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United Artists Records was a record label founded by Max E. Youngstein of United Artists in 1957 initially to distribute records of its movie soundtracks, though it soon branched out into recording music of a number of different genres.
The soundtracks from the James Bond movies and A Hard Day's Night (1964) were very popular United Artists releases in the 1960s. United Artists released many other movie soundtrack albums.


#1-1 A Hard Day's Night (MONO 1st. Press: "Waddell Press / I Cry Instead" UAL 3366)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER UAL 3366
RELEASE DATE 26th. June 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
I Should Have Known Better
Tell Me Why
If I Fell
I Cry Instead
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Instrumental)
And I Love Her (Instrumental)
Can't Buy Me Love
From Me To You (The Beatles)
A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP -->Click!
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
label label label hard The United Artists logomark is in the lower right corner.
Some later 1964 covers came with a round orange sticker. Stickers have been found either on shrinkwrap or on the cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label The front slicks on the mono covers are cropped to show "high fidelity" in white in the lower left corner followed by "THE BEATLES - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3366" in black.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label On the back cover, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead".
All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.
label
Company name and address, and  "monaural ual 3366" was  printed at the bottom of the back cover,
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp.
Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
The more common copies list "I Cry Instead" (incorrect
spelling) on the label of the record. Less common copies have the title correct ("I'll Cry Instead") on the label.
All copies have that song title misspelled on the cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top Type-2
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California
VINYL
H.V. Waddell Co. 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
All Songs published by Maclen Music Inc. and Unart Music Corp. (BMI) except "This Boy" which is publised by Maclen Music Inc. (BMI)
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-2
PRODUCER Musical Director: George Martin
COMMENTS
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
The bright red background front cover features four of Robert Freeman's portraits.
The following text appears above the photos from top to bottom: "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" in black uppercaseletters.

The Beatles tracks are not in true stereo on ALL UA stereo pressings, only the instrumentals are.
United Artists received a tape containing the mono masters of the 8 Beatles songs intended for the film on or about 10th. June 1964. Because the company wanted to release its album as soon as possible, it decided not to wait for stereo mixes of the songs. So, the Beatles songs appearing on the United Artists stereo album are fake stereo.

First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp. Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
Song title of the back over, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead". All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.

United Artists did not have its own pressing factories. The label contracted with five companies to manufacture records for "A Hard Day's Night".
1) Columbia Records
2) H.V. Waddell Co.
3) RCA
4) Monarch Records
5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)

Type-1) Columbia Records Press:
Manufactured album for East Coast distribution.
The bolded album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are approximately the same height.
There are two variations;
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
All copies have "I Cry Instead" (maybe). No Columbia "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-2) H.V. Waddell Co. Press:
Pressed many of the West Coast albums.
The album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are equal length on the Waddell discs.
There are many variations:
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
Type-3) RCA Press:
UA also hired RCA to manufacture copies of the album (mono only).
The song titles and running times are left margin justified. In addition, the RCA labels have an identification number "RP4M-0474/0475 on mono" printed below the catalog number to the right of the center hole.
NO RCA "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
There are slight variations:
Type-3-1) RCA Indianapolis: Song title fonts are Sans-Serif type
Type-3-2) RCA Rockaway: Song title fonts are Roman type
Type-4) Monarch Records in L.A. was later hired to press copies of the album.
The song titles are centered and there are no running times.
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
NO Monarch "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)
Similar to the Columbia pressings, except that "THE BEATLES" is spaced looser and is taller than it is on the Columbia labels.
Only mono pressings with "I Cry Instead" have been confirmed.



#1-2 A Hard Day's Night (MONO 2nd. Press: "Waddell Press / I'll Cry Instead" UAL 3366)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER UAL 3366
RELEASE DATE Late1964? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
I Should Have Known Better
Tell Me Why
If I Fell
I'll Cry Instead
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Instrumental)
And I Love Her (Instrumental)
Can't Buy Me Love
From Me To You (The Beatles)
A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental)
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.

United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-2 (maybe)
label label
The United Artists logomark is in the lower right corner.
The front slicks on the mono covers are cropped to show "high fidelity" in white in the lower left corner followed by "THE BEATLES - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3366" in black.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label On the back cover, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead".
All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.
label
Company name and address, and  "monaural ual 3366" was  printed at the bottom of the back cover,
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp.
Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
The more common copies list "I Cry Instead" (incorrect
spelling) on the label of the record. Less common copies have the title correct ("I'll Cry Instead") on the label.
All copies have that song title misspelled on the cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top Type-2
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California
VINYL
H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAL 3366 A-1AJ  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAL 3366 B-1AJ  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
All Songs published by Maclen Music Inc. and Unart Music Corp. BMI except "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" which are publised by Maclen Music Inc. BMI
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-2
PRODUCER Musical Director: George Martin
COMMENTS
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
The bright red background front cover features four of Robert Freeman's portraits.
The following text appears above the photos from top to bottom: "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" in black uppercaseletters.

The Beatles tracks are not in true stereo on ALL UA stereo pressings, only the instrumentals are.
United Artists received a tape containing the mono masters of the 8 Beatles songs intended for the film on or about 10th. June 1964. Because the company wanted to release its album as soon as possible, it decided not to wait for stereo mixes of the songs. So, the Beatles songs appearing on the United Artists stereo album are fake stereo.

First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp. Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
Song title of the back over, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead". All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.

United Artists did not have its own pressing factories. The label contracted with five companies to manufacture records for "A Hard Day's Night".
1) Columbia Records
2) H.V. Waddell Co.
3) RCA
4) Monarch Records
5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)

Type-1) Columbia Records Press:
Manufactured album for East Coast distribution.
The bolded album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are approximately the same height.
There are two variations;
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
All copies have "I Cry Instead" (maybe). No Columbia "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-2) H.V. Waddell Co. Press:
Pressed many of the West Coast albums.
The album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are equal length on the Waddell discs.
There are many variations:
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
Type-3) RCA Press:
UA also hired RCA to manufacture copies of the album (mono only).
The song titles and running times are left margin justified. In addition, the RCA labels have an identification number "RP4M-0474/0475 on mono" printed below the catalog number to the right of the center hole.
NO RCA "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
There are slight variations:
Type-3-1) RCA Indianapolis: Song title fonts are Sans-Serif type
Type-3-2) RCA Rockaway: Song title fonts are Roman type
Type-4) Monarch Records in L.A. was later hired to press copies of the album.
The song titles are centered and there are no running times.
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
NO Monarch "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)
Similar to the Columbia pressings, except that "THE BEATLES" is spaced looser and is taller than it is on the Columbia labels.
Only mono pressings with "I Cry Instead" have been confirmed.



#2-1 A Hard Day's Night (STEREO 1st. Press: "Columbia Press / I Cry Instead" UAS 6366)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER UAS 6366
RELEASE DATE 26th. June 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
I Should Have Known Better
Tell Me Why
If I Fell
I Cry Instead
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Instrumental)
And I Love Her (Instrumental)
Can't Buy Me Love
From Me To You (The Beatles)
A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental)
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click!
label label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label On the back cover, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead".
All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.
label
Company name and address, and  "stereo uas 3366" was  printed at the upper right corner of the back cover,
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp.
Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
Columbia Records Press:
Manufactured album for East Coast distribution.
The bolded album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are approximately the same height.
All copies have "I Cry Instead" (maybe).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY STEREO" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top Type-2
MIX The Beatles tracks are fake stereo on ALL UA stereo pressings, only the instrumentals are.
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Columbia Records Press, Pitsman, New Jersey factory
VINYL
Columbia Records Press, Pitsman, New Jersey factory
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAS 6366 A-1B  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAS 6366 B-1C  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
All Songs published by Maclen Music Inc. and Unart Music Corp. (BMI) except "This Boy" which is publised by Maclen Music Inc. (BMI)
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-2
PRODUCER Musical Director: George Martin
COMMENTS
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
The bright red background front cover features four of Robert Freeman's portraits.
The following text appears above the photos from top to bottom: "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" in black uppercaseletters.
On the stereo covers, the slicks are cropped with the photographs lower than on the mono covers to reveal a black banner at the top with "stereo" in white towards the left and running from the center to the right, "THE BEATLES - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3366" in white uppercase letters followed by the United Artists logo.

The Beatles tracks are not in true stereo on ALL UA stereo pressings, only the instrumentals are.
United Artists received a tape containing the mono masters of the 8 Beatles songs intended for the film on or about 10th. June 1964. Because the company wanted to release its album as soon as possible, it decided not to wait for stereo mixes of the songs. So, the Beatles songs appearing on the United Artists stereo album are fake stereo.

First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp. Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
Song title of the back over, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead". All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.

United Artists did not have its own pressing factories. The label contracted with five companies to manufacture records for "A Hard Day's Night".
1) Columbia Records
2) H.V. Waddell Co.
3) RCA
4) Monarch Records
5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)

Type-1) Columbia Records Press:
Manufactured album for East Coast distribution.
The bolded album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are approximately the same height.
There are two variations;
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
All copies have "I Cry Instead" (maybe). No Columbia "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-2) H.V. Waddell Co. Press:
Pressed many of the West Coast albums.
The album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are equal length on the Waddell discs.
There are many variations:
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
Type-3) RCA Press:
UA also hired RCA to manufacture copies of the album (mono only).
The song titles and running times are left margin justified. In addition, the RCA labels have an identification number "RP4M-0474/0475 on mono" printed below the catalog number to the right of the center hole.
NO RCA "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
There are slight variations:
Type-3-1) RCA Indianapolis: Song title fonts are Sans-Serif type
Type-3-2) RCA Rockaway: Song title fonts are Roman type
Type-4) Monarch Records in L.A. was later hired to press copies of the album.
The song titles are centered and there are no running times.
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
NO Monarch "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)
Similar to the Columbia pressings, except that "THE BEATLES" is spaced looser and is taller than it is on the Columbia labels.
Only mono pressings with "I Cry Instead" have been confirmed.



#2-2 A Hard Day's Night (STEREO 1st. Press: "Waddell Press / I Cry Instead / 2nd. Sleeve" UAS 6366)
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TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER UAS 6366
RELEASE DATE Late 1964? / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
I Should Have Known Better
Tell Me Why
If I Fell
I Cry Instead
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Instrumental)
And I Love Her (Instrumental)
Can't Buy Me Love
From Me To You (The Beatles)
A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental)
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.

United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-2 (maybe)
label
label
On the stereo covers, the slicks are cropped with the photographs lower than on the mono covers to reveal a black banner at the top with "stereo" in white towards the left and running from the center to the right, "THE BEATLES - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3366" in white uppercase letters followed by the United Artists logo.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label On the back cover, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead".
All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.
label
Company name and address, and  "stereo uas 3366" was  printed at the upper right corner of the back cover,
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp.
Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
Pressed many of the West Coast albums.
The album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are equal length on the Waddell discs.
The more common copies list "I Cry Instead" (incorrect
spelling) on the label of the record. Less common copies have the title correct ("I'll Cry Instead") on the label. 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY STEREO" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top Type-2
MIX The Beatles tracks are fake stereo on ALL UA stereo pressings, only the instrumentals are.
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Columbia Records Press, Pitsman, New Jersey factory
VINYL
Columbia Records Press, Pitsman, New Jersey factory
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAS 6366 A-1E  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAS 6366 B-1F  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
All Songs published by Maclen Music Inc. and Unart Music Corp. (BMI) except "This Boy" which is publised by Maclen Music Inc. (BMI)
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-2
PRODUCER Musical Director: George Martin
COMMENTS
Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
The bright red background front cover features four of Robert Freeman's portraits.
The following text appears above the photos from top to bottom: "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" in black uppercaseletters.
On the stereo covers, the slicks are cropped with the photographs lower than on the mono covers to reveal a black banner at the top with "stereo" in white towards the left and running from the center to the right, "THE BEATLES - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3366" in white uppercase letters followed by the United Artists logo.

The Beatles tracks are not in true stereo on ALL UA stereo pressings, only the instrumentals are.
United Artists received a tape containing the mono masters of the 8 Beatles songs intended for the film on or about 10th. June 1964. Because the company wanted to release its album as soon as possible, it decided not to wait for stereo mixes of the songs. So, the Beatles songs appearing on the United Artists stereo album are fake stereo.

First pressings of the album were issued with covers listing "This Boy" as the only song published solely by Maclen. Corp. Later cover, credits "This Boy" and "I Cry Instead" to Maclen Music (BMI).
Song title of the back over, "I'll Cry Instead" is mistitled "I Cry Instead". All copies have the title incorrect on the cover.

United Artists did not have its own pressing factories. The label contracted with five companies to manufacture records for "A Hard Day's Night".
1) Columbia Records
2) H.V. Waddell Co.
3) RCA
4) Monarch Records
5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)

Type-1) Columbia Records Press:
Manufactured album for East Coast distribution.
The bolded album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are approximately the same height.
There are two variations;
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
All copies have "I Cry Instead" (maybe). No Columbia "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-2) H.V. Waddell Co. Press:
Pressed many of the West Coast albums.
The album title and "Original Motion Picture Sound Track" are equal length on the Waddell discs.
There are many variations:
> Mono: "I Cry Instead"
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
Type-3) RCA Press:
UA also hired RCA to manufacture copies of the album (mono only).
The song titles and running times are left margin justified. In addition, the RCA labels have an identification number "RP4M-0474/0475 on mono" printed below the catalog number to the right of the center hole.
NO RCA "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
There are slight variations:
Type-3-1) RCA Indianapolis: Song title fonts are Sans-Serif type
Type-3-2) RCA Rockaway: Song title fonts are Roman type
Type-4) Monarch Records in L.A. was later hired to press copies of the album.
The song titles are centered and there are no running times.
> Mono: "I'll Cry Instead"
> Stereo: "I'll Cry Instead"
NO Monarch "I'll Cry Instead" labels have been confirmed.
Type-5) Unidentified factory (maybe Bestway Products, Mountainside, New Jersey)
Similar to the Columbia pressings, except that "THE BEATLES" is spaced looser and is taller than it is on the Columbia labels.
Only mono pressings with "I Cry Instead" have been confirmed.



#3-1 Off The Beatle Track (MONO 1st. Press: UAL 3377)
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#4-1 Off The Beatle Track (STEREO 1st. Press: UAS 6377)
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TITLE OFF THE BEATLE TRACK
CATALOG NUMBER UAS 6377
RELEASE DATE 10th. July 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You
Please, Please Me
Can't Buy Me Love
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Don't Bother Me
From Me To You
All I Gotta Do
Little Child
I Saw Her Standing There
This Boy
All My Loving
There's A Place
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 Have a red banner at the top with "stereo" in white towards the left and running from the center to the right.
label
"OFF THE BEATLE TRACK - UNITED ARTISTS UAS 6377" in white on the banner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
The white background front cover features  four Robert Freeman black and white photographs of George Martin and the group, three of which were taken at Abbey Road Studios.
The back liner features a picture of Martin and the group, along with the track listing and a message from the Beatles about their producer.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Produced by: George Martin and Ron Richards" credit was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY STEREO" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top
MIX STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Unknown
VINYL
Unknown
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 A   UAS 6377 A-1A  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 B    UAS 6377 B-1A  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin and Ron Richards
COMMENTS
Off the Beatle Track is a 1964 album by George Martin & His Orchestra, released 10 July by United Artists Records (mono UAL 3377 / stereo UAS 6377) in the United States and 3 August by Parlophone in the United Kingdom.
It is the first of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatles songs. It is also the first LP Martin released under his own name.

The version of "This Boy" on the album is different from the version on the soundtrack LP and the recording used in the film.

The white background front cover features  four Robert Freeman black and white photographs of George Martin and the group, three of which were taken at Abbey Road Studios.
The back liner features a picture of Martin and the group, along with the track listing and a message from the Beatles about their producer.

Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.



#5-1 By Popular Demand A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental Version)
(MONO 1st. Press: UAL 3383)

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TITLE By Popular Demand A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental Version)
CATALOG NUMBER UAL 3383
RELEASE DATE 2nd. November 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Should Have Known Better
A Hard Day's Night
Tell Me Why
I Cry Instead
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
If I Fell
All My Loving
And I Love Her
She Loves You
Ringo's Theme (This Boy) Can't Buy Me Love
 
Don't Bother Me
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The front slicks on the mono covers are cropped to show "high fidelity" in white in the lower left corner followed by "THE BEATLES - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3383" in black.
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Company name and address, and  "monaural ual 3383" was  printed at the bottom of the back cover,
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I'll Cry Instead" once again mistitled "I Cry Instead" on the back cover and label.
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label label Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
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label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
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LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Unknown
VINYL
Unknown
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
A    UA 3383 A-1A  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 B     UA 3383 B-1A  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin and Ron Richards
COMMENTS
George Martin's next UA project was, "by popular demand", an album containing instrumental versions of the complete score to the film A Hard Day's Night (mono UAL 3383 / stereo UAS 6383).
In addition to the four George Martin tracks from the soundtrack LP, the disc contains newly recorded instrumental versions of "Tell Me Why", "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You", "If I Fell", and "I'll Cry Instead (once again mistitled "I Cry Instead").
The record is rounded out with five tracks that previously appeared on Martin's first UA album: "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "All My Loving", She Loves You", "Can't Buy Me Love", and "Don't Bother Me".

The white background front cover features  multiple full images of each Beatle laid out in a pinwheel effect. These are the same images that appear on the backdrop behind the Beatles during the television broadcast segment of A Hard Day's Night. Each Beatle is tinted a different color.
The back liner features a picture of George Martin with the track listing.

Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.



#6-1 By Popular Demand A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental Version) (STEREO 1st. Press: UAL 3383)
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#7-1 George Martin And His Orchestra Play HELP! (MONO 1st. Press: UAL 3448)
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TITLE GEORGRE MARTIN and his orchestra PLAY HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER UAL 3448
RELEASE DATE 6th. September 1965 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help !
Ticket To Ride
Another Girl
Auntie Gin's Theme
You're Going To Lose That Girl
That's A Nice Hat
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Scrambled Egg
The Night Before

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The front slicks on the mono covers are cropped to show "high fidelity" in red in the lower left corner followed by "GEORGE MARTIN - HELP! - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3448" in white.

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Company name and address, and  "monaural ual 3488" was  printed at the bottom of the back cover,
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label label Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.
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label The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
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LABEL Black label with overlapping circles at top
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Unknown
VINYL
Unknown
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAL  3448 A  1A      1  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 uAL  33448 B  1D     1  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
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COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Color picture of the Beatles on skies from the Swiss mountain sequence in the film.
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-3
PRODUCER George Martin and Ron Richards
COMMENTS
"Play Help!" is a 1965 album  (mono UAL 3448 / stereo UAS 6448) by the George Martin and his orchestra, the second of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatle film. This release focused on songs from their album Help!.
Unlike his other albums, the UK issue is not on Martin's Parlophone label, but on EMI's sister Columbia Graphophone's "Studio 2 Stereo" series label.
And interestingly, several of them were Beatles melodies under working titles, the famous "Scrambled Egg" ("Yesterday") being one of them.
"Auntie Gin’s Theme" is "I’ve Just Seen A Face" and "That’s A Nice Hat (Cap)" is "It’s Only Love".

The black background front cover features a color picture of the Beatles on skies from the Swiss mountain sequence in the film.
The back cover contains a picture and liner notes about George Martin.

Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.



#8-1 George Martin And His Orchestra Play HELP! (STEREO 1st. Press: UAS 6448)
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#9-1 George Martin Instrumentally Salutes "The Beatle Girls" (MONO "Promotional Copy": UAL 3539)
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TITLE George Martin Instrumentally Salutes "The Beatle Girls"
CATALOG NUMBER UAL 3539
RELEASE DATE Promotional Copy (First Press: 28th. November 1966)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Girl
Got to Get You into My Life
Eleanor Rigby
Woman
She Said She Said
Yellow Submarine
I'm Only Sleeping
Here, There and Everywhere
Anna (Go to Him)
And Your Bird Can Sing
Michelle
Good Day Sunshine
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The front slicks on the mono covers are cropped to show "HIGH FIFELITY" in black in the lower left corner followed by "GEORGE MARTIN - SALUTES INSTRUMENTALLY - "THE BEATLE GIRLS" - UNITED ARTISTS UAL 3539" in black.
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label "© UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS INC." and United Artists logo were printed at the lower right corner of the front cover.
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Company name and address, and  catalogue number were  printed at the bottom of the back cover,
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The album's cover features a dapper George Martin surrounded by four miniskirted women and Beatles albums.
The back cover contains a picture of Martin and images of his other albums.
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It has all black print on a white label and the words "NOT FOR SALE".
White label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid circles.
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The lower perimeter has the phrase "United Artists Records, Inc. New York 19. N. Y. Made In U.S.A" in white uppercase letters.
Have "HIGH FIDERITY STEREO" in large uppercase silver letters above the lower perimeter print.
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LABEL Promotional White label on black print with overlapping circles at top
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Unknown
VINYL
Unknown
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 UAL  3539 A  1A  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 UAL  3539 B  1A  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
INNER SLEEVE United Artists Original Company Sleeve Type-3 (maybe)
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls (mono UAL 3539 / stereo UAS 6539) is a final UA album by George Martin & His Orchestra. It is the fouth of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatle songs.

The album's cover features a dapper George Martin surrounded by four miniskirted women and Beatles albums.
The back cover contains a picture of Martin and images of his other albums.

Black label with the United Artists logo above the spindle hole."UNITED" is in gold and "ARTISTS" is in white. The upper perimeter contains a series of overlapping circles and solid colored circles in, from left to right, blue, gold, black, white and red.



#10-1 George Martin Instrumentally Salutes "The Beatle Girls" (STEREO 1st. Press: UAL 3539)
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