Stand By Me / Move Over Ms L 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 18 April 1975
UK Catalogue Number Apple R 6005
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 7
Peak UK Chart Position 30
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7YCE 21765-1U / 7YCE 21766-1U

 

Released on 18 April 1975 in the UK and over five weeks earlier on 10 March 1975 in the US, Stand By Me spent seven weeks in the UK charts peaking at number 30 whilst it managed to reach number 20 US charts. This single version is slightly different to the album version in that it has added strings in the mix.

The B Side was originally going to appear on Walls And Bridges but John removed it at the last minute and gave it to Keith Moon who released it on his Two Sides Of The Moon album and as the B side to his single Solid Gold. Both John’s version and Moon’s hit the shops within weeks of each other.

Details of the four copies I own are below

First Press

The pictures below are of my push out centre first press which has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21765-1U and 7YCE 21766-1U. It also has the US matrix S-45-X-49138-A-Z9 and MCR hand etched on the run off on the A side and the US matrix S-45-X-549204 Z9 hand etched on the run off of the B side. MCR stands for stands for ‘Master Cutting Room, NYC’. If you look at 9 o’clock on the label it says “Trio Music Ltd” and “EMI Records Limited” whilst at 3 o’clock it says “An EMI Recording” and “An Apple Record”. Also the writing credit is given as “King-Glick” – Glick stands for Elmo Glick, a Leiber-Stoller pseudonym. On the B side at 9 o’clock it says “Lennon Music/ATV Music Ltd” and “EMI Records Limited” whilst at 3 o’clock it again says “An EMI Recording” and “An Apple Record”. The record is in excellent condition and is housed in a plain black sleeve. Again there was no picture sleeve with this release.

Estimated Value : £5

 

Second Press

The pictures below are of my push out centre second press which has the matrix number 7YCE 21765-1U, the hand etched US matrix S-45-X-49138-A-Z9 and hand etched MCR on the run off on the A side but only the UK matrix on the B side which this time is 7YCE 21766-3. At 9 o’clock on the label this time it says “Carlin Mus. Corp” and “EMI Records Limited” whilst at 3 o’clock the “An EMI Recording” and “An Apple Record” remains. The writing credit is still given as “King-Glick”. The B side of the label is the same as the copy above in that at 9 o’clock it says “Lennon Music/ATV Music Ltd” and “EMI Records Limited” whilst at 3 o’clock it says “An EMI Recording” and “An Apple Record”. The record is in excellent condition and is housed in a plain black sleeve.

Estimated Value : £5

 

Third Press Push Out

The pictures below are of my push out centre third press which again has the matrix number 7YCE 21765-1U, the hand etched US matrix S-45-X-49138-A-Z9 and hand etched MCR on the run off on the A side but only the later UK matrix 7YCE 21766-3 on the B side. As per the second press it still has “Carlin Mus. Corp” at 9 o’clock on the label but “EMI Records Limited” has been replaced with “Original sound recording made by EMI Records Ltd”. At 3 o’clock the “An EMI Recording” and “An Apple Record” do not appear at all. The writing credit is different in that this time it gives “King-Lieber-Stoller”. The B side of the label has the same changes – “EMI Records Limited” has been replaced with “Original sound recording made by EMI Records Ltd” and “An EMI Recording” and “An Apple Record” have disappeared. There’s also another minor change at 9 o’clock on this B side in that “Lennon Music/ATV Music Ltd” now reads “Lennon /ATV Mus. Ltd”. The record is in excellent condition and is housed in an Apple sleeve which is showing it’s age.

Estimated Value : £5

 

Third Press Solid

The pictures below are of my solid centre third press which is the same as the above push out in that it has the matrix number 7YCE 21765-1U, the hand etched US matrix S-45-X-49138-A-Z9 and hand etched MCR on the run off on the A side but only the later UK matrix 7YCE 21766-3 on the B side. The label also has all the same markings as the above push out version. The record is in very good plus condition, just some occasional very light crackle, and is housed in a plain black sleeve. You’ll find these solid centres much harder to come across, hence the higher valuation.

Estimated Value : £15 – £20

 

 

 

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