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19. Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (2138)
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#19-1 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (Promotion Record: P 2138)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
Promotion Record (First Press: 18th March 1968)
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eight label "Printed in U.S.A." logomark and "E7B-1BS" were printed at the right coner of the bottom of the company sleeve.
label Capitol prepared its promotion copy of the single.
"NOT FOR SALE" was printed on the label.
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Capitol Promotional label has black print on solid yellow / light green label. All genuine pressings of this single were pressed at Capitol's Los Angeles plant (look for an asterisk * in the dead-wax)
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label label label This title is the 4th. of those four green label promotional singles and accompanied by its own original capitol records generic sleeve.
"PROMOTION RECORD" was printed on the label.
"Black star" appears on the "Lady Madonna" side.
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CATALOG NUMBER P 2138
LABEL Capitol Promotional label has  black print on solid yellow / light green label.
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Los Angeles Factory
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
2       45-46256-F-7:   (hand etched)            * (machine stamped star)
SIDE 2
45-46257- F7.            (hand etched)   2       * (machine stamped star)
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 2:17
SIDE 2 2:36
PRODUCER Produced by: George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
Capitol company sleeve type-2-3
COMMENTS
Promotional issue.
Capitol records only issued four true promotional 45 singles in 1967 and 1968:
  • "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane" (Capitol P-5810, released february 1967)
  • "All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man" (Capitol P-5964, released july 1967)
  • "Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus" (Capitol P-2056, released october 1967)
  • "Lady Madonna / The Inner Light" (Capitol P-2138, released march 1968)
This title is the 4th. of those four green label promotional singles and accompanied by its own original capitol records generic sleeve.
All genuine pressings of this single were pressed at Capitol's Los Angeles plant (look for an asterisk * in the dead-wax) .

Regular record:
First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The picture sleeve for the single features a playful color photo of the group that occupies the right third of the sleeve. The face of the Beatles, each titled at the different angle, appear one on top of the other, as if peaking out from behind a partially open door. The left two-thirds of the sleeve has a blue background with the song titles, Capitol logo and catalog number 2138 in yellow.
A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
Both variations of the sleeve have straight cut tops.

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast press: picture sleeve issued in straight cut top.
Has a reddish tint that gives the faces a pink coloration and the blue background a hint of purple.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
2) West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.

The singles were also packaged with a folded flyer, promoting membership in the Official Beatles Fan Club.



#19-2 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (1st. Press "East Coast Press / without running time": 2138)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
18th. March 1968 / First Press
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SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
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The East coast sleeves were printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Both variations of the sleeve have a straight cut tops. A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
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Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label.
East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California.
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label label label The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
Some of the first pressings of the single were issued with labels without running time of the songs.
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label "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER 2138
LABEL Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
45-X 46256-F5 #2    (hand etched)         IAM mark (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
45-X 46257-G4      (hand etched)          IAM mark (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 without running time
SIDE 2 without running time
PRODUCER Produced by: George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
The picture sleeve (Photo: taken at Abbey Road Studios in early February 1968)
East Coast issue in straight cut top.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
COMMENTS
First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The picture sleeve for the single features a playful color photo of the group that occupies the right third of the sleeve. The face of the Beatles, each titled at the different angle, appear one on top of the other, as if peaking out from behind a partially open door. The left two-thirds of the sleeve has a blue background with the song titles, Capitol logo and catalog number 2138 in yellow.
A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
Both variations of the sleeve have straight cut tops.

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast press: picture sleeve issued in straight cut top.
Has a reddish tint that gives the faces a pink coloration and the blue background a hint of purple.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
Some of the first pressings of the single were issued with labels without running time of the songs.
Some of the later West Coast pressings have a LA wide font labels.
2) West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.

The singles were also packaged with a folded flyer, promoting membership in the Official Beatles Fan Club.



#19-3 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (2nd. Press "East Coast Press / with running time": 2138)
Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
March 1968? / Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
eight eight_back label label label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP
eight label label
The East coast sleeves were printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Both variations of the sleeve have a straight cut tops. A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwant iwant
Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label.
East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
Some of the first pressings of the single were issued with labels without running time of the songs.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
OTHER ITEM: Folded flyer
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The singles were also packaged with a folded flyer, promoting membership in the Official Beatles Fan Club.

CATALOG NUMBER 2138
LABEL Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
45-X 46256-F3         (hand etched)         IAM mark (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
45-X 46257-G2 #3  (hand etched)          IAM mark (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 2:17
SIDE 2 2:36
PRODUCER Produced by: George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
The picture sleeve (Photo: taken at Abbey Road Studios in early February 1968)
East Coast issue in straight cut top.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
COMMENTS
First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The picture sleeve for the single features a playful color photo of the group that occupies the right third of the sleeve. The face of the Beatles, each titled at the different angle, appear one on top of the other, as if peaking out from behind a partially open door. The left two-thirds of the sleeve has a blue background with the song titles, Capitol logo and catalog number 2138 in yellow.
A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
Both variations of the sleeve have straight cut tops.

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast press: picture sleeve issued in straight cut top.
Has a reddish tint that gives the faces a pink coloration and the blue background a hint of purple.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
Some of the later West Coast pressings have a LA wide font labels.
2) West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.

The singles were also packaged with a folded flyer, promoting membership in the Official Beatles Fan Club.



#19-4 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (2nd. Press "West Coast Press / with running time": 2138)
Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
March 1968? / Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
eight eight_back label label label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP
eight label label
West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwant iwant
West Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
Some of the first pressings of the single were issued with labels without running time of the songs.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
OTHER ITEM: Folded flyer
The singles were also packaged with a folded flyer, promoting membership in the Official Beatles Fan Club.

CATALOG NUMBER 2138
LABEL Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
3    45-46256-F-7:.         (hand etched)        1     *   (machine stamped star)
SIDE 2
2    45-46257-F-7:          (hand etched)        1     *   (machine stamped star)
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 2:17
SIDE 2 2:36
PRODUCER Produced by: George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
The picture sleeve (Photo: taken at Abbey Road Studios in early February 1968)
West Coast issue in straight cut top.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.
COMMENTS
First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The picture sleeve for the single features a playful color photo of the group that occupies the right third of the sleeve. The face of the Beatles, each titled at the different angle, appear one on top of the other, as if peaking out from behind a partially open door. The left two-thirds of the sleeve has a blue background with the song titles, Capitol logo and catalog number 2138 in yellow.
A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
Both variations of the sleeve have straight cut tops.

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast press: picture sleeve issued in straight cut top.
Has a reddish tint that gives the faces a pink coloration and the blue background a hint of purple.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
Some of the later West Coast pressings have a LA wide font labels.
2) West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.

The singles were also packaged with a folded flyer, promoting membership in the Official Beatles Fan Club.



#19-5 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (3rd. Press "West Coast with L.A. Wide Font Press / with running time": 2138)
Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Lady Madonna (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
SIDE 2
The Inner Light (George Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
Late 1968? / Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
eight eight_back label label label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP
eight label label
West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.
LABEL CLOSE UP
iwant iwant
In addition, some of the later West Coast discs were pressed with L.A. wide font labels.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
Catalogue number was printed in L.A. wide font.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER 2138
LABEL Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California.
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1
3   45-46256-F-7:.         (hand etched)      1   * (machine stamped star)
SIDE 2
3   45-46257-F-7:.         (hand etched)      1   * (machine stamped star)
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 2:17
SIDE 2 2:36
PRODUCER Produced by: George Martin
DCOVER DESIGN / PHOTO / NOTES
The picture sleeve (Photo: taken at Abbey Road Studios in early February 1968)
West Coast issue in straight cut top.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.
COMMENTS
First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The picture sleeve for the single features a playful color photo of the group that occupies the right third of the sleeve. The face of the Beatles, each titled at the different angle, appear one on top of the other, as if peaking out from behind a partially open door. The left two-thirds of the sleeve has a blue background with the song titles, Capitol logo and catalog number 2138 in yellow.
A circled "PRINTED IN U.S.A." appears in white in the lower left corner of the "Lady Madonna" side of the sleeve.
Both variations of the sleeve have straight cut tops.

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast press: picture sleeve issued in straight cut top.
Has a reddish tint that gives the faces a pink coloration and the blue background a hint of purple.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "Lady Madonna" side are straight.
Some of the later West Coast pressings have a LA wide font labels.
2) West Coast press: picture sleeve issued straight cut top.
Has a greenish tint that is visible on the faces and gives the blue background an almost faded look.
The left and right sides of the folded paper visible on the "The Inner Light" side are bowed outward at the bottom.
In addition, some of the later West Coast discs were pressed with L.A. wide font labels.



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