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(Update: 30th. January 2010)


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#3-1 Souvenir Of Their Visit To America (4th. Press "All Black With Oval Logo": VJEP 1-903)
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TITLE
Souvenir of Their Visit to America
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
Anna (Alexander)
RELEASE DATE
Unknown / 4th press (First Press: 23rd March. 1964)
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souvenir souvenir back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
souvenir_promo 'THE BEATLES' appears in white and the record number and VJ brackets logo in blue. label 4th pressing has silver lettering on an all black label featuring the oval logo. label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
VJEP 1-903
RECORD LABEL Vee-Jay: All black label with oval logo
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 URJ   64 - 3915
SIDE 2 URJ   64 - 3916
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Vee-Jay Records
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
Side 1: GIL Music Corp.-BMI/ Geo. Paxton Corp.-ASCAP
Side 2: Concertone Songs-ASCAP / Hollis Music-BMI
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover design: George S. Whiteman Graphic Design & Photography of Hollywood
COMMENTS
The only Beatles' EP issued by Vee Jay.
This EP issued in a cardboard jacket and has the same layout and drawings of the Beatles faces as the "Do You Want To Know A Secret" single. 'THE BEATLES' appears in white and the record number and VJ brackets logo in blue.
The layout, organization and assembly of the finished art for the EP jacket was completed by George S. Whiteman Graphic Design & Photography of Hollywood, California.

First pressing: has silver lettering on a black label with an oval logo and an outer rim colorband.
Second pressing: has silver lettering on a black label with an outer rim colorband featuring the brackets logo.
Third pressing:  has silver print on an all black label with the brackets logo and two thick horizontal bars running through the label's center hole.
4th pressing (=this record): has silver lettering on an all black label featuring the oval logo.



#3-2  Souvenir Of Their Visit To America (Promotional Record, 2nd. Press: VJEP 1-903)
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TITLE
Souvenir of Their Visit to America (Promotional Copy)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
Anna (Alexander)
RELEASE DATE
Late June 1964? / Second Press (First Press: 23th March. 1964)
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souvenir_promo souvenir_promo souvenir_promo souvenir_promo back souvenir_promo back
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souvenir_promo This record is similar to the first issue with "PROMOTIONAL COPY" appearing in blue below the blue brackets logos on the left and right sides of the center hole and black print above and below the center hole. souvenir_promo souvenir_promo souvenir_promo
"ASK ME WHY" has much larger, bolder print than other song titles.
Second pressing copies is on 1 line.
Type-1 label lists "Side I" and "Side II"
Type-2 label lists "Side 1" and "Side 2"
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER VJEP 1-903
RECORD LABEL
Vee-Jay: Blue and white label  2nd. Press Type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 URJ   64-3915   51772   
SIDE 2 URJ   64-3916   51772   
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Vee-Jay Records
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 GIL Music Corp.-BMI/ Geo. Paxton Corp.-ASCAP
SIDE 2 Concertone Songs-ASCAP / Hollis Music-BMI
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
COMMENTS
Vee-Jay issued a promotional copy of the record;
The first pressings: have blue bracket logos and the words "PROOTIONAL COPY" in blue below the logos on the left and right sides of the center hole and black print above and below the center hole. Side-2 title "ASK ME WHY" is on 2 lines.
The second pressings: After a few months it become apparent to Vee-Jay that the EP's sales were minimal when compared to the sales of four singles released by the label in 1964. Vee-Jay began marketing the EP as a single in late June of 1964. The price was lowered to that of a single and the record was promoted as the "Ask Me Why" single. That is why the later issues of the record have "Ask Me Why" in larger print than the other song titles.
As part of its marketing strategy, Vee-Jay issued new promotional copies. This record is similar to the first issue with "PROMOTIONAL COPY" appearing in blue below the blue brackets logos on the left and right sides of the center hole and black print above and below the center hole. There are two variations.
Type-1: lists "Side I" and "Side II" and has "ASK ME WHY" in much larger and bolder print than the other titles.
Type-2 (=this record): lists "Side 1" and "Side 2" and has "ASK ME WHY" in much larger and bolder print than the other titles.
These promos were most often issued without covers.
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.



#3-3 Souvenir Of Their Visit To America (5th. Press "Colorband & Blackets Logo": VJEP 1-903)
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TITLE
Souvenir of Their Visit to America
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Misery (McCartney-Lennon)
Taste Of Honey (Scott-Marlow)
SIDE 2
Ask Me Why (McCartney-Lennon)
Anna (Alexander)
RELEASE DATE
Unknown / 5th press (First Press: 23rd March. 1964)
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BACK -->Click!
SIDE 1 -->Click!
SIDE 2 -->Click!
DISK -->Click!
souvenir souvenir back label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
souvenir 'THE BEATLES' appears in white and the record number and VJ brackets logo in blue. label 2nd. pressing has silver lettering on an all black label featuring the blackets logo. label
Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on both sides.
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label label label label label
Has "ASK ME WHY" in larger print than the other song titles. This label has thin print and "SIDE I" and SIDE II" (not SIDE 1 and  SIDE 2) On side 1, "Geo. Paxton" and "Corp - ASCAP" was the separate line of the song publishing credits. On side 2, "Concertone Songs" appears on 1 line of the song publishing credits.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
VJEP 1-903
RECORD LABEL Vee-Jay: Black label with color band and brackets logo
with "ASK ME WHY" in larger print type-2
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 URJ   64 - 3915
SIDE 2 URJ   64 - 3914
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Vee-Jay Records
CENTER Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
Side 1: GIL Music Corp. BMI/ Geo. Paxton Corp.-ASCAP
Side 2: Concertone Songs ASCAP / Hollis Music BMI
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover design: George S. Whiteman Graphic Design & Photography of Hollywood
COMMENTS
The only Beatles' EP issued by Vee Jay.
This EP issued in a cardboard jacket and has the same layout and drawings of the Beatles faces as the "Do You Want To Know A Secret" single. 'THE BEATLES' appears in white and the record number and VJ brackets logo in blue.
The layout, organization and assembly of the finished art for the EP jacket was completed by George S. Whiteman Graphic Design & Photography of Hollywood, California.

First pressing: has silver lettering on a black label with an oval logo and an outer rim colorband.
Second pressing: has silver lettering on a black label with an outer rim colorband featuring the brackets logo.
Third pressing:  has silver print on an all black label with the brackets logo and two thick horizontal bars running through the label's center hole.
4th pressing: has silver lettering on an all black label featuring the oval logo.

After a few months it became apparent to Vee-Jay that the EP's sales were minimal when compared to the sales of four  singles released by the label in 1964. So, Vee-Jay began marketing the EP as a single in late June of 1964.
The price was lowered to that of a single and record was promoted as the "ASK ME WHY" single. That is why the later issues of the record have "ASK ME WHY" in larger print than the other song titles.

5th pressing: has silver lettering on a black label with an outer rim colorband featuring the brackets logo with "ASK ME WHY" in larger print.
There are two known variations.
Type-1: has "ASK ME WHY" in larger bold print.
Type-2 (=this record): has thin silver print with "ASK ME WHY" in slightly larger print.
6th pressing: has silver print on an all black label with the "VEE JAY" block letters logo.



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