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#1-1 The Beatles Without The Beatles (1st. Press "G ¥1,500 / Red Vinyl": OR-7244)
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TITLE The BEATLES WITHOUT THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER OR 7244
RELEASE DATE 15th? April 1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Yesterday (Matt Monro)
Michelle  (David And Jonathan)
Help!  (Alma Cogan)
Eight Days A Week  (Alma Cogan)
A World Without Love  (Peter & Gordon)
All My Loving  (Roger Webb & His Trio)
I Needed Someone  (The Hollies)
Misery (Kenny Lynch)
Do You Want To Know A Secret
(Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas)
I'll Keep You Satisfied
(Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas)
I'm In Love  (The Fourmost)
I Don't Want To See You Again
(Peter & Gordon)
We Can Work It Out (Tout Peut S'arranger) 
(Richard Anthony)
Ticket To Ride
(George Martin And His Orchestra)
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
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INNER SLEEVE
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FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! INNER SLEEVE: CLOSE UP
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labelOdeon logo mark was printed at the lower left corner of the front sleeve. label Liner notes: Asatsuma ichiro

"G ¥1,500" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
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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 Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (round type).
"Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
OBI: Light Blue OBI ??
The light blue obi with the half circle on top (maybe)
(but, I have not confirmed the obi yet.)
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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.
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Catalog number and matrix number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
The words "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.
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RECORD LABEL Odeon Label Type-2 (without the words "LONG PLAYING")
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 2EJ-45    1
SIDE 2 2EJ-46    1
PRESS MARK
C6
VINYL COLOR RED
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME SLEEVE
Toshiba Ongaku kogyo Kabusikigaisha
LABEL
MFD. BY TOSHIBA MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LTD. IN JAPAN
SYMBOL/PRICE G ¥1,500
LYRIC SHEET STYLE -
COVER FORM Single type. Full laminated soft cover.
Twin-flipback cover (round type)
INNER SLEEVE
The original colour "advert" inner bag Type-3
OBI The light blue obi with the half circle on top (maybe)
(but, I have not confirmed the obi yet.)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: taken on summer vacation in Los Angeles, California were taken by Bob Bonis in 1964
Liner notes: Asatsuma ichiro
COMMENTS
Black Odeon label with silver print Type-2
The words "LONG PLAYING" was removed at the bottom of the label.

This early 1966 LP was not a Beatles album, but was instead a Japan-only compilation album of Beatles’ songs as covered by other artists.  It’s noteworthy because of the unusual photo of the Beatles on the cover.
The obi was likely the light blue obi with the half circle on top (but, I have not confirmed the obi yet).

Toshiba released the first Japanese record featuring the Beatles.
When this record was released in 1964, Toshiba's official name was "Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd." and they used the Odeon label for this and subsequent Beatles releases.

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.



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