"THE BEATLES INTRODUCE NEW SONGS"
PROMOTIONAL 45RPM EXTENDED PLAY (EP)
CAPITOL PRO 2720 / 2721

ISSUED AUGUST 1964
 

CONDITION: VINYL NM- TO VG+++ / LABELS NM
ITEM#: PR547
PRICE: $4,750


 
  DESCRIPTION
(ACTUAL IMAGES)

IN BRUCE SPIZER'S WIDELY ACCLAIMED BOOK THE BEATLES' STORY ON CAPITOL RECORDS PART ONE, HE DECLARES THIS PROMOTIONAL EP AS "ONE OF THE RAREST CAPITOL DISCS RELATED TO THE BEATLES". SENT TO RADIO STATIONS IN AUGUST OF 1964, ONLY A HANDFUL OF AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL EXAMPLES FOR THIS RECORD EXIST AT ALL TODAY - AND OF THE EXAMPLES KNOWN TO EXIST, THIS ONE IS IN THE TOP THREE IN TERMS OF CONDITION. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND EXAMPLE OF THIS RARITY THAT WE HAVE EVER ACQUIRED AND OFFERED!

THE DISC'S LABEL HAS BLACK PRINT ON DARK MAROON, AND SIDE ONE OF THIS ULTRA-RARITY CONSISTS OF JOHN LENNON INTRODUCING CILLA BLACK'S PERFORMANCE OF THE LENNON & MCCARTNEY  TUNE "IT'S FOR YOU", FOLLOWED BY PAUL MCCARTNEY INTRODUCING PETER AND GORDON'S "I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN", ANOTHER LENNON & MCCARTNEY GIVEAWAY. SIDE TWO CONTAINS BOTH SONGS WITHOUT THE WRAP-AROUND INTROS AND SIGN-OFFS. THE FIRST SIDE OF THE EP WAS PRODUCED BY JACK WAGNER, WHO ASSEMBLED CAPITOL RECORDS' TWO BEATLES OPEN-END INTERVIEW DISCS, ALSO ISSUED IN 1964. IT OPENS AS FOLLOWS:

"HELLO, THIS IS JOHN LENNON OF THE BEATLES. WE'D LIKE TO PLAY YOU A SONG NOW THAT PAUL AND I HAVE JUST WRITTEN 'SPECIALLY FOR CILLA BLACK. A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, A BEAUTIFUL SINGER. HOPE YOU LIKE IT. HERE IT IS, IT'S CALLED "IT'S FOR YOU". AFTER CILLA BLACK'S PERFORMANCE, JOHN RETURNS WITH: "THERE SHE IS, MISS CILLA BLACK, WITH "IT'S FOR YOU". THIS IS JOHN LENNON OF THE BEATLES, THANKS FOR LISTENING."
PAUL THE TAKES OVER AS SPOKESMAN WITH: " HELLO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS PAUL MCCARTNEY OF THE BEATLES SPEAKING. THE NEXT RECORD IS ONE WHICH JOHN AND I HAVE WRITTEN FOR TWO VERY GOOD FRIENDS OF OURS, PETER AND GORDON. THE SONG IS CALLED "I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN", BUT IT'S NOT TRUE. LISTEN."  FOLLOWING THE SONG, PAUL SIGNS OFF WITH: "THERE YOU GO, PETER AND GORDON, "I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN". I TOLD YOU IT WAS A GOOD RECORD, DIDN'T I? THIS IS PAUL MCCARTNEY, THANKS FOR LISTENING."

THESE PROMOTIONAL EXTENDED PLAYS WERE ONLY PRESSED BY CAPITOL'S LOS ANGELES FACTORY, AND THIS EXAMPLE DOES HAVE THE MACHINE STAMPED ASTERISK STYLE MARKING IN THE TRAIL-OFF AREA, SIGNIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF THIS RECORD. THE CONDITION OF THIS GEM IS A SHIMMERING NEAR MINT MINUS ON SIDE ONE, AND A BEAUTIFUL HIGH GLOSS VG+++ ON SIDE TWO, DISPLAYING JUST A COUPLE OF LIGHT HAIRLINE MARKS. BOTH LABELS ARE A GLORIOUS AND CLEAN NEAR MINT. THE ORIGINAL WEST COAST CORRECT PERIOD CAPITOL GENERIC 45RPM SLEEVE IS INCLUDED.

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