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Reference Library: CHOBA B CCCP

From: ralph.weigmann@wirtschaft.tu-ilmenau.de
Subject: CHOBA B CCCP (list of different versions)
Date: 20 Apr 1995 20:46:46 GMT

CHOBA B CCCP

The numerous variations of the CHOBA B CCCP albums made in the USSR have been discussed lately on rec.music.beatles.

Some people asked me via e-mail for a list of CHOBA B CCCP versions. For all the label- and matrix-purists - here it is (all legal USSR releases, no bootlegs, no counterfeits, except one could be one, noted in comment):

Factory: Riga
Songs: 11
Inner Packaging: plastic
Little Star Color: yellow
Label Color: red
Bars on Label: none
Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-1 DMM
Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-1 DMM
Comment: little star on cover and MPL-man a very closely

Factory: Tashkent Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: dark yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: none Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-1 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-1 DMM Comment: brilliant cover; little star on cover is overprinted with the MPL-man on the right bottom of the back-cover yellow color is not covering, it seems like brush-painted

Factory: Aprelewka Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: dark yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-2 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-3 DMM

Factory: Tashkent Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: none Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-1 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-1 DMM Comment: brilliant cover; little star on cover is overprinted with the MPL-man on the right bottom of the back-cover yellow color is not covering, it seems like brush-painted; label text of B is printed on the inner groove (misprint)

Factory: Moscow Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: orange Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thin bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-1 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-1 DMM

Factory: Tashkent: cover; Aprelewka: record Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: dark yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-1 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-1 DMM Comment: brilliant cover; little star on cover is overprinted with the MPL-man on the right bottom of the back-cover yellow color is not covering, it seems like brush-painted; cover seems to be copied (maybe a counterfeit)

Factory: Aprelewka Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: plastic, quadratic Little Star Color: dark yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-3 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-3 DMM

Factory: Aprelewka Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-3 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-3 DMM

Factory: Moscow Songs: 11 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: orange Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thin bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-1 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-3 DMM

Factory: Riga Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: plastic Little Star Color: brown Label Color: red Bars on Label: none Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-5 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM Comment: big red star on front cover is very dark; cover is rough

Factory: Riga Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: plastic Little Star Color: dark gold Label Color: red Bars on Label: none Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-5 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM Comment: cover is rough and very light white

Factory: Riga Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: plastic Little Star Color: yellow-gold Label Color: red Bars on Label: none Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-5 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM Comment: cover is rough

Factory: Leningrad (town was renamed to St. Petersburg) Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: dirty gold Label Color: red Bars on Label: two thin bars Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-5 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM Comment: cover is very rough; silhouette of Leningrad on label; label writing is blue; on back cover a date and a number were printed: 6. 04. 89; 3.213-0-131580

Factory: Leningrad (town was renamed to St. Petersburg) Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: yellow Label Color: red Bars on Label: two thin bars Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-6 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM Comment: cover is very rough; silhouette of Leningrad on label; label writing is blue; on back cover a date and a number were printed: 6. 04. 89; 3.213-0-131580; big red star on front cover is very dark

Factory: Aprelewka Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: gold Label Color: white Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-7 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM

Factory: Aprelewka Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: paper Little Star Color: dark gold Label Color: red Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-5 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM

Factory: Aprelewka Songs: 13 Inner Packaging: plastic Little Star Color: dark gold Label Color: white Bars on Label: one thick bar Matrix Side A: A60-00415/1-5 DMM Matrix Side B: A60-00416/1-5 DMM Comment: big red star on front cover is very dark

The 11 song release was pressed 50.000 times, the 13 song release 350.000 times (mostly in Aprelewka, a very small town near Moscow).

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Newsgroups: rec.music.beatles
From: dlm3@midway.uchicago.edu (saki)
Subject: Re: How do ye pronounce CHOBA B CCCP?
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 06:02:18 GMT

"*Sno*va v'ess ess ess *ehr*", emphasized as indicated, will do nicely.

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"When they were together they wondered what for, after all, what for?"
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saki (dlm3@midway.uchicago.edu)


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