NOT GUILTY

Company: Ex Hoc Metallo Virtutem Ltd. EHMV MCS-6469

Matrix Numbers: 56485-A1 / 56485-B1

Release Date: February 1985

Country: Holland - Germany

 

SIDE A

1. NOT GUILTY 3:44

2. RAIN 2:36

3. YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL 2:15

4. LET IT BE 4:00

5. PAPERBACK WRITER 1:56

6. RAIN 2:44

7. RAIN 2:52

 

SIDE B

8. WE LOVE YOU BEATLES 1:08

9. TWIST AND SHOUT 2:30

10. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 2:30

11. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN 1:43

12. LONG TALL SALLY 1:40

13. Medley: LOVE ME DO/PLEASE PLEASE ME/FROM  ME TO YOU/SHE LOVES YOU/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR

      HAND 3:56

14. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE 2:02

15. SHOUT! 1:58

 

Sound quality: EX-mono/stereo

source:

1: EMI Studios, August 12, 1968, from  acetate (VG)

2, 6: bogus alternate mixes (VG-stereo)

3: unused early mix from a film production acetate

4: Apple Studios, January 31, 1969; from  "Let it be'' soundtrack

5: EMI Studios, April 14, 1966, take 2 (different mix)(VG-stereo)

7: half stereo mix

8 to 15: IBC Studios, April 19, 1964; "Around the Beatles'' studio recording; track 8 by the Carefrees

COMMENTS

This was a very important record when it was released in 1985. The title track is George Harrison's most famous outtake, recorded during the "White Album'' sessions, previously unheard. Side B features the first release of the complete studio recording made for "Around the Beatles'' show in the best possible quality for the time. The TV show, during which the Beatles mimed to these especially made recordings, was filmed on April 28 and broadcast on May 6. Two other tracks were listed as different mixes, but actually these are bogus variations, whereas track 3 was at first thought to be an outfake, but it is indeed an unused early mix from a film production acetate [Thanks to JCW for information). We asked one of the producers about the source of the material contained in this record: "We had some original acetates (or sound recordings) at the time. Around the Beatles was a television show. One of our friends had a complete filmroll with soundtrack (or was it a Umatic tape?)". The fake different mixes were derived from tapes that were circulating among collectors. At regards, he says "We also thought they were true outtakes at the time. We never tried to fool around to make up bogus tracks. Main thing was to get things out, to see the light of day, and to make collectors happy."

RELEASES

1. February 1985. (photo below the title). The first pressing came in a deluxe full colour laminated jacket, with b/w photos and track listing on the back. The disc had black labels with "Invention" and the Stemra indication (the Dutch copyright collecting agency), which of course was fake. No repressing surely derived from the original masters are known.

INTEREST. An important record when first released, it remains important for collectors. ***.

COPIES AND COUNTERFEITS

This LP had several counterfeits and copies, all realized in 1985 and 1986.

1. A counterfeit was pressed in white vinyl. It used a jacket almost identical to the original one, with very minor differences in the definition of the print. It was pressed from a printed matrix numbered 58 56485-A / 56485-B, with the number 58 on side A impressed distant from the other numbers, and scratched. The disc had black labels identical to the original record.

2. Other counterfeited versions were again released with a jacket almost identical to the original one, and with blank black labels, or with labels reproducing the original black ones, but white and with the "INVENTION" indication in different fonts and placed in the lower part.

3. The "Poverty Records" copy. This version was distributed with a red-printed insert reproducing the back cover of the original release. It was from matrix NG-A / NG-B and the disc had silver or pink labels with fake artist name and fake track listing. The version on silver label is rare.

INTEREST. All these versions have scarce interest. Obviously, the one in white vinyl is more sought-after. **/*.

NOTE. The record NOT GUILTY by Condor Records, produced in 1989, is a different record, not related with this release. It will have its own entry.

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