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  #03 Something New (ST-8-2108)
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#3-1 Something New (1st. Press "Rainbow Label / Longines Press": ST-8-2108)
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TITLE
SOMETHING NEW
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-8-2108
RELEASE DATE
early 1969 / First Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
I'll Cry Instead (BMI-2:04)
Tell Me Why (BMI-2:06)
Things We Said Today (BMI-2:35)
And I Love Her (BMI-2:28)
Any Time At All (BMI-2:10)
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You  (BMI-1:56)
When I Get Home (BMI-2:14)
If I Fell (BMI-2:19)
Slow Down (BMI-2:54)
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (BMI-2:24)
(Lennon-McCartney-Nicolas-Hellmer)
Matchbox (BMI-1:37)
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
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INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click!
meet meetback meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in black at the right side of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
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Copies of non gatefold Capitol albums that were released through the record club from 1969 through 1972 have three "hash marks" at the upper left hand corner of the cover. These are visible from the front and distinguish the albums from Capitol's regularly issued LP's.
On stereo jackets, the front cover slicks is cut and positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
None of the original record-club covers have the gFile Underh dot.
The first copy has the number "ST 8-2108" in the upper right corner of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP --> Click!
meet Have three "hash marks" at the upper right hand corner of the front cover.
meet Back liner has the catalog number "ST 8- 2108". With "Full Dimentional Stereo" logo, WITH "Also Available In Regular Monophonic"  letters under the FDS logo.
meet The back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
(16 = Longines)
meet "Printed in U.S.A." in a circular pattern.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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After Longines took over the record club in 1969, Capitol quit supplying albums to the club. Instead, Longines arranged for the manufacture of Capitol albums using cover artwork and label backdrops supplied by Capitol. Most of the back liners for the album jackets prepared for Longines contain the legend "Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif." in uppercase letters.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The original issue was manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. "STEREO" indicator on the label has a chubby printing type.
meetback meetback meetback Longines altered the record number of the LPs by adding the number "8" to the prefix. The expanded record numbers appear on the record covers and labels and in the trail off areas. Longines began pressing Capitol Beatles albums in 1969, mono discs had been phased out. Thus, there are no mono Longines pressings of Beatles albums.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The club issue album labels have full "John Lennon-Paul McCartney" credits.
(excepted #5 on side-2)
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LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the club issue discs states "Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif." in uppercase.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Capitol Black label with color band (Record Club Edition)
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY Longines
FACTORY CODE 16
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST 1   82108  w1     21   (hand etched)
SIDE 2
ST 2 - 82108  w1     21  (hand etched)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket. Front cover: with gloss varnish
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES photograph taken by Ken Veeder of the group's 9th. February 1964, Ed Sullivan Show debut
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
When the Capitol Record Club began operations in 1958, it entered a mail-order market dominated by two clubs owned by other labels - Columbia and RCA. the Capitol Records record club enticed people to join by offering half-dozen or so "free" records in exchange for the new member buying one record and agreeing to club membership rules. Capitol's only hope of catching the competition was to exploit the strength of its talent roster.
Then in December 1968, Capitol had agreed to sell its direct marketing corporation, which included the Capitol record club to the Longines (Longines-Wittnauer) company. prior to Longines' purchase of the record club, The Beatles albums issued to club members were the same as the records shipped by Capitol to distributors and stores.
After Longines took over the club in 1969, Capitol quit supplying albums to the club, instead Longines arranged for the manufacture of Capitol albums using cover artwork and label backdrops supplied by Capitol. The LP back covers have three angled black bars in the upper right hand corner which wrap around to the front cover in the upper left hand corner, and do not have the "File Under" information.

Longines also altered the record number of the LPs by adding the number "8" to the prefix. By the time Longines began pressing Capitol Beatles albums in 1968, mono discs have been phased out. Thus, there are no mono Longines pressings of Beatles albums. These Longines Beatles albums are less common than the standard Capitol albums, which sold in the millions.

The first records pressed for Longines have the Capitol rainbow label backdrops, while later issues have either green Capitol labels.

Longines altered the record number of the LPs by adding the number "8" to the prefix. "Something New (Capitol ST 2108)" is designated ST-8-2108. The expanded record numbers appear on the record covers and labels and in the trail off areas.
None of the original record-club covers have the gFile Underh dot.

The New Improved Full Dimensional Stereo logo was appeared at the top of the front cover slick.
Back liner has the catalog number "ST 8- 2108". With "Full Dimentional Stereo" logo, WITH "Also Available In Regular Monophonic"  letters under the FDS logo.

The back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured. (16 = Longines)

On the label, The text of the perimeter print in blue on the club issue discs states "Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif." in uppercase.
The club issue album labels have full "John Lennon-Paul McCartney" credits.

(*) The Longines Symphonette Society:
The Longines Symphonette Society was a direct marketing company working out of Larchmont and, later, New Rochelle, New York. These addresses were also printed on the labels of their releases. The company operated from the late-1960s until 1974, headed by Alan Cartoun, president, and son of Longines Watch Company Chairman, Fred Cartoun. The Longines Symphonette Society was a pioneer of using personalized computer-generated letters to promote LP records, 8-track tapes, electronics, books, and collectors' medallions. But their main business was mail-order LP box sets of classical and easy listening music, as well as releasing LPs of "old time radio" (OTR) programs.

It purchased the record club edition rights to the catalog of Capitol Records from the label for its Capitol Record Club in 1968 and continued to press Capitol LPs for the club until 1975, when it was shut down. (from Discog)



#3-2 Something New (2nd. Press "Green Target ® Label / Longines Press": ST-8-2108)
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TITLE
SOMETHING NEW
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-8-2108
RELEASE DATE
1971? / Second Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
I'll Cry Instead (BMI-2:04)
Tell Me Why (BMI-2:06)
Things We Said Today (BMI-2:35)
And I Love Her (BMI-2:28)
Any Time At All (BMI-2:10)
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You  (BMI-1:56)
When I Get Home (BMI-2:14)
If I Fell (BMI-2:19)
Slow Down (BMI-2:54)
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (BMI-2:24)
(Lennon-McCartney-Nicolas-Hellmer)
Matchbox (BMI-1:37)
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
meet meetback label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT--> Click! BACK --> Click!
meet meetback meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in black at the right side of the front cover.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
meetback meetback meetback
Copies of non gatefold Capitol albums that were released through the record club from 1969 through 1972 have three "hash marks" at the upper left hand corner of the cover. These are visible from the front and distinguish the albums from Capitol's regularly issued LP's.
On stereo jackets, the front cover slicks is cut and positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
None of the original record-club covers have the gFile Underh dot.
Later copies of the covers to Something New are missing the cover number.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP --> Click!
meet Have three "hash marks" at the upper right hand corner of the front cover.
meet Back liner has the catalog number "ST 8- 2108". With "Full Dimentional Stereo" logo, WITHOUT "Also Available In Regular Monophonic"  letters under the FDS logo.
meet The back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured.
(16 = Longines)
meet "Printed in U.S.A." in a circular pattern.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback
After Longines took over the record club in 1969, Capitol quit supplying albums to the club. Instead, Longines arranged for the manufacture of Capitol albums using cover artwork and label backdrops supplied by Capitol. Most of the back liners for the album jackets prepared for Longines contain the legend "Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif." in uppercase letters.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label meetback label
Capitol's green label was first issued in July, 1969 (to April 1971). It sports a new Capitol logo:  a gCh surrounding a record. So did the record club; the change likely came in October. On this new label, the licensing statement still indicates that the records were made for Capitol Records. On early copies, the word "STEREO" appears in the same type face that had been used on the black-label issue – with "round" letters like the ones that were being used on regular-issue Capitol albums.
The trademark registration can be found in one of two configurations: either as TM to the right of the word "Capitol" or as (R) underneath the l in "Capitol."
Early 1969 wiith the "TM" next to "Capitol", later, in 1971, the "TM" was replaced with the more traditional "R" in a circle.
meetback meetback meetback Longines altered the record number of the LPs by adding the number "8" to the prefix. The expanded record numbers appear on the record covers and labels and in the trail off areas. Longines began pressing Capitol Beatles albums in 1969, mono discs had been phased out. Thus, there are no mono Longines pressings of Beatles albums.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
The club issue album labels have full "John Lennon-Paul McCartney" credits.
(excepted #5 on side-2)
meet
meet
LABEL CLOSE UP
meet The text of the perimeter print in black on the club issue discs states "Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif." in lowercase.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Capitol Green Target label with "R" in a circle  (Record Club Edition)
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY Longines
FACTORY CODE 16
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST 1   82108  w1     21   (hand etched)
SIDE 2
ST 2 - 82108  w1     21  (hand etched)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket. Front cover: with gloss varnish
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES photograph taken by Ken Veeder of the group's 9th. February 1964, Ed Sullivan Show debut
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
When the Capitol Record Club began operations in 1958, it entered a mail-order market dominated by two clubs owned by other labels - Columbia and RCA. the Capitol Records record club enticed people to join by offering half-dozen or so "free" records in exchange for the new member buying one record and agreeing to club membership rules. Capitol's only hope of catching the competition was to exploit the strength of its talent roster.
Then in December 1968, Capitol had agreed to sell its direct marketing corporation, which included the Capitol record club to the Longines (Longines-Wittnauer) company. prior to Longines' purchase of the record club, The Beatles albums issued to club members were the same as the records shipped by Capitol to distributors and stores.
After Longines took over the club in 1969, Capitol quit supplying albums to the club, instead Longines arranged for the manufacture of Capitol albums using cover artwork and label backdrops supplied by Capitol. The LP back covers have three angled black bars in the upper right hand corner which wrap around to the front cover in the upper left hand corner, and do not have the "File Under" information.

Longines also altered the record number of the LPs by adding the number "8" to the prefix. By the time Longines began pressing Capitol Beatles albums in 1968, mono discs have been phased out. Thus, there are no mono Longines pressings of Beatles albums. These Longines Beatles albums are less common than the standard Capitol albums, which sold in the millions.

The first records pressed for Longines have the Capitol rainbow label backdrops, while later issues have either green Capitol labels.

Longines altered the record number of the LPs by adding the number "8" to the prefix. "Something New (Capitol ST 2108)" is designated ST-8-2108. The expanded record numbers appear on the record covers and labels and in the trail off areas.
None of the original record-club covers have the gFile Underh dot.

The New Improved Full Dimensional Stereo logo was appeared at the top of the front cover slick.
Back liner has the catalog number "ST 8- 2108". With "Full Dimentional Stereo" logo, WITH "Also Available In Regular Monophonic"  letters under the FDS logo.

The back liners have a small numeral located near the lower right or left corner. These numbers were used by Capitol to identify where the album cover was manufactured. (16 = Longines)

Label: Capitol Green Target label with R" in a circle.
Capitol's green label was first issued in July, 1969 (to April 1971). It sports a new Capitol logo:  a gCh surrounding a record. So did the record club; the change likely came in October. On this new label, the licensing statement still indicates that the records were made for Capitol Records. On early copies, the word "STEREO" appears in the same type face that had been used on the black-label issue – with "round" letters like the ones that were being used on regular-issue Capitol albums.
On the label, The text of the perimeter print in blue on the club issue discs states "Manufactured under license from Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif." in lowercase.
The club issue album labels have full "John Lennon-Paul McCartney" credits.

(*) The Longines Symphonette Society:
The Longines Symphonette Society was a direct marketing company working out of Larchmont and, later, New Rochelle, New York. These addresses were also printed on the labels of their releases. The company operated from the late-1960s until 1974, headed by Alan Cartoun, president, and son of Longines Watch Company Chairman, Fred Cartoun. The Longines Symphonette Society was a pioneer of using personalized computer-generated letters to promote LP records, 8-track tapes, electronics, books, and collectors' medallions. But their main business was mail-order LP box sets of classical and easy listening music, as well as releasing LPs of "old time radio" (OTR) programs.

It purchased the record club edition rights to the catalog of Capitol Records from the label for its Capitol Record Club in 1968 and continued to press Capitol LPs for the club until 1975, when it was shut down. (from Discog)



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