|UK Release Date||12 September 1975|
|UK Catalogue Number||Apple R 6007|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||5|
|Peak UK Chart Position||38|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||7YCE 21769-1U / 7YCE 21770-1U|
As a taster for the Extra Texture album due out on 3 October 1975, You was released as a single in the UK on 12 September 1975 and spent five weeks in the charts peaking at number 38. It was released on 15 September 1975 in the US where it managed to reach number 20 during a ten week stay in the charts.
The track was initially intended to be for Ronnie Spector and a basic backing track, with Ronnie providing a guide vocal only, was recorded four years earlier in February 1971 during sessions for her solo album but then never used. George returned to this backing track in 1975 adding his own lead vocals and overdubs. Amongst the musicians who appear on the track are Leon Russell, Gary Wright, Carl Raddle and Ronnie Spector (you can hear her vocals towards the end of the track) from the original recordings and Jim Keltner and Jim Horn from the 1975 sessions.
The pictures below are of my push out centre first press copy (there were no solid centre copies) which has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21769-1U and 7YCE 21770-1U. It also has A PORKY PRIME CUT hand etched into the A side run off and PECKO hand etched into the B side run off – both left by George Peckham, the vinyl cutter known as Porky. The record is in excellent condition, both visually and playing wise, and so too is the picture sleeve, just a touch of ringwear but no splits or tears. You’ll see that it has the same label as the Extra Texture album where the Apple symbol is shown as just an eaten away core.
Estimated Value : £5 – £10