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02. With The Beatles (PMC 1206)
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#2-1 With The Beatles (1st. Press "matrix 1N/1N Loud Cut / Jobete credit": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE 22nd November.1963/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Gotta Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
The first pressing: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press=this record)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up cover-up
#2-2
(2nd. Press)
cover-up label-up Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1N
Side-2: XEX 448-1N
OTHER ITEM/ Parlophone EMI catalogue flyer
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! CLOSE UP Original Parlophone Outstanding Records For Your Collection Flyer. Size:10 Inches x 8Inches.
The Beatles first two Albums Please Please Me + With The Beatles are listed in both Mono and Stereo formats with PMC + PCS.
Other Artists listed Include Matt Munro , Spike Milligan, Mrs Mills,Peter Sellers,Bernard Cribbins etc
sleeve sleeve sleeve

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"
Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"



#2-2 With The Beatles (2nd. Press "matrix 1N/1N Loud Cut / Dominion credit": PMC 1206)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1963 / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up label-up
#2-2
(2nd. Press=this record)
cover-up label-up Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1N
Side-2: XEX 448-1N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-3 With The Beatles (2nd. Press "matrix 1N/1N Loud Cut / Dominion credit / Without MONO logo": PMC 1206)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1963 / Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
inner sleeve sleeve The front of the cover has no mono indicator in black ink, but has  large "mono" embossed in large size.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up label-up
#2-3
(2nd. Press=this record)
cover-up label-up Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected:: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-1N
Side-2: XEX 448-1N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-1N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-1N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print None / but has  large "mono" embossed in small letters.
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The front of the cover has no mono indicator in black ink, but has  large "mono" embossed in small letters.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-4 With The Beatles (3rd. Press "matrix 3N/3N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1963 / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner sleeve The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-1
(1st. Press)
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2: Sleeve and label incorrectly spells track 3 as "YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME"

Side 2: The publishing credit for "Money" says "Jobete Mus. NCB"
cover-up label-up
#2-4
(3rd. Press=this record)
cover-up label-up Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected:: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME"
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (M and T).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-3N
Side-2: XEX 448-3N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-3N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-3N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

The matrix"-1N" cuttings of the mono UK "With The Beatles" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-5 With The Beatles (3rd. Press "matrix 4N/4N": PMC 1206)
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#2-6 With The Beatles (4th. Press "matrix 5N/5N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1963 / 6th Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve Polythene-lined "USE EMITEX" die-cut type.
The words "PATENTS APPLIED FOR" and "MADE IN ENGLAND" were printed at the bottom of the front sleeve.
sleeve
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve Track-3 on Side 2 title is corrected: spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd." was printed.
"Made and Printed in Great Britain" was printed at the bottom.
sleeve Printer's name credit: "Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London   PMC 1206 PCS 3045"
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print. The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter on the label.
sleeve Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was not printed yet at the center of the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
This type was chubby and rounded printing type.
Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME". The publishing credit for "Money" says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-5N
Side-2: XEX 448-5N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-5N MOTHER & STAMPER
5 / AD
SIDE 2 XEX 448-5N 2 / RO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve type-2
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J.Day Co. Ltd.

Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-7 With The Beatles (5th. Press "matrix 6N/6N": PMC 1206)
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#2-8 With The Beatles (6th. Press "matrix 7N/7N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1963 / 6th Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
cover-up label-up
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
In the center of the LP have letters embossed (K).
The letters are tax code.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-9 With The Beatles (Decca Contract Press "matrix 7N/7N / Ernest J. Day Sleeve": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1963? / Decca Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Straight-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
cover-up label-up label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label Decca contract press: The most promiment groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the centre hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label. label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3 Decca Contract Press
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Straight-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.

Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."

Back in the 60's EMI had a limited record pressing power, and the Beatles were so popular that they simply could not cope with the demand that the fans were putting on them to get the copies out and into the shops. Purchases meant profit, and fans having to wait for EMI to catch up with demand meant a loss of earnings. Because of this, EMI decided to approach rival production companies (etc. Decca) with batch orders for them to press to help keep on top of things.

Decca contract pressing: these are distinguishing characteristics Decca:
1: There is no tax code around the center hole on either side of the disk.
2: There's a light ridge that runs around approximately 5mm out from the center hole. This ridge is also 41mm in from the edge of the label.
3: The most prominent groove, which is a typical characteristic of Decca LP presses is approximately 31mm out from the center hole and 15mm in from the edge of the label.
4: There is no tax code stamped at the 12 o'clock position.
5: The mother plate number (either single or double figured) is at the 9 o'clock position. There is no tx code stamped above it.
6: The contract pressings did NOT utilise the BUCKINGHAM stamper codes, so there are no such letters at the 3 o'clock position.
7: The matrix number is stamped at the 6 o'clock position in the deadwax.
(According to "The Beatles Collection")



#2-10 With The Beatles (Pye Contract Press "matrix 7N/7N": PMC 1206)
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TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE Late 1963? / Pye Contract Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
inner cover-up The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "large" type. sleeve
Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve
These pressings: sleeves did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
BACK COVER & LABEL CLOSE UP
BACK COVER LABEL Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".

"THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
cover-up label-up label
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Pye contract press: Stamper codes:
Side-1: 3, 12, PB 3
Side-2: PB 4, 2, 11

There is no purchase tax code is visible in the centre of either label.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3 Pye Contract Press
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N MOTHER & STAMPER
3   12  /  PB 3
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N PB  4   2    11
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Large
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1206  PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Due to the exceptional demand for this LP on release in 1963 EMI contracted rival firm's pressing plants to press copies of this album. The best known of these 'contract pressings' are of the Decca variety, however this less well-known & harder to find "contract pressing" was made by PYE Records.
Noticeable differences between the two are; the edge of the Pye pressed disc has a much "flatter" edge than the EMI pressing and the label is also slightly raised from the surface of the disc. Also, the mother/stamper codes in the run-outs are different to EMI's.

This copy of a PYE contract-pressing dates from late 1963 and is on the standard black and yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is large.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This pressing has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Both Cover and Side 2 labeling are corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."



#2-11 With The Beatles (7th. Press "Small mono logo sleeve / matrix 7N/7N": PMC 1206)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE with the beatles
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1206
RELEASE DATE late 1968 / 7th Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
It Won't Be Long
Roll Over Beethoven
All I've Got To Do
Hold Me Tight
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Don't Bother Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Little Child
Devil In Her Heart
Till There Was You
Not A Second Time
Please Mister Postman Money
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve
Sepia color EMI “LP advertising” inner sleeve.
"The Gramophone Company Ltd" and "Made and Printed in Great Britain" were printed at the bottom of the inner sleeve.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up Parlophone logomark was printed at the upper left corner of the front cover.
sleeve The word "mono" at the upper right of the front cover is "small" type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd." was printed.
"USE EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
sleeve Track-3 on Side 2 title is corrected: spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE PARLOPHONE Co., Ltd." was printed.
"Made and Printed in Great Britain" was printed at the bottom.
sleeve Printer's name credit: "Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1206 PCS 3045"
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print. The bold name PARLOPHONE across the top.
label "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter on the label.
sleeve Catalog No. "PMC 1206" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was not printed yet at the center of the label.
Tax code letters was not embossed.
LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve
This type was chubby and rounded printing type.
Side 2 labeling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME". The publishing credit for "Money" says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was printed.
label label
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 447-7N
Side-2: XEX 448-7N
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-3
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 447-7N MOTHER & STAMPER
3 / GTL
18
SIDE 2 XEX 448-7N 9 / RRM
17
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" print Small
PRINTER CREDIT Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1206 PCS 3045
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman / Notes: Tony Barrow
INNER SLEEVE Sepia color EMI “LP advertising” inner sleeve.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" statement was added.
The word "mono", on upper right of the front cover, is small type.

Sleeves for "With The Beatles (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Same as first pressing, except the Side 2 labelling is corrected: Track 3 now spelled "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME".
The publishing credit for "Money" now says "Dominion, Belinda (Ldn.) Ltd."

By the time this pressing hit the shops, the Beatles had just released the 'White Album' and this album was totally obsolete to Beatles fans. However, EMI kept the faith with it and the almost dead mono format, issuing it to a largely uninterested public in late 1968.
This fabulously rare final mono edition is on the familiar black & yellow Parlophone label: PMC 1206
Both labels bear all the hallmarks of regular mono post-1963 mono pressings, except for a light ridge around the edge of both labels which is a unique feature seen only on these final pressings.
(from Parlogram site)



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