HOW DO YOU DO IT

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Company: Wizardo records

Matrix Number: WRMB-381-A / WRMB-381-B

release date: August 1976

Country: USA

 

SIDE A

1. MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) 2:45

2. JOHN INTERVIEW 0:39

3. HOW DO YOU DO IT 1:55

4. MISERY 1:46

5. LOVE OF THE LOVED 1:52

6. CRY FOR A SHADOW 2:21

7. SLOW DOWN 2:34

8. DIZZY MISS LIZZIE (incomplete) 2:38

9. I GOT A WOMAN (incomplete) 1:25

 

SIDE B

10. INTERVIEWS 15.00

11. count-in REVOLUTION 3:21

 

Sound Quality: VG-mono

 

Source:

1: mono mix (EX) (different piano intro)

2: RKO broadcast, fall 74

3, 11: from the single HOW DO YOU DO IT (see comments)

4, 6: officially released versions (4: EX-stereo)

5: Decca studio, January 1, 1962, from  acetate (G)

7 to 9: from  BURIED TREASURE

10: Seattle, August 25, 1966

COMMENTS

This LP was quickly released to include the single HOW DO YOU DO IT / REVOLUTION, a 7" produced by Joe Pope, a well-known Beatles collector, publisher of the Fanzine Strawberry Fields Forever. Joe Pope pressed this single and promoted it at the 3rd Joe Pope's Beatles Convention in Boston, July 30 to August 1, 1976.

How do you do it is the 1962 studio outtake, said to have been taken from an acetate previously owned by John Lennon.

Revolution is, basically, the same version as the "Smothers Brothers show'', but apparently it was taken from the original masters of the program, since it is without audience and in better quality.

This 7" single included an insert with some notes by Joe Pope on the recording of How Do You Do It, printed in blue or yellow paper. It was pressed in various colors: pink, red, green, yellow, blue, clear transparent and black, from matrix SFF/SOK 21-A-2 / SFF/SOK 21-B-2, with custom label referring to the Beatles Convention. Various stampers were used, and it is at present not clear if all the copies were produced by John Pope, or if part of them were actually counterfeited records.

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The Wizardo company added some interviews and some previously released tracks to the 2 tracks of the single. The most notable is the version of Love Of The Loved, that appears here in a better quality, probably derived from a low generation copy of the acetate.

RELEASES

There is only a single version of the Wizardo LP, that was distributed with a b/w insert with title, no track listing and a C.B.M. 381 indication. The discs had the light blue Wizardo generic label and were pressed at the Rainbow plants.

INTEREST. The single 7" by Joe Pope is not exceedingly rare, but it is anyway quite interesting, since when appeared it featured an interesting, previously unheard track (***). The Wizardo record is moderately interesting for collectors of the records by this company (**).