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#14. Love Songs (TC2-PCSP 721)
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#14-1 Love Songs (1st. Issue "Direct Print in Blue Ink with Parlophone logo": TC2-PCSP 721)
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TITLE
LOVE SONGS
CATALOG NUMBER TC2-PCSP 721 / 0C 462 o 06549
RELEASE DATE
December 1977 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Yesterday
Michelle
I'll Follow The Sun
It's Only Love
I Need You
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Girl
Every Little Thing
In My Life
For No One
Words Of Love
She's Leaving Home
Here, There And Everywhere
The Long And Winding Road
Something
This Boy (sim. stereo)
And I Love Her
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
If I Fell
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
I'll Be Back
I Will
Tell Me What You See
P.S. I Love You (sim. stereo)
Yes It Is (sim. stereo)

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 direct print in blue ink on the shell with Parlophone logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
Custom inlay. With Parlophone logo.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve The Parlophone logomark was printed on the inlay.
"DOLBY SYSTEM" logo was printed on the inlay.
sleeve
sleeve Catalog number "TC2-PCSP 721" and the EMI country code (*1) and DOLBY logo were printed on the inlay. sleeve Printer company's name and relrease date "7712 G & L" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: FRONT & INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve The cassette of the album "Love Songs" is recorded in the same order as the LP.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
sleeve The phrase "It has been recorded with the DOLBY B-type noise reduction characteristic" was printed on 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.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label sleeve
"TC2-PCSP-721" catalogue number and "EMI Records Ltd." were printed.
The Parlophone logomark was printed on the inlay.
"DOLBY SYSTEM" logo was printed on the inlay.
NO mark was moulded into cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 No track list appear on the cassette label.
(See inlay card for details)
The cassette of the album "Love Songs" is recorded in the same order as the LP.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England/Made in U.S.A" was not embossed on the shell.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Direct print in blue ink on the shell with Parlophone logo
MIX STEREO *except for as noted / DOLBY B-type
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1962, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70
INLAY FORM Custom inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell
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 / 7705 DP
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photography: Richard Avedon
Art Director of Capitol records in the U.S.: Kenneth R. Anderson
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Direct print in blue ink label with Parlophone logo cassette.
It has a grey tape shell with blue on-body text which suggests a manufacturing date of 1976 onwards.

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-PCSP-721) 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.

Love Songs is a compilation album that comprises love songs recorded by the Beatles between 1962 and 1970. It was released by Capitol Records in the United States on 21 October 1977 (catalogue number SKBL-11711) and on Parlophone in the United Kingdom on 19 November 1977 (PCSP 721).

The album was also released on cassette tape, Catalogue number - TC2 PCSP 721.
As with the "Red" and "Blue" albums, and the "Rock'n'Roll Music" release, the presentation of this package was once again minimal, especially for the U.K. market.

As with the previous year's Rock 'n' Roll Music compilation, the songs were presented with the left and right channels reversed, with the four Rubber Soul tracks - "Girl", "In My Life", "Michelle", and "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" - appearing in slightly narrowed stereo. Three further tracks—"Yes It Is", "This Boy", and "P.S. I Love You"—used the Duophonic mixes.

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.

(*1) EMI country code: 0C 462 o 06549
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

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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