|The Beatles No. 1 - Front Cover||The Beatles No. 1 - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||GEP 8883|
|Release Date||1st November 1963|
|U.K. E.P. Chart Detail :|
|The Tracks :|
|Detail :||The Beatles third official E.P.
And another four tracks lifted from Please Please Me, still selling bucketloads, but this did not prevent fans from taking this E.P. to number 19 in the singles chart in which it remained for 12 weeks.
In the E.P. chart it reached No.2 ... being kept off the top slot by ... "The Beatles Hits", which was still there.
The E.P. used the artwork from the L.P. and judging by the title, was going to be a numbered series of E.P.'s called "The Beatles", but following E.P.'s had much more interesting titles !
Once again, the Beatles own compositions (Side 1) are attributed to "McCartney-Lennon".
Sleeve notes are again by Tony Barrow, but this time the address of the Beatles fan club is also given.
In less than a year The Beatles had sold (just in Britain) ... 7,000,000 records !!
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 !