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1964-1965
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#1-1 Four By The Beatles (1st. Press "East Coast Press": EAP-1-2121)
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TITLE
FOUR BY THE BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
All my loving (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
This boy (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
Please Mister Postman (Holland)
RELEASE DATE
11th May. 1964/First Press
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four-by sleeve label label label
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sleeve The upper portion of the jacket has a Capitol logo and "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in white. sleeve Capitol did not use its familiar swirl label for the EP, but rather pressed the records with solid green or blue labels with all information in silver print.
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sleeve The East Coast pressings: the word "RECORDS" was not printed  below the Capitol logo. sleeve sleeve Catalogue number and master number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
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SIDE-1 SIDE-2 The East Coast pressings: have blue labels with left justified song titles and songwriter's credits. "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A." and Capitol logo were printed at the outer rim.
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CATALOG NUMBER EAP 1-2121
LABEL
Capitol: Blue label
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 F1 - 2121 - F5      ("AIM" mark)
SIDE 2 F2 - 2121 - F3      ("AIM" mark)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A.
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 -
SIDE 2 -
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Dezo Hoffman
COMMENTS
Capitol's first Beatles' EP was released on 11th May 1964. It was titled "Four By The Beatles" and featured the four songs.
The EP issued in a cardboard jacket, that features a light - orange - tinted Dezo Hoffman portrait of the group taken at the same April, 1963, photo session as the classic picture used on the sleeve for the "I Want To Hold Your Hand" single.
The upper portion of the jacket has a Capitol logo and "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in white. The front and back covers  are identical.

Capitol did not use its familiar swirl label for the EP, but rather pressed the records with solid green or blue labels with all information in silver print.
The East Coast pressings: have blue labels with left justified song titles and songwriter's credits.
The West Coast pressings: have green labels with centered song titles and centered writer's credits. In addition, the word "RECORDS" appears below the Capitol logo.



#1-2 Four By The Beatles (1st. Press "West Coast Press": EAP-1-2121)
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TITLE
FOUR BY THE BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
All my loving (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
This boy (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
Please Mister Postman (Holland)
RELEASE DATE
11th May. 1964/First Press
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DISK -->Click!
four-by sleeve label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve The upper portion of the jacket has a Capitol logo and "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in white. sleeve Capitol did not use its familiar swirl label for the EP, but rather pressed the records with solid green or blue labels with all information in silver print.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve The West Coast pressings: have green labels with centered song titles and centered writer's credits. In addition, the word "RECORDS" appears below the Capitol logo.
sleeve sleeve Catalogue number and master number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 The West Coast pressings: have green labels with centered song titles and centered writer's credits. "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A." and Capitol logo were printed at the outer rim.
sleeve sleeve
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CATALOG NUMBER EAP 1-2121
RECORD LABEL
Capitol: Blue label
MIX
MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 EAP-1-2121-F-1'    (hand etched)    *  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 EAP-2-2121-F-1'    (hand etched)    *  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A.
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 -
SIDE 2 -
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Dezo Hoffman
COMMENTS
Capitol's first Beatles' EP was released on 11th May 1964. It was titled "Four By The Beatles" and featured the four songs.
The EP issued in a cardboard jacket, that features a light - orange - tinted Dezo Hoffman portrait of the group taken at the same April, 1963, photo session as the classic picture used on the sleeve for the "I Want To Hold Your Hand" single.
The upper portion of the jacket has a Capitol logo and "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in white. The front and back covers  are identical.

Capitol did not use its familiar swirl label for the EP, but rather pressed the records with solid green or blue labels with all information in silver print.
The East Coast pressings: have blue labels with left justified song titles and songwriter's credits.
The West Coast pressings: have green labels with centered song titles and centered writer's credits. In addition, the word "RECORDS" appears below the Capitol logo.



#2-1 4-BY The Beatles (1st. Press "East Coast Press": R-5365)
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TITLE
4-BY THE BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Honey Don't  (Carl Perkins)
I'm A Loser  (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
Mr. Moonlight (Johnson)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins)
RELEASE DATE
1st. February. 1965/First Press
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4-by back 4-by label label label
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sleeve sleeve souvenir_promo
The upper portion of the jacket has a Capitol logo and "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in white. "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A." and Capitol logo were printed at the outer rim. "Recorded in England" was printed under the (R2-5365)--East Coast version.
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CATALOG NUMBER R-5365
RECORD LABEL
Capitol: Yellow/Orange swirl label
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 R-1 - 5365 - F3       ("AIM" mark)
SIDE 2 R-2 - 5365 - G4      ("AIM" mark)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A.
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 Hi-Lo Music, Inc. / Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
SIDE 2 Lowery Music Company Incorporated / Knox Music, Inc. BMI
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Bob Whitaker
COMMENTS
4-By The Beatles was released on 1st. February  1965, and featured four songs from the previously released "Beatles '65" LP.
Capitol packaged the disk in a hard cardboard jacket, which features the umbrella photo from the Beatles '65 album cover.
The top of the cover contains "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" and the Capitol logo appear in black and the song titles are in green.

The East Coast pressings: have the "4-BY" logo and song titles in olive green on the jacket, has  orange and yellow swirl label with left justified song titles and songwriter's credits.
The West Coast pressings: have the "4-BY" logo and song titles in dark green on the jacket, has orange and yellow swirl label with centered song titles and centered writer's credits.



#2-2 4-BY The Beatles (1st. Press "West Coast Press": R-5365)
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