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03. A Hard Day's Night (PMC 1230)
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#3-1 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "Chubby Printing Type": PMC 1230)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 10th July.1964/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print. The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top.
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed. label "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP: SIDE 1
label label This type was chubby and rounded printing type and only lasted a short time but as so many copies were pressed initially to satisfy the preorders.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 2 On side 2, the song titles and composer's credits are written in 7 lines. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size.
This label has a chubby printing type.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

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.



#3-2 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "Slender Printing Type 1": PMC 1230)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 10th July.1964/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up cover-up sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner. Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
"USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print. The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
"RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement were printed on the label. Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
Publisher's name "Northern Songs Music Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the label.

The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP:
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
This label has a slender printing type.
The track listing style on both sides were same of the #3-1 label.
On side 2, the song titles and composer's credits are written in 7 lines.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N MOTHER & STAMPER
1? / RLO
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N 8? / RMO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size.
This label has a slender printing type.
The track listing style on both sides were same of the #3-1 label.
On side 2, the song titles and composer's credits are written in 7 lines.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

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.



#3-3 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Press "Slender Printing Type 2 / Ernest J. Day Sleeve": PMC 1230)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 10th July.1964/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print. The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top.
"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed. label "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP: SIDE 1
label label This label has a slender printing type.
The track listing style on both sides were rearranged to use the label space more effectively.
LABEL CLOSE UP: SIDE 2
label The track listing style on both sides were rearranged to use the label space more effectively. This is most noticeable on side 2, where are the song titles and credits are written in 4 lines. label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-4
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Ernest J. Day Co. Ltd. London  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size.
This label has a slender printing type.
The track listing style on both sides were rearranged to use the label space more effectively.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day Co. Ltd.

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.



#3-4 A Hard Day's Night (2nd. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Sans-Serif Type": PMC 1230)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 1965? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#3-1
(Middle size)
#3-4 (=this record)
(Small size)
The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "Small" type.
inner sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1964" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code was not embossed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N

label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1964" statement.
There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" 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.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.



#3-5 A Hard Day's Night (2nd. Press "GRAMOPHONE rim / with SOLD IN U.K. / Roman Type / Non-Laminated Sleeve": PMC 1230)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1230
RELEASE DATE 1965? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
Any Time At All
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Cry Instead
If I Fell
Things We Said Today
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
When I Get Home
And I Love Her
You Can't Do That
Tell Me Why
I'll Be Back
Can't Buy Me Love
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is Middle type.
Rare (error) non laminated sleeve without laminate to protectit.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1230" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
sleeve This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1964" statement was printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Tax code was "K & T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 481 - 3N
Side-2: XEX 482 - 3N

label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 481 - 3N MATHER & STAMPER
2 / ALO
SIDE 2 XEX 482 - 3N 7 / APD
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1964
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
Rare (error) non laminated sleeve without laminate to protectit.
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Middle
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1230  PCS 3058
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1964" statement.
There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" 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.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "A Hard Day's Night (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is middle size.
Rare (error) non laminated sleeve without laminate to protectit.



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