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#11. Yellow Submarine (TC-PCS 7070)
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#11-1 Yellow Submarine (1st. Issue? "White Paper Label with Apple logo / Black Shell": TC-PCS 7070)
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TITLE
YELLOW SUBMARINE
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7070 / 0C 244 o 04002
RELEASE DATE
August 1974 / First Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
THE BEATLES
THE BEATLES
Yellow Submarine [A1]
All Together Now [A3]
Only A Northern Song [A2]
ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
All You Need Is Love [A6]
Pepperland [B1]
Hey Bulldog [A4]
Sea Of Time [B2]
It's All Too Much [A5] Sea Of Holes [B3]
 
Sea Of Monsters [B4]
 
March Of The Meanies [B5]
 
Pepperland Laid Waste [B6]
 
Yellow Submarine In Pepperland [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.
The first UK issue has White paper label with Apple logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
EMI "Gold Top" cassette inlay, with "Circular" EMI logo (introduced by EMI from mid-1973).
”Gold Top inlay" are believed to have been introduced in January 1972.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve The words "An Apple Record" and black apple logomark were printed on the inlay.
sleeve EMI "Gold Top" cassette inlay, with "Circular" EMI logo (introduced by EMI from mid-1973).
"DOLBY" logo was printed.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
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
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Catalog number "TC-PCS 7070" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7408 DP(**)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
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.
sleeve The phrase "It has been recorded with the DOLBY B-type noise reduction characteristic" was printed on the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "TC-PCS 7070" catalogue number and Apple logo were printed.
The "DP(**)" logo can  be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
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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 U.S.A" was  embossed on the shell.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL White Paper Label with Apple logo / Black shell
MIX STEREO / DOLBY B-type
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd / An Apple Record
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1969, 66,67
INLAY FORM Metallic effect gold inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Black Shell / embossed "MADE IN USA" 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 / 7408 DP
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Heinz Edelmann
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS White paper label with Apple logo cassette, with black shell.
EMI "Gold Top" cassette inlay, with "Circular" EMI logo (introduced by EMI from mid-1973).
”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 1974 (see the "7408 DP(**)" note on the inlay's inner flap - "74" for the year, "08" for August).

This version with black cassette with DP(**) logo moulding.
It has a tape shell that is very faintly stamped "Made In U.S.A." on Side One (almost imperceptible).

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

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.

These were the first Beatles cassettes to be manufactured by EMI themselves at their newly-opened (July, 1970) tape duplicating facilities at Hayes in Middlesex. Previously, the Dutch electronics giant, Phillips, had made them for EMI. All came with bright yellow paper label cassettes, their I international catalogue numbers, and the newly designed, black box, EMI/Parlophone logo - although some were issued without the logo due to a lack of expensive letterpress blocks.


(*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.

DOLBY B-type:
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.



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