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10. The Beatles (A.K.A. White Album) (PCS 7067-68)
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#10-1 The Beatles (1st. Press "without An EMI Recording credit": PCS 7067~7068)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 7067-8
RELEASE DATE
22th. November 1968 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Back In The U.S.S.R.
Martha My Dear
Dear Prudence
I'm So Tired
Glass Onion
Blackbird
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
Piggies
Wild Honey Pie
Rocky Raccoon
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
Don't Pass Me By
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
Happiness Is A Warm Gun I will
  Julia
 SIDE 3 SIDE 4
Birthday
Revolution 1
Yer Blues
Honey Pie
Mother Nature's Son
Savoy Truffle
Everybody Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
Cry Baby Cry
Sexy Sadie
(" Can You Take Me Back...")
Helter Skelter
Revolution 9
Long, Long, Long Good Night
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SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! SIDE 3 --> Click! SIDE 4 --> Click! INNER SLEEVE
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label label The front cover has “The BEATLES” embossed in raised block letters. Each LP is sequentially numbered.
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"Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the cover.
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label This cover had outlets at its top, as it was called as the "Open Top" cover. Flaps inside the gatefold cover were visible at the left and the right sides.
label Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2.
“Apple Records - All rights...” printed at the start perimeter print.
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label "Sold In U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists." statement was printed at the center of the label.
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label label label label Label don't have "("An E.M.I. Recording")" text on two lines.The left hand side of the label should only have "33 1/3", "Mfd. in U.K."
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label Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p).
label Have the credits "Production by GEORGE MARTIN"  and "Orchestrations by GEORGE MARTIN" below the group's name.
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SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SIDE 3 SIDE 4 Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX  709 -1 Side-2: YEX  710 -1 Side-3: YEX  711 -1 Side-4: YEX  712 -1
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FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! The sleeve design was by Richard Hamilton, who suggested the minimalistic approach and the consecutively numbered sleeves which would give a limited edition feel to it. Richard also came up with the montage idea for the large free poster, which included the lyrics on it's rear.
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Each LP was issued with large 85.8 x57.2 cm poster and four 28.8×20 cm glossy photos of each Beatle taken by John Kelly.
Early copies were issued with a separator sheet placed on the top of each photo.
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Original promotional flyer which was used to advertise the 1968 album "The Beatles". The album was dubbed "The White Album" due to the sleeves plain white design. The flyer has a picture of the group at the top and also full album title, price, mono and stereo catalog numbers, release date and track listings. The flyer measures 14cm x 21.5cm (5.5 inches x 8.5 inches).
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LABEL Dark Green Apple label Type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX  709 -1
SIDE 2 YEX  710 -1
SIDE 3 YEX  711 -1
SIDE 4 YEX  712 -1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
SERIAL NO. No. 0428931
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME LABEL
Label:Apple Records / without "An E.M.I. Recording" credit
SLEEVE EMI Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hays, Middlesex, England
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
YES
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1968     (small (P))
COVER FORM Gatefold type. "Open Top" cover.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Richard Hamilton,Gordon House and Jeremy Banks
Photo: John Kelly
INNER SLEEVE Black inner sleeve with a die-cut circular opening on one side
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Initial numbered edition with top opening G & L gatefold sleeve, black inners, poster & 4 color portraits, dark green Apple labels with Ⓟ & "Sold In The UK...." text.
This was released in error omitting the text 'An E.M.I. Recording' on the label, so a second version was promptly released with the corrected labels.
Eric Clapton uncredited on A7 for contractual reasons.

First Press:
Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2.
First label variation have "33 1/3" text at the top line of the left side and "Sold In U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists" text.
Publishing year printed with small copyright symbol (p).
"An E.M.I. Recording" text was not printed on the label.
Matrix numbers:
Side 1: YEX 709-1; Side 2: YEX 710-1; Side 3:YEX 711-1; Side 4: YEX 712-1.

Misprint: This variation has an error on Side 4 with track REVOLUTION 9 erroneously printed "ReVOLUTION 9".

Full laminated white gatefold cover have flaps on the left and right sides of the open gatefold with openings at the top.
The front of the cover has "The BEATLES" embossed in raised block letters.
The stamped seven-digit number appears in gray on a slight downward angle towards the lower right corner.
Stereo covers have "Stereo" printed in gray towards the upper right corner. But sometimes we find the earliest stereo copies of the White Album complete with sleeves without "Stereo".
The right panel of the open gatefold has the four John Kelly black and white portraits running left to right (John, Paul, George and Ringo). The left panel has the titles to the album’s songs in gray on 12 row. The records were housed in black inner sleeves with a die-cut circular opening on one side to expose the Apple label. These sleeves were most likely manufactured by Harrison & Sons.

The White Album contained: Four 28.8×20 cm glossy John Kelly color portraits of the band, were normally inserted into the left-side sleeve, sometimes with light-colored separator sheets.
And 85.8 x57.2cm. While Hamilton collage poster, with the lyrics on the back, were normally inserted into the right-side sleeve.



#10-2 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES
RELEASE DATE
22th November.1968/First Press
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INSIDE INNER SLEEVE
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emboss
Album title was embossed
emi recording Usual Beatles' Apple records have a credit saying "An E.M.I. Recording" at the left upper portion of the label. But the early label has not.
serial
Serial Number
layout This first Apple label was printed in chubby "Sans Serif" printing type.
The music publisher's name for George's and Ringo's songs was printed "Apple Publishing Ltd."
cf. ..See "The Beatles/mono version (reissued in 1981)"
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PORTRAITS POSTER
johnpaul
georgeringo
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 PCS 7067-8
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence
Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
Wild honey pie
The continuing story of Bungalow Bill
While my guitar gently weeps
Happiness is a warm gun
Martha my dear
I'm so tired
Blackbird
Piggies
Rocky Raccoon
Don't pass me by
Why don't we do it in the road?
I will
Julia

LABEL
APPLE

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK

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

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



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