HOT AS THE SUN

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Company : No Manufacturer Indicated (OG-Records)

Matrix Number: OG 593 A / OG 593 B (1st pressing, machine impressed)

Release Date: 1973

Country: Japan

SIDE A

1. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

2. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

3. John intro IF I FELL

4. Paul intro BOYS

5. John intro A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

6. TWIST AND SHOUT

7. Paul intro LONG TALL SALLY

SIDE B

8. YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

9. INTERVIEW

10. INTERVIEW

 

Sound Quality: VG-mono

 

Source:

1 to 7: from LIVE AT SHEA

8: from  LET IT BE movie

9: by Kenny Everett, June 5, 1968 (EMI Studios) (G); from  Italian record

10: Tokyo backstage interview

COMMENTS

Another release by OG Records Company, that produced some of the very first Beatles bootlegs of Japan. This record includes some tracks from LIVE AT SHEA, one song from the film LET IT BE, and interviews taken from a rare Italian release and from the Tokyo concert.

RELEASES

1973 (photo below the title). The precise release date could not be ascertained, but it was anyway in 1973. The first pressing had an insert with a collage of various photographs glued to the jacket and the record had a white blank label. It has a TMOQ-Smoking Pig logo stamped on the track listing, this was apparently used to suggest that the record was an import from the USA rather than a japanese production. It might indeed have been placed at the retailer's shop, since only one copy with this logo was seen (Matsumoto, personal information, it is the copy reproduced in the photo below the title).

 

1973. A few months after this release, a second version appeared. As always, OG Records prepared a new master, this one numbered OG 614 A 1W / OG 614 B 1W, machine impressed, with the same cover but lacking the TMOQ logo This version had blank labels, in various colors according to the book Beatles' Bootlegs by Matsumoto, and it was surely released in 1973. A japanese blog, in fact, in reference to the OG-614 version wrote "... one of the records at hand is credited as "1973. Shinjuku Record" by the previous owner...".  Another release with the same insert and white blank labels appears to exist, with matrix numbers scratched out: always from the japanese blogger: "...The matrix number of another copy at hand has been scratched out ...".

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Late seventies. The last appearance of this record dates to the late seventies, when it had the same insert but the disc had red custom labels with the title and the indication of the content, in broken English. Its matrix was OG 853 A / OG 853 B.

INTEREST. A very rare release that has strong interest for collectors. The first pressing is  particularly scarce but all versions are very difficult to find and surely worth to be present in any important Beatles bootlegs collection (****).