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#11-1 Help! (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label without Parlophone logo": TC-PCS 3071)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3071 / 1E 262 o 04257
RELEASE DATE
October 1970 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Need You [A4]
Help! [A1]
Another Girl [A5] You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [A3]
I've Just Seen A Face [B5] You're going To Lose That Girl [A6]
Yesterday [B6] It's Only Love [B2]
The Night Before [A2]
You Like Me Too Much [B3]
Ticket To Ride [A7]
Tell Me What You See [B4]
Act Naturally [B1]
Dizzy Miss Lizzy [B7]
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
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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 ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles cassettes.
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 INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 3071" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7010 EJD (Ernest D. Jay)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve
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 3071" EMI catalogue number. Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" The "DP(**)" logo can often be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. 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 Lemon Yellow Paper Label without 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) 1964
COVER FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
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 / 7010 EJD
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon yellow paper label without Parlophone logo cassette, with its original inlay and case.

Sgt. Peppers: released October, 1967, 4 months after vinyl counterpart
Abbey Road: released October/November,1969, at the same time as vinyl counterpart.
Let It Be:  released August,1970, 3 months after vinyl counterpart.

The first release of the the other Beatles cassette albums came in September, 1970 (Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies) and October, 1970 (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!).
The Beatles White Album in mid-1971.
Magical Mystery Tour & Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.

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 catalog 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the exact same style as Please Please Me, the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of August 1970 was the template. Note the 7010 (or 7009) notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the month/year of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).

The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-XXXX) was on the front cover at the top and on the spine. The spine also carried the tape speed, 1 7/8" IPS in a circular logo style at the top.
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


The two exceptions to this generally adopted style for the white inlays was Revolver - which had a black background above the front cover album picture with no TC-PCS-7009 and a black coloured inlay spine with it, and The Beatles White album, which had its tracklisting on the front foldover where normally the advertising for the other albums would be.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04219
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.



#11-2 Help! (2nd. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI logo Type-1 / MADE IN ENGLAND": TC-PCS 3071)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3071 / 1E 262 o 04257
RELEASE DATE
Late 1970? / Second Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Need You [A4]
Help! [A1]
Another Girl [A5] You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [A3]
I've Just Seen A Face [B5] You're going To Lose That Girl [A6]
Yesterday [B6] It's Only Love [B2]
The Night Before [A2]
You Like Me Too Much [B3]
Ticket To Ride [A7]
Tell Me What You See [B4]
Act Naturally [B1]
Dizzy Miss Lizzy [B7]
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
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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 ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles cassettes.
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 INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 3071" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7010 EJD (Ernest D. Jay)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve
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 later 1970 onwards prints of the second issue had bright yellow paper labels and carried the new black box EMI/Parlophone logo (or NO logo at all.) Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" The "DP(**)" logo can often be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. 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
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo in black box
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) 1964
COVER FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
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 / 7010 EJD
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon yellow paper label with EMI/Parlophone logo cassette, with its original inlay and case.

Sgt. Peppers: released October, 1967, 4 months after vinyl counterpart
Abbey Road: released October/November,1969, at the same time as vinyl counterpart.
Let It Be:  released August,1970, 3 months after vinyl counterpart.

The first release of the the other Beatles cassette albums came in September, 1970 (Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies) and October, 1970 (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!).
The Beatles White Album in mid-1971.
Magical Mystery Tour & Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.

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 catalog 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the exact same style as Please Please Me, the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of August 1970 was the template. Note the 7010 (or 7009) notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the month/year of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).

The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-XXXX) was on the front cover at the top and on the spine. The spine also carried the tape speed, 1 7/8" IPS in a circular logo style at the top.
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.


The two exceptions to this generally adopted style for the white inlays was Revolver - which had a black background above the front cover album picture with no TC-PCS-7009 and a black coloured inlay spine with it, and The Beatles White album, which had its tracklisting on the front foldover where normally the advertising for the other albums would be.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04219
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.



#11-3 Help! (2nd. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI logo Type-2 / MADE IN U.S.A.": TC-PCS 3071)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3071 / 1E 262 o 04257
RELEASE DATE
Late 1970? / Second Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Need You [A4]
Help! [A1]
Another Girl [A5] You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [A3]
I've Just Seen A Face [B5] You're going To Lose That Girl [A6]
Yesterday [B6] It's Only Love [B2]
The Night Before [A2]
You Like Me Too Much [B3]
Ticket To Ride [A7]
Tell Me What You See [B4]
Act Naturally [B1]
Dizzy Miss Lizzy [B7]
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
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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 ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles cassettes.
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 INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 3071" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7010 EJD (Ernest D. Jay)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve
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 later 1970 onwards prints of the second issue had bright yellow paper labels and carried the new black box EMI/Parlophone logo (or NO logo at all.) 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 tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. 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 the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo in black box
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) 1964
COVER FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
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 / 7010 EJD
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon yellow paper label with EMI/Parlophone logo cassette, with its original inlay and case.

Sgt. Peppers: released October, 1967, 4 months after vinyl counterpart
Abbey Road: released October/November,1969, at the same time as vinyl counterpart.
Let It Be:  released August,1970, 3 months after vinyl counterpart.

The first release of the the other Beatles cassette albums came in September, 1970 (Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies) and October, 1970 (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!).
The Beatles White Album in mid-1971.
Magical Mystery Tour & Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.

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 catalog 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the exact same style as Please Please Me, the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of August 1970 was the template. Note the 7010 (or 7009) notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the month/year of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).

The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-XXXX) was on the front cover at the top and on the spine. The spine also carried the tape speed, 1 7/8" IPS in a circular logo style at the top.
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 was not embossed on the cassette shells.
"MADE IN U.S.A." was embossed the shell.


The two exceptions to this generally adopted style for the white inlays was Revolver - which had a black background above the front cover album picture with no TC-PCS-7009 and a black coloured inlay spine with it, and The Beatles White album, which had its tracklisting on the front foldover where normally the advertising for the other albums would be.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04219
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.



#11-4 Help! (3rd. Issue? "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI logo Type-3 (New Track Layout)": TC-PCS 3071)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3071 / 1E 262 o 04257
RELEASE DATE
Late 1970? / Third Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
I Need You [A4]
Help! [A1]
Another Girl [A5] You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [A3]
I've Just Seen A Face [B5] You're going To Lose That Girl [A6]
Yesterday [B6] It's Only Love [B2]
The Night Before [A2]
You Like Me Too Much [B3]
Ticket To Ride [A7]
Tell Me What You See [B4]
Act Naturally [B1]
Dizzy Miss Lizzy [B7]
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
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
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 ips (1.875 inches per second).
sleeve The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles cassettes.
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 INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 3071" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve
Printer company's name and relrease date "7010 EJD (Ernest D. Jay)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve
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 later 1970 onwards prints of the second issue had bright yellow paper labels and carried the new black box EMI/Parlophone logo (or NO logo at all.) Containing content as a prerecorded cassette is called "Musicassette" The "DP(**)" logo can often be found moulded into cassette shells, especially during the early to mid 1970s.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay. EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders. On side-2 of the label, with the NEW track listing layout instead of the lemon yellow type-1 label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England or Made in U.S.A" was not embossed the shell.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo in black box
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) 1964
COVER FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
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 / 7010 EJD
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Lemon yellow paper label with EMI/Parlophone logo cassette, with its original inlay and case.

Sgt. Peppers: released October, 1967, 4 months after vinyl counterpart
Abbey Road: released October/November,1969, at the same time as vinyl counterpart.
Let It Be:  released August,1970, 3 months after vinyl counterpart.

The first release of the the other Beatles cassette albums came in September, 1970 (Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies) and October, 1970 (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!).
The Beatles White Album in mid-1971.
Magical Mystery Tour & Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.

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 catalog 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the exact same style as Please Please Me, the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of August 1970 was the template. Note the 7010 (or 7009) notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP. This was the number of the month/year of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging).

The 1970/71 cassettes had white inlays and, aside from the small reproduction of the front cover, no artwork was included nor the original liner notes. The tracklistings were printed on the reverse of the inlay whilst the foldovers advertised other available Beatles/solo cassettes.
The EMI UK catalogue no. (TC-PCS-XXXX) was on the front cover at the top and on the spine. The spine also carried the tape speed, 1 7/8" IPS in a circular logo style at the top.
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 or Made in U.S.A" was not embossed the shell.


The two exceptions to this generally adopted style for the white inlays was Revolver - which had a black background above the front cover album picture with no TC-PCS-7009 and a black coloured inlay spine with it, and The Beatles White album, which had its tracklisting on the front foldover where normally the advertising for the other albums would be.


(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04219
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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