THE COMPLETE APPLE COLLECTION OF THE 19 SINGLES
FROM THE CAPITOL 45 CATALOG


"I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" RIGHT THROUGH TO "LADY MADONNA" -
ALL IN MINT "AS NEW" UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK CONDITION -
AND EACH ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR BLACK "APPLE" TITLE SLEEVE

CONDITION: M x 19 (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: S298
PRICE: $2,000
 

 
  DESCRIPTION
(ACTUAL IMAGES)

IN EARLY 1971, ABKCO'S ALLAN STECKLER DECIDED THAT ALL PRE-APPLE BEATLES SINGLES AND ALBUMS SHOULD BE PRESSED WITH APPLE LABELS. THIS INCLUDED THE ORIGINAL COMPLETE CAPITOL SINGLES CATALOG OF I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THROUGH LADY MADONNA, WHICH AT THAT TIME WERE BEING PRESSED WITH CAPITOL RED & ORANGE "TARGET" LABELS FEATURING CAPITOL'S NEW CIRCULAR LOGO. STECKLER HAD ALWAYS BEEN CONSCIOUS OF LABEL IDENTITY AND SAW THE ISSUANCE OF THE BEATLES EXTENSIVE BACK CATALOG WITH APPLE LABELS AS A WAY OF STRENGTHENING APPLE'S IDENTITY.

AFTER GETTING ALAN KLEIN'S APPROVAL, STECKLER ASKED CAPITOL TO BEGIN PRESSING ALL BEATLES RECORDS WITH APPLE LABELS. REALIZING THAT THIS WOULD NOT ALTER THE TERMS OF THE EXISTING RECORD CONTRACT, AND PERHAPS THINKING THAT THE MOVE MIGHT INCREASE BACK CATALOG SALES, CAPITOL AGREED, AND IN THE SPRING OF 1971 BEGAN PRESSING ITS BEATLES 45S AND ALBUMS WITH APPLE LABELS. THIS WAS DONE FOR NEARLY FIVE YEARS, AND AS 1975 CAME TO A CLOSE, SO DID APPLE.

THIS COMPLETE APPLE SINGLES COLLECTION OF THE CAPITOL 45 CATALOG, ARE ALL IN "AS NEW", MINT UNPLAYED, STORE STOCK CONDITION, AND EACH ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR BLACK "APPLE" TITLE SLEEVE.

ALL OF THE BLACK "APPLE" SLEEVES ARE IN GORGEOUS MINT "AS NEW" TO NEAR MINT MINUS CONDITION, AND ARE THE VERY BEST EXAMPLES WE HAVE HAD WHEN OFFERING THESE SETS.

THE APPLE LABEL ISSUES HAVE THE SAME CATALOG RECORD NUMBERS AS THEY APPEARED ON THE ORIGINAL COMPLETE CAPITOL CATALOG OF THE ORANGE & WHITE SWIRL PRESSINGS OF "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" THROUGH TO "LADY MADONNA".

HERE IS THE LIST OF THIS COLLECTION, INCLUDING THE CATALOG RECORD NUMBER, THE LABEL/PRESSING VARIATION FOR EACH RECORD, ALONG WITH THE IDIOSYNCRASIES THAT APPEARED IN THE SERIES :

5112
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
WINCHESTER PRESSING.

5150
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.

5222
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.

5234
I'LL CRY INSTEAD
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.

5235
AND I LOVE HER
WINCHESTER PRESSING.

5255
MATCHBOX
WEST COAST PRESSING, WITH 'ALL RIGHTS RESERVED' PRINT INFO.
"SLOW DOWN" APPEARS ON THE A-SIDE AND IS AN ERROR BECAUSE THIS TRACK HAS A LOWER MASTER NUMBER THAN "MATCHBOX". THUS THE PERSON PREPARING THE APPLE REISSUE SINGLES MISTOOK THE A-SIDE.

5327
I FEEL FINE
WINCHESTER PRESSING.

5371
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
WINCHESTER PRESSING.

5407
TICKET TO RIDE
WEST COAST PRESSING.

5476
HELP!
WEST COAST PRESSING, WITH "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" PRINT INFO.

5498
YESTERDAY
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.
"ACT NATURALLY" IS ON THE FULL APPLE A-SIDE BECAUSE IT WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE THE SINGLE'S A-SIDE AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN DESIGNATED AS SUCH IN CAPITOL'S INTERNAL DOCUMENTS.

5555
WE CAN WORK IT OUT
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.

5587
NOWHERE MAN
JACKSONVILLE PRESSING.

5651
PAPERBACK WRITER
WEST COAST PRESSING.

5715
YELLOW SUBMARINE
WINCHESTER PRESSING.

5810
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
WEST COAST PRESSING.
"STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER" IS ON THE FULL APPLE A-SIDE BECAUSE IT WAS THE A-SIDE WHEN THE SINGLE WAS ISSUED (AMERICAN DISC-JOCKEYS AND RADIO LISTENERS PREFERRED THE MORE UPBEAT "PENNY LANE", WHICH BECAME A NUMBER ONE HIT).

5964
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
WINCHESTER PRESSING.
"BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN" APPEARS ON THE A-SIDE AND IS AN ERROR BECAUSE THIS TRACK HAS A LOWER MASTER NUMBER THAN "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE". THUS THE PERSON PREPARING THE APPLE REISSUE SINGLES MISTOOK THE A-SIDE.

2056
HELLO GOODBYE
WEST COAST PRESSING.

2138
LADY MADONNA
WEST COAST PRESSING, WITH "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" PRINT INFO.


 

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