Early Takes Volume 1 LP

 

UK Release Date 1 May 2012
UK Catalogue Number UMe 0602527990439
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 1
Peak UK Chart Position 66
Lowest Matrix Numbers Only the one press

 

Released on 1 May 2012 in both the UK and the US, this collection of demos and early takes had just one week in the UK charts at number 66 whilst in the US it managed to make number 20 during a three week stay. The collection had previously been available in the UK as part of the deluxe box set of the Living In The Material World film that was released in October 2011.

It could easily have been entitled All Things Must Pass…. Naked as six of the ten tracks are from that album – without Phil Spector’s heavy production. There is one track from Living In The Material World, one from Thirty Three & 1/3, a cover of Bob Dylan’s Mama You’ve Been On My Mind and a cover of The Everly Brothers’ Let It Be Me. The title of the album suggests there’s more to come.

The album’s cover features a photograph of George taken by famous Beatles photographer Robert Freeman whilst the rear has the track listing, liner notes and credits.

Details of my copy are below

US Limited Edition Translucent Green Press

The pictures below are of my US press on translucent green vinyl that has matrix numbers B0016735-01-A1 and B0016735-01-B1  and was limited to 500 copies only. The record is visually in excellent condition and plays likewise, just the odd very light tick here and there. The sleeve is immaculate, I can’t fault it at all, whilst the plain white inner just shows a little ringwear but has no splits or tears.

Estimated Value : £40 – £60

 

 

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