A.B.C. MANCHESTER 1964

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Company: Wizardo records

Matrix Number: WRMB 361-A / WRMB 361-B

Release date: early 1976

Country: U.S.A.

 

SIDE A

1. ANNOUNCER'S COMMENT (with From  Me To You, officially released version, as background) 2:55

2. John intro SHE LOVES YOU 2:14

3. TWIST AND SHOUT 1:13

4. FROM  ME TO YOU (instrumental) 0:11

5. INTERVIEW 3:42

6. Ringo intro PAPERBACK WRITER 2:28

7. RAIN 3:10

 

SIDE B

a copy of side A of SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

 

sound quality: VG-mono

 

source:

1 to 4: Manchester Ardwick, ABC Theatre, November 20, 1963

5. about MBE nomination, June 12, 1965, from  newsreel

6, 7: CBS TV “Ed Sullivan Show’’, June 5, 1966

COMMENTS

Something previously unreleased in this record: tracks 1 to 4, that come from  a Path newsreel, called The Beatles come to town, which covered the Beatles' concert in Manchester, the press conference and the fans' reaction to the Fab Four. The remaining tracks were taken from previously released bootlegs, or the same tapes that originated those records. All the known pressings were realized at the Lewis plant.

RELEASES - ORIGINAL TITLE

1. Early 1976 (photo below the title). The first release had an insert in reduced size, usually printed on light yellow paper. The disc was in multicolor vinyl, based on red wax, and the labels were the blue / red Wizardo Rekords Collector's Special Recordings.

2. Mid 1976. The second pressing came in mid 1976, the insert was the same, but the vinyl was black and the company used the Old Glory labels.

REPRESSINGS - FOUR YOUNG NOVICES

 

In mid 1976 and early 1977 the company used the original stampers for a repressing that, as typical of the Wizardo records of the time, was distributed with a cheap insert with a new title: FOUR YOUNG NOVICES. This version had the insert printed on pink paper and originally appeared with the same labels as the first pressing of ABC MANCHESTER 1964, but the vinyl was black.

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Further pressings had the same pink insert and Cat 'n' Dog labels (late 1976), whereas an early 1977 release had insert on ivory paper and the disc had light blue blank labels.

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INTEREST. Back in early 1976 this record was moderately interesting since it included some previously unreleased tracks (***). The later repressing with the new title has interest only for collectors (*).