The Beatles ‎– Love Me Do

Label:
Parlophone ‎– R 4949
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Repress
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Tracklist

A Love Me Do
B P.S. I Love You

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Notes

Please note the main differentiator between this, 1964 black label / silver text repress, and the 1963 repress which can be seen here, is the presence of the centre label text,

'SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.'

This text began to appear in early 1964, before being phased out towards the end of 1969, on the center labels of the majority of UK market EMI product. It should not be used for precise dating purposes however, as it is known to appear in a legacy form on releases into the early '70s.

Please also note the following differentiators present on this variant's label.

1 - The perimeter rim copyright text beginning, 'The Parlophone Co. Ltd', is in title case.

2 - The label publishing text, 'RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962', is in upper case.

3 - The lower case 't' in the 'Gt.', in the label text 'MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN'.

4 - The large 'Parlophone' logo at the top of the label.

There are a number of of other variants which are known to exist:

1 - Where the label publishing text, 'Recording First Published 1962' is in title case.

2 - Where the perimeter rim copyright text beginning, 'THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD' is in upper case, the label publishing text, 'Recording First Published 1962' is in title case, and the 'T' in the 'GT.' in the label text 'Made In GT. Britain' is in upper case. This variant also has a smaller 'Parlophone' logo at the top of the label and can be found here.

In January 1963 Parlophone ceased production of its red label design. Consequently original issues of Love Me Do & Please Please Me were the only Beatles singles, released in the '60s in the UK, with these red labels. The red labels included the 45- prefix in the catalogue number, to differentiate from 78 RPM records, even though Parlophone had ceased the production of these by the late '50s.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 7XCE 17144
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 7XCE 17145
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 7XCE 17144-1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 7XCE 17145-1N

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
45-R 4949 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single) Parlophone 45-R 4949 UK 1962 Sell This Version
R 4949 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single, RP) Parlophone R 4949 UK 1963 Sell This Version
R 4949 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single, RP) Parlophone R 4949 UK 1964 Sell This Version
S7-56785 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single, Mono, Jukebox, MP, RE, Red) Capitol Records, CEMA Special Markets S7-56785 US 1993 Sell This Version
45-R 4949, 45-R 4714 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single, Mono, Ltd, M/Print, RM, RP) Parlophone, Parlophone 45-R 4949, 45-R 4714 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version

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