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#2-1 HELP! (STEREO 1st. Press / ALLE rim "Linksschrift Cover": SHZE 162)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER SHZE 162
RELEASE DATE 12th August 1965 / 1st. Press for the domestic release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry, I don't have it. sleeve sleeve HÖRZU logo and 
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the front.
German title "HI-HI- HILFE (Hi-Hi-Help)" was printed on both sides of  front & back cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#2-1 (1st. Press=this record)
#2-2 (2nd. Press)
A small number of (early) sleeves had the text on the left hand side, the Germans call it the rare "Linksschrift" sleeve.
sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up
sleeve "Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA - GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
"Printed in Germany" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label HÖRZU logo mark and the words "Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
label
"GEMA (*)" was printed in the box, and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition.
The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL HÖRZU type 1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 599086 A (?)   SHZE 162  A-1 C    Made in Germany
SIDE 2 599086 B (?)   SHZE 162  B-1 C     Made in Germany
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Original Hörzu labels were red with a white rectangular logo.
"Help!" copies with the large red rectangular logo on the front cover and the "Alle ..." text are between Aug '65 and July '66 (maybe).

HÖRZU: A TV magazine (owned by the Springer Group of Companies) got rights from the major German record companies to advertise (in their magazine) and sell selected product through their mail-order department to make it easier for people to buy product as in those days a lot more people lived outside / a far distance away from the bigger cities with their record shops.
(from Steve Hoffman Music Forums)

Hörzu label is for the domestic release. Stereo only.

For Export issue (Stereo only)
  • (SMO 84008):12th August.1965 / with green rectangled Odeon/EMI Sleeve / White & Gold Odeon label
  • (SMO 84008):12th August.1965 / with blue-framed Odeon/EMI Sleeve / White & Gold Odeon label
  • (SMO 984008):12th August.1965 / A.K.A. "Beach Cover / Yellow Odeon label / EX LIBRIS (GrammoClub) "Special Edition"
For Domestic issue (Stereo only)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): Aug. 1965 / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Linksschrift Cover =this record
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): late 1965? / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Rechtsschrift cover
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): mid 1966? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1969? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim) / small rectangular logo cover
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1973? / Hörzu red label (type-3: TV/player logo)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO(1C 062-04 257n): 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1976? / EMI/Odeon Blue label ?
  • 8th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1977? / Apple label
The Original Hörzu (and Odeon) label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Hörzu (and Odeon) releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION
(EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)


The "Linksschrift"-cover is rare, and for all I know it only appeared with '65 copies of Help (Alle Rechte ... rim). It was not 'immediately withdrawn', as some sources say. It was not a blatant error, so there was no need to destroy copies. The design may have been changed immediately, or the left-right thing may have been a mistake made at the printers' when they assembled the b/w and colour transparencies (unlikely). In any case, several thousand copies should be out there. "Rechtsschrift" covers vastly outnumber them because all subsequent pressings with that sleeve had them, but for first editions the difference may be not that overwhelming. Maybe 1:10?

* GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



#2-2 HELP! (STEREO 2nd. Press / ALLE rim "Rechtsschrift cover": SHZE 162)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER SHZE 162
RELEASE DATE late 1965 / 2nd. Press for the domestic release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry, I don't have it. sleeve sleeve HÖRZU logo and
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the front.
German title "HI-HI- HILFE (Hi-Hi-Help)" was printed on the right hand side.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up sleeve sleeve
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA - GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. Printed in Germany" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. "auch MONO abspielbar" means "also playable MONO"
LABEL CLOSE UP
HÖRZU logo HÖRZU logo mark and the words
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the label.
#2-2 (=this record)
#2-3 Printing typeface is different.
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
label
"GEMA (*)" was printed in the box, and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition.
The 1st. label style, the rim print was: "ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT"
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL HÖRZU type 1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 599086 A (?)   SHZE 162  A-1 C    Made in Germany
SIDE 2 599086 B (?)   SHZE 162  B-1 C     Made in Germany
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Half vinyl-coated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Original Hörzu labels were red with a white rectangular logo.

HÖRZU: A TV magazine (owned by the Springer Group of Companies) got rights from the major German record companies to advertise (in their magazine) and sell selected product through their mail-order department to make it easier for people to buy product as in those days a lot more people lived outside / a far distance away from the bigger cities with their record shops.
(from Steve Hoffman Music Forums)

Hörzu label is for the domestic release. Stereo only.

For Export issue (Stereo only)
  • (SMO 84008):12th August.1965 / with green rectangled Odeon/EMI Sleeve / White & Gold Odeon label
  • (SMO 84008):12th August.1965 / with blue-framed Odeon/EMI Sleeve / White & Gold Odeon label
  • (SMO 984008):12th August.1965 / A.K.A. "Beach Cover / Yellow Odeon label / EX LIBRIS (GrammoClub) "Special Edition"
For Domestic issue (Stereo only)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): Aug. 1965 / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Linksschrift Cover
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): late 1965? / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Rechtsschrift cover =this record
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): mid 1966? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1969? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim) / small rectangular logo cover
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1973? / Hörzu red label (type-3: TV/player logo)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO(1C 062-04 257n): 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1976? / EMI/Odeon Blue label ?
  • 8th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1977? / Apple label
The Original Hörzu (and Odeon) label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Hörzu (and Odeon) releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION
(EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

* GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



#2-3 HELP! (STEREO 4th. Press / URHEBER rim / Small Logo Sleeve: SHZE 162)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER SHZE 162
RELEASE DATE 1969? / 4th. Press for the domestic release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help I  (misprint)
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hilde Your Love Away (misspelled)
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry, I don't have it. sleeve sleeve HÖRZU "small" logo and 
"LANGSPIELPLATTE (long-playing record)" were printed on the front.
German title "HI-HI- HILFE (Hi-Hi-Help)" was printed on both sides of  front & back cover.
sleeve
"auch MONO abspielbar" means "also playable MONO"
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up label HÖRZU logo mark and the words
"Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" were printed on the label.
sleeve "Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA - GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" and "PRINTED IN GERMANY (capital letter)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
LABEL "GEMA (*)" was printed in the box, and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition. #2-2 #2-3 (=this record)
Printing typeface is different.
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
Side-1 label: "1. Help ! " is misprinted as "1. Help I"
"3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is misspelled as " 3. You've Got To Hilde Your Love Away"
Side-2 label: names as author "Russel" instead of "Russell".
The 2nd. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL HÖRZU type 2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SHZE 162  A-1X
SIDE 2 SHZE 162  B-1X
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Original Hörzu labels were red with a white rectangular logo type-2.
2nd. sleeve have Hörzu "small rectangular" logo at the upper left of the label.
"Help!" copies with the smaller rectangular logo are from 1969 until 1972.

Hörzu label is for the domestic release. (Stereo only)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): Aug. 1965 / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Linksschrift Cover
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): late 1965? / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Rechtsschrift cover 
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): mid 1966? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1969? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim) / small rectangular logo cover =this record
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1973? / Hörzu red label (type-3: TV/player logo)
  • 6th. Press: STEREO(1C 062-04 257n): 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1976? / EMI/Odeon Blue label ?
  • 8th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1977? / Apple label
The Original Hörzu (and Odeon) label (stereo) LP's appear in two slightly different styles. The first of these styles, features the following print around the rim of the label:

ALLE RECHTE DES PLATTENHERSTELLERS UND EIGENTÜMERS DES AUFGENNOMMENEN WERKES VORBEHALTEN.
VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG, ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG. RUNDFUNKSENDUNG UNTERSAGT
(ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF SHEET MANUFACTURER AND BEEN EXCLUDED WORK RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. RADIO BROADCAST PROHIBITED)

In mid 1966, the rim print was changed on all Hörzu (and Odeon) releases to read:

URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG
(AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN
(COPYRIGHT AND  PROPERTY RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY REPRODUCTION
(EXCEPT FOR PERSONAL USE), RENT, PERFORMANCE, BROADCAST)

Side-1 label:
"1. Help ! " is misprinted as "1. Help I"
"3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is misspelled as " 3. You've Got To Hilde Your Love Away"
Side-2 label: names as author "Russel" instead of "Russell".

* GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



#2-4 HELP! (STEREO 5th. Press / "TV-Player Logo": SHZE 162)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER SHZE 162
RELEASE DATE 1973?  / 5th. Press for the domestic release
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help I  (misprint)
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hilde Your Love Away (misspelled)
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry, I don't have it. sleeve sleeve HÖRZU logo mark was changed (A.K.A. "TV/record player" logo).

German title "HI-HI- HILFE (Hi-Hi-Help)" was printed on both sides of  front & back cover.
sleeve
"auch MONO abspielbar" means "also playable MONO"
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover-up label New HÖRZU logo mark and the words
"langspielplatte (=Long playing record)" were printed at the top of the label.
sleeve "Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA - GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H KÖLN" and "PRINTED IN GERMANY (capital letter)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
"GEMA (*)" was printed in the box, and ST 33 in a circle for stereo edition.
Side-1 label: "1. Help ! " is misprinted as "1. Help I"
"3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is misspelled as " 3. You've Got To Hilde Your Love Away"
The 2nd. label style, the rim print was: "URHEBER. UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERS VERVIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG. AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG, VORBEHALTEN"
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL HÖRZU type 3
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SHZE 162  A-1
SIDE 2 SHZE 162  B-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Sounderfertigung der ELECTROLA Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Full vinyl-coated cover.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE unknown
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Red label with black ink.
The "TV/record player" logo started near the end of 1972.
The TV/record player logo, together with the new all-red labels, was in use until (late) 1975 or early 1976, when SHZE was changed to "1 C" numbers and the logo appeared in black on the regular blue Odeon labels. Die Beatles (= Please Please Me), MMT and Help all appeared with SHZE numbers and the new logo (sleeve) and were pressed between 1973 and 1975.

Hörzu label is for the domestic release. (Stereo only)
  • 1st. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): Aug. 1965 / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Linksschrift Cover
  • 2nd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): late 1965? / Hörzu label type-1 (ALLE rim) / Rechtsschrift cover 
  • 3rd. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): mid 1966? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim)
  • 4th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1969? / Hörzu label type-2 (URHEBER rim) / small rectangular logo cover
  • 5th. Press: STEREO (SHZE-162): 1973? / Hörzu red label (type-3: TV/player logo)=this record
  • 6th. Press: STEREO(1C 062-04 257n): 1975? / EMI/Odeon Blue label
  • 7th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1976? / EMI/Odeon Blue label ?
  • 8th. Press: STEREO(1C 072-04 257): 1977? / Apple label
Side-1 label:
"1. Help ! " is misprinted as "1. Help I"
"3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is misspelled as " 3. You've Got To Hilde Your Love Away"

* GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte.) was started in 1915 and handles the copyright in Germany.



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