|UK Release Date||19 June 1964|
|UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone GEP 8913|
|Weeks On UK EP Chart||37|
|Peak UK EP Chart Position||1 (For 7 weeks)|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||7TCE 822-1N / 7TCE 823-1N|
Released on 19 June 1964 this EP spent 37 weeks in the EP chart, seven of those weeks at number 1, and also made number 11 in the singles charts. It was the first EP to contain tracks not previously released in the UK on any single or album and it remained like that until 1976 when the Rock n Roll Music album was released.
I have 4 copies on vinyl, the 3 shown below and one more in a box set.
The pictures below are of my first press copy. It has RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964 at 9 o’clock on the label where a second press would just have (p) 1964. It also has SOLD IN THE UK…text across the centre of the record which you won’t find on second presses and the perimeter text starts THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD… as opposed to THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD…. which came on second presses from mid 1969. The matrix numbers on this copy are 7TCE 822-1N and 7TCE 823-1N and has a KT tax code. The record plays excellent throughout and the original sleeve (this has round flaps at the rear, later sleaves have diagonal flaps) is in very good to excellent condition as can be seen by the pictures, just some minor ring wear and an 8-/- sticker on the front.
Estimated Value : £5 – £10
The pictures below are of my second press copy from somewhere between 1969 and 1973. You’ll see that the perimeter text starts THE GRAMOPHONE CO LTD…. as opposed to THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD… and there is no SOLD IN THE UK…text across the centre of the record. Also the publishing year is shown as (p) 1964 at 9 o’clock. The matrix numbers are 7TCE 822-1N and 7TCE 723-1N and, although there is no tax code on the label itself, it has a KT tax code in the run out on side one. The record plays excellent throughout and the original sleeve, with the tab cut out on the rear at the opening and the diagonal flaps, is in excellent condition as can be seen by the pictures.
Estimated Value £5 – £10
Record Store Day Exclusive
Released on 28 November 2014 as part of the Black Friday Record Store Day (US) and limited to 7000 copies worldwide. My copy is still sealed but you’ll see from the pictures that the sleeve beautifully reproduces the original with the rounded flaps. From what I’ve seen it’s cut onto heavyweight vinyl and is housed in a clear protective inner sleeve and comes with a flyer advertising the Beatles Mono boxset
Estimated Value : £10 – £15