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#14-1 Magical Mystery Tour & other titles (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo type-1 / 3 windows shell": TC-PCS 3077)
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TITLE
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
& other titles
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3077 / 0C 244 o 05333
RELEASE DATE
June 1973 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Magical Mystery Tour [A1]
Hello Goodbye [B1]
The Fool On The Hill [A2]
Strawberry Fields Forever [B2]
Flying [A3]
Penny Lane *ture stereo [B3]
Blue Jay Way [A4]
Baby You're A Rich Man  *true stereo [B4]
Your Mother Should Know [A5] All You Need Is Love  *true stereo [B5]
I Am The Walrus [A6]

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.
The first UK issue has Lemon Yellow paper label without Parlophone logo.
Has the 3 windows 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.
Album title is "Magical Mystery Tour & other titles"
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve On the inlay, with the "ALSO AVALIABLE ON 8 TRACK CARTRIDGE" misspelling.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 3077" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7306 G&L" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve "EMI Records (The Gramophone Company 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 label sleeve
The original 1st. cassettes was issued NO £ Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number was NOT printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette"
The "DP(**)" logo was not embossed on the cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The cassette of the album "Magical Mystery Tour'' is recorded in the same order as the LP.
"Penny Lane", "Baby. You're A Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love" in true stereo.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in USA / England" was not  embossed on the shell.
TAPE  CLOSE UP
label The clear leader tape's color is blue.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1967
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL White Shell with 3 windows
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 G&L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon Yellow paper label without  Parlophone cassette.
EMI "Gold Top" cassette inlay.
”Gold Top inlay" are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.

Note the 7XXX notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the year/month of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).
Cassette originally released in 1973 (see the "7306 G&L" note on the inlay's inner flap - "73" for the year, "06" for June).

The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-3077) 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.

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR was released in the UK in 1967 as a vinyl EP. In the US and elsewhere it was released as a full LP with the new tracks from the film compiled together with recent singles STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER, PENNY LANE, HELLO GOODBYE and ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
EMI give it an official release, not on U.K. vinyl, an official U.S. IMPORT release.
Through the usual EMI ordering procedures British record shops could order it using the U.S. catalogue number of SMAL 2835.
However, this release emerge in the U.K. at the time on tape.
Has a unique catalogue number never to appear on vinyl and a slightly changed title, "Magical Mystery Tour and Other Titles".
The album was released on cassette tape (1⅞ ips) - Catalogue number - TC-PCS 3077
The album was also released on 8-track stereo continuous play cartridges (3¾ ips) - catalogue no. 8X-PCS 3077.

During the big Beatles sales push by EMI in 1976 after their contract expired, this LP was given a proper official release on the Parlophone label with a catalogue number of PCTC 255 (although the cassette was TC-PCS 3077).
It should also be noted that this 1976 edition used the same masters as the original U.S. release, and therefore some tracks were still in fake stereo, but the cassette have "Penny Lane", "Baby. You're A Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love" in true stereo.


(*1) EMI country code: 0C 244 o 04002
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.



#14-2 Magical Mystery Tour & other titles (1st. Issue? "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo type-2 / with Metal Screws Shell": TC-PCS 3077)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
& other titles
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3077 / 0C 244 o 05333
RELEASE DATE
June 1973 / First Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Magical Mystery Tour [A1]
Hello Goodbye [B1]
The Fool On The Hill [A2]
Strawberry Fields Forever [B2]
Flying [A3]
Penny Lane *ture stereo [B3]
Blue Jay Way [A4]
Baby You're A Rich Man  *true stereo [B4]
Your Mother Should Know [A5] All You Need Is Love  *true stereo [B5]
I Am The Walrus [A6]

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 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.
Album title is "Magical Mystery Tour & other titles"
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve On the inlay, with the "ALSO AVALIABLE ON 8 TRACK CARTRIDGE" misspelling.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 3077" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7306 G&L" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve "EMI Records (The Gramophone Company 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 label sleeve
The original 1st. cassettes was issued NO £ Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number was NOT printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette"
The "DP(**)" logo was not embossed on the cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The cassette of the album "Magical Mystery Tour'' is recorded in the same order as the LP.
"Penny Lane", "Baby. You're A Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love" in true stereo.
label label
SHELL CLOSE UP
label label This issue shows metal screws holding the two halves of the shell together.
label
"Made in USA / England" was not  embossed on the shell.

TAPE  CLOSE UP
label The clear leader tape's color is red.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1967
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell / metal screws holding the two halves of the shell together
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 G&L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon Yellow paper label without  Parlophone cassette.
EMI "Gold Top" cassette inlay.
”Gold Top inlay" are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.

Note the 7XXX notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the year/month of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).
Cassette originally released in 1973 (see the "7306 G&L" note on the inlay's inner flap - "73" for the year, "06" for June).

The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-3077) 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.

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR was released in the UK in 1967 as a vinyl EP. In the US and elsewhere it was released as a full LP with the new tracks from the film compiled together with recent singles STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER, PENNY LANE, HELLO GOODBYE and ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
EMI give it an official release, not on U.K. vinyl, an official U.S. IMPORT release.
Through the usual EMI ordering procedures British record shops could order it using the U.S. catalogue number of SMAL 2835.
However, this release emerge in the U.K. at the time on tape.
Has a unique catalogue number never to appear on vinyl and a slightly changed title, "Magical Mystery Tour and Other Titles".
The album was released on cassette tape (1⅞ ips) - Catalogue number - TC-PCS 3077
The album was also released on 8-track stereo continuous play cartridges (3¾ ips) - catalogue no. 8X-PCS 3077.

During the big Beatles sales push by EMI in 1976 after their contract expired, this LP was given a proper official release on the Parlophone label with a catalogue number of PCTC 255 (although the cassette was TC-PCS 3077).
It should also be noted that this 1976 edition used the same masters as the original U.S. release, and therefore some tracks were still in fake stereo, but the cassette have "Penny Lane", "Baby. You're A Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love" in true stereo.

This issue shows metal screws holding the two halves of the shell together.
The "DP(**)" logo was not found moulded into cassette shells.

(*1) EMI country code: 0C 244 o 04002
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.



#14-3 Magical Mystery Tour & other titles (3rd. Issue? "White Paper Label without Parlophone logo / Ochre Inlay": TC-PCS 3077)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
& other titles
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3077 / 0C 244 o 05333
RELEASE DATE
1976? / Third Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Magical Mystery Tour [A1]
Hello Goodbye [B1]
The Fool On The Hill [A2]
Strawberry Fields Forever [B2]
Flying [A3]
Penny Lane *ture stereo [B3]
Blue Jay Way [A4]
Baby You're A Rich Man  *true stereo [B4]
Your Mother Should Know [A5] All You Need Is Love  *true stereo [B5]
I Am The Walrus [A6]

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 issue has White paper label without Parlophone logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
Changed the"Ochre" cassette inlay. Does not have 'metallic' gold finish.
”Ochre inlay"  have been introduced in 1976 (maybe).
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 Ochre cassette inlay.
Album title is "Magical Mystery Tour & other titles"
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve On the inlay, with the "ALSO AVALIABLE ON 8 TRACK CARTRIDGE" misspelling.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 3077" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7306 G&L" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve "EMI Records (The Gramophone Company 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 label sleeve
The original 1st. cassettes was issued NO £ Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number was NOT printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette"
The "DP(**)" logo was not embossed on the cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The cassette of the album "Magical Mystery Tour'' is recorded in the same order as the LP.
"Penny Lane", "Baby. You're A Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love" in true stereo.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in USA / England" was not  embossed on the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL White Paper Label without Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1967
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 / 7306 G&L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS 2nd. issue: White paper label without  Parlophone cassette.
Changed the"Ochre" cassette inlay. Does not have 'metallic' gold finish.
”Ochre inlay"  have been introduced in 1976 (maybe).

Note the 7XXX notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the year/month of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).
Cassette originally released in 1973 (see the "7306 G&L" note on the inlay's inner flap - "73" for the year, "06" for June).

The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-3077) 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.

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR was released in the UK in 1967 as a vinyl EP. In the US and elsewhere it was released as a full LP with the new tracks from the film compiled together with recent singles STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER, PENNY LANE, HELLO GOODBYE and ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
EMI give it an official release, not on U.K. vinyl, an official U.S. IMPORT release.
Through the usual EMI ordering procedures British record shops could order it using the U.S. catalogue number of SMAL 2835.
However, this release emerge in the U.K. at the time on tape.
Has a unique catalogue number never to appear on vinyl and a slightly changed title, "Magical Mystery Tour and Other Titles".
The album was released on cassette tape (1⅞ ips) - Catalogue number - TC-PCS 3077
The album was also released on 8-track stereo continuous play cartridges (3¾ ips) - catalogue no. 8X-PCS 3077.

During the big Beatles sales push by EMI in 1976 after their contract expired, this LP was given a proper official release on the Parlophone label with a catalogue number of PCTC 255 (although the cassette was TC-PCS 3077).
It should also be noted that this 1976 edition used the same masters as the original U.S. release, and therefore some tracks were still in fake stereo, but the cassette have "Penny Lane", "Baby. You're A Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love" in true stereo.


(*1) EMI country code: 0C 244 o 04002
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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