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Help identifying this Beatles 45? HELP MUCH APPRECIATED.
12 November 2010
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Hi there;
I just recently bought a 45 rpm record of The Beatles, featuring "Got To Get You Into My Life" and "Helter Skelter".
This seems to be a fairly common 45, but mine seems to have a variation. Instead of the usual photo of the early Beatles, my sleeve features the band's heads from the Let It Be cover, over a T-shirt with the British flag which reads "Beatles Forever!" I'm quite sure it's not a bootleg, as the record itself is labeled "Capitol", as is the sleeve. Some help on identifying this would be greatly appreciated. a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

The mystery 45.

12 November 2010
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Are you sure? I'm not sure Paul would be happy about his face. It looks like he was stung by a bee.

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12 November 2010
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This seems to be a promotional copy sent to DJ's around the US at the time of the 45's release in 1976.
Not positive but glad to be of service

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12 November 2010
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skye said:

Are you sure? I'm not sure Paul would be happy about his face. It looks like he was stung by a bee.


Hahaha, that was the first thing I noticed; the poor edit job after they removed the microphone.a-hard-days-night-george-9
12 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

This seems to be a promotional copy sent to DJ's around the US at the time of the 45's release in 1976.

Not positive but glad to be of service


Ooh, that would be quite cool! I always love finding variations and promotional copies. Thanks for your input.
12 November 2010
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That cover shows that Photoshopping is as bad as scissors and glue. The great-granddaddy of bad editing. It's quite funny though. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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12 November 2010
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mithveaen said:

That cover shows that Photoshopping is as bad as scissors and glue. The great-granddaddy of bad editing. It's quite funny though. a-hard-days-night-john-6

Something tells me this was before the era of Photoshopping… so some poor sap probably had to airbrush that in somehow. a-hard-days-night-george-10

12 November 2010
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Haha yeah, long before Photoshop!

Anyways, as the address on the photo sleeve shows (3109 American Drive, Mississauga, a 10-minute walk from where I'm sitting right now) that's just a regular Canadian issue of the single – it was on Capitol but wouldn't necessarily have the same photo sleeve as the American version. I don't see any sign that it's a promotional copy – if it was, it'd say so on the label. Incidentally, what colour is the label, anyways? 

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13 November 2010
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Not necessarily vonbontee. They could have printed the picture in Canada and shipped it down.
Is the label Capitol Canada or just Capitol? If Capitol Canada vonbontee is right but if not, I believe my theory is correct.

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13 November 2010
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Sitar Soul said:

mithveaen said:

That cover shows that Photoshopping is as bad as scissors and glue. The great-granddaddy of bad editing. It's quite funny though. a-hard-days-night-john-6

Something tells me this was before the era of Photoshopping… so some poor sap probably had to airbrush that in somehow. a-hard-days-night-george-10


Oh-oh I didn't explain myself. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

What I mean is : They did it with scissors and glue right? Well, I've seen photoshopped photos as bad as that one. So photoshopping is not an improvement at all!

 

(I should know this is waaay before computers, after all I majored in computer Science!!! a-hard-days-night-paul-11)

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Oh woops. I guess I wasn't thinking very hard. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 I'm a bit absent minded sometimes. That makes more sense, haha.

13 November 2010
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mithveaen said:

So photoshopping is not an improvement at all!


Hey! PhotoShop is an improvement! It's bad PhotoShop that isn't an improvement.

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13 November 2010
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I love how Ringo's just kind of towering over everyone else. The picture seems to be implying that he has an extraordinarily long neck.a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

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CranberrySauce said:

I love how Ringo's just kind of towering over everyone else. The picture seems to be implying that he has an extraordinarily long neck.a-hard-days-night-ringo-9


Hahaha, I thought that was strange too. They could have easily put him on the far left side, where there's empty space. a-hard-days-night-paul-10 But nooo.
14 November 2010
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Anyway that pic is cool. I'd love to have a tshirt with that pic.. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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14 November 2010
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vonbontee said:

Haha yeah, long before Photoshop!

Anyways, as the address on the photo sleeve shows (3109 American Drive, Mississauga, a 10-minute walk from where I'm sitting right now) that's just a regular Canadian issue of the single – it was on Capitol but wouldn't necessarily have the same photo sleeve as the American version. I don't see any sign that it's a promotional copy – if it was, it'd say so on the label. Incidentally, what colour is the label, anyways? 


That's the interesting thing; I've come across Canadian editions of this single which do have the American sleeve. a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

It's an orange label, which also has a strange variation, now that you mention it. Mine is on the left-hand side.

 

As you can see, the words "From The LP Rock N' Roll Music" are in a different location on mine, as is "Recorded in England."

14 November 2010
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I think this is an acetate made for a Capitol staffer as a test copy before the cover was available.

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14 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I think this is an acetate made for a Capitol staffer as a test copy before the cover was available.


Thought that might be the case, but acetates from Capitol are always white-labelled, with the tracks listed in typewriter print. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14
14 November 2010
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Maybe a copy made as a gift to someone and that was the only picture they had?

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Maybe a copy made as a gift to someone and that was the only picture they had?


Now you're just throwing stuff out there. a-hard-days-night-paul-10 Hahaha.
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