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16 Abbey Road (SO-383)
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#16-1 Abbey Road (1st. Press / without Her Majesty / Scranton Press: SO-383)
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TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER SO-383
RELEASE DATE
1st. October 1969 /First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy) Polythene Pam
  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers
  Carry That Wait
  The End
  (Her Majesty)  *no credit
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE BACK COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve sleeve Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve Catalog no. "APPLE SO-383" was printed at the upper light corner of the back cover. Printer credit was not printed  on the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Light green apple label. with a thin compressed font for the album title and group's name. On Side-1, this information is on 2 lines centered at the top of the apple. On Side-2, the album title is on 2 lines in the upper left.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Side-1 has "Produced by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on 2 lines at the bottom of the apple.
Side-2 has this information in the lower right part of the apple.
With Apple perimeter print on the sliced side
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! The initial labels prepared for Abbey Road do not list "Her Majesty" on side-2.
sleeve sleeve
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Light Green Apple label with MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. perimeter (Type-1-3)
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE East Coast: Shorewood's Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant
VINYL Scranton, Pennsylvania
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SO1-383-F7"  #2  (hand etched)   IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 SO2-383-H8    (hand etched)        IAM mark  (machine stamped)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The Abbey Road covers for the East Coast were manufactured by Shorewood's Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant.
The West Coast covers were made by Bert-Co under licence from Shorewood.
The initial labels prepared for Abbey Road do not list "Her Majesty" on side-2.

There are three layout variations of the first issue labels. All have the record and matrix numbers to the light of the spindle hole and "STEREO" to the left.
Type-1-1: The most common label variation has the album title above the group's name (centered towards the top of the apple on Side-1 and in the upper left part of the apple on Side-2) and the side number to the right of the spindle hole.
Side-1 has "Producued by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on two lines at the bottom of the apple. Side-2 has the recording location in the lower left part of the apple and the production credit in the lower right part.
All titles on Side-2 are below the spindle hole.
The labels have light green apples and Apple perimeter print on the sliced side.
They have been confirmed with Capitol Los Angeles pressings as well as Decca and RCA pressings.
Type-1-2: A second variation has the album title and group's name on one line towards the top of the apple, the side number to the left of the spindle hole and "Produced by Geroge Martin", "Recorded in England", and "Manufactured by Apple Records, Inc." on three lines at the bottom of the apple.
The first three song titles on Side-2 are above the hole.
The labels, which have light green apples and Apple perimeter print on the sliced side, were probably printed in-house by Capitol's Jacksonville factory. Jacksonville and Scranton pressings have been confirmed.
Type-1-3: The least common variation has labels with a thin compressed font for the album title and group's name.
On Side-1, this information is on two lines centered at the top of the apple.
On Side-2, the album title is on two lines in the upper left part of the apple and the group's name is in the upper right part. The side number is to the right of the spindle hole.
Side-1 has "Produced by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on two lines at the bottom of the apple.
Side-2 has this information in the lower right part of the apple.
All titles on Side-2 are below the spindle hole.
These labels, which have light green apples, were probably printed in-house by Capitol's Scranton factory. They can be found with Apple perimeter print on the sliced side (Scranton and Non-Capitol pressings confirmed), and Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced side (Winchester confirmed).

The later labels add "Her Majesty" to Side-2 and shift "Produced by George Martin" from the lower right to the upper right part of the sliced apple.

The third variation, has "All rights reserved" credit type.
All with Apple perimeter print on the full apple.



#16-2 Abbey Road (1st. Press (Crossover Press) / with Her Majesty on the cover / RCA Press?: SO-383)
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TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER SO-383
RELEASE DATE
1st. October 1969 /First Press  (RCA  Contract Press?)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy) Polythene Pam
  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers
  Carry That Wait
  The End
  (Her Majesty)  *no credit
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE BACK COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve sleeve With a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer credit was not printed  on the back cover. sleeve
Catalog no. "APPLE SO-383" was printed at the upper light corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Light green apple label. with a thin compressed font for the album title and group's name. On Side-1, this information is on 2 lines centered at the top of the apple. On Side-2, the album title is on 2 lines in the upper left.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Side-1 has "Produced by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on 2 lines at the bottom of the apple.
Side-2 has this information in the lower right part of the apple.
With Apple perimeter print on the sliced side
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! The initial labels prepared for Abbey Road do not list "Her Majesty" on side-2.
sleeve sleeve
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Light Green Apple label with MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. perimeter (Type-1-3)
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE East Coast: Shorewood's Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant
VINYL RCA Contract Pressing?
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 1 - SO-21-383   K    F-32
SIDE 2 SO-2-383    K    B-34   X - R
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The Abbey Road covers for the East Coast were manufactured by Shorewood's Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant.
The West Coast covers were made by Bert-Co under licence from Shorewood.
The initial labels prepared for Abbey Road do not list "Her Majesty" on side-2.

There are three layout variations of the first issue labels. All have the record and matrix numbers to the light of the spindle hole and "STEREO" to the left.
Type-1-1: The most common label variation has the album title above the group's name (centered towards the top of the apple on Side-1 and in the upper left part of the apple on Side-2) and the side number to the right of the spindle hole.
Side-1 has "Producued by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on two lines at the bottom of the apple. Side-2 has the recording location in the lower left part of the apple and the production credit in the lower right part.
All titles on Side-2 are below the spindle hole.
The labels have light green apples and Apple perimeter print on the sliced side.
They have been confirmed with Capitol Los Angeles pressings as well as Decca and RCA pressings.
Type-1-2: A second variation has the album title and group's name on one line towards the top of the apple, the side number to the left of the spindle hole and "Produced by Geroge Martin", "Recorded in England", and "Manufactured by Apple Records, Inc." on three lines at the bottom of the apple.
The first three song titles on Side-2 are above the hole.
The labels, which have light green apples and Apple perimeter print on the sliced side, were probably printed in-house by Capitol's Jacksonville factory. Jacksonville and Scranton pressings have been confirmed.
Type-1-3: The least common variation has labels with a thin compressed font for the album title and group's name.
On Side-1, this information is on two lines centered at the top of the apple.
On Side-2, the album title is on two lines in the upper left part of the apple and the group's name is in the upper right part. The side number is to the right of the spindle hole.
Side-1 has "Produced by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on two lines at the bottom of the apple.
Side-2 has this information in the lower right part of the apple.
All titles on Side-2 are below the spindle hole.
These labels, which have light green apples, were probably printed in-house by Capitol's Scranton factory. They can be found with Apple perimeter print on the sliced side (Scranton and Non-Capitol (ex. RCA, Columbia) pressings confirmed), and Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced side (Winchester confirmed).

The later labels add "Her Majesty" to Side-2 and shift "Produced by George Martin" from the lower right to the upper right part of the sliced apple.

The third variation, has "All rights reserved" credit type.
All with Apple perimeter print on the full apple.



#16-3 Abbey Road (2nd Press / with Her Majesty on the label / Manchester Press: SO-383)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER SO-383
RELEASE DATE
1st. October 1969 /First Press  (RCA  Contract Press?)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy) Polythene Pam
  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers
  Carry That Wait
  The End
  (Her Majesty)  *no credit
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Plain white inner sleeve (maybe)
sleeve With a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer credit was not printed  on the back cover. sleeve
Catalog no. "APPLE SO-383" was printed at the upper light corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Light green apple label. Has the album title above the group's name (centered towards the top of the apple on Side-1 and in the upper left part of the apple on Side-2).
Shift "Produced by George Martin" from the lower right to the upper right part of the sliced apple.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Side-1 has "Produced by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on 2 lines at the bottom of the apple.
With Apple perimeter print on the sliced side
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label
The later labels add "Her Majesty" to Side-2.
Deadwax mark: Winchester Press
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Light Green Apple label with MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. perimeter (Type-2-1)
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE East Coast: Shorewood's Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant
VINYL Winchester Pressing
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SO-1-383-A27 #2    -<
SIDE 2 SO-2-383-F26 #2     -<
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The Abbey Road covers for the East Coast were manufactured by Shorewood's Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant.
The West Coast covers were made by Bert-Co under licence from Shorewood.
The initial labels prepared for Abbey Road do not list "Her Majesty" on side-2.

There are three layout variations of the first issue labels. All have the record and matrix numbers to the light of the spindle hole and "STEREO" to the left.
Type-1-1: The most common label variation has the album title above the group's name (centered towards the top of the apple on Side-1 and in the upper left part of the apple on Side-2) and the side number to the right of the spindle hole.
Side-1 has "Producued by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on two lines at the bottom of the apple. Side-2 has the recording location in the lower left part of the apple and the production credit in the lower right part.
All titles on Side-2 are below the spindle hole.
The labels have light green apples and Apple perimeter print on the sliced side.
They have been confirmed with Capitol Los Angeles pressings as well as Decca and RCA pressings.
Type-1-2: A second variation has the album title and group's name on one line towards the top of the apple, the side number to the left of the spindle hole and "Produced by Geroge Martin", "Recorded in England", and "Manufactured by Apple Records, Inc." on three lines at the bottom of the apple.
The first three song titles on Side-2 are above the hole.
The labels, which have light green apples and Apple perimeter print on the sliced side, were probably printed in-house by Capitol's Jacksonville factory. Jacksonville and Scranton pressings have been confirmed.
Type-1-3: The least common variation has labels with a thin compressed font for the album title and group's name.
On Side-1, this information is on two lines centered at the top of the apple.
On Side-2, the album title is on two lines in the upper left part of the apple and the group's name is in the upper right part. The side number is to the right of the spindle hole.
Side-1 has "Produced by George Martin" and "Recorded in England" on two lines at the bottom of the apple.
Side-2 has this information in the lower right part of the apple.
All titles on Side-2 are below the spindle hole.
These labels, which have light green apples, were probably printed in-house by Capitol's Scranton factory. They can be found with Apple perimeter print on the sliced side (Scranton and Non-Capitol (ex. RCA, Columbia) pressings confirmed), and Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced side (Winchester confirmed).

The later labels add "Her Majesty" to Side-2 and shift "Produced by George Martin" from the lower right to the upper right part of the sliced apple.
All confirmed labels with "Her Majesty" are similar to Type-1-1 label.
Type-2-1: There are 3 variations
1) Capitol logo perimeter print (Light green apple: LA, and Jacksonville pressing)
2) Apple perimeter print on the sliced apple (Light green apple: Scranton, Jacksonville, and Winchester pressings)
3) Apple perimeter print on the full apple (Light green apple: LA, Dark green apple: Winchester)
Typer-2-2: Has the production credit (Produced by..) shifted more to the feft.
1) Capitol logo perimeter print (Light Green apple: Scranton, Dark green apple: Scranton and Jacksonville pressings)
2) Appe perimeter print on the sliced apple (Light green apple: Scranton pressings)

The third variation, has "All rights reserved" credit type.
All with Apple perimeter print on the full apple.



#16-4 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
RELEASE DATE
1983 (1st October. 1969/First Press)
FRONT BACK LABEL --> Click! DISK
abbey abbeyback label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover cover The Apple logo mark was erased from the back cover and The Capitol logo and EMI logo were printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cover cover Capitol black label with multicolor band with black perimeter print in color band.
OTHER ITEM
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SO-383
Come Together
Something
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Oh! Daring
Octopus's Garden
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Here Comes The Sun
Because
You Never Give Me Your Money
Sun King
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Wait
The End
Her Majesty

LABEL
Capitol Black-rainbow type 5

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
No credit
COMMENTS
Capitol black label with multicolor band with black perimeter print in colorblind.
LP cover cannot be found with "Her Majesty" listed.



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