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Parlophone Gold Top Inlay and Tape




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#10-1 The Beatles (A.K.A. White Album) (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo (New Track Layout on Side-1) / Metallic Gold Inlay": TC2-PCS 4501)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER TC2-PCS 4501 / 1E 274 o 04844
RELEASE DATE
January 1972? / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Back In The U.S.S.R. [A1]
Everybody Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey [C4]
Dear Prudence [A2]
Sexy Sadie [C5]
Glass Onion [A3]
Helter Skelter [C6]
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da [A4]
Revolution 1 [D1]
Wild Honey Pie [A5]
Honey Pie [D2]
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill [A6]
Savoy Truffle [D3]
While My Guitar Gently Weeps [A7]
Good Night [D7]
Martha My Dear [B1]
Happiness Is A Warm Gun [A8]
I'm So Tired [B2]
Birthday [C1]
Blackbird [B3]
Yer Blues [C2]
Piggies [B4]
Mother Nature's Son [C3]
Rocky Raccoon [B5]
Cry Baby Cry [D4]
Don't Pass Me By [B6]
(" Can You Take Me Back...") [D5]
Why Don't We Do It In The Road? [B7]
Revolution 9 [D6]
I will [B8]

Julia [B9]   

Long, Long, Long [C7]
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 first 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 removed  at the spine.
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 "TC2-PCS 4501" 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 "TC2-PCS 4501" EMI catalogue number, but not printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" This issue shows 1 metal screw holding the two halves of the shell together.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders.
The track layout of the label was revised on the SIDE-1.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England / Made in USA" 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 / An Apple Record
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1968
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell / 1 metal screw 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 / G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
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. (TC2-PCS-4501) 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 274 o 04844
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.



#10-5 The Beatles (A.K.A. White Album) (5th. Issue? "White Paper Label without Parlophone logo / Ochre Inlay": TC2-PCS 4501)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES
CATALOG NUMBER TC2-PCS 4501 / 1E 274 o 04844
RELEASE DATE
1976? / 5th Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Back In The U.S.S.R. [A1]
Everybody Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey [C4]
Dear Prudence [A2]
Sexy Sadie [C5]
Glass Onion [A3]
Helter Skelter [C6]
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da [A4]
Revolution 1 [D1]
Wild Honey Pie [A5]
Honey Pie [D2]
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill [A6]
Savoy Truffle [D3]
While My Guitar Gently Weeps [A7]
Good Night [D7]
Martha My Dear [B1]
Happiness Is A Warm Gun [A8]
I'm So Tired [B2]
Birthday [C1]
Blackbird [B3]
Yer Blues [C2]
Piggies [B4]
Mother Nature's Son [C3]
Rocky Raccoon [B5]
Cry Baby Cry [D4]
Don't Pass Me By [B6]
(" Can You Take Me Back...") [D5]
Why Don't We Do It In The Road? [B7]
Revolution 9 [D6]
I will [B8]

Julia [B9]   

Long, Long, Long [C7]
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 first UK 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 sleeve sleeve The circular 1 7/8 " I.P.S. mark was not printed  at the spine.
Apple logo 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: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC2-PCS 4501" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name "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 "TC2-PCS 4501" EMI catalogue number, but not printed on the label.
Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" "H" 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" was embossed on both sides of 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 / An Apple Record
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
-
RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1968
INLAY FORM "Ochre" inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell / embossded "MADE IN ENGLAND", and the "H" 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 -
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label without Parlophone logo 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. (TC2-PCS-4501) 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 274 o 04844
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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