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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.
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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
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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
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"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".
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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.
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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.



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