THE "ZAP" AMENDMENTS

In February 1976 the Kornyfone company released a series of 9 LP, featuring compilations of previously released tracks, or directly copying other bootlegs. The records appeared under the label "ZAP", an acronym for Ze Anonym Plattenspieler, as Nine Amendments. Many of these were also remastered for inclusion in the other series by the same producer, the 7-LP THE VERY BEST OF THE BEATLES' RAREST. Each LP was distributed with an insert printed in various color, featuring a photo with the track listing, more or less precise, and the disc had various labels. We do not know which was the label that was used for the first pressing, and also the producer (one of the two founders of TMOQ) does not remember the exact sequence of the labels used at the time. All these disc labels were available at the Rainbow pressing plant and may have been used randomly, even though we guess that the white / yellow ZAP labels with side indication were realized before the World and Worlds labels. For sure the records on Spindizzie label were pressed in 1977. We list the combinations of color of the insert and labels that we have seen, but obviously more can exist. Instead of discussing each title under its individual entry, we analyze them all in sequence in this page.

NO OBVIOUS TITLE - FIRST AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: ZAPD 7853-A / ZAPD 7853-B

 

SIDE A

1. NOWHERE MAN

2. NO PAKISTANIS

3. WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE

4. ALL MY LOVING

5. guitar riffs THE WALK

6. TEDDY BOY

7. MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER (edited)

8. BESAME MUCHO

 

SIDE B

9. John intro YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

10. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET

11. Paul intro Medley: LOVE ME DO/PLEASE PLEASE ME/FROM  ME TO YOU/SHE LOVES YOU/I WANT

      TO HOLD YOUR HAND

12. DIG IT (jam)

13. dialogue DON'T LET ME DOWN/THOSE WERE THE DAYS

14. COTTONFIELDS

15. YOU CAN'T DO THAT

16. chat & intro A HARD DAY'S NIGHT chat

Source:

1: from ON STAGE IN JAPAN

2, 12: from  SWEET APPLE TRAX

3: from  THE EMI OUTAKES

4, 15: from  LIVE AT SHEA

5, 6: from  GET BACK TO TORONTO

7, 8: from  CINELOGUE LET IT BE

9, 13, 14, 16: from  MARY JANE

10: from  OUTAKES 1

11: from CINELOGUE SIX

COMMENTS AND RELEASES

A compilation from various records, we list here the most likely sources, but the actual origin of the tracks might be different. A different master with the same track list was made for THE VERY BEST ... NUMBER 4.

We have seen the following combinations of insert / labels:

1. pink / white ZAP, white Worlds

2. yellow / yellow ZAP, black World

3. blue / white ZAP

4. light blue with bicolor print / white

    Worlds

5. cream / black World

6. light brownish / white ZAP

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THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM -
SECOND AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: ZAPD 7857-A / ZAPD 7857-B

 

SIDE A

1. THE BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD

2. ANOTHER BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD

3. THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD

4. PANTOMIME EVERYWHERE IT'S CHRISTMAS

 

SIDE B

5. CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN

6. CHRISTMAS 1968

7. HAPPY CHRISTMAS 1969

Source:

1 to 7 - Christmas fan club only flexidiscs 1963-1969

COMMENTS AND RELEASES

Another copy of the Christmas flexy discs, almost for sure taken from one of the various previously appeared pirate releases.

We have seen the following combinations of insert / labels:

1. blue / yellow ZAP, black Worlds, black World
2. yellow / yellow ZAP, white ZAP,
3. blue with rainbow print / white ZAP
4. pink / white ZAP, white Worlds, black World

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THE TOUR ALBUM - THIRD AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: ZAPD 7861-A / ZAP 7861-B (letter D on side A erased)

SIDE A

a copy of side A of THE BEATLES

 

SIDE B

a copy of side A of LIVE IN ANYTOWN

A different master with the same track list of Side A was made for for Side B of THE VERY BEST ... NUMBER 5

RELEASES

We have seen the following combinations of insert / labels:

1. white / yellow ZAP, black Worlds
2. pink with rainbow print / black World, black Worlds
3. ivory with rainbow print / black World

BACK UPON US ALL -
FOURTH AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: ZAP 7864-A / ZAP 7864-B

SIDE A

1. DAY TRIPPER

2. TWO OF US dialogue

3. MAGGIE MAE

4. TWIST AND SHOUT

5. YOU CAN'T DO THAT

6. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING

7. DIG IT

8. SUZY PARKER

 

SIDE B

9. LET IT BE

10. DIZZY MISS LIZZIE

11. SIE LIEBT DICH

12. HONEY DON'T

13. SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU) (incomplete)

14. dialogue I NEED YOU

15. dialogue & guitar riffs FOR YOU BLUE (2 false starts) dialogue FOR YOU BLUE

Source:

1: from  ON STAGE IN JAPAN

2, 3, 7, 15: from  LET IT BE 315

4 to 6: from  LIVE AT SHEA

8, 9: from  HAHST AZ SÖN

10: from MARY JANE

11: from  THE EMI OUTAKES

12, 13: from  OUTAKES 2

14: from  CINELOGUE IV - HELP!

COMMENTS AND RELEASES

Another hodgepodge compilation from various sources, without any musical sense.A different master with the same track list of Side A was made for for Side A of THE VERY BEST ... NUMBER 5.

We have seen the following combinations of insert / labels:

1. orange with rainbow print / black World
2. yellow / black World
3. blue / white ZAP, yellow ZAP

 

NEXT-TO-LAST RECORDING SESSION -
FIFTH AMENDMENT

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Matrix Number: ZAP 7866-A / ZAP 7866-B

Source:

a copy of LET IT BE 315 by Wizardo Records, with speed corrected.

A different master of this LP was made for THE VERY BEST ... NUMBER 6

RELEASES

We have seen the following combinations of insert / labels:

1. pink / black Worlds
2. light blue / black World, black Worlds
3. yellow / yellow ZAP
4. orange /yellow  Spindizzie

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LIVERPOOL FLASH - SIXTH AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: TAKRL 7869-A / TAKRL 7869-B

SIDE A

1. PAPERBACK WRITER

2. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

3. FROM  ME TO YOU

4. FROM  US TO YOU (incomplete)

5. HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD (incomplete)

6. GET BACK

7. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

8. Paul intro LONG TALL SALLY

9. WORDS OF LOVE

10. count-in GET BACK

 

SIDE B

11. HONEY HUSH

12. JOHNNY B. GOODE (incomplete)

13. ACT NATURALLY

14. I'M DOWN

15. LOVE ME DO

16. MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)

17. DIG A PONY

18. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE

19. SHE LOVES YOU

Source:

1, 14: from ON STAGE IN JAPAN

2, 7, 8: from  LIVE AT SHEA 1964

3, 15, 18: from  OUTAKES 1

4, 5: from  MARY JANE

6, 17: from  LET IT BE 315

9, 16, 19: from  OUTAKES 2

10, 11: from  HAHST AZ SÖN

12: from  RARE BEATLES

13: from  SOME OTHER GUY

COMMENTS AND RELEASES

Another hodgepodge compilation from various sources, those indicated or some subsequent repressings. A different master with the same track list was made for THE VERY BEST ... NUMBER 7.

We have seen the following combinations of insert / labels:

1. cream / white ZAP,  yellow ZAP, black World
2. blue / yellow ZAP, white ZAP, black World
3. pink / white ZAP
4. white with reddish bicolor print / black World

 

MUNICH AT LEAST -
SEVENTH AMENDMENT

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Matrix Number: ZAP 7880 (scratched)-A 7870 (on inner groove) / ZAP 7880 (scratched)-B 7870 (on inner groove)

 

SIDE A

a copy of sides C & A of LIVE AT SHEA 

 

SIDE B

a copy of side A of LIVE IN EUROPE AND US TV CASTS

RELEASES

We have seen the following combinations of insert / label.

1. yellow with rainbow print / white ZAP
2. blue / yellow ZAP, white ZAP
3. yellow / white ZAP
4. cream / white ZAP

BACK IN THE SADDLE -
EIGHT AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: ZAP 7862-A / ZAP 7862-B

 

SIDE A and B

a copy of sides C and B of BURIED TREASURE

RELEASES

We have seen the following combinations of insert / label:

1. light blue / black Worlds
2. yellow / yellow ZAP
3. light pink / yellow ZAP, white ZAP

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REUNION NONSENSE -
NINTH AMENDMENT

 
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Matrix Number: ZAP 7873-A / ZAP 7873-B

a copy of sides D and A of BURIED TREASURE

RELEASES

We have seen the following combinations of insert / label:

1. pink / yellow ZAP, black Worlds
2. yellow / yellow Spindizzie
3. orange / white ZAP
4. light blue / black Worlds

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INTEREST. Even though these records had several repressings and were quite widespread, already when released they were scarcely interesting, and probably most of the buyers were disappointed when they heard the content. Nowadays they are only useful for high-grade collectors. *