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#6-1 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Factory Sample: R 5114)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 20th March. 1964)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-2.

LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
label SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS

After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality. Except for the sticker, the disk is exactly as it will be when it is released.

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.

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole) to press this single.



#6-2 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (1st. Press: R 5114)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
20th March. 1964/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label type has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. label label
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS

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.

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole) to press this single.



#6-3 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Oriole Contract Press: R 5114)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Oriole Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: The push-out center has a rough texture to it.
3: There is one small ridge that's approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
5: The dinking around the edge of the label is twice the size of the EMI press at 2mm tall.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Oriole Contract Pressing
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
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS

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.

It is worth mentioning somewhere in the Beatles singles about pressings at other record company plants, not E.M.I. Once The Beatles were regularly selling millions of copies of a single and selling them very quickly, occasionally EMI were unable to cope with the demand for a particular pressing. On these occasions they turned to other pressing plants within the U.K. to ask for their assistance to keep up with the demand.
It has been said that EMI had to ask Oriole to press this single.



#6-4 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Pye or Oriole Contract Press? "Solid Center": R 5114)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Pye Contract Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Pye "Solid Center" Contract Pressing: (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
1: There is no tax code around the centre 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 outerridge and 14.5mm out from the center hole. It is 24mm in from the edge of the label.

Oriole Contract Pressing: (According to "select45rpm.com")
Thicker vinyl with a knife edge and often a rough textured label.
Oriole generally were all made with push out centres though a small minority with solid centres exist around 1962 for some reason.
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHING 1964" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Solid center:  Pye or Oriole Contract Pressing?
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
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
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. So, I don't know this single is really "Pye contract pressing".
The pye contract pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#7-1 A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (Demonstration Record: R 5160)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 A Hard Day's Night (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 10th July. 1964)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on both sides, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter, and "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" was on the label.
Push-out center, tax code is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Catalog No. "R 5160"  was printed at the right side of the label. Credited to movie title "from the film of the same name". Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5160
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17714 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17715 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-B : Blue sleeve with black ink.
*this sleeve is replica.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
This demo single had the red A on both labels instead of just the A-Side.
  • "The Parlophone 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, I Feel Fine, Can't Buy Me Love, 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"

Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.

This copies was credited to movie title "from the film of the same name", but commercial issue was credited the title "from film of same name" (without 'the') .



#7-2 A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (Factory Sample: R 5160)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 A Hard Day's Night (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 10th July. 1964)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE hard hard disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
This label type don't have the "NCB" credit. The words "from film of same name" was printed on the Side-1. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5160
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17714 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17715 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
This genuine EMI Factory Sample copy of "A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today" was sent to BBC broadcaster / DJ Geoffrey Wheeler as a promo just prior to the disc's release in July 1964.

Both labels carry the "Sold in UK..." text with "The Parlophone Co.." rim texts.
A genuine EMI red & white "Factory Sample - Not For Sale" sticker is adhered to the "A Hard Day's Night" label.
After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality. Except for the sticker, the disk is exactly as it will be when it is released.

The "KT" purchase tax code is visible in the centre of the "A Hard Day's Night" label.



#7-3 A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (1st. Press: R 5160)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 A Hard Day's Night (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
10th July. 1964/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE hard hard disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."

Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
This label type don't have the "NCB" credit. The words "from film of same name" was printed on the Side-1. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5160
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17714 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17715 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."



#7-4 A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (Unknown Press / Export Issue?: R 5160)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 A Hard Day's Night (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964? / Unknown Press (Export issue?)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE hard hard disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."

Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The fonts are all over the place and the composer names in capital letter look strange. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5160
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo:  small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17714 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17715 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Looks like an export of some kind. Blank labels would have been sent out to the other country, with an indication of what was printed on the British labels. The fonts are unlike anything EMI used in-house. It's definitely not a counterfeit, but it's likely foreign. They just didn't care about the "Sold in UK" statement and left it on.



#8-1 I Feel Fine / She's A Woman (1st. Press type-1: R 5200)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 She's A Woman (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
27th November. 1964/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel ifeel disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."

Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label type has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. label label
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5200
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18171 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 18172 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole and Decca) to press this single.



#8-2 I Feel Fine / She's A Woman (1st. Press type-2: R 5200)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 She's A Woman (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
27th November. 1964/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
ifeel ifeel ifeel ifeel disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."

Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
#8-2 (=this record) #8-1 The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
layout of the publisher's credit was different from the #8-1. Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-
CATALOG NUMBER
R 5200
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18171 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 18172 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole and Decca) to press this single.



#8-3 I Feel Fine / She's A Woman (Decca Contract Press: R 5200)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 She's A Woman (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Decca Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel ifeel disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Decca contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center, or 10mm from the center hole.
3: There is a second lighter ridge that is approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5200
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18171 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 18172 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Decca Contract Pressing
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
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
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.

Decca were also the only company that also helped with the production of the Beatles' first two albums.



#8-4 I Feel Fine / She's A Woman (Oriole Contract Press: R 5200)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 She's A Woman (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Oriole Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel ifeel disk
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label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: The push-out center has a rough texture to it.
3: There is one small ridge that's approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
5: The dinking around the edge of the label is twice the size of the EMI press at 2mm tall.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5200
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18171 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 18172 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Oriole Contract Pressing
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
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
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.

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole and Decca) to press this single.



#8-5 I Feel Fine / She's A Woman (2nd. Press? "Solid Center": R 5200)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 She's A Woman (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1966? / Second Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel ifeel disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label With the solid center and have the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
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label Song writing credit "Lennon-McCartney"  was Roman printing type.
label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5200
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18171 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 18172 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2B : Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 8 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Solid center type with "SOLD IN U.K. .." statement.
There are some solid center discs pressed by EMI.
EMI did not begin manufacturing singles with solid center  until 1966, these records are most likely 1966 or later pressings using leftover labels from 1963 or 1964.
* Supposedly, solid centers were adopted "officially" by EMI in November, 1966.



Extra #1 If I Fell / Tell Me Why (Domestic Released: DP 562)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 IF I Fell (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Tell Me Why (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
29th January. 1965/Domestic Released
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel ifeel disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
The catalogue number was Parlophone DP 562. (same number of export edition)
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label label This label type don't have the "NCB" under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits.
The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
DP 562
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17756 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17757 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2B : Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 8 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
If I Fell was the third song on the UK version of the "A Hard Day's Night" album, which was released on 10th. July 1964.
A rare U.K. single, with "Tell Me Why" on the side-2, was pressed in the U.K. by EMI and released on 16th. October 1964. It was made for export purposes, but a number of record dealers began shipping the disks back into the U.K. for resale. Then EMI were not keen to see one of their products sold for more than the standard price, so, they started to press a small quantity for sale in Britain. These copies had the words, "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS(*)" stamped on them. A few hundred copies were released in the U.K. on 29th. January 1965. The catalogue number was Parlophone DP 562.

(*)From January 1964 on all their labels EMI now included the words, "Sold in U.K. Subject to resale price conditions. See Price Lists" in the push-out center.



Extra #2-1 Ringo's Theme (This Boy) / And I Love Her (1st. Press: R 5166)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Lennon-McCartney) The George Martin Orchestra
SIDE 2 And I Love Her (Lennon-McCartney) The George Martin Orchestra
RELEASE DATE
21th. September 1964 /First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel label lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label " SOLD IN U.K." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is small letter. label label label
The first press was large logo type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5166
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17730 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17731 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
An instrumental version of "This Boy", orchestrated by George Martin, is used as the incidental music during Ringo Starr's towpath scene in the film "A Hard Day's Night".
The piece, under the title, "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" was released as a single - but failed to chart in the UK - on 7 August 1964 with "And I Love Her" on the B Side, although it did reach number 53 in the American Top 100 later that year.
It was also included on Martin’s Parlophone album Off The Beatle Track and the EP Music From A Hard Day’s Night by the George Martin Orchestra, released 19 February 1965.
It was also included on the American A Hard Day's Night soundtrack album.



Extra #2-2 Ringo's Theme (This Boy) / And I Love Her (2nd. Press: R 5166)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Lennon-McCartney) The George Martin Orchestra
SIDE 2 And I Love Her (Lennon-McCartney) The George Martin Orchestra
RELEASE DATE
1965? /Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label label lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label " SOLD IN U.K." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is small letter. label label label
The first press was small logo type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5166
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17730 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17731 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC LTD
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-5B :Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front.
"Morphy-Rechards Offer" advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
An instrumental version of "This Boy", orchestrated by George Martin, is used as the incidental music during Ringo Starr's towpath scene in the film "A Hard Day's Night".
The piece, under the title, "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" was released as a single - but failed to chart in the UK - on 7 August 1964 with "And I Love Her" on the B Side, although it did reach number 53 in the American Top 100 later that year.
It was also included on Martin’s Parlophone album Off The Beatle Track and the EP Music From A Hard Day’s Night by the George Martin Orchestra, released 19 February 1965.
It was also included on the American A Hard Day's Night soundtrack album.



Extra #3 Sing A Song Of Beatles With Dick James (1st. Press: R 5212)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 (a) From Me To You
(b) I Want To Hold Your Hand
(c) She Loves You
(Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 (a) All My Loving
(b) I Should Have Known Better
(c) Can't Buy Me Love
(Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
December 1964? /First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ifeel ifeel disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1964 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label " SOLD IN U.K." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center,
tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5212
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18190 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 18191 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-2B : Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 8 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Dick James (12 December 1920 – 1 February 1986), born Reginald Leon Isaac Vapnick, was a music publisher and the founder of the DJM record label and recording studios, as well as (with Brian Epstein) The Beatles' publisher Northern Songs.
He was the singer of the Robin Hood and The Buccaneers theme songs, from British television in the 1950s, and was a friend and associate of renowned record producer George Martin.
James entered the music publishing business as his singing career tapered off, and in 1963 established Northern Songs Ltd., with Beatles  John Lennon and Paul McCartney, to publish Lennon and McCartney's original songs. (Fellow Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr were also signed to Northern Songs as songwriters, but did not renew their contracts in 1968). James's company, Dick James Music, administered Northern Songs.
He also had fun along the way. In 1965, returning to his performing roots, he released an LP and single himself, called "Sing A Song Of Beatles".



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