|UK Release Date||27 November 1964|
|UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone R 5200|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||15 (All releases)|
|Peak UK Chart Position||1 (For 5 weeks)|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||7XCE 18171-1N / 7XCE 18172-1N|
Released on 27 November 1964 I feel Fine spent 5 weeks at number one in the UK charts. I have 5 copies on 7″ single, the 3 listed below and 2 more in singles box sets.
The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers 7XCE 18171-1N and 7XCE 18172-1N and a KT tax code. Because of contract pressings you will find first pressings with ever so slightly different labels, especially around the 8/9 o’clock area – the wording is all the same, it’s just where it’s placed. Despite having some light surface marks the record plays through excellent, just some feint crackle occasionally, though the original owner has written his name on the label, luckily in black pen so it’s hard to see. The sleeve is in very good condition, some minor ring wear, creasing and, again, some writing on it.
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 18171-2 and 7XCE 18172-2.. Both the record, just some odd very feint crackle and a few faint clicks on side 2, and the sleeve, some minor ring wear and a little staining at the opening, are in excellent condition.
Estimated Value : £5
Released on 26 November 1984 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 : £10 – £15