Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 6 March 1970
UK Catalogue Number Apple R 5833
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 18 (All releases)
Peak UK Chart Position 2
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7YCE 21407-1U / 7YCE 21408-1U

 

Released on 6 March 1970 this was the last official release by The Beatles and made number 2 in the UK charts. I have 6 copies on 7″ single, the 4 listed below and 2 more in singles box sets.

 

First Press

The pictures below are of my first press copy that has a solid centre and the matrix numbers 7YCE 21407-1U and 7 YCE 21408-1U and a KT tax code. As well as having a picture sleeve what marks it out as a first press is the fact that on side 2 there is the matrix number APPLES 1002 completely scrubbed out with XXXXXXXXXX. Later pressings do not have this. The record appears to be in excellent condition and plays likewise, just the odd feint tick. The picture sleeve, as can be seen in the pictures, is also in excellent condition.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15

 

Fourth Press (Green Sleeve)

In March 1976 all the Beatles singles were re released in new picture sleeves. I believe there is no difference at all in any of these pressings but, for the record, mine has the matrix numbers  7YCE 21407-1U and 7YCE 21408-1U. Both the record, just some odd very feint crackle, and the sleeve are in excellent condition.

Estimated Value : £5

 

Picture Disc

Released on 5 March 1990 as part of the It Was Twenty Years Ago Today series. Being a picture disc I have never played it but it appears to be in excellent condition. Mine still has the original insert advertising the other picture discs

Estimated Value : £30 – £40

 

Capitol For Jukebox Only

In 1994 Capitol issued 15 Beatles singles on coloured vinyl in jukebox only style under their CEMA banner (they issued another 15 in 1996). Below is my copy of Let It Be on yellow vinyl. Being on coloured vinyl I have never played it but it appears to be in excellent condition. It comes in a plain white sleeve.

Estimated Value : £10

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