|The Beatles Hits - Front Cover||The Beatles Hits - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||GEP 8880|
|Release Date||6th September 1963|
|U.K. E.P. Chart Detail :|
|The Tracks :|
|Detail :||The Beatles second official E.P. ... although it's catalogue number is lower than Twist And Shout.
This second E.P. contained the first three hits and one B-side, and interrupted the run at No.1 of "Twist And Shout".
ALL tracks are attributed as writers to ... "McCartney - Lennon".
"The Beatles Hits" also reached the standard singles charts reaching No.14 in an 18 week long stay.
The cover shot is just an early 1963 publicity photo which lacks the spontaneity of the previous release.
Finally, how do you spot original pressings ?
The sleeve also has marked differences. For starters (surprisingly !) the quality of new editions is worse, which suggests
that EMI copied old sleeves rather than the actual photos ! ... I could demonstrate this with my copy of "A Hard Days Night",
I have an original and a newer edition, and it is astonishing how much worse the newer one is !
|First Pressing - Label||Seventies Pressing - Label|
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