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The Hollyridge Strings "Greatest Songs By The Beatles" (CP-8381)
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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 Greatest Songs By The Beatles (1st. Press "Capitol Label / H ¥2,000 / Red Vinyl": CP-8381)
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TITLE GREATEST SONGS BY THE BEATLES
The Hollyridge Strings
CATALOG NUMBER CP-8381
RELEASE DATE 10th?  May 1968 / First Press:
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Michelle
Do You Want To Know A Secret?
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Help
She Loves You
A Taste Of Honey
A Hard Day's Night
Ticket To Ride
And I Love Her
All My Loving
I Feel Fine
Can't Buy Me love
Girl
Please Please Me
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INSIDE (Gatefold Type)
INNER SLEEVE
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.
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UPBACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Catalogue number "CP 8381" and Capitol logomark were printed at the upper right corner of the front.label Capitol logomark, "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd.", "MADE IN JAPAN", and  H ¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
INSIDE COVER CLOSE UP
labelToshiba 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.
label labelRecord number "CP- 8381-2"was printed at the lower of the inside of the cover.

Liner notes: Ichiro Asatsuma.
Odeon Green Arrow OBI CLOSE UP
sleeve label Has a green  "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip.   
The Capitol logo and catalog number were printed at the front of the obi strip.
sleeve The obi remains intactwith the order form on the back uncut.
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed at the obi 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.
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RECORD LABEL Capitol Black label with color band
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 ST1-21064   1S   2
SIDE 2 ST2-21064   1S   2
PRESS MARK
8E
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H  ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE -
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover. NO-flipback cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-6-1
OBI Green / white so called "Odeon Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Liner notes: Ichiro Asatsuma
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.



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