The Beatles ‎– Beatles For Sale

Parlophone ‎– PCS 3062
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 No Reply
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A2 I'm A Loser
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A3 Baby's In Black
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A4 Rock And Roll Music
Written-By – Berry*
A5 I'll Follow The Sun
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
A6 Mr. Moonlight
Written-By – Johnson*
A7 Kansas City
Written-By – Lieber-Stoller*
B1 Eight Days A Week
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B2 Words Of Love
Written-By – Holly*
B3 Honey Don't
Written-By – Perkins*
B4 Every Little Thing
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B5 I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B6 What You're Doing
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B7 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Written-By – Perkins*



A similar release exists which has "STEREO" printed slightly more to the right on both labels and has got a tax code embossed on side 1: The Beatles - Beatles For Sale.

Released in a gatefold sleeve that opens from the inside and with horizontal flipbacks in the centre spread.

First pressing. Black/yellow labels with silver lettering. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd.” printed at the start perimeter print. “Recording first published 1964″ and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text.

This is for original pressings only with track A7 titled as just "Kansas City" (Lieber-Stoller)
Later pressings had to be retitled for legal reasons.

The original LP sleeve and the label listed the song as "Kansas City" (Lieber-Stoller).
After the attorneys for Venice Music complained, the record label was revised to read:
"Medley: (a) Kansas City (Leiber/Stoller) (P)1964 Macmelodies Ltd./KPM. (b) Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (Penniman) Venice Mus. Ltd. (P)1964."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): YEX 142-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): YEX 143-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): YEX.142
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): YEX.143

Other Versions (5 of 403) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMC 1240 The Beatles Beatles For Sale(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Parlophone PMC 1240 UK 1964 Sell This Version
none The Beatles Beatles For Sale(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Apple Records, Parlophone none Italy 2015 Sell This Version
PCS 3062 The Beatles Beatles For Sale(LP, Album, RE) Parlophone PCS 3062 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1A 062-04200 The Beatles Beatles For Sale(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Parlophone 1A 062-04200 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3 82414 2 3 The Beatles Beatles For Sale(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Apple Records, Parlophone 0946 3 82414 2 3 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version


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February 7, 2016
Hello friends, just bought a this cd...but can not trace the version of it. its CDP 7 46438 2 [DIDX 1257] MADE IN JAPAN, on the disc..Could somebody help me out with discogs link? Thanks


November 16, 2012
At the "6 O'clock" position on the inner groove area is the matrix number with a -1 or -2 etc.
For instance, Beatles For Sale in stereo is YEX 142-1 (etc.).
The "1" means the FIRST LACQUER cut from the master. -2 the second etc.
At the "9 O'clock" is a number which tell you what "mother" was used to generate the stamper actually used the press the record. A number of "mothers" are generated from the lacquer. Obviously a "1" means first mother generated from the lacquer. A "5" means it was much later--the fifth mother generated from the lacquer.
At the "3 O'clock" position there will be one to three letters, which are codes associated with numbers as follows, which tell you what stamper was used to press the actual record:
G R A M O P H L T D (gramophone Ltd)

G=1 R=2 A=3 M=4 O=5 P=6 H=7 L=8 T=9 D=0

Therefore, if the letters say "GR" that is stamper 12. "O" is stamper 5 etc.
YEX 142-1, mother 1, stamper G is the very first pressing of "Beatles For Sale" in stereo: first lacquer, first mother, first stamper.

YEX 142-1, mother 4, stamper RLT. That would be first lacquer, 4th mother and 289th stamper generated from that mother.