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#5-1 Revolver (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label NO Parlophone logo": TC-PCS 7009)
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TITLE
REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7009 / 1E 262 o 04097
RELEASE DATE
September 1970 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Good Day Sunshine [B1]
Eleanor Rigby [A2]
And Your Bird Can Sing [B2] Here, There And Everywhere [A5]
Doctor Robert [A4] For No One [B3]
I Want To Tell You [B5] Got To Get You Into My Life [B6]
Taxman [A1] Love You To [A4]
I'm Only Sleeping [A3] She Said She Said [A7]
Yellow Submarine [A6] Tomorrow Never Knows [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 "Rubber Soul" 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 1? 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
Catalog number "TC-PCS 7009" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve The recording published credit "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left corner of the inlay.
Press company's name and relrease date (maybe) "7009 G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve sleeve
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label sleeve
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.
"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 1st. cassette was issued NO Parlophone logo.  NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7009" 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
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label NO 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) 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 Front cover features artwork by Klaus Voormann
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original Beatles cassette release of "Sgt. Peppers" in 1968, through "Abbey Road (1969)", "Let It Be (June 1970)", and the first release of most of the other Beatles cassette albums in September and October, 1970, just months after EMI opened their new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes in Middlesex in July, 1970.
Prior to the opening of their own plant, EMI's cassette tapes were manufactured for them by the Dutch firm, Phillips, who themselves had pioneered the concept of the musicassette format.
These 1968-1972 first edition Beatles cassettes were manufactured in small numbers, and in an "experimental and tentative" design to test a then unknown, but potentially large market, which was still dominated by vinyl, and as such, are scarce and rare desirable finds for collectors today.

Sgt. Peppers: released October, 1967, 4 months after vinyl counterpart
Abbey Road: released October/November,1969, at the same time as vinyl counterpart.
Let It Be:  released June,1970, at approx same time as vinyl counterpart.

The above are known as the "original" cassettes, and were essentially EMI's trial design of the brand new music format, to test the market for cassette tape products - a format designed for 'on the move' listening on car stereo players.
Attractive though the "Sgt. Peppers" and "Abbey Road" inlay designs were, it was the "Let It Be",  inlay design that became the favoured one, and provided the template for the first cassette releases of the other Beatles albums in September and October 1970.  (except "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Yellow Submarine")

Rubber soul, Revolver, and A Collection of Beatles Oldies were issued in September, 1970.
The 1970/1971 cassettes all had white inlays and aside from the small reproduction of the vinyl album front cover, no art work was included, nor the original liner notes.
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers  offered a list of other available Beatles/solo cassettes.

The two exceptions to this rule were "Revolver", which had a black spine and a black top above the front cover artwork.
It was only available in this form for a short period before being replaced by a standard white inlay design, although this particular version did not promote any other releases.

The cassette shell labels during this 1970/1971 "white inlay" period were yellow and carried the new style black-boxed Parlophone/EMI logo or no logo at all.

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.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04115
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



#5-2 Revolver (2nd. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo": TC-PCS 7009)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
REVOLVER
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7009 / 1E 262 o 04097
RELEASE DATE
Late 1970? / Second Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Good Day Sunshine [B1]
Eleanor Rigby [A2]
And Your Bird Can Sing [B2] Here, There And Everywhere [A5]
Doctor Robert [A4] For No One [B3]
I Want To Tell You [B5] Got To Get You Into My Life [B6]
Taxman [A1] Love You To [A4]
I'm Only Sleeping [A3] She Said She Said [A7]
Yellow Submarine [A6] Tomorrow Never Knows [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 "Rubber Soul" 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 1? 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
Catalog number "TC-PCS 7009" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve The recording published credit "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left corner of the inlay.
Press company's name and relrease date (maybe) "7009 G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve sleeve
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label sleeve
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.
"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 Had the new style black boxed EMI/Pharlophone logo.
NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7009" 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
sleeve sleeve "Made in England" was embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo in black box
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) 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 Front cover features artwork by Klaus Voormann
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original Beatles cassette release of "Sgt. Peppers" in 1968, through "Abbey Road (1969)", "Let It Be (June 1970)", and the first release of most of the other Beatles cassette albums in September and October, 1970, just months after EMI opened their new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes in Middlesex in July, 1970.
Prior to the opening of their own plant, EMI's cassette tapes were manufactured for them by the Dutch firm, Phillips, who themselves had pioneered the concept of the musicassette format.
These 1968-1972 first edition Beatles cassettes were manufactured in small numbers, and in an "experimental and tentative" design to test a then unknown, but potentially large market, which was still dominated by vinyl, and as such, are scarce and rare desirable finds for collectors today.

Sgt. Peppers: released October, 1967, 4 months after vinyl counterpart
Abbey Road: released October/November,1969, at the same time as vinyl counterpart.
Let It Be:  released June,1970, at approx same time as vinyl counterpart.

The above are known as the "original" cassettes, and were essentially EMI's trial design of the brand new music format, to test the market for cassette tape products - a format designed for 'on the move' listening on car stereo players.
Attractive though the "Sgt. Peppers" and "Abbey Road" inlay designs were, it was the "Let It Be",  inlay design that became the favoured one, and provided the template for the first cassette releases of the other Beatles albums in September and October 1970.  (except "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Yellow Submarine")

Rubber soul, Revolver, and A Collection of Beatles Oldies were issued in September, 1970.
The 1970/1971 cassettes all had white inlays and aside from the small reproduction of the vinyl album front cover, no art work was included, nor the original liner notes.
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers  offered a list of other available Beatles/solo cassettes.

The two exceptions to this rule were "Revolver", which had a black spine and a black top above the front cover artwork.
It was only available in this form for a short period before being replaced by a standard white inlay design, although this particular version did not promote any other releases.

The cassette shell labels during this 1970/1971 "white inlay" period were yellow and carried the new style black-boxed Parlophone/EMI logo or no logo at all.

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.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04115
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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