R.C., the Parlophone issue was of the first batch from EMI, note the catalogue number shows the record is meant to be an Apple release. The second and further batches were carrying the Apple label itself, as you posted one later on from this, or did you simply comment on an Apple issue uploaded by another contributor?Comment by Record Collector:
Australia were very slow to catch up with the apple label
Australian (Kent) Music Report (Top 100): Entry date 25 Oct 1969, Peak 9, Weeks 22. **
Adelaide Charts: Entry date 28 Nov 1969, Peak 5, Weeks 12.
Brisbane Charts: Entry date 15 Nov 1969, Peak 1, Weeks 16.
Melbourne Charts: Entry date 25 Oct 1969, Peak 4, Weeks 18.
Perth Charts: Entry date 23 Jan 1970, Peak 13, Weeks 11.
Sydney Charts: Entry date 5 Dec 1969, Peak 5, Weeks 16.
Have added orange coloured labels to this entry. They are definitely 80's style with the niche out of the top of the label. Whether these are part of the "Beatles Singles Collection" is unknown to me. Clarification from a knowledgable Beatles member would be great.
thankyou for the information stereotom it be very unlikely the full stereo mix would have been wipedComment by stereotom:
Stereo mix is of the first United Artists release for the single, which was edited down from the full length version. The 2nd United Artists single replaced one lyric and was never mixed to stereo.
Chances of a stereo mix existing of the full track are zero. That session tape was one that got purged in the 1973 EMI vault cleanout. Comment by Record Collector:
yep have a few albums with this song on itComment by Neil Forbes:
They could never do a song like this these days! Record Collector heard a stereo mix but edited down to less than 3 minutes? That means there's got to be the full version in stereo lurking out there.... somewhere! Probably stowed away in EMI's archives at Hayes, Middlesex.Comment by Record Collector:
I heard a Stereo version of this classic but it was edited under three minutes
This seems to be the hardest Matt Monro Oz single to find here in Australia. It took me 20 years to find it. It never charted anywhere in Australia. It was released either December '63 or early '64. I've gone with 1964.