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14. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (OP/AP-8163)
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#14-1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1st. Press "H ¥2,000 / Custom Red Obi Type-1": OP-8163)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CATALOG NUMBER OP-8163
RELEASE DATE 5th July.1967/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You Without You
(With) A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty-four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE
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.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The words "Special Selection Records" was printed in blue.
The phonograph needle "Ultra C" information was added.
label Catalog number and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
Odeon logomark, "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
Custom Red And Orange OBI CLOSE UP
OBI: FRONT TOP
OBI: FRONT TITLE
sleeve Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
sleeve sleeve In the first edition of the obi, the gap between the title and the "Exclamation Mark" is wide.
OBI: FRONT BOTTOM OBI: BACK
sleeve Odeon logo mark, catalog No. "OP-8163", and priced "¥ 2,000" were printed on the front of the obi strip.
sleeve Has a order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"¥ 2,000" and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the order sheet.
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 NOT printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM

Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.


RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-1 (with the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-637   1S2    13
SIDE 2 YEX-638    1S     6
PRESS MARK 7F
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 None
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-5
OBI
Custom Red and Orange Obi / with Order sheet
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Stage: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax Figures: Madame Tussauds
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was NOT printed at the bottom of the label.

Gatefold cover.
Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.
The LP covers is laminated on both front and back, and is also laminated fully on the inside.
These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on 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.

Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
In the first edition of the obi, the gap between the title and the"Exclamation Mark" is wide.
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.



#14-2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2nd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Custom Red Obi Type-2": OP-8163)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CATALOG NUMBER OP-8163
RELEASE DATE Late 1967?/Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You Without You
(With) A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty-four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INSIDE
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.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The words "Special Selection Records" was printed in blue.
The phonograph needle "Ultra C" information was added.
label Catalog number and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
Odeon logomark, "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
Custom Red And Orange OBI CLOSE UP
OBI: FRONT TOP
OBI: FRONT TITLE
sleeve Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
sleeve sleeve In the second edition of the obi, the gap between the title and the "Exclamation Mark" is narrow.
OBI: FRONT BOTTOM OBI: BACK
sleeve Odeon logo mark, catalog No. "OP-8163", and priced "¥ 2,000" were printed on the front of the obi strip.
sleeve Has a order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"¥ 2,000" and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at the order sheet.
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 NOT printed at the bottom of the label.
Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
OTHER ITEM

Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.


RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-1 (with the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-637    1S     31
SIDE 2 YEX-638    1S     46
PRESS MARK 7G
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 None
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-6-1 (NO psychedelic inner sleeve)
OBI
Custom Red and Orange Obi / with Order sheet
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Stage: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax Figures: Madame Tussauds
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was NOT printed at the bottom of the label.

Gatefold cover.
Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.
The LP covers is laminated on both front and back, and is also laminated fully on the inside.
These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on 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.

Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
In the second edition of the obi, the gap between the title and the "Exclamation Mark" is narrow.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fansthere like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed forJapanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two incheswide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As thesestrips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached littlesignificance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for somealbums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimesincreasing the price by a factor of ten.



#14-3 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (3rd. Press "H ¥2,000 / Custom Red Obi / Dark Green Apple Label": AP-8163)
Back to the top of the line


#14-4 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (4th. Press "H ¥2,000 / Custom Red Obi / Light Green Apple Label / Red Vinyl": AP-8163)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8163
RELEASE DATE December 1972? / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You Without You
(With) A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty-four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
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.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover. Apple logomark, "ToshibaMusical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on back cover.
Custom Red And Orange OBI CLOSE UP
OBI: FRONT TOP OBI: FRONT BOTTOM
sleeve sleeve Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
The gap between the title and the "Exclamation Mark" is narrow.
sleeve Apple logo mark, catalog No. "AP-8163", and priced "¥ 2,000" were printed on thefront of the obi strip.
OBI: BACK LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve Has a order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"¥ 2,000" and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at theorder sheet.
label The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." 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 Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common blackvinyl.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM

Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.


RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-637    3S     1
SIDE 2 YEX-638    2S    28   
PRESS MARK 2M (?)
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 None
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple custom black sleeve
OBI
Custom Red and Orange Obi / with Order sheet
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Stage: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax Figures: Madame Tussauds
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1 with black print.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
In Novemver 1968, that was the date when Apple Corp Ltd. of England and Toshiba came to an agreement on the manufacturing and distribution of the Beatles' records in Japan.
As part of that agreement, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label. The sleeves also had to be altered to desplay the Apple logo. Futher still, all the Odeon catalog number prefixes were changed to ones with Apple prefixes. In most cases, only the prefixes were changed and the catalog numbers were left intanct. Odeon singles, EPs, and LPs with the OR or OP prefixes were changed to Apple singles, EPs, and LPs with the AR or AP prefixes, respectively.
But Toshiba did not instantly implement all these changes and did not immediately withdraw all Odeon label records. In fact, the phasing out of the Odeon label products and the phasing in of the Apple label was a lengthy process taking several months at least.
The very first record in Japan issued under the Toshiba/Apple contract and bearing the Apple label was "The Beatles double LP (the White Album)", released on 21th. January 1969. And unlike elsewhere in the world, the first single in Japan to bear the Apple label was not "Hey Jude / Revolution" but rather "Ob- La-Di, Ob-La-Da / While My Guitar Gently Weeps", released on 10th. March, 1969.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Gatefold cover.
Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.
The LP covers is laminated on both front and back, and is also laminated fully on the inside.
These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on 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.

Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
The gap between the title and the"Exclamation Mark" is narrow.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fansthere like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed forJapanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two incheswide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As thesestrips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached littlesignificance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for somealbums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimesincreasing the price by a factor of ten.



#14-5 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (4th. Press "H ¥2,000 / Custom Red Obi / Light Green Apple Label / Black Vinyl": AP-8163)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CATALOG NUMBER AP-8163
RELEASE DATE December 1972? / 4th. Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You Without You
(With) A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty-four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
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.
sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label label Catalog number and the word "STEREO" were printed at the upper right corner of the back cover. Apple logomark, "ToshibaMusical Industries Ltd." and "H ¥2,000" were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on back cover.
Custom Red And Orange OBI CLOSE UP
OBI: FRONT TOP OBI: FRONT BOTTOM
sleeve sleeve Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
The gap between the title and the "Exclamation Mark" is narrow.
sleeve Apple logo mark, catalog No. "AP-8163", and priced "¥ 2,000" were printed on thefront of the obi strip.
OBI: BACK LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve Has a order sheet on the back side of the Obi.
"¥ 2,000" and "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." were printed at theorder sheet.
label The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." 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 Everclean vinyl was designed to be less prone to collecting static electricity and dust than the more common blackvinyl.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN" was printed at the perimeter.
OTHER ITEM

Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.


RECORD LABEL Light Green Apple label Type-2-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX-637    3S    6
SIDE 2 YEX-638    2S2    25
PRESS MARK 2MW
VINYL COLOR BLACK
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 None
COVER FORM Gatefold type. Full laminated soft cover.
INNER SLEEVE
Apple custom black sleeve
OBI
Custom Red and Orange Obi / with Order sheet
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Stage: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax Figures: Madame Tussauds
COMMENTS
Light green Apple label Type-2-1 with black print.
The words "MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. JAPAN" was printed at the bottom of the label.
In Novemver 1968, that was the date when Apple Corp Ltd. of England and Toshiba came to an agreement on the manufacturing and distribution of the Beatles' records in Japan.
As part of that agreement, Toshiba had to reissue on the Apple label all the records previously issued on the Odeon label. The sleeves also had to be altered to desplay the Apple logo. Futher still, all the Odeon catalog number prefixes were changed to ones with Apple prefixes. In most cases, only the prefixes were changed and the catalog numbers were left intanct. Odeon singles, EPs, and LPs with the OR or OP prefixes were changed to Apple singles, EPs, and LPs with the AR or AP prefixes, respectively.
But Toshiba did not instantly implement all these changes and did not immediately withdraw all Odeon label records. In fact, the phasing out of the Odeon label products and the phasing in of the Apple label was a lengthy process taking several months at least.
The very first record in Japan issued under the Toshiba/Apple contract and bearing the Apple label was "The Beatles double LP (the White Album)", released on 21th. January 1969. And unlike elsewhere in the world, the first single in Japan to bear the Apple label was not "Hey Jude / Revolution" but rather "Ob- La-Di, Ob-La-Da / While My Guitar Gently Weeps", released on 10th. March, 1969.
And in the Apple label, there are two subtypes, TOSHIBA MUSIC and TOSHIBA EMI. Further more, the early copies of the APPLE-TOSHIBA MUSIC type have dark Apple on its label, though the late copies have light one.

Gatefold cover.
Unlike U.S. and U.K. versions, this was NOT issued with the Sgt. Pepper cutout insert and custom inner sleeve.
The LP covers is laminated on both front and back, and is also laminated fully on the inside.
These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on 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.

Has a custom red and orange obi in black print.
The gap between the title and the"Exclamation Mark" is narrow.
While most Japanese records feature local music, a lot of music fansthere like foreign music, as well.  The language barrier in Japan presented a problem – should foreign album covers be changed forJapanese albums?  The solution was the obi, which means “belt” or “sash”.  The obi is a strip of paper, usually about two incheswide, that wraps vertically around the album cover, containing information about the artist and album in Japanese.  As thesestrips of paper were fragile and easily torn, they are often missing, especially since consumers in the 1950s and 1960s attached littlesignificance to them.  Finding Japanese records made prior to 1970 that still have the obi intact can be quite difficult, and for somealbums, nearly impossible.  The inclusion of the obi can dramatically affect the price of some Japanese records, sometimesincreasing the price by a factor of ten.



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