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#09. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (TC-PCS 7027)
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Parlophone Gold Top Inlay and Tape




Notice* Click the label of each cassette, so you can see the large picture image.

#9-3 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (3rd. Issue? "White Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo / Black Shell / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 7027)
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TITLE
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7027 / 1E 244 o 04177
RELEASE DATE
1973? / 3rd. Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You Without You
With A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty Four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
(Sgt.Pepper Inner Groove *once only)
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 Black 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: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 7027" 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 EMI/Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number (*) in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7027" EMI catalogue number.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" "dp" 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 or Made in U.S.A" was not embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL White Paper Label on Black Shell with 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."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1967
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Black Shell / embossed "dp" 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 Stage and Cut out: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax Figures: Madame Tussauds
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label with EMI/Parlophone logo on black 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-7027) 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 original and gold versions of this cassette include a version of the "Sgt.Pepper Inner Groove" that was NOT artificially repeated and then faded - on these cassettes you hear it ONCE only.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 244 o 04177
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.



#9-4 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (4th. Issue? "White Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo / Blue Shell / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC-PCS 7027)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7027 / 1E 244 o 04177
RELEASE DATE
1974? / 4th. Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You Without You
With A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty Four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
(Sgt.Pepper Inner Groove *once only)
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: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 7027" 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 EMI/Parlophone logo.
"IE" catalogue number (*) in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 7027" EMI catalogue number.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" "dp" 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 on Blue Shell with 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."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1967
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Blue Shell / embossed "dp" 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 Stage and Cut out: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax Figures: Madame Tussauds
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label with EMI/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.

The "DP(**)" logo can be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
"Made in England" was not embossed the shell on both sides.

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-7027) 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 original and gold versions of this cassette include a version of the "Sgt.Pepper Inner Groove" that was NOT artificially repeated and then faded - on these cassettes you hear it ONCE only.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 244 o 04177
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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