Matrix numbers: YBEX 50069-1 & YBEX 50070-1[moonag]
(Compilation Reissue) 'Toshiba/EMI Japan issued this Euro-Dutch compilation 1978 as part of Japan's 'Country Flag' OBI / EAS re-issue series of the Beatles Japanese LP catalog which began in 1976. This is title n° 32 in the series, with Netherlands/Dutch flag OBI.
It's a re-issue of the Odeon release 'Beatles Greatest' compilation, originally released there June 1965.
-Pressed from a copy of a Dutch master, as identified by the matrix stamp, true stereo.
-She Loves You A7 is fake stereo
-I Feel Fine B1 is true stereo with the 'whispering' intro.
-All My Loving B8 has the hi-hat intro.
-Includes Japanse-English bio-lyric sheet insert
-Disc comes with clear rice-paper inner sleeve.
-Some copies imported to North America may have come with an 'imported Japan' Capitol-EMI sticker that sealed the outer plastic sleeve (see photo)
-Black & silver Odeon.
Manufactured by Toshiba-EMI, Ltd., Japan.
(Compilation Reissue) 'disc pressed by Skandinaviska Grammophon AB
sleeve printed by Gramophonehouse Heemstede Holland
ST33 logo is circular. Small circle between 'THE BEATLES' and ST33 on both labels. No 'n' suffix.
No label code. Bottom of backcover has only EMI Electrola logo (no Odeon) and reads 'EMI Electrola GMBH ... Printed in Germany by 4P NICOLAUS GMBH; Köln'. [emil]
ST33 logo is circular rather than oval (see pic)
No 'n' suffix anywhere.
No label code.