ORIGINAL BRITISH
PARLOPHONE RELEASES
 

ALTHOUGH AMERICANS GREW UP WITH CAPITOL RECORDS ORANGE AND WHITE SWIRL LABEL SINGLES
AND CAPITOL (AND VEE-JAY) RAINBOW ALBUM LABELS, WE CANNOT FORGET WHERE THE BEATLES BEGAN,
AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH EMI'S PARLOPHONE RECORDS LABEL ON JUNE 6, 1962, WHEN THE GROUP
ENTERED ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS FOR A COMMERCIAL TEST WITH PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN.
DURING THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS, PARLOPHONE RELEASED 22 SINGLES, 13 ALBUMS AND
13 EXTENDED PLAY DISCS FEATURING THE BEATLES INCREDIBLE MUSIC.

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS VARIOUSUNIQUE AND RARER ISSUES OF
THOSE ORIGINAL BRITISH PARLOPHONE (AND APPLE) RELEASES,MANUFACTURED AND
ISSUED IN THEUNITED KINGDOM FROM 1962 - 1970.

 
   
  45 SINGLES  
   
  "LOVE ME DO"  B/W  "P.S. I LOVE YOU"
PARLOPHONE 45-R 4949
ISSUED SHORTLY PRIOR TO OCTOBER 5, 1962 RELEASE DATE

PROMOTIONAL 'DEMONSTRATION' A-LABEL 45

EMI PREPARED APPROXIMATELY ONLY 250 PROMOTIONAL COPIES OF THE BEATLES FIRST SINGLE FOR PRE-RELEASE DISTRIBUTION TO SELECTED MEDIA AND RADIO STATIONS, JUST PRIOR TO ITS STREET DATE RELEASE OF OCTOBER 5, 1962.

WITH THIS DEMO'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE,  TOGETHER WITH THE MIS-SPELLING OF PAUL'S LAST NAME AS 'McARTNEY', THIS PROMOTIONAL RECORD WAS DESTINED TO BECOME EXTREMELY DESIRABLE, AND THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTIBLE EVER. THIS EXAMPLE IS A BRILLIANT, SHIMMERING NEAR MINT WITH VERY MINIMAL PLAY TIME EVIDENT.

THIS RECORD HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE RAREST BEATLES RECORD IN THE WORLD!

CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: PAR294
PRICE: $22,500


PAYMENT METHOD BY WIRE TRANSFER OR BANK CHECK ONLY. CREDIT CARD NOT ACCEPTED FOR THIS ITEM.

 
   
  "LOVE ME DO" B/W "P.S. I LOVE YOU"
PARLOPHONE 45-R 4949

VERY FIRST PRESSING
OCTOBER 1962 STOCK COPY
WITH '1/G' STAMPER AND 'PZT' CODES

RARER LABEL VARIATION: BOTH LABELS ARE MISSING THE 'MADE IN GT. BRITAIN' TEXT BENEATH THE "" LOGO. THE 'ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD' PUBLISHING CREDITS ARE PRESENT.

ITEM#: PAR410
PRICE: $1,750



 
   
  "LOVE ME DO" B/W "P.S. I LOVE YOU"
PARLOPHONE 45-R 4949

VERY FIRST PRESSING
OCTOBER 1962 STOCK COPY
WITH '1/G' STAMPER AND 'ZT' CODES

BOTH LABELS HAVE THE 'MADE IN GT. BRITAIN' TEXT BENEATH THE "" LOGO, AND THE 'ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD' PUBLISHING CREDITS ARE PRESENT.

ITEM#: PAR413
PRICE: $1,550



 
   
  "PLEASE PLEASE ME" B/W "ASK ME WHY"
PARLOPHONE 45-R 4983

EARLIEST POSSIBLE PRESSING:
JANUARY 1963 STOCK COPY WITH 'JR' DEMO STAMPER.

ITEM#: PAR412
PRICE: $1,750



 
   
  LP ALBUMS  
   
  "PLEASE PLEASE ME"
PARLOPHONE PMC 1202, MONO
RELEASED 3/22/63

ORIGINAL MONAURAL PRESSING OF THE BEATLES' FIRST ALBUM WITH THIS PARTICULAR COVER BEING one of RARER AND INITIAL RUNS, with "Printed and Made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London" In the lower right hand corner of the back cover (ONLY 10% OF BEATLES ALBUM COVERS IN BRITAIN WERE MANUFACTURED BY ERNEST J. DAY & CO. LTD.).  THE ACCOMPANYING RECORD IS THE 'YELLOW AND BLACK' FIRST LABEL VARIATION WITH "THE PARLOPHONE CO." PERIMETER PRINT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "EMITEX" PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR282
PRICE: -----



 
   
  "WITH THE BEATLES"
PARLOPHONE PMC 1206, MONO
RELEASED 11/22/63

ORIGINAL MONAURAL VERY FIRST EARLY PRESSING WITH THE SONG YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME INCORRECTLY LISTED ON THE COVER AND THE LABEL AS YOU REALLY GOTTA HOLD ON ME.  ALSO THE SONG MONEY, HAS THE INCORRECT PUBLISHING CREDIT AS "JOBET MUS.". 

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "EMITEX" PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR278
PRICE: -----



 
   
  "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
PARLOPHONE PMC 1230, MONO
RELEASED 4/10/64

ORIGINAL MONAURAL PRESSING OF "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" WITH THIS PARTICULAR COVER BEING THE INITIAL FIRST RUN, PRINTED BY 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE LTD.  THE ACCOMPANYING RECORD IS THE VERY FIRST LABEL VARIATION OF THIS TITLE, WHICH HAS THE WIDE FONT WITH THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE NUMBER BELOW THE "2" IN THE CATALOG NUMBER "PMC 1230".

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "EMITEX" PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR283
PRICE: -----



 
   

  "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
PARLOPHONE PMC 1230, MONO

1968 ISSUE
ONE OF THE RAREST UK BEATLES ALBUM VERSIONS IN EXISTENCE WITH THE LAMINATED BACK COVER

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS PROUD TO OFFER A MOST GORGEOUS VINTAGE AND ULTRA RARE ORIGINAL 1968 PARLOPHONE  ISSUE OF THE BEATLES CLASSIC, "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" MONAURAL ALBUM FEATURING THE INCREDIBLY RARE "ALL LAMINATED" FRONT AND BACK COVER. MOST COPIES OF THIS ALBUM FROM THIS TIME PERIOD HAVE THE NON-LAMINATED BACK COVERS, WHICH WAS THE STANDARD PRODUCTION STYLE FOR THE FLIP-BACK COVERS.

ANOTHER ADDED HIGHLIGHT IS THE FRONT COVER UPPER RIGHT FEATURES THE RARER SMALL "MONO" DESIGNATION PRINT.

THE ACCOMPANYING RECORD HAS THE PARLOPHONE 'YELLOW AND BLACK' LABEL AND IS THE 1968 RUN OF LABELS WHICH HAS THE PERIMETER PRINT STARTING WITH "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." AND WITHOUT  "SOLD IN THE U.K." PRINT ACROSS THE LABEL.

ITEM#: PAR293
PRICE: $1,775


 
   
  "BEATLES FOR SALE"
PARLOPHONE PCS 3062, STEREO
RELEASED 12/4/64

THIS IS THE RARER ORIGINAL STEREO FIRST ISSUE WITH THE GATEFOLD COVER (PAR3062.SC1A, SPIZER) HAVING THE "STEREO" DESIGNATION IN MEDIUM OUTLINED LETTERS IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER ON THE FRONT. ALSO, THIS EXAMPLE IS THE INITIAL COVER THAT HAS THE OUTER EDGE OF THE GROUP ON THE BACK COVER IN SHARP FOCUS (THE LATER COVERS HAVE FEATHERED EDGES TO MAKE THE SUPER IMPOSITION LESS APPARENT). VERY FIRST BLACK AND YELLOW PARLOPHONE LABELS WITH PARLOPHONE PERIMETER PRINT AND THE "SOLD IN THE U.K." PRINT ACROSS THE LABEL ABOVE THE SPINDLE HOLE.

BRITISH STEREO PRESSINGS ARE MUCH RARER THAN MONO, FOR RECORD COMPANIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM PRESSED RECORDS ON THEIR DEMAND.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "EMITEX" PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR287
PRICE: $750


 
   
  "HELP!"
PARLOPHONE PMC 1255, MONO
RELEASED 8/6/65

ORIGINAL MONAURAL PRESSING OF "HELP!" WITH INITIAL FIRST RUN COVER, PRINTED BY 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE LTD.'.   ACCOMPANYING RECORD HAS LABEL VARIATION STYLE WITHOUT SERIFS ON THE SONG TITLES, AND NO GAP BETWEEN THE MATRIX NUMBER  "(XEX.549)" AND THE "P 1965". (PAR 1255.Mr1C(ii), SPIZER). A 'KT' PURCHASE TAX CODE IS VISIBLE IN THE CENTER NEAR THE SPINDLE HOLE OF THE SIDE ONE LABEL.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "EMITEX" PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR285
PRICE: -----



 
   
 

  "RUBBER SOUL"
PARLOPHONE PCS 3075, STEREO
RELEASED 12/3/65

ORIGINAL INITIAL STEREO PRESSING HIGHLIGHTED BY THE MUCH RARER LABEL VARIATION (PAR 3075.SR1A(ii), SPIZER) THAT LISTS THE TRACK "NORWEGIAN WOOD" MISSPELLED AS "NORWEIGIAN WOOD". FURTHERMORE, THE SIDE TWO LABEL IS A MISMATCH. IT HAS THE SAME STYLE LABEL AS SIDE ONE, YET THE "SOLD IN THE U.K." PRINT IS MISSING UNDER "PARLOPHONE" (PAR 3075.SR2A, SPIZER).

A MOST GORGEOUS NEAR MINT SET, WITH THE COVER BEING THE VERY FIRST ISSUED, MANUFACTURED BY 'ERNEST J. DAY'.

ITEM#: PAR281
PRICE: -----



 
   
  "RUBBER SOUL"
PARLOPHONE PMC 1267, MONO
RELEASED 12/3/65

ORIGINAL MONAURAL VERY FIRST AND RARE EARLY PRESSING WITH THE "-1" TRAIL OFF STAMPER VERSION KNOWN AS THE "LOUD CUT" OR "LOUD MIX". SHORTLY INTO THE PRODUCTION RUN OF THIS FIRST MIX, EMI DECIDED THAT THE ALBUM WAS CUT TOO LOUD AND CEASED PRODUCTION. NEW MONO LACQUERS WERE RE-CUT, NEW METAL PARTS WERE MADE AND EMI RESUMED PRESSING OF THE ALBUM.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL "EMITEX" PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR279
PRICE: -----



 
   
  "BEATLES VI"
PARLOPHONE CPCS 104
RELEASED EARLY 1966


ULTRA-RARE U.K. CAPITOL RECORDS EXPORT ALBUM

EMI EXPORTED ITS RECORDS TO COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES THAT HAD LIMITED MANUFACTURING CAPACITY. IN ADDITION, THE COMPANY SENT DISCS TO BRITISH AND AMERICAN MILITARY BASES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND A FEW OTHER OUTLETS. DURING 1965 AND 1966, EMI MANUFACTURED THREE OF THE UNIQUE AMERICAN CAPITOL RECORDS ALBUMS FOR SALE AT U.S. BASES: "SOMETHING NEW" (ISSUED BY EMI IN JULY 1965), "THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM" (LATE 1965), AND FINALLY "BEATLES VI" (EARLY 1966).

OFFERED HERE IS THE THIRD AND FINAL EXPORT CAPITOL ALBUM OFFERED, "BEATLES VI". THESE THREE EXPORT ALBUMS WERE PRODUCED IN LIMITED NUMBERS, issued only in stereo, THEREFORE MAKING THEM QUITE RARE AND VERY DIFFICULT TO ACQUIRE, ESPECIALLY IN RESPECTABLE NEAR MINT CONDITION.

CONDITION: NM- / NM- (VG+++)
ITEM#: PAR300
PRICE: ------



 
   

  "REVOLVER"
PARLOPHONE PMC 7009, MONO
RELEASED 8/5/66

ULTRA-RARE MONO "REMIX 11" WITH STAMPER "XEX-606-1".

THE EXTREMELY RARE VERY FIRST INITIAL MONAURAL PRESSING OF REVOLVER  WHICH IS INDICATED WITH THE STAMPED TRAIL-OFF MARKING ON SIDE TWO AS "XEX-606-1". THIS STAMPER INDICATES THAT THE RECORD HAS THE ULTRA-RARE MONO "REMIX 11" OF THE LAST TRACK OF THE ALBUM  TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS.

AFTER A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF MONO ALBUMS WERE PRESSED WITH "REMIX 11", GEORGE MARTIN DECIDED THAT REMIX 8 SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED. A NEW LACQUER WAS CUT WITH REMIX 8, AND ALL FUTURE PRESSINGS OF THE ALBUM HAVE THIS MIX.

ANOTHER RARE HIGHLIGHT OF THESE FIRST INITIAL MONO LABELS, IS THAT THE SONG TITLE DOCTOR ROBERT IS MISTAKENLY PRINTED AS THE ABBREVIATED TITLE "DR. ROBERT".

ITEM#: PAR291
PRICE: ------


 
   
  "A COLLECTION OF BEATLES OLDIES"
PARLOPHONE PCS 7016, STEREO
RELEASED 12/9/66

THIS COVER IS THE VERY FIRST ISSUED, WHICH WAS MANUFACTURED BY ERNEST J. DAY, HAVING THE "STEREO" DESIGNATION PRINTED IN THE DRAWING ON THE FRONT COVER IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER (PAR 7016.SC1B, SPIZER). THE BACK COVER HAS "PSC 7016" AND A STEREO EQUIPMENT WARNING IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER.

THIS INITIAL STEREO PRESSING HAS THE BLACK AND YELLOW PARLOPHONE LABELS WITH GRAMOPHONE PERIMETER PRINT AND THE "SOLD IN THE U.K." PRINT ACROSS THE LABEL ABOVE THE SPINDLE HOLE. THIS LABEL VARIATION HAS THE SONG TITLES IN WIDE FONT WITH SERIFS, AND THE "STEREO" PRINT IS THE LARGER FONT STYLE AND IS PLACED ABOVE THE "ONE" IN THE WORD "PARLOPHONE" (PAR 7016.SR1B, SPIZER).

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL 1966-67 EMI PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR297
PRICE: $750



 
   
  "A COLLECTION OF BEATLES OLDIES"
PARLOPHONE PMC 7016, MONO
RELEASED 12/9/66

BRIAN EPSTEIN INFORMED EMI THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE BEATLES CAREER, THE GROUP WOULD NOT HAVE AN ALBUM OF NEW MATERIAL FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON. IN ORDER TO FILL THE VOID, EMI TURNED TO ITS ARCHIVES. THIS MARKED THE FIRST TIME EMI ATTEMPTED A BEATLES HITS LP, AND THIS 16 TRACK "OLDIES" LP FEATURES MOST OF THE GROUP'S MAJOR HITS AND ONE NEW TRACK BAD BOY, WHICH WAS UNRELEASED UNTIL NOW.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL 1966 EMI PROTECTIVE INNER SLEEVE.

ITEM#: PAR280
PRICE: -----



 
   

 

  "THE BEATLES" (WHITE ALBUM)
APPLE (PARLOPHONE), PMC 7067/68, (2 LP SET), MONO
RELEASED 11/22/68, SERIAL NUMBER: "No. 0282511"

ORIGINAL UK MONO FIRST ISSUE 'TOP LOADER'

HERE IS THE EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 1968 UK ISSUE MONO PRESSING OF "THE BEATLES" ("WHITE ALBUM"). THIS EXAMPLE IS TOTALLY COMPLETE WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL INSERTS INCLUDING THE LARGE POSTER (NM), THE FOUR 8" X 13" JOHN KELLY HIGH QUALITY GLOSSY PORTRAIT COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS (NM) OF EACH BEATLE, AND THE ORIGINAL BLACK INNER SLEEVES. ALSO HAS THE shiny BLANK PHOTO SEPARATOR SHEET.

THIS ORIGINAL NUMBERED COPY (No. 0282511), IS AN EARLY NUMBERED, VERY FIRST ISSUE, DICTATED BY AND FEATURING THE COVER THAT LOADS THE RECORDS FROM THE TOP. ORIGINAL MONAURAL COPIES OF THIS LP ARE ALWAYS AMONG THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND OF ANY BEATLES ALBUM.

CONDITION: COVER NM- / RECORDS NEAR MINT / INSERTS NM TO NM-
ITEM#: PAR295
PRICE: ------


 
   

  "ABBEY ROAD"
APPLE (PARLOPHONE),
PCS 7088, STEREO
RELEASED 9/26/69

STUNNING ORIGINAL PRESSING OF ABBEY ROAD  WITH THE GREEN APPLE LOGO ON THE BACK COVER IN THE CORRECTED POSITION.

ACCOMPANYING RECORD LABELS HAS THE "33" LOCATED IN THE INDENTED CENTERED POSITION BELOW "AN E.M.I. RECORDING" PRINT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LABELS (THE STANDARD LABELS HAS "33" ALIGNED TO THE LEFT). FURTHERMORE, THERE IS A SMALL SPACE BETWEEN "MFD. IN THE U.K." AND THE "SIDE" 1 AND 2 DESIGNATIONS. THESE LABELS ARE THE RAREST VARIATION OF ABBEY ROAD (APP7088.SR2A(iii).

ITEM#: PAR288
PRICE: $500



 
   
  "LET IT BE"
APPLE (PARLOPHONE), PXS 1 / PCS 7096, STEREO
RELEASED 5/8/70

ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING 1970 UK "LET IT BE" LP BOX SET,
COMPLETE WITH ITS ORIGINAL CONTENTS:
OUTER SLIPCASE
OUTER TRAY
INNER TRAY
164-PAGE "GET BACK" BOOK
LP JACKET
LP RECORD
INNER SLEEVE
ULTRA-RARE APPLE RECORDS PROMOTIONAL POSTER.

ITEM#: PAR207
PRICE: ------



 
   
  EXTENDED PLAY  
   
  "MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR"
PARLOPHONE MMT-1, MONO
RELEASED 12/8/67

ORIGINAL MONO FIRST PRESSING TWO-DISC EP SET (-1/-1/-1/-2 MATRIX ENDINGS) WITH FIRST ISSUE 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE LTD.' ORIGINAL GATEFOLD BOOK AND ATTACHED BLUE LYRIC INNER SHEET.

ITEM#: PAR436
PRICE: ------



 

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