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Parlophone Album Cover Style
(Update: 22th. February 2013)

With The Beatles
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) 
With The Beatles MONO (PMC 1206)
<First Press: 22nd November.1963>
sleeve sleeve

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



i) "mono" Large size: Type-1 (Used from late 1963 until spring 1964?) ...back to the List

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
E.J.Day Sorry!
I don't have it.
Large size "mono" Large size "mono" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.

The early covers from ernest J. Day were made in a thicker material.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London PMC 1206 PCS 3045
* The "m" in "made by Ernest J. Day" text is small letter.
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
EMITEX
CLEANING MATERIAL
Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower flaps with diagonal-cut that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up Large size "mono" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse. There were the most common cover form during the 60's.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up sleeve
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.

Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"



ii) "mono" Large size: Type-2 (Used from mid. 1964 until 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
E.J.Day sleeve cover-up Large size "mono" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.

The covers from ernest J. Day were made in a thicker material.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up sleeve
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower flaps with diagonal-cut that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name "Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London" appears on the right portion of the lower flap.
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up Large size "mono" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse. There were the most common cover form during the 60's.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up sleeve
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.
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".



iii) "mono" Large size: Type-3 (Used from 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
E.J.Day Sorry!
I don't have it.
Large size "mono" Large size "mono" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.

The early covers from ernest J. Day were made in a thicker material.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London PMC 1206 PCS 3045
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
EMITEX
CLEANING MATERIAL
"YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME" credit again.
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower flaps with diagonal-cut that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name appears on the right portion of the lower flap.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up Large size "mono" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse. There were the most common cover form during the 60's.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up sleeve
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.
Sleeve incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME" again (maybe).



iv) "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' "With The Beatles" albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L NONE There were no The Beatles' "With The Beatles" albums on this type.



v) "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' "With The Beatles" 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.



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

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE There were no The Beatles' "With The Beatles" mono albums on this type.
PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
G & L Sorry!
I don't have it.
Sorry!
I don't have it.





2) With The Beatles STEREO (PMC 3045)
<First Press: 22nd November.1963>
sleeve sleeve

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



i) "stereo" Large size:
Type-1
(Used from late 1963 until spring 1964?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "large stereo type-1" release of The Beatles' "With The Beatles" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up Large size "stereo" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse. There were the most common cover form during the 60's.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up sleeve
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.
Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"



ii) "stereo" Large size: Type-2 (Used from mid. 1964 until 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
E.J.Day Sorry!
I don't have it.
Large size "stereo"
Large size "stereo" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.

The covers from ernest J. Day were made in a thicker material.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London PMC 1206 PCS 3045
* The "m" in "made by Ernest J. Day" text is small letter.
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
EMITEX
CLEANING MATERIAL
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
COMMENTS
The jacket is laminated on the front and on the right side and upper and lower flaps with diagonal-cut that wrap around to the back side.
The printer's name "Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London" appears on the right portion of the lower flap.
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L Sorry!
I don't have it.
Large size "stereo" Large size "stereo" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse. There were the most common cover form during the 60's.
CLOSE UP
Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1206 PCS 3045
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
EMITEX
CLEANING MATERIAL
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
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.
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".



iii) "stereo" Middle size:
Type-1
(used from mid. 1964 until autumn 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "middle stereo type-1" release of The Beatles' "With The Beatles" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up Middle size "stereo" 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 sleeve
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.
Sleeve incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"



iv) "stereo" Middle size:
Type-2
(used from mid. 1964 until autumn 1965?) ...back to the List

PRINTER COVER COMMENTS
E.J.Day NONE The "middle stereo type-2" release of The Beatles' "With The Beatles" only came in covers from Garrod & Lofthouse.

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L Sorry!
I don't have it.
Middle size "stereo"
Middle size "stereo" was printed on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1206 PCS 3045
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
EMITEX
CLEANING MATERIAL
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
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.
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".



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

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

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up Small size "stereo" 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 sleeve
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.
Sleeve incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"



vi) Without "stereo": Type-1
(used from 1969?) ...back to the List

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

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L sleeve cover-up "stereo" was erased 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 sleeve
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.
Sleeve incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"



vii) Without "stereo":
Type-2
(used from 1969?) ...back to the List

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

PRINTER FRONT CLOSE UP COMMENTS
G & L Sorry!
I don't have it.
Without "stereo"
"stereo" was erased on the upper right front corner of the cover.
Covers by Garrod & Lofthouse.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1206 PCS 3045
BACK BACK COVER CLOSE UP
Sorry!
I don't have it.
USE
EMITEX
CLEANING MATERIAL
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
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.
Cover was corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".










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
(G&L)
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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