(Reissue Mono) '1976 Japanese Flag OBI / EAS 'Country Flag' re-issue series of the Beatles Japanese LP catalog. Issue n° 27 with Japanese flag OBI.
Re-issue of the Japanese version of 'The Beatles Second Album', using similar front art to the US jacket but different track line-up. Originally released June 1964.
Comes with black inner sleeve and bio & lyric sheet insert.
Some copies imported to North America may have come with an 'imported Japan' Capitol-EMI sticker (see photo)
All true mono mixes.'[discogs]
SRC logo stamper in runouts.
'1983-85 Capitol rainbow/colorband label with rim text inside colorband.
As with all previous pressings, does not have the time/duration listed on label for tracks B1 and B2
There were 2 80s Black Capitol rainbow band label pressings. One was pressed 1983-1985 at Capitol's Jacksonville plant as identified by a 'O' in the matrix runout. Both sides stamped MASTERED BY CAPITOL. On some pressings that stamp is only on one of the sides. The label has a dull label finish and has the classic 1' diameter inner-ring notch that surrounds the spindle hole. The vinyl is a little more firm than the SRC pressings, and some pressings are translucent (hold the disc up to a bright light and you can seed through it).
This pressing, 1986-87, were pressed at Specialty Record Corporation (The large S surrounding R and C stamped in the run-out), also identified by smooth indent/notch approx 3/4' from edge of label and glossy finish. The SRC pressings also have more etching data on the run-out. The vinyl is a little more flexible/bendy than the Capitol pressings.
-NO factory designator # on lower right corner.
-Issued in posterboard stock with RIAA Gold Record Seal on front cover. Disc came in clear rice paper inner sleeve.'[discogs]