Apple 1st. Sleeve
|CATALOG NUMBER||PCS 7067-8|
|22th. November 1968 / First Press|
|TRACK LISTING||SIDE 1||SIDE 2|
In The U.S.S.R.
Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
Pass Me By
My Guitar Gently Weeps
Don't We Do It In The Road?
|Happiness Is A Warm Gun||I
|SIDE 3||SIDE 4|
Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
Can You Take Me Back...")
|Long, Long, Long||Good Night|
|FRONT --> Click!||BACK --> Click!||INSIDE --> Click!
|SIDE 1 --> Click!||SIDE 2 --> Click!||SIDE 3 --> Click!||SIDE 4 --> Click!||INNER SLEEVE|
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|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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|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
||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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|"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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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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year printed with small copyright symbol (p).
||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
Side-1: YEX 709 -1 Side-2: YEX 710 -1 Side-3: YEX 711 -1 Side-4: YEX 712 -1
||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.|
|Each LP was issued with large 85.8 x57.2 cm poster
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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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
Green Apple label Type-1
|MATRIX No.||SIDE 1||YEX 709 -1|
|SIDE 2||YEX 710 -1|
|SIDE 3||YEX 711 -1|
|SIDE 4||YEX 712 -1|
|SERIAL NO.||No. 0428931|
|RECORD COMPANY'S NAME||LABEL
Records / without "An E.M.I. Recording" credit
|SLEEVE||EMI Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hays, Middlesex, England|
"SOLD IN U.K."
|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 with a die-cut circular opening on one side
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.
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.
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.
|22th November.1968/First Press|
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Album title was embossed
|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.|
|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)"
|TRACK LISTING||CATALOG NUMBER|
|SIDE 1||SIDE 2||PCS 7067-8|
|Back in the U.S.S.R.
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
Don't pass me by
Why don't we do it in the road?
|SIDE 3||SIDE 4||SERIAL NO.|
Mother nature's son
Everybody got something to hide except me and my monkey
Long, long, long
Cry baby cry
(" Can you take me back...")
|COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES|
|Art Design: Richard Hamilton,
Gordon House and
Photo: John Kelly
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
|Label:Apple Records + An EMI Recording
Album Cover: EMI Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hays, Middlesex, England
"SOLD IN U.K..."
|Gatefold type. "Open Top" cover.|
|Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.|
|Double LP with gatefold cover.
The first cover had outlets at its top, as it was called as the "Open
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."