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01. Meet The Beatles! (Japanese Edition) (AR-8026)
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#1-1 Meet The Beatles! (1973 Press "Toshiba Onko / H ¥1,700": AR-8026)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE MEET THE BEATLES!
CATALOG NUMBER AR-8026
RELEASE DATE September 1973? / Reissue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Please Please Me
She Loves You
I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
P.S. I Love You
Twist And Shout
Little Child
Love Me Do
All My Loving
Baby, It's You
Hold Me Tight
Don't Bother Me Please Mister Postman
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
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label sleeveCatalog number "AR-8026" was printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
Catalog number and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were 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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The obi remains intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
Price "¥1,700" and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the obi strip.
label 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 label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
The Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 2EJ-13-   2S2   37
SIDE 2 2EJ-14    2S2 3   27
PRESS MARK 3 - 9  9 W Y W
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥1,700
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple black Inner bag
OBI
"FOREVER" Obi (¥ 1,700 / Toshiba Onko)
Wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green background.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Takasaki
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1with black print.

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 Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing, a red and orange (rather than brown and blue) front cover title, and a different back cover.

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)



#1-2 Meet The Beatles! (1974 Error Press "Toshiba Onko & EMI / H ¥2,200 Obi": AR-8026)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE MEET THE BEATLES!
CATALOG NUMBER AR-8026
RELEASE DATE January 1974? / Reissue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Please Please Me
She Loves You
I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
P.S. I Love You
Twist And Shout
Little Child
Love Me Do
All My Loving
Baby, It's You
Hold Me Tight
Don't Bother Me Please Mister Postman
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
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label sleeveCatalog number "AR-8026" was printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
Catalog number and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were 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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The obi remains intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
But, cut off below the price print.
label The company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "H ¥2,000" 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 label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
The Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 2EJ-13-    2S2   7
SIDE 2 2EJ-14     2S2 3   14
PRESS MARK 2 J ->  4-1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha / Lyric Sheet: Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple black Inner bag
OBI
"FOREVER" Obi (¥ 2,200)
Wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green background.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Takasaki
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1with black print.
¥2,200 error press.
On 1st. December 1973, the record price was raised. Since the price of the stereo version was raised from 2000 yen to 2200 yen, this mono version might have been mistakenly printed at 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 Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing, a red and orange (rather than brown and blue) front cover title, and a different back cover.

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)



#1-3 Meet The Beatles! (1975 Press "Toshiba EMI / H ¥2,000": AR-8026)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE MEET THE BEATLES!
CATALOG NUMBER AR-8026
RELEASE DATE September 1975? / Reissue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Please Please Me
She Loves You
I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
P.S. I Love You
Twist And Shout
Little Child
Love Me Do
All My Loving
Baby, It's You
Hold Me Tight
Don't Bother Me Please Mister Postman
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
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label sleeveCatalog number "AR-8026" was printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
Catalog number and the company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet.
"FOREVER" OBI: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
catalog number and price "¥2,000" 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 BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The order form was not printed (or cut off?) on the obi.
label The company name "Toshiba EMI Ltd." and "H ¥2,000" 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 label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
The Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-2
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 2EJ-13-   2S2   80
SIDE 2 2EJ-14    3S    11
PRESS MARK 5-9
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba EMI Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA-EMI LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H - ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Single type. No laminated hard cover. Non flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple black Inner bag
OBI
"FOREVER" Obi (¥ 2,000 / No order sheet?)
Wide Obi characterized by the Apple logo at the top, and has a dark green background.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes: Ichiro Takasaki
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-2 with black print.
On 1st. December 1973, the record price was raised. The price of the mono edition has been raised from 1700 yen to 2000 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 Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing, a red and orange (rather than brown and blue) front cover title, and a different back cover.

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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