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#1 Hey Jude / Revolution (R 5722)
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Released: 30 August 1968 (UK), 26 August 1968 (US)
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"Disc And Music Echo" 7th September 1968
Hey Jude
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 29-31 July, 1 August 1968
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Ken Scott, Barry Sheffield
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass
John Lennon: backing vocals, acoustic guitar
George Harrison: backing vocals, electric guitar
Ringo Starr: backing vocals, drums, tambourine
Uncredited: 10 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, 2 double basses, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 contrabassoon, 4 trumpets, 2 horns, 4 trombones, 1 percussion
Revolution
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 9-12 July 1968
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
John Lennon: vocals, electric guitar, handclaps
Paul McCartney: bass guitar, Hammond organ, handclaps
George Harrison: electric guitar, handclaps
Ringo Starr: drums, handclaps
Nicky Hopkins: electric piano

The Beatles second - and final - UK single of 1968 was an all-time classic. Hey Jude, with Revolution on the b-side, was also the group's first on their Apple label. The single was issued as Apple R 5722, although the catalogue number followed Parlophone's convention, and the rights remained with the EMI subsidiary.
Hey Jude spent 16 weeks on the UK charts from 7 September. It spent two weeks at number one from 11 September, before being knocked off by Mary Hopkin's Those Were The Days, produced by Paul McCartney and released on this day as Apple 2. At seven minutes and 11 seconds, Hey Jude was the UK's longest number one single until 1993. Its success encouraged artists and radio stations alike to throw out the unwritten rule that singles should be no longer than three minutes.
The b-side to Hey Jude, Revolution was John Lennon's response to the popular calls for uprising in the US and Europe, and a revision of the version already recorded for the White Album.
Although taped after Revolution 1, this faster, louder version was the first to be released. The song was written in India while The Beatles were studying meditation in Rishikesh.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#1-1Hey Jude / Revolution (Factory Sample: R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 30th August. 1968)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude revolution revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label revolution The "(P)-1968" statement was printed at the left part of the label. With the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Tax code is "KJT"
"Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded Work Reserved" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
LABEL label label label
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN", "An E.M.I. Recording" credit were printed on the label. With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-1. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
"1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
At the end of the summer of 1968, on 26th August, the Beatles issued their first single on their new label.
"HEY JUDE" and all the future domestic U.K. Beatles singles, would bear a fine-looking green apple on the "A" side label, with the sliced-open half apple on the flip side.
Instead of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO.LTD.", "Apple Records" was printed at the perimeter. The Apple singles also contained the notice "An E.M.I. Recording".

No green & white demos of this 45 were produced so this early copy is on dark green Apple label: R 5722.
A genuine "Factory Sample - Not For Sale" sticker is adhered to the side 1 label.

All of the Beatles' five Apple singles were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#1-2 Hey Jude / Revolution (1st. Press "Push-out Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
30th August. 1968/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude revolution revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "(P)-1968" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
With the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label Tax code is "J" (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
LABEL "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN", "An E.M.I. Recording" credit were printed on the label. label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
At the end of the summer of 1968, on 26th August, the Beatles issued their first single on their new label.
"HEY JUDE" and all the future domestic U.K. Beatles singles, would bear a fine-looking green apple on the "A" side label, with the sliced-open half apple on the flip side.
Instead of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO.LTD.", "Apple Records" was printed at the perimeter. The Apple singles also contained the notice "An E.M.I. Recording".
All of the Beatles' five Apple singles were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#1-3 Hey Jude / Revolution (1st. Press "Solid Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
30th August. 1968/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve
jude revolution revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "(P)-1968" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
Solid center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label Tax code is "K, J, T" 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN", "An E.M.I. Recording" credit were printed on the label. label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
At the end of the summer of 1968, on 26th August, the Beatles issued their first single on their new label.
"HEY JUDE" and all the future domestic U.K. Beatles singles, would bear a fine-looking green apple on the "A" side label, with the sliced-open half apple on the flip side.
Instead of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO.LTD.", "Apple Records" was printed at the perimeter. The Apple singles also contained the notice "An E.M.I. Recording".
All of the Beatles' five Apple singles were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#1-4 Hey Jude / Revolution (Pye Contract Press "Push-out Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1968/Pye Contract Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude jude jude
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Pye "Push-out Center"Contract Pressing: (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center or approximately 10mm out from the center hole.
3: The secondary ridge runs right on the very edge next to the triangular center attachments. You can only see a second ridge at the base of these triangular shapes and extremely flush against the edge gap, whereas on the Decca disks this ridge is clearly visible around the extreme edge rim of the pushout section. This is consistent with all Decca and Pye disks.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the main body of the disk is approximately 2.25mm. 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label matrix Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out Center: Pye contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
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 with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

The Pye contract press is much more difficult to find than was once thought. in fact it appears that Pye only ever helped EMI out once and that was for the single Hey Jude.
It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Pye, Philips, CBS and Decca) to press this single.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
The pye contract pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#1-5 Hey Jude / Revolution (Pye Contract Press "Solid Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1968/Pye Contract Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude jude jude
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Pye "Solid Center" Contract Pressing: (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disc.
2: The first, inner ridge is approximately 10mm out from the center hole.
3: The second, outer ridge is approximately 2.5mm out from the inner ridge and 12.5mm out from the center hole. It is 26mm in from the edge of the label.
4: A third smoother embankment-like ridge surrounds the outer ridge and is approximately 2mm out from the outer ridge and 14.5mm out from the center hole. It is 24mm in from the edge of the label.
5: A hand-etched letter has been scratched in at the 3 o'clock position. This does NOT appear on the Decca contract pressings.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label matrix Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid Center: Pye contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
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 with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

The Pye contract press is much more difficult to find than was once thought.
It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Pye, Philips, CBS and Decca) to press this single.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
The pye contract pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#1-6 Hey Jude / Revolution (Philips Contract Press "Push-out Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1968/Philips Contract Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude revo revo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Philips c are unique in the fact that they have a 3-pronged push-out center rather than the standard 4 that the other pressing plants adopted.
Philips contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: There is no tax code on the push-out center either side of the disk.
2: There is a double ridge (1mm apart) that runs around approximately 1mm in from the edge of the pushout center. It's 11mm out from the center hole and approximately 28mm in from the edge of the label.
3: The gap between the push-out centre and the body of the disk is approximately 2.5mm. (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." and
"(P)-1968" statement were printed on the label.
label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out Center: Phillips contract pressing, with 3-pronged.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
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 with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

Some copies at the original time were pressed by Philips Records (along with its subsidiary Mercury and their subsidiary Fontana) to assist EMI who could not keep up with the demand for this Beatles release. EMI sub-contracted Philips to run off a small batch at their Pressing Plant. There is a distinct difference between the routine EMI pressing of Hey Jude and the slightly rarer Philips contract pressing. The Philips version displays 3- prongs with a wider gap in the middle.



#1-7 Hey Jude / Revolution (Philips Contract Press "Solid Center": R 5722)
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#1-8 Hey Jude / Revolution (CBS Contract Press "Push-out Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1968/CBS Contract Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label CBS Contract Pressing: (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
1:The ridge is approximately 12.5mm out from the center hole.
2:The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disk is approximately 2.5mm.
3:There is an outer ring on the very edge of the label (which, as a whole, is textured) that runs from the edge to just 2-3mm in. This is the only smooth part of the label. This outer ring has been highlighted in the close-up underneath.
Note the slightly larger space between the centerpiece and the rest of the label compared to the EMI pressing. The single has a "knife" edge. This label is not as glossy as the EMI and it is slightly textured.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out Center: CBS contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
It is currently believed that CBS were another company that only ever helped EMI out once with the production of a Beatles single. Instead of just having a textured center whilst the rest of the label is smooth the whole label on the CBS contract pressing has a rough texture to it and is only smooth around the very edge of the label (to just 2mm in).

late 60s, earlier AAG CBS were made by PHILIPS group. UK CBS bought Oriole in late 1964 to get their pressing plant mainly, so CBS from 1966 still look pretty like Orioles. CBS generally did not do many contract pressings in the 60s. They can have textured or smooth labels. Knife edge vinyl, squashed looking serrated label edge. CBS mainly used push out centers, but by the later 60s solid centers were often used on bigger selling items, as with EMI.

The CBS contract pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.

cf.
The company started life as the Columbia Phonograph Co. in 1887.  It flourished for more than three decades, and set up branches in several other countries.  In 1923, however, it hit financial troubles and went into receivership.  The British subsidiary was sold as Columbia, later a part of EMI.  In the USA, Columbia ended up in the possession of William S. Paley, founder of Columbia Broadcasting Systems.
 EMI had the rights to the name Columbia in the UK.  From 1965, CBS flourished as a major manufacturer and distributor of records. Issuing thousands of singles on its own CBS label it was also home to a number of other successful labels.

The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#1-9 Hey Jude / Revolution (CBS Contract Press "Solid Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1968/CBS Contract Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label CBS Contract Pressing: (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
1:The ridge is approximately 12.5mm out from the center hole.
2:The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disk is approximately 2.5mm.
3:There is an outer ring on the very edge of the label (which, as a whole, is textured) that runs from the edge to just 2-3mm in. This is the only smooth part of the label. This outer ring has been highlighted in the close-up underneath.
Note the slightly larger space between the centerpiece and the rest of the label compared to the EMI pressing. The single has a "knife" edge. This label is not as glossy as the EMI and it is slightly textured.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid Center: CBS contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
It is currently believed that CBS were another company that only ever helped EMI out once with the production of a Beatles single. Instead of just having a textured center whilst the rest of the label is smooth the whole label on the CBS contract pressing has a rough texture to it and is only smooth around the very edge of the label (to just 2mm in).

late 60s, earlier AAG CBS were made by PHILIPS group. UK CBS bought Oriole in late 1964 to get their pressing plant mainly, so CBS from 1966 still look pretty like Orioles. CBS generally did not do many contract pressings in the 60s. They can have textured or smooth labels. Knife edge vinyl, squashed looking serrated label edge. CBS mainly used push out centers, but by the later 60s solid centers were often used on bigger selling items, as with EMI.

The CBS contract pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.

cf.
The company started life as the Columbia Phonograph Co. in 1887.  It flourished for more than three decades, and set up branches in several other countries.  In 1923, however, it hit financial troubles and went into receivership.  The British subsidiary was sold as Columbia, later a part of EMI.  In the USA, Columbia ended up in the possession of William S. Paley, founder of Columbia Broadcasting Systems.
 EMI had the rights to the name Columbia in the UK.  From 1965, CBS flourished as a major manufacturer and distributor of records. Issuing thousands of singles on its own CBS label it was also home to a number of other successful labels.

The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#1-10 Hey Jude / Revolution (Unknown Contract Press: R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1968? / Unknown Press (EMI?)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
jude jude Unknown (EMI?) pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: The tax code "KT" was pressed in the run-off groove area on both sides.
2: The ridge is approximately 7~8mm in from the center hole.
3: The ring is approximately 1mm in from the edge and 2mm out from the ridge on side-1.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 1.5mm.
5: Mother and stamper letters was found at the run-off groove area.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "(P) 1968" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
With the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out Center: Unknown pressing (EMI?)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with push-out center type.
With the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."statement.
The "(P)-1968" credit was printed at the left part of the label.

Contract pressing?
Unknown-original "Sold in U.K..." text label which has raised circular inner center both sides with raised inner rim.



#1-11 Hey Jude / Revolution (2nd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K. / Push-out Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / Second Press?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve jude label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "(P)-1968" statement was printed at the left part of the label. With the push-out center and remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Tax code is "KJT"
label "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN", "An E.M.I. Recording" credit were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 21185 -1
Side-1: 7XCE 21186 -1
label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out Center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1C:
Tab cut at top. Matte sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with push-out center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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.



#1-12 Hey Jude / Revolution (2nd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K. / Solid Center": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / Second Press?
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sleeve sleeve jude label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid Center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with solid center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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.



#1-13 Hey Jude / Revolution (3rd Press "Large (P) credit Type-1": R 5722)
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#1-14 Hey Jude / Revolution (3rd Press "Large (P) credit Type-2": R 5722)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Hey Jude (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Revolution (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1970? / Third Press?
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sleeve sleeve jude label disk
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label label label #1-14 (this record)
#1-12
label label
Mat green label with publishing year printed with large copyright symbol (P).
Publisher's credit was different typeface from #1-12.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix numbers:
Side 1: 7XCE.21185-1
Side 2: 7XCE.21186-1
label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5722
LABEL
Light (Mat) Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21185 -1
SIDE 2 7XCE 21186 -1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid Center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT With large copyright symbol (P).
Publisher's credit was different typeface from #1-12.
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs Ltd.
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with solid center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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.

Mat green label with publishing year printed with large copyright symbol (P).
Publisher's credit was different typeface from #1-12.



#2 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (R 5777)
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Released: 11 April 1969 (UK), 5 May 1969 (US)
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"New Musical Express" 19th April 1969
Get Back
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 January 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass
John Lennon: harmony vocals, lead guitar
George Harrison: rhythm guitar
Ringo Starr: drums
Billy Preston: electric piano
Don't Let Me Down
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 January 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: harmony vocals, bass
George Harrison: harmony vocals, lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums
Billy Preston: electric piano

The Beatles' 19th British single, and their first for 1969, was Get Back, with Don't Let Me Down on the b-side.
Get Back single - United KingdomIt was the first commercial release from the troubled Get Back sessions of January 1969. Many takes of the songs were recorded that month, before both sides of the single were taped on 28 January.
Get Back was issued as Apple R 5777. Although the official release date was 11 April 1969, many stores didn't receive copies until several days later, as Paul McCartney had ordered a remix on 7 April. He had been unhappy with the earlier mix after hearing it played on BBC Radio 1 by Alan Freeman and John Peel the previous day.
Despite the rush-release, Get Back entered the UK singles charts at number one on 23 April, where it remained for six weeks. In all it spent 17 weeks in the charts.
Although just one new song (Dig A Pony) by John Lennon made it onto the Let It Be album, he did compose this love song to Yoko Ono, which was recorded during the same sessions and released as the b-side to Get Back.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#2-1 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (Demonstration Record: R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 11th April. 1969)
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sleeve sleeve label label getback
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 2-sided, 45rpm disc bears Apple "Custom Recording" which were usually only used on acetate discs. They also bear the "3 Savile Row" address. Each label has the song title and group name type-written in the centre.

Each side plays the regular UK MONO hit mix of the respective song.
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label The disc itself bears all the hallmarks of a genuine test pressing. The base label, beneath the typewritten Apple label, is a plain white over-sized label which covers the serrated raised edge around its perimeter.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix numbers:
7XCE 21296-1U & 7XCE 21297-1U
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
-
LABEL
Apple Test Press Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
-
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
Unlike the distinctive green/red & white labelled demonstration copies of their Parlophone singles, Apple never produced any specially printed 'A' label demo labels for any Beatles single. In fact, the only true demo from this late period which does officially exist is 'Something'/'Come Together' which appeared as a green & white Parlophone demo in October 1969.
This disc originated from the collection of an ex-radio station employee who received this copy specifically as a promo of the Beatles' forthcoming release in late March 1969, just ahead of its 11th April release date.

Both sides also bear the earliest possible '1/G' stamper codes.
The 'KT' purchase-tax code is present in both run-outs only.



#2-2 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (1st. Press "Solid Center without NCB/on both sides": R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
11th April. 1969/First Press
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sleeve sleeve label label getback
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
With the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
1st. Press (=this record) 2nd. Press SIDE 1 & SIDE 2
label label label label label
Without  the "NCB" credit behind the "Northern Songs" credits on both sides. "The Beatles with Billy Preston" credit was printed.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5777
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with push-out center type.
It was the only Beatles single to ever credit another musician on the label, and both sides justly give credit to "The Beatles with Billy Preston".
The first pressing, the publisher's credit on the label has no "NCB(*)" credit on both sides.

*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau is responsible for the copyrights in the nordic countries.



#2-3 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (2nd. Press? "Solid Center with NCB/Side-2": R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969/Second Press
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sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
Without the push-out center (Solid center) and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
2nd. Press (=this record) late 2nd. Press SIDE 1 & SIDE 2
label label label label label
Second pressing: With  the "NCB" credit behind the "Northern Songs" credits on side-2. "The Beatles with Billy Preston" credit was printed.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5777
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs/NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").
It was the only Beatles single to ever credit another musician on the label, and both sides justly give credit to "The Beatles with Billy Preston".
The second pressing, the publisher's credit on the label has "NCB(*)" credit on side-2.

*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau is responsible for the copyrights in the nordic countries.



#2-4 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (2nd. Press? "Push-out Center with NCB": R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969 / Second Press?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label. With the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed. label
Third pressing: With  the "NCB" credit behind the "Northern Songs" credits on both sides. "The Beatles with Billy Preston" credit was printed.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5777
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs/NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs/NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1A:
Wave cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with push-out center type.
It was the only Beatles single to ever credit another musician on the label, and both sides justly give credit to "The Beatles with Billy Preston".



#2-5 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (2nd. Press? "Solid Center with NCB": R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969 / Second Press?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label. Without the push-out center (Solid center) and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed. label
Third pressing: With  the "NCB" credit behind the "Northern Songs" credits on both sides. "The Beatles with Billy Preston" credit was printed.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5777
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs/NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs/NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").
It was the only Beatles single to ever credit another musician on the label, and both sides justly give credit to "The Beatles with Billy Preston".



#2-6 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (3rd. Press "Push-out Center without SOLD IN U.K.": R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / 3rd. Press?
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sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label. With the push-out center and remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed. label
Third pressing: With  the "NCB" credit behind the "Northern Songs" credits on both sides. "The Beatles with Billy Preston" credit was printed.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5777
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs/NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs/NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1C:
Tab cut at top. Matte sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with push-out center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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. 



#2-7 Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (3rd. Press "Solid Center without SOLD IN U.K.": R5777)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Get Back (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Don't Let Me Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / 3rd. Press?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label. Without the push-out center (Solid center) and remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed. label
Third pressing: With  the "NCB" credit behind the "Northern Songs" credits on both sides. "The Beatles with Billy Preston" credit was printed.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5777
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21296 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21297 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs/NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs/NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This label is with solid center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (R 5786)
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Released: 30 May 1969 (UK), 4 June 1969 (US)
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"New Musical Express" 31th May 1969
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 14 April 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
John Lennon: vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Paul McCartney: harmony vocals, bass, drums, piano, maracas
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Written by: Harrison
Recorded: 27-29 January; 25 February; 16, 18 April 1969
Producers: George Martin, Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt
George Harrison: vocals, guitars, organ, bass
John Lennon: backing vocals
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, guitar, piano
Ringo Starr: drums

The Beatles' second UK single of 1969, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, was released on this day. The b-side was George Harrison's Old Brown Shoe.
The Ballad Of John And Yoko single - United KingdomThe Ballad Of John And Yoko was recorded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney at Abbey Road's studio three on 14 April 1969, without the other two Beatles being present.
It was rush-released just six weeks after it was recorded, while Get Back was still at number one in the UK charts. The Ballad Of John And Yoko was released as Apple R 5786, and was The Beatles' first single in Britain and Europe to be released in stereo.
Written by George Harrison, Old Brown Shoe was originally released as the b-side of The Ballad Of John And Yoko. It remains a largely overlooked gem from The Beatles' back catalogue.
The single entered the UK charts on 4 June 1969, and the following week reached the number one spot. It stayed there for three weeks, and spent a total of 14 weeks on the charts.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#3-1 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (Factory Sample: R 5786)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 The Ballad of John and Yoko (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 30th May. 1969)
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sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-2.
label Solid center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Publisher's name and "(P) 1969" statement were printed at the left side of the center hole on both sides.

label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by : GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7XCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5786
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21306 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21307 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Sing Song Music Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1C:
Tab cut at top. Matte sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Apple dark green apple label.
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-2.
Solid center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
It was the last Beatles group single issued with the "Sold in U.K." phrase on the label.

It was the first of their singles to be released in stereo in U.K.



#3-2 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (1st. Press "Push-out Center": R 5786)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 The Ballad of John and Yoko (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
30th May. 1969/First Press
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sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
With
the push-out center and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by : GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7XCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5786
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21306 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21307 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Sing Song Music Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
It was the first of their singles to be released in stereo in U.K.
It was the last Beatles group single issued with the "Sold in U.K." phrase on the label.
This label is with push-out center type.



#3-3 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (1st. Press "Solid Center": R 5786)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 The Ballad of John and Yoko (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
30th May. 1969/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
Without
the push-out center (Solid center) and has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by : GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7XCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5786
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21306 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21307 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Sing Song Music Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
It was the first of their singles to be released in stereo in U.K.
It was the last Beatles group single issued with the "Sold in U.K." phrase on the label.
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").



#3-4 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (2nd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5786)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 The Ballad of John and Yoko (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/Second Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
With
the push-out center and remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by : GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7XCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5786
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21306 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21307 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Sing Song Music Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1C:
Tab cut at top. Matte sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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. 



#3-5 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (2nd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K. / Solid Center": R 5786)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 The Ballad of John and Yoko (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/Second Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
Solid center
and remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by : GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7XCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5786
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21306 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21307 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Sing Song Music Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1C:
Tab cut at top. Matte sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Solid Center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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. 



#3-6 The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe ("For Jukeboxes": R 5786)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 The Ballad of John and Yoko (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
1970? / For Jukeboxes
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
Sorry,
I don't have it.

Apple black sleeve
type-1B
(maybe)
Sorry,
I don't have it.

Apple black sleeve
type-1B
(maybe)
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2.
Remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label Full size center hole for jukeboxes.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number, master number, and "(P) 1969" statement were printed at the left side of the center hole.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label, but "Produced by : GEORGE MARTIN" was not printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7XCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5786
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 21306 - 1U
SIDE 2 7XCE 21307 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Full size center hole
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Sing Song Music Ltd.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Unknown
COMMENTS
For jukeboxes pressings.
Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2.
Remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Full size center hole for jukeboxes.

All of these Apple singles were custom manufactured without centres by EMI specifically for use in jukeboxes. The inside of each hole is smooth confirming that a centre was never present.



#4 Something / Come Together (R 5814)
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Released: 31 October 1969 (UK), 6 October 1969 (US)
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"New Musical Express" 1st November 1969
Something
Written by: Harrison
Recorded: 16 April; 2, 5 May; 11, 16 July; 15 August 1969
Producers: George Martin, Chris Thomas
Engineers: Jeff Jarratt, Glyn Johns, Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald
George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
John Lennon: guitar, piano
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass, handclaps
Ringo Starr: drums, handclaps
Billy Preston: Hammond organ
Unknown: 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, double bass
Come Together
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 21-23, 25, 29, 30 July 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald
John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar, handclaps, tambourine
Paul McCartney: harmony vocals, bass, electric piano
George Harrison: lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums, maracas

In the United Kingdom, The Beatles had never previously issued songs after they had been made available on an album. All singles were either standalone releases, or came out on the same day as the parent album.
Come Together single - United KingdomThat all changed once Allen Klein took control of the group's business affairs. More than a month after the Abbey Road album came out, the double a-side single Something/Come Together was released as Apple R 5814.
Come Together, the lead song on The Beatles' Abbey Road album, was conceived by John Lennon as a political rallying cry for the writer, psychologist and pro-drugs activist Timothy Leary.
The first single to have a George Harrison song on the a-side, it entered the charts on 8 November. However, it failed to top the charts, peaking at number four and spending 12 weeks in total on the top 40.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#4-1 Something / Come Together (Demonstration Record: R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 31th October. 1969)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Lime-green label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large white "A" over the face of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
With the push-out center.
label With "An E.M.I. Recording" credit.
Displayed the intended release date "31th Oct. 1967" at the right side of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2

Publisher's credit, master number, and "(P) 1969" statement were printed at the left side of the label.
"Produced by George Martin" was printed below the group name.

label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7YCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrixmatrix
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label (Lime-green Label)
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)  + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-9B : Tab cut at top. Glued bottom and right.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "EMI LPs" advert on back, issued in which advertised the latest EMI albums, including the Beatles own "SGT. Peppers". 
COMMENTS
Lime-green label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large white "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed at the bellow of the Parlohone logo.

Made for both radio and for the record shops, all U.K. Parlophone and Apple 7" Beatles singles had promotional Records.
A Promo is always a copy of the exact performance and mix that is to be sold in the record shops. It is pressed from the very same plates used to make the commercially-available 45rpm singles.

The first 12 Beatles singles, from "Love Me Do" trough "Paperback Writer"(*)  all had promo's on white-label disks with black ink and, on the Aside, a large red "A" over the face of the label. Records like "Day tripper/We Can Work It Out", issued as double-A-sided disks, had the red "A" on both sides of the record label.

* excepted for "She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, and Help!"
EMI did not prepare a demonstration record for these records.

Beginning with "All You Need Is Love (**)", Promo's were made with a lime-green background and a White "A" on the intended Aside These lime -green promo's had slightly-smaller labels, so the labels fit within the circle of ridges surrounding the label area, instead of overlapping onto them, as the previous promo's did.

**  EMI did not prepare a demonstration record for "Strawberry Fields Forever"

This was the first time in three years that a single was released from a Beatles album (the last one being Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine in August 1966, from Revolver).



#4-2 Something / Come Together (1st. Press "Push-out Center": R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
31th October. 1969/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7YCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is with push-out center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.

This was the first time in three years that a single was released from a Beatles album (the last one being Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine in August 1966, from Revolver).



#4-3 Something / Come Together (1st. Press "Solid Center": R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
31th October. 1969/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
Without the push-out center (Solid center) and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7YCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.

This was the first time in three years that a single was released from a Beatles album (the last one being Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine in August 1966, from Revolver).



#4-4 Something / Come Together (1976 Press: R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1976 reissue
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
label With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
There is a ridge  approximately 7mm from the center hole. The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label.
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Light Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-2:
Straight cut at top. glossy sleeve. Center hole is smaller than type-1. Inside glued.
COMMENTS
1976 reissue.
Light green apple label.
This label is with push-out center type.



#5 Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (R 5833)
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Released: 6 March 1970 (UK), 11 March 1970 (US)
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"New Musical Express" 16th May 1970
Let It Be
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 25, 26, 31 January; 30 April 1969; 4 January 1970
Producers: George Martin, Chris Thomas
Engineers: Glyn Johns, Jeff Jarratt, Phil McDonald
Paul McCartney: vocals, backing vocals, piano, bass guitar, maracas
John Lennon: backing vocals
George Harrison: backing vocals, lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums
Billy Preston: organ, electric piano
Linda McCartney: backing vocals
Uncredited: two trumpets, two trombones, tenor saxophone, cellos
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 17 May; 7, 8 June 1967; 30 April 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
John Lennon: vocals, guitar, maracas, harmonica, handclaps
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass, handclaps
George Harrison: backing vocals, guitar, vibes, handclaps
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums, bongos, handclaps
Mal Evans: spade in gravel
Brian Jones: alto saxophone

The Beatles' final single prior to the 1990s Anthology releases, Let It Be was also the title track of the last album of their career.
Let It Be was the last single to be released by The Beatles before their split was announced to the press. A final US single, The Long And Winding Road, was issued two months later, and a month after Paul McCartney revealed to the press that the band were no more.
Let It Be was released in the UK on 6 March, billed as "an intimate bioscopic experience with THE BEATLES". Its b-side was You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).
The single reached number two in the charts. It fared better elsewhere, charting at number one in the US, Australia, Italy, Norway and Switzerland.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#5-1 Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (1st. Press "Push-out Center": R 5833)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th March. 1970/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label revolution revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label LABEL "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and 
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" were printed.
"(P) 1970" statement was printed on the label. With the push-out center.Tax code is "KT"
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The first issue have a scratched out "APPLES 1002 typed over with little x's" matrix number to run off groove on Side-2. 
matrix matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5833
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21407 -1U
SIDE 2 APPLES 1002 A-1 7YCE 21408 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Matte paper sleeve. Tub cut at top.
Cover design: John Kosh? / Photo: Ethan A Russell
COMMENTS
It was the last Beatles single.
It was only the second of the Beatles' 22 catalog singles which originally came with a picture sleeve.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is with push-out center type.
Picture sleeve was manufactured two ways: both matte paper and glossy paper.
This sleeve is matte paper type.

Collectors will note that "You Know My Name", the Side-2 of "Let It Be", originally contained a cross-out inner-groove marking, "APPLES 1002 A", as it had been intended for the A-side of the third Plastic Ono Band single. According to "RECORDING SESSION--written by Mark Lewisohn", "You Know My Name/What's the New Mary Jane" was pressed (catalog number: APPLES 1002) and ready for a 5th December 1969 release. But this single was cancelled.



#5-2 Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (1st. Press "Solid Center": R 5833)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th March. 1970/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
label sleeve label revolution label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "(P) 1970" statement was printed on the label.
Without the push-out center (Solid center) .
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and 
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The first issue have a scratched out "APPLES 1002 typed over with little x's" matrix number to run off groove on Side-2. 
matrix matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5833
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21407 -1U
SIDE 2 APPLES 1002 A-1 7YCE 21408 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Matte paper sleeve. Tub cut at top.
Cover design: John Kosh? / Photo: Ethan A Russell
COMMENTS
It was the last Beatles single.
It was only the second of the Beatles' 22 catalog singles which originally came with a picture sleeve.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").
Picture sleeve was manufactured two ways: both matte paper and glossy paper.
This sleeve is matte paper type.

Collectors will note that "You Know My Name", the Side-2 of "Let It Be", originally contained a cross-out inner-groove marking, "APPLES 1002 A", as it had been intended for the A-side of the third Plastic Ono Band single. According to "RECORDING SESSION--written by Mark Lewisohn", "You Know My Name/What's the New Mary Jane" was pressed (catalog number: APPLES 1002) and ready for a 5th December 1969 release. But this single was cancelled.



#5-3 Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (1st. Press "Solid Center & Glossy Sleeve": R 5833)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
6th March. 1970/First Press?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
label sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "(P) 1970" statement was printed on the label.
Without the push-out center (Solid center) .
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and 
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The first issue have a scratched out "APPLES 1002 typed over with little x's" matrix number to run off groove on Side-2. 
matrix matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5833
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21407 -1U
SIDE 2 APPLES 1002 A-1 7YCE 21408 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Glossy paper sleeve. Tub cut at top.
Cover design: John Kosh? / Photo: Ethan A Russell
COMMENTS
It was the last Beatles single.
It was only the second of the Beatles' 22 catalog singles which originally came with a picture sleeve.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").
Picture sleeve was manufactured two ways: both matte paper and glossy paper.
This sleeve is glossy paper type.

Collectors will note that "You Know My Name", the Side-2 of "Let It Be", originally contained a cross-out inner-groove marking, "APPLES 1002 A", as it had been intended for the A-side of the third Plastic Ono Band single. According to "RECORDING SESSION--written by Mark Lewisohn", "You Know My Name/What's the New Mary Jane" was pressed (catalog number: APPLES 1002) and ready for a 5th December 1969 release. But this single was cancelled.



#5-4 Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) ("For Jukeboxes type-1": R 5833)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1970? /For Jukeboxes
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
label sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Dark green apple label.
"(P) 1970" statement was printed on the label.
Full size center hole.
LABEL "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and 
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
have a scratched out "APPLES 1002 typed over with little x's" matrix number to run off groove on Side-2. 
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5833
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21407 -1U
SIDE 2 APPLES 1002 A-1 7YCE 21408 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Full size center hole
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs. NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
All of these Apple singles were custom manufactured without centres by EMI specifically for use in jukeboxes. The inside of each hole is smooth confirming that a centre was never present.

There are two types of the jukeboxes issue of the "Let It Be" single (maybe).
Type-1: Dark green apple label and "narrow" catalog number printing on the label. (=this record)
Type-2: Light green apple label and "broad" catalog number printing on the label.



#5-5 Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (1982 Press? "For Jukeboxes type-2": R 5833)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Let It Be (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1982? /For Jukeboxes ?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
label sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Light green apple label.
"(P) 1970" statement was printed on the label.
Full size center hole.
LABEL "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and 
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 2 SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. of the Side-2 was changed:
7YCE 21408 - 2
There is a "NICK W" deadwax signature on side-2.
matrix matrix matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5833
LABEL
Light Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21407 -1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21408 - 2       NICK W (hand writing)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Full size center hole
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Songs/NCB
SIDE 2
Northern Songs/NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Plane black Sleeve? (maybe)
COMMENTS
All of these Apple singles were custom manufactured without centres by EMI specifically for use in jukeboxes. The inside of each hole is smooth confirming that a centre was never present.

There are two types of the jukeboxes issue of the "Let It Be" single (maybe).
Type-1: Dark green apple label and "narrow" catalog number printing on the label.
Type-2: Light green apple label and "broad" catalog number printing on the label. (=this record)

Nick Webb* probably, cutting engineer at Abbey road marked his work with "Nick W" deadwax signature on side-2.

(*)Nick Webb (born 1949- ) joined EMI's Abbey Road Studios on January 18th 1968. Having been a 2nd engineer (tape op) on many albums incluing Roy Harper 'Stormcock', Procol Harum 'Salty Dog', Pretty Things 'Parachute' among many other albums. He also engineered as balance enginer and tape op on Roy Wood 'Boulders' album and Roy Harper 'Lifemask' album and Hurricane Smith album. In 1974 he moved into the cutting/mastering department at Abbey Road where he worked with Paul McCartney (Wings), Queen, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Rolling Sones, Pink Floyd, Fugazi and Shellac to name a few. Nick retired from Abbey Road Studios at the end of December 2006, the very last job he mastered was the long awaited Iggy Pop/Stooges album. (from Wikipedia)



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