BEATLES FOR SALE
PMCO 1240 (MONO) / PCSO 3062 (STEREO)
FORMAT RELEASE DATE SIDE 1 MATRIX SIDE 2 MATRIX PARTS
MONO 11 Feb 1965 XEX 503 XAPAX 53 XEX 504 XAPAX 54 AU
STEREO 11 Feb 1965 YEX 142 YAPAX 1003 YEX 143 YAPAX 1004 AU
STEREO 197? YEX 142 YAPAX.1003-2 YEX 143 YAPAX 1004-5 AU
STEREO Oct 1978 YEX 142 YAPAX 1003-2 YEX 143-3 YAPAX.1004-3 AU
STEREO Nov 1980 YEX 142 YAPAX 1003-2 YEX 143-3 YAPAX.1004-5 AU
STEREO 1982 YEX 142 YAPAX 1003-3 YEX 143-3 YAPAX.1004-5 AU
STEREO 1984 YEX142 YAPAX 1003-3 YAPAX 1004-5 AU
STEREO 198? YEX 142-3 YAPAX 1003-3 DB YAPAX 1004-5 AU
MONO 14 Nov 1988 PCSO 3062 D-A
PB EMIDISC DMM
PCSO 3062 D-B
PB EMIDISC DMM
AU
MATRIX INFORMATION

Machine Stamped - Hand Written
ORIGIN CODE CIRCULATED SLEEVE DETAILS
AUST A1 Feb 1965 mono & stereo catalogue numbers; Australian designed flipback sleeve
AUST A2 Dec 1969 stereo catalogue number only; Australian designed flipback and non-flipback sleeves
AUST A3 1982 UK replica gatefold sleeve; stereo catalogue number only; local EMI details on inner sleeve
AUST A4 1982 same as A2
AUST A5 Nov 1988 same as A2 but with “DIGITALLY REMASTERED” footer on rear cover
SLEEVE INFORMATION
YELLOW/BLACK mono
AU1240M1
11 Feb 1965
'BANNER' STEREO
AU3062S1
11 Feb 1965
NZ BLACK 1-BOX A
AU3062S4A
1969
YELLOW/BLACK stereo
AU3062S3
Feb 1969
ORANGE 1-BOX B
AU3062S5B
Oct 1978
ORANGE 1-BOX A
AU3062S5A
Q3 1969
NZ BLACK 1-BOX B
AU3062S4B
1976
BLACK 1-BOX A
AU3062S6A
1982
NZ YELLOW mono
AU1240M2
1968
GENERAL ALBUM INFORMATION
No label on any Australian pressing of Beatles For Sale includes 'Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey' as part of the 'Kansas City' track title. However, sleeve A3, the short-lived UK replica sleeve, has 'Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey' listed on the cover.

Beatles For Sale was cut locally from UK supplied tapes.

The 1988 digital remaster, despite being mono like the CD release, maintained the stereo numbering system.

THE AUSTRALIAN VERSION OF THE SLEEVE

Beatles For Sale LP sleeves manufactured in Australia between February 1965 and 1982, and between 'a bit later' 1982 and 1990 utilise a front-sleeve design unique to Australia. The art features, on a yellow background, isolated colour pictures of each Beatle taken during the Sydney Stadium concert of the lads' 1964 Australian tour. For a very short period in 1982, Beatles For Sale was issued in a replica of the UK gatefold sleeve, with EMI Australia credits in the sleeve inner. Research suggests that the replica UK sleeve was limited to copies that were distributed in boxed sets produced at the time; and if any copies were sold individually it was as direct consequence of a retailer 'breaking' a boxset for individual-title sale.
BLACK 1-BOX B
AU3062S6B
Jul 1987
NZ DK GREY 1-BOX
AU3062S4C
1982
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NZ YELLOW stereo
AU3062S2
1968