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Parlophone Album Cover Style
(Update: 17th. December 2011)

Help!
The Mono/Stereo sleeve variation
EMI mainly used covers from two different companies: Ernest J. Day and Garrod & Lofthouse. The covers from Garrod & Lofthouse were most common ones.
The mono/stereo logo is usually printed at the right upper portion of the front cover. There are some variations in the logo's size:  

1)
Help! MONO (PMC 1255)
<First Press: 6th August.1965>
sleeve sleeve

Title Mix Large size middle size small size without logo outline type
Help! MONO - - - Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
STEREO - - Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
* EJD: Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. / G&L: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.



i) "mono" Large size (Used until mid. 1964?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" mono albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" mono albums on this type.



ii) "mono" Middle size (used from mid. 1964 until autumn 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" mono albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" mono albums on this type.



iii) "mono" Outline type
(used from autumn 1964?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "mono outline type" release of The Beatles' "Help!" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up "mono outline type" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up Changed the words "USE NEW EMITEX" instead of "USE EMITEX".
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower rounded flaps that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.




iv) "mono" Small size (used from autumn 1965 until early 1967?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" mono albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L Some collectors claim to have seen "small mono" cover, but I cannot confirm the existence. Some collectors claim to have seen "small mono" cover, but I cannot confirm the existence.



v) Without "mono" type
(used from 1969?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "without mono type" release of The Beatles' "Help!" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L Sorry!
I don't have it.
Without "mono" The word "mono" was erased on the upper right front corner of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1255 PCS 3071
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
NEW EMITEX
RECORD CLEANER
 Changed the words "USE NEW EMITEX" instead of "USE EMITEX".
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower rounded flaps that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.




ii) Help! STEREO (PMC 3071)
<First Press: 6th August.1965>
sleeve sleeve

Title Mix Large size middle size small size without logo outline type
Help! MONO - - - Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
STEREO - - Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
* EJD: Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. / G&L: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.



i) "stereo" Large size (Used until mid. 1964?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" stereo albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" stereo albums on this type.



ii) "stereo" Middle size (used from mid. 1964 until autumn 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" stereo albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L NONE There were no The Beatles' "Help!" stereo albums on this type.



iii) "stereo" Outline type
(used from autumn 1964?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "stereo outline type" release of The Beatles' "Help!" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up "stereo outline type" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up Changed the words "USE NEW EMITEX" instead of "USE EMITEX".
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower rounded flaps that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.




iv) "stereo" Small size
(used from autumn 1965 until early 1967?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "small stereo size" release of The Beatles' "Help!" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up "stereo small size" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up Changed the words "USE NEW EMITEX" instead of "USE EMITEX".
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower rounded flaps that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.




v) Without "stereo" type
(used from 1969?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "without stereo type" release of The Beatles' "Help!" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L Sorry!
I don't have it.
Without "stereo" The word "stereo" was erased on the upper right front corner of the cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1255 PCS 3071
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
NEW EMITEX
RECORD CLEANER
 Changed the words "USE NEW EMITEX" instead of "USE EMITEX".
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower rounded flaps that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.









Album List ...Back to the top of the line

Title Mix Large size middle size small size without logo outline type
Please Please Me MONO Yes
(EJD/G&L)
Yes
(EJD)
Yes
(G&L)
- -
STEREO Yes
(EJD/G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
-
With The Beatles MONO Yes
(EJD/G&L)
- Yes ?? Yes? -
STEREO Yes
(EJD/G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
-
A Hard Day's Night MONO - Yes
(EJD/G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
- -
STEREO - Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Beatles For Sale MONO - - - - Yes
(G&L)
STEREO - - - - Yes
(G&L)
Help! MONO - - - Yes? Yes
(G&L)
STEREO - - Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
Rubber Soul MONO - - - Yes
(EJD/G&L)
-
STEREO - - Yes (Black or Silver)
(G&L)
Yes
(EJD/G&L)
-
Revolver MONO - - Yes
(EJD/G&L)
- -
STEREO - - Yes
(EJD/G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
-
Oldies MONO - - Yes
(G&L)
- -
STEREO - - Yes
(EJD/G&L)
Yes
(G&L)
-
Sgt. Peppers MONO - - - Yes
(G&L)
-
STEREO - - - Yes
(G&L)
-
* EJD: Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. / G&L: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.








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