Capitol 1st. Sleeve
|8th August.1966 / First Press
||Good Day Sunshine
||For No One
|Love You To
||I Want To Tell
|Here, There And
||Got To Get You
Into My Life (BMI-2:31)
|Yellow Submarine (BMI-2:40)||Tomorrow Never Knows (BMI-3:00)|
|She Said She Said (BMI-2:39)|
|FRONT--> Click!||BACK --> Click!||SIDE 1 --> Click!||SIDE 2 --> Click!||DISK|
|INNER SLEEVE||FRONT COVER CLOSE UP|
|FRONT --> Click
||BACK --> Click!
|The exposed portion of the back liner that wrapped around to the top of the jacket has the phrase "File Under: The Beatles" as well as a large black dot and the catalogue number.|
|BACK COVER CLOSE UP|
|The High Fidelity Recording logo and "Also available in stereo" in uppercase letters in the upper right corner. Capitol / EMI logo mark was printed at the upper right of the back cover.|
|BACK COVER CLOSE UP|
|The following credits appear at the top:
“Recording produced by GEORGE MARTIN / Cover designed by KLAUS VOORMANN / Back cover photo by ROBERT WHITAKER
| The RIAA (Record Industry Association of
America" logo was printed at the lower right corner.
"Printed in U.S.A." in a circular pattern was not printed.
|The lower portion of the back liner contains "MADE IN U.S.A. • FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF." 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. (NO number=Capitol or RCA printed covers in-house for that LP)|
|LABEL CLOSE UP|
| The original issue
Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops
with an outer rim colorband.
Later East Coast labels have “REVOLVER” and “THE BEATLES” spaced tighter than
on the initial labels.
Catalog No. "T-2576" was printed at the right side of the
center hole. The labels for records manufactured on the East
Coast were printed by Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in
The labels can be differentiated by the font of the number "one" at nine o’clock on the side one labels.
|LABEL CLOSE UP|
|SIDE 1 --> Click!
||SIDE 2 --> Click!
||The initial album labels
contain “Lennon McCartney” songwriters credits, while
later labels have full “John Lennon-Paul McCartney” credits.
|LABEL CLOSE UP|
|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.|
Black label with color band Type-1
Coast: Queens Litho in New York
Pennsylvania / LABEL: Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in
|MATRIX No.||SIDE 1
IAM mark (machine stamped)
#2 IAM mark (machine stamped)
Housed in a cardboard jacket.
1-2442- B8 #2 Capitol Company Sleeve Type-6:
Orange sleeve (Sound Great!)
|COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES||Cover
designed by KLAUS VOORMANN
Back cover photo by ROBERT WHITAKER
|Revolver is the Beatles' eleventh
Capitol Records release in the United States. The LP was
released in both mono and stereo versions.
The front cover to the album was designed by Klaus Voormann,
The cover has the album’s title, “REVOLVER,” in black block letters centered at the bottom, with the Capitol logo above the title. As was the case with Rubber Soul, the band’s name does not appear on the front cover. The innovative cover won a Grammy for Album Cover of the Year for 1966.
The back liner features a May 1966 black and white photo of the group by Bob Whitaker, infamous butcher cover. Although the picture was taken in a darkened Abbey Road studio, the members of the group are wearing dark sun glasses with the exception of John (who has on regular eye glasses).
The mono covers have the album number, High Fidelity logo and stereo reference in the upper right corner. The monophonic and factory information is centered at the bottom. The stereo covers have the album number, FDS logo and monophonic reference in the upper right corner.
When "Revolver" 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.
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
(*) All LP’s 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.
The East Coast and West Coast mono label variations:
The initial album labels contain “Lennon McCartney” songwriters credits, while later labels have full “John Lennon-Paul McCartney” credits.