"Forever Series" 1st. Sleeve
|TITLE||A Hard Day's Night
|RELEASE DATE||1973? / Reissue
|TRACK LISTING||SIDE 1||SIDE 2|
|A Hard Day's Night
||Any Time At All
|I Should Have Known Better
||I'll Cry Instead
|If I Fell
||Things We Said Today
|I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
||When I Get Home
|And I Love Her
||You Can't Do That
|Tell Me Why
I Needed Someone
|Can't Buy Me Love
||I'll Be Back
|FRONT --> Click!||BACK --> Click!||SIDE 1 --> Click!||SIDE 2 --> Click!||DISK|
||LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)|
||BACK||FRONT --> Click!||BACK --> Click!||The original Apple
black inner bag.
The lyric sheet is slip sheet type (glossy paper type).
SHEET CLOSE UP
|Company name "Toshiba-EMI Ltd."
was printed on the lyric sheet.
|FRONT COVER CLOSE UP|
|The word "STEREO"
and catalog number were printed at the upper right corner of the front
Apple logo mark was printed at the lower left side of the front cover.
|"FOREVER" OBI: FRONT CLOSE UP|
|catalog number and
price "¥2,200" were printed
at the top on obi strip.
||It is a wide Obi
characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green
"The Beatles Forever" was printed at the bottom.
|"FOREVER" OBI: BACK CLOSE UP||BACK COVER CLOSE UP|
|The obi remains
intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
Price "¥2,200" and "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed on the obi strip.
company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd."
and "H ¥2,200" were printed
bottom of the back cover.
|LABEL CLOSE UP|
|Light green apple
The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." was printed at the perimeter.
|LABEL CLOSE UP|
|The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.|
Green Apple label Type-2-1
|MATRIX No.||SIDE 1||YEX-126 3S 16
|SIDE 2||YEX-127 2S 8|
|PRESS MARK||3 E Z W
|RECORD COMPANY'S NAME||SLEEVE||Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
|LABEL||MFD. BY TOSHIBA
MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
|LYRIC SHEET STYLE||Bifold
Type (Glossy paper Type)
|COVER FORM||Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.|
||Apple black Inner bag
Obi (¥ 2,200 / Toshiba EMI)
Wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green background.
|COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES||Notes: Ichiro Takasaki
|Light green Apple label
Type-2-1 with black print.
On 1st. December 1973, the record price was raised. The price of the stereo edition has been raised from 2000 yen to 2200 yen.
In late (September?)1969, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.
The Cover Jacket has been changed from a thin sleeve to a sleeve made of thick paper, because it uses thick paper, it is an inner binding type with the glue margin inside.
The obi: "Forever" Obi
This style Obi came into use in the late (October?) 1972 to promote all Beatles releases then currently on the Apple label. The tagline "Beatles Forever" used in Toshiba Onko's campaign began to be used around 1972.
It is a wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, the words "The Beatles Forever" at the bottom, and has a dark green background.
This is the first obi that was released with the same design.Forever obi was used in the early 70's, and used for the Beatles, solos, and Apple artist LPs.
On 1st October 1973, Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. was changed its name to Toshiba EMI Ltd. So, there were two kind of Obis --the company name is "Tohiba Musical..." version and "Toshiba EMI..." version.
The order sheet was printed for the first Apple Obi but was discontinued in the early years of the Toshiba EMI/Apple Obi (maybe 1974)