After the last note of "A Day in the Life," there's no looped voices or high pitched note recorded in the run-out groove.1-1/2-inch ring pressed around spindle hole and star (✲) stamped into runout vinyl, with raised dot in runout matrix number. The ✲ indicates a Los Angeles pressing. 1968 issue with 'subsidiary text on the outer label perimeter.
Album title on one line above spindle hole on both sides.
On the left side of the spindle hole is STEREO in tall, thin print.
On the right side of Side 1 is the catalog number (SMAS-2653), matrix number (SMAS X-1-2653), and SIDE 1 with a serif numeral '1'
On the right side of Side 2 is the catalog number (SMAS-2653), matrix number (SMAS X-2-2653), and SIDE 2.
Perimeter print along the bottom reads "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS, INC. A SUBSIDIARY OF CAPITOL INDUSTRIES INC. U.S.A. T.M. [dome logo] MARCAS REG. U.S. PAT. NO. 2.631.859."
Front cover has yellow border across top with STEREO.
Back cover has MACLEN MUSIC INC. in lower right corner.Distributed in New Zealand by His Master's Voice (N.Z.) Ltd. Comes in a single (Non-Gatefold) sleeve.
Blue Parlophone labelAlso has a Dolby logo.
Made and distributed in Australia by E.M.I. (Australia) Limited, Sydney, N.S.W.Manufactured in E.U.
This release is the 2nd of the italian collection "The Beatles Vinyl Collection", published by De Agostini. It contains an 8-page booklet and a 4 pages libretto (copy of the original). Edizione non in vendita separatamente dalla pubblicazione quattordicinale/quindicinale edita da De Agostini Publishing Italia S.p.A.Differences in the track titles on the inner labels: A2 is original mistitling, "A Little Help From My Friends" not "With A Little Help From My Friends" as corrected for repressings.
Catalog#: on the inner labels = SMAS-2653 on the back cover = SMAS 2653 on the cover's spine = 2653
The label is black with colour band around it.
The cover is made out of thick cardboard. The cover also has a yellow "Stereo" line on the top.
Manufactured by Capitol Records Inc., Hollywood And Vine Streets, Hollywood, Calif. Factories: Scranton, Pa., Los Angeles, Calif., Jacksonville, Ill.
Other variations with this catalog#: - lime green label - orange label - purple label with large Capitol logo - black label with print in colour band
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 etched): MPO SGTP A2
Matrix / Runout (Side 2 etched): MPO SGTP B3
Label Code: LC0299
Rights Society: SDRM BIEM
Other (Code): 1704
Matrix / Runout (Side A label matrix number (right side)): (SMAS-X-1-2653)
Matrix / Runout (Side B label matrix number (right side)): (SMAS-X-2-2653)
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, dot is raised): SMAS-1-2653-B-20 ·1
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, dot is raised, 11 is forward-slashed): SMAS-2-2653-B-20-11·
Matrix / Runout: "2" and "✲" stamped into side 1 runout