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#1 Helter Skelter (Mono) / (Stereo) ("Promotional Record": P-4274 / PRO-8380)
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SIDE 1
Helter Skelter (J. Lennon-P. McCartney) (Mono)
SIDE 2
Helter Skelter (J. Lennon-P. McCartney) (Stereo)
RELEASE DATE
For Promotional Use Only (First Press: 6th April 1976)
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The only US Capitol/Apple single to credit the artist as "Beatles" and not "The Beatles".
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label label label East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
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CATALOG NUMBER P-4274 (PRO-8380)
LABEL Capitol White label
MIX MONO / STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
Unknown
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
PRO-8380-F-2.     (hand etched)    1    MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
S-45-X 46494-F-2. (hand etched)   1    MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME SIDE 1 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
SIDE 2 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 4:30
SIDE 2 4:30
PRODUCER Produced by George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
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COMMENTS
Capitol's first such release came in 1970s with a promotional single featuring mono and stereo versions of "Helter Skelter".
The mono version was a newlycreated two-to-one mixdown (PRO-8380) made from the stereo master. The fact that the disc was assigned a regular catalog number, 4274, seems to indicate that Capitol had plans to release "Helter Skelter" as a single.

The promotional record has white Capitol labels stating that the song is "from the LP 'THE BEATLES' SWBO-101." This indicates that the record was prepared prior to Capitol compiling its "Rock'n Roll Music" album, which would also contain the track.
The disc is the only Capitol record to identify the group as "BEATLES" rather than "THE BEATLES".

The single was distributed to radio stations to coincide with and capitalize on the attention given to the electrifying two-part-mini-series "Helter Skelter". The made-for- television film, which aired on the CBS television network on 1st. and 2nd. April, 1976, received the highest ratings ever for a TV-movie at that time. It was based on the best-selling book of the same name co-written by Vincent Bugliosi, the Los Anfeles District Attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson and his "family" for the grisly Tate/LaBianca murders in August, 1969.
While some many find it difficult to believe that Capitol would issue a Beatles record to tie-in with the heinous murders committed by Charles Manson, the timing is inescapable. The "Helter Skelter" TV-movie broadcast and the pressing of the Promo record occured within weeks of each other. Although Capitol decided against releasing "Helter Skelter" as an A side, the company retained its 4274 catalog number when it issued the song as the B side to "Got To Get You Into My Life."



#2 Got To Get You Into My Life (Mono) / (Stereo) ("Promotional Record": PRO-8380)
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#3 Got To Get You Into My Life / Helter Skelter (1st. Press: 4274)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Got To Get You Into My Life  (J. Lennon-P. McCartney) (Mono)
SIDE 2
Helter Skelter (J. Lennon-P. McCartney) (Stereo)
RELEASE DATE
31th May 1976 / First Press
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The records were pressed in stereo with orange Capitol labels.
Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Winchester Capitol pressings have been confirmed. At least three non-Capitol factories also manufactured this single.
First pressings do not credit George Martin, while later issues state "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN".
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CATALOG NUMBER 4274
LABEL Capitol Orange label
MIX STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
Los Angeles
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
S45-X45624  F-3.    Wly (hand retched)  1   *   MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
S-45-X 46494-F-1  (hand retched)  1    MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME SIDE 1 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
SIDE 2 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 2:27
SIDE 2 4:30
PRODUCER Produced by George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
features a green-tinted illustration of the band from the "Rock'n Roll Music" album cover.
COMMENTS
On 31th. May 1976, Capitol issued a single from its upcoming "Rock'n Roll Music" album. The disc, which paired "Got To Get You Into My Life" with "Helter Skelter", was the first "NEW" Beatles single issued in the United States in over six years.

The single's picture sleeve features a green-tinted illustration of the band from the "Rock'n Roll Music" album cover. The group's name and the album title appear in blue letters simulating neon, while the song title, record number 4274 and capitol logo are green.

The records were pressed in stereo with orange Capitol labels.
First pressings do not credit George Martin, while later issues state "Produced by GEORGE MARTIN".
Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Winchester Capitol pressings have been confirmed. At least three non-Capitol factories also manufactured this single.
The A side was masterd by Wally Traugott.



#4-1 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Mono) / (Stereo) ("Promotional Record": P-4347 / PRO-8506)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (J. Lennon-P. McCartney) (Mono)
SIDE 2
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (J. Lennon-P. McCartney) (Stereo)
RELEASE DATE
For Promotional Use Only (First Press: 8th November.1976)
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The white label promo record was pressed in L.A. and has a mono (reduced from stereo) mix on the PRO-8506 side and a stereo mix on the other side.
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label label label The phrase "from the LP 'THE BEATLES' SWBO-101." was printed on both sides of the label.
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CATALOG NUMBER P-4347 (PRO-8506)
LABEL Capitol White label
MIX MONO / STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
Los Angeles
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
PRO-8506-F-1. A-60628  (hand etched)   1   *   MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
S-45-X-46475-F-3. A-60628 (hand etched) 1  *  MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME SIDE 1 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
SIDE 2 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 3:10
SIDE 2 3:10
PRODUCER Produced by George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
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COMMENTS
The white label promo record was pressed in L.A. and has a mono (reduced from stereo) mix on the PRO-8506 side and a stereo mix on the other side.
The phrase "from the LP 'THE BEATLES' SWBO-101." was printed on both sides of the label.
The Los. Angeles labels have "Recorded in England" in the lower right part of the label.

The front of each white sleeve is sequentially number in gray towards the lower right corner. "The BEATLES" and the song titles appear in gray in the upper left corner, and the record number 4347 and Capitol logo are in the lower left corner.



#4-2 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Julia (1st. Press "L.A. Press": 4347)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
SIDE 2
Julia (J. Lennon-P. McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
8th November.1976 / First Press
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label The catalog number 4347, Capitol logo and  the words "PRINTED IN U.S.A." are in the lower left corner.
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The records were pressed in stereo with orange Capitol labels.
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Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Winchester Capitol pressings have been confirmed.
The phrase "from the LP 'THE BEATLES' SWBO-101." was printed on both sides of the label.
The Los. Angeles labels have "Recorded in England" in the lower right part of the label. The Winchester labels have "Recorded in England" below the group's name.
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CATALOG NUMBER 4347
LABEL Capitol Orange label
MIX MONO / STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
Los Angeles
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
S-45-X-46475-F-3. A-60628 (hand etched) 4  *  MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)  
SIDE 2
S-45-X-46488-F-3. A-60628 (hand etched) 4  *  MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME SIDE 1 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
SIDE 2 Maclen Music, Inc. BMI
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 3:10
SIDE 2 2:57
PRODUCER Produced by George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
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COMMENTS
The records were pressed in stereo with orange Capitol labels.
The phrase "from the LP 'THE BEATLES' SWBO-101." was printed on both sides of the label.
Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Winchester Capitol pressings have been confirmed.
The Los. Angeles labels have "Recorded in England" in the lower right part of the label.

The front of each white sleeve is sequentially number in gray towards the lower right corner. "The BEATLES" and the song titles appear in gray in the upper left corner, and the record number 4347 and Capitol logo are in the lower left corner.



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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Girl
SIDE 2 You're going to lose that girl
RELEASE DATE October.1977 (Unreleased)
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RECORD LABEL Capitol
CATALOG NUMBER Capitol 4506
VINYL COLOR -
MIX (STEREO)
COMMENTS Picture sleeve manufactured for the unreleased 45 rpm.
This item was never commercially released.



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TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
With a little help from my friends
SIDE 2 A day in the life
RELEASE DATE Unknown
FRONT BACK LABEL DISK
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RECORD LABEL Capitol--Purple label
CATALOG NUMBER Capitol 4612
VINYL COLOR BLACK
MIX STEREO
COMMENTS First Press: 14th August.1978



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