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MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio in 1946 for the purpose of releasing soundtrack albums of their musical films. It transitioned to a pop music label which continued into the 1970s. The company also released soundtrack albums of the music for some of their non-musical films as well, and on rare occasions, cast albums of off-Broadway musicals such as The Fantasticks and the 1954 revival of The Threepenny Opera. In one instance, it even released the highly successful soundtrack album of a film made by a rival studio, Columbia Pictures's Born Free (1966).
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#1-1 The Beatles With Tony Sheridan And Their Guests
(MONO 1st. Press / With "and others" / Bloomfield Press: E 4215)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN AND THEIR GUESTS
CATALOG NUMBER E 4215
RELEASE DATE 3rd. February 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Rye Beat (Comin' Thru The Rye)
The Titans
Johnson Rag
The Titans
You Are My Sunshine
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Swanee River
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Summertime Beat (In The Good Old Summertime)
The Titans
Flying Beat (Man On The Flying Trapeze)
The Titans
Why
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Titans
Happy New Year Beat
The Titans
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label label The first covers have "and others" below the song titles in the box, while later covers do not.
label
Catalog number was printed  in the lower left corner of the front.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
hard "Recorded bt Deutsche Gramophon Polydor® Series" in black micro-print and an MGM lion logo in black.
The phrase "® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." is in black micro-print running along the lower right bottom of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Although the front of the album sleeve shows the title as The Beatles with Tony Sheridan And Guests, the spline, record label, and back slick read The Beatles with Tony Sheridan And "Their" Guests.
label
Catalog number was  printed at the upper right corner of the back cover,
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with silver print featuring the classic MGM lion logo.
"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The East Coast discs were pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
The labels to the first Bloomfield mono pressings state "(Trad. P.D.) - ASCAP" for My Bonnie and The Saints.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the classic MGM lion logo
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 UAL 3366 A-1AH  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAL 3366 B-1AH  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Ian Bond
INNER SLEEVE MGM Original Company Sleeve
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
The recording industry at the beginning of 1964 started to realize the potential of the Beatles and a few "cash-in" LPs were released during this year of Beatlemania. The first of these were issued by MGM in Canada and the United States on or about 3rd. February 1964.
The catalogue number for "The Beatles With Tony Sheridan and Guests" was MGM E 4215 (mono) and MGM SE 4215 (stereo) for the United States.

The front cover of LP is an green with "The Beatles" in very large print in white and "With Tony Sheridan And Guests" in very small black print. The four Beatles songs are featured in a box on the lower part of the cover. These four recordings are part of the "Tony Sheridan" session in Hamburg for Polydor.
The back cover is white and once again "The Beatles" in large black thick print and "With Tony Sheridan And Their Guests" in smaller black print is on the left side of the back cover. The left side also includes the track listing and the "artists" or "guests" alongside The Beatles. These "guests" were the band who called "The Titans". The Titans contribute six songs, the other guests are "Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers" which is essentially Tony Sheridan with a back-up band (not the Beatles) contributing two songs. There are liner notes on the right hand side of the back cover by Ian bond.
There are two slight front cover variations (mono / stereo). The first covers have "and others" below the song titles in the box, while later covers do not.

Black label with silver print featuring the classic MGM lion logo.
"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.

Type-1) The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
The labels to the first Bloomfield mono / stereo pressings state "(Trad. P.D.) - ASCAP" for My Bonnie and The Saints.
Later Bloomfield mono labels credit My Bonnie to "(Trad. arr. Sheridan - Hill & Range) - BMI" and The Saints to "(Trad. P.D.) - Hill & Range (BMI)".
No second variation stereo labels have been confirmed.

Type-2) The West Coast Pressings:
Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California.
The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels with the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.
The first Waddell mono / stereo labels credit My bonnie to "(H.J. Fuller) P.D. ASCAP" and The Saints to "P.D. ASCAP".
The Waddell labels erroneously contain the notation "Arr. Tony Sheridan" after a Harrison - Lennon credit under Cry For Shadow.
Later Waddell mono labels credit My Bonnie and The Saints to "(Arr. Tony Sheridan) Hill & Range Songs, Inc. BMI".
No second variation stereo labels have been confirmed.

The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo".
The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.



#2-1 The Beatles With Tony Sheridan And Their Guests
(STEREO 1st. Press / With "and others" / Waddell Press: SE 4215)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN AND THEIR GUESTS
CATALOG NUMBER SE 4215
RELEASE DATE 3rd. February 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Rye Beat (Comin' Thru The Rye)
The Titans
Johnson Rag
The Titans
You Are My Sunshine
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Swanee River
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Summertime Beat (In The Good Old Summertime)
The Titans
Flying Beat (Man On The Flying Trapeze)
The Titans
Why
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Titans
Happy New Year Beat
The Titans
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label label label Catalog number "SE 4215" and "STEREO" were printed at the top of the front.
The first covers have "and others" below the song titles in the box, while later covers do not.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
hard "Recorded bt Deutsche Gramophon Polydor® Series" in black micro-print and an MGM lion logo in black.
The phrase "® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." is in black micro-print running along the lower right bottom of the sleeve.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Although the front of the album sleeve shows the title as The Beatles with Tony Sheridan And Guests, the spline, record label, and back slick read The Beatles with Tony Sheridan And "Their" Guests.
label
Catalog number was  printed at the upper right corner of the back cover,
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with silver print featuring the classic MGM lion logo.
"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The East Coast discs were pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
The labels to the first Bloomfield mono pressings state "(Trad. P.D.) - ASCAP" for My Bonnie and The Saints.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The Waddell labels erroneously contain the notation "Arr. Tony Sheridan" after a Harrison - Lennon credit under Cry For Shadow.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the classic MGM lion logo
MIX Simulated Stereo
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Waddell in Burbank, California
VINYL
Waddell in Burbank, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAL 3366 A-1AH  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAL 3366 B-1AH  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Ian Bond
INNER SLEEVE MGM Original Company Sleeve
PRODUCER -
COMMENTS
The recording industry at the beginning of 1964 started to realize the potential of the Beatles and a few "cash-in" LPs were released during this year of Beatlemania. The first of these were issued by MGM in Canada and the United States on or about 3rd. February 1964.
The catalogue number for "The Beatles With Tony Sheridan and Guests" was MGM E 4215 (mono) and MGM SE 4215 (stereo) for the United States.

The front cover of LP is an green with "The Beatles" in very large print in white and "With Tony Sheridan And Guests" in very small black print. The four Beatles songs are featured in a box on the lower part of the cover. These four recordings are part of the "Tony Sheridan" session in Hamburg for Polydor.
The back cover is white and once again "The Beatles" in large black thick print and "With Tony Sheridan And Their Guests" in smaller black print is on the left side of the back cover. The left side also includes the track listing and the "artists" or "guests" alongside The Beatles. These "guests" were the band who called "The Titans". The Titans contribute six songs, the other guests are "Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers" which is essentially Tony Sheridan with a back-up band (not the Beatles) contributing two songs. There are liner notes on the right hand side of the back cover by Ian bond.
There are two slight front cover variations (mono / stereo). The first covers have "and others" below the song titles in the box, while later covers do not.

Black label with silver print featuring the classic MGM lion logo.
"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.

Type-1) The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
The labels to the first Bloomfield mono / stereo pressings state "(Trad. P.D.) - ASCAP" for My Bonnie and The Saints.
Later Bloomfield mono labels credit My Bonnie to "(Trad. arr. Sheridan - Hill & Range) - BMI" and The Saints to "(Trad. P.D.) - Hill & Range (BMI)".
No second variation stereo labels have been confirmed.

Type-2) The West Coast Pressings:
Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California.
The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels with the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.
The first Waddell mono / stereo labels credit My bonnie to "(H.J. Fuller) P.D. ASCAP" and The Saints to "P.D. ASCAP".
The Waddell labels erroneously contain the notation "Arr. Tony Sheridan" after a Harrison - Lennon credit under Cry For Shadow.
Later Waddell mono labels credit My Bonnie and The Saints to "(Arr. Tony Sheridan) Hill & Range Songs, Inc. BMI".
No second variation stereo labels have been confirmed.

The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo".
The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.



#3-1 This Is Where It Started The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
(MONO 1st. Press "Bloomfield Press": M-563)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE This Is Where It Started  The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
CATALOG NUMBER M-563
RELEASE DATE 15th. August 1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Rye Beat (Comin' Thru The Rye)
The Titans
Johnson Rag
The Titans
You Are My Sunshine
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Swanee River
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Summertime Beat (In The Good Old Summertime)
The Titans
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Titans
Why
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label Catalogue number "M-563" was printed at the lower left corner of the flont cover.
hard metro lion logomark and the credit "® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
Two tracks by The Titans were dropped from the line up.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with silver print featuring the "metro" logo.
"METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the METRO logo
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Bloomfield, New Jersey
VINYL
Bloomfield, New Jersey
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 m563  SIDE 1   66mt310  (hand etched)    J11(?)   (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 m563  SIDE 2   66mt311  (hand etched)    I21(?)   (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Sonny Daye
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
A & R Coordinator: Irv Stimler
COMMENTS
In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
The album was retitled "This Is Where It Started" and contained the same songs and running order as the original LP, except that two tracks by Titans , "Flying Beat" and "Happy New Year Beat" were dropped from the line up.

The record was packaged in a multicolored text only cover.
The back liner shows the covers to other albums in "Metro's exciting world of Music!" and has new liner notes by Sonny Daye.

There are mono / stereo covers.
Black label with silver print:
"METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.

Type-1) The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.

Type-2) The West Coast Pressings:
Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California.
The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels with the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.

The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo".
The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.
Some stereo discs were packaged in mono covers with a STEREO stickers.



#4-1 This Is Where It Started The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
(STEREO 1st. Press "Waddell Press": MS-563)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE This Is Where It Started  The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
CATALOG NUMBER MS-563
RELEASE DATE 15th. August 1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Rye Beat (Comin' Thru The Rye)
The Titans
Johnson Rag
The Titans
You Are My Sunshine
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Swanee River
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Summertime Beat (In The Good Old Summertime)
The Titans
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Titans
Why
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
hard label label
Catalogue number "MS-563" was printed at the upper left corner of the flont cover. The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo". The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
hard metro lion logomark and the credit "® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover. label
In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
Two tracks by The Titans were dropped from the line up.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with silver print featuring the "metro" logo.
The West Coast Pressings: Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California. The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels. "METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
With the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the METRO logo
MIX FAKE STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Waddell in Burbank, California
VINYL
Waddell in Burbank, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 MS-563  SIDE-1   66-MTS-810           (hand etched)
SIDE 2 MS-563  SIDE-2   66-MTS-811-REV  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT ® © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Sonny Daye
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
A & R Coordinator: Irv Stimler
COMMENTS
In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
The album was retitled "This Is Where It Started" and contained the same songs and running order as the original LP, except that two tracks by Titans , "Flying Beat" and "Happy New Year Beat" were dropped from the line up.

The record was packaged in a multicolored text only cover.
The back liner shows the covers to other albums in "Metro's exciting world of Music!" and has new liner notes by Sonny Daye.

There are mono / stereo covers.
Black label with silver print:
"METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.

Type-1) The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.

Type-2) The West Coast Pressings:
Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California.
The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels with the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.

The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo".
The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.
Some stereo discs were packaged in mono covers with a STEREO stickers.



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