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05. Beatles '65 (Beatles For Sale) (OP-7179, OP/AP-8442)
(Update: 17th. April 2020)

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#5-1 Beatles '65 (1st. Press "F ¥1,800 / Dark Green Obi": OP-7179)
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TITLE BEATLES '65 (BEATLES FOR SALE)
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7179
RELEASE DATE 15th February 1965/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click!
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! The lyric sheet is slip sheet type.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label Song title on lyric sheet is misspelled as "(I) DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY" on most (and possibly all) copies.
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" in green, catalog number, and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the front cover.
label
The Japanese version looks similar to the U.K. version but has a different title design in red on front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "F ¥1,800" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
label 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.
Japanese original title "Beatles '65" was printed on the inside of the cover.
Dark Green OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT TOP
FRONT TITLE
FRONT BOTTOM
BACK
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve Had a dark green / white OBI and priced ¥1,800 on obi strip. Odeon logo mark and catalog No. "OP 7179" were printed on the front.
There is no order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, "Everclean" vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).  The Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common black vinyl. The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM: POSTCARD (Campaign Application Postcard)
CAMPAIGN AD AD: CLOSE UP At the time of this LP release, a campaign was held in which "The Beatles menber's
portrait" won.
A campaign application postcard was attached to the first edition (part of?).
sorry, I don't have it.
sleeve sleeve

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-1 (with the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-142    21
SIDE 2 YEX-143    19
PRESS MARK A5
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 Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-1
OBI
Dark Green Obi with the half circle on top / without Order sheet
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
Liner notes: Yoshiji Kizaki
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

The Japanese version looks similar to the U.K. version but has a different title design in red on front cover.
Japanese original title "Beatles '65" was printed on the obi and the inside of the cover.
Gatefold cover to remove the disk from the right side of the back cover.

At the time of this LP release, a campaign was held in which "The Beatles menber's
portrait" won.
A campaign application postcard was attached to the first edition (part of?).

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: "Dark Green" Obi with the half circle on top
It is dark green / white in design with dark green background with the half circle on top. It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
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.



#5-2 Beatles '65 (Gramophone Contract Press "F ¥1,800 / Dark Green Obi / Black Vinyl": OP-7179)
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TITLE BEATLES '65 (BEATLES FOR SALE)
CATALOG NUMBER OP-7179
RELEASE DATE 1965/ Gramophone Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE --> Click!
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! The lyric sheet is slip sheet type.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet.
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label Song title on lyric sheet is misspelled as "(I) DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY" on most (and possibly all) copies.
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" in green, catalog number, and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the front cover.
label
The Japanese version looks similar to the U.K. version but has a different title design in red on front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "F ¥1,800 (pasted on  ¥1,750 sticker"" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label
label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, “Everclean” vinyl.
Japanese original title "Beatles '65" was printed on the inside of the cover.
Liner notes: Yoshiji Kizaki
Dark Green OBI CLOSE UP
Had a dark green / white OBI and priced ¥1,800 on obi strip.
Odeon logo mark and catalog No. "OP 7179" were printed on the front.
There is no order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
(Sorry, I don't have it.)

LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Rare Black Vinyl.
Sometimes Toshiba had problems to press enough records to keep up with the demand. To increase production they turned to other companies (Gramophone, Sony etc.) to press up some copies of a particular release, however, the majority of copies were pressed by Toshiba themselves.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.
The black vinyl of "Beatles For Sale (OP-7179)" is the oldest Beatles LP in Japan.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-1 (with the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-142   
SIDE 2 YEX-143   
PRESS MARK
VINYL COLOR BLACK (Gramophone Contract Press)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE F - ¥1,800 (pasted on "¥1,750" sticker)
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-1
OBI
Dark Green Obi with the half circle on top / without Order sheet
(Sorry, I don't have it)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
Liner notes: Yoshiji Kizaki
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was printed at the bottom of the label.

Rare Black vinyl disc.
Most if not all of the red vinyl OR and OP Odeon LPs were manufactured with an ingredient intended to prevent the buildup of static electricity on the disks. TOSHIBA's trademark for records manufactured with this ingredient is "Ever Clean", and special efforts were made to promote this feature.
Sometimes Toshiba had problems to press enough records to keep up with the demand. To increase production they turned to other companies (Gramophone, Sony etc.) to press up some copies of a particular release, however, the majority of copies were pressed by Toshiba themselves.
The black vinyl of "Beatles For Sale (OP-7179)" is the oldest Beatles LP in Japan.

The Japanese version looks similar to the U.K. version but has a different title design in red on front cover.
Japanese original title "Beatles '65" was printed on the obi and the inside of the cover.
Gatefold cover to remove the disk from the right side of the back cover.

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: "Dark Green" Obi with the half circle on top
It is dark green / white in design with dark green background with the half circle on top. It also features an Odeon logo, catalogue number and price information.
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.



#5-3 Beatles '65 (2nd. Press "H ¥1,750 / V-Shape Obi": OP-7179)
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#5-4 Beatles '65 (3rd. Press "Odeon Label Type-3 / H ¥2,000 / Green Arrow Obi": OP-8442)
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TITLE BEATLES '65 (BEATLES FOR SALE)
CATALOG NUMBER OP-8442
RELEASE DATE July 1968 / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
No Reply
Eight Days A Week
I'm A Loser
Words Of Love
Baby's In Black
Honey Don't
Rock And Roll Music
Every Little Thing
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Mr. Moonlight
What You're Doing
Kansas City Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE
LYRIC SHEET (Slip Sheet Type)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! The lyric sheet is slip sheet type.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
LYRIC SHEET CLOSE UP
label label label Catalog number and the company name "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed on the lyric sheet.
INNER SLEEVE
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label The original colour "advert" inner bag has a fold-over flap at the top of the bag to prevent the record from falling out.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" in green, catalog number, and Odeon logomark were printed at the top of the front cover.
label
The Japanese version looks similar to the U.K. version but has a different title design in red on front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "F ¥1,800" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
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. label

Japanese original title "Beatles '65" was printed on the inside of the cover.
Dark Green OBI CLOSE UP
FRONT TOP
FRONT TITLE
FRONT BOTTOM
BACK
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve 3rd. pressing had a green "arrow" OBI and priced ¥2,000 on obi strip. The word "STEREO",  EMI/Odeon logo mark and catalog number "OP-8442" were printed on the front.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label Toshiba pressed a lot of their records on red, "Everclean" vinyl from 1958 through 1974 (maybe).
The words "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-3 ("MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY" perimeter and without the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-142-21    4
SIDE 2 YEX-143-4     3
PRESS MARK 8G
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE H  ¥2,000
LYRIC SHEET STYLE Slip Sheet Type
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-6
OBI
Green / white so called "Odeon Arrow" OBI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman taken in Hyde Park
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print:
The words "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.
Odeon label was changed from type-2 to type-3. The words "MFD. UNDER LICENCE BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

The Japanese version looks similar to the U.K. version but has a different title design in red on front cover.
Japanese original title "Beatles '65" was printed on the obi and the inside of the cover.
Gatefold cover to remove the disk from the right side of the back cover.

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."Arrow" Obi
3rd. pressing had a green / white so called "Arrow" OBI and priced ¥2000 on rear sleeve and obi strip.
On June 1967, starting with "Oldies (OP-8016)", numbering for new Odeon LPs changed to the 8000 range numbers. So Obis were renew, A.K.A. Odeon "Arrow Obi" in green and with the same design as the Apple Obis.
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.



#5-5 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE (Beatles '65)
RELEASE DATE
August 1968?/3rd. Press
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2-->Click!
forsale forsaleback label label
INSIDE INSIDE COVER CLOSE UP DISK
forsaleinside forsaleinside
cover
disk
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-\2,000" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET
(Slip Sheet type)
INNER SLEEVE
lyric
sleeve
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-\2,000" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
OBI --> Click!
OBI BACK CLOSE UP
OTHER ITEM
(Flyer) -->Click!
label
lyric
lyric
lyric
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed on the label.

TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 AP-8442
No Reply
I'm A Loser
Baby's In Black
Rock And Roll Music
I'll Follow The Sun
Mr. Moonlight
Kansas City
Eight Days A Week
Words Of Love
Honey Don't
Every Little Thing
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
What You're Doing
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

LABEL
APPLE type 1

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER
Toshiba Ongakukogyo Kabusikigaisya
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES
LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-2,000YEN
OBI
"Arrow" in dark green Obi with Apple logo / with Order sheet
COVER FORM
Gatefold/Laminated soft cover
COMMENTS
Dark Green Apple label:
with "TOSHIBA MUSICAL..." credit.



#5-6 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
BEATLES FOR SALE (Beatles '65)
RELEASE DATE
1970/5th Press
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! LABEL -->Click! DISK
forsale forsaleback label disk
INSIDE INNER SLEEVE BACK COVER CLOSE UP
forsaleinside forsaleinside
sleeve
cover
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H-\2,000" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP LYRIC SHEET
(Slip Sheet type)
OBI -->Click! OBI BACK CLOSE UP
label lyric
label
label
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed on the label.

TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 AP-8442
No Reply
I'm A Loser
Baby's In Black
Rock And Roll Music
I'll Follow The Sun
Mr. Moonlight
Kansas City
Eight Days A Week
Words Of Love
Honey Don't
Every Little Thing
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
What You're Doing
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

LABEL
APPLE type 2-1

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Cover: "Toshiba Ongakukogyo Kabusikigaisya"
Label: MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE
H-2,000YEN
OBI
"Arrow" in dark green Obi with Apple logo / with Order sheet
COVER FORM
Gatefold/Laminated soft cover
COMMENTS
Light Green Apple label:
with "TOSHIBA MUSICAL..." credit.



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