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#1-1 Twist And Shout (1st. Press "matrix 1N/1N": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
12th July.1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
twist twist Wrap-around cover. Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) solid yellow Parlophone logo mark
(3) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The first EP issued was "TWIST AND SHOUT (GEP 8882)", but this was not the first one manufactured and ready for release. The EP "THE BEATLES' HITS (GEP 8880)" was originally going to be issued in 1963 as the first EP, but was put on hold due to the great popularity of the song "Twist and Shout"; so, as an alternate EP, "TWIST AND SHOUT" was issued first instead.

This E.P. contained four tracks all taken from the first L.P. "Please Please Me".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon".



#1-2 Twist And Shout (2nd. Press "matrix 2N/1N": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
twist twist Wrap-around cover. Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The second pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.
(3) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The second press was changed the number for matrix suffixed with "2N".



#1-3 Twist And Shout (3rd. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. / Misprint Label / Sans-serif Type": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want A Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve /Diagonal-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
label The side-2 label was mis-printed with "DO YOU WANT A KNOW A SECRET" instead of "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" in Sans-serif type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
(3) "Sold In U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
Yes
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:
SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

The side-2 label was mis-printed with "Do You Want A Know A Secret" instead of "Do You Want To Know A Secret" in Sans-serif type.



#1-4 Twist And Shout (3rd. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. / Misprint Label / Roman Type": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want A Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /Third Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
label The side-2 label was mis-printed with "DO YOU WANT A KNOW A SECRET" instead of "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" in roman type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
(3) "Sold In U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
Yes
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:
SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

The side-2 label was mis-printed with "Do You Want A Know A Secret" instead of "Do You Want To Know A Secret" in roman type.



#1-5 Twist And Shout (4th. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. / Corrected Label / (P)-1963": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /4th Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Round-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
label The side-2 label was corrected with "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" instead of "DO YOU WANT A KNOW A SECRET" in roman type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 4th. pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)-1963" statement.
(3) "Sold In U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-3
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
Yes
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:
SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

The side-2 label was corrected with "Do You Want To Know A Secret" instead of "Do You Want A Know A Secret" in roman type.
Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963", the "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#1-6 Twist And Shout (5th. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K.": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Late 1965? /5th Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.






label Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. .." statement was printed at the center of the label.
label The side-2 label was corrected with "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" in Roman type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Publisher's name was printed at the left side of the center hole on both sides.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-4
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
Yes
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Push-out center type.
The 5th. pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
The " SOLD IN U.K. .." statement was printed at the center of the label, and the "(P) 1963" statement.

The side-2 label was corrected with "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" in Roman type.



#1-7 Twist And Shout (6th. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K. / Solid Center": GEP 8882)
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TITLE
Twist and Shout
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
A Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Do You Want To Know A Secret (McCartney-Lennon)
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1969? /6th Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
twist twist label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
twist twist twist Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Round-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was erased at the center of the label.
label The side-2 label was corrected with "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" in Slender Sans-Serif type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 6th. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)-1963" statement.
(3) "without Sold In U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8882
RECORD LABEL Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 762 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 763 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 SHERWIN M. BIEM/NCB MECOLICO AMBASSADOR MUSIC
SIDE 2 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Fiona Adams / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Solid center type.
The 6th. pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label, and the "(P) 1963" statement.

The side-2 label was corrected with "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET" in Slender Sans-Serif type.



#2-1 The Beatles' Hits (1st. Press "matrix 1N/1N": GEP 8880)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
6th September.1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
hits hits label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
hits hits Wrap-around cover. Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first press has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) Without "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
GEP-8880
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 760 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 761 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM MECOLICO
SIDE 2 DICK JAMES MUSIC BIEM/NCB MECOLICO ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 2nd. E.P.
This E.P. contained the first three hits and one B-side. "Please Please Me" is the original single version (without "the mistake"), and "Love Me Do" is the album version (Drums:Andy White).

ALL tracks are attributed as writers to ... "McCartney - Lennon".
The earliest pressings were missing the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement on the label.



#2-2 The Beatles' Hits (2nd. Press "matrix 2N/1N": GEP 8880)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE

1963?/Second Press

FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
hits hits label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
hits hits Wrap-around cover. Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The second pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
RECORD LABEL
GEP-8880
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 760 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 761 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM MECOLICO
SIDE 2 DICK JAMES MUSIC BIEM/NCB MECOLICO ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The second press was changed the number for matrix suffixed with "2N".
With the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement, but the earliest second pressings were missing  the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement on the label.



#2-3 The Beatles' Hits (3rd. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. / BuPr Pressing": GEP 8880)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE

1964?/Third Press

FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
hits hits label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
hits hits Wrap-around cover and diagonal-cut corner.
 Printer name "BuPr =Buckland Printers" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
label Push-out center.
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center. The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) "Sold In U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
RECORD LABEL
GEP-8880
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 760 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 761 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM MECOLICO
SIDE 2 DICK JAMES MUSIC BIEM/NCB MECOLICO ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT BuPr (Buckland Printers)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

BuPr Pressing = Printed by Buckland Printers
They are a third printing company that EMI contracted alongside Garrod and Lofthouse specifically for the production of EP covers since the overflaps are completely different to the G & L design; they're smaller and squared off whilst the G & L overflaps are thick and rounded. The BuPr sleeves are also found on the original presses so perhaps they were contracted in because G & L's EP sleeve printers couldn't handle the huge surge in demand? Perhaps BuPr were asked to help with production during this huge increase in demand.



#2-4 The Beatles' Hits (3rd. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. / BuPr Pressing / Solid Center": GEP 8880)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE

1964?/Third Press

FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
hits hits label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
hits hits Wrap-around cover and diagonal-cut corner.
 Printer name "BuPr =Buckland Printers" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
label Solid center.
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center. The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 3rd. pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) "Sold In U.K." statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
RECORD LABEL
GEP-8880
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 760 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 761 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM MECOLICO
SIDE 2 DICK JAMES MUSIC BIEM/NCB MECOLICO ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT BuPr (Buckland Printers)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Solid center type.
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

BuPr Pressing = Printed by Buckland Printers
They are a third printing company that EMI contracted alongside Garrod and Lofthouse specifically for the production of EP covers since the overflaps are completely different to the G & L design; they're smaller and squared off whilst the G & L overflaps are thick and rounded. The BuPr sleeves are also found on the original presses so perhaps they were contracted in because G & L's EP sleeve printers couldn't handle the huge surge in demand? Perhaps BuPr were asked to help with production during this huge increase in demand.



#2-5 The Beatles' Hits (5th. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K.": GEP 8880)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE

1970s/5th. Press

FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
hits hits label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
hits hits Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. label Push-out center without "Sold in U.K." statement.
No embossed tax code to any center.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 5th. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1963" instead of "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
RECORD LABEL
GEP-8880
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 760 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 761 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM MECOLICO
SIDE 2 DICK JAMES MUSIC BIEM/NCB MECOLICO ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The 5th. pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter. The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963", the "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#2-6 The Beatles' Hits (5th. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K. / Solid Center": GEP 8880)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' HITS
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE

1970s/5th. Press

FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
hits hits label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
hits hits Cover form is Single type / Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve /Diagonal-cut corner. label Solid center without "Sold in U.K." statement.
No embossed tax code to any center.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The 5th. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1963" instead of "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with
side-1: "2N"
side-2: "1N"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
RECORD LABEL
GEP-8880
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7TCE 760 - 2N
SIDE 2 7TCE 761 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS BIEM MECOLICO
SIDE 2 DICK JAMES MUSIC BIEM/NCB MECOLICO ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Solid Center type.
The 5th. pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter. The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
Instead of the words "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963", the "(P)-1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#3-1 The Beatles (No.1) (1st. Press: GEP 8883)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1st November.1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
no1 hits Wrap-around cover. Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover. label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 3rd E.P.
And another four tracks lifted from the album "Please Please Me".
The E.P. looks like a same artwork from the album "Please Please Me", but  used another take of photo.
The Beatles own compositions (Side 1) are attributed to "McCartney-Lennon".
Sleeve notes are again by Tony Barrow, but this time the address of "The Official Beatles Fan Club" is also given.



#3-2 The Beatles (No.1) (1st. Press "BuPr Pressing": GEP 8883)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1st November.1963/First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
no1 hits Cover form is Single type.
Wrap-around cover and diagonal-cut corner.
hits Printer name "BuPr =Buckland Printers" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "M, K and T".
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-2 (=this record) #3-1 The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT
BuPr (Buckland Printers)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 3rd E.P.
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver ink.
The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.

Printer name "BuPr" was printed at the right corner of the back cover.
BuPr Pressing = Printed by Buckland Printers
They are a third printing company that EMI contracted alongside Garrod and Lofthouse specifically for the production of EP covers since the overflaps are completely different to the G & L design; they're smaller and squared off whilst the G & L overflaps are thick and rounded. The BuPr sleeves are also found on the original presses so perhaps they were contracted in because G & L's EP sleeve printers couldn't handle the huge surge in demand? Perhaps BuPr were asked to help with production during this huge increase in demand.

The E.P. looks like a same artwork from the album "Please Please Me", but  used another take of photo.
The Beatles own compositions (Side 1) are attributed to "McCartney-Lennon".
Sleeve notes are again by Tony Barrow, but this time the address of "The Official Beatles Fan Club" is also given.



#3-3 The Beatles (No.1) (2nd. Press? "THE PARLOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8883)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /Second Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
no1 no1 Cover form is Single type / Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve /Diagonal-cut corner. hits Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-3 (=this record) #3-1 The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/
PHOTO/
NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with Solid Center.
Has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD."
Publishing date of the recording credit "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" is a capital letter.

The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Roman" type.



#3-4 The Beatles (No.1) (4th. Press? "THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8883)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES (No.1)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Anna(Go To Him) (Alexander)
Chains (Goffin-King)
RELEASE DATE
1970? /4th Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
no1 no1 label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
no1 no1 Cover form is Single type / Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve /Diagonal-cut corner. no1 Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
label label The 4th. pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P)1963" instead of "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-4 (=this record) #3-3 The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Sans-Serif" type. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8883
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 764 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 765 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2 S. BERNSTEIN ALDON MUS. MECOLICO C. BENS BIEM/NCB
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on the spine-side.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Photo: Angus McBean / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with Solid Center.
With capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label, and the "(P) 1963" statement.

The song titles and the publisher's name were printed in "Sans-Serif" type.



#4-1 All My Loving (One-sided Test Press)
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TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
No songs
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
One-sided Test Press (First Press: 7th February.1964)
FRONT
BACK
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
None
None
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label It features the standard  "Parlophone Microgroove Test Record NOT FOR SALE" label on either side, printed in black on a white label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
Handwritten onto the label are the words, "P.S. I LOVE You".
label label label
"MADE IN ENGLAND" was printed at the bottom of the label. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1"
Side-2: "LPFB (?)"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER -
RECORD LABEL
Parlophone Microgroove Test Record
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 LPFB (?)
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER  
LABEL Parlophone
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 4th E.P.
An ultra rare UK 1960’s Parlophone microgroove 7” test record, one sided test pressing for "All My Loving" EP.
The test pressing is for the two B-side tracks from the EP, "Money" and "P.S. I Love You".
The reverse side is blank and the following has been hand written onto the label, "NO SONG".  

Test pressings are proofs for the  actual vinyl pressing, before the pressing plant would go ahead and press the main vinyl record a handful of "test pressings" would be produced for approval.

 It features the standard  "Parlophone Microgroove Test Record NOT FOR SALE" label on either side, printed in black on a white label, reads "This Record may not be placed on sale until sanctioned by Copyright Department, nor publicly performed" "….TITLE…….ARTISTE…….REMARKS".
Handwritten onto the label are the words, “P.S. I LOVE You”.
The letters KT have been embossed onto the label near the spindle hole.



#4-2 All My Loving (Factory Sample: GEP 8891)
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TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 7th February.1964)
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner. COVER Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-2
(this record)
COVER Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-4
2nd. Press
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K, T".
" SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
label label label
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 4th E.P.
After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality. Except for the sticker, the disk is exactly as it will be when it is released.

The cover design looks like a  same artwork from the album "With The Beatles" with a picture by Robert Freeman, and the sleeve notes are by Tony Barrow.

Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue:
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS".
This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving").



#4-3 All My Loving (1st. Press "without SOLD IN .U.K. & Robert Freeman credit": GEP 8891)
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TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
7th February.1964 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner. COVER  Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-3
(=this record)
COVER Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-4
2nd. Press
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label Push-out center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Without the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' 4th E.P.
The cover design looks like a  same artwork from the album "With The Beatles" with a picture by Robert Freeman, and the sleeve notes are by Tony Barrow.

Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue: "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS". This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving").

The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow on the back cover.



#4-4 All My Loving (1st. Press? "THE PARLOPHONE rim / Solid Center": GEP 8891)
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TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
7th February.1964 / First Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner.
With a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
COVER  Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-3
(Push-out Center)

COVER With the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-4
(this record)
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Solid center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K & T".
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-1
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
With the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with Solid Center.
Has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD."

Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue: "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS". This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".

The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow on the back cover.



#4-5 All My Loving (2nd. Press "with SOLD IN .U.K. & Robert Freeman credit": GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964?/ Second Press
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER Single pocket type. Wrap-around cover and  round-cut corner. COVER  Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
#4-2
1st.Press
COVER The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
#4-5
(=this record)
COVER
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized PARLOPHONE rims,
(2) "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement
(3) with "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps and no tab cut on the back
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" on the back cover.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Yellow Parlophone label with push-out center.
Has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD."
It has the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS."
Starting with "All My Loving (GEP 8891)*", all the EP's, like the singles and LP's in early 1964, began carrying this statement, which was used on every other future original EP issue:
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS. SEE PRICE LISTS".
This phrase was used on all EMI singles, EP's and LP's until the summer of 1969.
*But, early commercial pressings were not printed the statement "SOLD IN U.K....".
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving").

The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow on the back cover.



#4-6 All My Loving (5th. Press? "THE GRAMOPHONE rim. / Solid Center": GEP 8891)
 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
all my loving
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
Money (Bradford-Gordy)
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/ 5th. Press?
FRONT --> Click!
BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER COVER COVER Wrap-around cover with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side of sleeve. Diagonal-cut corner.
Printer name "Garrod (& Lofthouse Ltd.)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
COVER The Second pressing: added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" at the below of the notes of Tony Barrow.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The first pressing has
(1) capitalized GRAMOPHONE rims,
(2) "(P) 1963" statement
(3) without "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label Solid center.
No embossed tax code to any center.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Beatles own compositions were credited to "McCartney - Lennon" (except "All My Loving"). SIDE 1 SIDE 2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER GEP-8891
RECORD LABEL
Black/yellow Parlophone label with silver print: Type-5
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 7TCE 790 - 1N
SIDE 2 7TCE 791 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME COVER THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd.
LABEL THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
LABEL CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 NORTHERN SONGS MUSIC NCB/BIEM D. JAMES MUSIC
SIDE 2 DOMINION MUSIC BELINDA (LDN.) LTD. NCB ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
COVER FORM
Single type
Laminated upper and lower rear flaps with a die-cut insert tab cut at the side on the back.
Flaps with diagonal-cut on both sides.
PRINTER CREDIT
Garrod
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Added the words "Front cover photograph: Robert Freeman" on the back cover.
Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Solid center type.
The 5th. pressing was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label, and the "(P) 1963" statement.

This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center. (maybe)



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