A nice find - I could not even guess how many were pressed, but as the follow up release to "American Pie" in Ireland, UP 35325, maybe they took a punt.
As a point of interest, please note that the UK copies use the descriptive Side 1, Side 2, whilst Ireland does not include a side description, but lists the matrices, folllowed by A and B .
The Irish copy which was shown here, has now moved to its own entry atUP.35359, shows the matrix/master numbers as 45 UP.35359-A, 45 UP.35359-B, whilst the UK pressings do not include the matrices.
Later copies of UA singles did, so when a later pressing of this release shows up, it should include something like UP 35359 A,UP 35359 B, in addition to the standard catalogue number.
Thanks Keith - not seen that before! What a great site! As you say, that pressing is the same as the 'unknown' one. Though I have a theory that it might possibly have been a company like Lyntone. It's a real long shot though . . .
KeithS - I have found one other pressing on here that looks the same - and bizarrely it's one I added myself - it's this pressing of Jeepster
I added it as a very strange pressing example on the Fly label. I have never seen anything else like it until today. No idea what plant contracted to do it though.
Def not Decca Keith. I'm something of a Decca pressing purist and can usually sniff one of theirs out from 100 yds. The vinyl has a rounded edge on its outer rim that is certainly not a Decca trait. It does remind me of something else that I have seen on here - I'm doing a trawl at the moment to try and find it.
One for the pressing purists here. I have just added scans of a 4 prong dinked type that I have not personally seen before, and certainly not seen on any other UA release. Can anyone identify the pressing plant for this? I did wonder if it was a Pye pressing - but there's no tell tale purple/red vinyl used here - it's jet black and not see through. The ridges are of a type I haven't seen before either. It's deffo a UK pressing though. I'm pretty certain of that. Anyone?