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#6-1 A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies
(1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo": TC-PCS 7016)

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TITLE
A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7016 / 1E 262 o 0258
RELEASE DATE
September 1970 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You [A1]
Michelle [A5]
From Me To You [A2] I Feel Fine [A7]
We Can Work It Out [A3] Can't Buy Me Love [B1]
Ticket To Ride [B5] Bad Boy [B2]
Help! [A4] Yellow Submarine [A8]
Yesterday [A6]
A Hard Day's Night [B4]
Day Tripper [B3]
Paperback Writer [B6]
I Want To Hold Your Hand [B8] Eleanor Rigby [B7]
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 "Oldies" has Lemon Yellow paper label with Parlophone logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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 The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles cassettes.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve 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.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 7016" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Press company's name and relrease date "7009 G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
In the case of "She Loves You", the 1963 two-track recording tape had since been reused, forcing EMI engineer Geoff Emerick to return to the mono master and create a "mock stereo" mix.
sleeve "E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)" credit was printed at the bottom of the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label sleeve The original Pepper cassettes were issued with a £ Parlophone logo.  NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7016" EMI catalogue number.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England" was embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO * except as noted
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) 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
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 / 7009 G & L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES CoverDesign: David Christian
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original first U.K. release, Sep. 1970, of The Beatles  "A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies" album on Lemon yellow paper label cassette, with its original inlay and case.
The first release of the other Beatles cassette albums came in September 1970 (Rubber Soul, Revolver, and A Collection of Beatles Oldies) and October 1970 (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help).
The Beatles White Album was released in mid-1971.
Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.

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 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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.

In the case of "She Loves You", the 1963 two-track recording tape had since been reused, forcing EMI engineer Geoff Emerick to return to the mono master and create a "mock stereo" mix.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04258
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



#6-2 A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies
(2nd. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo": TC-PCS 7016)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE
A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7016 / 1E 262 o 0258
RELEASE DATE
Late 1970? / Second Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You [A1]
Michelle [A5]
From Me To You [A2] I Feel Fine [A7]
We Can Work It Out [A3] Can't Buy Me Love [B1]
Ticket To Ride [B5] Bad Boy [B2]
Help! [A4] Yellow Submarine [A8]
Yesterday [A6]
A Hard Day's Night [B4]
Day Tripper [B3]
Paperback Writer [B6]
I Want To Hold Your Hand [B8] Eleanor Rigby [B7]
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 "Oldies" has Lemon Yellow paper label with Parlophone logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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 The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles cassettes.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve 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.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 7016" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Press company's name and relrease date "7009 G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve
In the case of "She Loves You", the 1963 two-track recording tape had since been reused, forcing EMI engineer Geoff Emerick to return to the mono master and create a "mock stereo" mix.
sleeve "E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)" credit was printed at the bottom of the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label sleeve The original Pepper cassettes were issued with a £ Parlophone logo.  NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7016" EMI catalogue number.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England" was NOT embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo in black box
MIX STEREO * except as noted
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) 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
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 / 7009 G & L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES CoverDesign: David Christian
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original first U.K. release, Sep. 1970, of The Beatles  "A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies" album on Lemon yellow paper label cassette, with its original inlay and case.
Later issues had lemon yellow label, and  printed on the new style black box Pharlophone / EMI logo introduced in late 1970 (maybe).

The first release of the other Beatles cassette albums came in September 1970 (Rubber Soul, Revolver, and A Collection of Beatles Oldies) and October 1970 (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help).
The Beatles White Album was released in mid-1971.
Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.

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 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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.

In the case of "She Loves You", the 1963 two-track recording tape had since been reused, forcing EMI engineer Geoff Emerick to return to the mono master and create a "mock stereo" mix.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04258
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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