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'78 promotion booklet


#1-1 Abbey Road ("PRO-USE SERIES" Promotional Record: EALF-97001)
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TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER EALF-97001
RELEASE DATE Promotional Use Only (First Press: 5th June.1978)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something
Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring
Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Wait

The End

Her Majesty
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEVE
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
P1 --> Click! P2 --> Click! P3 --> Click!
P4 --> Click
label sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label The lyric sheet is bifold type.
Liner notes: Shigeki Kato & Nobuyuki Yoshinari
Translation: Nobuyuki Yoshinari
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label According to the notes of Mr. Kato, "The copy tape that EMI of Japan requested from the UK was not a normal copy, but a copy at 76 cm / sec." label
Apple logomark and Toshiba EMI Ltd. credit were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
Apple Custom Black OBI CLOSE UP: FRONT --> Click!
sleeve sleeve
sleeve
"PRO-USE" logomark, catalog number, and price "¥2,800" were printed at the top of the front obi.
The word "STEREO" and Apple logo mark and catalog number "EAL-97001" were printed at the bottom.
Apple Custom Black OBI CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK --> Click!
sleeve "TOSHIBA EMI" logomark and company address were printed at the top of the rear obi.
label
Catalogue number "EALF-97001" and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label
The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged. label
"Toshiba EMI Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN", and "I (EALF-97001)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Apple white label (promotional use only). The words "Sample" inside a rectangle and "Not For Sale" were printed at upper left side of the label.
The release date "5th. June"was printed on both labels.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label LP cover cannot be found with "Her Majesty" listed but can be found on the label of Side-2.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL Apple Promotional White Label
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-749-H       1S    1    P
SIDE 2 YEX-750-H       1S    1    P
PRESS MARK 8 - 5
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I - ¥2,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Thick cover
INNER SLEEVE
Plain plastic bag type
OBI
Custom Green Obi
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
COMMENTS
Promotional Record.
PRO-USE SERIES: A series of Japanese audiophile recordings, issued by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. and Toshiba-EMI Ltd.

The LP's master tape is not the master tape used to produce the domestic version "Abbey road", but uses a master tape newly ordered from the UK.
The box on the "Abbey road" master tape stored at EMI Studio has a record for Japan at this time. It can be confirmed by the jacket of the same album recorded in the box set called Beatles The Collection released by MFSL.
At that time, the copy tape that EMI of Japan requested from the UK was not a normal copy, but a copy at 76 cm / sec.
Since the original master tape is 38 cm / sec (15 ips), it is normally copied as it is at 15 ips, but Toshiba's Pro Use series prepares the master tape at 76 cm / sec at double speed and cuts it at half speed Was adopted.

Apple white label (promotional use only). The words "Sample" inside a rectangle and "Not For Sale" were printed at upper left side of the label.
The release date "5th. June"was printed on both labels.
With "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" credit. and added the "JASRAC" logo mark.

The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged. LP cover cannot be found with "Her Majesty" listed but can be found on the label.



#1-2 Abbey Road ("PRO-USE SERIES" 1st. Press: EALF-97001)
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TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER EALF-97001
RELEASE DATE 5th June.1978 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something
Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring
Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Wait

The End

Her Majesty
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEVE
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
P1 --> Click! P2 --> Click! P3 --> Click!
P4 --> Click
Plain Plastic bag type
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label The lyric sheet is bifold type.
Liner notes: Shigeki Kato & Nobuyuki Yoshinari
Translation: Nobuyuki Yoshinari
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label According to the notes of Mr. Kato, "The copy tape that EMI of Japan requested from the UK was not a normal copy, but a copy at 76 cm / sec." label
Apple logomark and Toshiba EMI Ltd. credit were printed at the bottom of the lyric sheet.
Apple Custom Black OBI CLOSE UP: FRONT --> Click!
sleeve sleeve
sleeve
"PRO-USE" logomark, catalog number, and price "¥2,800" were printed at the top of the front obi.
The word "STEREO" and Apple logo mark and catalog number "EAL-97001" were printed at the bottom.
Apple Custom Black OBI CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK --> Click!
sleeve "TOSHIBA EMI" logomark and company address were printed at the top of the rear obi. sleeve label
Catalogue number "EALF-97001" and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label
label The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
"Toshiba EMI Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN", and "I (EALF-97001)" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Apple white label (promotional use only). The words "Sample" inside a rectangle and "Not For Sale" were printed at upper left side of the label.
The release date "5th. June"was printed on both labels.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label LP cover cannot be found with "Her Majesty" listed but can be found on the label of Side-2.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL Apple Light Green Label type-2-3b
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-749-H       1S    5    P
SIDE 2 YEX-750-H       1S    3    P
PRESS MARK 8 - 9X   YZ
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE I - ¥2,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Thick cover
INNER SLEEVE
Plain plastic bag type
OBI
Custom Green Obi
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
COMMENTS
PRO-USE SERIES: A series of Japanese audiophile recordings, issued by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. and Toshiba-EMI Ltd.

The LP's master tape is not the master tape used to produce the domestic version "Abbey road", but uses a master tape newly ordered from the UK.
The box on the "Abbey road" master tape stored at EMI Studio has a record for Japan at this time. It can be confirmed by the jacket of the same album recorded in the box set called Beatles The Collection released by MFSL.
At that time, the copy tape that EMI of Japan requested from the UK was not a normal copy, but a copy at 76 cm / sec.
Since the original master tape is 38 cm / sec (15 ips), it is normally copied as it is at 15 ips, but Toshiba's Pro Use series prepares the master tape at 76 cm / sec at double speed and cuts it at half speed Was adopted.

Apple light green label with "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" credit. and added the "JASRAC" logo mark.

The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged. LP cover cannot be found with "Her Majesty" listed but can be found on the label.



#2 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
RELEASE DATE
25th December.1978/Limited Edition
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
abbey2 abbey2back disk disk
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET
(Bifold type)
OBI -->Click!
COVER lyric lyric
obi
COVER

TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 EAS-90071
Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band
With a little help from my friends
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Getting better
Fixing a hole
She's leaving home
Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite!
Within you, without you
When I'm sixty-four
Lovely Rita
Good morning, good morning
Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band (Reprise)
A day in the life

LABEL
APPLE (Picture Disk)

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
PICTURE RECORD
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Cover: "Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisya"
Label: JAPAN MUSICOLOR CO. LTD. PAT 634578
SYMBOL/PRICE
I-2,800YEN
OBI
Custom black Obi
COVER FORM
Hollowed out Cover
COMMENTS
Limited edition picture record. Same cover and disk design as Sgt. U.S. picture record.



#3 Abbey Road (Picture Record "Limited Edition": EAS-90072)
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TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER EAS-90072
RELEASE DATE 5th February.1979 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Come Together
Here Comes The Sun
Something
Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring
Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Wait

The End

Her Majesty
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! INNER SLEEVE
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
sleeve sleeve
label label label
LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)
P1 --> Click! P2 --> Click! P3 --> Click! P4 --> Click
Inner sleeve: Toshiba original plastic bag type.

The lyric sheet is bifold type.
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label Liner notes: Naoki Tachikawa
Translation: Nobuyuki Yoshinari
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and Apple logomark were printed at the bottom of the back sheet.
Information of the Japanese beatles' fun club was printed.
Apple Custom Black OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! "Limited Edition" and "Picture Record" were printed at the top of the front obi. The word "STEREO" and Apple logo mark and catalog number "EAS-90072" were printed at the bottom.
sleeve sleeve
Apple Custom Black OBI CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK --> Click!
sleeve "TOSHIBA EMI" logomark and company address were printed at the top of the rear obi.
label
Catalogue number "EAS-90072" and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Catalogue number "EAS-90072", master number "YES-749", and JASRAC logomark were printed at the bottom of the label of the side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
"JAPAN MUSICOLOR CO. LTD. PAT 634573" credit and JASRAC logo were printed on the label of side-2.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL -
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-749   2S    51
SIDE 2 YEX-750   2S4    18
PRESS MARK 3 - Z
VINYL COLOR PICTURE DISC
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL JAPAN MUSICOLOR CO. LTD. PAT 634573
SYMBOL/PRICE I - ¥2,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Bifold Type
COVER FORM Single type. Picture disc in die-cut card sleeve with a large open hole on the front
INNER SLEEVE
Plain plastic bag type
OBI
Custom black Obi
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
Art Direction: Roy Koham / Design: Henrey E. Marquez
COMMENTS
Limited edition picture record.
Issued Feb. 1979 in die-cut, psychedelic jacket.
Same cover and disc design as ABBEY ROAD U.S. picture record.
The Abbey Road picture disc has an image of the album's front cover on side-1 and an image of the back cover without the text on side-2.
It was packaged in a die-cut psychedelic-patterned multi-colored cover with a large open hole on the front that exposed the picture disc.
The back cover has the same psychedelic pattern as the front, with the song titles centered in black print running top to bottom.

During the picture disc craze of the late 1970s, two Beatles LPs were officially released in that format – Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road.  Capitol overpressed the Sgt. Pepper LP, and it became difficult to sell.  As a result, the later release of Abbey Road. sold in significantly fewer numbers, as many retailers didn’t bother to stock it, fearing that it wouldn’t sell.
Both titles were also released in Japan, and the Japanese pressings are much harder to find than their American counterparts, particularly so for Abbey Road.

Song order on back cover is finally correct (Something / Maxwell's Silver Hummer).
"JAPAN MUSICOLOR CO. LTD. PAT 634573" credit and JASRAC logo were printed on the label of side-2.



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