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#1-1 In The Beginning (1961) (1st. Press "Polydor Red Label / ¥2,000": MP-2326)
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TITLE In The Beginning (1961)
The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan
CATALOG NUMBER MP-2326
RELEASE DATE 21th. September 1973 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet  / The Beatles    Sweet Georgia Brown / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow / The Beatles The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In) /
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Let's Dance / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers Ruby Baby / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
My Bonnie / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan Why / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan Nobody's Child / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
What'd I Say / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers Ya Ya / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE (Gatefold Cover)--> Click! INNER SLEEVE
sleeve Gatefold cover.
In the 12 songs on the album, "Why" is included for the first time in the Beatles-related songs.
label Polythene Inner Sleeve (maybe).
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! CLOSE UP
sleevesleeve label label
Catalog No. "MP 2323" was printed
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Manufactured by Polydor K. K., Japan TA7310" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.

Released by Polydor K.K., the company name was changed from Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd. in November 1971.
label
"X ¥2,000" was pinted at the lower left corner of the back cover.
OBI: White and Red Arrow Obi
OBI: FRONT OBI: BACK
Has a order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"¥2,000" and "Polydor K.K." were printed at the order sheet.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo type-2.
Labels have "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
In the 12 songs on the album, "Why" is included for the first time in the Beatles-related songs.
"Sweet Georgia Brown" was  not played by The Beatles.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The credit "Manufactured by Polydor K.K. Japan" was printed in capital letter at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 MP-2326A      A-2-2  
SIDE 2 MP-2326B      A-2-3
PRESS MARK SIDE 1 K 3 (?)
SIDE 2 -
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE MANUFACTURED BY POLYDOR K.K., JAPAN    TA7310
LABEL MANUFACTURED BY POLYDOR K.K., JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE X  ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold Cover
INNER SLEEVE
Polythene Inner Sleeve
OBI
Polydor White and Red Arrow Obi
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
COMMENTS
Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo Type-2
Sleeve have "STEREO" text and labels have "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.

The album cover photo is from the Liverpool newspaper "Mersey Beat  /No. 13".
Mersey Beat Vol. 1, No. 13 (UK, 1962):This January 4-18, 1962 edition of the influential Liverpool music paper features an outstanding cover photo of the Beatles in their early days with Pete Best on drums. Photo taken by Liverpool based photographer Albert Marrion.

In the 12 songs on the album, "Why" is included for the first time in the Beatles-related songs. "Sweet Georgia Brown" was  not played by The Beatles.

Has a order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"¥2,000" and "Polydor K.K." were printed at the order sheet.



#1-2 In The Beginning (1961) (2nd. Press "Polydor Red Label / ¥2,300": MP-2326)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE In The Beginning (1961)
The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan
CATALOG NUMBER MP-2326
RELEASE DATE February 1974 ? / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Ain't She Sweet  / The Beatles    Sweet Georgia Brown / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow / The Beatles The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In) /
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Let's Dance / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers Ruby Baby / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
My Bonnie / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan Why / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan Nobody's Child / The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
What'd I Say / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers Ya Ya / Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE (Gatefold Cover)--> Click! INNER SLEEVE
sleeve Gatefold cover.
In the 12 songs on the album, "Why" is included for the first time in the Beatles-related songs.
label Polythene Inner Sleeve (maybe).
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet)
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! CLOSE UP
sleevesleeve label label
Catalog No. "MP 2323" was printed
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label "Manufactured by Polydor K. K., Japan TA7310" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label "X ¥2,000" was erased at the lower left corner of the back cover.
OBI: White and Red Arrow Obi
OBI: FRONT OBI: FRONT OBI: BACK
sleeve sleeve sleeve
Catalog number and "¥2,300" were printed at the top of the front obi.
The word "STEREO" and Polydor logomark were printed at the bottom.
The order form was not printed on the obi.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo type-2.
Labels have "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
In the 12 songs on the album, "Why" is included for the first time in the Beatles-related songs.
"Sweet Georgia Brown" was  not played by The Beatles.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The credit "Manufactured by Polydor K.K. Japan" was printed in capital letter at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo type-2
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 MP-2326A      A-1-14
SIDE 2 MP-2326B      A-2-9
PRESS MARK SIDE 1 C6 LX  J3
SIDE 2 -
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE MANUFACTURED BY POLYDOR K.K., JAPAN    TA7310
LABEL MANUFACTURED BY POLYDOR K.K., JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE ¥2,300
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold Cover
INNER SLEEVE
Polythene Inner Sleeve
OBI
Polydor White and Red Arrow Obi
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
COMMENTS
Polydor Red label with black half-circle logo Type-2
Sleeve have "STEREO" text and labels have "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.

The album cover photo is from the Liverpool newspaper "Mersey Beat  /No. 13".
Mersey Beat Vol. 1, No. 13 (UK, 1962):This January 4-18, 1962 edition of the influential Liverpool music paper features an outstanding cover photo of the Beatles in their early days with Pete Best on drums. Photo taken by Liverpool based photographer Albert Marrion.

In the 12 songs on the album, "Why" is included for the first time in the Beatles-related songs. "Sweet Georgia Brown" was  not played by The Beatles.

Polydor White and Red Arrow Obi:
Catalog number and "¥2,300" were printed at the top of the front obi.
The order form was not printed on the obi.



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