I doubt this was released in 68, it was more likely later in 69 after it was a hit in the UK and the rest of Europe. The date on the label is probably the publication date only. Can anyone clear up these Malaysian releases on CBS?
Yes, I saw/guessed that - I was looking for a "Made In Malaysia"!Comment by Folker:
Take a look at the catalogue number. Then look at the other Malaysian CBS singles listed here. It's clearly the same. See also the Malaysian catalogue number added to the front of the sleeve. As Beatlejohn says, the cover is the US version crudely converted with original US address left on. Incidentally, the cover itself is a foldover, unlike the US equivalent which has sealed flaps.
The only useful discussion we could have on this subject is whether these CBS releases are Malaysian or from Singapore. (A bit like when is a Norwegian release really Swedish or just plain Scandinavian?) My understanding is that the same releases served both the Malaysia and Singapore markets.Comment by zabadak:
Zackly! What am I looking at here? :-0Comment by BEATLEJOHN:
Interesting use of US picture sleeve....Convert to monochrome....Change Columbia logo's to CBS....forget to take off US address - and - "Printed In USA"!.............John