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14. Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (R 5570)
(Update: 24th. November 2017)

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Black Parlophone Label
  • #14-1 Factory Sample
  • #14-2 Black Parlophone / Picture Sleeve Type-1 / Push-out Center
  • #14-3 Black Parlophone / Picture Sleeve Type-1 / Solid Center
  • #14-4 Black Parlophone / Picture Sleeve Type-2 / Push-out Center
  • #14-5 Black Parlophone / Company Sleeve / Push-out Center
  • #14-6 Black Parlophone / without SOLD IN U.K.
  • #14-7 Black Parlophone / without SOLD IN U.K. / Matrix 3/2



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

#14-1 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (Factory Sample: R 5570)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 17th February. 1967)
SLEEVE:FRONT --> Click! SLEEVE:BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou allyou allyou
SLEEVE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
label
"THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1967" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. label label label
The "T" in "MADE IN GT BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 18415-1
Side-2: 7XCE 18416-2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 1
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
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
This genuine EMI Factory Sample copy of  "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane" was sent to BBC broadcaster/DJ Geoffrey Wheeler as a promo just prior to the disc's release in February 1967.

No red & white demos of this 45 were produced so this early copy is on the black & silver Parlophone label: R 5570

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) 1967" statement.



#14-2 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (1st. Press "Picture Sleeve Type-1 / Push-out Center": R 5570)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
17th February. 1967/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT --> Click! SLEEVE:BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou allyou allyou
SLEEVE CLOSE UP SLEEVE CLOSE UP --> Click! LABEL CLOSE UP
SLEEVE SLEEVE Parlohone logomaek was printed in red ink.
label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1967" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
SLEEVE
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 18415-1
Side-2: 7XCE 18416-2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 1
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
"COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Picture Sleeve type-1: Parlohone logomaek was printed in red ink.
One side of the sleeve features a color photo of the group taken by Jean-Marie Perier.
This photo was taken the same day as the Strawberry Fields Forever /Pany Lane promo film shoots on 30 and 31 January 1967, in Knole Park in Sevenoaks.
The other side of the sleeve is designed to look like a page from a photo album, complete with mounting corners and childhood pictures of the Beatles.
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) 1967" statement.
250,000 only in picture sleeve.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#14-3 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (1st. Press "Picture Sleeve Type-1 / Solid Center": R 5570)
  Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
17th February. 1967/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT --> Click! SLEEVE:BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou baby_youre label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP
sleeve The Gramophone Company Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
SLEEVE:BACK --> Click! LABEL CLOSE UP
SLEEVE Parlohone logomaek was printed in red ink. label Solid center type.
The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1967" 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), tax code is "K,T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 18415-1
Side-2: 7XCE 18416-2
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 1
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Picture Sleeve type-1: Parlohone logomaek was printed in red ink.
One side of the sleeve features a color photo of the group taken by Jean-Marie Perier.
This photo was taken the same day as the Strawberry Fields Forever /Pany Lane promo film shoots on 30 and 31 January 1967, in Knole Park in Sevenoaks.
The other side of the sleeve is designed to look like a page from a photo album, complete with mounting corners and childhood pictures of the Beatles.
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) 1967" statement.
250,000 only in picture sleeve.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#14-4 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (1st. Press "Picture Sleeve Type-2 / Push-out Center": R 5570)
  Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
17th February. 1967/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT --> Click! SLEEVE:BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou baby_youre label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP
sleeve The Gramophone Company Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
SLEEVE CLOSE UP --> Click! LABEL CLOSE UP
SLEEVE Parlohone logomaek was printed in green ink. label Solid center type.
The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1967" 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 label Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 18415-1
Side-2: 7XCE 18416-2
label Catalogue number "R 5570" was printed at the right side of the center hole of the label.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 1
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Picture Sleeve type-2: Parlohone logomaek was printed in green ink.
One side of the sleeve features a color photo of the group taken by Jean-Marie Perier.
This photo was taken the same day as the Strawberry Fields Forever /Pany Lane promo film shoots on 30 and 31 January 1967, in Knole Park in Sevenoaks.
The other side of the sleeve is designed to look like a page from a photo album, complete with mounting corners and childhood pictures of the Beatles.
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) 1967" statement.
250,000 only in picture sleeve.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#14-5 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (2nd. Press: R 5570)
  Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1967/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK  SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label label allyou
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "(P)-1967" 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;
Side-1: -1
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 1
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
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
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) 1967" statement.



#14-6 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (3rd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5570)
  Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1969/Third Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK  SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label label allyou
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.
With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
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;
Side-1: -2
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 2
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
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. 



#14-7 Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane (4th. Press "without SOLD IN U.K. / Matrix 3/2": R 5570)
  Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: Panny Lane (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (4th. Press: 1969)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK  SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE label label allyou
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
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.
With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on the label. The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with:
Side-1: -3 / Side-2: -2
This copy has some of the very earliest 1 G stampers possible and an incredibly unusual PEE WEE etched text within the run out area.
label label label
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5570
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18415 - 3     PEE WEE (hand etched)
Side2 7XCE 18416 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS, NCB
Side2
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
 The Beatles 1969 U.K. FACTORY SAMPLE pressing of the "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane" single.
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.

This copy has some of the very earliest 1 G stampers possible and an incredibly unusual PEE WEE etched text within the run out area. 



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