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ABBEY ROAD REVISITED

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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Company: Contra Band Music

Matrix Number: WEC 3907-A / WEC 3907-B

Release Date: September 1973

Country: USA

SIDE A

1. John intro YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME 2:54

2. HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD (incomplete) 2:48

3. dialogue DON'T LET ME DOWN/THOSE WERE THE DAYS 1:31

4. MEAN MR. MUSTARD 0:17

5. ALL TOGETHER ON THE WIRELESS MACHINE :58

6. announcer's intro STEP INSIDE LOVE 2:12

7. dialogue & intro BYE BYE BYE (NICE TIME) 2:35

8. COTTONFIELDS 0:19

9. Paul intro TWIST AND SHOUT 2:37

10. DIZZY MISS LIZZIE 2:46

 

SIDE B

a copy of RENAISSANCE MINSTRELS I  minus track 9

 

Sound Quality: mono (see individual sources)

 

Source:

1 to 3, 8 to 10: from MARY JANE (VG)

4: Radio Luxembourg, Kenny Everett jingle, September, 1969 (no Beatle participation) (G)

5: Radio One jingle for Kenny Everett, "Where it's at", aired November 25, 1967 (F)

6: Paul demo, January, 1968 (F)

7: Kenny Everett TV show 1969 (F)

COMMENTARY

A record released together with CAVERN CLUB. In the second half of 1973 CBM started to run out of original material and began releasing repackagings of previous records. However, here are a couple of interesting items: Paul's version of Step Inside Love  (later given to Cilla Black), and his jingle for Radio One, unfortunately of only fair quality.

RELEASES

1. September, 1973 (photo below the title). The record was released with a blue insert. The label of the first pressing was white with brown  A side indication and the CBM disc logo (this is the only Beatles release that used the white label with brown side indication),  and on side B the label was white with a 1" bar in red color. All the copies that were seen have this combination of labels.

Late, 1973. The subsequent pressings were produced at the same plants as the first one, and they had the orange label used at the time. After the producer moved from Virginia to Minnesota, in October 1973, the company started using the new pressing plants (see the different pressing marks here below, on left the ring at 7 mm, on right the ring at 12 mm from the hole and with a second ring at 32 mm) and the label that they used was the blue one with A/B side indications and the disc logo in black, or a white blank label.

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In December, 1973 and January, 1974 the records had the white label with red pirate, and the insert had the number 3907 added on top left. The inner sleeve was made of brown paper, as was customary at the time.

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Summer 1974, 1975 and 1976. In summer 1974 the releases had the green label with black pirate, and the jacket had the J. Fish drawing printed on the back. In spring 1975 the records had orange or red King Kong labels, that were replaced with blank white labels in the second half of 1975; the insert had always the 3907 number on the top left. In early 1976 the insert was again without the number and the label was red with black pirate.

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INTEREST. The first release has interest for specialized collectors (***), the remaining releases are mainly for completists **/*.

Side A was repressed on the compilation CAVERN DAYS - SUPER STUDIO SERIES 5, coupled with Side A  of CAVERN CLUB.

THE WIZARDO REKORDS RELEASE

Wizardo

A copy of this record was pressed by Wizardo Rekords on matrix WRMB 353-A / WRMB 353-B, titled ABBEY ROAD REVISITED. We saw the following issues:

Spring 1976. Wizardo Collector's Special blue/red labels, rectangular insert on white or pink paper, with number on bottom right, black or blue vinyl with black speckles. In late 1976 the records had Cat 'n' Dog labels and the vinyl was black. Some later pressings released in late 1976 or early 1977 had white blank labels. All these records were pressed at the Lewis plant.

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A copy of this record was pressed by Wizardo Rekords on matrix WRMB 353-A / WRMB 353-B, titled ABBEY ROAD REVISITED. We saw the following issues:

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR PLUS BEATLES RARITIES & TRUE COLLECTORS ITEMS

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2-LP set

Company: Wizardo Records

Matrix Number: WRMB 310 PART I SIDE A / WRMB 310 PART I SIDE A (disc 1)

                            310  WRMB PART II SIDE C / WRMB 310 SIDE D PART 2 (disc 2)

Release Date: June 1975

Country: USA

 

SIDE A

side A & B of CINELOGUE V (CBM)

SIDE B

side C & D of CINELOGUE V (CBM)

 

SIDE C

1. MEAN MR. MUSTARD

2. ALL TOGETHER ON THE WIRELESS MACHINE

3. dialogue STEP INSIDE LOVE

4. dialogue BYE BYE BYE

5. PEACE OF MIND

6. KANSAS CITY/MISS ANN/ LAWDY MISS CLAWDY

7. WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE

 

SIDE D

8. THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT YOU

9. IF YOU CAN'T GET HER

10. KANSAS CITY

11. BOYS

12. PEOPLE SAY

13. I'M WALKING

14. I'LL BE ON MY WAY (incomplete)

15. SOLDIER OF LOVE (LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS) (incomplete)

16. GEORGE INTERVIEW

17. TONY BARROW INTERVIEW

 

Sound Quality: same as originals

Disc 2, Source:

1 to 4: from  ABBEY ROAD REVISITED (THOSE WERE THE DAYS)

5, 6: from PEACE OF MIND

7: from  THE EMI OUTAKES

8 to 11: the Pete Best Four, 1964 (G)

12,13,16: from  THE NEVER RELEASED MARY JANE

14,15: from  SOLDIER OF LOVE

17: from SOME OTHER GUY

COMMENTS

Another Wizardo record that derives from previously released material. In this 2LP set the first record includes the CBM 2-LP set with the soundtrack of MAGICAL MISTERY TOUR, and the second record is a compilation of various tracks, the majority of which were taken from older CBM releases.

RELEASES

1. June 1975. The original pressing came with a full-size insert printed in sepia color and the disc had the usual dark blue generic Wizardo labels; the layout is dated June 9, 1975.

All the pressings of this master were done at the Raimbo plants (ring at 33 mm from the spindle hole), and are in black vinyl. No copies on colored vinyl, pressed at the Lewis plants (deep furrow at 31 mm from the hole), were realized.

Early 1976. A further release had labels on light blue color and the insert was  reduced in size, and printed on pink paper. No more versions of this record were realized.

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INTEREST. Nothing very particular here. Interesting  for collectors of the Wizardo releases. ***/**

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