Beatles For Sale EP

 

UK Release Date 6 April 1965
UK Catalogue Number Parlophone GEP 8931
Weeks On UK EP Chart 47
Peak UK EP Chart Position 1 (For 6 weeks)
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7TCE 860-1N / 7TCE 861-1N

 

Released on 6 April 1965 this EP spent 47 weeks in the EP chart, six of those weeks at number 1, though didn’t enter the singles charts even though the three original numbers on it were considered as a single. All four tracks are taken from the Beatles For Sale album.

I have 2 copies on vinyl, the 1 shown below and one more in a box set.

First Press

The pictures below are of my first press copy. It has SOLD IN THE UK…text across the centre of the record which you won’t find on second presses and the perimeter text starts THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD… as opposed to EMI RECORDS LTD…. which came on second presses from the late 1970s. The matrix numbers on this copy are 7TCE 860-1N and 7TCE 861-1N and has a KT tax code. The record plays excellent throughout, the odd bit of feint crackle, and the original sleeve is in very good condition as can be seen by the pictures, just some minor ring wear and creasing and B7 written at the top right on the rear.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15

 

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