The Beatles ‎– Hey Jude

Apple Records ‎– EAS-80570
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Toshiba/EMI Japan issued this US release as part of Japan's "Country Flag" OBI / EAS re-issue series of the Beatles Japanese LP catalog which began in 1976. This is title n° 25 in the series, with U.S. flag OBI.

Originally released in US Feb 1970.

Recording notes:
-Mastered from a copy of a US master, as identified by the matrix stamp

Packaging notes:
-Jacket is same as the US design, with obvious text differences for Japan.
-Includes bio-lyric sheet insert (in English & Japanese)
-Disc comes with clear rice-paper inner sleeve.
-OBI states ‎¥2,500, with list of albums in the series on the back side.
-Some copies imported to North America may have come with an "imported Japan" Capitol-EMI sticker that sealed the outer plastic sleeve (see photo)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, stamped): SW1-385 5S2 7 〄 20-Z4
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, stamped): SW2-385 2S 2 〄
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variant 2): SW1-385 2S 7C 〄 3-3 (one of the last 3s is upside down)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variant 2): SW2-3X85 1S2 C4〄 (C barely legible)

Other Versions (5 of 246) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SO-385, SW-385 The Beatles Hey Jude (The Beatles Again)(LP, Comp, Jac) Apple Records, Apple Records SO-385, SW-385 US 1970 Sell This Version
CPCS 106 The Beatles Hey Jude(LP, Comp, M/Print, DUM) Apple Records CPCS 106 India 1971 Sell This Version
SW-385 The Beatles Hey Jude(LP, Comp) Apple Records SW-385 US 1970 Sell This Version
3C 064-04348 The Beatles Hey Jude(LP, Comp, RE) Apple Records 3C 064-04348 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
П92 00287-8 The Beatles Hey, Jude(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AnTrop П92 00287-8 Russia 1993 Sell This Version