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03. A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (5222)
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#3-1 A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (1st. Press "East Coast Press / Unart Music & Maclen Music on both sides": 5222)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
A Hard Day's Night (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
SIDE 2
I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
RELEASE DATE
13th July 1964 / First Press
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
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East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Picture sleeve: issued in straight cut top (printed by Queens Litho in New York).
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Side-1 title on East Coast copies is on 1 line and on West Coast copies on 2 lines.
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cantbuy cantbuy cantbuy East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Publisher listed as "Unart Music & Maclen Music" on both side.
The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
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cantbuy "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
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CATALOG NUMBER 5222
LABEL
Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX
MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 45 - X - 45035 - F5 ''    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 45 - X - 45036 - F5 ''    IAM mark  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc.
SIDE 2
Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc.
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 2:28
SIDE 2
2:42
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES East  Coast issued in straight cut top  (printed by Queens Litho in New York).
Photos were taken by Joe Cavello.
COMMENTS
The picture sleeve for the Capitol single features three color photographs of the Beatles performing live. The photos were taken by Joe Cavello. The photos of John, Paul, and George were taken on 9th Febrary 1964, at the group's performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The picture of Ringo was taken at the Beatles first American concert held at the Washington Coliseum on 11th February 1964.
The East Coast variation has a straight cut top.
The West Coast variation has a tab cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.

First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The labels of the first pressing credit the publishing to "Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc." (The name Unart is an abbreviation for United Artists and Maclen is short for McCartney-Lennon.)
Second press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Maclen Music, Inc."
Third Press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Maclen Music, Inc. and Unart Music Corporation"

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast version:
The East Coast variation has a straight cut top.
The label, side-1 title on East Coast copies is on 1 line.
2) West Coast version:
The West Coast variation has a tab cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.
Side-1 title on West Coast copies on 2 lines.



#3-2 A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (1st. Press "West Coast Press / Unart Music & Maclen Music on both sides": 5222)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
A Hard Day's Night (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
SIDE 2
I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
RELEASE DATE
13th July 1964 / First Press
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SIDE 1 --> Click!
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DISK --> Click!
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cantbuy Capitol oval logomark and catalogue number 5222 was printed in black.
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West Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California. Picture sleeve issued tub cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.
LABEL CLOSE UP
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Side-1 title on East Coast copies is on 1 line and on West Coast copies on 2 lines.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cantbuy cantbuy cantbuy West Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California.
The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
First Pressings list the publisher's name "Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc."
LABEL CLOSE UP
cantbuy "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
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CATALOG NUMBER 5222
LABEL
Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX
MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 45 - X - 45035 - F1'  (hand etched)   2  *  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 45 - X - 45036 - F1'  (hand etched)   1   *  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc.
SIDE 2
Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc.
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 2:28
SIDE 2
2:42
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES West Coast issued in tub cut top. (printed by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles).
Photos were taken by Joe Cavello.
COMMENTS
The picture sleeve for the Capitol single features three color photographs of the Beatles performing live. The photos were taken by Joe Cavello. The photos of John, Paul, and George were taken on 9th Febrary 1964, at the group's performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The picture of Ringo was taken at the Beatles first American concert held at the Washington Coliseum on 11th February 1964.
The East Coast variation has a straight cut top.
The West Coast variation has a tab cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.

First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The labels of the first pressing credit the publishing to "Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc." (The name Unart is an abbreviation for United Artists and Maclen is short for McCartney-Lennon.)
Second press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Maclen Music, Inc."
Third Press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Maclen Music, Inc. and Unart Music Corporation"

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast version:
The East Coast variation has a straight cut top.
The label, side-1 title on East Coast copies is on 1 line.
2) West Coast version:
The West Coast variation has a tab cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.
Side-1 title on West Coast copies on 2 lines.



#3-3 A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (2nd. Press "East Coast Press / Maclen Music on both sides": 5222)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
A Hard Day's Night (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
SIDE 2
I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
RELEASE DATE
1964? / Second Press
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BACK --> Click!
SIDE 1 --> Click!
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DISK --> Click!
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FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
cantbuy Capitol oval logomark and catalogue number 5222 was printed in black.
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East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Picture sleeve: issued in straight cut top (printed by Queens Litho in New York).
LABEL CLOSE UP
cantbuy cantbuy Yellow and Orange Swirl label without "subsidiary" print.   
Side-1 title on East Coast copies is on 1 line and on West Coast copies on 2 lines.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cantbuy cantbuy cantbuy East Coast singles pressed with labels printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Some of the labels for the single list the publisher for both songs solely as gMaclen Music, Inc.,h.
The Capitol U.S. logo  has "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF" below the Capitol logo.
LABEL CLOSE UP
cantbuy "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed (without "subsidary") at perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER 5222
LABEL
Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label
MIX
MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 45 - X - 45035 - F3  #2   IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 45 - X - 45036 - G6  #5  IAM mark  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Maclen Music, Inc.
SIDE 2
Maclen Music, Inc.
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 2:28
SIDE 2
2:42
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES East  Coast issued in straight cut top  (printed by Queens Litho in New York).
Photos were taken by Joe Cavello.
COMMENTS
The picture sleeve for the Capitol single features three color photographs of the Beatles performing live. The photos were taken by Joe Cavello. The photos of John, Paul, and George were taken on 9th Febrary 1964, at the group's performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The picture of Ringo was taken at the Beatles first American concert held at the Washington Coliseum on 11th February 1964.
The East Coast variation has a straight cut top.
The West Coast variation has a tab cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.

First Press: Orange and yellow swirl label without "subsidary" print.
The labels of the first pressing credit the publishing to "Unart Music Corporation & Maclen Music, Inc." (The name Unart is an abbreviation for United Artists and Maclen is short for McCartney-Lennon.)
Second press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Maclen Music, Inc."
Third Press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Maclen Music, Inc. and Unart Music Corporation"

There are East Coast and West Coast version.
1) East Coast version:
The East Coast variation has a straight cut top.
The label, side-1 title on East Coast copies is on 1 line.
2) West Coast version:
The West Coast variation has a tab cut top on the "I Should Have Known Better" side.
Side-1 title on West Coast copies on 2 lines.



#3-4 A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (2nd. Press "West Coast Press / Maclen Music on both sides": 5222)
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#3-7 A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (4th. Press "East Coast Press with Subsidialy rim in Black": 5222)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
A Hard Day's Night (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
SIDE 2
I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon-Paul McCartney)
From the Motion Picture "A Hard Day's Night" A United Artists Release
RELEASE DATE
from mid-August 1968 through mid-October 1968 / 4th. Press
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COMPANY SLEEVE: FRONT CLOSE UP BACK CLOSE UP
cantbuy cantbuy With gCAPITOLh and the dome logo in black.
"Printed in U.S.A." logomark and "E7B-1BS" were printed at the right coner of the bottom of the company sleeve.
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cantbuy Issued curved cut top.
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cantbuy cantbuy Yellow and Orange Swirl label with "subsidiary" print.   
Side-1 title on this copies is on 2 lines.
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cantbuy cantbuy cantbuy Pressed with labels printed by Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Publisher's name credit:
on Side-1: gMaclen Music, Inc. & Unart Music Corporationh
on Side-2: gMaclen Music, Inc.h
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"MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC., A SUBSIDIALY OF CAPITOL INDUSTRIES, INC., U.S.A. T.M. (logo) MARCA REG."was printed in BLACK at perimeter.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER 5222
LABEL
Capitol Yellow and Orange swirl label with Subsidialy rim
MIX
MONO
PRESS FACTORY
Keystone Printed Specialities Co., Inc. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 45 - X - 45035 - G4''  #3     IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 45 - X - 45036 - G6''  #3     IAM mark  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME CAPITOL RECORDS
CENTER
Full size center hole
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Maclen Music, Inc. & Unart Music Corporation
SIDE 2
Maclen Music, Inc.
RUNNING TIME
SIDE 1 2:28
SIDE 2
2:42
PRODUCER George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Capitol company sleeve type-3-3
COMMENTS
In 1968, as part of a corporate restructuring of Capitol and EMI, Capitol Records, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of a new entity known as Capitol Industries, Inc.

The decision was made to identify the new arrangement on subsequent Capitol releases. This required the reprinting of 45 and album labels to reflect the new ownership.

For single releases, the perimeter print was changed to gMFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS, INC., A SUBSIDIARY OF CAPITOL INDUSTRIES, INC., U.S.A.h

There are four basic variations of the subsidiary
swirls:
(1) Keystone labels with black perimeter print (Scranton)
(2) Keystone labels with white perimeter print (Scranton)
(3) Bert-Co labels with white perimeter print (Los Angeles)
(4) Small print labels with white perimeter print (usually Los Angeles)

The black perimeter print was used on labels printed from mid-August 1968 through mid-October 1968, at which time white perimeter print was used through April 1969.



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