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#1-1 Meet The Beatles! (1st. Press "Without BMI or ASCAP Credit / Scranton Press": ST-2047)
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TITLE
MEET THE BEATLES!
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2047
RELEASE DATE
20th January.1964/First Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand (2:24)
Don't Bother Me (2:28)
I Saw Her Standing There (2:50)
Little Child (1:46)
This Boy (2:11)
Till There Was You (2:12)
It Won't Be Long (2:11)
Hold Me Tight (2:30)
All I've Got To Do (2:05)
I Wanna Be Your Man (1:59)
All My Loving (2:04)
Not A Second Time (2:03)
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
meet meetback label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click
BACK --> Click!
meet meet sleeve
The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • Pop Rock, Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The words "MEET THE" are in light blue block letters. The remainder of the album's title, "BEATLES!" is usually either tan or brown.
Capitol later switched to a four-color printing process. Some of the later slicks used on West Coast covers have "BEATLES!" in dark olive green.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Slicks were printed on the East Coast by Queens Litho in New York. meetback meetback
The original issue of mono and stereo covers did not list the album's producer. New back liner prepared in late February 1964, which added the phrase "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in the lower left corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback meetback
The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured. (3=Scranton factory)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
meetback

"STEREO" indicator on the label has a chubby printing type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
There are 4 basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
1) The 1st. labels prepared for the album were printed without BMI or ASCAP.
meet
meet
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
VINYL Scranton, Pennsylvania / LABEL: Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
FACTORY CODE 3
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST - 1 - 2047 - A1#2    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
ST - 2 - 2047 - A3#2    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-1: Royal Blue sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Meet the Beatles! is the the first U.S. Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records, on 20 January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the popular album chart on 15 February 1964.

The front cover to "Meet The Beatles!" uses the same Robert Freeman black and white portrait as "With The Beatles". The "Meet The Beatles!" cover was designed by art department head George Osaki. The portrait of the band has a blue tint not present on the darker all black and white U.K. cover. The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in white in the upper right corner of the photo.
The top portion of the cover has a thin-lined white box containing the album's title and brief text. The words "MEET THE" are in light blue block letters. The remainder of the album's title, "BEATLES!" is usually either tan or brown.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
As a general rule, "BEATLES!" has more of a medium dark tan appearance on East Covers than on West covers.
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.
West Coast covers are normally darker and have less of a blue tint than East covers.
For economic reasons, Capitol later switched to a four-color printing process. Some of the later slicks used on West Coast covers have "BEATLES!" in dark olive green.

When "Meet The Beatles!" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois.
(Cover used by the Jacksonville factory typically have "BEATLES!" in light tan.

The lower portion of the back liner contains "Cover photo / Robert Freeman" "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.

The following factories used the following identification numbers in the mid-60s:
Cover fabricator
Number
Send
Press Plant
Imperial Paper Box Corporation, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
2
-->
Scranton factory
Modern Album, Long Island, New York
3
-->
Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
4
-->
Jacksonville plant
6
-->
Los Angeles factory
Modern Album, Terre Haute, Indiana
5
-->
9
-->
Jacksonville plant
*Queens Litho, Bert-Co and Ivy Hill Lithograph printed the front cover slicks, which were trimmed for mono and stereo by the fabricator.

The stereo covers have the four variations:
1) Has "BEATLES!" in tan or brown and No album's producer credit. (=this record)
2) Has "BEATLES!" in tan or brown and the George Martin production credit.
3) Has "BEATLES!" in olive green and No album's producer credit.
4) Has "BEATLES!" in olive green and the George Martin production credit.
New back liner prepared in late February 1964, which added the phrase "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in the lower left corner.

The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.
* 1966 Jacksonville stereo pressings of "ST 2047" have Keystone label.

There are four basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
1) The first labels prepared for the album were printed without BMI or ASCAP.
2) The 2nd. labels list ASCAP as the performance rights organization for all songs on the SIDE-2, and all songs on SIDE-1 except "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND (BMI)"
3) The 3rd. variation credits all songs on SIDE-2 as ASCAP, except for track #5, "I Wanna Be Your Man (BMI)"
4) the 4th. variation credits only the first and third songs of the SIDE-2 ASCAP. The other four songs on SIDE-2 and all songs on SIDE-1 credited to BMI.

The first three label variations were printed from early 1964 through early 1966.



#1-2 Meet The Beatles! (4th. Press "2 ASCAP Credit / Scranton Press": ST-2047)
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TITLE
MEET THE BEATLES!
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2047
RELEASE DATE
1966? / 4th. Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand (BMI-2:24)
Don't Bother Me (ASCAP-2:28)
I Saw Her Standing There (BMI-2:50)
Little Child (BMI-1:46)
This Boy (BMI-2:11)
Till There Was You (ASCAP-2:12)
It Won't Be Long (BMI-2:11)
Hold Me Tight (BMI-2:30)
All I've Got To Do (BMI-2:05)
I Wanna Be Your Man (BMI-1:59)
All My Loving (BMI-2:04)
Not A Second Time (BMI-2:03)
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
meet meetback label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click
BACK --> Click!
meet meet sleeve
The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • Pop Rock, Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The words "MEET THE" are in light blue block letters. The remainder of the album's title, "BEATLES!" is usually either tan or brown.
Capitol later switched to a four-color printing process. Some of the later slicks used on West Coast covers have "BEATLES!" in dark olive green.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in white in the upper right corner of the photo. meetback meetback
The original issue of mono and stereo covers did not list the album's producer. New back liner prepared in late February 1964, which added the phrase "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in the lower left corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback meetback
The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured. (3=Scranton factory)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
meetback

"STEREO" indicator on the label has a chubby printing type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
There are 4 basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
4) The 4th. variation credits only the 1st. & 3rd. songs of the SIDE-2 ASCAP. The other 4 songs on SIDE-2 and all songs on SIDE-1 credited to BMI.
meet
meet
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
VINYL Scranton, Pennsylvania / LABEL: Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
FACTORY CODE 3
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST 1 - 2047 - B4    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
ST 2 - 2047 - X4    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-7: The tan sleeve.
The final Capitol sleeve with Beatles albums was prepared in 1966.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Meet the Beatles! is the the first U.S. Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records, on 20 January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the popular album chart on 15 February 1964.

The front cover to "Meet The Beatles!" uses the same Robert Freeman black and white portrait as "With The Beatles". The "Meet The Beatles!" cover was designed by art department head George Osaki. The portrait of the band has a blue tint not present on the darker all black and white U.K. cover. The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in white in the upper right corner of the photo.
The top portion of the cover has a thin-lined white box containing the album's title and brief text. The words "MEET THE" are in light blue block letters. The remainder of the album's title, "BEATLES!" is usually either tan or brown.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
As a general rule, "BEATLES!" has more of a medium dark tan appearance on East Covers than on West covers.
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.
West Coast covers are normally darker and have less of a blue tint than East covers.
For economic reasons, Capitol later switched to a four-color printing process. Some of the later slicks used on West Coast covers have "BEATLES!" in dark olive green.

When "Meet The Beatles!" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois.
(Cover used by the Jacksonville factory typically have "BEATLES!" in light tan.

The lower portion of the back liner contains "Cover photo / Robert Freeman" "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.

The following factories used the following identification numbers in the mid-60s:
Cover fabricator
Number
Send
Press Plant
Imperial Paper Box Corporation, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
2
-->
Scranton factory
Modern Album, Long Island, New York
3
-->
Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
4
-->
Jacksonville plant
6
-->
Los Angeles factory
Modern Album, Terre Haute, Indiana
5
-->
9
-->
Jacksonville plant
*Queens Litho, Bert-Co and Ivy Hill Lithograph printed the front cover slicks, which were trimmed for mono and stereo by the fabricator.

The stereo covers have the four variations:
1) Has "BEATLES!" in tan or brown and No album's producer credit. (=this record)
2) Has "BEATLES!" in tan or brown and the George Martin production credit.
3) Has "BEATLES!" in olive green and No album's producer credit.
4) Has "BEATLES!" in olive green and the George Martin production credit.
New back liner prepared in late February 1964, which added the phrase "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in the lower left corner.

The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.
* 1966 Jacksonville stereo pressings of "ST 2047" have Keystone label.

There are four basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
1) The first labels prepared for the album were printed without BMI or ASCAP.
2) The 2nd. labels list ASCAP as the performance rights organization for all songs on the SIDE-2, and all songs on SIDE-1 except "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND (BMI)"
3) The 3rd. variation credits all songs on SIDE-2 as ASCAP, except for track #5, "I Wanna Be Your Man (BMI)"
4) the 4th. variation credits only the first and third songs of the SIDE-2 ASCAP. The other four songs on SIDE-2 and all songs on SIDE-1 credited to BMI.

The first three label variations were printed from early 1964 through early 1966.



#1-3 Meet The Beatles! (4th. Press "2 ASCAP Credit / Jacksonville Press?": ST-2047)
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TITLE
MEET THE BEATLES!
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2047
RELEASE DATE
1966? / 4th. Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand (BMI-2:24)
Don't Bother Me (ASCAP-2:28)
I Saw Her Standing There (BMI-2:50)
Little Child (BMI-1:46)
This Boy (BMI-2:11)
Till There Was You (ASCAP-2:12)
It Won't Be Long (BMI-2:11)
Hold Me Tight (BMI-2:30)
All I've Got To Do (BMI-2:05)
I Wanna Be Your Man (BMI-1:59)
All My Loving (BMI-2:04)
Not A Second Time (BMI-2:03)
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
meet meetback label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click
BACK --> Click!
meet meet sleeve
The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • Pop Rock, Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The words "MEET THE" are in light blue block letters. The remainder of the album's title, "BEATLES!" is usually either tan or brown.
Capitol later switched to a four-color printing process. Some of the later slicks used on West Coast covers have "BEATLES!" in dark olive green.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in white in the upper right corner of the photo. meetback meetback
The original issue of mono and stereo covers did not list the album's producer. New back liner prepared in late February 1964, which added the phrase "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in the lower left corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback meetback
The lower portion of the back liner still contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the phrase "This Stereo record should be played ....Needle to avoid damage" was erased.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured. (4=Jacksonville plant)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
meetback

"STEREO" indicator on the label has a chubby printing type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
There are 4 basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
4) The 4th. variation credits only the 1st. & 3rd. songs of the SIDE-2 ASCAP. The other 4 songs on SIDE-2 and all songs on SIDE-1 credited to BMI.
meet
meet
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL Jacksonville, Illinois / LABEL: Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
FACTORY CODE 4
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
T   0     ST-1-2047  B-10   1         53  (hand etched)
SIDE 2
T   0     ST-2-2047  A-9    1         53  (hand etched)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-7: The tan sleeve.
The final Capitol sleeve with Beatles albums was prepared in 1966.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Meet the Beatles! is the the first U.S. Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records, on 20 January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the popular album chart on 15 February 1964.

The front cover to "Meet The Beatles!" uses the same Robert Freeman black and white portrait as "With The Beatles". The "Meet The Beatles!" cover was designed by art department head George Osaki. The portrait of the band has a blue tint not present on the darker all black and white U.K. cover. The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in white in the upper right corner of the photo.
The top portion of the cover has a thin-lined white box containing the album's title and brief text. The words "MEET THE" are in light blue block letters. The remainder of the album's title, "BEATLES!" is usually either tan or brown.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
As a general rule, "BEATLES!" has more of a medium dark tan appearance on East Covers than on West covers.
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.
West Coast covers are normally darker and have less of a blue tint than East covers.
For economic reasons, Capitol later switched to a four-color printing process. Some of the later slicks used on West Coast covers have "BEATLES!" in dark olive green.

When "Meet The Beatles!" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois.
(Cover used by the Jacksonville factory typically have "BEATLES!" in light tan.

The lower portion of the back liner contains "Cover photo / Robert Freeman" "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.

The following factories used the following identification numbers in the mid-60s:
Cover fabricator
Number
Send
Press Plant
Imperial Paper Box Corporation, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
2
-->
Scranton factory
Modern Album, Long Island, New York
3
-->
Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
4
-->
Jacksonville plant
6
-->
Los Angeles factory
Modern Album, Terre Haute, Indiana
5
-->
9
-->
Jacksonville plant
*Queens Litho, Bert-Co and Ivy Hill Lithograph printed the front cover slicks, which were trimmed for mono and stereo by the fabricator.

The stereo covers have the four variations:
1) Has "BEATLES!" in tan or brown and No album's producer credit.
2) Has "BEATLES!" in tan or brown and the George Martin production credit.
3) Has "BEATLES!" in olive green and No album's producer credit.
4) Has "BEATLES!" in olive green and the George Martin production credit. (=this record)
New back liner prepared in late February 1964, which added the phrase "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN" in the lower left corner.

The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.
* 1966 Jacksonville stereo pressings of "ST 2047" have Keystone label.

There are four basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
1) The first labels prepared for the album were printed without BMI or ASCAP.
2) The 2nd. labels list ASCAP as the performance rights organization for all songs on the SIDE-2, and all songs on SIDE-1 except "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND (BMI)"
3) The 3rd. variation credits all songs on SIDE-2 as ASCAP, except for track #5, "I Wanna Be Your Man (BMI)"
4) the 4th. variation credits only the first and third songs of the SIDE-2 ASCAP. The other four songs on SIDE-2 and all songs on SIDE-1 credited to BMI.

The first three label variations were printed from early 1964 through early 1966.



#2-1 The Beatles' Second Album (1st. Press "Without Running Times: ST-2080)
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#2-4 The Beatles' Second Album (4th. Press "BMI without Running Times / L.A. Press": ST-2080)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2080
RELEASE DATE
1966? / 4th. Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Roll Over Beethoven (BMI-2:44)
Long Tall Sally (BMI)
Thank You Girl (BMI-2:01) I Call Your Name (BMI)
You Really Got A Hold On Me (BMI-2:58) Please Mister Postman (BMI-2:34)
Devil In Her Heart (BMI-2:23) I'll Get You (BMI-2:04)
(simulated stereo)
Money (That's What I Want) (BMI-2:47) She Loves You (ASCAP-2:19)
(simulated stereo)
You Can't Do That (BMI-2:33)

FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
meet meetback label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click!
meet meet sleeve
The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • Pop Rock, Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve On stereo jackets, the front cover slicks is cut and positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in black at the right side of the front cover. meetback meetback
Back liner has the catalogue number "ST 2080", the "Full Dimensional Stereo" circle logo and "Also Available In Regular Monophonic" in uppercase letters in the upper right corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback meetback
The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
(6=Los Angeles factory)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
meetback
Catalogue number "ST-2080" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
There are 4 basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
4) Later pressings of the album list BMI for "I Call Your Name" and do not have times for either "Long Tall Sally" or "I Call Your Name"
meet
meet
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX MONO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL Los Angeles, California
FACTORY CODE None
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST-1-2080-B-6'  (hand etched)     2       *    (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
ST-2-2080-B-6'  (hand etched)     1       *    (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
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"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
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COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-6: Orange sleeve (Sound Great!)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front Cover Design: George Osaki
All Photos: Joe Covello / Black Star
PRODUCER Produced in London by George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' Second Album is the Beatles' second Capitol Records album, and their third album released in the United States including Introducing... The Beatles released three months earlier on Vee-Jay Records. The Beatles' Second Album replaced Meet the Beatles! at number one on the album charts in the US.

The white front cover to "The Beatles' Second Album" , which was also designed by George Osaki, features a layout of sepia-tinted photographs of the band. There are two group shots:
one posing in front of a curtain at The Ed Sullivan Show and one from the Kennedy airport press conference.
All photos were taken by Joe Covello and licensed through Black Star.
The initial slicks have the group's name in a brownish red and the song titles in dark green. Later slicks have "THE BEATLES" in bright red and the song titles in olive green.

The black and white back liner also features photographs of the band. Four of the pictures feature Ed Sullivan Show performances. Three is also a performance shot from the Washington Coliseum concert.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.

When "The Beatles' Second Album" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. (Stereo Only)

The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.

The following factories used the following identification numbers in the mid-60s:
Cover fabricator
Number
Send
Press Plant
Imperial Paper Box Corporation, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
2
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Scranton factory
Modern Album, Long Island, New York
3
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Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
4
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Jacksonville plant
6
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Los Angeles factory
Modern Album, Terre Haute, Indiana
5
-->
9
-->
Jacksonville plant
*Queens Litho, Bert-Co and Ivy Hill Lithograph printed the front cover slicks, which were trimmed for mono and stereo by the fabricator.

The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.

The label copy for the record is interesting in that Capitol decided to print the names of the band members on the record label beneath the title of the album.
1) The initial labels do not have running times for "Long Tall Sally" or "I Call Your Name" and list ASCAP as the performing rights organization for "I Call Your Name".
2) After Capitol received the tapes for "Long Tall Sally" and "I Call Your Name", the company revised the label copy by adding the times for the two songs.
* Only East Coast mono and East Coast stereo labels with times for both songs have been confirmed.
3-1) When BMI replaced ASCAP for "I Call Your Name", Capitol once again revised its label copy.
3-2) The printer for the East Coast stereo label not only changed ASCAP to BMI after "I Call Your Name", but also dropped the running time for the song.
4) Later pressings of the album list BMI for "I Call Your Name" and do not have times for either "Long Tall Sally" or "I Call Your Name"
West Coast stereo version (has centered label copy and "STEREO" spaced loosely)
• Jacksonville stereo version (with small print used for the album title and band member names)



#3-1 Something New (1st. Press "Nicholas Credit / Scranton Press": ST-2108)
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TITLE
SOMETHING NEW
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2108
RELEASE DATE
20th. July 1964 / First Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
I'll Cry Instead (BMI-2:04)
Tell Me Why (BMI-2:06)
Things We Said Today (BMI-2:35) And I Love Her (BMI-2:28)
Any Time At All (BMI-2:10) I'm Happy Just To Dance With You  (BMI-1:56)
When I Get Home (BMI-2:14) If I Fell (BMI-2:19)
Slow Down (BMI-2:54) Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (BMI-2:24)
(Lennon-McCartney-Nicholas-Hellmer)
Matchbox (BMI-1:37)

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The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • (erased the words: Pop Rock, ) Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
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meetback meetback The front cover slicks is cut and positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in white.
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meet Store price sticker was pasted on the shrink wrap.
meetback Back liner has the catalogue number "ST 2108", the "Capitol Records High Fidelity Recording" logo and "Also Available In Stereo" in uppercase letters in the upper right corner.
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The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
(3=Scranton factory)
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label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
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Catalogue number "ST-2108" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
"STEREO" indicator on the label has a chubby printing type.
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First pressings of the East Coast label misspell one of the German translator's name as "Nichoras" rather than "Nicoras". Second "East Coast" Pressings correct the error with "Nicoras".
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label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
VINYL Scranton, Pennsylvania / LABEL: Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
FACTORY CODE 3
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST1-2108-A3 #2         IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
ST2-2108-A1              IAM mark  (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-2: Light Blue sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES photograph taken by Ken Veeder of the group's 9th. February 1964, Ed Sullivan Show debut
PRODUCER Produced in England by George Martin and in the U.S.A. with the assistance of Dave Dexter, Jr.
COMMENTS
"Something New" is The Beatles third Capitol LP release and fifth American album overall, following the United Artists release of A Hard Day's Night. The album includes eight songs from the original British release of A Hard Day's Night, as well as the tracks "Slow Down" and "Matchbox" from the Long Tall Sally EP and the German-language version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
The album was released in both mono and stereo versions. All mono mixes of the five songs duplicated from the United Artists soundtrack album are identical on both releases. Something New was the only early Capitol Beatles album to contain all tracks in true stereo.
The mono release contains alternative versions of:
> "I'll Cry Instead" (with the "missing" third verse)
> "Any Time At All" (a different mix during the instrumental bridge)
> "When I Get Home" (the line "Till I walk out that door again" during the song's bridge has a different vocal passage from the UK mono mix)
> "And I Love Her" (McCartney's non-double-tracked vocal)
> "If I Fell" (Lennon's non-double-tracked introductory vocal)

The front cover of the album features a color photograph taken by Ken Veeder of the group's 9th. February 1964, Ed Sullivan Show debut.

The black liner has the title graphics centered at the top above THE BEATLES. The song titles and running times appear below the group's name on the right side.
The liner notes are followed by the first of what would become a series of dubious production credits. Dexter's sole contribution to the album was the selection and sequencing of the songs.
The lower portion of the back liner features images of the covers of the first two Capitol Beatles albums and "The Beatles Song Book by the Hollyridge Strings". The first three Capitol singles are also plugged.
The usual factory information is centered at the bottom and the RIAA logo is in the lower right corner.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.

When "Something New" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. (Stereo Only)

The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of the back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.

The following factories used the following identification numbers in the mid-60s:
Cover fabricator
Number
Send
Press Plant
Imperial Paper Box Corporation, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
2
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Scranton factory
Modern Album, Long Island, New York
3
-->
Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
4
-->
Jacksonville plant
6
-->
Los Angeles factory
Modern Album, Terre Haute, Indiana
5
-->
9
-->
Jacksonville plant
*Queens Litho, Bert-Co and Ivy Hill Lithograph printed the front cover slicks, which were trimmed for mono and stereo by the fabricator.

The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.

The East Coast and West Coast mono label variations:
1-1) First pressings of the East Coast label misspell one of the German translator's name as "Nichoras" rather than "Nicoras" in the writer's credit to "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand".
1-2) First ''West Coast'' pressings have this credit correctly. The tracklisting on the label tends to the right hand side and aligns with the ''M'' of ''Something'' from the title
2-1) Second "East Coast" Pressings correct the error with "Nicoras".
2-2) Second ''West Coast'' pressings have the credit correctly too. The tracklisting on the label is moved to the middle of the label.



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TITLE
SOMETHING NEW
RELEASE DATE
1969 (First press/20th July 1964)
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label label The word "STEREO" on the label was printed in slender printing type.
This label has the word "A SUBSIDIARY OF..." in the circle credit around the label.
OTHER ITEM
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 ST-2108
I'll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
Any Time At All
When I Get Home
Slow Down
Matchbox
Tell Me Why
And I Love Her
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
If I Fell
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

LABEL
Capitol Black-rainbow type 4

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
YES
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
6
COMMENTS
Stereo only.
Capitol black label with multicolor band with white perimeter print in black area:
includes "....Subsidiary of ..." perimeter print, and "Stereo" text style is different for the "Capitol Black-rainbow type 3".



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