The Beatles ‎– Abbey Road

Apple Records ‎– PCS 7088
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℗ 1969.
"An E.M.I. Recording"
Mfd. in U.K.

This version is the "first label, revised cover" version:
Dark green labels with a whole apple on the A-side label and a half, sliced-open apple on B-side. The labels have the "(An E.M.I. Recording)" text on two lines and small "33 1/3" text moved to the left side. Publishing year printed with a small ℗ symbol. The B-side label does not have "Her Majesty" credits. The labels are quite dark, although the actual shade of green varies between copies.
Comes in a full laminated cover without flaps on the back side. The front cover has the drain showing, the rear cover has the Apple logo aligned with the text, and 'Her Majesty' is not listed.

"Thanks to George Martin, Geoff Emerick and Phillip McDonald".

Published by:
Northern Songs. NCB: A1, A3, A4, A6, B2 to B11
Harrisongs: A2, B1
Startling Music: A5

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): YEX.749
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): YEX.750
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 1): YEX 749-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 1): YEX 750-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 2): YEX 749 A-3U P 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 2): YEX 750-1 TOR 0 5

Other Versions (5 of 576) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCS 7088 The Beatles Abbey Road(LP) Apple Records PCS 7088 France 1969 Sell This Version
2J 062-04243 The Beatles Abbey Road(LP, Album, RE) EMI 2J 062-04243 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
4XT 383 The Beatles Abbey Road(Cass, Album, RE) Apple Records, Capitol Records 4XT 383 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
C4-46446 The Beatles Abbey Road(Cass, Album, RE, XDR) Capitol Records, Apple Records C4-46446 US 1992 Sell This Version
SAPL 30506 The Beatles Abbey Road(LP, Album) Apple Records SAPL 30506 Uruguay 1969 Sell This Version


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August 25, 2018
Abbey Road is like listening to pink floyd's the wall, whereby the entire recording flows well, track by track.
it is one of those rare records you simply cannot take the needle off the record and skip to another track but let it play in its entirety, which is why i love this album so much.
it's a shame that so many different Mastering variations were utilized, making it extremely difficult to guess which version would sound the best, and as such many of us were not happy with the version we purchased.
After listening to this album in its many versions for over 30 years, I myself found that this particular version The Beatles - Abbey Road offfers a great balance of sound, albeit a reissue.


March 23, 2018
What is my Matrix run out if it GPO 3
or what does it mean?


February 5, 2018
I founded a poster (Abbey road-Beatles tour & discography) Inside a US cover with no record (SO-383). I can't find a release speaking about it. Is there someone who can tell me Something about it? Thank you.


July 13, 2017
Can someone help me? My copy is a 1969 copy, uncroped cover, with the thin text on side A and thick text on side B, and it's a Rockaway press. Help!


March 6, 2017
This sold for eu 9.99 in Ireland so was worth buying


October 11, 2016
Rare Misprint? My copy is a Canadian Capitol Records pressing with catalog #SO-383. It has the purple label with the Capitol logo on top. Here's where it gets interesting: SIDE A is actually SIDE A of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" while the second side is SIDE B of Abbey Road as it should be. There's very little info online and no listing for it on this site. Anyone got the same copy or some info on it?


April 16, 2016
Apple so-383. Cover front photo cropped so you don't see sewer drain. Back E.M.I recording text bottom left corner. No year. Next to Apple records insignia is a sticker reads 72M FOR SALE TO U.S. MILITARY ONLY. Record has whole green Apple on side 1. MFG. BY APPLE RECORDS. INC in green. Recorded in England. Matrix number is etched 1-383-F-44. Side 2 has produced by George Martin above it. Track 11 Her Majesty is listed on the record but not on the cover. Matrix number is etched so-2-383-H-47


April 16, 2016
I have this LP three times and one has never been opened on the back top right hand corner it says. STERO -PCS-7088 and below this MONO-PMC-7088 this is not on the other two can anyone please advise thanks


April 8, 2016
Hello, i have some difficulties to identi my version.
The back cover have : "fabriqué et publié en france par [PATHE MARCONI] [EMI] réédition de 1978"

but when i check the french version of 78, i can't find my record (not the same labels, and it's written parlophone on mine, not like the pictures shows. could it be the disc and the cover are from two separate version?


February 14, 2016
I have SO-383 Recorded in England, Produced by George Martin but no year. What year would that be?