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03. From Me To You / Thank You Girl (R 5015)
(Update: 24th. November 2017)

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  • #3-1 One Side Test Press
  • #3-2 Demonstration Record
  • #3-3 Black Parlophone Factory Sample
  • #3-4 Black Parlophone/The Parlophone rim
  • #3-5 Black Parlophone/THE PARLOPHONE rim
  • #3-6 Black Parlophone/THE PARLOPHONE rim / Northern Songs 3 lines



Notice* Click the disk of each single, so you can see the large picture image.

#3-1 From Me To You (One Side Test Press)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You
SIDE 2 -
RELEASE DATE
One Side Test Press (First Press: 11th April. 1963)
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It features the standard "Parlophone microgroove test record not for sale" label on either side, printed in black on a white label.
The words "The Beetles" are handwritten on the label.
label label
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label label On a white label, reads "This record may not be placed on sale until sanctioned by Copyright Department, nor publicly performed." label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix:
SIDE-1: 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE-2: LPFB
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CATALOG NUMBER
-
LABEL
45 R.P.M. Parlophone MicrogrooveTest Record Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 LPFB
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Parlophone
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Single-sided UK 1960s Parlophone microgroove 7" test record of The Beatles.
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." and "Title .Artiste .Remarks".
The test pressing is for the first side of the "From Me To You" – the third Beatles single.
The words "The Beetles" are handwritten on the label.
The reverse side is blank.
The matrix number "7XCE 1739-1N" is stamped into the run-out groove for Side 1.



#3-2 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (Demonstration Record: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 11th April. 1963)
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SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
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"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter, and "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" was on the label.
Push-out center, tax code is none.
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Catalog No. "R 5015"  was printed at the right side of the label. Credited to song writing "McCartney Lennon" on both sides. Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LIMITED
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LIMITED
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-A : Blue sleeve with red ink.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed at the bellow of the Parlohone logo.
Made for both radio and for the record shops, all U.K. Parlophone and Apple 7" Beatles singles had promotional Records.
A Promo is always a copy of the exact performance and mix that is to be sold in the record shops. It is pressed from the very same plates used to make the commercially-available 45rpm singles.

The first 12 Beatles singles, from "Love Me Do" trough "Paperback Writer"(*)  all had promo's on white-label disks with black ink and, on the Aside, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
Records like "Day tripper/We Can Work It Out", issued as double-A-sided disks, had the red "A" on both sides of the record label.

* excepted for "She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, and Help!"
EMI did not prepare a demonstration record for these records.

Beginning with "All You Need Is Love (**)", Promo's were made with a lime-green background and a White "A" on the intended Aside.
These lime -green promo's had slightly-smaller labels, so the labels fit within the circle of ridges surrounding the label area, instead of overlapping onto them, as the previous promo's did.

**  EMI did not prepare a demonstration record for "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.



#3-3 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (Factory Sample: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 11th April. 1963)
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label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
The publisher's credit "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." was printed on 2 lines. With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "M,T"
label The Parlophone logo mark is large type.
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label label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
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 earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-4 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (1st. Press: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
11th April. 1963/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "M,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-5 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (2nd. Press type-1: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (2 lines)
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (2 lines)
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-6 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (2nd. Press type-2: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center.
Tax code: "M, K and T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-5 #3-6 (=this record)
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label label
This label has the publisher's credit "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." on 3 lines and the matrix number in parenthesis.
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (3 lines)
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (3 lines)
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
2nd. pressing has the label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.

This label has the publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." on 3 lines and the matrix number in parenthesis.



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