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POLYDOR Label (7 inch)
Here Comes The Beatles (SLKP/SKP/KP-1087)
(Update: 3rd. March 2022)
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Polydor 1st. sleeve
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  • #1-1 Polydor Red Label Type-1 (SLKP-1087) ¥450
  • #1-2 Polydor Red Label Type-1 (SLKP-1087) ¥500
  • #1-3 Polydor Red Label Type-1 (SKP-1087) X ¥500
  • #1-4 Polydor Red Label Type-2-1 (KP-1087) X ¥500
  • #1-5 Polydor Red Label Type-2-2 (KP-1087) X ¥500



  • Notice* Click the label of each EP, so you can see the large picture image.

    #1-1 Here Comes The Beatles (1st. Press "Polydor Red Label Type-1 ¥450": SLKP-1087)
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    TITLE
    Here Comes The Beatles
    TRACK LISTING
    SIDE 1
    My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
    Why  (Sheridan)
    SIDE 2
    Ain't she sweet  (Ager)
    Cry for a shadow  (Harrison-Lennon)
    RELEASE DATE
    15th September.1965/First Press
    FRONT --> Click!
    BACK --> Click!
    SIDE 1 -->Click!
    SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
    herecomes ep1_back label label label
    FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 "STELET 33" is the series name which was released from   Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd.  at  33 r.p.m stereo recording. ep1
    ep1 The words "Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd." and the price "¥450" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 ep1 "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim.
    "BIEM (Bureau International de l'Edition Mécanique)" is the international organisation representing mechanical rights societies.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No:
    Side-1: 11151A-1
    Side-2: 11152A-1
    ep1 ep1
    OTHER ITEM
    Without lyric sheet

    CATALOG NUMBER SLKP-1087
    RECORD LABEL
    POLYDOR Red Label type-1
    MIX
    STEREO-except "Why" and "Cry for a shadow"-simulated stereo
    MATRIX No. Side1 SLKP 1087A   11151A - 1
    Side2 SLKP 1087B    11152A - 1
    VINYL COLOR
    BLACK
    RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
    Cover Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd., Japan.
    Label MANUFACTURED. BY NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN.
    CENTER
    Solid Center
    PUBLISHER'S NAME Side1 -
    Side2 -
    PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
    COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/ NOTES Wrap-around cover / without lyricsheet
    SYMBOL/PRICE
    450YEN
    COMMENTS
    Japanese Polydor label 4-track STEREO 7inch vinyl EP manufactured by Nippon Grammophon, featuring "My Bonnie", "Why", "Ain't She Sweet" and "Cry For A Shadow" - this was Polydors' only Beatles EP release in Japan.
    Housed in a unique flipback picture sleeve with a striking drawing of the Fab Four on the front and Japanese text biography on the back cover.

    There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

    "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim of the label.
    Label type-1 has the "STEREO" under the Polydor logomark



    #1-2 Here Comes The Beatles (2nd. Press "Polydor Red Label Type-1 ¥500": SLKP-1087)
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    TITLE
    Here Comes The Beatles
    TRACK LISTING
    SIDE 1
    My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
    Why  (Sheridan)
    SIDE 2
    Ain't she sweet  (Ager)
    Cry for a shadow  (Harrison-Lennon)
    RELEASE DATE
    June 1968 ? / Second Press
    FRONT --> Click!
    BACK --> Click!
    SIDE 1 -->Click!
    SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
    herecomes ep1_back label label label
    FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 "STELET 33" is the series name which was released from   Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd.  at  33 r.p.m stereo recording. ep1 The price "¥500"  was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
    BACK COVER CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 The words "Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 ep1 "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim.
    "BIEM (Bureau International de l'Edition Mécanique)" is the international organisation representing mechanical rights societies.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 Japanese Polydor label 4-track STEREO 7inch vinyl EP manufactured by Nippon Grammophon, featuring "My Bonnie", "Why", "Ain't She Sweet" and "Cry For A Shadow" - this was Polydors' only Beatles EP release in Japan.
    OTHER ITEM
    Without lyric sheet

    CATALOG NUMBER SLKP-1087
    RECORD LABEL
    POLYDOR Red Label type-1
    MIX
    STEREO-except "Why" and "Cry for a shadow"-simulated stereo
    MATRIX No. Side1 SLKP 1087A   11151A - 1         E0KHDGC8  LJ7  LJ5'4 (?)
    Side2 SLKP 1087B    11152A - 1   8   E0K85/ (?)
    VINYL COLOR
    BLACK
    RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
    Cover Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd., Japan.
    Label MANUFACTURED. BY NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN.
    CENTER
    Solid Center
    PUBLISHER'S NAME Side1 -
    Side2 -
    PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
    COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/ NOTES Wrap-around cover / without lyricsheet
    SYMBOL/PRICE
    500YEN
    COMMENTS
    Reissue of #1-1
    Polydor Red Label type-1.
    Price was changed from "¥450" to "¥500".
    Housed in a unique flipback picture sleeve with a striking drawing of the Fab Four on the front and Japanese text biography on the back cover.

    There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

    "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim of the label.
    Label type-1 has the "STEREO" under the Polydor logomark



    #1-3 Here Comes The Beatles (3rd. Press "Polydor Red Label Type-1 "X ¥500": SKP-1087)
     Back to the top of the line
    TITLE
    Here Comes The Beatles
    TRACK LISTING
    SIDE 1
    My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
    Why  (Sheridan)
    SIDE 2
    Ain't she sweet  (Ager)
    Cry for a shadow  (Harrison-Lennon)
    RELEASE DATE
    November 1968? /Third Press
    FRONT --> Click!
    BACK --> Click!
    SIDE 1 -->Click!
    SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
    herecomes ep1_back label label label
    FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 Catalog number was changed from "SLKP-1087" to "SKP-1087". ep1
    ep1 The words "Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd." and the price "X ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 ep1 This disk has a catalog number "SKP (SLKP) 1087" at the left side of the label.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No:
    11151A-1
    11152A-1   8
    ep1 ep1
    OTHER ITEM
    Without lyric sheet

    CATALOG NUMBER SKP-1087
    RECORD LABEL
    POLYDOR Red Label type-1
    MIX
    STEREO-except "Why" and "Cry for a shadow"-simulated stereo
    MATRIX No. Side1 SLKP - 1087 A    11151A - 1
    Side2 SLKP - 1087 B    11152A - 1     8
    VINYL COLOR
    BLACK
    RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
    Cover Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd., Japan.
    Label MANUFACTURED. BY NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN.
    CENTER
    Solid Center
    PUBLISHER'S NAME Side1 -
    Side2 -
    PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
    COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/ NOTES Wrap-around cover / without lyricsheet
    SYMBOL/PRICE
    X 500YEN
    COMMENTS
    Reissue of #1-2
    Polydor Red Label type-1.
    Catalog number was changed from "SLKP-1087" to "SKP-1087".
    There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

    "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim of the label.
    The type-1Label has the "STEREO" under the Polydor logomark.



    #1-4 Here Comes The Beatles (4th. Press "Polydor Red Label Type 2-1 "X ¥500": KP-1087)
     Back to the top of the line
    TITLE
    Here Comes The Beatles
    TRACK LISTING
    SIDE 1
    My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
    Why  (Sheridan)
    SIDE 2
    Ain't she sweet  (Ager)
    Cry for a shadow  (Harrison-Lennon)
    RELEASE DATE
    Unknown/4th. Press
    FRONT --> Click!
    BACK --> Click!
    SIDE 1 -->Click!
    SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
    herecomes ep1_back label label label
    FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 Catalog number was changed from "SKP-1087" to "KP-1087". ep1
    ep1 The words "Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd." and the price "X ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    ep1 Label type-1 has the "STEREO" under the Polydor logomark, but type-2-1 was missing the word "STEREO" on the label. ep1 "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    #1-4: 4th. Press
    (=this record)
    ep1 "Made in Japan" and "KP 1087" were printed in the white box at the center of the label.
    #1-5: 5th Press
    ep1 "Made in Japan" was erased and "KP 1087" was printed at the left part of the center hole.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    SIDE 1 SIDE 2
    ep1 ep1 Matrix No.
    Side1: 11151A-1   9
    Side2: 11152A-1   9
    OTHER ITEM
    Without lyric sheet

    CATALOG NUMBER KP-1087
    RECORD LABEL
    POLYDOR Red Label  type-2-1
    MIX
    STEREO-except "Why" and "Cry for a shadow"-simulated stereo
    MATRIX No. Side1 SLKP 1087A   11151A - 1   9
    Side2 SLKP 1087B    11152A - 1   9
    VINYL COLOR
    BLACK
    RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
    Cover Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd., Japan.
    Label MANUFACTURED. BY NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN.
    CENTER
    Solid Center
    PUBLISHER'S NAME Side1 -
    Side2 -
    PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
    COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/ NOTES Wrap-around cover / without lyricsheet
    SYMBOL/PRICE
    X 500YEN
    COMMENTS
    Reissue of #1-3.
    Polydor Red Label type-2-1.
    Catalog number was changed from "SKP-1087" to "KP-1087".
    There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

    "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim of the label.
    The type-1 label has word STEREO" under the Polydor logomark, but type-2-1 was missing the word "STEREO" on the label.
    "Made in Japan" and "KP 1087" were printed in the white box at the center of the label.



    #1-5 Here Comes The Beatles (5th. Press "Polydor Red Label Type 2-2 "X ¥500": KP-1087)
     Back to the top of the line
    TITLE
    Here Comes The Beatles
    TRACK LISTING
    SIDE 1
    My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
    Why  (Sheridan)
    SIDE 2
    Ain't she sweet  (Ager)
    Cry for a shadow  (Harrison-Lennon)
    RELEASE DATE
    Unknown/5th. Press
    FRONT --> Click!
    BACK --> Click!
    SIDE 1 -->Click!
    SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK -->Click!
    herecomes ep1_back label label label
    FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
    ep1 ep1 Catalog number was changed from "SKP-1087" to "KP-1087". ep1
    ep1 The words "Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd." and the price "X ¥500" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    ep1 Label type-1 has the "STEREO" under the Polydor logomark, but type-2-2 was missing the word "STEREO" on the label. ep1 "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    #1-4: 4th Press
    ep1 "Made in Japan" and "KP 1087" were printed in the white box at the center of the label.
    #1-5: 5th Press
    (=this record)
    ep1 "Made in Japan" was erased and "KP 1087" was printed at the left part of the center hole.
    LABEL CLOSE UP
    SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No.
    Side1: 11151A-1   12
    Side2: 11152A-1   12
    ep1 ep1
    OTHER ITEM
    Without lyric sheet

    CATALOG NUMBER KP-1087
    RECORD LABEL
    POLYDOR Red Label  type-2-2
    MIX
    STEREO-except "Why" and "Cry for a shadow"-simulated stereo
    MATRIX No. Side1 SLKP 1087A   11151A - 1   12
    Side2 SLKP 1087B    11152A - 1   12
    VINYL COLOR
    BLACK
    RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
    Cover Manufactured by Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd., Japan.
    Label MANUFACTURED. BY NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN.
    CENTER
    Solid Center
    PUBLISHER'S NAME Side1 -
    Side2 -
    PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
    COVER DESIGN/PHOTO/ NOTES Wrap-around cover / without lyricsheet
    SYMBOL/PRICE
    X 500YEN
    COMMENTS
    Reissue of #1-4.
    Polydor Red Label type-2-2.
    Catalog number was changed from "SKP-1087" to "KP-1087".
    There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

    "NIPPON GRAMMOPHON CO., LTD. JAPAN" was printed at outer rim of the label.
    Label type-1 has the word "STEREO" under the Polydor logomark, but type-2-2 was missing the word "STEREO" on the label.
    "Made in Japan" was erased and "KP 1087" was printed at the left part of the center hole.



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