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#4 Musicassette Release Information "New Records From EMI" (September 1970)
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New Records from EMI (September 1970)
SHEET: FRONT Musiccassette Pages
EMI Original Promotional dealer leaflet.
This promotional leaflet would detail the forthcoming September 1970 Records, Musicassettes, Reel to Reel, and 8-track cartridges releases.
It says that cassette tapes and 8-tracks of "Rubber Soul", "Revolver", and "A Collection Of Beatles' Oldies" will be released at the same time on this September.
sleeve images
SHEET: BACK
8-Track Information: CLOSE UP
Cassette Tape Information: CLOSE UP
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#4-1 Rubber Soul (1st. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with Parlophone logo/ 3 windows shell": TC-PCS 3075)
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TITLE
RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3075 / 1E 262 o 04115
RELEASE DATE
September 1970 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [A2]
Drive My Car [A1]
You Won't See Me [A3] If I Needed Someone [B6]
Think For Yourself [A5] What Goes On [B1]
I'm Looking Through You [B3] Girl [B2]
Nowhere Man [A4] In My Life [B4]
Michelle [A7]
The Word [A6]
Wait [B5] Run For Your Life [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 of "Rubber Soul" has Lemon Yellow paper label with Parlophone logo.
Has the 3 windows shell.
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 reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 3075" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve The recording published credit "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left corner of the inlay.
Press company's name and relrease date (maybe) "7009 G & L (Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve sleeve
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label sleeve
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.
"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 The 1st. cassettes were issued with a Parlophone logo.  NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 3075" EMI catalogue number.
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.
Has the 3 windows shell.
label label
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Lemon Yellow Paper Label with 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) 1965
INLAY FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell with 3 windows (Phillips made?) / embossed "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 / 7009 G & L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original Beatles cassette release of "Sgt. Peppers" in Oct. 1967, through "Abbey Road (Nov. 1969)", "Let It Be (August 1970)", and the first release of most of the other Beatles cassette albums in Sept. and Oct, 1970, just months after EMI opened their new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes in Middlesex in July, 1970.
  • Sept. 1970: Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies
  • Oct.1970: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!
  • The Beatles White Album was released in August 1971.
  • Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.
Between 1966 and June 1970, EMI's early musicassettes were manufactured by the Dutch firm, Phillips themselves - the inventor and originator of the cassette.
EMI opened its new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes, Middlesex in July 1970.

All came with bright yellow paper label cassettes, their IE 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of June 1970 was the template.
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.

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). Advertising for other Beatles/solo albums was on the foldover front, and 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 ths 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.

EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.

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.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04115
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



#4-3 Rubber Soul (3rd. Issue "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo (New Track Layout) / MADE IN ENGLAND": TC-PCS 3075)
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TITLE
RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3075 / 1E 262 o 04115
RELEASE DATE
Late 1971? / Third Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [A2]
Drive My Car [A1]
You Won't See Me [A3] If I Needed Someone [B6]
Think For Yourself [A5] What Goes On [B1]
I'm Looking Through You [B3] Girl [B2]
Nowhere Man [A4] In My Life [B4]
Michelle [A7]
The Word [A6]
Wait [B5] Run For Your Life [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.
This UK issue of "Rubber Soul" has Lemon Yellow paper label with EMI/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 reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "TC-PCS 3075" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve The recording published credit "(P)-1965" statement was printed at the left corner of the inlay.
Press company's name and relrease date "7009 G & L (1970 Sep. Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed at the bottom of the inlay.
sleeve sleeve
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
label label sleeve
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.
"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 NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 3075" EMI catalogue number.
Had the new style black boxed EMI/Pharlophone logo introduced in September / October, 1970.
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) 1965
INLAY FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell / embossed "MADE IN ENGLAND" 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 / 7009 G & L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original Beatles cassette release of "Sgt. Peppers" in Oct. 1967, through "Abbey Road (Nov. 1969)", "Let It Be (August 1970)", and the first release of most of the other Beatles cassette albums in Sept. and Oct, 1970, just months after EMI opened their new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes in Middlesex in July, 1970.
  • Sept. 1970: Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies
  • Oct.1970: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!
  • The Beatles White Album was released in August 1971.
  • Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.
Between 1966 and June 1970, EMI's early musicassettes were manufactured by the Dutch firm, Phillips themselves - the inventor and originator of the cassette.
EMI opened its new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes, Middlesex in July 1970.

All came with bright yellow paper label cassettes, their IE 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of June 1970 was the template.
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.

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). Advertising for other Beatles/solo albums was on the foldover front, and 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 ths 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.

EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.

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.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04115
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



#4-4 Rubber Soul (4th. Issue? "Lemon Yellow Paper Label with EMI/Parlophone logo / Grey shell with single screw fixing": TC-PCS 3075)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
RUBBER SOUL
CATALOG NUMBER TC-PCS 3075 / 1E 262 o 04115
RELEASE DATE
Late 1971? / 4th Issue?
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [A2]
Drive My Car [A1]
You Won't See Me [A3] If I Needed Someone [B6]
Think For Yourself [A5] What Goes On [B1]
I'm Looking Through You [B3] Girl [B2]
Nowhere Man [A4] In My Life [B4]
Michelle [A7]
The Word [A6]
Wait [B5] Run For Your Life [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.
This UK issue of "Rubber Soul" has Lemon Yellow paper label with EMI/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 reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve Catalog number "TC-PCS 3075" and the EMI country code (*1) were printed on the inlay. sleeve Printer's name and relrease date "7009 G & L (1970 Sep. Garrod & Lofthouse)" was printed of the inlay.
sleeve
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
label sleeve
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.
"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
NO "IE" catalogue number in addition to the ordinary "TC-PCS 3075" EMI catalogue number.
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" It has a plain grey unstamped tape shell with single screw fixing.
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 / 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) 1965
INLAY FORM "white" inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell with single screw fixing.
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 / 7009 G & L
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The original Beatles cassette release of "Sgt. Peppers" in Oct. 1967, through "Abbey Road (Nov. 1969)", "Let It Be (August 1970)", and the first release of most of the other Beatles cassette albums in Sept. and Oct, 1970, just months after EMI opened their new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes in Middlesex in July, 1970.
  • Sept. 1970: Rubber Soul, Revolver and A Collection of Beatles Oldies
  • Oct.1970: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and Help!
  • The Beatles White Album was released in August 1971.
  • Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine were to be first issued under later, post-January 1972, subsequent and different inlay designs.
Between 1966 and June 1970, EMI's early musicassettes were manufactured by the Dutch firm, Phillips themselves - the inventor and originator of the cassette.
EMI opened its new tape duplicating facilities at Hayes, Middlesex in July 1970.

All came with bright yellow paper label cassettes, their IE 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.

The front and reverse of the inlays came in the "white inlay" design, for which the Let It Be inlay design of June 1970 was the template.
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.

Note the 7010 (or 7009) notation on the inside inlay followed by either EJD, G&L or DP (*2). This was the number of the month/year of issue, followed by the printers initials ( Ernest J Day, Garrod & Lofthouse or Data Packaging). Advertising for other Beatles/solo albums was on the foldover front, and 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 ths 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.
It has a plain grey unstamped tape shell with single screw fixing.
"Made in England / Made in U.S.A>" was not embossed the shell.

EMI originally issued the Beatles UK albums on cassette tape with re-arranged running orders, the reason for this was that because of the 8-track stereo tapes made at the same time, it was necessary to adjust the endless tape's four tracks to be approximately the same length.

(*1) EMI country code: 1E 262 o 04115
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

(*2) 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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