title
title
uk singles home
Parlophone Original Released
06. Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (R 5114)
(Update: 24th. November 2017)

label
Black Parlophone Label
  • #6-1 Factory Sample
  • #6-2 Black Parlophone
  • #6-3 Black Parlophone /Oriole Contract Press Type-1
  • #6-4 Black Parlophone /Oriole Contract Press Type-2
  • #6-5 Black Parlophone /Pye or Oriole Contract Press? /Solid Center



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

#6-1 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Factory Sample: R 5114)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 20th March. 1964)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-2.

LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
label SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
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.

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.

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole) to press this single.



#6-2 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (1st. Press: R 5114)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
20th March. 1964/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label This label type has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. label label
label The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS

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.

It has been said that EMI had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole) to press this single.



#6-3 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Oriole Contract Press Type-1: R 5114)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Oriole Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: The push-out center has a rough texture to it.
3: There is one small ridge that's approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
5: The dinking around the edge of the label is twice the size of the EMI press at 2mm tall.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Oriole Contract Pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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

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.

It is worth mentioning somewhere in the Beatles singles about pressings at other record company plants, not E.M.I. Once The Beatles were regularly selling millions of copies of a single and selling them very quickly, occasionally EMI were unable to cope with the demand for a particular pressing. On these occasions they turned to other pressing plants within the U.K. to ask for their assistance to keep up with the demand.
It has been said that EMI had to ask Oriole to press this single.

cf.
Oriole Records was founded in 1925 by the London-based Levy Company. The original label was discontinued in 1935.  David Morris Levy and his brother Jacques revived the Oriole label in 1950. Until 1955 it was the exclusive UK licensee for the American Mercury Records label. Oriole had two record pressing plants, one in Aston Clinton and the other in Colnbrook. Even the "big boys", like Decca and EMI often used Oriole’s pressing facilities when their own had capacity problems. 
Oriole also produced Embassy Records for Woolworths Limited. Its repertoire consisted of cut-price cover versions of British pop hits. The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#6-4 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Oriole Contract Press Type-2: R 5114)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Oriole Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: The push-out center has a rough texture to it.
3: There is one small ridge that's approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
5: The dinking around the edge of the label is twice the size of the EMI press at 2mm tall.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label label
#6-4 (=this record)
#6-3 Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
#6-4 is slightly different layout  than #6-3.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Oriole Contract Pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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

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.

It is worth mentioning somewhere in the Beatles singles about pressings at other record company plants, not E.M.I. Once The Beatles were regularly selling millions of copies of a single and selling them very quickly, occasionally EMI were unable to cope with the demand for a particular pressing. On these occasions they turned to other pressing plants within the U.K. to ask for their assistance to keep up with the demand.
It has been said that EMI had to ask Oriole to press this single.

cf.
Oriole Records was founded in 1925 by the London-based Levy Company. The original label was discontinued in 1935.  David Morris Levy and his brother Jacques revived the Oriole label in 1950. Until 1955 it was the exclusive UK licensee for the American Mercury Records label. Oriole had two record pressing plants, one in Aston Clinton and the other in Colnbrook. Even the "big boys", like Decca and EMI often used Oriole’s pressing facilities when their own had capacity problems. 
Oriole also produced Embassy Records for Woolworths Limited. Its repertoire consisted of cut-price cover versions of British pop hits. The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#6-5 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Pye or Oriole Contract Press? "Solid Center": R 5114)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 You Can't Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Pye or Oriole Contract Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve
SLEEVE label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 & SIDE 2 Pye "Solid Center" Contract Pressing: (According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
1: There is no tax code around the centre hole on either side of the disc.
2: The first, inner ridge is approximately 10mm out from the center hole.
3: The second, outer ridge is approximately 2.5mm out from the inner ridge and 12.5mm out from the center hole. It is 26mm in from the edge of the label.
4: A third smoother embankment-like ridge surrounds the outer ridge and is approximately 2mm out from the outerridge and 14.5mm out from the center hole. It is 24mm in from the edge of the label.

Oriole Contract Pressing: (According to "select45rpm.com")
Thicker vinyl with a knife edge and often a rough textured label.
Oriole generally were all made with push out centres though a small minority with solid centres exist around 1962 for some reason.
label
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHING 1964" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label label
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5114
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17657 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17658 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Solid center:  Pye or Oriole Contract Pressing?
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
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

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.

The Pye contract press is much more difficult to find than was once thought. in fact it appears that Pye only ever helped EMI out once and that was for the single Hey Jude. So, I don't know this single is really "Pye contract pressing".
The pye contract pressings were manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



back