|UK Release Date||19 November 1977|
|UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone PCSP 721|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||16|
|Peak UK Chart Position||7|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||YEX 971-1 / YEX 972-1 / YEX 973-1 / YEX 974-1|
Released in November 1977 to cash in on the Christmas market this is the second double compilation album released by EMI after their contract with The Beatles expired, the other being Rock n Roll Music. It contains 2 tracks, This Boy and Yes It Is that hadn’t appeared on British albums before and had therefore appeared in (fake) stereo for the first time.
The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers YEX 971-1, YEX 972-1, YEX 973-1 and YEX 974-1. Although the catalogue number is PCSP 721 you’ll see that the discs themselves are numbered PCS 7211 and PCS 7212. The perimeter text starts EMI RECORDS LTD…. and ends with MADE IN GT BRITAIN, the perimeter text on second and third press copies starts ALL RIGHTS OF THE PRODUCER AND OF THE OWNER….. and ends with EMI RECORDS LTD.
The sleeve is in very good to excellent condition with just some minor ringwear whilst the records themselves play perfectly. It comes with white EMI inner sleeves
Estimated Value : £10 – £15