The Beatles ‎– Love Me Do

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Parlophone ‎– 45-R 4949
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
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The main differentiator between this version of the red label issue, compared to the other original 1962 versions, is the absence of the 'MADE IN GT. BRITAIN' text under the Parlophone logo on the label. Two other original 1962 red label versions with this text can be seen here and here.

This versions label has the title 'LOVE ME DO' right-aligned with the 'Lennon-McCartney' writing credit below it. It also has a missing parenthesis after the 'Lennon-McCartney' writing credit on the B-side, 'P.S. I LOVE YOU'. Another similarly aligned variant exists which corrects the missing parenthesis.

There is also a variant which has the title 'LOVE ME DO' centred over the 'Lennon-McCartney' writing credit below it. This variant also corrects the missing parenthesis after the B-side writing credit.

A ZT tax code stamped in the runout indicates a pressing made before November 1962 when the code changed to PT.

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.

Certain later reissues, either individually or as part of box sets, exist which reflect the original design but contain noticeable differences.

One such reissue (1982) with a picture sleeve can be found here, and a later reissue (2012) here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 7XCE 17144 45
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 7XCE 17145 45
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 7XCE 17144-1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 7XCE 17145-1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Tax Code): ZT

Other Versions (5 of 23) 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
45-R 4949 NI The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single) Parlophone 45-R 4949 NI Nigeria 1963 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
45-R 4949 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single, Promo, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 45-R 4949 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-R 4949 The Beatles Love Me Do(7", Single, Promo) Parlophone 45-R 4949 UK 1962 Sell This Version

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Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

January 22, 2015
None of the USA or Canadian 1982 + retro releases are Stereo (LMD was never mixed to stereo the stage tapes were foolishly wiped for re-use once the mono mixes were done BOTH of the Original Ringo verison and the substituted 1963 released album tie-in Andy White version).

They are all a vile David Dexter "Duophonic" re-creation of the Andy White version and are pointless and worthless.
Only the Capitol-CEMA Juke Box (red vinyl pressed in error) copies contain the original and MONO Ringo Version of LMD.