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#12. Let It Be (TC-PCS 7096)
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#12-4 Let It Be (4th. Issue? "White Paper Label without Parlophone logo / Blue Shell / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 7096)
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TITLE
LET IT BE
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7096 / 1E 262 o 04482
RELEASE DATE
1974? / 4th Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Two Of Us [A1]
Maggie Mae [A7]
I Me Mine [A4]
Dig A Pony [A2]
One After 909 [B2]
The Long And Winding Road [B3]
Across The Universe [A3]
I Got A Feeling [B1] (inlay)
Dig It [A5]
For You Blue [B4]
Let It Be [A6] Get Back [B5]
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 Blue 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.
Inlay incorrectly spells track 4 on side-2 as "I got a feeling"
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 7096" 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 cassettes was issued NO Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number (*) in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7096" 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
EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England" was  embossed the shell on both sides.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL White 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."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1970
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Blue Shell / embossed "MADE IN ENGLAND" and "dp" logo mark
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 Design: by John Kosh
Photographs: Ethan Russell
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label without Parlophone logo on Blue shell cassette, with its original inlay and case.

The U.K. cassette release of this album was early 1974. The album was released at the start of the winter of strikes, power cuts and the three day week which caused serious disruption to production at EMI's Hayes plant in 1973. Several titles released in this period were initially issued in unusual blue tape shells probably because of supply chain issues.

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-7096) 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.

The "DP(**)" logo can often be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
"Made in England" was embossed the shell on both sides.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04482
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.



#12-5 Let It Be (5th. Issue? "White Paper Label without Parlophone logo / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 7096)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
LET IT BE
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7096 / 1E 262 o 04482
RELEASE DATE
1975? / 5th Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Two Of Us [A1]
Maggie Mae [A7]
I Me Mine [A4]
Dig A Pony [A2]
One After 909 [B2]
The Long And Winding Road [B3]
Across The Universe [A3]
I Got A Feeling [B1] (inlay)
Dig It [A5]
For You Blue [B4]
Let It Be [A6] Get Back [B5]
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.
Inlay incorrectly spells track 4 on side-2 as "I got a feeling"
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 7096" 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 cassettes was issued NO Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number (*) in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7096" EMI catalogue number, but not 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
EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England / Made in U.S.A" was not embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL White 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."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1970
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 Design: by John Kosh
Photographs: Ethan Russell
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label without 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-7096) 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 04482
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.



#12-8 Let It Be (8th. Issue? "White Paper Label with Blue Apple logo / Ochre Inlay": TC-PCS 7096)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
LET IT BE
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7096 / 1E 262 o 04482
RELEASE DATE
1976? / 8th Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Two Of Us [A1]
Maggie Mae [A7]
I Me Mine [A4]
Dig A Pony [A2]
One After 909 [B2]
The Long And Winding Road [B3]
Across The Universe [A3]
I Got A Feeling [B1] (inlay)
Dig It [A5]
For You Blue [B4]
Let It Be [A6] Get Back [B5]
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 sleeve sleeve sleeve
The circular 1 7/8 " I.P.S. mark was printed at the spine.  Dolby logomark was added on the inlay.
Apple logomark was added on the inlay. EMI Ochre 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 incorrectly spells track 4 on side-2 as "I got a feeling"
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Dolby logo, catalog number "TC-PCS 7096" 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 It has been recorded with the "DOLBY SYSTEM (B-type)" noise reduction characteristic.
sleeve "EMI Records Ltd  Hayes Middlesex England" credit and "Made and Printed in Great Britain" were printed at the bottom of the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label sleeve sleeve
The cassettes was issued Apple logo in blue ink.
"IE" catalogue number (*) in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7096" EMI catalogue number, but not printed on the label.
"Dolby System" logo was added on the label.
NO mark was moulded into cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label sleeve EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.
label sleeve
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England / Made in U.S.A" was not embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL White Paper Label with Apple logo in blue ink
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd. / An E.M.I. Recording / Apple Records
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1970
INLAY FORM "Ochre" 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 Design: by John Kosh
Photographs: Ethan Russell
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label with Apple logo in blue ink on light grey shell cassette, with its original inlay and case.

“Gold Top inlay” are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.
Changed the "Ochre" cassette inlay. Does not have 'metallic' gold finish.
”Ochre inlay"  have been introduced in 1976 (maybe).

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-7096) 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.

It has been recorded with the "DOLBY SYSTEM (B-type)" noise reduction characteristic.
A Dolby noise-reduction system, or Dolby NR, is one of a series of noise reduction systems developed by Dolby Laboratories for use in analog audio tape recording.
The first was Dolby A, a professional broadband noise reduction system for recording studios in 1965, but the best-known is Dolby B (introduced in 1968)  for the consumer market, which helped make high fidelity practical on cassette tapes, which used a relatively noisy tape size and speed.
From the mid-1970s, Dolby B became standard on commercially pre-recorded music cassettes.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04482
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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