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India Original Released
Parlophone 78 R.P.M. Series (10 inch)
(Update: 3rd. March 2014)


India was one of four countries known to have been pressing 78s when the Beatles came along — the Philippines, Argentina and Columbia being the others. All of the 78s are scarce to rare, with the later singles being hardest to find.

According to a recent book on collecting original UK pressings, the Indian pressings not only exist, but supposedly there were 30 or so different titles issued.
The story goes (the author appears very knowledgable on all aspects of the UK pressings) that when Parlophone decided in March of 1963 that they would stop producing 78s, they dismantled the machines and sent them to India, of all places. The demand for 78s still existed there since the records could be played on phonographs that did not require electricity and most Indians didnft have electricity. Beginning in the summer of 1964, the Indian branch of Parlophone not only pressed the 45 rpm format of Beatles singles, but also released identical issues on 78 format.
By the mid 1960s the 78rpm record had become a scratchy memory in the world of recorded music. The tenacity of this format in some markets however resulted in some of the most unusual and unexpected releases ever.
Great Britainfs EMI records continued to issue 78s in India until at least 1968, legend has it due to the preponderance of wind-up phonographs there. Among those are a number of releases by the Beatles on Parlophone. The earliest of these featured a red Parlophone label. Parlophone switched to a black label in 1965.
These releases carried both the standard (UK) eRf numbering series as well as DPE prefix releases with different couplings than that of the standard Parlophone UK issues.

Similar to the situation with vinyl 45s in the USA today, EMI also released 78s in Argentina and the Philippines for radio stations and juke boxes, many with unique combinations of songs.

sleeve
Parlophone Original Sleeve
    INDEX

    1. Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (R 4949)
    2. Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (R4983)
    3. I Saw Her Standing There/Hold Me Tight (DPE 159)
    4. Long Tall Sally/I Call Your Name (DPE 164)
    5. From Me To You / Thank You Girl (R 5015)
    6. She Loves You / I'll Get You (R 5055)
    7. l Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (R 5084)
    8. Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That  (R 5114)
    9. A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (R 5160)
    10. If I Fell / And I Love Her (DPE 167)
    11. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You/I Should Have Known Better (DPE 168)
    12. I Feel Fine / She's A Woman (R 5200)
    13. Tell Me Why / I'll Cry Instead (DPE 172)
    14. Eight Days A Week / I'm A Loser (DPE 178)
    15. Rock And Roll Music / No Reply (DPE 179)

  1. I'll Follow The Sun / Words Of Love (DPE 180)
  2. Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (R 5265)
  3. Help! / I'm Down (R 5305)
  4. Dizzy Miss Lizzy / The Night Before (DPE 183)
  5. Yesterday / Act Naturally (DPE 184)
  6. You Like Me Too Much / Tell Me What You See (DPE 185)
  7. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) / Drive My Car (DPE 186)
  8. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper (R5389) 
  9. Michelle / You Won't See Me (DPE 187)
  10. Girl / Nowhere Man (DPE 188)
  11. Paperback Writer / Rain (R 5452)
  12. Here There And Everywhere / Good Day Sunshine (DPE 189)
  13. Hey Jude / Revolution (DPE 190)
  14. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / While My Guitar Gently Weeps (DPE 192)


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

#3 I Saw Her Standing There / Hold Me Tight (1st. Press: Red Parlophone Type-1 : DPE. 159)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 I Saw Her Standing There (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2 Hold Me Tight (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963? / First Press / For Domestic
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. " was printed at the perimeter.
Publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS LTD." was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "Recording First Published 1964" is printed  small letter.
With the words "MADE IN INDIA" under the logo mark.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Credited to song writing "McCartney-Lennon" on Side-1. label label
label SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.:
Side-1: PEI 1005  T1T1
Side-2: PEI 1006  T1T1
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
DPE. 159
LABEL
Red Parlophone with silver ink Type-1
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 PEI  1005  T1T1
SIDE 2 PEI  1006  T1T1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
CENTER
Solid Center
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS LTD.
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording First Published 1964 (small letter)
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT -
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Parlophone Original Sleeve
COMMENTS
Red Parlophone label with silver ink.

There are four label variations of Red Parlophone.
Type-1: Earlier, 1963 era releases have the simpler text "This copyright record must not be publicly performed with licence." at the top and "THE PARLOPHONE CO.,LTD." at the bottom.
Type-2: Later 1964 releases say "*Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd. (Incorporated in England with Limited Liability) Regd. User*" around the top rim and "This copyright record must not be publicly performed with licence." around the bottom.
The earlier releases also simply note the Parlophone name and logo as "TRADE MARK" and have the notation "Made in India" in the body of he label. Later releases refer to the logo and name as "Reg'd Td. Mk. of The Palophone Co., Ltd.".
Type-3: Beginning of 1965 releases simplified the top of the rim text to say "Made in India by The Gramophone Co. of India (Private) Ltd. Permitted User"
Type-4: Late1965 releases (maybe), Trade Mark reference under the Parlophone logo above the spindle hole says "Reg'd Td. Mk. of The Gramophone Co., Ltd." instead of "The Parlophone Co., Ltd."

The DPE prefix releases are different couplings than that of the standard Parlophone UK issues.



#9 A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (Crossover Pressing: Red Parlophone Type-1 & Type-2: R. 5160)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 A Hard Day's Night (from the film of the same name)  (Lennon-McCartney)
SIDE 2 Things We Said Today (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Later 1964? / Crossover Pressing / For Domestic
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve label label label
SLEEVE CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve label "Recording First Published 1964" is printed  small letter.
With the words "MADE IN INDIA" under the logo mark.
label
LABEL CLOSE UP / SIDE-1: Red Parlophone Type-1
label sleeve "This copyright record must not be publicly performed with licence." at the top and "THE PARLOPHONE CO.,LTD." at the bottom.
Publisher's name "NORTHERN SONGS" was printed at the bottom of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP / SIDE-2: Red Parlophone Type-2
label label "*Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd. (Incorporated in England with Limited Liability) Regd. User*" around the top rim.
Trade Mark reference under the Parlophone logo above the spindle hole says "Reg'd Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Credited to song writing "Lennon-McCartney" on both sides. label label
label SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.:
Side-1: CE 17714-1N  T1T1 (maybe)
Side-2: CE 17715-1N  T1T1
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R. 5160
LABEL
Red Parlophone with silver ink Type-1 (Side-1) / Type-2 (Side-2)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 CE 17714-1N T1T1 (maybe)
SIDE 2 CE 17715-1N T1T1
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.
CENTER
Solid Center
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
NORTHERN SONGS
SIDE 2
NORTHERN SONGS
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording First Published 1964 (small letter)
"Regd. Td. Mks" TEXT Side-1: none / Side-2: "Reg'd Td. Mk. of The Parlophone Co., Ltd."
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Parlophone Original Sleeve
COMMENTS
Red Parlophone label with silver ink.

There are four label variations of Red Parlophone.
Type-1: Earlier, 1963 era releases have the simpler text "This copyright record must not be publicly performed with licence." at the top and "THE PARLOPHONE CO.,LTD." at the bottom.
Type-2: Later 1964 releases say "*Made in India by The Gramophone Co., Ltd. (Incorporated in England with Limited Liability) Regd. User*" around the top rim and "This copyright record must not be publicly performed with licence." around the bottom.
The earlier releases also simply note the Parlophone name and logo as "TRADE MARK" and have the notation "Made in India" in the body of he label. Later releases refer to the logo and name as "Reg'd Td. Mk. of The Palophone Co., Ltd.".
Type-3: Beginning of 1965 releases simplified the top of the rim text to say "Made in India by The Gramophone Co. of India (Private) Ltd. Permitted User"
Type-4: Late1965 releases (maybe), Trade Mark reference under the Parlophone logo above the spindle hole says "Reg'd Td. Mk. of The Gramophone Co., Ltd." instead of "The Parlophone Co., Ltd."

The DPE prefix releases are different couplings than that of the standard Parlophone UK issues.



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