RARE BEATLES

Company: CBM
Matrix Number: TB-5030-A / TB-5030-B
Relesae date: March 1974

Country: USA

SIDE A

1. JOHNNY B. GOODE 2:48
2. SHOUT! 1:54
3. POP GO THE BEATLES (incomplete) 0:12
4. YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME 2:57
5. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE 2:20
6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SATURDAY CLUB 0:29
7. THIS BOY 2:09
8. TWIST AND SHOUT 2:34
9. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 2:25

SIDE B

10. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 2:25
11. ALL MY LOVING 2:16
12. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN 2:21
13. FROM US TO YOU (incomplete) 0:15
14. Medley: TELL ME WHY / IF I FELL / I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER 5:34

SOUND QUALITY: Fair mono (side A runs slow)

 

SOURCE:
#1: BBC radio “Saturday Club’’, February 15, 1964
#2: Associated Rediffusion TV “Around the Beatles’’, May 6, 1964 (P)
#3: BBC radio 1963, opening theme
#4: BBC radio “Pop Go the Beatles’’, September 17, 1963
#5, 6: BBC radio “Saturday Club’’, October 5, 1963
#7: Granada TV “Scene at 6:30’’, December 20, 1963
#8: Granada TV “Scene at 6:30’’, October 18, 1963
#9: Granada TV “Scene at 6:30’’, November 27, 1963
#10 to 13: from SWEDEN 1963 (G)
#14: from SUPERTRACKS 2  (VG)

COMMENTARY

At the time of its release, this bootleg was desirable for some new and interesting BBC tracks, unfortunately in poor quality (and with the tape running too slow). Of course, all of these performances are now available in much better quality, so no one really needs this record at all. The Scene at 6:30 tracks are the officially released versions, to which the Beatles mimed.

RELEASES

1. March, 1974 (photo below the title). The first pressing had a blue slipsheet featuring a drawing of a treasure chest by J. Fish with a track listing; the back cover had a J. Fish drawing printed in red. The record itself had blank white labels and the inner sleeve was in brown paper, typical of this period for CBM.

1974. Subsequent pressings had yellow CBM labels with the pirate design (spring 1974) or green labels with the pirate (early summer 1974), still in the jacket with the J. Fish drawing printed on the back.

Summer, 1974. This issue was produced in summer, 1964 and came with a new insert printed on orange paper. The album is now subtitled HAPPY BIRTHDAY and has a partial track listing on the front.  The record had blank labels and again the jacket had the J. Fish drawing printed on the back. The record HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Wizardo Records is NOT related to this album and has a different track listing

 

Late 1974 to 1975. The pink treasure chest insert reappeared in late 1974, with the number 5030 added below the J. Fish logo on bottom right. This release had a small Godzilla drawing on the label. A furter release distributed in late 1975 had the blue insert as the first pressing and red King Kong labels.

Early 1976. The final repressing had the red CBM label with the pirate drawing, and again had the same insert as the first pressing.

INTEREST. The first pressing has some interest for collectors, considering that it included previously unavailable material at the time (***). The subsequent pressings are less valuable (**/*)

IMPORTANT! Another bootleg called RARE BEATLES released in the second half of the eighties by the Japanese company “Trademark of Quality Quarter Apple" copied the design of the original CBM release but it has nothing to do with the CBM record. It featured an entirely different track listing as reported on the insert.

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