SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

Company: Contra Band Music

Matrix Number: WEC (ITTRI scratched out)-3687-A / WEC (I scratched out) 3687-B

Release date: June 1973

Country: USA

 

SIDE A

1. intro I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 2:22

2. THIS BOY 2:21

3. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING 2:00

4. audience response to Beatle jokes MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) 1:57

5. TWIST AND SHOUT 1:23

6. TWIST AND SHOUT (orchestra) 0:54

7. CLOSING THEME (orchestra) 0:47

 

SIDE B

8. PLEASE MR. POSTMAN  0:38

9. advertisement COMEDY SKETCH 2:52

10. INSTRUMENTAL (orchestra) 1:51

11. COMEDY SKETCH (reprise) :39

12. ALL MY LOVING 2:10

13. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN 1:55

14. COMEDY SKETCH 0:54

15. TILL THERE WAS YOU 1:28

16. PLEASE MR. POSTMAN 2:37

17. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 0:38

 

Sound quality: G-mono

 

Source:

1 to 7: ATV TV "Sunday night at the London Palladium'', January 12, 1964

8 to 17: ABC TV "Big Night out'', recorded February 23, 1964, broadcast February 29, 1964

COMMENTARY

All tracks included in this record were previously unreleased. Side A features the recording of the second appearance on the famous ATV live show (though the cover reports the date of the first one, October 13, 1963). Side B includes another TV show and appears to be an off-line recording; in this case, the Beatles mimed the officially released versions of their songs.

RELEASES

1. June 1973 (photo below the title). The first pressing came with a full-size insert, printed light greenish, with title and track listing printed white, so scarcely readable, and the CBM disc logo. The labels were on light blue or yellowish soft paper, with Shalom writing on top and side indications written with the fonts used at the time, and title and "The Beatles" typewritten on the label matrix, disaligned, particularly on side B.

1973. Throughout summer and early fall 1973 the record had a few repressings, that can be dated according to the labels used. Here below are reproduced the yellow label used for the first release in June and the yellow-orange and green labels used around September 1973. Blank labels white or in various colors were used in July and August. All these summer 1973 releases have the pressing marking with the inner ring at 7 mm from the central hole and the vinyl has a good quality. The insert was always greenish full size.

1974-1976. In January a release with green insert and inner sleeve in brown paper was distributed. Labels are unknown, probably light yellow, same fonts as the dark yellow and green above, but record pressed at the plant with inner ring at 12 mm from hole.   In early 1974 the company started using a new insert, in slightly reduced size, printed blue, with even less details, and with the CBM disc logo replaced by the pirate logo. The labels used in spring 1974 were yellow with black pirate, some of these records had the jacket with the J. Fish drawing printed on back. Later releases had usually a white blank label, whereas those produced in 1976 had the red label with black pirate.

 

1975. KING KONG release. An extra-cheap pressing was released under the King Kong spin-off. This often did not even have a blank jacket, but used jackets for other records with a simple insert pasted over the cover, titled LONDON AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM on front and white on back. The insert itself was in small size so that the original title was not even fully covered. In the example here shown the insert covered a record by NEW YORK ART QUARTET & IMAMU AMIRI BARAKA, but other jackets may have been used as well. The record label was white blank.

INTEREST. The first pressing is surely interesting, also historically, since the record represents the first appearance of all its tracks (***). The records released in 1973 from the original pressing plant and with the greenish insert retain some value (**), whereas the other reissues, in poorer vinyl and general scarce quality are only for completists (*).

Side A was repressed in late 1976 on COMPLETE FOREST HILLS-LONDON - SUPER LIVE CONCERT SERIES 6.

THE JAPANESE JL RECORDS COUNTERFEIT

1975. The japanese JL Records counterfeited one of the 1974 CBM releases directly printing the blue insert on the jacket, with the addition of JL 510 on bottom right. The record had a blank label, matrix number JL 510 A / JL 510 B.

INTEREST. Mainly interesting for the japanese market. **

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