Photograph / Down And Out 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 19 October 1973
UK Catalogue Number Apple R 5992
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 13
Peak UK Chart Position 8
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7YCE 21732-3U / 7YCE 21733-1U

 

Photograph was released in the UK on 19 October 1973 and spent thirteen weeks in the charts with a high of number 8. In the US it was released over 3 weeks earlier on 24 September 1973 and managed to hit the number 1 spot during it’s 16 weeks in the charts.

It was recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in LA in March 1973 with overdubs added between April and June 1973. Along with George, who plays acoustic guitar and provides backing vocals, also appearing on the track are Klaus Voormann, Bobby Keys, Nicky Hopkins, Jim Keltner and former Apple artists Derrek and Lon Van Eaton.

Although George had a big hand in the composition of Ringo’s last two singles this was the first one for which he received a writing credit. Ringo performed the song at the Concert For George on 29 November 2002.

I think it’s funny that after the song it the number 1 spot in the US, John sent Ringo a telegram that read “Congratulations! How dare you? Please write a hit song for me!”

I have 4 copies as shown below

First Press, Push Out Centre

The pictures below are of my push out centre first press copy which has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21732-3U and 7YCE 21733-1U. Notice that at around 8 o’clock on both sides of the label it has STEREO printed. The record is in excellent condition, both visually and playing wise. The original card picture sleeve is in very good to excellent condition, just some light ringwear and a little shelfwear.

Estimated Value : £3– £5

 

First Press, Push Out Centre, Label Variation

The pictures below are of another push out centre first press copy which, again, has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21732-3U and 7YCE 21733-1U. Notice this time that at around 8 o’clock on both sides of the label the word STEREO is not printed at all. The record is in excellent condition visually whilst playing wise it is VG to excellent, just the occasional touch of very light crackle. The original card picture sleeve is in very good to excellent condition, just some light ringwear and a little shelfwear.

Estimated Value : £3– £5

 

First Press, Push Out Centre, Label Variation

The pictures below are of yet another push out centre first press copy which, again, has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21732-3U and 7YCE 21733-1U. Notice this time that at around 8 o’clock on the A side of the label the word STEREO is not printed at all yet it is present on the B side. The record has a few very light marks but, playing wise, it is in VG to excellent condition, just the occasional touch of very light crackle. This copy is housed in an Apple sleeve that is in very good to excellent condition, just some light ringwear and a little shelfwear.

Estimated Value : £3– £5

 

US First Press

The pictures below are of my US first press copy that has the centre pushed out. It has the matrix numbers X48147 1865 Z11 #1 and S45-X48148-Z6 1865 #8. The record is in excellent condition, both visually and playing wise. The original glossy paper picture sleeve is in good to very good condition, it has obvious ringwear and a little shelfwear but, unusually for these flimsy US sleeves, no rips or tears.

This US version has STEREO on both sides of the label

Estimated Value : £3– £5

 

 

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