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#9-1 Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (Demonstration Record: R 5265)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Ticket To Ride (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yes It Is (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 9th April. 1965)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1--> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve wecan label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was not  printed at the left part of the label.
label label
Parlophone Demonstration Record Label Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "K,T".
Without the intended release date at the center of the label.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -3
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5265
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18254 - 3
SIDE 2 7XCE 18255 - 2
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 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
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • Without  a (P) symbol
  • Without  the intended release date at the center of the label.

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"



#9-2 Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (1st. Press "large logo type": R 5265)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Ticket To Ride (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yes It Is (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
9th April. 1965/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket ticket disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the 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
The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is small letter. 1st. Press 2nd. Press SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
First pressing has the large Palophone logo mark (maybe).
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -3
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5265
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18254 -3
SIDE 2 7XCE 18255 -2
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 larger Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#9-3 Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (2nd. Press "small logo type": R 5265)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Ticket To Ride (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yes It Is (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965?/Second Press? (First Press: 9th April. 1965)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket ticket disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Palophone logo mark was small type.
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" 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:
Side-1: -3
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5265
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18254 -3
SIDE 2 7XCE 18255 -2
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
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a larger Parlophone logo.
(This label has the small Parlophone logo.)
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#9-4 Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (2nd. Press? "small logo type / different typeface": R 5265)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Ticket To Ride (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yes It Is (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965?/Second Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket ticket disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Palophone logo mark was small type.
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" 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
#9-3
Narrow printing type
label label label label
#9-4 (=this record)
Chubby printing type
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. label label Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -3 / Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5265
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18254 -3
SIDE 2 7XCE 18255 -2
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
The second pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and has the small Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.

#9-3 and #9-4 (=this record) pressing of the single differ from each other, since #9-4. press of the label, has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #9-3. press. The difference is most obvious in the letters 'R' and '6'.



#10-1 Help! / I'm Down (Factory Sample: R 5305)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 23th July. 1965)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket ticket disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1965" 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 has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. The words "from film of same name" was printed on the Side-1.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5305
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18280 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18281 - 2
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
This genuine EMI Factory Sample copy of 'Help!'/'I'm Down' was sent to BBC broadcaster / DJ Geoffrey Wheeler as a promo just prior to the disc's release in July 1965.

No red & white demos of this 45 were produced so this early copy is on the black & silver Parlophone label: R 5305

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.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a Subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims. The new label didn't actually come into use until October 1965 but EMI continued to use up the old Parlophone labels, which explains why first pressings of "Help!" and "We Can Work It Out" still feature labels with the "Parlophone" rims.

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...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#10-2 Help! / I'm Down (1st. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 5305)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
23th July. 1965/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket ticket disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1965" 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 has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. The words "from film of same name" was printed on the Side-1. The "T" in "MADE IN GT BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5305
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18280 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18281 - 2
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-3A :Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front.
"BIG M" advert on back, without "Write for free sample" credit.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a Subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims. The new label didn't actually come into use until October 1965 but EMI continued to use up the old Parlophone labels, which explains why first pressings of "Help!" and "We Can Work It Out" still feature labels with the "Parlophone" rims.

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...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#10-3 Help! / I'm Down (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim": R 5305)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1965? / Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket ticket disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the 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 has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. The words "from film of same name" was printed on the Side-1. The "T" in "MADE IN GT BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5305
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18280 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18281 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a Subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims. The new label didn't actually come into use until October 1965 but EMI continued to use up the old Parlophone labels, which explains why first pressings of "Help!" and "We Can Work It Out" still feature labels with the "Parlophone" rims.

The second label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#10-4 Help! / I'm Down (3rd. Press? "Solid Center": R 5305)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967?/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE ticket label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SIDE-1: "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
SIDE-2: "THE PARLOPHONE" rim.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
CENTER
label label label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Solid center,
tax code is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 This label type has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5305
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18280 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18281 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
SIDE 1 THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
SIDE 2 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-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
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a Subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims. The new label didn't actually come into use until October 1965 but EMI continued to use up the old Parlophone labels, which explains why first pressings of "Help!" and "We Can Work It Out" still feature labels with the "Parlophone" rims.

The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It was manufactured the solid center.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#10-5 Help! / I'm Down (Decca Contract Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim": R 5305)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1966?/Decca Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Decca contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1:There is no tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2:The ridge is approximately 10mm in from the center hole.
3:The ring is approximately 1mm in from the edge and 2mm out from the ridge.
4:The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 1.5mm
5: There are no stamper letters to be found at the 3 o'clock position.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
#10-1 #10-5 (this record)
Printing type is different.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT BRITAIN" text is capital letter. label label Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5305
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18280 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18281 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-5C : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan, Dear Miss Brown" in her latest episode advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The second label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Decca) to press this single.
Originally it was thought that this was a Decca pressing, but on closer inspection the small indented ring between the ridge and the edge of the push-out center was much further away from the edge than on a Decca pressing; almost centralised.

--> According to "select45rpm.com > UK vinyl Info > Beatles Contracts"
This is a Decca Contract press.
Confirmed 14th. Oct. 2008 There is an alternate & Previously unknown Decca press of a Beatles 45 we've been able to positively identify & found a regular Decca issue to match it with. We sold it on ebay on 10th. Nov. 2008 so we can now give the facts here & prove it's our exclusive, so parasites beware! THIS IS A DECCA PRESSING. This unusual sort of cut-out center actually appeared first in 1960 with the round center Decca pressings & has been spotted up to 1967 and as with anything, look for this type on usual Decca 45s & you'll find plenty. The vinyl is the same as a regular Decca press, it's just the center cut-outs that have confused some. See our main Decca & London listings for many regular ones to compare to. Remember there are no Contract Pressings of any Decca product.



#10-6 Help! / I'm Down (4th. Press? "without SOLD IN U.K. / THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 5305)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Help! (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'm Down (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/4th. Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. label label Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5305
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18280 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18281 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
SIDE 1 THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
SIDE 2 THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
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
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.
On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims. But this label was printed "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.(miss label ?)



#11-1 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (Demonstration Record: R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 3rd December. 1965)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1--> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve wecan tripper tripper
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 "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
Parlophone Demonstration Record Label Displayed the intended release date at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Push-out center,
tax code is "K,T"
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
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
Green sleeve type-5A : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan" advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on both sides, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • Have a (P) symbol under the publisher's name.
  • Displayed the intended release date at the center of the label.

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"

The first official double "A" side release.



#11-2 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (1st. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
3rd. December 1965/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve baby_youre allyou allyou
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...".
label label label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Logo Large Type Logo Small Type Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
This record's Palophone logo mark was large type.
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
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-5A : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan" advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a larger Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsidiary of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims. The new label didn't actually come into use until October 1965 but EMI continued to use up the old Parlophone labels, which explains why first pressings of "Help!" and "We Can Work It Out" still feature labels with the "Parlophone" rims.



#11-3 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim type-1": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
December. 1965/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label label label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Logo Large Type Logo Small Type Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credit on the label. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
This record's Palophone logo mark was small type.
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-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
The second label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a small Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#11-4 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim type-2": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon, McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon, McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1966?/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label label label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#11-3 #11-4 (this record) Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label.
Publisher's credit on #11-3 copies is on 2 lines and on #11-4 copies on 3 lines.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
LABEL CLOSE UP
#11-3 #11-4 (this record) Song writer's credit  is different.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-5C : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan, Dear Miss Brown" in her latest episode advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The third (?) label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a small Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#11-5 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (3rd. Press? "Solid Center": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon, McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP / SIDE 1
label label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP / SIDE 2
label label label label label
Side-1: THE PARLOPHONE rim
Side-2: THE GRAMOPHONE rim
Different typeface,
Side-1: Slender Sans Serif printing type.
Side-2: Roman printing type.
Solid Center. It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." Different typeface. Side-1:
(Lennon-McCartney)
Side-2:
(Lennon,  McCartney)
Side-1: Large logo type
Side-2: Small logo type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
SIDE 1 Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
SIDE 2 Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
SIDE 1 THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
SIDE 2 THE GRAMOPHONE 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-6B : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
"Miners" advertisement on the back.
The price for the EMI record tokens was "7'3- to 50'-" on this sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Solid center.
It is an EMI UK pressed disc with mismatched black and silver Parlophone labels: R 5389

The "We Can Work It Out" label has a 1st pressing labels bearing a 'THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." rim, however, the "Day Tripper" has a later "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." rimmed label.
Both labels carry the "SOLD IN U.K." text but no purchase tax code present in either center.
The disc's edge is slightly rounded in common with 1969 EMI pressed product.



#11-6 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (4th. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/4th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
label With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
PUBLISHER'S NAME CATALOG No. Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
Publisher's credit on #11-6 copies is on 2 lines
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
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
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.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. 



#11-7 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (5th. Press? "Solid Center / without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/5th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
label With the solid center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
PUBLISHER'S NAME CATALOG No. Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
Publisher's credit on #11-6 copies is on 2 lines
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
Green sleeve type-9A : Wave cut Type-B 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.
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.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. 



#12 Paperback Writer / Rain (R 5452)
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Released: 10 June 1966 (UK), 30 May 1966 (US)
sleeve
AD --> Click
"Disc And Music Echo" 4th June 1966
Paperback Writer
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 13, 14 April 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Paul McCartney: vocals, lead guitar, bass
John Lennon: backing vocals, tambourine
George Harrison: backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ringo Starr: drums
Rain
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 14, 16 April 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
John Lennon: vocals, guitar
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass
George Harrison: backing vocals, guitar
Ringo Starr: drums, tambourine





The Beatles' 12th Parlophone single was their lowest-seller since Love Me Do.
Paperback Writer single - United KingdomPaperback Writer was The Beatles' first single not to be a love song, and although the subject matter may not have been a significant hit with the public, it showcased their growing maturity as songwriters. Paul McCartney created the fictional tale of an aspiring writer, and with the rest of the group created a bluesy, bass-driven sound that was quite unlike any of their previous singles.
Its b-side, Rain was perhaps even more ambitious. Written by John Lennon, it was inspired by LSD and the feelings of introspection it inspired, and boasted a coda featuring - for the first time on a Beatles record - backwards vocals.
The single was released as Parlophone R5452, and entered the UK singles charts on 16 June 1966. One week later it reached the number one spot, where it remained for a second week. In all it spent 11 weeks on the charts.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#12-1 Paperback Writer / Rain (Demonstration Record: R 5452)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Paperback Writer (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Rain (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 10th June. 1966)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou baby_youre disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
This label contains the running times.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Displayed the intended release date "27th May 1966" at the center of the label.

Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5452
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18380 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18381 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Gramophone 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
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
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • Have a (P) symbol under the publisher's name.
  • Displayed the intended release date at the center of the label.
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"

"Paperback Writer" is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout. McCartney achieved this effect by "using a loudspeaker as a microphone and positioning it in front of the bass speaker."



#12-2 Paperback Writer / Rain (Factory Sample: R5452)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Paperback Writer (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Rain (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 10th June. 1966)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou baby_youre disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
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 "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5452
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18380 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18381 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-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
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 label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label.



#12-3 Paperback Writer / Rain (1st. Press "different typeface: type-1": R 5452)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Paperback Writer (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Rain (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
10th June. 1966/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve allyou baby_youre disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5452
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18380 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18381 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-5C : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan, Dear Miss Brown" in her latest episode advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.



#12-4 Paperback Writer / Rain (1st. Press "different typeface: type-2": R 5452)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Paperback Writer (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Rain (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
10th June. 1966/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve allyou baby_youre disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
#12-3 label label label label
#12-4 (=this record) label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 18380-2
Side-2: 7XCE 18381-2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5452
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18380 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18381 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-6A : Wavy cut at top.
with green Parlophone logo and "Miners" advertisement on the back. The price for the EMI record tokens was "7'3- to 50'-" on this sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.

#12-3 and #12-4 (=this record) pressing of the single differ from each other, since #12-4. press of the label, has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #12-3. press.



#12-5 Paperback Writer / Rain (2nd. Press "Solid Center": R 5452)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Paperback Writer (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Rain (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967 / Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve allyou label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
With the solid center and have the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5452
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18380 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18381 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-6B : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
"Miners" advertisement on the back.
The price for the EMI record tokens was "7'3- to 50'-" on this sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Second Press. This label is solid center type only.
With capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. 



#12-6 Paperback Writer / Rain (3rd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5452)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Paperback Writer (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Rain (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969? / Third Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve allyou label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "2" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5452
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18380 - 2
SIDE 2 7XCE 18381 - 2
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
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
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.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. 



#13 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (R 5493)
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Released: 5 August 1966 (UK), 8 August 1966 (US)
sleeve
AD --> Click
"Disc And Music Echo" 6th August 1966
Eleanor Rigby
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 28, 29 April, 6 June 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Paul McCartney: vocals
John Lennon: harmony vocals
George Harrison: harmony vocals
Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe, Jurgen Hess: violin
Stephen Shingles, John Underwood: viola
Derek Simpson, Norman Jones: cello
Yellow Submarine
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 26 May, 1 June 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums
John Lennon: backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass
George Harrison: backing vocals, tambourine
Mal Evans: backing vocals, bass drum
Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Pattie Harrison, Brian Jones, Marianne Faithfull, Alf Bicknell: backing vocals

On the same day that The Beatles' album Revolver was issued, Parlophone released the Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine single in the United Kingdom.
Eleanor Rigby single - United KingdomIts catalogue number was Parlophone R 5493. The single - The Beatles' second double a-side - entered the UK singles charts on 11 August 1966, and seven days later hit the number one spot.
In all it spent 13 weeks in the charts. The single's sleeve carried an advert for Morphy-Richards hairdryers, a comic strip featuring the character 'Fran the Fan'.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#13-1 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (Factory Sample: R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 5th August. 1966)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."With the push-out center, tax code is "K,T".
label
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-2.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label. The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
This genuine EMI Factory Sample copy of "Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine" was sent to BBC broadcaster / DJ Geoffrey Wheeler as a promo just prior to the disc's release in August 1966.
No red & white demos of this 45 were produced so this early copy is on the black & silver Parlophone label: R 5493.
A genuine EMI red & white "Factory Sample - Not For Sale" sticker is adhered to the 'Yellow Submarine' 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 first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.



#13-2 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (1st. Press type-1: R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th August. 1966/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
With the push-out center, tax code is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.



#13-3 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (1st. Press type-2 "different  typeface": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon, McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon, McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th August. 1966/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
With the push-out center, tax code is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
#13-2
type-1: sans-serif type
label label label #13-3  has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #13-2 press.
#13-3 (this record)
type-2: roman type
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.

#13-3  has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #13-2 press.



#13-4 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (2nd. Press: R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Without the push-out center (Solid center).
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-6A : Wavy cut at top.
with green Parlophone logo and "Miners" advertisement on the back. The price for the EMI record tokens was "7'3- to 50'-" on this sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
2nd. pressing was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center only).



#13-5 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine / (2nd. Press? "different typeface": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Second Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Without the push-out center (Solid center).
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
ABEL CLOSE UP
#13-4
Narrow printing type
label label label label
#13-5 (=this record)
Different printing type
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "(P)" is larger than other type of labels. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-6A : Wavy cut at top.
with green Parlophone logo and "Miners" advertisement on the back. The price for the EMI record tokens was "7'3- to 50'-" on this sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
2nd. pressing was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center only).

#13-4 and #13-5 (=this record) pressing of the single differ from each other, since #13-4 press of the label, has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #13-4 press. The difference is most obvious in the letter '3'.



#13-6 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (3rd. Press?: R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label disk disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Without the push-out center (Solid center).
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
#13-6 (This record) #13-4 (2nd. Press) Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label.
Publisher's credit on #13-6 copies is on 3 lines and on #13-4 copies on 2 lines.

SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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
E.M.I. Records color sleeve type-8B
"E.M.I. RECORDS (THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD)" below the EMI logo on back.
"5/- to 30/-" tokens on back.
The album "The Collection Of Oldies" advert on front.
COMMENTS
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
This single was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center only).

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label.
Publisher's credit on #13-6 (this record) copies is on 3 lines and on #13-4 copies on 2 lines.



#13-7 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (4th. Press? "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969/4th Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label disk disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
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
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
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.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label.



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