Beatles For Sale No.2 EP


UK Release Date 4 June 1965
UK Catalogue Number Parlophone GEP 8938
Weeks On UK EP Chart 24
Peak UK EP Chart Position 5
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7TCE 874-1 / 7TCE 875-1


Released on 4 June 1965 this EP spent 24 weeks in the EP chart, only climbing as high as number 5, and didn’t enter the singles charts. 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 and the perimeter text starts THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD… as opposed to THE GRAMOHONE CO LTD…. which came on second presses from later in the year. The matrix numbers on this copy are 7TCE 874-1 and 7TCE 875-1 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 – maybe the rear is not as white as it could be.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15


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