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2. Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (OSX 225 / LSO103)
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#2-1 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (1st. Press "Odéon Dark Blue Label": OSX 225)
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TITLE LES BEATLES N°1 (PLEASE PLEASE ME)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 225
RELEASE DATE 7th. January 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Love Me Do
Misery
P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Plain White Inner Sleeve
(maybe)
label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
It was printed at the left side of the back cover.
label "Photo: X... Maquette: J.B."was printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR  783  22      M6  231562
Side-2: XAR  784  22      M6  231563
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
label Has its tag attached & neatly folded inside the opening.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)

LABEL Odéon Dark Blue Label with silver print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR  783  22      M6  231562
SIDE 2 XAR  784  22      M6  231563
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr / Notes: Daniele  Heymann
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The earliest Odeon label style has ODÉON in large letters across the top of the label. Before some time in early 1964, the labels were dark blue in color, but for most of the mid 60's they were orange.
The word "BIEM" was not printed on the label of side-B.
Housed in a fully laminated French designed/printed twin-flipback cover.

Photos of the front cover are taken by Astrid Kirchherr. They also serve to achieve this poster that date of the passing Fab'4 in Olympia. The back is printed an article in the Express of December 6, 1963, written by Danièle Heymann.

*BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.



#2-2 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (2nd. Press "Odéon Orange Label": OSX 225)
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TITLE LES BEATLES N°1 (PLEASE PLEASE ME)
CATALOG NUMBER OSX 225
RELEASE DATE late 1964? / Second Press (First Press: 7th. January 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Love Me Do
Misery
P.S. I Love You
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Beatles fan club(?)" Post office box was not printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label "DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris" is Printer's name?
It was printed at the left side of the back cover.
label "Photo: X... Maquette: J.B."was printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: XAR  783  22      M6  231562
Side-2: XAR  784  22      M6  231563
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
label Has its tag attached & neatly folded inside the opening.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)

LABEL Odéon Orange Label with black print
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XAR  783  22      M6  231562
SIDE 2 XAR  784  22      M6  231563
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
ODÉON
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (fully laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT DILLARD et Cie, lmp. Paris
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr / Notes: Daniele  Heymann
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Orange label.
Odéon France was changed from a green label to a dark blue label shortly after Les Beatles (OSX 222) was released, then changed from blue to orange in 1965.
Housed in a fully laminated French designed/printed flipback cover.

Photos of the front cover are taken by Astrid Kirchherr. They also serve to achieve this poster that date of the passing Fab'4 in Olympia. The back is printed an article in the Express of December 6, 1963, written by Danièle Heymann.

*BIEM (Bureau International des Societes Gerant les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique) handles the copyrights for 52 different countries.



#2-3 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (3rd. Press "Odéon Red Label": LSO 103)
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#2-4 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (4th. Press "Odéon Black Label": LSO 103)
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#2-5 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (5th. Press "Odéon Sky Blue Label type-1 / PATHE MARCONI": LSO 103)
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#2-6 Les Beatles N°1 (Please Please Me) (6th. Press "Odéon Sky Blue Label type-3 / PATHE MARCONI EMI": 2C 066-04. 219)
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TITLE LES BEATLES N°1 (PLEASE PLEASE ME)
CATALOG NUMBER 2C 066-04. 219
RELEASE DATE 1972? / 6th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Saw Her Standing There
Love Me Do (sim. stereo)
Misery
P.S. I Love You (sim. stereo)
Anna (Go To Him)
Baby It's You
Chains
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Boys
A Taste Of Honey
Ask Me Why
There's A Place
Please Please Me Twist And Shout
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
label label label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the top of the front cover. label Odeon logomark and catalog No. "OSX 225" were printed at the upper right of the back cover.
Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The company's name "Pathé Marconi EMI" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "OFFSET FRANCE (printer's name)" was printed at the left side of the back cover. label "Photo: X... Maquette: J.B."was printed at the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
"MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI EMI" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 SIDE-1 SIDE-2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: 04219 A 21  M6. 287395
Side-2: 04219 B 21  M6  287396
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Odéon Sky Blue Label with black print type-3
MIX STEREO (except as noted)
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 04219 A 21         M6. 287395
SIDE 2 04219 B 21          M6  287396
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Pathé Marconi EMI
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a twin-flipback printed cover (Half laminated printed cover).
PRINTER CREDIT OFFSET FRANCE
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr / Notes: Daniele  Heymann
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Odéon Sky Blue label.
"MADE IN FRANCE BY PATHE MARCONI EMI" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Odeon/EMI changed to a sky-blue label in 1968.
Housed in a half laminated French designed/printed semi-flipback cover.

Photos of the front cover are taken by Astrid Kirchherr. They also serve to achieve this poster that date of the passing Fab'4 in Olympia. The back is printed an article in the Express of December 6, 1963, written by Danièle Heymann.

The company's name "Pathé Marconi EMI" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
*Pathé Marconi EMI:
French record company active between 1972-1990.
Before 1972, Pathé Marconi EMI was known as Les Industries Musicales Et Electriques Pathé Marconi. Around 1986 it was renamed to EMI Pathé Marconi (EMI Pathé Marconi S.A.)
The company was responsible for the EMI Group labels La Voix De Son Maître (His Master's Voice), Pathé, EMI Columbia, Capitol Records, EMI, Odeon etc. in France.

The EMI country codes (introduced on 1 June, 1969): In most cases the EMI Codes are the first two letters of the records catalog#. These EMI Country Codes were used to indicate the country in which the record was pressed. Note this doesn't necessarily means the record was also released in that country.

0C U.K.     4C Belgium 7C Sweden 12C Austria 33C Mexico
1A Holland 2C France 4E Sweden 7E Norway 13C Switzerland    
1C Germany 2E Austria 5C Holland 8E Portugal 14C Greece    
1J Spain 2J Greece 5E Finland 9C Finland 16C Australia (unused on releases)    
    3C Italy 6C Denmark 10C Spain 17C New Zealand (unused on releases)    
    3E Switzerland 6E Denmark 11C Portugal 31C Brazil    

*SACEM :Sacem means "Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique". The main role of this private and non trading company is to collect payments of authors’ rights and redistribute them to the original authors and composers and the publishers. Sacem also conducts initiatives to help its members and to support cultural events.



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