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#5-1 Help! (1st. Press "I NEED YOU * Type": PCS 3071)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PCS  3071
RELEASE DATE 6th August.1965/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve cover-up cover-up The word "stereo" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" and outline type.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PCS 3071" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
"USE NEW EMITEX" recor cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "Help!" stereo pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
EARLY PRESS Early press is printed the "*" mark after "4. I Need You" on side-1.
Later press was moved  to the front : " * 4. I NEED YOU"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 168 - 1
Side-2: YEX 169 - 1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 168 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 169 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined gUse Emitexh die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "Help! (stereo)" did only one Londonfs of printing house: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (maybe)
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is medium size and outline type.



#5-2 Help! (2nd. Press "without SOLD IN U.K.": PCS 3071)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PCS  3071
RELEASE DATE 1969? /Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! Sepia "LP Advertising" Inner sleeve Type-1
CLOSE UP
printed the words "PATENTS APPLIED FOR" at the bottom of the sleeve.
sleeve sleeve cover-up
cover-up "The Gramophone Company Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the inner sleeve.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark. cover-up The word "stereo" in black at the upper right of the front cover is "small" type.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PCS 3071" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark. "USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "Help!" stereo pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was removed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Early press is printed the "*" mark after "4. I Need You" on side-1.
Later press was moved  to the front : " * 4. I NEED YOU"
label label
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-7-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 168 - 1 MOTHER & STAMPER 3 / PG
SIDE 2 YEX 169 - 1 3 / PM
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" PRINT small
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Sepia "LP Advertising" Inner sleeve Type-1
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, "SOLD IN U.K." text was removed from the label.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Early press is printed the "*" mark after "4. I Need You" on side-1.
Later press was moved  to the front : " * 4. I NEED YOU"

Sleeves for "Help! (stereo)" did only one Londonfs of printing house: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (maybe)
The word "stereo" in black at the upper right of the front cover is "small" type.



#5-3 Help! (3rd. Press "1EMI Mark / Small Logo": PCS 3071)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PCS  3071
RELEASE DATE 1969? /Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#5-1
(Outline Type)
#5-3 =this record
(Small Size)
GRAMOPHONE The word "stereo" at the upper right of the front cover is "small" type.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
sleeve cover-up cover-up cover-up
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PCS 3071" was printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
"USE NEW EMITEX" recor cleaner information was printed on the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "Help!" stereo pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label
In very late 1969 a new label was made, using silver ink on black, and with EMI, PARLOPHONE logo all in white.
"THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.





LABEL CLOSE UP
EARLY PRESS There are two type of the label layout.
This label has a slender printing type. Another type has a chubby printing type.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 168 - 1
Side-2: YEX 169 - 1
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Silver Parlophone One EMI Mark Type-1
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 168 - 1
SIDE 2 YEX 169 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" PRINT Small
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Sepia "LP Advertising" Inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black Parlophone label with silver print Type-1:
In very late 1969 a new label was made, using silver ink on black, and with EMI, PARLOPHONE logo all in silver.
The name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

Sleeves for "Help! (stereo)" did only one Londonfs of printing house: Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. (maybe)
The word "stereo", on upper right of the front cover, is small size.



#5-6 Help! (6th. Press "2 EMI Marks / EMI RECORDS rim / French Contract Press": PCS 3071)
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TITLE HELP!
CATALOG NUMBER PCS  3071
RELEASE DATE 1973? /6th Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Help!
Act Naturally
The Night Before
It's Only Love
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
You Like Me Too Much
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
Another Girl
I've Just Seen A Face
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Yesterday
Ticket To Ride Dizzy Miss Lizzy
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve cover-up "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
cover-up The word "stereo" at the upper right of the front cover is "middle" and outline type. sleeve sleeve Single pocket type.
Half vinyl-coated cover.
"TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark. 
sleeve "USE NEW EMITEX" record cleaner information was printed on the back cover. sleeve

"Made and Printed in Great Britain" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve "Help!" stereo pressing has a sleeve made by "Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd." only (maybe)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label label
This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).
"(P) 1967" statement was printed on the label.
label On 1st July 1973, The Gramophone Company Limited was renamed to EMI Records Limited, and accordingly the start of the labels perimeter print was changed to gEMI RECORDS LTDch.
label
These LP's were then put into U.K. sleeves and sold in the U.K.
The phrase "MADE IN FRANCE" were printed on the outer rim on the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was not printed at the center of the label.
Tax code was not printed around the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 The letters in the song titles on the label have quite wide spaces between letters.
French press is printed the "*" mark after "4. I Need You" on side-1.
label label
label label Matrix number:
Side-1: M6 29 7256   1    YEX 168-2
Side-2: M6 29 7257   1    YEX 169-1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black/white Parlophone label with silver print Type-4: (2 EMI Mark / Made in France)
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 168 - 2
MOTHER & STAMPER 1
SIDE 2 YEX 169 - 1 26
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI RECORDS. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single pocket type. Half vinyl-coated cover.
THE SIZE OF THE "stereo" PRINT Middle / Outline
PRINTER CREDIT 6509 Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  PMC 1255  PCS 3071
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
This label have two "EMI" marks, which are white with black print (reversed).

Both Columbia and Parlophone changed their label design adding an EMI boxed logo (one EMI boxed logo label) at the bottom of the label, in 1969: this design with silver text on black background was used from the end of 1969 and the beginning of 1971:

In early 1971, Columbia and Parlophone added another EMI logo (two EMI boxed logo label) at the top of the label: this two EMI boxed logo design lasted for many years:

That is as to say that all the Beatles albums were re-pressed on two EMI boxed logos label with the start of the label perimeter print as gTHE GRAMOPHONE CO LTDc: well: it seems to me that between 1971 and 1973 was reissued the entire Beatles catalog.


On 1st July 1973, The Gramophone Company Limited was renamed to EMI Records Limited, and accordingly the start of the labels perimeter print was changed to gEMI RECORDS LTDch.
However, this change was not always straightforward: we know that, for example, the album "Burn" released by Deep Purple on February 1974, still had the old perimeter print.

In October 1980 the rim-text was again altered so that it started with gALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCERch.

"French contract pressing" has two theories:
1) Parlophone ceased to release records (in the United Kingdom) in 1973 because of the oil crisis; the production was moved to France up to 1976: so, for example, there were no UK Beatles pressings (re-pressings) in 1974 and 1975.

2) The Hiatus at Hayes, caused by production issues ( a building closure ) and not as the oil crisis ( although the co-incidence is interesting ) as far as Beatles pressings were concerned was probably much shorter, end of 1973 through much of 1974.
At some point in the mid-1970s the EMI pressing plant at Hayes (just outside London) was closed for refurbishment and EMI contracted their Pathé Marconi subsidiary in France to press LP's for a short time.

These LP's were then put into U.K. sleeves and sold in the U.K.
The phrase "MADE IN FRANCE" were printed on the outer rim on the label.



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