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21. Something / Come Together (R 5814)
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Dark Green Apple Label
  • #21-1 Demonstration Record
  • #21-2 Dark Green Apple / Push-out Center
  • #21-3 Dark Green Apple / Solid Center
  • #21-4 1976 Press?
  • #21-5 For Jukeboxes Type-1



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#21 Something / Come Together (R 5814)
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Released: 31 October 1969 (UK), 6 October 1969 (US)
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"New Musical Express" 1st November 1969
Something
Written by: Harrison
Recorded: 16 April; 2, 5 May; 11, 16 July; 15 August 1969
Producers: George Martin, Chris Thomas
Engineers: Jeff Jarratt, Glyn Johns, Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald
George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
John Lennon: guitar, piano
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass, handclaps
Ringo Starr: drums, handclaps
Billy Preston: Hammond organ
Unknown: 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, double bass
Come Together
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 21-23, 25, 29, 30 July 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald
John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar, handclaps, tambourine
Paul McCartney: harmony vocals, bass, electric piano
George Harrison: lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums, maracas

In the United Kingdom, The Beatles had never previously issued songs after they had been made available on an album. All singles were either standalone releases, or came out on the same day as the parent album.
Come Together single - United KingdomThat all changed once Allen Klein took control of the group's business affairs. More than a month after the Abbey Road album came out, the double a-side single Something/Come Together was released as Apple R 5814.
Come Together, the lead song on The Beatles' Abbey Road album, was conceived by John Lennon as a political rallying cry for the writer, psychologist and pro-drugs activist Timothy Leary.
The first single to have a George Harrison song on the a-side, it entered the charts on 8 November. However, it failed to top the charts, peaking at number four and spending 12 weeks in total on the top 40.
(from "The Beatles Bible")


#21-1 Something / Come Together (Demonstration Record: R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 31th October. 1969)
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Lime-green label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large white "A" over the face of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
With the push-out center.
label With "An E.M.I. Recording" credit.
Displayed the intended release date "31th Oct. 1967" at the right side of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE were printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2

Publisher's credit, master number, and "(P) 1969" statement were printed at the left side of the label.
"Produced by George Martin" was printed below the group name.

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SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7YCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
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OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label (Lime-green Label)
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)  + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. 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
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"

This was the first time in three years that a single was released from a Beatles album (the last one being Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine in August 1966, from Revolver).



#21-2 Something / Come Together (1st. Press "Push-out Center": R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
31th October. 1969/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label revolution
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7YCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is with push-out center type.
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.

This was the first time in three years that a single was released from a Beatles album (the last one being Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine in August 1966, from Revolver).



#21-3 Something / Come Together (1st. Press "Solid Center": R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
31th October. 1969/First Press
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "(P) 1969" statement was printed on the label.
Without the push-out center (Solid center) and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit and "Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Prefix number is "7YCE", and matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
This single was manufactured two ways: both with and without the push-out center.
This label is without push-out center type (called "Solid Center").
The "Sold in U.K." text has gone from the label.

This was the first time in three years that a single was released from a Beatles album (the last one being Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine in August 1966, from Revolver).



#21-4 Something / Come Together (1976 Press?: R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1976 reissue?
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
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label
label With the push-out center and was removed the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
There is a ridge  approximately 7mm from the center hole. The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed on the label.
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix suffixed with "1U" on both side.
matrix matrix
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Light Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-2:
Straight cut at top. glossy sleeve. Center hole is smaller than type-1. Inside glued.
COMMENTS
1976 reissue.
Light green apple label.
This label is with push-out center type.



#21-5 Something / Come Together ("For Jukeboxes Type-1": R 5814)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Something (Harrison)
SIDE 2 Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1970? / For Jukeboxes
SLEEVE: FRONT SLEEVE: BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
label A script "Apple" in green appears at the top of the black sleeve. label
Apple company sleeve issued tub cut top.
glossy sleeve.
Glued bottom and right.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
label Dark green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2.
Remove the central remark "SOLD IN UK..."
The phrase "Apple Records - All Rights of the Manufacturer and of the Owner of the Recorded work Reserved." was printed at the perimeter.
Full size center hole for jukeboxes.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
"(P) 1969" statement and publisher's name were printed at the right side, and "An E.M.I. Recording" credit was printed at the right side of the label.
label label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
"Produced by: GEORGE MARTIN" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5814
LABEL
Dark Green Apple
MIX
Stereo
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7YCE 21369 - 1U MOTHER & STAMPER
8 / TR
SIDE 2 7YCE 21370 - 1U 5 / PT
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Apple Records + An E.M.I. Recording
CENTER
Full size center hole
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Harrisongs
SIDE 2
Northern Songs Ltd. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Apple black sleeve type-1B:
Tab cut at top. glossy sleeve. Glued bottom and right.
COMMENTS
All of these Apple singles were custom manufactured without centres by EMI specifically for use in jukeboxes. The inside of each hole is smooth confirming that a centre was never present.

There are two types of the jukeboxes issue of the "Get Back" single (maybe).
Type-1: Dark green apple label and "narrow" catalog number printing on the label. (=this record)
Type-2: Light green apple label and "broad" catalog number printing on the label.



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