HOW DO YOU DO IT
Company: Wizardo records
Matrix Number: WRMB-381-A / WRMB-381-B
release date: August 1976
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
10. INTERVIEWS 15.00
11. count-in REVOLUTION 3:21
Sound Quality: VG-mono
1: mono mix (EX) (different piano intro)
2: RKO broadcast, fall 74
3, 11: from the single HOW DO YOU DO IT / REVOLUTION (see comments)
4, 6: officially released versions (4: EX-stereo)
5: Decca studio, January 1, 1962, from acetate (G)
7: BBC radio "Pop go the Beatles'', August 20, 1963
8: BBC radio "The Beatles (invite you to take a Ticket to ride)'', June 7, 1965
9: BBC radio “Saturday Club’’, April 4, 1964
10: Seattle, August 25, 1966
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 - August 1, 1976.
How do you do it is a 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.
The 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, only present in the first batches of pressings - two versions of this insert exist. Several types of sleeve were used, some were curved on one side to show the color of the disc inside, some said REVOLUTION / HOW DO YOU DO IT on both sides, others HOW DO YOU DO IT / REVOLUTION on both sides, and some had one title on one side and the other title on the back. The vinyl of the single was in various colors: pink, red, green, yellow, blue, clear transparent and black were seen; the disc had a custom label referring to the Beatles Convention. The ORIGINAL single pressed by Joe Pope apparently had NO MATRIX in the dead wax. However, the great majority of the records on the market are from matrix is SFF/SOK 21-A-2 / SFF/SOK 21-B-2, and at least four different masters for side A and two masters for side B, with the same matrix numbers, were made. Being hand-carved, they obviously differ slightly from one another, so it is possible to investigate their use and compare it with the sleeve type and vinly color. The writing of the matrix numbers and letters suggests that at least some of these were carved by the same person. Moreover, in some case, the stampers derived from the different masters were used interchangeably on the two sides of the records, indicating that these records were pressed at the same plant. The variations in the sleeve and label could be due to different repressings made over time; each batch of records was most likely made in a small number of copies, or by different producers that had access to the pressing plant where the stampers were kept, and had only to print the jackets and labels. In the photo below, the handwriting of three of the different masters for side A and two for side B is illustrated (for side B, the black copy is from one master and the yellow and blue copies are from the other master). A different version was released with a small hole, and this was from a different master. More information about the various versions of this single can be found on MopTop's Beatleg.info page.
While preparing the material for his LP, Wizardo added some interviews and some previously released tracks to the two tracks of the single. The most notable is the version of Love Of The Loved, which appears here in better quality and was probably derived from a low-generation copy of the acetate.
The Wizardo LP was distributed with a black-and-white insert with the title, no track listing and the C.B.M. 381 indication. The discs had the light blue Wizardo generic labels; two different versions were seen, pressed from different stampers, obtained from the same masters: one had the normal narrow ring at 33 mm from the spindle hole, so the LPs were pressed at the Rainbow plants, but there is also an uncommon version, which probably appeared in 1977, with a ring at 12 mm from the spindle hole.
INTEREST. The 7" is still rather common, even though the majority of the copies are not Joe Pope's original, and it is anyway quite interesting, since when it appeared it featured a previously unheard track (***). The Wizardo record is moderately interesting for collectors of the records by this company (**).