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A Hard Day's Night Double Side One Label
21 January 2012
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portojohn
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I hope someone can shed some light onto a question that's been driving me crazy for some time.  I have a monoaurl UAL 3366 A "A Hard Day's Night" (I Cry Instead) copy. The odd thing about this album is that is has Side 1 labels on both sides of the vinyl. Both sides are identical as far as the label but the cuts are actually a side one and side two. I haven't been able to track down another copy to see if this is normal or not. Is this normal?

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Thanks in advance!
John

22 January 2012
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That's the first I've heard such a thing. I'm not sure if that labeling makes it a rarity or just a production process gone horribly wrong. Perhaps Joe or Von Bontee can shed some light on that.

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23 January 2012
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I found this page detailing the various pressings and their $ value but didn't read it in full – maybe there's some useful info there:

 

http://www.friktech.com/btls/hard.htm

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23 January 2012
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I'm sure one of Bruce Spizer's books has info on this, if it's a known mispressing. If it's not you might be sitting on something quite valuable. I'm not a record collector though – I never know about the value of these things.

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24 January 2012
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Thanks for the warm welcome and valuable info! I've been collecting Beatles albums for a few years and noticed this oddity a few weeks back when going through the collection with my daughter. I'll check out the link and also see if I can dig up a copy of Spizer's book. I have the Goldmine price guide but nothing mentioned in there about this specifically.  Thanks again for the help and I'm glad I stumbled on this site! I'll be spending a lot more time than my wife would like looking around :D

 

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27 January 2012
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portojohn said:

Thanks for the warm welcome and valuable info! I've been collecting Beatles albums for a few years and noticed this oddity a few weeks back when going through the collection with my daughter. I'll check out the link and also see if I can dig up a copy of Spizer's book. I have the Goldmine price guide but nothing mentioned in there about this specifically.  Thanks again for the help and I'm glad I stumbled on this site! I'll be spending a lot more time than my wife would like looking around :D

 

-John

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Anyway, I have a story like this. Well, similar. I was inspecting my copy of AHDN once and I noticed that the songs were all written in English but instead of saying 'Produced by George Martin', it said it in Portugeese. I then went to a record dealer a few weeks later and he said it wasn't that there, they were quite common if anything. I picked this record up for £10 at a car boot sale, who knows where it came from!

Anyone else got a copy like this?

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