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(Update: 11th. September 2017)


Metro was a budget subsidiary of MGM Records. It operated between 1965 and 1968, reissuing many of the albums previously issued on the MGM/Verve family of labels. Often the Metro reissues were abridged, having only ten songs instead of the original twelve.

All of the albums were issued in both mono and stereo, although the "stero" versions were many times rechanneled. The label was a flat black with silver print, with the "metro" in large letters at the top of the label. 
This Is Where It Started The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
mono
stereo
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(M-563)
(MS-563)

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MONO Released

#1-1 This Is Where It Started The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
(MONO 1st. Press "Bloomfield Press": M-563)

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TITLE This Is Where It Started  The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
CATALOG NUMBER M-563
RELEASE DATE 15th. August 1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Rye Beat (Comin' Thru The Rye)
The Titans
Johnson Rag
The Titans
You Are My Sunshine
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Swanee River
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Summertime Beat (In The Good Old Summertime)
The Titans
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Titans
Why
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
label label Catalogue number "M-563" was printed at the lower left corner of the flont cover.
hard metro lion logomark and the credit " Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
Two tracks by The Titans were dropped from the line up.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with silver print featuring the "metro" logo.
"METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the METRO logo
MIX MONO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Bloomfield, New Jersey
VINYL
Bloomfield, New Jersey
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 m563  SIDE 1   66mt310  (hand etched)    J11(?)   (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 m563  SIDE 2   66mt311  (hand etched)    I21(?)   (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Sonny Daye
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
A & R Coordinator: Irv Stimler
COMMENTS
In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
The album was retitled "This Is Where It Started" and contained the same songs and running order as the original LP, except that two tracks by Titans , "Flying Beat" and "Happy New Year Beat" were dropped from the line up.

The record was packaged in a multicolored text only cover.
The back liner shows the covers to other albums in "Metro's exciting world of Music!" and has new liner notes by Sonny Daye.

There are mono / stereo covers.
Black label with silver print:
"METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.

Type-1) The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.

Type-2) The West Coast Pressings:
Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California.
The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels with the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.

The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo".
The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.
Some stereo discs were packaged in mono covers with a STEREO stickers.


STEREO Released

#2-1 This Is Where It Started The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
(STEREO 1st. Press "Waddell Press": MS-563)

Back to the top of the line
TITLE This Is Where It Started  The Beatles, Tony Sheridan & The Titans
CATALOG NUMBER MS-563
RELEASE DATE 15th. August 1966 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Cry For A Shadow
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Rye Beat (Comin' Thru The Rye)
The Titans
Johnson Rag
The Titans
You Are My Sunshine
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Swanee River
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers
Summertime Beat (In The Good Old Summertime)
The Titans
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Titans
Why
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
FRONT -->Click! BACK -->Click! SIDE 1 -->Click! SIDE 2 -->Click! DISK
hard label label label label
INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
hard label label
Catalogue number "MS-563" was printed at the upper left corner of the flont cover. The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo". The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
hard metro lion logomark and the credit " Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." were printed at the upper right corner of the front cover. label
In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label
label
Two tracks by The Titans were dropped from the line up.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
Black label with silver print featuring the "metro" logo.
The West Coast Pressings: Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California. The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels. "METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label
With the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Black label with silver print featuring the METRO logo
MIX FAKE STEREO
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE Waddell in Burbank, California
VINYL
Waddell in Burbank, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 MS-563  SIDE-1   66-MTS-810           (hand etched)
SIDE 2 MS-563  SIDE-2   66-MTS-811-REV  (hand etched)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PUBLISHER'S NAME
-
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
PRINTER CREDIT Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Notes by Sonny Daye
INNER SLEEVE Plain White Inner Sleeve (maybe)
PRODUCER Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
A & R Coordinator: Irv Stimler
COMMENTS
In the summer of 1966, MGM repackaged its Beatles / Tony Sheridan / The Titans album for issuance on its budget Metro subsidialy lanel.
The album was retitled "This Is Where It Started" and contained the same songs and running order as the original LP, except that two tracks by Titans , "Flying Beat" and "Happy New Year Beat" were dropped from the line up.

The record was packaged in a multicolored text only cover.
The back liner shows the covers to other albums in "Metro's exciting world of Music!" and has new liner notes by Sonny Daye.

There are mono / stereo covers.
Black label with silver print:
"METRO RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.

Type-1) The East Coast Pressings:
Pressed by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with labels printed by Pace Press, in New York.
The Bloomfield record have a 1 1/2" diameter ring and labels with the side number on the left and the catalog number on the right.

Type-2) The West Coast Pressings:
Pressed by Waddell in Burbank, California.
The Waddell discs have a 2 3/4" diameter outer groove and labels with the catalog number on the left and the side number on the right.

The Beatles and Tony Sheridan songs on the stereo album are mono recordings "electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo".
The Titans recordings sound mono, though there might be some slight stereo separation.
Some stereo discs were packaged in mono covers with a STEREO stickers.



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