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#1-1 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (Demonstration Record: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McArtney)  *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McArtney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 5th October. 1962) / Replica
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Tax code is "P,T"
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The promotional copies still have the prefix "45-R" at the record number as "45-R 4949". label label Note the misspelt "McArtney" on both sides.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-B : Blue sleeve with Black ink.
COMMENTS
The Beatles' debut demo, limited 250 copies.
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed at the bellow of the Parlohone logo.
  • The promotional copies still have the prefix "45-R" at the record number as "45-R 4949".

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"

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
Note the misspelt "McArtney".



#1-2 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (Sample Record: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Sample Record (First Press: 5th October. 1962)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
With a "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "Z,T"
label label
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement was printed on the label. Paul's name was corrected.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
Sample Record sticker

CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-A : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines without Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
With a "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
It might seem that the regular disks with "Sample Record" sticker were substituted for the promotion white-label disks because of lack of stock.
Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-3 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (Factory Sample: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 5th October. 1962)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "Z,T"
label label
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement was printed on the label. This label has center justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
Sample Record sticker

CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
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.



#1-4 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (1st. Press Type-1 "Missing Bracket": 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do  (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th October. 1962/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement.
Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "M, ?? ??"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
#1-2 & #1-3 #1-4 (=this record) #1-4 (=this record) #1-5
label label label label label
This label has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
cf. #1-3 has center justified.
Missing Bracket Side-2: (Lennon -McCartney
cf. #1-5 corrected credits Side-2:  (Lennon -McCartney)
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
There are two kinds of subtype in the red label;
one does not have the name of the country at the right part of the label (under the trade mark) and another is with the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN".
Please note that the record number is still "45-R 4949". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4949".

On side-1,
#1-4 has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
#1-3 has center justified.

On side-2;
#1-4: Missing Bracket: (Lennon -McCartney
#1-5: corrected credits:  (Lennon -McCartney)

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-5 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (1st. Press Type-2: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do  (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th October. 1962/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement.
With the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "Z,M,P,T"
#1-5 (=this record) #1-4
label label
#1-4: Missing Bracket Side-2: (Lennon -McCartney
#1-5: corrected credits Side-2:  (Lennon -McCartney)
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
There are two kinds of subtype in the red label;
one does not have the name of the country at the right part of the label (under the trade mark) and another is with the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN".
Please note that the record number is still "45-R 4949". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4949".

On side-2;
#1-4: Missing Bracket: (Lennon -McCartney
#1-5: corrected credits:  (Lennon -McCartney)

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
    known second press (1963):
  • black label with small letter "The Parlophone Co. Ltd." at the perimeter.
  • matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-6 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (2nd. Press: R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.  "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)" statement. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. label label
Push-out center,
tax code is "K,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest black label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter which reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
It has not the central remark "Sold in UK.." yet.
Please note that the prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949".
(All re-pressings of "Love Me Do" don't feature the "45" prefix.)

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-7 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (3rd. Press "SOLD IN U.K./The Parlophone (small letter) rim type-1": R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Third Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (Small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.  "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)" statement. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is Small letter. label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter which reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd.".
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.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-8 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (3rd. Press "SOLD IN U.K./The Parlophone (small letter) rim type-2": R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label #1-8 (=this record) #1-7 label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.Push-out center, tax code is "K,M & T"
label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (Small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "Recording first published 1962" is printed  small letter
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1962 (small letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter which reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd.".
Publishing date of the recording credit "Recording first published 1962" is a small letter.

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.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-9 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (4th. Press "SOLD IN U.K./THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/4th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
#1-9: 4th. Press (=this record) #1-8: 3rd. Press The Parlophone logo mark was changed to small type.

label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD (Capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "Recording first published 1962" statement. The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is Capital letter. label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
-

CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1962 (small letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD".
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.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#2-1 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (Demonstration Record: 45-R 4983)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 11th January 1963)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please ask disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. label label Push-out center,
tax code is "M,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
The promotional copies still have the prefix "45-R" at the record number as "45-R 4983". Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides. Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4983
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-A : Blue sleeve with red ink.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" on its outer rim.
  • "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed at the bellow of the Parlohone logo.
  • The promotional copies still have the prefix "45-R" at the record number as "45-R 4983".

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"



#2-2 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (1st. Press: 45-R 4983)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
11th January. 1963/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.

The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
SIDE-1
label Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN"
SIDE-2
label With the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN"(capital letter)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Push-out center.
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
label label Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4983
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-C : "Triangular design" Company sleeve
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
There are two kinds of subtype in the red label;
one does not have the name of the country at the right part of the label (under the trade mark) and another is with the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN"(*).
*My record: Side-1 does not have the country name, but side-2 has the name.
Please note that the record number is still "45-R 4949". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4949".
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.

"Love Me Do " and "Please Please Me" both appeared originally  with Red labels, but in January 1963, EMI stopped producing records with Red labels and introducing a new Black label design.



#2-3 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (2nd. Press Type-1: 45-R 4983)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Early 1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please ask disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
The embossed letter (tax code) is none.
The earliest copies still have the prefix "45" at the record number as "45-R 4983".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon"
On side-2,the label has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4983
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
There are two kinds of subtype in the black label;
The earliest copies still have the prefix "45" at the record number as "45-R 4983". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4983". Becsuse in March 1963, EMI decided to drop the "45" prefix from the catalog number, so all of records released after March 1963 don't feature the "45" prefix.

The label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.

On side-2,
#2-3 (=this record) has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
#2-4 has center justified.



#2-4 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (2nd. Press Type-2: 45-R 4983)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Early 1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please ask disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
The embossed letter (tax code) is "M & T".
The earliest copies still have the prefix "45" at the record number as "45-R 4983".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
#2-3
Type-1
#2-4
Type-2 (=this record)
The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
"Type-1" has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name. This label has center justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name. Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4983
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
There are two kinds of subtype in the black label;
The earliest copies still have the prefix "45" at the record number as "45-R 4983". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4983". Becsuse in March 1963, EMI decided to drop the "45" prefix from the catalog number, so all of records released after March 1963 don't feature the "45" prefix.

The label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.

On side-2,
#2-3 has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
#2-4 (=this record) has center justified.



#2-5 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (3rd. Press: R 4983)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Third Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please ask disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.

The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter.
The later copies erased the prefix "45" at the record number as "R 4983". label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.

Push-out center, tax code is "P,K,T"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4983
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1B : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was mis-print: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instruments Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
There are two kinds of subtype in the black label;
The earliest copies still have the prefix "45" at the record number as "45-R 4983". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4983". The label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#2-6 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (4th. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. type-1 / The Parlophone rim": R 4983)
RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (Capital letter)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /4th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please ask disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-6 4th. Press (=this record) #2-7 5th. Press The Parlophone logo mark is large type.
5th. pressings have the small Parlophone logo mark.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The record number is "R 4983".
Credited to song writing "McCartney - Lennon" on both sides.
The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is small letter.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4983
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "The Palophone Co. Ltd.".
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)" statement was printed at the left part of 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.



#2-7 Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (5th. Press "with SOLD IN U.K. type-2 / THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 4983)
Recording first published 1963 (Small letter)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Please Please Me (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? /5th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please ask disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "Recording first published 1963 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.
Push-out center, tax code is "K,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Parlophone logo  is small type.
Credited to song writing "McCartney - Lennon" on both sides.
The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4983
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17217 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17218 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1963 (small letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
SIDE 2
DICK JAMES MUSIC CO. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD".
The "Recording first published 1963 (small letter)" statement was printed at the left part of 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.



#3-1 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (Demonstration Record: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 11th April. 1963)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter, and "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" was on the label.
Push-out center, tax code is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Catalog No. "R 5015"  was printed at the right side of the label. Credited to song writing "McCartney Lennon" on both sides. Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LIMITED
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LIMITED
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-A : Blue sleeve with red ink.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Parlophone 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"

Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.



#3-2 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (Factory Sample: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 11th April. 1963)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
The publisher's credit "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." was printed on 2 lines. With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "M,T"
label The Parlophone logo mark is large type.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
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 earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-3 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (1st. Press: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
11th April. 1963/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "M,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-4 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (2nd. Press type-1: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (2 lines)
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (2 lines)
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-5 From Me To You / Thank You Girl (2nd. Press type-2: R 5015)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 From Me To You (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Thank You Girl (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE from from disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center.
Tax code: "M, K and T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
#3-4 #3-5 (=this record)
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label label
This label has the publisher's credit "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." on 3 lines and the matrix number in parenthesis.
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5015
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17329 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17330 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (Capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (3 lines)
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (3 lines)
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
2nd. pressing has the label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.

This label has the publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." on 3 lines and the matrix number in parenthesis.



#4-1 She Loves You / I'll Get You (Demonstration Record: R 5055)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 23th August. 1963)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE she_loves she_loves disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
SLEEVE Side-1 has ATV half  moon sticker.
This particular copy was originally owned by ATV Music Publishing.
label
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-2.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-A : Blue sleeve with red ink.
COMMENTS
The Beatles 1963 UK 4th. FACTORY SAMPLE DEMO pressing of "She Loves You / I'll Get You" 7" single with original "URGENT SPECIAL RUSH COPY TOP POP!" demo sleeve.

 These initial early factory sample pressings would have usually been given out to reviewers, radio stations or used as quality control within the pressing plant.
This particular copy was originally owned by ATV Music Publishing. ATV were a major player in 1960's British music who went on to buy Lennon and McCartney's 'Northern Songs' publishing company owning almost all of The Beatles back catalogue. The company was famously sold to Michael Jackson in 1985 very much to Paul McCartney's annoyance.

Released on the black Parlophone label both sides feature the "Recording First Published 1963" text and have "The Parlophone Co.Ltd. (small letter)" rim print.

"FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the "I'll Get You" side and a "PROPERTY OF ATV MUSIC LIBRARY" sticker to the "She Loves You" side.

This was the biggest-selling single for fourteen years in the UK, and remains the biggest Beatles song of all time in Britain (ironically beaten out by Paul McCartney and Wings' "Mull Of Kintyre").

"She Loves You" was the first song by The Beatles to sell a million copies in Britain alone. It remained the best-selling single in the United Kingdom for fourteen years, only to be beaten out by Wings' "Mull of Kintyre," a band founded by McCartney himself.
The single entered the charts on 31 August, and remained there for 31 consecutive weeks. It reached number one on 14 September, remained there for a month, and returned for a second time on 30 November.



#4-2 She Loves You / I'll Get You (1st. Press "The Parlophone rim": R 5055)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
23th August. 1963/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE she_loves she_loves disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney" The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.

This was the biggest-selling single for fourteen years in the UK, and remains the biggest Beatles song of all time in Britain (ironically beaten out by Paul McCartney and Wings' "Mull Of Kintyre").

"She Loves You" was the first song by The Beatles to sell a million copies in Britain alone. It remained the best-selling single in the United Kingdom for fourteen years, only to be beaten out by Wings' "Mull of Kintyre," a band founded by McCartney himself.
The single entered the charts on 31 August, and remained there for 31 consecutive weeks. It reached number one on 14 September, remained there for a month, and returned for a second time on 30 November.



#4-3 She Loves You / I'll Get You (2nd. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim type-1": R 5055)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE she_loves she_loves disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Side-1:"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Side-2: "The Palophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was still printed at the perimeter.
CENTER
label label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "P, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
#4-3 (this record) #4-4 The publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." and publishing date  was printed in "Roman" type.
#4-3 is slightly different layout  than #4-4.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
matrix suffixed with
"1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
SIDE 1 Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
SIDE 2 Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
SIDE 1 THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
SIDE 2 The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.

The publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." and publishing date of the recording was printed in "Roman" type.
The label of Side-1 is slightly different layout  than #4-4.



#4-4 She Loves You / I'll Get You (2nd. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim type-2": R 5055)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE she_loves she_loves disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "P, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." (2 lines) in "Roman" type. The Parlophone logo mark is small type. The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.

Credited to publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." (2 lines) in Roman type.



#4-5 She Loves You / I'll Get You (2nd. Press "THE PARLOPHONE rim" type-3: R 5055)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE she_loves she_loves disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Credited to publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." (3 lines)
in the "Sans Serif" type.
The Parlophone logo mark is large type. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter with reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
The next label with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN UK..." yet.

The publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD. (3 lines)"  on the label was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.



#4-6 She Loves You / I'll Get You (Decca Contract Press type-1 "The Parlophone rim.": R 5055)
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TRACK  LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Decca Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Decca contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center, or 10mm from the center hole.
3: There is a second lighter ridge that is approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
Side 1 Side 2 Side-1: "The Palophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was still printed at the perimeter.
Side-2:"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Side 1 Side 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
SIDE 1 The  Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
SIDE 2 THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Decca contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE-2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Decca) to press this single.

Side-1: "The Palophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was still printed at the perimeter.
Side-2:"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
No embossed tax code to any center.

The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHING 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#4-7 She Loves You / I'll Get You (Decca Contract Press type-2 "THE PARLOPHONE rim.": R 5055)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 I'll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Decca Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Decca contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center, or 10mm from the center hole.
3: There is a second lighter ridge that is approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
Side 1 Side 2 The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter.
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5055
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17395 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17396 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Decca contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Decca) to press this single.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter on both sides.
No embossed tax code to any center.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHING 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#5-1 I want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (Demonstration Record: R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 29th November. 1963)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE please label disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter, and "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" was on the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K" only.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
Catalog No. "R 5084"  was printed at the right side of the label. Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney" on both sides. Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-A : Blue sleeve with red ink.
COMMENTS
White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
  • "The Parlophone 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"

Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue, yellow or red sleeve.



#5-2 I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (1st. Press "without NCB/on both sides": R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
29th November. 1963/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to i want to
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
#5-2 Other records The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
The first label for "I Want To..." was a smaller logo type (maybe).
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The first label for "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter and a smaller logo (without the central remark).
It looks like the label from the late 1964, but it's true that this was released in November 1963.
It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole and Decca) to press the next single.



#5-3 I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (2nd. Press? "with NCB/side-1": R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
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LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
#5-3 (=this record) #5-2 (1st. press) The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is capital letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Side-1 on the label has the "NCB(*)" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.
*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. N.C.B.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The first label for "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter and a smaller logo (without the central remark).
It looks like the label from the late 1964, but it's true that this was released in November 1963.

The second pressing, the publisher's credit on the labelof the side-1 has the words "NCB(*)".

It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole and Decca) to press the next single.

*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau is responsible for the copyrights in the nordic countries.



#5-4 I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (2nd. Press? "with NCB/on both sides": R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Both sides of the label has the "NCB(*)" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.
*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. N.C.B.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. N.C.B.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The first label for "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" was with capitalized printing of "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD." at the perimeter and a smaller logo (without the central remark).
It looks like the label from the late 1964, but it's true that this was released in November 1963.

The second pressing, the publisher's credit on the label of the both sides has the words "NCB(*)".

It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole and Decca) to press the next single.

*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau is responsible for the copyrights in the nordic countries.



#5-5 I want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (Decca Contract Press type-1: R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Decca Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Decca contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center, or 10mm from the center hole.
3: There is a second lighter ridge that is approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Decca contract pressing type-1
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole, Decca) to press this single.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.



#5-6 I want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (Decca Contract Press type-2: R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Decca Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Decca contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disk.
2: The ridge is approximately 2.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center, or 10mm from the center hole.
3: There is a second lighter ridge that is approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
#5-6 (this record) #5-5 (Decca type-1) Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
This label type has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Decca contract pressing type-2
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD  N C B
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD  N C B
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1F : Wavy cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
The words "FOR the 'PRESENT' is small.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole, Decca) to press this single.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
This label type has the "NCB(*)" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.

*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau is responsible for the copyrights in the nordic countries.



#5-7 I want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (Oriole Contract Press Type-1: R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Oriole Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
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LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: The push-out center has a rough texture to it.
3: There is one small ridge that's approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
5: The dinking around the edge of the label is twice the size of the EMI press at 2mm tall.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
RIM CLOSE UP
#5-7 (=this record)
#5-8 This label type doesn't have the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix No.
Side-1: 7XCE 17559 - 1N
Side-2: 7XCE 17560 - 1N
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Oriole contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole, Decca) to press this single.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
This label type doesn't have the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.

cf.
Oriole Records was founded in 1925 by the London-based Levy Company. The original label was discontinued in 1935.  David Morris Levy and his brother Jacques revived the Oriole label in 1950. Until 1955 it was the exclusive UK licensee for the American Mercury Records label. Oriole had two record pressing plants, one in Aston Clinton and the other in Colnbrook. Even the "big boys", like Decca and EMI often used Oriole’s pressing facilities when their own had capacity problems. 
Oriole also produced Embassy Records for Woolworths Limited. Its repertoire consisted of cut-price cover versions of British pop hits. The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#5-8 I want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (Oriole Contract Press Type-2: R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Oriole Contract Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: The push-out center has a rough texture to it.
3: There is one small ridge that's approximately 0.5mm in from the edge of the push-out center.
4: The gap between the push-out center and the body of the disc is approximately 2.5mm wide.
5: The dinking around the edge of the label is twice the size of the EMI press at 2mm tall.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label label
#5-8 (this record) #5-7 Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
This label type has the "NCB" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center: Oriole contract pressing
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.  N. C. B.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.  N. C. B.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole, Decca) to press this single.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
This label type has the "N.C.B." credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.

cf.
Oriole Records was founded in 1925 by the London-based Levy Company. The original label was discontinued in 1935.  David Morris Levy and his brother Jacques revived the Oriole label in 1950. Until 1955 it was the exclusive UK licensee for the American Mercury Records label. Oriole had two record pressing plants, one in Aston Clinton and the other in Colnbrook. Even the "big boys", like Decca and EMI often used Oriole’s pressing facilities when their own had capacity problems. 
Oriole also produced Embassy Records for Woolworths Limited. Its repertoire consisted of cut-price cover versions of British pop hits. The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#5-9 I want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (Oriole Contract Press? "Solid Center": R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963? /Oriole Contract Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Oriole contract pressing, these are its distinguishing characteristics.
1: No tax code is evident in the push-out center on either side of the disc.
2: Around the center hole has a rough texture to it.
3: The first, inner ridge is approximately 10mm out from the center hole.
4: The second, outer ridge is approximately 2.5mm out from the inner ridge and 12.5mm out from the center hole. It is 26mm in from the edge of the label.
(According to "TheBeatlesCollection")
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
On B-side, has the "NCB" credit.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Solid center: Oriole contract pressing?
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD.  N. C. B.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
It may be attributed to Beatlemania that suddenly began in late 1963. The single "SHE LOVES YOU" sold over 500,000 just after the release in August, after their Swedish tour in October the Beatlemania erupted and the single sold almost 1,500,000 by the end of the year. The next single "I WANT TO..." reached nearly 1,000,000 before the release date. It was epochmaking but Parlophone/EMI hadn't experienced such a turmoil ever before, it has been said that they had to ask some other company (ex. Oriole, Decca) to press this single.

Oriole Contract Pressing with solid center: (According to "select45rpm.com")
Thicker vinyl with a knife edge and often a rough textured label.
Oriole generally were all made with push out centers though a small minority with solid centers exist around 1962 for some reason.

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label, and  on B-side of the label, has the "NCB" credit.

cf.
Oriole Records was founded in 1925 by the London-based Levy Company. The original label was discontinued in 1935.  David Morris Levy and his brother Jacques revived the Oriole label in 1950. Until 1955 it was the exclusive UK licensee for the American Mercury Records label. Oriole had two record pressing plants, one in Aston Clinton and the other in Colnbrook. Even the "big boys", like Decca and EMI often used Oriole’s pressing facilities when their own had capacity problems. 
Oriole also produced Embassy Records for Woolworths Limited. Its repertoire consisted of cut-price cover versions of British pop hits. The Oriole Record Company lasted until September 21, 1964, when it was bought, lock, stock and plant, by CBS Inc., who were looking to set up their own manufacturing facility in the UK. 
The result was CBS Records, and with its coming the Oriole label disappeared forever.



#5-10 I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (3rd. Press? "with SOLD IN U.K.": R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label It has the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label label
#5-2 #5-10 (This records) The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
There are two types of the Parlophone logo mark from 3.5cm (=large) to 3.0cm (=small).
This label for "I Want To..." was a large logo type.
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. NCB
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. NCB
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-2A :Wavy cut at top.
EMI logo was added in rectangular box on front.
"TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD." below the Parlophone logo on front.
The copies of "Read the RECORD MAIL" were 6 lines. "6'- to 50'-" tokens on back.
Glued left and right.
COMMENTS
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.



#5-11 I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (4th. Press? "Solid Center": R 5084)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1966? /4th. Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2--> Click! DISK--> Click!
sleeve SLEEVE iwant to i want to disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed at the left part of the label.
label label The "PARLOPHONE" logomark is small type.
It has not the central remark "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." yet.
Solid center, tax code is none.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Both sides of the label has the "NCB(*)" credit under the "NORTHERN SONGS MUS LTD" credits.
*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 5084
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17559 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17560 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTER
Solid center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. N.C.B.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS MUS. LTD. N.C.B.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1E : Wavy cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Solid center type without "SOLD IN U.K. .." statement.
There are some solid center discs pressed by EMI.
EMI did not begin manufacturing singles with solid center  until 1966, these records are most likely 1966 or later pressings using leftover labels from 1963 or 1964.
* Supposedly, solid centers were adopted "officially" by EMI in November, 1966.

The publisher's credit on the label of the both sides has the words "NCB(*)".

*NCB=Nordisk Copyright Bureau is responsible for the copyrights in the nordic countries.



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