"Yellow Submarine" designated A side by Capitol Records
-- B side charted at # 11
-- unlike earlier Beatles sleeves this release lists the A side on top, both sides (and is very hard to find in good condition).
-- aside from the regular Capitol pressing plants (Scranton and Los Angeles) the original 1966 release was also contract pressed by Decca records
-- re-issued many times up to 1981
general Capitol release information of this coupling:
Issued 1966 -1968 Orange/Yellow swirl, (no subsidiary information) also with yellow rim print, also contract Decca pressing (Gloversville)
Issued 1968 -1969 Orange/Yellow swirl, subsidiary information in black (1968) or white (1968-1969)
Issued 1969 Red/Orange “Dome” logo
Issued 1969-1971 Red Orange “C” logo
(coupling moved to Apple label 1971-1975, same catalogue number, returns to Capitol label 1976)
Issued 1976-1978 Dark Orange, “Capitol” on lower perimeter
Issued 1978-1981 Purple label
(coupling moved to “Starline” label with new catalogue number)
Hi. Notice the orange label record from 1976 without the Mono indicator. I have 2 copies that are both Stereo, Sub & Rigby, and both sides have H13 in dead wax. Not sure what it means. I have 3 with the Mono tag that are Mono, and have dead wax H10 & G7. What do these mean?? Are there any other orange Stereo Beatles from this era, pre Get Back?? Beatle Lew.
Thank you BEATLEJOHN and W.B.lbl for your comments. I've added the sleeve to my copy now. Does it make it any clearer which version (or bootleg) it is? The matrix no. is not stamped but "hand-written": 45-45619-G-8/G-10
Is it straight-cut across (East-coast and darker than West Coast)...or does it have the "tub-cut" thumb-tab..(West-coast)?....the boot version I've seen is a combination of the two..Lighter photo and straight cut top....John
I picked up this copy of the East Coast sleeve today to upgrade my original copy--this one is a near mint copy with almost no ring wear. With acknowledgement to BeatleJohn for the earlier set of images.
This was a garage-sale sleeve I found in early 70's, because the printing is so dark it is hard to find this without ring-wear (and I've come across 2 others that looked worse!), a mint East-coast sleeve of this can fetch up to $200 US!