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#15-1 Yellow Submarine (1st. Press "Light Green Apple Label with Capitol logo perimeter / L.A. Press": SW-153)
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TITLE
YELLOW SUBMARINE
CATALOG NUMBER SW-153
RELEASE DATE
13th. January 1969 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
The Beatles
George Martin Orchestra
Yellow Submarine
Pepperland
Only A Northern Song
Medley: Sea Of Time & See Of Holes
All Together Now
Sea Of Monsters
Hey Bulldog
March Of The Meanies
It's All Too Much
Pepperland Laid Waste
All You Need Is Love Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve Plain white inner sleeve.
label The US cover is nearly identical to the UK version, but includes a copyright notice and the text "Selections by..."
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve With the text "Selections by the Beatles plus original film music" was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
sleeve The first press in U.K. and France have the word "NOTHING IS REAL" at the center of the front cover, but the U.S. press and Japanese press have not.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Catalog no. "SW 153" was printed at the upper light corner of the back cover. label
Publisher and Producer's credit were printe at the back of the cover.
label label The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Yellow Submarine was the first non-gatefold Beatles Capitol album cover to have color on its back liner.
label
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Los Angeles labels have light green apple labels printed by Bert-Co. Side-1 has the album title and the group's name in small upper case letters on two lines in the upper left part of the apple.
label label Side-2 has the album title and "Original film music score composed and orchestrated by George Martin" in small upper case letters in the upper left part of the apple.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label There are two typesetting variations of the first issue labels for the album. Both have the album, matrix and side numbers to the right of the center hole and the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! Have the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.

L.A. Press
(Deadwax: *  mark)
sleeve sleeve
  LABEL CLOSE UP
sleeve label The first issue labels were printed on label backdrops with Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced apple side.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Light Green Apple label with Capitol logomark perimeter
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL L.A. Press (Label: Los Angeles, California)
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 2    SW-1-153-A3: (hand etched)     1     * (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 SW-2-153-A3-       (hand etched)     2     * (machine stamped)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS, INC. / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
Published by Maclen Music, Inc., BMI.
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT Yes
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Heinz Edelmann / Liner notes: Dan Davis
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The US front cover is virtually identical to that of the UK album, except that the British cover has "NOTHING IS REAL" in green below the word "Submarine" and does not have the copyright notice or the "Selections" text.
The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Yellow Submarine was the first non-gatefold Beatles Capitol album cover to have color on its back liner.

There are two typesetting variations of the first issue labels for the album. Both have the album, matrix and side numbers to the right of the center hole and the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.

The 1st. issue labels Type-1 (L.A.):
Printed on label backdrops with Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced apple side.
The Los Angeles labels have light green apple labels printed by Bert-Co. Side-1 has the album title and the group's name in small upper case letters on two lines in the upper left part of the apple.
Side-2 has the album title and "Original film music score composed and orchestrated by George Martin" in small upper case letters on four lines in the upper left part of the apple. "STEREO" is in the upper right part of the apple on both sides.
These labels are found on Los Angeles and Jacksonville pressings, as well as discs pressed for Capitol by Columbia Records in Santa Maria, California.

The 1st. issue labels Type-2 (Scranton):
The Scranton labels have dark green apple label backdrops printed by Queens Litho with label copy probably overprinted by Keystone. Side-1 has the group's name in small upper case letters in the upper left part of the apple and the album title in large upper case letters centered above the spindle hole. Side-2 has the album title in large upper case letters and the George Martin credit in small uppercase letters centered above the spindle hole.
"STEREO" appears at nine o'clock on both sides. In addition to appearing on Scranton pressings, these labels have been confirmed on records subcontracted to Columbia in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The later labels have the same typesetting as the Los Angeles labels, but are printed on light green apple label backdrops with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side. These labels have been confirmed with Los Angeles and Winchester pressings.

There are three confirmed "all rights" variations,
all with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side.
The all rights variations include:
  1. with the all rights language in black on two lines centered at the top of the apple on the full apple side and on five lines in the upper left part of the apple on the sliced apple side (light green apple labels)
  2. with the all rights language in green running along the lower right perimeter on the full side (dark green apple labels)
  3. with the all rights language in green in the lower perimeter on both sides (light green apple labels)



#15-2 Yellow Submarine (2nd. Press "Light Green Apple Label with "MFD. BY APPLE" perimeter / Winchester Press / For Military Only": SW-153)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YELLOW SUBMARINE
CATALOG NUMBER SW-153
RELEASE DATE
1971? / Second Press / For Military Only
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
The Beatles
George Martin Orchestra
Yellow Submarine
Pepperland
Only A Northern Song
Medley: Sea Of Time & See Of Holes
All Together Now
Sea Of Monsters
Hey Bulldog
March Of The Meanies
It's All Too Much
Pepperland Laid Waste
All You Need Is Love Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve Plain white inner sleeve.
label The US cover is nearly identical to the UK version, but includes a copyright notice and the text "Selections by..."
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve With the text "Selections by the Beatles plus original film music" was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
sleeve The first press in U.K. and France have the word "NOTHING IS REAL" at the center of the front cover, but the U.S. press and Japanese press have not.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Catalog no. "SW 153" was printed at the upper light corner of the back cover. label
Publisher and Producer's credit were printe at the back of the cover.
label label The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Yellow Submarine was the first non-gatefold Beatles Capitol album cover to have color on its back liner.
label
label
label Capitol may had a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply them with recordings at a lower than normal wholesale cost. To prevent any hording and dumping to the civilian retail market, they marked the jackets with the disclaimer.
The stampings also prevented any of these records from being returned to the manufacturer as full wholesale price items.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Los Angeles labels have light green apple labels printed by Bert-Co. Side-1 has the album title and the group's name in small upper case letters on two lines in the upper left part of the apple.
label label Side-2 has the album title and "Original film music score composed and orchestrated by George Martin" in small upper case letters in the upper left part of the apple.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label There are two typesetting variations of the first issue labels for the album. Both have the album, matrix and side numbers to the right of the center hole and the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! Have the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.

Winchester pressings
(Deadwax: -< mark)
sleeve sleeve
  LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The later labels have the same typesetting as the Los Angeles labels, but are printed on light green apple label backdrops with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side.
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Light Green Apple label with "MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS" perimeter on side-1
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL Winchester pressing (Label: Los Angeles, California)
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SW-1-153-H30   -< (hand etched)     1     (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 SW-2-153-H30  -<  (hand etched)     2     * (machine stamped)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
Published by Maclen Music, Inc., BMI.
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT Yes
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Heinz Edelmann / Liner notes: Dan Davis
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The US front cover is virtually identical to that of the UK album, except that the British cover has "NOTHING IS REAL" in green below the word "Submarine" and does not have the copyright notice or the "Selections" text.
The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Yellow Submarine was the first non-gatefold Beatles Capitol album cover to have color on its back liner.

There are two typesetting variations of the first issue labels for the album. Both have the album, matrix and side numbers to the right of the center hole and the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.

The 1st. issue labels Type-1 (L.A.):
Printed on label backdrops with Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced apple side.
The Los Angeles labels have light green apple labels printed by Bert-Co. Side-1 has the album title and the group's name in small upper case letters on two lines in the upper left part of the apple.
Side-2 has the album title and "Original film music score composed and orchestrated by George Martin" in small upper case letters on four lines in the upper left part of the apple. "STEREO" is in the upper right part of the apple on both sides.
These labels are found on Los Angeles and Jacksonville pressings, as well as discs pressed for Capitol by Columbia Records in Santa Maria, California.

The 1st. issue labels Type-2 (Scranton):
The Scranton labels have dark green apple label backdrops printed by Queens Litho with label copy probably overprinted by Keystone. Side-1 has the group's name in small upper case letters in the upper left part of the apple and the album title in large upper case letters centered above the spindle hole. Side-2 has the album title in large upper case letters and the George Martin credit in small uppercase letters centered above the spindle hole.
"STEREO" appears at nine o'clock on both sides. In addition to appearing on Scranton pressings, these labels have been confirmed on records subcontracted to Columbia in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The later labels have the same typesetting as the Los Angeles labels, but are printed on light green apple label backdrops with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side. These labels have been confirmed with Los Angeles and Winchester pressings.

There are three confirmed "all rights" variations,
all with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side.
The all rights variations include:
  1. with the all rights language in black on two lines centered at the top of the apple on the full apple side and on five lines in the upper left part of the apple on the sliced apple side (light green apple labels)
  2. with the all rights language in green running along the lower right perimeter on the full side (dark green apple labels)
  3. with the all rights language in green in the lower perimeter on both sides (light green apple labels)

For sale to U.S. Military Only:
Capitol may had a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply them with recordings at a lower than normal wholesale cost. To prevent any hording and dumping to the civilian retail market, they marked the jackets with the disclaimer.
The stampings also prevented any of these records from being returned to the manufacturer as full wholesale price items.




#15-3 Yellow Submarine (3rd. Press "Light Green Apple Label with "MFD. BY APPLE / All Rights" perimeter / L.A. Press / A.K.A. "Black Mountain Cover": SW-153)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YELLOW SUBMARINE
CATALOG NUMBER SW-153
RELEASE DATE
September 1975? / Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
The Beatles
George Martin Orchestra
Yellow Submarine
Pepperland
Only A Northern Song
Medley: Sea Of Time & See Of Holes
All Together Now
Sea Of Monsters
Hey Bulldog
March Of The Meanies
It's All Too Much
Pepperland Laid Waste
All You Need Is Love Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve Plain white inner sleeve.
label The US cover is nearly identical to the UK version, but includes a copyright notice and the text "Selections by..."
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve With the text "Selections by the Beatles plus original film music" was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
sleeve A.K.A. "Black Mountain" Cover.
A few covers were issued with the mountain on the front in a very dark gray (almost black) color.
sleeve The first press in U.K. and France have the word "NOTHING IS REAL" at the center of the front cover, but the U.S. press and Japanese press have not.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label Catalog no. "SW 153" was printed at the upper light corner of the back cover. label
Publisher and Producer's credit were printe at the back of the cover.
label label The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Yellow Submarine was the first non-gatefold Beatles Capitol album cover to have color on its back liner.
label
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Los Angeles labels have light green apple labels printed by Bert-Co. Side-1 has the album title and the group's name in small upper case letters on two lines in the upper left part of the apple.
label label Side-2 has the album title and "Original film music score composed and orchestrated by George Martin" in small upper case letters in the upper left part of the apple.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label There are two typesetting variations of the first issue labels for the album. Both have the album, matrix and side numbers to the right of the center hole and the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! Have the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.

L.A. Press
(Deadwax: * mark)
sleeve sleeve
  LABEL CLOSE UP
label label
with the all rights language in green in the lower perimeter on both sides (light green apple labels)
OTHER ITEM
-

LABEL Light Green Apple label with "MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS" and "All Rights" perimeter on both sides.
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles
VINYL L.A. Press (Label: Los Angeles, California)
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SW-1-153-F23    (hand etched)        *     MASTERED BY CAPITOL (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 SW-2-153-F-35   (hand etched)        *     MASTERED BY CAPITOL (machine stamped)
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC. / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
Published by Maclen Music, Inc., BMI.
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT Yes
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Heinz Edelmann / Liner notes: Dan Davis
Issued with the mountain on the front in a very dark gray (almost black) color.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The US front cover is virtually identical to that of the UK album, except that the British cover has "NOTHING IS REAL" in green below the word "Submarine" and does not have the copyright notice or the "Selections" text.
The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Yellow Submarine was the first non-gatefold Beatles Capitol album cover to have color on its back liner.

A.K.A. "Black Mountain" Cover.
A few covers were issued with the mountain on the front in a very dark gray (almost black) color.

There are two typesetting variations of the first issue labels for the album. Both have the album, matrix and side numbers to the right of the center hole and the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times below the center hole.

The 1st. issue labels Type-1 (L.A.):
Printed on label backdrops with Capitol logo perimeter print on the sliced apple side.
The Los Angeles labels have light green apple labels printed by Bert-Co. Side-1 has the album title and the group's name in small upper case letters on two lines in the upper left part of the apple.
Side-2 has the album title and "Original film music score composed and orchestrated by George Martin" in small upper case letters on four lines in the upper left part of the apple. "STEREO" is in the upper right part of the apple on both sides.
These labels are found on Los Angeles and Jacksonville pressings, as well as discs pressed for Capitol by Columbia Records in Santa Maria, California.

The 1st. issue labels Type-2 (Scranton):
The Scranton labels have dark green apple label backdrops printed by Queens Litho with label copy probably overprinted by Keystone. Side-1 has the group's name in small upper case letters in the upper left part of the apple and the album title in large upper case letters centered above the spindle hole. Side-2 has the album title in large upper case letters and the George Martin credit in small uppercase letters centered above the spindle hole.
"STEREO" appears at nine o'clock on both sides. In addition to appearing on Scranton pressings, these labels have been confirmed on records subcontracted to Columbia in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The later labels have the same typesetting as the Los Angeles labels, but are printed on light green apple label backdrops with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side. These labels have been confirmed with Los Angeles and Winchester pressings.

There are three confirmed "all rights" variations,
all with Apple perimeter print on the full apple side.
The all rights variations include:
  1. with the all rights language in black on two lines centered at the top of the apple on the full apple side and on five lines in the upper left part of the apple on the sliced apple side (light green apple labels)
  2. with the all rights language in green running along the lower right perimeter on the full side (dark green apple labels)
  3. with the all rights language in green in the lower perimeter on both sides (light green apple labels)



#15-4 Yellow Submarine (4th. Press "Orange Capitol Label Type-3 / L.A. Press / For Export Only": SW-153)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE
YELLOW SUBMARINE
CATALOG NUMBER SW-153
RELEASE DATE
early i976? / 4th Press / For Export Only
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
The Beatles
George Martin Orchestra
Yellow Submarine
Pepperland
Only A Northern Song
Medley: Sea Of Time & See Of Holes
All Together Now
Sea Of Monsters
Hey Bulldog
March Of The Meanies
It's All Too Much
Pepperland Laid Waste
All You Need Is Love Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve label label label label
INNER SLEEVE INNER SLEEVE
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve Plain white inner sleeve.
label The US cover is nearly identical to the UK version, but includes a copyright notice and the text "Selections by..."
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve With the text "Selections by the Beatles plus original film music" was printed at the upper right of the front cover.
sleeve The first press in U.K. and France have the word "NOTHING IS REAL" at the center of the front cover, but the U.S. press and Japanese press have not.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP --> Click!
sleeve The words "FOR EXPORT ONLY" was embossed at the upper left corner of the back cover,
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
label The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
label
Publisher and Producer's credit were printe at the back of the cover.
label label label
Catalog no. "SW 153" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
Capitol target logo and EMI logo were printed, too.
label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label The Capitol label is replaced with a bright orange label with “Capitol” written in goldish-tan letters at the bottom of the label. The rim text is at the top of the label.
label label label Catalog number and master number were printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! Have the song titles, songwriters credits, BMI and running times on the label.

L.A. Press
(Deaswax: *  mark)
sleeve sleeve
  LABEL CLOSE UP
label In September, 1975, Capitol added a lengthy "All Rights Reserved" saying to all their albums.  The Beatles/solo catalog remained on the Apple label until January, 1976; after this the orange label was used for Beatles-related reissues. Therefore, the whole LP catalog was transferred to the orange Capitol label with "All Rights Reserved." This label style remained until February 1978.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Orange Capitol Label type-3 (with All Rights Reserved)
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS
FACTORY
SLEEVE West Coast: Bert-Co Enterprise of Los Angeles (?)
VINYL Los Angeles, California
FACTORY CODE
-
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SW-1-153-F253 (hand etched)    *   MASTERED BY CAPITOL    X     (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 SW-2-153-G44  (hand etched)   **  MASTERED BY CAPITOL  (machine stamped)  JPL
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., / Recorded in England
 PUBLISHER'S NAME
Published by Maclen Music, Inc., BMI.
"SUBSIDIARY" CREDIT Yes
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a cardboard jacket.
INNER SLEEVE Plain white inner sleeve
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Art Design: Heinz Edelmann / Liner notes: Dan Davis
Issued with the mountain on the front in a very dark gray (almost black) color.
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS The US front cover is virtually identical to that of the UK album, except that the British cover has "NOTHING IS REAL" in green below the word "Submarine" and does not have the copyright notice or the "Selections" text.
The back covers has a Dan Davis liner notes.
Catalog no. "SW 153" was printed at the bottom of the back cover.
Capitol target logo and EMI logo were printed at the bottom of the back cover.
The words "FOR EXPORT ONLY" was embossed at the upper left corner of the back cover,


Capitol's green label was first issued in July, 1969.
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."

At about the time when the green label was discontinued, (May, 1971), the Beatles catalog was switched onto the Apple label.

In May, 1971, Capitol redesigned their mainline label to use a more striking red background.  The purple “C” logo remained at the top of the label. The registered trademark symbol appears to the right of the word "Capitol." This label appeared on Capitol records numbered from about 682 (May 1971) to about 838 (October 1971).  Since the Beatles' catalog switched to Apple that same month, only a few rare specimens survive with this label style: some copies of Revolver and at least two copies of Yesterday...And Today.

Orange Capitol Label
Type-1:
In October, 1972, Capitol left the "red label" behind after pressing it for under two years.  The new design was an orange label with “Capitol” at the bottom. Since all Beatles albums were being pressed on the Apple label during 1972-1975, there are no Beatles records on the first or second orange label. This first style used the same rim print from the earlier labels, ending with the patent number for T-Rim.

Type-2:
In October, 1973, Capitol removed “US PAT NO” and the patent number for T-Rim and centered the rim print better on the label.

Type-3:
In September, 1975, Capitol added a lengthy "All Rights Reserved" saying to all their albums.  The Beatles/solo catalog remained on the Apple label until January, 1976; after this the orange label was used for Beatles-related reissues. Therefore, the whole LP catalog was transferred to the orange Capitol label with "All Rights Reserved." This label style remained until February 1978.



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