Blast From Your past CD


Initial UK Release Date 26 May 1987
Initial UK Catalogue Number EMI/Parlophone CD-PCS 7170 / CDP 7 46663 2
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed To Chart
Peak UK Chart Position


This compilation album from Ringo was initially released in the UK on 12 December 1975 whilst the US release was a little earlier on 25 November 1975. Surprisingly it failed to chart in the UK though it made number 30 in the US during an eleven week run. It was the last album to be released on the Apple label (until it’s relaunch in the 90’s) .

Of the ten tracks on the album, five had been both US and UK singles ( It Don’t Come Easy, Back Off Boogaloo, Photograph, You’re Sixteen and Only You, ), three more had been US singles only (Beaucoups of Blues, Oh My My and No No Song) one was a B side (Early 1970) and one was an album track (I’m The Greatest). It may surprise you to know that in the US seven of the eight singles had previously made the top 10 with two of them, photograph and You’re Sixteen, making number 1. With just ten tracks and a running time of just over 31 minutes the album may be a little on the short side but the quality is surprisingly high.

It received it’s official release on CD in the UK on 26 May 1987 when it was released on EMI/Parlophone under catalogue number CD-PCS 7170 / CDP 7 46663 2. The US CD release was on 18 January 1988 on Apple/Parlophone under catalogue number CDP 7 46663 2 . There were no bonus tracks.

My copy is shown below

UK/US Release

The pictures below are of my copy which, according to Discogs, was released for both the UK and US markets. Both the CD and the insert are made in the US but both have the UK and US catalogue numbers on them. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 8 page insert.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10



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