Get Back / Don’t Let Me Down 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 11 April 1969
UK Catalogue Number Apple R 5777
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 24 (All releases)
Peak UK Chart Position 1 (For 6 weeks)
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7XCE 21296-1U / 7XCE 21297-1U

 

Released on 11 April 1969 Get Back spent 6 weeks at number one in the UK charts. If you don’t count the early Polydor Tony Sheridan releases it’s the first time someone has shared the credits with them – Billy Preston. I have 6 copies on 7″ single, the 4 shown below and 2 more in singles box sets.

 

First Press (Solid Centre)

The pictures below are of my first press copy that has a solid centre and the matrix numbers 7XCE 21296-1U and 7 XCE 21297-1U and a KT tax code. You’ll see it has a darkish Apple label and also the Sold in UK….. text across the centre – second presses from mid 1969 did not have this text. Also, if you look at 9 o’clock on the label, you’ll see it doesn’t have NCB next to Northern Songs marking it out as a very early first press. The record appears to be in excellent condition and plays likewise, maybe the odd bit of feint crackle. The Apple sleeve suffers from some ring wear and creasing, especially at the opening

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

First Press (Push Out Centre)

The pictures below are of my first press copy that has a push out centre and also has the matrix numbers 7XCE 21296-1U and 7 XCE 21297-1U and a KT tax code. You’ll see it has a darker Apple label and also the Sold in UK….. text across the centre. At 9 o’clock on the label you’ll see it has NCB next to Northern Songs. despite having surface marks the record plays very well, the odd bit of feint crackle and the odd feint tick. The Apple sleeve suffers from some ring wear and creasing, and some small tears especially at the opening

Estimated Value : £3 – £5

 

Third Press (Green Sleeve)

In March 1976 all the Beatles singles were re released in new picture sleeves. I believe there is no difference at all in any of these pressings but, for the record, mine has the matrix numbers  7XCE 21296-1 and 7XCE 21297-1U. Both the record, just some odd very feint crackle, and the sleeve are in excellent condition.

Estimated Value : £5

 

Picture Disc

Released on 10 April 1989 as part of the It Was Twenty Years Ago Today series. Being a picture disc I have never played it but it appears to be in excellent condition. Mine still has the original insert advertising the other picture discs

Estimated Value : £15 – £20

 

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