Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus 7″ Single


UK Release Date 24 November 1967
UK Catalogue Number Parlophone R 5655
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 14 (All releases)
Peak UK Chart Position 1 (For 7 weeks)
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7XCE 18433-1 / 7XCE 18434-1


Released on 24 November 1967 Hello Goodbye spent a healthy 7 weeks at number one in the UK charts. I have 5 copies on 7″ single, the 3 shown below and 2 more in singles box sets.


First Press

The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers 7XCE 18433-1 and 7XCE 18434-1 and a KT tax code. Due to the high demand for the single Decca were contracted to do some pressings so there are a few variations on the label, mainly around the 8/9 o’clock area – the wording is all the same, it’s just where it’s placed and how big the font is and you’ll also find some with solid centres. Despite having some surface marks this copy plays very well, there’s just some feint crackle, whilst the sleeve would probably rate as very good, just some slight ringwear and a bit tatty around the opening.

Estimated Value : £3 – £5


Second 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 18433-1 and 7XCE 18434-1. Both the record, just some odd very feint crackle, and the sleeve are in excellent condition.

Estimated Value : £5


Picture Disc

Released on 23 November 1987 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.

Estimated Value : £15 – £20

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