ATCO RECORDS

ATCO RECORD LABEL VARIATION CODE NUMBERS AND PRESSING INFORMATION EXCERPTED FROM "THE BEATLES SWAN SONG", COMPILED BY BRUCE SPIZER, FOREWARD BY PERRY COX.

THE FOLLOWING ATCO RECORDS ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF RELEASE DATE.
FORMAT CODES:
PS: PICTURE SLEEVE
OSC: ORIGINAL STOCK COPY

PLEASE NOTE: THE PHOTOGRAPHS DISPLAYED IN THIS SECTION ARE USED FOR YOUR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY, UNLESS STATED THAT ACTUAL IMAGES ARE DISPLAYED.

45 PICTURE SLEEVES & 45 RECORDS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.
 






  SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
B/W TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE ON ME BABY

ATCO 6302 OSC
RELEASED: JUNE 1964

(ACTUAL SCANS)

ATLANTIC RECORDS WAS ONE OF SEVERAL COMPANIES THAT TURNED DOWN THE BEATLES IN 1963. AFTER BEATLEMANIA GRIPPED AMERICA THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THE COMPANY OBTAINED THE AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE FOUR REMAINING SONGS FROM THE BEATLES HAMBURG SESSIONS WITH TONY SHERIDAN WHEN IT REPLACED MGM AS THE AMERICAN DISTRIBUTOR FOR DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON'S POLYDOR SUBSIDIARY.

THE FIRST SINGLE PAIRED TWO SONGS FEATURING SHERIDAN ON LEAD VOCAL: SWEET GEORGIA BROWN AND TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE ON ME BABY.

ATLANTIC USED THREE DIFFERENT FACTORIES TO PRESS IT'S FIRST ATCO BEATLES SINGLE : (1) MGM RECORDS IN BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY; (2) PLASTIC PRODUCTS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE; AND (3) MONARCH RECORDS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

THIS PRESSING OFFERED HERE IS THE MONARCH RECORDS VARIATION, (ATCO 6302.02C, SPIZER). THE MONARCH STOCK COPY IS THE RAREST OF THE THREE, IS PRESSED IN STYRENE, AND HAS THE MACHINE STAMPED "MR" LOGO AND HAND-ETCHED JOB NUMBERS IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREAS.

THE FONTS ON THE MONARCH LABELS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT THAN THOSE OF THE OTHER TWO VARIATIONS AND HAVE "THE BEATLES" IN MID-SIZED TIGHTLY SPACED LETTERS AND "WITH TONY SHERIDAN" BELOW THE GROUP'S NAME.

WHAT MAKES THIS MONARCH VARIATION QUITE UNIQUE IS THAT THE B-SIDE TITLE SONG IS PRINTED ON ONE LINE, RATHER THAN SEPARATED :

THE CONDITION OF THIS BEAUTY IS A GORGEOUS NEAR MINT, BORDERING NEAR MINT MINUS DUE TO ONE SUPERFICIAL LIGHT MARK ON THE A-SIDE ONLY. THE SHEEN OF THE GROOVES ARE SPARKLING, AND THE LABELS ARE FLAWLESS AND BRIGHT.

BECAUSE THIS ATCO 45 DID NOT SELL WELL, IT IS RELATIVELY SCARCE AND WORTH MORE THAN THE MILLION-SELLING DISCS ISSUED BY CAPITOL. FINDING ONE IN THIS STUNNING CONDITION IS A TRUE FIND AND A GREAT ADDITION TO ONE'S COLLECTION !

ACCOMPANIED BY IT'S ORIGINAL WEST COAST "ATCO" GENERIC TITLE SLEEVE.

CONDITION: NM / NM-
ITEM#: S156
PRICE: ------


 
   


  SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
B/W TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE ON ME BABY

ATCO 6302 OSC
(ATCO 6302.02B, SPIZER).
RELEASED: JUNE 1964

THE VARIATION OFFERED HERE IS FROM THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS PLANT, PRESSED IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

(ACTUAL SCAN)

CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: S035
PRICE: ---


 
   




  AIN’T SHE SWEET B/W NOBODY’S CHILD
ATCO 6308 OSC
RELEASED: 6/26/64,PS

(ACTUAL SCANS)

THIS IS A SENSATIONAL NEAR MINT MINUS EXAMPLE - WITH ONLY SOME VERY LIGHT HANDLING WEAR.

THE WHITES ARE BRILLIANT AND THE GRAPHICS ARE BOLD & CRISP. EASY TO STATE THAT THIS IS THE VERY BEST SLEEVE OF THIS TITLE THAT WE HAVE ACQUIRED ! NO RINGWEAR, NO SPLITS, NO WRITING!

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: PS147
PRICE: ------


 
   


  AIN’T SHE SWEET B/W NOBODY’S CHILD
ATCO 6308 OSC
RELEASED: 6/26/64,OSC

"VOCAL BY JOHN LENNON" UNDER "THE BEATLES" - RARER VARIATION. "MILENE, ASCAP" PUBLISHING CREDITS.

REVISED LABELS: B-side “Nobody’s Child” does list the songwriters CREDITS "FOREE-COBEN".

CONDITION: M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S685
PRICE: ------


 
   
  AIN’T SHE SWEET B/W NOBODY’S CHILD
ATCO 6308
RELEASED: 6/26/64, OSC

"VOCAL BY JOHN LENNON" UNDER "THE BEATLES" - RARER VARIATION. "HILL & RANGE" PUBLISHING CREDITS ON B-SIDE.

THIS IS THE INITIAL FIRST RUN PRESSING: B-side “Nobody’s Child” does NOT list the songwriters, but just credits the arrangement to Tony Sheridan as “Arr. By Sheridan”.

  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S489
PRICE: -----


 
   
  AIN’T SHE SWEET B/W NOBODY’S CHILD
ATCO 6308
RELEASED: 6/26/64, OSC

"VOCAL BY JOHN LENNON" UNDER "THE BEATLES" - RARER VARIATION. "MILENE, ASCAP" PUBLISHING CREDITS ON B-SIDE.

REVISED LABELS: B-side “Nobody’s Child” does list the songwriters CREDITS "FOREE-COBEN".

  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: S490
PRICE: $200


 
   


  AIN’T SHE SWEET B/W NOBODY’S CHILD
ATCO 6308 OSC
RELEASED: 6/26/64,OSC

"VOCAL BY JOHN LENNON" ON LEFT SIDE OF PLAY HOLE.

"MILENE, ASCAP" PUBLISHING CREDITS ON B-SIDE.

REVISED LABELS: B-side “Nobody’s Child” does list the songwriters CREDITS "FOREE-COBEN".

CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: S232
PRICE: $150


 
   
  ATCO LP ALBUM RELEASES  
   


  AIN’T SHE SWEET
ATCO 33-169 MONO
RELEASED: 10/5/64

THIS LP IS A 1964 COMPILATION LP FROM ATCO WHICH HAS FOUR TRACKS BY THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN AND EIGHT ADDITIONAL TRACKS BY THE SWALLOWS (SIX OF THE SWALLOWS SONGS ARE LENNON-MCCARTNEY COMPOSITIONS).

THIS IS THE REVISED MONO COVER AND BLUE & GOLD LABEL THAT READS "THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN" ON TRACKS 2, 3, AND 4 ON BACK COVER & DISC LABEL.

COVER IS A BRILLIANT LIKE NEW NEAR MINT AND THE RECORD IS UNPLAYED MINT !!

CONDITION: NM / M
ITEM#: LP726
PRICE: $550


 
   




  AIN’T SHE SWEET
ATCO 33-169 STEREO
RELEASED: 10/5/64

RARER 1969 'WHITE BORDER' STEREO ONLY REISSUE, YELLOW LABEL !!

THIS LP IS A 1964 COMPILATION LP FROM ATCO WHICH HAS FOUR TRACKS BY THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN AND EIGHT ADDITIONAL TRACKS BY THE SWALLOWS (SIX OF THE SWALLOWS SONGS ARE LENNON-MCCARTNEY COMPOSITIONS).

THIS IS THE RARER 1969 STEREO ONLY REISSUE, WITH THE WHITE BORDER COVER (THE REISSUE DOES NOT HAVE SPINE PRINT), AND THE YELLOW LABEL.

ALL KNOWN ISSUES OF THIS LP WITH THE WHITE BORDER COVERS HAVE A CUT-OUT NOTCH IN THE COVER (WHICH THIS ONE HAS), THEREFORE THERE IS NO DEDUCTION FROM THE VALUE FOR THIS ISSUE (SEE PERRY COX, 2007 PRICE GUIDE, PAGE 98).

COVER IS A SOLID NEAR MINT MINUS AND THE RECORD IS UNPLAYED MINT. ACCOMPANIED BY ITS ORIGINAL 1969 ATCO INNER "AD" SLEEVE.

CONDITION: NM- / M
ITEM#: LP944
PRICE: $950


 
   


  THE AMAZING BEATLES & OTHER
GREAT ENGLISH GROUP SOUNDS

CLARION 601 MONO
RELEASED: 10/11/66

THIS 1966 RELEASE IS AN ATCO REISSUE OF THE "AIN'T SHE SWEET" LP.
THE BACK COVER LISTS THE SONG TITLES AND HAS 21 MINI-LP PHOTO ADS INCLUDING THE COVER FOR THIS ALBUM.

COVER IS A WONDERFUL NEAR MINT MINUS AND THE RECORD (RED, WHITE AND BLUE LABEL) IS UNPLAYED MINT.

CONDITION: NM- / M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: LP716
PRICE: $400


 

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