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The Beatles - Help! (LP, Album, Mono) (Very Good (VG))

The Beatles - Help! (LP, Album, Mono) (Very Good (VG))

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Media Condition:  Very Good (VG)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good (VG)
Country:    UK  
06 Aug 1965
Genre:       Rock, Stage & Screen
Style:         Beat, Soundtrack

Back cover has writing in pen reading "John, Paul, George, and Ringo" some light faces drawn in graphite. HELP! on back is colored in blue pen. Staining on front cover, with some micro creasing around the sides. Overall in structurally good shape with softer corners and little edgewear with some creasing. Vinyl has a multitude of surface marks and scuffs that affect play. Ultrasonically cleaned.


1. First pressing. August 6, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd.” prnted at the start perimeter print and “Sold in U.K. subject…” text. Capitol print. Tracing-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut inner sleeve. With or without KT tax code on the label. 

Variation A. (This one) 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 1A 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.

Northern Music: A1 to A7, B2 to B6
Lark Mus.: B1
Essex Music: B7


A1. Help!
A2. The Night Before
A3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
A4. I Need You
A5. Another Girl
A6. You're Going To Lose That Girl
A7. Ticket To Ride
B1. Act Naturally
B2. It's Only Love
B3. You Like Me Too Much
B4. Tell Me What You See
B5. I've Just Seen A Face
B6. Yesterday
B7. Dizzy Miss Lizzy


Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout XEX 549-2
Matrix / Runout XEX 550-2
Matrix / Runout XEX 549-2 AG O 4 ADO
Matrix / Runout XEX 550-2 AM R 4
Rights Society BIEM/NCB/Mecolico
Other K T


Record Company The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Printed By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
Published By Northern Songs
Published By Lark Music
Published By Essex Music

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