-3 and side-4) does not have it. It seems that they are changing the label little by little.



#10-2 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES
RELEASE DATE
1981
FRONT BACK LABEL --> Click!
white whiteback label
INSIDE LABEL CLOSE UP
whiteinside whiteinside layout
layout
This cover looks less glossy because of the thinner vinyl coating. The song list at the left side of the gatefold cover was printed slightly darker and clearer than the early ones. They also added the following words below the song list, "1968 Original Sound Recordings made by EMI Records Limited".
The flaps were made at both the top and the bottom, though they were not easily visible as they were folded and glued at inside.
The characteristic of the reissued label are:
1) "MONO" credit on the right upper portion
2) Slender "Sans Serif" printing type
3) a credit "An EMI Recording" in parentheses
4) "Harrisongs Ltd." and "Startling Mus." printed as the music publisher's name for George's and Ringo's songs.
cf. ...See the previous style "The Beatles' Stereo version"
OTHER ITEM
PORTRAITS POSTER
johnpaul
georgeringo
posterposterback



TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 PMC 7067-8
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence
Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
Wild honey pie
The continuing story of Bungalow Bill
While my guitar gently weeps
Happiness is a warm gun
Martha my dear
I'm so tired
Blackbird
Piggies
Rocky Raccoon
Don't pass me by
Why don't we do it in the road?
I will
Julia

LABEL
APPLE

MIX
MONO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK

SIDE 3 SIDE 4 SERIAL NO.
Birthday
Yer blues
Mother nature's son
Everybody got something to hide except me and my monkey
Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter
Long, long, long
Revolution 1
Honey pie
Savoy Truffle
Cry baby cry
(" Can you take me back...")
Revolution 9
Good night
-

PRODUCER
George Martin

COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/NOTES
Art Design: Richard Hamilton,
Gordon House and
Jeremy Banks
Photo: John Kelly
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Label:Apple Records + An EMI Recording
Album Cover: EMI Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hays, Middlesex, England
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
COVER FORM
Gatefold type. "Open Side" cover.
PRINTER CREDIT
Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.
COMMENTS
The reissued mono album in 1981.
This album, their only original two record set, came in a white double LP cover, laminated both in and out, and the pockets for the records opened at the side.
Each LP was issued with large color poster bearing a photo collage on one side, and the song lyrics on the other, and four glossy 8*11" color photos of each Beatle.



#11-1 Yellow Submarine (1st. Press "without Printer Credit": PMC 7009)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE Yellow Submarine
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 7070
RELEASE DATE 17th. January 1969 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
THE BEATLES
ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
Yellow Submarine Pepperland
Only A Northern Song Sea Of Time
All Together Now Sea Of Holes
Hey Bulldog Sea Of Monsters
It's All Too Much March Of The Meanies
All You Need Is Love Pepperland Laid Waste
  Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
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sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve U.K. Version U.S. Version
sleeve sleeve
The first press in U.K. and France have the word "NOTHING IS REAL" at the center of the front cover, but the U.S. press and Japanese press have not.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Have front laminated flipback sleeve.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 7070" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
"APPLE RECORDS" logo mark and "EMI RECORDS" information were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The early mono covers have no information on the flaps. Later mono sleeves have "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patent No. 943,895" on the lower flap.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2.
“Apple Records - All rights...” printed at the start perimeter print.
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 have "("An E.M.I. Recording")" text on two lines.The left hand side of the label should only have "33 1/3", "Mfd. in U.K." Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p).
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 715 - 1
Side-2: XEX 716 - 1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Dark Green Apple label Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 715 - 1
SIDE 2 XEX 716 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL Apple Records / An E.M.I. Recording
SLEEVE Apple Records / E.M.I. RECORDS (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1966, 1967, 1969
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT -
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Heinz Edelmann / Notes: Derek Taylor
INNER SLEEVE Apple original black inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
First Press:
Has dark green apple label, with "Sold in U.K ..." text located on top and "("An E.M.I. Recording")" text located on the left.
Label have "("An E.M.I. Recording")" text on two lines.The left hand side of the label should only have "33 1/3", "Mfd. in U.K." Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p).

Covers were manufactured by Garrod and Lofthouse.
Housed in a tri-flipback printed cover (half laminated printed cover).
The mono covers have PMC 7070 and "Also available on Stereo No. PCS 7070" in the upper right corner and red lines above and below rear sleeve note.
The early mono covers have no information on the flaps. Later mono sleeves have "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patent No. 943,895" on the lower flap.
At the bottom left of the back cover, the old Apple mark, which looks like a drawing, and the word "APPLE RECORDS" was printed.

The records were housed in black inner sleeves with a die-cut circular opening on one side to expose the Apple label. These sleeves were most likely manufactured by Harrison & Sons.

The original LP release contained the Beatles tracks on side-1 with a newly recorded orchestral score composed and arranged by George Martin occupying side-2 of the disc.



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