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13. Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (R 5493)
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Black Parlophone Label
  • #13-1 Factory Sample
  • #13-2 Black Parlophone /THE GRAMOPHONE rim Type-1
  • #13-3 Black Parlophone /THE GRAMOPHONE rim Type-2
  • #13-4 Black Parlophone /THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center Type-1
  • #13-5 Black Parlophone /THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center Type-2
  • #13-6 Black Parlophone /THE GRAMOPHONE rim / Solid Center Type-3
  • #13-7 Black Parlophone /THE GRAMOPHONE rim / without SOLD IN U.K.



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#13 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (R 5493)
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Released: 5 August 1966 (UK), 8 August 1966 (US)
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"Disc And Music Echo" 6th August 1966
Eleanor Rigby
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 28, 29 April, 6 June 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Paul McCartney: vocals
John Lennon: harmony vocals
George Harrison: harmony vocals
Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe, Jurgen Hess: violin
Stephen Shingles, John Underwood: viola
Derek Simpson, Norman Jones: cello
Yellow Submarine
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 26 May, 1 June 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums
John Lennon: backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass
George Harrison: backing vocals, tambourine
Mal Evans: backing vocals, bass drum
Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Pattie Harrison, Brian Jones, Marianne Faithfull, Alf Bicknell: backing vocals

On the same day that The Beatles' album Revolver was issued, Parlophone released the Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine single in the United Kingdom.
Eleanor Rigby single - United KingdomIts catalogue number was Parlophone R 5493. The single - The Beatles' second double a-side - entered the UK singles charts on 11 August 1966, and seven days later hit the number one spot.
In all it spent 13 weeks in the charts. The single's sleeve carried an advert for Morphy-Richards hairdryers, a comic strip featuring the character 'Fran the Fan'.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#13-1 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (Factory Sample: R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 5th August. 1966)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."With the push-out center, tax code is "K,T".
label
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-2.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label. The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
This genuine EMI Factory Sample copy of "Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine" was sent to BBC broadcaster / DJ Geoffrey Wheeler as a promo just prior to the disc's release in August 1966.
No red & white demos of this 45 were produced so this early copy is on the black & silver Parlophone label: R 5493.
A genuine EMI red & white "Factory Sample - Not For Sale" sticker is adhered to the 'Yellow Submarine' label.
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 first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.



#13-2 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (1st. Press "Push-out Center Type-1": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th August. 1966/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
With the push-out center, tax code is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.



#13-3 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (1st. Press "Push-out Center Type-2": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon, McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon, McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th August. 1966/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
With the push-out center, tax code is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
#13-2
type-1: sans-serif type
label label label #13-3  has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #13-2 press.
#13-3 (this record)
type-2: roman type
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 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-4 :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.

#13-3  has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #13-2 press.



#13-4 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (2nd. Press "Solid Center Type-1": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Without the push-out center (Solid center).
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
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-6A : Wavy cut at top.
with green Parlophone logo and "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
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
2nd. pressing was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center only).



#13-5 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine / (2nd. Press? "Solid Center Type-2": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Second Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE baby_youre allyou disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Without the push-out center (Solid center).
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
ABEL CLOSE UP
#13-4
Narrow printing type
label label label label
#13-5 (=this record)
Different printing type
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "(P)" is larger than other type of labels. label label Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
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-6A : Wavy cut at top.
with green Parlophone logo and "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
The first label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
2nd. pressing was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center only).

#13-4 and #13-5 (=this record) pressing of the single differ from each other, since #13-4 press of the label, has a different  typeface in the text of the record's label compared with #13-4 press. The difference is most obvious in the letter '3'.



#13-6 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (3rd. Press? "Solid Center Type-3": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label disk disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" statement was printed at the left part of the label.

It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Without the push-out center (Solid center).
The embossed letter (tax code) is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
#13-6 (This record) #13-4 (2nd. Press) Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label.
Publisher's credit on #13-6 copies is on 3 lines and on #13-4 copies on 2 lines.

SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
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
E.M.I. Records color sleeve type-8B
"E.M.I. RECORDS (THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD)" below the EMI logo on back.
"5/- to 30/-" tokens on back.
The album "The Collection Of Oldies" advert on front.
COMMENTS
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and the "(P) 1966" statement.
This single was manufactured without the push-out center (solid center only).

Has the "NORTHERN SONGS NCB" credits on the label.
Publisher's credit on #13-6 (this record) copies is on 3 lines and on #13-4 copies on 2 lines.



#13-7 Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine (4th. Press? "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5493)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Yellow Submarine (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969/4th Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label disk disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1966" 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 CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with "1" on both side.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5493
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 18395 - 1
SIDE 2 7XCE 18396 - 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.



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