SOME OTHER GUY
Company: Contra Band Music
Matrix Number: WEC 3813-A / WEC 3813-B
Release Date: July-August 1973
1. SOME OTHER GUY 1:52
2. LUCILLE 2:13
3. BOYS 1:59
4. intro INSTANT KARMA 3:11
5. ACT NATURALLY 2:10
6. TONY BARROW INTERVIEW 1:25
7. FROM US TO YOU (incomplete) 0:27
8. SHOUT! 2:02
9. WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE 3:18
10. DIALOGUE ("HOP ON THE BUS'') 0:28
11. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE 3:57
12. announcer's intro TWIST AND SHOUT 2:37
13. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 1:53
14. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN 1:48
15. LONG TALL SALLY 1:46 announcer's comment
Sound Quality: G-mono (except when otherwise indicated)
1: Liverpool Cavern Club, August 22, 1962
2, 3: from OUTAKES 2
4: John on BBC TV "Top of the pops'', February 12, 1970 (F)
5: BBC TV "Cilla'', April 25, 1971 (VG): Ringo & Cilla Black duet
6: "Butcher cover'' discussion, 1966
7: from SWEDEN 1963 (entry 29)
8,12 to 15: Associated Rediffusion TV "Around the Beatles'', May 6, 1964 (F)
9: from MARY JANE
10: from "Magical Mystery Tour'' soundtrack
11: officially released version (WWF version, half stereo mix, EX)
Several of the tracks of this record were previously unreleased. The title-track is taken from a famous Granada TV filmclip, featuring the Beatles in raw action at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Other items of interest here are more tracks from the "Around the Beatles'' TV show; the whole show resurfaced in better quality in the eighties.
1. July-August, 1973 (photo below the title). Starting from this record, the CBM company used only generic labels, also for the first pressing. In this case the first records came with blank white or colored labels, yellow and pink were seen. The insert was printed black on blue paper in smaller size, or printed orange on white paper full size. It includes track listing and the disc logo, and a reference to "A Monika Prod.". Monika was the youngest sister of the producer. Some copies were released in a folder-type jacket.
August-October, 1973. Differently from SWEDEN 1963, that was almost simultaneously released and had only very few variations in the labels, this record appears with several different labels, suggesting that probably almost each batch of pressings had another label. After the first release, and up to October, 1973, i.e., when the first CBM pressing plant was used, with the ring at 7 mm from the central hole and thin and quite flexible vinyl, the records had the orange insert, and the labels were light blue with blue A/B lettering and disc logo, or green with black letters and disc logo.
January, 1974. When the company started using the new pressing plant, whose pressing marks are a ring at 12 mm and an outer ring at 32 mm from the hole, the labels where white with pinkish pirate. These records had the inner sleeve in brown paper, typical of the early 1974 production. Another label that was used by CBM only for this Beatles record appeared in March, 1974: this was white with "Jazz Moderne" indication and logo. In spring, 1974 the labels were yellow with black pirate and the jacket had the Fish drawing printed on the back.
1975-1976. The general decrease of quality of the releases of the CBM company occurred also for this record, that in 1975 and 1976 had some reissues in poor recycled vinyl, with a scratchy pressing. One release, from 1975, did not even use a new jacket: the insert was glued on a sleeve for other artists' records, with a white sheet of paper glued on back to cover the original printing; the sleeve for a record by Bobby King was seen. The label was blank, but red King Kong labels may have been used as well.
Always in 1975 an issue with the normal orange insert had the red King Kong label. Finally, the records released in 1976 had insert in smaller size, printed in yellow or light blue paper, and red label with black pirate.
INTEREST. The first pressing, as for all these 1973 CBM records, is quite valuable, also from an historical point of view (***). The subsequent repressings have more value if realized before October, 1973 at the first CBM pressing plant (**), whereas the later releases are mainly for completists (*).
THE "AMAZON" AND BERKELEY CONTERFEITS
A counterfeited copy of this LP was pressed in 1974 by the company that was known as "Amazon Etcetera" - previously known as "WCF". The jacket was the usual folder-type with the original cover directly printed on front, with the "Monika Production" line and the CBM "disc" logo erased, and another photo printed on the back. The matrix number is 2008-A x / 2008-B x; the records had the usual blank white label. Some later copies, distributed in 1975, had the same jacket but the records were pressed at a different plant and had the white Berkeley label: a hybrid release that testify the connection between the "Amazon" and the Berkeley's producers.
INTEREST. These releases are only of value for completist collectors. *