"Forever Series" 1st. Sleeve
|RELEASE DATE||May 1974? / Reissue
|TRACK LISTING||SIDE 1||SIDE 2|
||Good Day Sunshine
||And Your Bird Can Sing
|I'm Only Sleeping
||For No One
|Love You To
|Here, There And Everywhere
||I Want To Tell You
||Got To Get You Into My Life
|She Said She Said
||Tomorrow Never Knows
|FRONT --> Click!||BACK --> Click!||SIDE 1 --> Click!||SIDE 2 --> Click!||DISK|
SLEEVE||LYRIC SHEET (Bifold Type)|
||P1 --> Click!||P2 --> Click!||P3 --> Click!||P4--> Click!|
SHEET CLOSE UP
|The lyric sheet is bifold type.
Company name "Toshiba-EMI Ltd." was printed on the lyric sheet.
Liner notes: Ichiro Fukuda.
|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 bottom 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.
|Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (straight type).
The word "STEREO" and catalog number were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
|BACK COVER CLOSE UP|
company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd."
and "MADE IN JAPAN", 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.
Catalaog number and master number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
|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-605 2S 15
|SIDE 2||YEX-606 3 53
|PRESS MARK||4 -2W 5W
|RECORD COMPANY'S NAME||SLEEVE||Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
|LABEL||MFD. BY TOSHIBA
MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
|LYRIC SHEET STYLE||Bifold
|COVER FORM||Single type. Full laminated soft cover. Twin-flipback cover straight type).|
||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 Fukuda
|Light green Apple label
Type-2-1 with black print.
Full laminated soft cover / Twin-flipback cover (straight type).
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)