Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) / Miss O’Dell 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 25 May 1973
UK Catalogue Number Apple R 5988
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 10
Peak UK Chart Position 8
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7YCE 21724A-2 / 7YCE 21725-2

 

George’s first single for nearly two years was released on 25 May 1973 in the UK and had a ten week run in the charts, peaking at number 8. In the US it was released on 7 May 1973 and went on to top the charts, relegating Paul’s My Love to the number 2 position in the process. This was the first time since April 1964 that the Beatles had held the top two places in the US charts and has not happened since. Also, with Living In The Material World holding top spot in the album charts, George scored his second double in the US – the other time being when My Sweet Lord and All Things Must Pass held the number 1 spots at the same time.

The bulk of the recording took place around October 1972 at either the Apple studios or George’s home studio and featured Klaus Voormann, Nicky Hopkins, Jim Keltner and Gary Wright. George then added overdubs in early 1973.

The pictures below are of my push out centre first press copy which has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21724A-2 and 7YCE 21725-2. There were no solid centre copies. The record is in excellent condition both visually and playing wise, just the odd very light tick on the B side. It is housed in a plain black sleeve.

Estimated Value : £3 – £5

 

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