Moved to the Canadian entry (and retained, as they're from a better copy than the scans previously there.)Comment by BlueMeanie:
Ah ok, its easy for us Brits to confuse the US and Canadian issues sometimes. Can someone move them to the Canadian issue for me if they are not already there. Or delete as appropriateComment by Phantom Gtowner:
the B side should be half rolled hahahaComment by Neil Forbes:
I wish EMI North America(Capitol Industries) standardised the layout of the Apple label! The song titles, artist/group credits, record and matrix numbers seem to jump around on the label like jack-rabbits on steroids! Not to mention publishing credits(Shhhh! I said "not to mention..." but you went and mentioned them! Couldn't help yourself, could you?[ha-ha]).Comment by BlueMeanie:
Notice on the scan I just uploaded the A side writing is 90 degrees to the B side writing. Odd eh
I'm not home yet so can't upload scans but I'm sure someone will beat me to it!Comment by JPGR&B:
And BlueMeanie and I were two of the four lucky people to secure a copy. I met BlueMeanie at Sister Ray last week when we were getting the Long Tall Sally EP and introduced him to 45cat, so welcome BlueMeanie and thanks for your contributions so far. I've asked him to tell his friends about the site. Comment by BlueMeanie:
vinyl_junkie, I suppose the point I was making about the label design was based on the title font which, admittedly, is identical to most EMI labels throughout the 1970s. I must confess, I never noticed MonkeyHanger's comment so if he says he bought copies in early 1976 then that's fair enough! It would be interesting to see if more issues turn up with McCartney Music credits.
It was mainly the February 1975 date which was troubling me (I know there are greater issues in the world to worry about!) I think we all want this site to be as accurate a resource as it can be and it's very easy for minor errors to be replicated elsewhere and soon become accepted as 'fact'.
jordansongs - I agree. The 14 Feb date almost certainly relates to the re-promotion of the Apple version with Sally G as the a side which has 7 Feb on the promo. Either it was put back a week or 'The New Singles' isn't entirely accurate.
The MPL / McCartney Music thing is interesting but actually some of these do have McCartney Music - see the b side of R 5996 (the scans of the a and b sides are from different members and the a has MPL). Note also the comment on there from MonkeyHanger that says he bought these ex-jukebox in 'early' 1976. That makes the July 75 date likely (enough time to be in and out of jukeboxes and sold on).
As these were kept on catalogue, maybe there are McCartney Music and MPL Communications versions of all of these (or maybe Let Me Roll It was just an error!).
I don't see your point with the label design. This type of label only exists in the UK for McCartney's singles (based on the then current US design) and these are identical to the Venus And Mars singles apart from the red and yellow symbols and special font for the artist/title.
Sadly didn't manage to get a copy. Got to Sister Ray a few minutes late and they had sold out. They only had four copies. No chance now of getting a copy at the Recommended Retail Price!Comment by JPGR&B:
Hopefully will be purchasing my copy this morning and will add scans later.