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PARLOPHONE Original Inner Sleeve

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#1-1 Please Please Me (One-sided Test Press)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER -
RELEASE DATE One-sided Test Press (maybe 1970s)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
RECORD 1 --> Click! RECORD 2 --> Click! RECORD 1: SIDE 1 RECORD 2: SIDE 1 DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
SIDE 2 --> Click! SLEEVE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label label label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-2N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Test Press red label
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-2N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME -
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM -
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE Polythene EMI die-cut type.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
"Please Please Me (PMC 1202)"One sided test pressing.
Before the records are put out on general release, a small run of test pressings are produced.
These test pressings tend to be either printed with blank labels or specific "test pressing" labels.
These pressings are usually sent to members of the bands themselves and also the record companies for approval. If everything is deemed to be OK then depending on the size of the record company or the band, a run of promotional pressings will then be pressed.



#1-2 Please Please Me (1st. Press "Gold Parlophone / Dick James Credit": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 22th March.1963/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (*) Love Me Do
Misery (*) P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret (*)
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place (*)
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type. "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first and second issue of "Please Please Me" has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top. label The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was still remained.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Black & Gold label, with “Dick James Mus. Co” uncorrect publishing credit for “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Misery”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” & “There’s A Place”.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Gold Parlophone Type-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-1-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

On 8th March, when George Martin typed up the running order sheet for "PLEASE PLEASE ME", he mistakenly credited 4 songs(*) as being published by the "Dick James Mus. Co."
This is the list that went to the printers, from which the first incorrect batch of labels was made, for both the mono and stereo pressings.
The Second pressing, the publishing credit had changed to "Northern Songs Ltd.".

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.

The cover photo was taken at EMI's former headquarters at Manchester Sq. by Angus McBean on 5th March 1963.



#1-3 Please Please Me (2nd. Press "Gold Parlophone / Northern Songs Credit": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE March 1963? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There (*) Love Me Do
Misery (*) P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret (*)
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place (*)
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first and second issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top. label The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was still remained.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The publishing credit on 4 songs  had changed to "Northern Songs Ltd." from "Dick James Mus. Co.".
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Gold Parlophone Type-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut sleeve type-1-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black Parlophone label with gold ink and "LONG PLAYING" curved across the top.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

On 8th March, when George Martin typed up the running order sheet for "PLEASE PLEASE ME", he mistakenly credited 4 songs(*) as being published by the "Dick James Mus. Co."
This is the list that went to the printers, from which the first incorrect batch of labels was made, for both the mono and stereo pressings.
The Second pressing (this record), the publishing credit had changed to "Northern Songs Ltd.".

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The first and second issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd only.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.

The cover photo was taken at EMI's former headquarters at Manchester Sq. by Angus McBean on 5th March 1963.



#1-4 Please Please Me (3rd. Press "Yellow Parlophone / 33 1/3 Credit": PMC 1202)
Released: 2nd April.1963 / without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 2nd April.1963 / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow by the summer of 1963.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (Z and ??).
The letters are tax code.
#1-4 (this record) #1-5
label label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was printed. #1-5: "33 1/3" was removed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N / Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT - (with 33 1/3)
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-1-2
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 1963" statement was not yet added. "33 1/3" was printed.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.



#1-5 Please Please Me (4th. Press "Yellow Parlophone / without 33 1/3 Credit": PMC 1202)
without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963"
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1963/4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP have letters embossed (Z and T).
The letters are tax code.
#1-4 #1-5 (this record) #1-6
label label label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was not yet added. "33 1/3" was removed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N / Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT - (without 33 1/3)
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-2
This sleeve was made in a  thinner material than type-1.
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 1963" statement was not yet added. "33 1/3" was removed.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  printed at the extreme right corner.



#1-6 Please Please Me (5th. Press "with Recording Published Credit": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1963/5th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label In the center of the LP don't have letters embossed.
The letters are tax code.
label label label
The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was added. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut sleeve type-2
This sleeve was made in a  thinner material than type-1.
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.



#1-7 Please Please Me (5th. Press "Decca Contract Press": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1963 / Decca Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Decca pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print.
The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top would be made in bright yellow.
label label
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" & "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Decca contract press: The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3 Decca Contract Press
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined "Use Emitex" die-cut  sleeve type-1-1
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Decca pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.

Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies (etc. Decca) with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

Decca contract pressing: these are distinguishing characteristics Decca:
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disk.
2: There's a light ridge that runs around approximately 5mm out from the center hole. This ridge is also 41mm in from the edge of the label.
3: The most prominent groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the center hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.
4: There is no tax code stamped at the 12 o'clock position.
5: The mother plate number (either single or double figured) is at the 9 o'clock position. There is no tx code stamped above it.
6: The contract pressings did NOT utilise the BUCKINGHAM stamper codes, so there are no such letters at the 3 o'clock position.
7: The matrix number is stamped at the 6 o'clock position in the deadwax.
(According to "The Beatles Collection")



#1-8 Please Please Me (5th. Press "with Recording Published Credit / Middle Logo": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1964? /5th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#1-6
(Large size)
#1-8 (=this record)
(Middle size)
#1-10
(Small size)
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is middle size.
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left. cover-up
Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
PUBLISHING CREDIT The statement "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" was printed. SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-1N
label label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined “for Decca press or Ernest J. Day” die-cut type-2-1
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 1963" statement was added.

The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is middle size.

Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.



#1-9 Please Please Me (6th. Press "PARLOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K.": PMC 1202)
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#1-10 Please Please Me (7th. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K.": PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1965?/5th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up cover-up cover-up Wrap-around cover.
Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is small type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
Sleeves for "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. 7th. Pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
label label
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label. Tax code is "K and T". The song titles and the artist's name were printed in "Roman" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-1N
Side-2: XEX 422-2N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 422-2N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
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) 1963" 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 "Please Please Me (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. 7th. pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only (maybe).
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.

The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.



#1-11 Please Please Me (1981 Press: PMC 1202)
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TITLE PLEASE PLEASE ME
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1202
RELEASE DATE 1981
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There Love Me Do
Misery P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up sleeve
Full vinyl-coated cover, both sides of the cover are coated with thin vinyl film.
Catalog No. "PMC 1202" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
The word "mono" is large type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve
label The credit "ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER... (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
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 label label
The letter "MONO" was added at the right upper place of the label. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 421-3
Side-2: XEX 422-2N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-8
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 421-3
SIDE 2 XEX 422-2N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI RECORDS LIMITED (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.    PMC 1202    PCS 3042
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
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.
"Photo: Angus McBean" credit was  moved to the left.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.



#2-1 With The Beatles (1st. Press "matrix 1N/1N Loud Cut / Jobete credit": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 22nd November.1963/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Gotta Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press=this record)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up cover-up
#2-2
(2nd. Press)
cover-up label-up Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1N
Side-2: XEX 448-1N
OTHER ITEM/ Parlophone EMI catalogue flyer
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! CLOSE UP Original Parlophone Outstanding Records For Your Collection Flyer. Size:10 Inches x 8Inches.
The Beatles first two Albums Please Please Me + With The Beatles are listed in both Mono and Stereo formats with PMC + PCS.
Other Artists listed Include Matt Munro , Spike Milligan, Mrs Mills,Peter Sellers,Bernard Cribbins etc
sleeve sleeve sleeve


LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"
Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"



#2-2 With The Beatles (2nd. Press "matrix 1N/1N Loud Cut / Dominion credit": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 1963/Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up label-up
#2-2
(2nd. Press=this record)
cover-up label-up Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1N
Side-2: XEX 448-1N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-3 With The Beatles (2nd. Press "matrix 1N/1N Loud Cut / Dominion credit / Without MONO logo": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 1963/Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
inner sleeve sleeve The front of the cover has no mono indicator in black ink, but has  large "mono" embossed in small letters.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up label-up
#2-3
(2nd. Press=this record)
cover-up label-up Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected:: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1N
Side-2: XEX 448-1N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print None / but has  large "mono" embossed in small letters.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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 1963" statement was added.
The front of the cover has no mono indicator in black ink, but has  large "mono" embossed in small letters.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-4 With The Beatles (3rd. Press "matrix 3N/3N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 1963? / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner sleeve The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up label-up
#2-4
(3rd. Press=this record)
cover-up label-up Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected:: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-3N
Side-2: XEX 448-3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-3N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-5 With The Beatles (3rd. Press "matrix 4N/4N": PMC 1206)
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#2-6 With The Beatles (4th. Press "matrix 5N/5N": PMC 1206)
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#2-7 With The Beatles (5th. Press "matrix 6N/6N": PMC 1206)
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#2-8 With The Beatles (6th. Press "matrix 7N/7N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 1963?/6th Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
cover-up label-up
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-9 With The Beatles (Decca Contract Press "matrix 7N/7N / Ernest J. Day Sleeve": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 1963? / Decca Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
cover-up label-up label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Decca contract press: The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3 Decca Contract Press
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.

Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."

Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies (etc. Decca) with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

Decca contract pressing: these are distinguishing characteristics Decca:
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disk.
2: There's a light ridge that runs around approximately 5mm out from the center hole. This ridge is also 41mm in from the edge of the label.
3: The most prominent groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the center hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.
4: There is no tax code stamped at the 12 o'clock position.
5: The mother plate number (either single or double figured) is at the 9 o'clock position. There is no tx code stamped above it.
6: The contract pressings did NOT utilise the BUCKINGHAM stamper codes, so there are no such letters at the 3 o'clock position.
7: The matrix number is stamped at the 6 o'clock position in the deadwax.
(According to "The Beatles Collection")



#2-10 With The Beatles (Pye Contract Press "matrix 7N/7N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE Late 1963? / Pye Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
cover-up label-up label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Pye contract press: Stamper codes:
Side-1: 3, 12, PB 3
Side-2: PB 4, 2, 11

There is no purchase tax code is visible in the centre of either label.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3 Pye Contract Press
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Due to the exceptional demand for this LP on release in 1963 EMI contracted rival firm's pressing plants to press copies of this album. The best known of these 'contract pressings' are of the Decca variety, however this less well-known & harder to find "contract pressing" was made by PYE Records.
Noticeable differences between the two are; the edge of the Pye pressed disc has a much "flatter" edge than the EMI pressing and the label is also slightly raised from the surface of the disc. Also, the mother/stamper codes in the run-outs are different to EMI's.

This copy of a PYE contract-pressing dates from late 1963 and is on the standard 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 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#3-1 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "Chubby Printing Type": PMC 1230)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 10th July.1964/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement were printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
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
#3-1 (this record) #3-2
Slender Printing Type
This label has a chubby printing type. Another type has a slender printing type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N
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. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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.
This label has a chubby printing type.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

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.



#3-2 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "Slender Printing Type 1": PMC 1230)
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#3-3 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "Slender Printing Type 2 / Ernest J. Day Sleeve": PMC 1230)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 10th July.1964/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement were printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
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
#3-1
Chubby printing type
#3-2
Slender Printing Type 1
#3-3 (=this record)
Slender Printing Type 2

label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N
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. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Ernest J. Day Co. Ltd. London  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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.
This label has a slender printing type.
The track listing style on both sides were rearranged to use the label space more effectively.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day Co. Ltd.

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.



#3-4 A Hard Day's Night (2nd. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K.": PMC 1230)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 1965? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#3-1
(Middle size)
#3-1 (=this record)
(Small size)
The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "Small" type.
inner sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1964" 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 printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-1
Chubby Printing type
#3-4 (this record)
Slender Printing Type
Second pressing has a slender printing type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N
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. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
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) 1964" 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 "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.



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