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#2-1 The Beatles' Second Album (1st. Press "4 ASCAP without Running Times / L.A. Press: ST-2080)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2080
RELEASE DATE
1966? / 4th. Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Roll Over Beethoven (BMI-2:44)
Long Tall Sally (BMI)
Thank You Girl (BMI-2:01) I Call Your Name (ASCAP)
You Really Got A Hold On Me (BMI-2:58) Please Mister Postman (BMI-2:34)
Devil In Her Heart (BMI-2:23) I'll Get You (BMI-2:04)
(simulated stereo)
Money (That's What I Want) (BMI-2:47) She Loves You (ASCAP-2:19)
(simulated stereo)
You Can't Do That (ASCAP-2:33)

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!
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The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • Pop Rock, Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve On stereo jackets, the front cover slicks is cut and positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in black at the right side of the front cover. meetback meetback
Back liner has the catalogue number "ST 2080", the "Full Dimensional Stereo" circle logo and "Also Available In Regular Monophonic" in uppercase letters in the upper right corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
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The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of 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. (5=Los Angeles factory)
LABEL CLOSE UP
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The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. The labels for the West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California. The labels can be differentiated by the font of the number "one" at nine ofclock on the side one labels.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
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Because the label copy for the record was prepared prior to Capitol receiving the master tapes for the two newly recorded songs, Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name, the labels to the first pressings do not list the times for these songs. In fact, except for a few scarce variations, later pressings are also missing the times for these songs even though the information was available.
The initial stereo labels are also missing running times for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name and list ASCAP as the performing rights organization for I Call Your Name.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX MONO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL Los Angeles, California
FACTORY CODE 5
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST-1-2080-A-5'  (hand etched)              *    (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
ST-2-2080-A-5'  (hand etched)     3       *    (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-2:  Light blue sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front Cover Design: George Osaki
All Photos: Joe Covello / Black Star
PRODUCER Produced in London by George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' Second Album is the Beatles' second Capitol Records album, and their third album released in the United States including Introducing... The Beatles released three months earlier on Vee-Jay Records. The Beatles' Second Album replaced Meet the Beatles! at number one on the album charts in the US.

The white front cover to "The Beatles' Second Album" , which was also designed by George Osaki, features a layout of sepia-tinted photographs of the band. There are two group shots:
one posing in front of a curtain at The Ed Sullivan Show and one from the Kennedy airport press conference.
All photos were taken by Joe Covello and licensed through Black Star.
The initial slicks have the group's name in a brownish red and the song titles in dark green. Later slicks have "THE BEATLES" in bright red and the song titles in olive green.

The black and white back liner also features photographs of the band. Four of the pictures feature Ed Sullivan Show performances. Three is also a performance shot from the Washington Coliseum concert.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.

When "The Beatles' Second Album" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. (Stereo Only)

The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of 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.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.


The following tables detail the cover numbers that are known to exist:
Compiled by Frank Daniels in 2012
The Beatles' Second Album (S)T-2080
Cover Number
Known With Beatles LPfs from Factory
Mono or Stereo
2
Scranton
M/S
3
Scranton, Columbia
M/S
5
Los Angeles
M
6
Los Angeles, Columbia
M/S
9
Jacksonville
S
12
Scranton, Winchester
S
16
Jacksonville, Longines
S
17
Jacksonville, non-Capitol
S
18
Los Angeles, Columbia
S
(*) All LPfs except Revolver, a black-and-white back slick that does not show any cover number indicates that Capitol or RCA printed some covers in-house for that LP (maybe).


The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.

There are East Coast and West Coast label variations.

1-1) The initial stereo labels are also missing running times for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name and list ASCAP as the performing rights organization for I Call Your Name.
(East Coast and West Coast)

1-2)  Most of the labels for the album show the running time for You Canft Do That as 2:33. Some of the first East Coast labels have a typo listing the time for the song as 2:23.
(East Coast only)


2) Subsequent stereo labels are inconsistent.
After Capitol obtained the master tapes for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name, it added the running times for the songs. There are East Coast labels with running times for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name.
(East Coast only)

3-1) When BMI replaced ASCAP for I Call Your Name, Capitol once again revised its label copy. The printer for the East Coast stereo label not only changed ASCAP to BMI after I Call Your Name, but also dropped the running time for the song.
Thus, this variation has the time for Long Tall Sally, but not I Call Your Name.
(East Coast only)
3-2) Some of these labels have a typo, with the latter track mistakenly shown as I Call You Name.
(East Coast only)

4) Later pressings of the album list BMI for I Call Your Name and do not have running times for either Long Tall Sally or I Call Your Name. Unlike the West Coast first pressing, the stereo version of this final variation has centered label copy and gSTEREOh spaced loosely.
(West Coast only)

5) There is also an in-house Jacksonville stereo version with small print used for the album title and band member names. There are two typesetting variations of the Jacksonville labels.
5-1) Earlier labels have all information set close to the center hole whereas.
5-2)  later labels have a large gap between the information above and below the center hole.



#2-4 The Beatles' Second Album (4th. Press "1 ASCAP without Running Times / L.A. Press": ST-2080)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM
CATALOG NUMBER
ST-2080
RELEASE DATE
1966? / 4th. Press
TITLE LISTING
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Roll Over Beethoven (BMI-2:44)
Long Tall Sally (BMI)
Thank You Girl (BMI-2:01) I Call Your Name (BMI)
You Really Got A Hold On Me (BMI-2:58) Please Mister Postman (BMI-2:34)
Devil In Her Heart (BMI-2:23) I'll Get You (BMI-2:04)
(simulated stereo)
Money (That's What I Want) (BMI-2:47) She Loves You (ASCAP-2:19)
(simulated stereo)
You Can't Do That (BMI-2:33)

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 meet sleeve
The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles • Pop Rock, Vocal Group" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve On stereo jackets, the front cover slicks is cut and positioned to reveal the Capitol Full Demensional Stereo arrow logo at the top.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback The Capitol logo and the phrase "HIGH FIDELITY" appear in black at the right side of the front cover. meetback meetback
Back liner has the catalogue number "ST 2080", the "Full Dimensional Stereo" circle logo and "Also Available In Regular Monophonic" in uppercase letters in the upper right corner.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
meetback meetback
The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of 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.
(6=Los Angeles factory)
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
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Catalogue number "ST-2080" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
There are 4 basic label variations that can be distinguished by the performing rights organization (BMI or ASCAP) that appears in parentheses after each song title.
4) Later pressings of the album list BMI for "I Call Your Name" and do not have times for either "Long Tall Sally" or "I Call Your Name"
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LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Capitol Black label with color band Type-1
MIX MONO
VINYL COLOR Black
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL Los Angeles, California
FACTORY CODE None
MATRIX No. SIDE 1
ST-1-2080-B-6'  (hand etched)     2       *    (machine stamped)
SIDE 2
ST-2-2080-B-6'  (hand etched)     1       *    (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM
Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Capitol Company Sleeve Type-6: Orange sleeve (Sound Great!)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Front Cover Design: George Osaki
All Photos: Joe Covello / Black Star
PRODUCER Produced in London by George Martin
COMMENTS
The Beatles' Second Album is the Beatles' second Capitol Records album, and their third album released in the United States including Introducing... The Beatles released three months earlier on Vee-Jay Records. The Beatles' Second Album replaced Meet the Beatles! at number one on the album charts in the US.

The white front cover to "The Beatles' Second Album" , which was also designed by George Osaki, features a layout of sepia-tinted photographs of the band. There are two group shots:
one posing in front of a curtain at The Ed Sullivan Show and one from the Kennedy airport press conference.
All photos were taken by Joe Covello and licensed through Black Star.
The initial slicks have the group's name in a brownish red and the song titles in dark green. Later slicks have "THE BEATLES" in bright red and the song titles in olive green.

The black and white back liner also features photographs of the band. Four of the pictures feature Ed Sullivan Show performances. Three is also a performance shot from the Washington Coliseum concert.

The minor color variation among covers is due to the front slicks being prepared by differeint printers. Front slicks were printed on:
1-1) East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
1-2) East Coast: Ivy Hill Lithograph Co. in New York
2) West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles.

When "The Beatles' Second Album" was originally issued, Capitol had factories in
1) Scranton, Pensylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) In mid. 1965, added a pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. (Stereo Only)

The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." and the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America" logo.
Most of 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.
Capitol did not fabricate its own album covers. Capitol required the cover manufacturer to place a factory identification number on the back liners. The fabricators added a small number, usually in the lower right corner.


The following tables detail the cover numbers that are known to exist:
Compiled by Frank Daniels in 2012
The Beatles' Second Album (S)T-2080
Cover Number
Known With Beatles LPfs from Factory
Mono or Stereo
2
Scranton
M/S
3
Scranton, Columbia
M/S
5
Los Angeles
M
6
Los Angeles, Columbia
M/S
9
Jacksonville
S
12
Scranton, Winchester
S
16
Jacksonville, Longines
S
17
Jacksonville, non-Capitol
S
18
Los Angeles, Columbia
S
(*) All LPfs except Revolver, a black-and-white back slick that does not show any cover number indicates that Capitol or RCA printed some covers in-house for that LP (maybe).


The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband. Label copy information specific to each album appears in silver print.
The labels for records manufactured on:
1) The East Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
2) The West Coast were printed by Bert-Co Enterprises in Los Angeles, California.

There are East Coast and West Coast label variations.

1-1) The initial stereo labels are also missing running times for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name and list ASCAP as the performing rights organization for I Call Your Name.
(East Coast and West Coast)

1-2)  Most of the labels for the album show the running time for You Canft Do That as 2:33. Some of the first East Coast labels have a typo listing the time for the song as 2:23.
(East Coast only)


2) Subsequent stereo labels are inconsistent.
After Capitol obtained the master tapes for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name, it added the running times for the songs. There are East Coast labels with running times for Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name.
(East Coast only)

3-1) When BMI replaced ASCAP for I Call Your Name, Capitol once again revised its label copy. The printer for the East Coast stereo label not only changed ASCAP to BMI after I Call Your Name, but also dropped the running time for the song.
Thus, this variation has the time for Long Tall Sally, but not I Call Your Name.
(East Coast only)
3-2) Some of these labels have a typo, with the latter track mistakenly shown as I Call You Name.
(East Coast only)

4) Later pressings of the album list BMI for I Call Your Name and do not have running times for either Long Tall Sally or I Call Your Name. Unlike the West Coast first pressing, the stereo version of this final variation has centered label copy and gSTEREOh spaced loosely.
(West Coast only)

5) There is also an in-house Jacksonville stereo version with small print used for the album title and band member names. There are two typesetting variations of the Jacksonville labels.
5-1) Earlier labels have all information set close to the center hole whereas.
5-2)  later labels have a large gap between the information above and below the center hole.



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