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The Hollyridge Strings "The Beatles Song Book Vol.2" (CP-7238)
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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 Vol.2 (1st. Press "Capitol Label / G ¥1,800 / Red Vinyl": CP-7238)
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TITLE THE BEATLES SONG BOOK VOL.2
The Hollyridge Strings
CATALOG NUMBER CP-8431
RELEASE DATE 15th July 1965 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
I Feel Fine
Things We Said Today
No Reply
She's A Woman
I'll Be Back
If I Fell
I'm A Loser
I'll Cry Instead
I'll Follow The Sun
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
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INSIDE  --> Click! INNER SLEEVE
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.
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INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label The words "Special Selection Records" was printed in black.
label Catalogue number "CP 7238", Capitol logo mark,  and the word "HIGH FIDELITY"were  printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label The front cover slicks has the "Capitol Full Demensional Stereo" arrow logo at the top.
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label label
Catalogue number "CP 7238", EverClean logo mark,  and the word "STEREO"were  printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "G ¥1,800" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label label
Capitol's "New improved fukk dimentional stereo sound" logo was printed at the inside of the cover.
Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover. flipback cover. Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” records.
Odeon Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT: TOP
FRONT: BOTTOM
1st. pressing had a light blue / white OBI and priced ¥1,800 on obi strip. Capitol logo mark and catalog number "CP-7238" were printed on the front. BACK
sleeve sleeve sleeve There is no order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed on the strip.
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
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RECORD LABEL Capitol Black label with color band
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 ST-1-2202- B2 #2  2        3(reverse)     IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 ST2-2202- W1   2          3(reverse)    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
PRESS MARK
F5
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE G  ¥1,800
LYRIC SHEET STYLE -
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover. flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-3
OBI Green / white so called "Odeon Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Liner notes: Yoshiji Kizaki (*)
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.

* Yoshiji Kizaki:
Japanese music critic. A pioneer who contributed greatly to the popularization of Western music in Japan. Chief editor of Japanese 60s / 70s American pop music fanzines such as Teenbeat, Popsicle, etc.



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