Thursday, 6 August 2015

HELP! PRESSINGS




Help!, Parlophone, PCS 3071, August 6, 1965, stereo. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover, with outline “stereo” on front cover.


1. First pressing. August 6, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. Capitol print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 168-1; Side 2: YEX 169-1.
The original 1st presses used sans serif and the * credit indicator for “I Need You” was placed to the right of the song title.


2. Second pressing, 1966 until 1969. Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover, with outline “stereo” on front cover. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve.
Rare copies of the sleeves have small solid black “stereo” on front cover:

Third Pressings (1969) - Mono AND Stereo versions The standard yellow block writing Parlophone label. The "All rights of the manufacturer" message around the edge of the label starts with "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." The label does NOT have "Sold in the U.K..." statement. 

Fourth Pressings (1969) - Mono AND Stereo versions Now with a silver/black Parlophone label. The "All rights of the manufacturer" message around the edge of the label now starts with "EMI Records Ltd." The label has one EMI boxed logo. 

Fifth Pressings (1973) - Stereo version ONLY Silver/black Parlophone label. The "All rights of the manufacturer" message around the edge of the label now starts with "EMI Records Ltd." The label has TWO EMI boxed logos. 

Sixth Pressings (1982) - Mono version ONLY Now with a yellow/black Parlophone label. The "All rights of the manufacturer" message around the edge of the label now starts with "EMI Records Ltd." This release is on a lightweight vinyl. 

Seventh Pressings (1995) - Stereo version ONLY Now with a Black and Silver Parlophone label. The sleeve has a printed statement which reads: "This album has been Direct Metal Mastered From a Digitally Re-mastered Original Tape to give the best possible sound quality" This release is (surprisingly) on a lightweight vinyl. 

Help! - Import LP cover Help! 


















U.S. Import Back Cover Help!




U.S. Import Interior Help!

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