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The Beatles - Help!

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Disc 1 | 12"
 
A Matrix:
XEX 549-2  
B Matrix:
XEX 550-2  
Record Details
Artist: The Beatles
Title: Help!
Format: 12"
Label: Parlophone
Cat No: PMC 1255
Released: 6 Aug 1965
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Genres: Beat, Pop Rock
   
Status Details
Status Have
Additional Information
Comments First mono pressing. August 6, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Capitol print. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve.
Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. or Ernest J.Day & Co. front laminated flipback cover, with outline “mono” on front cover.

There are three different label variations of this first mono pressing:

Variation A. The original 1st labels used a Sans-Serif font and the * credit indicator for “I Need You” was placed to the right of the song title with a space between: I Need You *.

Variation B. Other of the original labels used a thick font and the same * credit indicator for “I Need You” was placed to the right of the song title with a space between: I Need You *. In addition, the laqueur numbers (XEX.549 & XEX.550) shifted relative to date on the both sides.

Variation C. Side 1 is practically the same as in variation A but the titles of “Girl” on track 5 and 6 are now aligned directly above each other. Side 2 has a few more differences in the tracklist layout. Most noticeably, the second line now begins with BIEM instead of NCB; and “Yesterday” now no longer begins on its own line. The layout in general is neater with the space being used a little more efficiently.

This is Variation A of the first mono pressing with KT tax code on label side B.
Very similar to [r4455832] (r4455832) which is Variation A too but with KT tax code on label side A. This characteristic differs both releases.

First mono pressing Variation B with tax code on side B you'll find here: [r10472104] (r10472104)
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