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#08. A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies (TC-PCS 7016)
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Parlophone Gold Top Inlay and Tape




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#8-1 A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 7016)
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TITLE
A COLLECTION OF BEATLES' OLDIES
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7016 / 1E 262 o 04258
RELEASE DATE
January 1972? / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
She Loves You [A1] (sim. stereo)
Michelle [A5]
From Me To You [A2]
I Feel Fine [A7]
We Can Work It Out [A3]
Can't Buy Me Love [B1]
Ticket To Ride [B5]
Bad Boy [B2]
Help! [A4]
Yellow Submarine [A8]
Yesterday [A6]
A Hard Day's Night [B4]
Day Tripper [B3]
Paperback Writer [B6]
I Want To Hold Your Hand [B8] Eleanor Rigby [B7]
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 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.
There is no real stereo version of "She Loves You" as the original multi-track tape was disposed of after the mono mixing. Geoff Emerick created a "mock-stereo" version from the mono master tapes for inclusion on the Beatles' first best album, Oldies.
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
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.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO *except as noted
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) 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey 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 CoverDesign: David Christian
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon yellow 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-7016) 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.

There is no real stereo version of "She Loves You" as the original multi-track tape was disposed of after the mono mixing.
Geoff Emerick created a "mock-stereo" version from the mono master tapes for inclusion on the Beatles' first best album, Oldies.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04258
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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