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The BeatlesHelp!

Label:Parlophone – PMC 1255
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Stage & Screen
Style:Beat, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Help!
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A2The Night Before
Electric PianoJohn*
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A3You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
FluteJohn*
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A4I Need You
Written-ByHarrison*
A5Another Girl
GuitarPaul*
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A6You're Going To Lose That Girl
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A7Ticket To Ride
GuitarPaul*
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B1Act Naturally
Written-ByRussell*, Morrison*
B2It's Only Love
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B3You Like Me Too Much
Electric PianoJohn*
Piano [Steinway]George Martin, Paul*
Written-ByHarrison*
B4Tell Me What You See
Electric PianoPaul*
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B5I've Just Seen A Face
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B6Yesterday
GuitarPaul*
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B7Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Written-ByWilliams*
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Notes

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

First mono pressing Variation A with KT tax code on side B you'll find here: Help!.

Made in Gt. Britain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped): XEX 549-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped): XEX 550-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): XEX.449
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): XEX.550
  • Other (Tax code, side B label, embossed): K/T
  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Rights Society: Mecolico
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Other: PCS 3071
  • Other (Sleeve print date): 6509

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Help! (LP, Album, Stereo)ParlophonePCS 3071UK1965
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Help! (LP, Album, Mono)ParlophonePMC 1255UK1965
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Help! (LP, Album, Stereo, Flipback)ParlophonePCS 3071Netherlands1965
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Chansons Du Film "Help!" (LP, Album, Reissue, Orange label)OdeonOSX 230France1965
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Help! (LP, Album, Stereo)ParlophonePCSO 3071Australia1965

Reviews

  • SteveVG77's avatar
    SteveVG77
    Many suggest the KT tax code is only a manufacturing variation rather than a separate release. In fact it commonly known that the purchase tax codes weren’t always used. I really think this album has too many submissions / releases which are in fact duplicates. My copy of this album has the same record label, text, text position, font and runout codes but it matches others too. A real clean up here is needed!

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