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ATCO Records is an American record company and label founded in 1955 as a division of Atlantic Records. It was devised as an outlet for productions by one of Atlantic's founders, Herb Abramson, who had returned to the company from military service. It was also intended as a home for acts that did not fit the format of Atlantic, which was releasing blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul. The Atco name is an abbreviation of ATlantic COrporation. Atco also provided distribution for other labels, including RSO Records, Volt, Island, Modern, Ruthless, and Rolling Stones Records.
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#1-1 Ain't She Sweet The Beatles & Other Great Group Sounds From England
(MONO "Promotional Copy": 33-169)

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TITLE ain't she sweet
THE BEATLES & OTHER GREAT GROUP SOUNDS FROM ENGLAND
CATALOG NUMBER 33-169
RELEASE DATE Promotional Copy (First Press: 5th. October 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet (The Beatles)
How Do You Do It (The Swallows)
Sweet Georgia Brown (The Beatles) Please Please Me (The Swallows)
Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby
(The Beatles)
I'll Keep You Satisfied (The Swallows)
Nobody's Child (The Beatles) I'm Telling You Now (The Swallows)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Swallows) I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Swallows)
She Loves You (The Swallows) From Me To You (The Swallows)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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I don't have it.
label Front cover has an ATCO logo centerd below and catalogue number 33-169 is white and centered at the bottom.
label label
ATCO logo and catalog number was printed  at the top of the front.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
hard The first-run back liners list "THE BEATLES" as artist for the first four tracks. Later liners add "with Tony Sheridan" to the artist credit for the three songs following "Ain't She Sweet".
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
Atoco Records' address and the credit "©1964  Atlantic Recording Corporation  Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label White label with black print for promotional use featuring the ATCO logo on center. label "SAMPLE COPY" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed above the ATCO logo at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Most discs were pressed by MGM Bloomfield.
First-run labels do not credit "Tony Sheridan", while later labels have the "with Tony Sheridan" credit.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL White label for promotional use
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
VINYL
Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 C-12129-D     AT    M   (hand etched)
SIDE 2 C-12130-C     AT    M   (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
VINYL
-
COVER
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ©1964  Atlantic Recording Corporation  Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Promotional Copy. White label with black ink.

Atlantic Records followed in the footsteps of MGM and Vee-Jay by releasing a compilation album containing only four Beatles songs, all of which had been released on a pair of summer singles.
Including their hit single "Ain't She Sweet", add in eight songs, six of them written by Beatles Lennon and McCartney, done by another group from England, The Swallows.

The record was pressed in mono and stereo. The songs on the stereo album are not true stereo, but rather are mono mixes electronically enhanced to simulate stereo.

The album has a black background front cover slick featuring white letters stripped with lines and bars of red, blue, green and black.
The mono cover has an ATCO logo centerd below and catalogue number 33-169 is white and centered at the bottom.
The stereo cover's front slick is positioned lower to reveal "STEREO" centered at the top in red, blue, and green, followed by the centered catalogue number in white.
The first-run back liners list "THE BEATLES" as artist for the first four tracks. Later liners add "with Tony Sheridan" to the artist credit for the three songs following "Ain't She Sweet".

Type-1) Most discs were pressed by MGM Bloomfield.
The mono discs have blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
First-run labels do not credit "Tony Sheridan", while later labels have the "with Tony Sheridan" credit.
The stereo labels are lavender, white and tan with black text.
There are also stereo labels without, and with the Tony Sheridan credit.
All white promo discs are without the Tony Sheridan credit.

Type-2) The Monarch pressings:
Mono and stereo labels have two (rather than one) song titles above the center hole.
Monarch labels have only been confirmed with the "Tony Sheridan" credit.

Atco reissued the album in 1969. By this time, all the company's albums were manufactured in stereo. The records were pressed with Atco Yellow labels.



#1-2 Ain't She Sweet The Beatles & Other Great Group Sounds From England
(MONO 1st. Press "Bloomfield Press": 33-169)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE ain't she sweet
THE BEATLES & OTHER GREAT GROUP SOUNDS FROM ENGLAND
CATALOG NUMBER 33-169
RELEASE DATE Promotional Copy (First Press: 5th. October 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet (The Beatles)
How Do You Do It (The Swallows)
Sweet Georgia Brown (The Beatles) Please Please Me (The Swallows)
Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby
(The Beatles)
I'll Keep You Satisfied (The Swallows)
Nobody's Child (The Beatles) I'm Telling You Now (The Swallows)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Swallows) I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Swallows)
She Loves You (The Swallows) From Me To You (The Swallows)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry,
I don't have it.
label label
Front cover has an ATCO logo centerd below and catalogue number 33-169 is white and centered at the bottom.
ATCO logo and catalog number were printed  at the top of the back sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label hard
The first-run back liners list "THE BEATLES" as artist for the first four tracks. Later liners add "with Tony Sheridan" to the artist credit for the three songs following "Ain't She Sweet".
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
Atoco Records' address and the credit "©1964  Atlantic Recording Corporation  Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Most discs were pressed by MGM Bloomfield.
The mono discs have blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label First-run labels do not credit "Tony Sheridan", while later labels have the "with Tony Sheridan" credit.
The Bloomfield pressingstracks 1 on sides 1 and 2 are listed in the yellow area, above the spindle hole.
The Monarch labels have two (rather than one) song titles above the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
VINYL
Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 C-12129-C     AT    M   (hand etched)
SIDE 2 C-120   C-12130-D     AT    M     (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
VINYL
-
COVER
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ©1964  Atlantic Recording Corporation  Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Atlantic Records followed in the footsteps of MGM and Vee-Jay by releasing a compilation album containing only four Beatles songs, all of which had been released on a pair of summer singles.
Including their hit single "Ain't She Sweet", add in eight songs, six of them written by Beatles Lennon and McCartney, done by another group from England, The Swallows.

The record was pressed in mono and stereo. The songs on the stereo album are not true stereo, but rather are mono mixes electronically enhanced to simulate stereo.

The album has a black background front cover slick featuring white letters stripped with lines and bars of red, blue, green and black.
The mono cover has an ATCO logo centerd below and catalogue number 33-169 is white and centered at the bottom.
The stereo cover's front slick is positioned lower to reveal "STEREO" centered at the top in red, blue, and green, followed by the centered catalogue number in white.
The first-run back liners list "THE BEATLES" as artist for the first four tracks. Later liners add "with Tony Sheridan" to the artist credit for the three songs following "Ain't She Sweet".

Type-1) Most discs were pressed by MGM Bloomfield.
The mono discs have blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
First-run labels do not credit "Tony Sheridan", while later labels have the "with Tony Sheridan" credit.
The stereo labels are lavender, white and tan with black text.
There are also stereo labels without, and with the Tony Sheridan credit.
All white promo discs are without the Tony Sheridan credit.

Type-2) The Monarch pressings:
Mono and stereo labels have two (rather than one) song titles above the center hole.
Monarch labels have only been confirmed with the "Tony Sheridan" credit.

Atco reissued the album in 1969. By this time, all the company's albums were manufactured in stereo. The records were pressed with Atco Yellow labels.



#1-3 Ain't She Sweet The Beatles & Other Great Group Sounds From England
(MONO 2nd. Press "Monarch Press": 33-169)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE ain't she sweet
THE BEATLES & OTHER GREAT GROUP SOUNDS FROM ENGLAND
CATALOG NUMBER 33-169
RELEASE DATE Promotional Copy (First Press: 5th. October 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet (The Beatles)
How Do You Do It (The Swallows)
Sweet Georgia Brown (The Beatles) Please Please Me (The Swallows)
Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby
(The Beatles)
I'll Keep You Satisfied (The Swallows)
Nobody's Child (The Beatles) I'm Telling You Now (The Swallows)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Swallows) I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Swallows)
She Loves You (The Swallows) From Me To You (The Swallows)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
hard label
Front cover has an ATCO logo centerd below and catalogue number 33-169 is white and centered at the bottom.

label label
ATCO logo was printed  at the top of the back sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
1st. Press (#1-1)
2nd. Press (=this record) The first-run back liners list "THE BEATLES" as artist for the first four tracks. Later liners add "with Tony Sheridan" to the artist credit for the three songs following "Ain't She Sweet".
hard
hard
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
Atoco Records' address and the credit "©1964  Atlantic Recording Corporation  Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Most discs were pressed by MGM Bloomfield.
The mono discs have blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
Monarch labels have only been confirmed with the "Tony Sheridan" credit.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label First-run labels do not credit "Tony Sheridan", while later labels have the "with Tony Sheridan" credit.
The Bloomfield pressings:  tracks 1 on sides 1 and 2 are listed in the yellow area, above the spindle hole.
The Monarch labels have two (rather than one) song titles above the center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
VINYL
Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 C-12129-AA    AT   M  (hand etched)   (MR) symbol    (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 C-12130-AA    AT   M  (hand etched)   (MR) symbol    (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ©1964  Atlantic Recording Corporation  Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Atlantic Records followed in the footsteps of MGM and Vee-Jay by releasing a compilation album containing only four Beatles songs, all of which had been released on a pair of summer singles.
Including their hit single "Ain't She Sweet", add in eight songs, six of them written by Beatles Lennon and McCartney, done by another group from England, The Swallows.

The record was pressed in mono and stereo. The songs on the stereo album are not true stereo, but rather are mono mixes electronically enhanced to simulate stereo.

The album has a black background front cover slick featuring white letters stripped with lines and bars of red, blue, green and black.
The mono cover has an ATCO logo centerd below and catalogue number 33-169 is white and centered at the bottom.
The stereo cover's front slick is positioned lower to reveal "STEREO" centered at the top in red, blue, and green, followed by the centered catalogue number in white.
The first-run back liners list "THE BEATLES" as artist for the first four tracks. Later liners add "with Tony Sheridan" to the artist credit for the three songs following "Ain't She Sweet".

Type-1) Most discs were pressed by MGM Bloomfield.
The mono discs have blue-gray, white and gold labels with black text.
First-run labels do not credit "Tony Sheridan", while later labels have the "with Tony Sheridan" credit.
The stereo labels are lavender, white and tan with black text.
There are also stereo labels without, and with the Tony Sheridan credit.
All white promo discs are without the Tony Sheridan credit.

Type-2) The Monarch pressings:
Mono and stereo labels have two (rather than one) song titles above the center hole.
Monarch labels have only been confirmed with the "Tony Sheridan" credit.

Atco reissued the album in 1969. By this time, all the company's albums were manufactured in stereo. The records were pressed with Atco Yellow labels.



#2-1 Ain't She Sweet The Beatles & Other Great Group Sounds From England
(STEREO 1st. Press: SD 33-169)

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#3-1 The Amazing Beatles (MONO 1st. Press: CLARION 601)
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#4-1 The Amazing Beatles (STEREO 1st. Press: CLARION SD-601)
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TITLE THE AMAZING BEATLES
AND OTHER GREAT ENGLISH GROUP SOUNDS
CATALOG NUMBER SD 601
RELEASE DATE June 1965 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet (The Beatles)
She Loves You (The Swallows)
Please Please Me (The Swallows)
I'm Telling You Now (The Swallows)
From Me To You (The Swallows) Sweet Georgia Brown
(The Beatles With Tony Sheridan)
Take Out Some Insurance Baby
(The Beatles With Tony Sheridan)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Swallows)
Nobody's Child (The Beatles With Tony Sheridan) I Wanna Be Your Man (The Swallows)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry,
I don't have it.
label label
label
 The stereo covers cut off the boy's hands and have "STEREO" and the catalogue number at the top.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
CATALOGUE NUMBER
1st. Press
(=this record)
2nd. Press The first run depicts an alternate cover for the Beatles album that has a British Union Jack flag.
Later custom liners show the correct faceless cover for the Beatles album.
hard
hardhard
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labelClarion Records' address "1841 Broadway, New York, New York 10023  Printed in U.S.A." was printed at the bottom of the back cover.

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label label label The Clarion monaural label was three curved bands of red, white and blue with black printing. "Clarion" in white above the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The Deutshe Grammophon company in Germany licensed four Beatles / Sheridan tracks to Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and the other four to Atlantic Records. Atlantic issued its Sheridan / Beatles tracks on an Atco LP. It later renamed and reissued the LP (minus two non-Beatles songs) on the Clarion label.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Green, white, and orange with black printing label
MIX STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Unknown
VINYL
Unknown
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 ST-CLN-65653-A    SD601   AT     5-12-65      W1
SIDE 2 ST-CLM-65654-A    SD601   AT     5-12-65      W1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES drawing of four faceless men that mimic the Dezo Hoffmann photographs
INNER SLEEVE Unknown
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
Atlantic repackaged its Beatles album, titled "The Amazing Beatles & Other Great English Group Sounds", the record contains all of the selections from the "Ain't She Sweet" LP except for the Swallows renditions of "How Do You Do IT?" and "I'll Keep You Satisfied".
The non charting album appeared on Atlantic's newly formed budget label, Clarion, and everything about the package, from its cheesy front cover to its back liner promoting other Clarion releases.
The Clarion label was a budget subsidiary label of Atlantic using material previously released on Atco and Atlantic.
All albums were issued in both mono (with no prefix) and stereo (with a prefix of "SD-"). As with many budget labels, high quality control on things like true stereo were not a priority. Many of the albums were rechanneled or partly rechanneled.

The front cover has the LP title in white and the song titles in black over a red background at the top. The lower part of the cover is a drawing of four faceless men that mimic the Dezo Hoffmann photographs of the boys in their collarless jackets that appeared on several early Capital picture sleeves.
The mono and stereo front covers are the same, except for the cropping of the slick. The stereo covers cut off the boy's hands and have "STEREO" and the catalogue number at the top.
The back liner depicts 21 album covers from the Clarion catalogue and is the same for mono and stereo albums. however, there are three variations:
The custom back liners have the catalogue number 601 and list the songs on the album.
1) The first run depicts an alternate cover for the Beatles album that has a British Union Jack flag.
2) Later custom liners show the correct faceless cover for the Beatles album
3) After the stock of custom liners was depleted, albums were constructed with generic Clarion back liners with no record number or song titles.

The Clarion monaural label was three curved bands of red, white and blue with black printing. "Clarion" in white above the center hole. The Clarion stereo label was green, white, and orange with black printing. . "Clarion" in white above the center hole.



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