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#25. Reel Music (TC-PCS 7218)
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#25-1 Reel Music (1st. Issue "Direct Print in Blue Ink with Parlophone logo": TC-PCS 7218)
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TITLE
REEL MUSIC
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 7218 / 0C 262-07 611
RELEASE DATE
March 1982 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1
SIDE 2
A Hard Day's Night
I Am the Walrus
I Should Have Known Better
Yellow Submarine
Can't Buy Me Love
All You Need Is Love
And I Love Her
Let It Be
Help!
Get Back
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
The Long and Winding Road
Ticket To Ride

Magical Mystery Tour
CASSETTE CASE
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TAPE

CASE FRONT CASE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
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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
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Custom inlay. With Parlophone logo.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve
The Parlophone logomark and "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo were printed on the inlay. EMI country code (*1) was printed on the inlay. Album title was printed on the top of the front cover.
sleeve The cassette of the album "Reel Music" is recorded in the same order as the LP. sleeve Printer company's name and relrease date "8203 DP(**)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: FRONT & INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve The credit "This compilation (P) 1982 by EMI Records Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
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Credits to those involved in this project are featured on the inside of the inlay. "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
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"TC-PCS-7218" 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 / DOLBY B-type
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1964, 65, 66, 67, 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 / 8203 DP
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Direction: Roy Kohara & Michael Diehi
Design: Michael Diehi / Cover illustration: David McMacken
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 DP 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-7218) 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.

Reel Music is a compilation album featuring a selection of songs by the Beatles that were featured in their films, as the title suggests. The album was released on 22 March 1982 in the United States and the following day in the United Kingdom almost simultaneously with the theatrical re-release of the film, A Hard Day's Night, which had been "cleaned" and re-edited with stereo Dolby sound.
The album was released by Capitol Records in the United States (catalogue number SV 12199) and Parlophone in the United Kingdom (PCS 7218).
Aside from box-set collections, it was the first Beatles album released after John Lennon's death.
The album cover illustrations are a painting by David McMacken.


(*1) EMI country code: 0C 262-07 611
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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