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Rare Beatles Vinyl? (Mis-Prints, Miss-Pressings etc)
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 😀

 

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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 😀

 

-John

Welcome! Here's an apple! apple01

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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22 February 2012
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Hi everyone

im a new member from leicester uk ,im a big lover / collector of vinyl of all styles but have loved the beatles from a very early age.

looking for info and chat on vinyl ,i may also have some doubles of vinyl that i might offer on here

all the best matt 

22 February 2012
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I know a lot about USA vinyl but not much about UK stuff.

22 February 2012
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Hi Matt/ringogo. Welcome to the forum.

I moved this from the help guides section to Yesterday and Today, which is more of a catch-all Beatles-talk section. I also renamed the topic titled from NEWBIE to something more descriptive. Hope you don't mind (and don't let it put you off posting).

If you have any vinyl to offload, I might be interested. I've got a few albums and singles but have big holes in my collection.

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22 February 2012
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Hi joe

no problem ...i wondered where it was !

the first thing i wanted to talk about was a very strange misspress which i can't find anything about anywhere

with the beatles album small mono  black /yellow parlophone label  ,recording first published ,g&l flipback sleeve ,bradford gordy credit for "money"

ok that all leads to a second press ,side 1 with the beatles label ,side 2 has Please Please Me label pmc 1202 !

there seems to be alot of misspress's recorded in the uk guide but not this one ,i have googled it in various ways and come up with nothing

22 February 2012
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Is it just the label that's stuck on wrongly, or does it play PPM on the b-side? If the latter, it may be worth quite a bit (I'm no expert on this btw).

You could try writing to Record Collector magazine - they may be able to advise.

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22 February 2012
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its just the label ,i suppose its an easier mistake to make than actually pressing a different album on the other side.

still im sure if there where other copies they would of come to light by now ?

who knows it will be for sale some time soon

20 May 2012
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Hi, I am hoping someone can help me. I have a UK third pressing of Please Please Me with the extra 33 1/3 on the label. I know that this, coupled with the fact that it's a stereo copy, makes it quite rare but I am struggling to understand the stamper numbers. It has 1-P on side one and 1-G on side two. Has anyone come across one of these before? Thanks!

23 July 2012
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I finally got Let It Be on vinyl yesterday, and it's got a red apple where the granny smith should be. This isn't the first time I've heard of this, but I don't remember the story behind it. Can one of you explain it to me?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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23 July 2012
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I finally got Let It Be on vinyl yesterday, and it's got a red apple where the granny smith should be. This isn't the first time I've heard of this, but I don't remember the story behind it. Can one of you explain it to me?

I don't know if I've ever heard of this before! Certainly, any copies that I've seen (including my old copy) had the green apple, so I guess Canadian copies didn't have the red one; and presumably your copy is an original American. At any rate, according to Wikipedia:

"The American release was also originally issued by Apple Records, but because United Artists distributed the film, United Artists also held the rights to distribute the record in America. (EMI subsidiary Capitol, which held The Beatles' US contract, had simultaneous rights to the music on the album, and could distribute the songs on various singles and compilation albums. Capitol, however, did not have the rights to release or distribute the actual album.) To indicate that Let It Be was not distributed by Capitol, the original record label in America sported a red apple, rather than The Beatles' usual green Granny Smith apple. In early 1976, when The Beatles' EMI contract expired, the group's catalogue in the US transferred from Apple to Capitol; Let It Be , however, went out-of-print in America for three years."

...A Beatles album actually going OOP! The mind boggles.

At any rate, that's quite a minor treasure you have there! Where did you find that, MrSunking?

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23 July 2012
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I found it in a small record shop in downtown Montreal. Why it had an original American release (in pristine condition) is still beyond me. But it's mine now, so I don't care.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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Wow, 'record shop'? They still have those? Montreal sounds great!

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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24 July 2012
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vonbontee said
Wow, 'record shop'? They still have those? Montreal sounds great!

There are a lot of them in US too (and this is coming from someone who doesn't live in US xD).

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24 July 2012
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He was being sarcastic - he knows (or should damn know) that record stores are thriving again.
And Von - Montreal does kick Toronto's ass every day of the (8 day) week.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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24 July 2012
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As far as I know the version of Let It Be in the original UK box set had a red apple on the back (mine has a green apple, so I think the box set is a bit of a mongrel). I don't know about other countries. More info here: http://www.jpgr.co.uk/pcs7096.html

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24 July 2012
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Maybe it has something to do with the Paul myth ;D *enter more nonsense here*

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Yeah, because he was eating an apple when he got into the car crash, and the apple got blood on it. It represents his death, and also the blood they shed dealing with his death. That's the real reason they chose the granny smith apple; that's what Paul was eating when he died. George had some records with white Apple logos. Those represented Paul's spirit running around in shambles after the car crash.

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mr. Sun king coming together said

He was being sarcastic - he knows (or should damn know) that record stores are thriving again.

Yeah, and it's good to hear - just wish there was a half-decent one within reasonable distance of where I live/walk/ride buses! (Brampton, to be precise. Toronto-bashing is fun, isn't it?)

Curious that the red apple wasn't used on the "Let It Be " or "Long And Winding Road" singles. I guess Capitol distributed these?

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vonbontee said

(Brampton, to be precise. Toronto-bashing is fun, isn't it?)

My third favourite sport (behind hockey and football)!

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