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The George Martin & His Orchestra Canadian Discography

(1964-1968)

Compiled By Piers A. Hemmingsen









Early Single (very rare)


Serial Number Artist Title
Capitol 72063 Ray Cathode Time Beat / Waltz In Orbit
Orange and yellow swirl label. Ray Cathode was a pseudonym for George Martin and this disc was probably issued in Canada in December 1962 or January 1963. This record pre-dates The Beatles first North American 45 «Love Me Do» Capitol 72076 by a few months. Needless to say, it sank without trace in Canada.
72063 45
This is the original UK red label Parlophone issue, Time Beat was the A-side in the UK.
72063 45









Later Singles

(all pressed by The Compo Company Limited, Lachine, Quebec, Canada)


Serial Number Artist Title
United Artists UA 745 (Version 1) George Martin and his Orchestra Ringo’s Theme / And I Love Her
Red label. CREDITED TO THE BEATLES. The label format differs from the label of UA 750 as the label on UA 750 has two silver bars across like the Canadian Atco 45 «Ain’t She Sweet». This 45 was withdrawn since it was indeed not by The Beatles.
withdrawn 45
United Artists UA 745 (Version 2) George Martin and his Orchestra Ringo’s Theme / And I Love Her
Red label - this label format is similar to UA 750 but uses a different font and the B-side time is listed incorrectly as 3:06 instead of 3:42. This version was issued with the US picture sleeve. There is a very small ink stamp on the bottom of the rear of the sleeve that says PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. which does make it unique to Canada.
corrected 45
United Artists UA 750 (Version 1) George Martin and his Orchestra A Hard Day’s Night / I Should Have Known Better
Red label - no silver bars. To my knowledge, no Canadian copies of this 45 have been located with the USA picture sleeve pictured here, unlike UA 745.
corrected 45
United Artists UA 750 (Version 2) George Martin and his Orchestra A Hard Day’s Night / I Should Have Known Better
Red label - silver bars on label.
corrected 45
United Artists UA 831 George Martin and his Orchestra Cast Your Fate To The Wind / All Quiet On The Mersey Front
Label format TBD
United Artists UA 873 George Martin and his Orchestra Downtown / I Feel Fine
Red label - silver bars on label.
corrected 45
United Artists UA 50148 George Martin and his Orchestra Love In The Open Air / Bahama Sound
No Canadian release of this 45 yet confirmed.









Long PLay (LP) Albums

(all pressed by The Compo Company Limited, Lachine, Quebec, Canada)


Serial Number Artist Title
United Artists UAL 3377 George Martin and his Orchestra OFF THE BEATLE TRACK
Mono - red label - Compo pressing
off the beatles tracks lp
United Artists UAS 6377 George Martin and his Orchestra OFF THE BEATLES TRACK
Stereo - black label - Compo pressing
United Artists UAL 3383 George Martin and his Orchestra A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Mono - red label - Compo pressing
a hard days night lp
United Artists UAS 6383 George Martin and his Orchestra A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Stereo - black label - Compo pressing
United Artists UAL 3420 George Martin and his Orchestra SCORES INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS OF THE HITS
Mono - red label - Compo Pressing
United Artists UAS 6420 George Martin and his Orchestra SCORES INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS OF THE HITS
Stereo - black label - Compo pressing
help martin lp
United Artists UAL 3448 George Martin and his Orchestra HELP!
Mono -red label - Compo pressing. At the end of Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, on the track "Eclipse", a section of the George Martin orchestral version of "Ticket to Ride" can very faintly be heard beneath the closing heart-beat sound effect. It is believed to be from this album. Before digital recording, recording tapes were wiped and re-used. It is possible that the tape used to record the heart-beat sound effect was not properly wiped and formerly had this track on it, or it was a deliberate inclusion by the band. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help!_%28George_Martin_album%29
help martin lp
United Artists UAS 6448 George Martin and his Orchestra HELP!
Stereo - black label - Compo pressing
United Artists UAL 3539 George Martin and his Orchestra INSTRUMENTALLY SALUTES THE BEATLES GIRLS
Mono - red label - Compo pressing
United Artists UAS 6539 George Martin and his Orchestra INSTRUMENTALLY SALUTES THE BEATLES GIRLS
Stereo - black label - Compo pressing
corrected 45
United Artists UAL 6647 George Martin and his Orchestra LONDON BY GEORGE!
Canadian mono copy not yet confirmed
United Artists UAS 6647 George Martin and his Orchestra LONDON BY GEORGE!
Canadian stereo copy most likely issued but not yet confirmed
corrected 45
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