|UK Release Date||9 January 1984|
|UK Catalogue Number||Polydor POSP 700|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||6|
|Peak UK Chart Position||6|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||POSP 700 A//1∇420 R 11 2 / POSP 700 B//2∇420 R 11 1|
Issued to promote the upcoming Milk And Honey album, Nobody Told Me was released in the UK on 9 January 1984 and three days earlier on 6 January 1984 in the US. It spent a total of six weeks in the UK charts, peaking at number 6, whilst it went one place higher in the US at number 5. It would be the last of John’s new singles to reach the top 10 in either country, though a reissue of imagine did reach number 3 in the UK in 1999.
John first began working on the song in 1976 under the title Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Talking, and was still working on it as late as August 1980 intending for Ringo to include it on his 1981 album Stop And Smell The Roses. Following John’s death, however, Ringo felt he couldn’t record it.
Details of the three different copies I own are shown below.
The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers POSP 700 A//1∇420 R 11 2 and POSP 700 B//2∇420 R 11 1. It also has ARUN in the run out on the A side. Notice that the 45 at 8 o’clock on both sides of the label is in solid type. The record is in excellent condition, playing through with maybe the mearest hint of light crackle here and there. The sleeve has some light ringwear and is slighly worn around the opening.
Estimated Value : £3 – £5
The pictures below are of another copy which might be later than the one above as this time the matrix numbers are POSP 700 A//2∇420 R 13 1 and POSP 700 B//1∇420 R 11 2. It also has ARUN in the run out on the A side. Notice that the 45 at 8 o’clock on both sides of this label is different as it’s a sort of dot matrix type. The record is in perfect condition, playing through with no background noise whatsoever. The sleeve is in more than excellent condition, maybe the slightest touch of ringwear.
Estimated Value : £5
Jukebox Copy, Silver Injection Label
The pictures below are of my UK jukebox copy that has a silver injection moulded label. It has the same catalogue number as a regular copy and has the matrix numbers POSP 700 A//1∇420 R 2 and POSP 700 B//1∇420 R 1 2. It also has ARUN in the run out on the A side. Apart from being silver the label is exactly the same as the first press copy. The record has a few very light marks but plays through excellently, hardly any background noise whatsoever. This copy comes in a plain white sleeve
Estimated Value : £10