E.P. - Yesterday

The Beatles
Yesterday - Front Cover Yesterday - Rear Cover
Yesterday - Front Cover Yesterday - Rear Cover

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. GEP 8948
Matrix No.'s
 A-side B-Side
First Issue :7TCE 894-1 7TCE 895-1
     (Plus Tax code of KT on both sides)
Release Date 4th March 1966
U.K. E.P. Chart Detail : 
Entry Date :12th March 1966
Highest Position :1 ... for 6 weeks ... from 26th March 1966.
Weeks in Chart :13 Weeks
The Tracks :
Side 1    Side 2
Yesterday     You Like Me Too Much
Act Naturally     It's Only Love
Detail : The Beatles eleventh official E.P.

Despite "Yesterday" reaching number one in the States, and the fact that it was not released as a single here, the inclusion of "Yesterday" failed to take this collection of tracks from the "Help!" album into the singles chart. Although it did, of course, reach No.1 in the E.P. chart.

Interestingly (was it a deliberate ploy ?) ... each Beatle takes a turn at singing lead vocal on each track ...
Paul on Yesterday
John on It's Only Love
Ringo on Act Naturally, and
George on You Like Me Too Much

Even though stereo was becoming more popular, this E.P. was issued in mono only.

The E.P. was released in a picture sleeve, with once again an interesting photograph by Robert Whitaker.

First pressings had around the edge of the label, the words stating the rights of the publishers starting with "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." and across the press-out centre the words, "sold in U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists" are present.
Re-pressings were also made early in the 1970's, which do NOT have "Sold in the U.K. ...".
And a further pressing was made in 1973, which added a boxed EMI logo.

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