|Hey Jude - Front Cover||Hey Jude - Rear Cover|
|Catalogue No.||PCS 7184
(Mine is PCSJ 149)
|Release date||26th February 1970 (Import Copies)
11th May 1979 (U.K. Release)
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||Did NOT chart.|
|Detail :||In early 1970 in the United States, "Hey Jude" was released even though "Abbey Road" was still doing very well in the
charts. This new L.P. release was heavily advertised, and consequently had almost two million copies as advance orders, and
peaked at No. 2 in the charts. It took one month to sell it's first million, and eventually sold 3,750,000.
Sales were so good, that export copies were pressed IN the U.K. and shipped abroad, these have a catalogue number of CPCS 106 ... but, I was manager of a record shop in England at the time, and when I ordered a copy from E.M.I. they sent me one with a catalogue number of PCSJ 149 !
(PCSJ indicates a South African catalogue number)
So, with sales so bouyant, what did E.M.I. do in the U.K. ? ... release it 11th May 1979 (PCS 7184) NINE years later.
E.M.I. had been officially selling it as an import in the early 70's, and it was one of their biggest selling import albums. In 1979 with NO advertising, not surprisingly, it sold just a few thousand copies and it failed to chart.
What is also odd, is that the "Rarities" album was around at the same time, and only had "Rain" in mono, and yet here it is in stereo.
|Can't Buy Me Love||Lennon-McCartney||Can't Buy Me Love the single.||2:10|
|I Should Have Known Better||Lennon-McCartney||A Hard Day's Night the album.||2:41|
|Paperback Writer||Lennon-McCartney||Paperback Writer the single.||2:15|
|Rain||Lennon-McCartney||Paperback Writer the single.||2:58|
|Lady Madonna||Lennon-McCartney||Lady Madonna the single.||2:14|
|Revolution||Lennon-McCartney||Hey Jude the single.||3:22|
|Hey Jude||Lennon-McCartney||Hey Jude the single.||7:07|
|Old Brown Shoe||Harrison||The Ballad Of John And Yoko the single.||3:17|
|Don't Let Me Down||Lennon-McCartney||Get Back the single.||3:30|
|The Ballad Of John And Yoko||Lennon-McCartney||The Ballad Of John And Yoko the single.||2:58|
Catalogue number CPCS 106Second pressings (1970)
The silver writing on black Parlophone label.
One boxed EMI logo
Catalogue number CPCS 106Third Pressings (1971)
The standard Apple label.
Catalogue number CPCS 106Fourth Pressings (1973)
A darker green Apple label.
Catalogue number CPCS 106
A light green Apple label.
|Hey Jude - Label on my copy|