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PARLOPHONE Original Inner Sleeve

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#4-1 Beatles For Sale (Factory Sample / matrix-3N/3N: PMC 1240)
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TITLE BEATLES FOR SALE
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1240
RELEASE DATE Factory Sample (First Press: 4th December.1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click! INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides. With outline “mono” on the front.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.
MONO STEREO
sleeve
sleeve sleeve
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
"USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: was not printed on the cover.
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
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
There are three variations involving the presence or lack of periods after NCB credits two of the songs. (Track-5 and Track-6 of the side-2) label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 503 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 504 - 3N
OTHER ITEM
-
LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 503  - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 504  - 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 (capital letter)
COVER FORM Gatefold type with both front and back covers laminated.
The flaps can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT -     (Garrod & Lofthouse)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
Notes: Derek Taylor
INNER SLEEVE "USE EMITEX" Sleeve Type-3
Tracing-rice-paper-lined “USE EMITEX” die-cut type. "MADE IN ENGLAND" was printed.
The words "PATENTS APPLIED FOR" was removed from the sleeve.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print Type-4
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K. ..." statement and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement was printed.

With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-1.
After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality.

The LP cover is a gatefold, with both front and back covers laminated, but the entire cover is one whole piece of material, connected on the inside-right cover by the laminated fold over flaps. To remove the disk from the cover, you have to open the gatefold and slide the disk out from the left.

The orange blog on the front cover is actually Tony Bramwell’s hand – as he was holding back tree branches for the photo shoot.
The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.



#4-2 Beatles For Sale (2nd. Press "Crossover Pressing: matrix-3N/4N": PMC 1240)
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TITLE BEATLES FOR SALE
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1240
RELEASE DATE 1964? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click! INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. gatefold inside flipback sleeve. Laminated front and back sides. With outline “mono” on the front.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.
MONO STEREO
sleeve
sleeve sleeve
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
"USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: was not printed on the cover.
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 "M 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
label
There are three variations involving the presence or lack of periods after NCB credits two of the songs. (Track-5 and Track-6 of the side-2) label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 503 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 504 - 4N
OTHER ITEM
-
LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 503  - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 504  - 4N
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 (capital letter)
COVER FORM Gatefold type with both front and back covers laminated.
The flaps can be seen at the upper and bottom place at inside of the gatefold cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT -     (Garrod & Lofthouse)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
Notes: Derek Taylor
INNER SLEEVE "USE EMITEX" Sleeve Type-3
Tracing-rice-paper-lined “USE EMITEX” die-cut type. "MADE IN ENGLAND" was printed.
The words "PATENTS APPLIED FOR" was removed from the sleeve.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print Type-4
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K. ..." statement and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement was printed.

The LP cover is a gatefold, with both front and back covers laminated, but the entire cover is one whole piece of material, connected on the inside-right cover by the laminated fold over flaps. To remove the disk from the cover, you have to open the gatefold and slide the disk out from the left.

The orange blog on the front cover is actually Tony Bramwell’s hand – as he was holding back tree branches for the photo shoot.
The back photo is not a simple picture – The Beatles image was cropped and superimposed over a background of leaves.



#5-1 Help! (1st. Press "Lark Mus. credit / Sans Serif Printing Type": PMC 1255)
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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
-
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)
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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)
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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."



#6-1 Rubber Soul (1st. Press "matrix-1/1  Loud Cut": PMC 1267)
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TITLE Rubber Soul
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1267
RELEASE DATE 3rd December.1965/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve The mono covers were manufactured by G & L or Ernest J. Day.  G & L sleeve has the words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." under the Parlophone logomark, but E. J. Day have not. In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" and the word "mono" were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: "6512  LL  Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London PMC 1267 PCS 3075"
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
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#6-1: Sans Serif type
(=this record)
Roman type There are at least two 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.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579 - 1
Side-2: XEX 580 - 1
OTHER ITEM
-
LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579 - 1
SIDE 2 XEX 580 - 1
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 None
PRINTER CREDIT 6512   LL    Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London PMC 1267 PCS 3075
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 "Rubber Soul (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.

The matrix"-1 (one)" cuttings of the mono UK "Rubber Soul" 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.
Early first-pressing copies were pressed with loud mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX.579-1 and XEX.580-1). The common issue were pressed with normal mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX. 579-4 and 580-4).



#6-2 Rubber Soul (2nd. Press "matrix-4/4": PMC 1267)
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TITLE Rubber Soul
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1267
RELEASE DATE 1965/Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#6-1
Ernest. J. Day
#6-2
Garrod & Lofthouse
The mono covers were manufactured by G & L or Ernest J. Day.  G & L sleeve has the words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." under the Parlophone logomark, but E. J. Day have not. In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" and the word "mono" were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: "12  LL  Printed and made  by  Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1267 PCS 3075"
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
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#6-2: Roman type
(=this record)
Sans Serif type There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Roman" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579 - 4
Side-2: XEX 580 - 4
OTHER ITEM
-
LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579 - 4
SIDE 2 XEX 580 - 4
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 None
PRINTER CREDIT 12   LL    Printed and made  by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1267 PCS 3075
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.

Sleeves for "Rubber Soul (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.

The matrix"-1 (one)" cuttings of the mono UK "Rubber Soul" 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.
Early first-pressing copies were pressed with loud mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX.579-1 and XEX.580-1). The common issue were pressed with normal mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX. 579-4 and 580-4).



#6-3 Rubber Soul (3rd. Press "matrix-5/5": PMC 1267)
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TITLE Rubber Soul
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1267
RELEASE DATE 1966?/Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve The mono covers were manufactured by G & L or Ernest J. Day.  G & L sleeve has the words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." under the Parlophone logomark, but E. J. Day have not. In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" and the word "mono" were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: "12  LL  Printed and made  by  Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1267 PCS 3075"
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
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#6-3: Roman type
(=this record)
Sans Serif type There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Roman" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579 - 5
Side-2: XEX 580 - 5
OTHER ITEM
-
LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579 - 5
SIDE 2 XEX 580 - 5
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 None
PRINTER CREDIT 12   LL    Printed and made  by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1267 PCS 3075
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.

he matrix number printed on the label is now misaligned to the datestamp, being too far on the left. It’s with this style that we find almost all the later standard pressings XEX 579-5 / XEX 580-5.

Sleeves for "Rubber Soul (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.



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