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#03. A Hard Day's Night (TC-PCS 3058)
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Parlophone Gold Top Inlay and Tape




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#3-1 A Hard Day's Night (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 3058)
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TITLE
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3058 / 1E 262 o 04145
RELEASE DATE
January 1972? / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Should Have Known Better [A2]
A Hard Day's Night [A1]
When I Get Home [B4] Can't Buy Me Love [A7]
I'll Be Back [B6] Things We Said Today [B3]
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You [A4]
If I Fell [A3]
Tell Me Why [A6]
And I Love Her [A5]
Any Time At All [B1]
You Can't Do That [B5]
I'll Cry Instead [B2]
 
CASSETTE CASE
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TAPE

CASE FRONT CASE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
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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 Lemon Yellow paper label without Parlophone logo
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.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
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Catalog number "TC-PCS 3058" 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
The original 1st. cassettes was issued NO £ Parlophone logo. "IE" catalogue number (*) in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 3058" EMI catalogue number, but not printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" The "DP(**)" logo was not moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
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 Lemon Yellow Paper Label without 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) 1964
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL White 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 Cover photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon yellow paper label without Parlophone logo on white 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-3058) 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.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04145
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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