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Toshiba EMI: Forever Obi Series #1
15. Abbey Road (AP-8815)
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#15-1 Abbey Road (1973 Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥2,000": AP-8815)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8815
RELEASE DATE May 1973? / Reissue
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 SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
The original Apple black inner bag.

The lyric sheet is slip sheet type.
FRONT
BACK FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label
Catalog number and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet. Song title "The End - Her Majesty" was printed  on the lyric sheet.
"FOREVER" OBI: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
catalog number and price "¥1,700" 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 background.
The words "The Beatles Forever" was printed at the bottom.
"FOREVER" OBI: BACK CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The obi remains intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
Price "¥2,000" and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the obi strip.
sleeve The word "STEREO" and catalog number were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.

BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve label
The song order on the back cover is incorrect.
"Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
The company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥1,700" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Light green apple label.
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
label label The label  has "Her Majesty" credit on the side 2.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 749      1S4   28
SIDE 2 YEX 750      1S4   26
PRESS MARK 3E
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type (With "Her Majesty" lyric version)
COVER FORM Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple black Inner bag
OBI
"FOREVER" Obi (¥ 2,000 / Toshiba Onko)
Wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green background.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan

COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1with black print.
The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
The label has "Her Majesty" credit on the side 2.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom on the label.

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)



#15-2 Abbey Road (1974 Press "Toshiba EMI / H ¥2,200": AP-8815)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8815
RELEASE DATE March 1974? / Reissue
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 SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
The original Apple black inner bag.

The lyric sheet is slip sheet type (glossy paper type).
FRONT
BACK FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label
Catalog number and "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet. Song title "The End - Her Majesty" was printed  on the lyric sheet.
"FOREVER" OBI: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
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 background.
The words "The Beatles Forever" was printed at the bottom.
"FOREVER" OBI: BACK CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The obi remains intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
Price "¥2,200" and "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed on the obi strip.
sleeve The word "STEREO" and catalog number were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.

BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve label
The song order on the back cover is incorrect.
"Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
The company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "H ¥2,200" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Light green apple label.
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
label label The label  has "Her Majesty" credit on the side 2.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 749     1S3    105
SIDE 2 YEX 750     1S3    96
PRESS MARK 4 - 3W
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,200
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type (With "Her Majesty" lyric version)  (Glossy paper Type)
COVER FORM Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple black Inner bag
OBI
"FOREVER" 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 Photo: Iain Macmillan
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1with black print.
The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
The label has "Her Majesty" credit on the side 2.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom on the label.
The lyric sheet is slip sheet type (glossy papper 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)



#15-3 Abbey Road (1975 Press "Toshiba EMI / H ¥2,200 / Light Green Apple Type 2-2": AP-8815)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8815
RELEASE DATE December 1975? / Reissue
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 SLEEVE
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
The original Apple black inner bag.

The lyric sheet is slip sheet type (matte paper type).
FRONT
BACK FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label
Catalog number and "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet. Song title "The End - Her Majesty" was printed  on the lyric sheet.
"FOREVER" OBI: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
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 background.
The words "The Beatles Forever" was printed at the bottom.
"FOREVER" OBI: BACK CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The order form was not printed on the obi.
sleeve The word "STEREO" and catalog number were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.

BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve label
The song order on the back cover is incorrect.
"Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
The company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "H ¥2,200" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Light green apple label.
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
label label The label  has "Her Majesty" credit on the side 2.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 749     1S4   77
SIDE 2 YEX 750    2S    37
PRESS MARK 5-Z
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,200
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type (With "Her Majesty" lyric version)  (Matte paper type)
COVER FORM Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple black Inner bag
OBI
"FOREVER" Obi (¥2,200 / No order sheet)
Wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green background.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-2 with black print.
The song order on the back cover is incorrect. "Maxwell's...." and "Something" should be interchanged.
The label has "Her Majesty" credit on the side 2.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom on the label.
The lyric sheet is slip sheet type (matte paper 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)



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