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The Hollyridge Strings "The Beatles Song Book" (CP-7112)
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The Hollyridge Strings were an American studio orchestra that specialized in easy-listening music, and recorded for the Capitol Records label in the 1960s and 1970s. Stu Phillips, Mort Garson, and Perry Botkin, Jr. were among those who produced, arranged, and conducted the group's recordings.

The group specialized in orchestral versions of songs by such then-contemporary pop-music artists as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel and Nat "King" Cole.

During the week of July 4, 1964, the group's cover version of The Beatles's song "All My Loving" spent a single week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 93.
(from Wikipedia)
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#1-1 The Beatles Song Book (Test Press "Capitol White Label": CP-7112)
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TITLE THE BEATLES SONG BOOK
The Hollyridge Strings
CATALOG NUMBER CP 7112
RELEASE DATE Test Press (First Press: 15th. August 1964)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me love
From Me To You
All My Loving
I Saw Her Standing There
A Taste Of Honey
Please Please Me
She Loves You
P.S.I Love You
Do You Want To Know A Secret?
Love Me Do
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! The original plain white inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
sleeve sleeve label Catalogue number "CP 7112" was printed at the upper right corner of the front.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label On stereo jackets positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY RECORDING" appear in lemon yellow at the top of the front  and back cover.
Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
NO-flipback cover.
label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl.
The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Photo: United Artists" Credit was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN", and "F-¥1,800" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Capitol white label in green ink (test press use only).
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Here is a close-up of the circled text: "Sample under Article 10, Clause 2 of the Commodity Tax Law".
label
The words "A CAPITOL RECORDS, INC., U.S.A. RECORDING" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP OBI AND LYRIC SHEET
label Catalogue number "CP-7112" was stamped in blue ink on the white label.
NONE
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL Capitol White Label (for test press use only)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 ST1-2116-J    1
SIDE 2 ST2-2116      1
PRESS MARK
G4
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE F - ¥1,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE -
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
NO-flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Plain White Inner bag
OBI -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: United Artists
COMMENTS
Capitol white label (Test press use only).
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
Capitol test LPs feature the perimeter print, Capitol logo, and circled text in green.
Catalogue number "CP-7112" was stamped in blue ink on the white label.
The label design is similar to that used for the regular commercial Capitol LPs. These are most commonly found on red vinyl.

The Hollyridge Strings were an in‐house act released by Capitol Records. Throughout the
1960's, they were perhaps best known for their instrumental versions of Beatles songs.
The album was also reviewed in the June 6, 1964, issue of Billboard.
This record surprised all critics by climbing to the #15 position in the Billboard album listings (August 22, 1964). As it continued to sell, the success of this album, the Strings' first, prompted Capitol to create a series of songbooks ‐‐ a series for which the band became known. This was Stu Phillips' first record and was the Strings' first attempt at instrumental rock and roll.

The Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing.



#1-2 The Beatles Song Book (1st. Press "Capitol Label / Red Vinyl": CP-7112)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE THE BEATLES SONG BOOK
The Hollyridge Strings
CATALOG NUMBER CP 7112
RELEASE DATE 15th. August 1964 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me love
From Me To You
All My Loving
I Saw Her Standing There
A Taste Of Honey
Please Please Me
She Loves You
P.S.I Love You
Do You Want To Know A Secret?
Love Me Do
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
sleeve sleeve label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label Catalogue number "CP 7112" was printed at the upper right corner of the front. label
On stereo jackets positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
FRONT AND BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY RECORDING" appear in lemon yellow at the top of the front  and back cover.
Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
NO-flipback cover.
label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl.
The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Photo: United Artists" Credit was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
label "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN", and "F-¥1,800" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
OBI: "HANKAKE" OBI
sleeve sleeve In the early 1960s, a short-lived hankake obi, or “half obi” was used. These were small strips of paper that simply folded over the top of the cover.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Capitol Black label with color band.

The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
The words "A CAPITOL RECORDS, INC., U.S.A. RECORDING" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Capitol Black label with color band
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 ST1-2116-J    1
SIDE 2 ST2-2116      1
PRESS MARK
G4
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE F - ¥1,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE -
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
NO-flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-3
OBI "Hankake" Obi
White in design with dark blue Japanese text. Obis draped from the top, not forming a loop.
(sorry, I don't have it)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: United Artists
COMMENTS
Capitol Black label with color band.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.

The Hollyridge Strings were an in‐house act released by Capitol Records. Throughout the
1960's, they were perhaps best known for their instrumental versions of Beatles songs.
The album was also reviewed in the June 6, 1964, issue of Billboard.
This record surprised all critics by climbing to the #15 position in the Billboard album listings (August 22, 1964). As it continued to sell, the success of this album, the Strings' first, prompted Capitol to create a series of songbooks ‐‐ a series for which the band became known. This was Stu Phillips' first record and was the Strings' first attempt at instrumental rock and roll.

The Japanese version looks similar to the U.S. version but has a different track listing.

Red vinyl:
Besides good sound and quality printing, Japanese records also offered some other things of interest to the collector.  One of the primary manufacturing companies in Japan, Toshiba, pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  While not pressed as collectors’ items, these red vinyl pressings are more sought out by collectors than their black vinyl counterparts.  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl.

The obi: A. K. A."Hankake" Obi
It is made from very thin paper stock. It is white in design with dark blue Japanese text. It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
These were small strips of paper that simply folded over (glued) the top of the cover.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fans there like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed for Japanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two inches wide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As these strips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached little significance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for some albums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimes increasing the price by a factor of ten.

While usually found in a wraparound strip, there are other versions of the obi that have occasionally been used.  In the early 1960s, a short-lived hankake obi, or “half obi” was used. These were small strips of paper that simply folded over the top of the cover.  These were problematic for retailers, as they tended to easily fall off of the record.



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