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#11. Abbey Road (TC-PCS 7088)
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Parlophone Gold Top Inlay and Tape




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#11-4 Abbey Road (4th. Issue? "White Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 7088)
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TITLE
ABBEY ROAD
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7088 / 1E 200 o 04243
RELEASE DATE
1975? / 4th Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Here Comes The Sun
Come Together
Something
Because
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
You Never Give Me Your Money
Oh! Daring
Sun King
Octopus's Garden
Mean Mr. Mustard
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers *no credit on label

Carry That Wait *no credit on label

The End *no credit on label

(Her Majesty)
*no credit on both label and inlay
CASSETTE CASE
AND
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 light grey shell.
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
EMI metallic effect "Gold Top" cassette inlay.
”Gold Top inlay" are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve The circular 1 7/8 " I.P.S. mark was printed at the spine.
As the standard tape speed for a compact cassette is 1 ⅞ ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve 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.
Without a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
"Here Comes The Sun" and "Come Together" are swapped compared to original LP.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
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Catalog number "TC-PCS 7088" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name (removed relrease date) "G&L" 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
Have a white paper label, no Apple or Parlophone logo.
With "IE" catalogue number below the "TC-PCS 7088" catalogue number.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" NO mark was moulded into cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England or Made in U.S.A" was not embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL White Paper Label without EMI/Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.) / An E.M.I. Recording
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1969
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell
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 / G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Iain Macmillan
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label without EMI/Parlophone logo on light grey shell cassette, with its original inlay and case.

EMI "Gold Top" cassette inlay.
“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).
The EMI UK catalog no. (TC-PCS-7088) was on the spine.
The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.

Without  a credit for the song title "Her Majesty" on both back cover and label.
"Here Comes The Sun" and "Come Together" are swapped compared to original LP.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 200 o 04243
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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