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11. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (R 5389)
(Update: 24th. November 2017)

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Black Parlophone Label
  • #11-1 Demonstration Record
  • #11-2 Black Parlophone / THE PARLOPHONE rim
  • #11-3 Black Parlophone / THE GRAMOPHONE rim Type-1
  • #11-4 Black Parlophone / THE GRAMOPHONE rim Type-2
  • #11-5 Black Parlophone / THE PARLO/GRAMO rim crossover / Solid Center
  • #11-6 Black Parlophone / THE GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K.
  • #11-7 Black Parlophone / THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center



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

#11-1 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (Demonstration Record: R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 3rd December. 1965)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1--> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve wecan tripper tripper
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on both sides, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
Parlophone Demonstration Record Label Displayed the intended release date at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Push-out center,
tax code is "K,T"
Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-5A : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan" advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on both sides, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • Have a (P) symbol under the publisher's name.
  • Displayed the intended release date at the center of the label.

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"

The first official double "A" side release.



#11-2 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (1st. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
3rd. December 1965/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve baby_youre allyou allyou
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...".
label label label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. 
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Logo Large Type Logo Small Type Has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
This record's Palophone logo mark was large type.
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
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-5A : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan" advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a larger Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsidiary 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. The new label didn't actually come into use until October 1965 but EMI continued to use up the old Parlophone labels, which explains why first pressings of "Help!" and "We Can Work It Out" still feature labels with the "Parlophone" rims.



#11-3 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim type-1": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
December. 1965/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label label label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Logo Large Type Logo Small Type Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credit on the label. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
This record's Palophone logo mark was small type.
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-5B :Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front.
"Morphy-Rechards Offer" advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The second label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a small Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#11-4 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (2nd. Press "THE GRAMOPHONE rim type-2": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon, McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon, McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1966?/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
label label label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#11-3 #11-4 (this record) Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label.
Publisher's credit on #11-3 copies is on 2 lines and on #11-4 copies on 3 lines.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
LABEL CLOSE UP
#11-3 #11-4 (this record) Song writer's credit  is different.
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE 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-5C : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front. "Fran The Fan, Dear Miss Brown" in her latest episode advert on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The third (?) label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a small Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1965" statement.



#11-5 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (3rd. Press? "Solid Center": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon, McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP / SIDE 1
label label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP / SIDE 2
label label label label label
Side-1: THE PARLOPHONE rim
Side-2: THE GRAMOPHONE rim
Different typeface,
Side-1: Slender Sans Serif printing type.
Side-2: Roman printing type.
Solid Center. It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." Different typeface. Side-1:
(Lennon-McCartney)
Side-2:
(Lennon,  McCartney)
Side-1: Large logo type
Side-2: Small logo type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
label label label label
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
SIDE 1 Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
SIDE 2 Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
SIDE 1 THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
SIDE 2 THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Solid 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-6B : Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
"Miners" advertisement on the back.
The price for the EMI record tokens was "7'3- to 50'-" on this sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
Solid center.
It is an EMI UK pressed disc with mismatched black and silver Parlophone labels: R 5389

The "We Can Work It Out" label has a 1st pressing labels bearing a 'THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." rim, however, the "Day Tripper" has a later "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." rimmed label.
Both labels carry the "SOLD IN U.K." text but no purchase tax code present in either center.
The disc's edge is slightly rounded in common with 1969 EMI pressed product.



#11-6 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (4th. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5389)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/4th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
label With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
PUBLISHER'S NAME CATALOG No. Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
Publisher's credit on #11-6 copies is on 2 lines
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-9B : Tab cut at top. Glued bottom and right.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "EMI LPs" advert on back, issued in which advertised the latest EMI albums, including the Beatles own "SGT. Peppers".
COMMENTS
This label is with push-out center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. 



#11-7 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (5th. Press? "Solid Center / without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5389)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 We Can Work It Out (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969?/5th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left part of the label. 
label With the solid center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T". The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
PUBLISHER'S NAME CATALOG No. Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
Publisher's credit on #11-6 copies is on 2 lines
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -4
Side-2: -1
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5389
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18341 - 4
SIDE 2 7XCE 18342 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-9A : Wave cut Type-B at top. Glued bottom and right.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "EMI LPs" advert on back, issued in which advertised the latest EMI albums.
COMMENTS
This label is with solid center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.
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.

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. 



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