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17. Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (R 5675)
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#17 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (R 5675)
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Released: 15 March 1968 (UK), 18 March 1968 (US)
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"Disc And Music Echo" 16th March 1968
Lady Madonna
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 3, 6 February 1968
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Ken Scott, Geoff Emerick
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass, handclaps
John Lennon: backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
George Harrison: backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
Ringo Starr: drums, handclaps
Ronnie Scott, Bill Povey: tenor saxophones
Harry Klein, Bill Jackman: baritone saxophones
The Inner Light
Written by: Harrison
Recorded: 12 January; 6, 8 February 1968
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, JP Sen, SN Gupta
George Harrison: vocals
John Lennon: backing vocals
Paul McCartney: backing vocals
Sharad Ghosh/Hanuman Jadev: shehnai
Hariprasad Chaurasia/SR Kenkare: flute
Ashish Khan: sarod
Mahapurush Misra: tabla, pakavaj
Rij Ram Desad: harmonium

Lady Madonna, The Beatles' first release of 1968, was a bluesy number written by Paul McCartney, and recorded just prior to the group's trip to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
It was also their final release on Parlophone/Capitol. From Hey Jude onwards, The Beatles released all their subsequent singles and albums on their own Apple Records label.
The Inner Light was written by George Harrison and first released as the b-side of Lady Madonna, with lyrics based on the Taoist guide to living Tao Te Ching.
It entered the charts at number five on 20 March, and a week later climbed to the top. It remained there for a second week, and spent eight weeks altogether in the chart. In the US it was released on 18 March. It fared less well, peaking at number four on 23 March.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#17-1 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (Demonstration Record: R 5675)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: The Inner Light (Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press:15th March. 1968)
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SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Lime-green label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large white "A" over the face of the label.
label label
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label label "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter, and "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" was on the label.Has the "NORTHERN SONGS" credits on the label. label Displayed the intended release date "15th March 1968" at the center of the label.

Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
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label label label label label
This label contains the running times. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.:
7XCE 18438 - 3
Matrix No.:
7XCE 18439 - 2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5675
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label (Lime-green Label)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18438 - 3
Side2 7XCE 18439 - 2
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
Side1
NORTHERN SONGS
Side2
NORTHERN SONGS
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
Lime-green label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large white "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Gramophone 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"



#17-2 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (Factory Sample: R 5675)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: The Inner Light (Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 15th March. 1968)
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LABEL CLOSE UP
label The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
label It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and has tax code "KT".
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1968" statement was printed on the label.
Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
label label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5675
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18438 - 3
Side2 7XCE 18439 - 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-3A :Wavy cut at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on front.
"BIG M" advert on back, without "Write for free sample" credit.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
This EMI Factory Sample copy of  "Lady Madonna / The Inner Light" was sent to radio station as a promo just prior to the disc's release in March 1968.

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) 1968" statement.
Has the "NORTHERN SONGS, NCB" credits on both sides of the label.
Has the credit to George Martin as the Producer.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.



#17-3 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (1st. Press "Push-out Center": R 5675)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: The Inner Light (Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
15th March. 1968/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou baby_youre disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1968" statement was printed on the label.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK...", and no tax code.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix No.
Side-1: -3
Matrix No.
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM: Fan Club Sheet
FRONT BACK With Fan Club insert (I don't have it)

Original first pressing of this single included a fanclub insert. Very rare original The Beatles Fan Club Membership / Poster Offer Insert.

Photo: courtesy of Mr. Henry. Thanks!
sheet sheet

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5675
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18438 - 3
Side2 7XCE 18439 - 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-7B : Wavy cut type-B at top.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
"7'3- to 50'-" tokens on front.
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) 1968" statement.
Has the credit to George Martin as the Producer.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.

Original first pressing of this single included a fanclub insert. Very rare original The Beatles Fan Club Membership / Poster Offer Insert.



#17-4 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (1st. Press "Solid Center": R 5675)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: The Inner Light (Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
15th March. 1968/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE allyou baby_youre disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1968" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
It has the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
This single was manufactured without 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 No.
Side-1: -3
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM: Fan Club Sheet
FRONT BACK With Fan Club insert (I don't have it)

Original first pressing of this single included a fanclub insert. Very rare original The Beatles Fan Club Membership / Poster Offer Insert.

Photo: courtesy of Mr. Henry. Thanks!
sheet sheet

CATALOG NUMBER
R 5675
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18438 - 3
Side2 7XCE 18439 - 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
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 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) 1968" statement.
Has the credit to George Martin as the Producer.
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.

Original first pressing of this single included a fanclub insert. Very rare original The Beatles Fan Club Membership / Poster Offer Insert.



#17-5 Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (2nd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": R 5675)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1: Lady Madonna (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2: The Inner Light (Harrison)
RELEASE DATE
1969/Second Press
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LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "(P)-1968" 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 The credit "Producer: George Martin" was printed below the group name. label label Matrix No.
Side-1: -3
Side-2: -2
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5675
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1 7XCE 18438 - 3
Side2 7XCE 18439 - 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 second label was with capitalized printing of "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter, and a smaller Parlophone logo.
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.



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