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For Export Edition
(Update: 5th. November 2016)

There are Three main streams in the export albums;

CPCS (P-CPCS) Series

One is so-called "Capitol Editions" which were made originally by the Capitol Records in the U.S.A. EMI produced the albums in response to a demand from foreign countries and put the new record number prefix "CPCS", adding "C" for Capitol to the domestic stereo number prefix "CPS".
The mono versions have not surfaced, so there is no "CPMC" prefix.

SOMETHING NEW (CPCS 101) THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM (CPCS 103) BEATLES VI
(CPCS 104)
HEY JUDE !
(CPCS 106 & P-CPCS 106*)
sleeve
sleeve sleeve sleeve

* There is one more type of the export album of "Hey Jude!". That is "P-CPCS 106", with the label of the Parlophone "one EMI mark" type. This type must be for countries where the Apple labels were forbidden for contractual reason.

PPCS (P-PCS) Series

Another one is regular U.K. albums with different labels from the U.K. domestic releases, perhaps the U.K. domestic labels were forbidden in some countries due to a record contract. For example, the Parlophone label was used instead of the Apple label on exporting "The Beatles", "Abbey Road" or "Let It Be" to those countries. The prefix was "P-PCS", "P" maybe for Parlophone.

THE BEATLES
(P-PCS 7067, 7068)
YELLOW SUBMARINE
(PPCS 7070)
ABBEY ROAD
(PPCS 7088)
LET IT BE
(P-PCS 7096)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve

Limited edition export U.K. pressing color vinyl

EMI has released four albums of The Beatles on the colored vinyl in 1978. These editions are produced for export to the USA only. This is a limited and rare editions. There are only four albums: “Magical Mystery Tour”, “The Beatles” (White Album), “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be”. Laqueur for these limited editions made Harry T. Moss – EMI studio cutting engineer who has prepared a soundtrack to “write” on the matrix of the first and second side plates. Usually from someone who does this job depends mainly on how this issue will be heard. Harry T. Moss initials (HTM) hand etched on the trail off areas of the records except the “White Album”. Harry T. Moss did matrices for almost all the Beatles albums but his initials began to appear in 1973. (According to "The Beatles Collection")

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
(PCTC 255)
THE BEATLES
(PCS 7067 - 7068)
ABBEY ROAD
(PCS 7088)
LET IT BE
(PCS 7096)
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
Yellow Vinyl White Vinyl Green Vinyl White Vinyl












Manufacturer's Catalog Number

Prefix Label Kind
PMC Parlophone, Apple Mono
PCS Parlophone, Apple Stereo
PXS Apple Stereo (Let It Be: Box Type)
CPCS
P-CPCS
Parlophone, Apple Stereo: for export Edition
P-PCS
(PPCS)
Parlophone, Odeon Stereo: for export Edition
PCSP Parlophone, Apple Compilation Album
PCTC Parlophone Magical Mystery Tour
PHO Parlophone Picture Record

From 1963 - today, regular Beatles' Parlophone and Apple LPs are issued with catalog numbers--"PMC-XXXX" or "PCS-XXXX", where XXXX is a 4-digit number, excepted the "Let It Be Box Type" was numbered "PXS 1".




-- CPCS (P-CPCS) Parlophone Export Series --

#1: Yellow Parlophone Label

The first export LPs are reproduced of three American LPs. They are "Something New (CPCS 101)", "The Beatles' Second Album (CPCS 103)" and "Beatles VI (CPCS 104)". All of these are available only in stereo.
This whole series of albums had fully-laminated front covers with fold over flaps onto the back, as most of the standard-issue 60's LP covers were made.

Something New
(CPCS 101)
The Beatles' Second Album
(CPCS 103)
Beatles VI
(CPCS 104)
label label label

LABEL COMPANY NAME CATALOG No. COVER
label label label cover

Label Variations

Company's Name: THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD
Central remark "Sold in UK.." statement (misprint)
label label
  • Something New
Company's Name: THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD
Central remark "Sold in UK.." removed
label label
  • Something New
Company's Name: THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD
Central remark "Sold in UK.." no credit
label label
  • Something New
  • The Beatles' Second Album
  • BEATLES VI

#2: Silver Parlophone Label

There are two types in the "Silver Parlophone" label of these album; One is "one EMI mark" type, another one is "two EMI marks" type.

One EMI mark type
Two EMI marks type
CPCS P-CPCS
CPCS
label label label
Company's name:
THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD
  • Something New (CPCS 101)
  • The Beatles' Second Album (CPCS 103)
  • BEATLES VI (CPCS 104)
Company's name:
THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD
  • Hey Jude (P-CPCS 106)
Company's name:
THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD
  • Something New (?)
  • The Beatles' Second Album (CPCS 103)
  • BEATLES VI (?)

One EMI mark type
LABEL COMPANY NAME CATALOG No. NATIONALITY
label label label label
Company's name: THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD.
This label have one "EMI" marks, placed at the bottom, which are white print.

Two EMI marks type
LABEL COMPANY NAME CATALOG No. NATIONALITY
label label label label
Company's name: THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD.
This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).

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-- CPCS Apple Export Series --

Hey Jude (CPCS 106)
LABEL NATIONALITY CATALOG No. COVER
label label label cover

In early 1970, when Capitol Records in the U.S. issued the "HEY JUDE (The Beatles Again)" album, EMI also manufactured it in England, for export only, as "Hey Jude! (Apple CPCS 106)".
Both sides of the cover were laminated, with no fold over flaps.

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-- PPCS (P-PCS) Parlophone Export Series --

#1: Yellow Parlophone Label

All four of the regular-issue British Apple LPs ("The Beatles", "Yellow Submarine", "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be") were issued as exports on the Parlophone or Odeon label -- not on Apple -- while bearing a special "P-PCS (or PPCS)" prefix to the regular "PCs" catalog numbers.
THE BEATLES (P-PCS 7067)
LABEL (Type 1-1): Central remark "Sold in UK.." statement (misprint)
LABEL COMPANY'S NAME "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label label
THE BEATLES (P-PCS 7067)
LABEL (Type 1-2): Central remark "Sold in UK.." removed
LABEL COMPANY'S NAME "SOLD IN U.K." statement
label label label
Abbey Road (PPCS 7088)
LABEL (Type 2) +An E.M.I. Recording and Mfd. in U.K.
LABEL COMPANY'S NAME CATALOG No. COVER STICKER
label label label sleeve

#2: Silver Parlophone Label

One EMI mark type
label label
Abbey Road
(PPCS 7088)
Let It Be
(P-PCS 7096)

LABEL COMPANY NAME CATALOG No. NATIONALITY
label label label label
I don't know whether "two EMI marks" type was released.

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-- P-PCS Columbia Export Series --

Two EMI mark type
label
  • Let It Be
  • (P-PCS 7096)
  • I don't know whether "Columbia" type was released.

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    -- PPCS Apple Export Series --

    Apple label type
    LABEL NATIONALITY CATALOG No. COVER
    label label label label
  • Let It Be (P-PCS 7096)
  • THE BEATLES Let It Be (Scarce 1970 UK 2nd export issue of the 12-track LP) that has the Apple label version of the album "PCS 7096" with 'An EMI Recording' label text - in the export-only Parlophone logo on reverse version (not a coloured apple) of the laminated picture sleeve "PPCS 7096".

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    -- PPCS Odeon Export Series --

    Yellow Submarine (PPCS 7070)
    LABEL MATRIX No. CATACOG No. COVER STICKER
    SIDE 1 SIDE 2
    label label label label label

    The rare export album with the "Odeon" label. It is not clear whether the similar type of export albums were ever released or whether the "Parlophone" type of the "Yellow Submarine" album does exist.

    Gold Odeon back cover sticker that says: "Regd. Trade Mark of The Gramophone Co. Ltd."
    sleeve

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    Contract Pressing

    Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.
    Very limited edition was produced in a factory of Decca Records under a contract with EMI. This pressing has the most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.

    According to "BeatlesCollecting.co.uk"
    1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disc.
    2: There's a light ridge that runs around approximately 5mm out from the center hole. This ridge is also 41mm in from the edge of the label.
    3: The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the center hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.
    4: There is no tax code stamped at the 12 o'clock position.
    5: The mother plate number (either single or double figured) is at the 9 o'clock position. There is no tax code stamped above it.
    6: The contract pressings did NOT utilise the BUCKINGHAM stamper codes, so there are no such letters at the 3 o'clock position.
    7: The matrix number is stamped at the 6 o'clock position in the deadwax.

    THE BEATLES
    (P-PCS 7067)
    Abbey Road
    (PPCS 7088)
    Abbey Road
    (PPCS 7088)
    Let It Be
    (P-PCS 7096)
    Hey Jude
    (P-PCPS 106)
    label label label label label

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    Prefix of Stamper Number
    Mono (PMC) label using: XEX. ( you can see each label and inner groove both side 1 and 2)
    Stereo (PCS, P-PCS) label using: YEX. ( you can see each label and inner groove both side 1 and 2)
    Stereo (CPCS) label using: YEEX. ( you can see each label and inner groove both side 1 and 2)

    Parlophone Label
    Stereo:
    PCS, P-PCS, PCTC Series
    Stereo:
    CPCS Series
    label label
    Apple Label
    Stereo:
    PCS, P-PCS Series
    Stereo:
    CPCS Series
    label label
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    Limited edition export U.K. pressing color vinyl

    EMI has released four albums of The Beatles on the colored vinyl in 1978. These editions are produced for export to the USA only. This is a limited and rare editions.
    There are only four albums: “Magical Mystery Tour”, “The Beatles” (White Album), “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be”.

    Magical Mystery Tour
    (PCTC 255)
    The Beatles
    (PCS 7067)
    LABEL DISK LABEL DISK
    label label label label
    Abbey Road
    (PCS 7088)
    Let It Be
    (PCS 7096)
    LABEL DISK LABEL DISK
    label label label label

    Magical Mystery Tour (PCTC 255)
    May 1979, stereo only. Very limited edition. U.K. pressing. Yellow vinyl. Gatefold unlaminated Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. sleeve with 24-page stapled booklet. The booklet has been made in the USA that is confirmed “Printed in the USA” text in the white circle in the lower right corner on page 24. Some copies have gold sticker "COLOURED VINYL INCL. EXTRA CHARGE £1."
    labellabel

    The Beatles (PCS 7067 - 7068)
    stereo only, 1978. 2LP set. Very limited edition. U.K. pressing. Side opennig, gatefold and full laminated unnumbered sleeve. Gatefold Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. sleeve.
    The albums was in the original srink wrap with original "english flag" price sticker ($34,98).
    label

    Abbey Road (PCS 7088)
    1978, stereo only.
    Very limited edition. U.K. pressing. Dark green vinyl. Full laminated Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. sleeve with white "MADE IN ENGLAND" sticker.
    Some copies have gold sticker "COLOURED VINYL INCL. EXTRA CHARGE £1."
    label label

    Let It Be (PCS 7096)
    stereo only. Very limited edition. U.K. pressing. White vinyl. Full laminated Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. sleeve with green and brown Apple logo on the back side.
    Some copies have gold sticker "COLOURED VINYL INCL. EXTRA CHARGE £1."
    label label


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