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#14. The Beatles 1962-1966 (TC2-PCSP 717)
(Update: 21th. March 2024)
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Parlophone Gold Top Inlay and Tape




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#14-3 The Beatles 1962-1966 (3rd. Issue? "White Paper Label / Black Shell / Metallic Gold Inlay with Apple": TC2-PCSP 717)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES 1962-1966
CATALOG NUMBER TC2-PCSP 717 / 0C 284 o 05325
RELEASE DATE
1975? / 3rd. Issue? (First Press: June 1973)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Love Me Do (sim. stereo)
Help
Please Please Me
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
From Me To You
We Can Work It Out
She Loves You (sim. stereo)
Day Tripper
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Drive My Car
All My Loving
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Can't Buy Me Love
Nowhere Man
A Hard Days Night
Michelle
And I Love Her
In My Life
Eight days a week
Girl
I Feel Fine
Paperback Writer
Ticket To Ride
Eleanor Rigby
Yesterday Yellow Submarine
CASSETTE CASE
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TAPE

CASE FRONT CASE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
label label label label
The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
This UK issue has White paper label on Black Shell.
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
EMI metallic effect "Gold Top" cassette inlay with Apple logomark.
”Gold Top inlay" are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve The circular 1 7/8 " I.P.S. mark was printed at the spine.
Apple logo was added on the inlay.
EMI metallic effect "Gold Top" cassette inlay.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the excuse being the need to have two sides of equal length to avoid the problem of listeners stopping the tape at the end of one side and turning over to start mid-way through the opening track on the reverse.
The cassette of the album "1962-1966" is recorded in the same order as the LP.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC2-PCSP 717" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name "7306 DP(**)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve "E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.)" credit was printed at the bottom of the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label sleeve sleeve
The cassettes was issued NO Apple logo.
The words "An Apple Tape Record" was printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" No mark was moulded into cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The cassette of the album "1962-1966" is recorded in the same order as the LP.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England" was embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL White Paper Label on Black Shell without Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO except as noted
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd. / An E.M.I. Recording / An Apple Tape Record
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1962, 63,64,65,66
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Black Shell / embossed "MADE IN ENGLAND"
CASSETTE CASE
"Norelco" cases: clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
PRINTER CREDIT Made and Printed in Great Britain / 7306 DP (Deta Packing)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES The album cover was designed by Tom Wilkes.
photographer: Angus McBean
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label without Parlophone logo on black shell cassette, with its original inlay and case.

"Gold Top inlay” are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.
The G&L notation on the inside inlay indicates the printer's initials (Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse, or Data Packaging).
EMI used the same metallic gold inlay design for the "1962-1966" and the “1967-1970” cassette issue, right up until 93, and didn’t issue a Ochre (lighter-brown) version during the 77-83 period. (maybe)

The EMI UK catalog no. (TC2-PCSP-717) was on the spine.
Added the Apple logomark and the words "An Apple Record" on the inlay.

The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.


(*1) EMI country code: 0C 284 o 05325
The EMI country codes (introduced on 1 June, 1969): In most cases the EMI Codes are the first two letters of the record's catalog#. These EMI Country Codes were used to indicate the country in which the record was pressed. Note this doesn't necessarily means the record was also released in that country (from Discog).
OC / 0C / 1E= UK

(**)Data Packaging Corporation: (who also traded as Hellerman Data Packaging Ltd) supplied cassette and 8 track shells, tape and other components to the music industry. The "DP" logo can often be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.



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