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  05. Help! (PMC 1255)
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#5-1 Help! (1st. Press "Lark Mus. credit / Sans Serif Printing Type": PMC 1255)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1255
RELEASE DATE 6th August.1965/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" and outline type.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1255" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
"USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "Help!" mono pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver 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 "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
"(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
label Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 2 Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" says "Lark Mus." Later pressing was changed to "Lark Music."
The top of the 3rd. line started the words "Northern Songs. NCB."
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 549 - 2
Side-2: XEX 550 - 2
LABEL CLOSE UP
Type-1) =this record
Sans serif type
Type-2)
Roman type-1
Type-3)
Roman type-2
There are at least three subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type, but there were two kind of labels.
One of them was printed the name of "THE BEATLES", on the lower portion of labels, in "Roman" type as well.
3) Another one was printed the name of "THE BEATLES" in "Sans Serif" type.
label label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 549 - 2
SIDE 2 XEX 550 - 2
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. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
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 GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

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.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "Help! (mono)" did only one London’s of printing house: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (maybe)
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size and outline type.

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" says "Lark Mus." Later pressing was changed to "Lark Music".
The top of the 3rd. line started the words "Northern Songs. NCB."



#5-2 Help! (2nd. Press "Lark Music credit / Roman Printing Type-2": PMC 1255)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1255
RELEASE DATE late1966? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" and outline type.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1255" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
"USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "Help!" mono pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print. label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed in roman printing type at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
label
Use a small "The Beatles" band name (sans serif type) on both sides of the label. But most curiously on side-1 the "Northern Songs, NCB" credit appears below the band name.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 2 Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" says "Lark Mus." Later pressing was changed to "Lark Music." SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 549 - 2
Side-2: XEX 550 - 2
LABEL CLOSE UP
Type-1)
Sans serif type
Type-2)
Roman type-1
Type-3)=this record
Roman type-2
There are at least three subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type, but there were two kind of labels.
One of them was printed the name of "THE BEATLES", on the lower portion of labels, in "Roman" type as well.
3) Another one was printed the name of "THE BEATLES" in "Sans Serif" type.
label label label
OTHER ITEM
-


LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 549 - 2
SIDE 2 XEX 550 - 2
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. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
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 GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

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.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "Help! (mono)" did only one London’s of printing house: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (maybe)
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size and outline type.

Around late 1966 a Times New Roman font appeared on the labels.
Use a small “The Beatles” band name on both sides of the label. But most curiously on side 1 the “Northern Songs, NCB” credit appears below the band name.
Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" says "Lark Mus." Later pressing was changed to "Lark Music."



#5-3 Help! (3rd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": PMC 1255)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1255
RELEASE DATE 1969/Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" and outline type.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1255" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
"Help!" mono pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. ""THE (P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code was not embossed.
label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was removed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 2 Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" changed to "Lark Music." SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 549 - 2
Side-2: XEX 550 - 2
OTHER ITEM
-


LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-7-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 549 - 2
SIDE 2 XEX 550 - 2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Sepia "LP Advertising" Inner sleeve
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) 1965" statement.
The "SOLD IN U.K." text was removed from the label.

Sleeves for "Help! (mono)" did only one London’s of printing house: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (maybe)
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size and outline type.

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" changed to  "Lark Music."



#5-4 Help! (1981 Press: PMC 1255)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1255
RELEASE DATE 1981
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" and outline type.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Full vinyl-coated cover, both sides of the cover are coated with thin vinyl film.
Catalog No. "PMC 1255" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
"Help!" 1981 pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The credit "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER... (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
This label has a credit of the record company's name combined with the name of the nation, "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED".
label
The letter "MONO" was added at the right upper place of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 2 Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" changed to "Lark Mus. Ltd."

The publishing credit for "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" changed to "ATV Mus. Ltd."
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 549 - 3
Side-2: XEX 550 - 2
OTHER ITEM
-


LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-8
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 549 - 3
SIDE 2 XEX 550 - 2
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI RECORDS LIMITED (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE White paper sleeve "IMPORTANT NOTICE in rectangle box" type-3
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
This is the reissued label in 1981, which has a credit of the record company's name combined with the name of the nation, "MANUFACTURED IN THE UK BY EMI RECORDS LIMITED".
The letter "MONO" was added at the right upper place of the label.

This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Act Naturally" changed to "Lark Mus. Ltd."
The publishing credit for "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" changed to "ATV Mus. Ltd."



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