Hello Goodbye   b/w   I Am The Walrus

The Beatles
Hello Goodbye Hello Goodbye - Decca Pressing
Hello Goodbye Hello Goodbye - Decca Pressing

Hello Goodbye - A-side of Demo Hello Goodbye - B-side of Demo
Hello Goodbye - Example of very rare demo disc showing release date.

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. R 5655
Recording Details Takes 1-16 on 2nd October 1967
Take 17 on 19th October 1967
Takes 18-21 on 25th October 1967
Take 22 on 1st November 1967
Release Date 24th November 1967
U.K. Chart Detail :
Entry Date :29th November 1967
Highest Position :1 ... for 7 weeks from 6th December
Weeks in Chart :
12 Weeks
  1 Week from 5th Dec. '87 (reached no. 63)
13 weeks in total
Detail : The sixteenth official EMI release.
Hello Goodbye entered the charts at number 3, moving to number 1 in it's second week.
Within three weeks this single had sold half-a-million copies.
Global sales were well over two million.

First pressings of this single come with solid or push-out centres.
The "All rights of the manufacturer" message around the edge of the label starts with "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." in capitals.
The label DOES have the "Sold in the U.K..." statement.

On the front of the paper sleeve, it is the same as shown on "All You Need Is Love", but on the rear is a new advert for "Miner's Make-up" as shown above.
There was also a company sleeve that some were issued in which advertised the latest EMI albums, including the Beatles own "A Collection Of Oldies".

Some copies at the original time were pressed by Decca Records to assist EMI who could not keep up with the demand for this Beatles release. EMI sub-contracted Decca to run off a small batch at their Pressing Plant. As you can see from the detailed scan above there is a distinct difference between the routine EMI pressing of Hey Jude and the slightly rarer Decca contract pressing. The Decca version has a push-out centre with four Prongs.

I have heard tell that during the pressings of "Hello Goodbye", due to the incredible demand EMI had to import some of these from France, and therefore there are some poorer quality vinyls around of this release with "Made In France" on the label.

And finally, the picture disc version released in England as part of the,
"It Was Twenty Years Ago" series, on 23rd November 1987.

Picture Disc(A) Picture Disc(B)
The Picture Disc A-side The Picture Disc B-side

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