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#2-1 Abbey Road (1st. Issue "Lime Green Paper Label": TC-PCS 7088)
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TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7088
RELEASE DATE
November 1969 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun Come Together
Something Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy) Polythene Pam
  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers *no credit on label
  Carry That Wait *no credit on label
  The End *no credit on label
   ( Her Majesty)
*no credit on both label and inlay
CASSETTE CASE
AND
TAPE

CASE FRONT CASE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
label label label label
The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
The first UK issue of "Abbey Road" has Lime green paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The first UK issue of "Abbey Road" is identified by its "white" inlay, its lime green paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo, the circular 1 7/8" I.P.S (inches per second tape speed) .
Aa colour reproduction of the back cover of the vinyl jacket on the foldover.
The track listings were printed on the reverse of the inlay.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve The circular 1 7/8 " I.P.S mark was printed at the spine.
As the standard tape speed for a compact cassette is 1⅞ ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 7088" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UPINLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
"Abbey Road" was the 2nd Beatle album to be issued on cassette and the first to change the track order (swapping of "Come Together" and "Here Comes The Sun").
Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on the inlay and label.
"E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)" credit was printed at the bottom of the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve sleeve The first UK issue of "Abbey Road" is identified by its "white" inlay, its lime green paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
label label
Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
"Here Comes The Sun" and "Come Together" are swapped compared to original LP.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Lime Green Paper Label without Apple or Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.) / An E.M.I. Recording
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1969
COVER FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
CASSETTE CASE
"Norelco" cases: clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
PRINTER CREDIT Made and Printed in Great Britain
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original first U.K. release, Nov. 1969, of The Beatles  "Abbey Road" album on lime green paper label cassette, with its original inlay and case.
"Abbey Road" has the distinction of being the first Beatles album to be released at the same time as the vinyl album, as this was the time that the first cassettes were being marketed.

The Dutch electronics company Philips introduced the Compact Cassette Tape in 1963 but it wasn't until October 1967 that the first Beatles album was made available on cassette in the UK, Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
There were many reissues of The Beatles albums during the lifetime of the cassette's popularity 1970 through to the 1990s. This item was the original first release, before EMI opened its new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes, Middlesex in July 1970. Between 1966 and June 1970, EMI's early musicassettes were manufactured by the Dutch firm, Phillips themselves - the inventor and originator of the cassette.
This item is one of them.
There is no date code on the inlay which dates this cassette manufacture as before July 1970, when EMI brought in the system.

The first UK issue of "Abbey Road" is identified by its "white" inlay, its lime green paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo, (dispute between Apple and EMI), the circular 1 7/8" I.P.S (inches per second tape speed) and a colour reproduction of the back cover of the vinyl jacket on the foldover. The track listings were printed on the reverse of the inlay.

The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.

EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the excuse being the need to have two sides of equal length to avoid the problem of listeners stopping the tape at the end of one side and turning over to start mid-way through the opening track on the reverse.

"Abbey Road" was the 2nd Beatle album to be issued on cassette and the first to change the track order (swapping of "Come Together" and "Here Comes The Sun").

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 200 o 04243
The EMI country codes (introduced on 1 June, 1969): In most cases the EMI Codes are the first two letters of the record's catalog#. These EMI Country Codes were used to indicate the country in which the record was pressed. Note this doesn't necessarily means the record was also released in that country (from Discog).
OC / 0C / 1E= UK



#2-2 Abbey Road (2nd. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label": TC-PCS 7088)
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TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7088
RELEASE DATE
early1970 ? / Second Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun Come Together
Something Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy) Polythene Pam
  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  Golden Slumbers *no credit on label
  Carry That Wait *no credit on label
  The End *no credit on label
   ( Her Majesty)
*no credit on both label and inlay
CASSETTE CASE
AND
TAPE

CASE FRONT CASE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
label label label label
The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
The second UK issue of "Abbey Road" has lemon yellow paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The second UK issue of "Abbey Road" is identified by its "white" inlay, its lemon yellow paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo, the circular 1 7/8" I.P.S. (inches per second tape speed) .
Aa colour reproduction of the back cover of the vinyl jacket on the foldover.
The track listings were printed on the reverse of the inlay.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve The circular 1 7/8 " I.P.S. mark was printed at the spine.
As the standard tape speed for a compact cassette is 1⅞ ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 7088" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UPINLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
"Abbey Road" was the 2nd Beatle album to be issued on cassette and the first to change the track order (swapping of "Come Together" and "Here Comes The Sun").
Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on the inlay and label.
"E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)" credit was printed at the bottom of the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve sleeve The second UK issue of "Abbey Road" is identified by its "white" inlay, its lemon yellow paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
label label
Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
"Here Comes The Sun" and "Come Together" are swapped compared to original LP.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Apple or Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.) / An E.M.I. Recording
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1969
COVER FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
CASSETTE CASE
"Norelco" cases: clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
PRINTER CREDIT Made and Printed in Great Britain
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original first U.K. release, Nov. 1969, of The Beatles  "Abbey Road" album on lime green paper label cassette, with its original inlay and case.
Like Sgt. Pepper, it was first released in lime green paper label form, and went through the lemon yellow color phase, before matching the bright yellow paper label of the September / October 1970 other first issue albums, all the white retaining the original artwork design of the November 1969 inlay.

"Abbey Road" has the distinction of being the first Beatles album to be released at the same time as the vinyl album, as this was the time that the first cassettes were being marketed.

The Dutch electronics company Philips introduced the Compact Cassette Tape in 1963 but it wasn't until October 1967 that the first Beatles album was made available on cassette in the UK, Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
There were many reissues of The Beatles albums during the lifetime of the cassette's popularity 1970 through to the 1990s. This item was the original first release, before EMI opened its new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes, Middlesex in July 1970. Between 1966 and June 1970, EMI's early musicassettes were manufactured by the Dutch firm, Phillips themselves - the inventor and originator of the cassette.
This item is one of them.
There is no date code on the inlay which dates this cassette manufacture as before July 1970, when EMI brought in the system.

The second UK issue of "Abbey Road" is identified by its "white" inlay, its lemon yellow paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo, (dispute between Apple and EMI), the circular 1 7/8" I.P.S. inches per second tape speed) and a colour reproduction of the back cover of the vinyl jacket on the foldover. The track listings were printed on the reverse of the inlay.

The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.

EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the excuse being the need to have two sides of equal length to avoid the problem of listeners stopping the tape at the end of one side and turning over to start mid-way through the opening track on the reverse.

"Abbey Road" was the 2nd Beatle album to be issued on cassette and the first to change the track order (swapping of "Come Together" and "Here Comes The Sun").

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 200 o 04243
The EMI country codes (introduced on 1 June, 1969): In most cases the EMI Codes are the first two letters of the record's catalog#. These EMI Country Codes were used to indicate the country in which the record was pressed. Note this doesn't necessarily means the record was also released in that country (from Discog).
OC / 0C / 1E= UK



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