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Tony Sheridan & The Beatles
(Update: 28th. September 2010)


#1-1 Tony Sheridan With The Beatles (1st. Press: EPH 21 610)
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TITLE
TONY SHERIDAN WITH THE BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
Cry For A Shadow (Harrison-Lennon)
SIDE 2
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)  (Trad./Sheridan)
Why (Sheridan)
RELEASE DATE
12th July. 1963 / First Press
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SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.: 21610 A
O F3 - K
Made in Germany
Matrix No.: 21610 B
O XXF3 - K ?
Made in Germany
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER EPH 21 610
RECORD LABEL
Polydor Orange Scroll label (Made in Germany)
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 21610 A    O F3 - K      Made in Germany
Side2 21610 B     O XXF3 - K ?      Made in Germany
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
CENTER
Full size center hole
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
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PUBLISHER'S NAME
Side1 -
Side2 -
PRODUCER
Bert Kaempfert
PRINTER CREDIT
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COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Made in England. The two flaps were pasted on the inside of the cover.
COMMENT
First pressing is Orange scroll label;
"Why" songwriting credit as 'Sheridan' or 'Sheridan-Crompton'.
2nd. pressing has red label.
German-made records with both orange and red labels were exported from Germany to Great Britain and were there given the British-made cover. It also seems that the Germans in their turn, imported British-made covers for their own editions. So far there have never shown up any German-made covers to this EP.

This record representes a milestone in the fabulous rise to fame of The Beatles. It is their very first recording.
None less than the illustrious Bert Kaempfert of "A Swingin' Safari" fame spotted The Beatles in a Hamburg nightclub on the world-famous Reeperbahn.
Kaempfert was so impressed with this talented group that in his capacity as A & R Manager did their first recordings.
The four recording hit the European market with impact and meant the break for The Beatles they always dreamed about. These four titles are now, for the first time, available on an EP.

There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".

*GEMA=German music authors' society
*BIEM=Bureau International de l'Edition Mécanique



#1-2 Tony Sheridan With The Beatles (2nd. Press: EPH 21 610)
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TITLE
TONY SHERIDAN WITH THE BEATLES
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
My Bonnie (Trad./Sheridan)
Cry For A Shadow (Harrison-Lennon)
SIDE 2
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)  (Trad./Sheridan)
Why (Sheridan)
RELEASE DATE
1964 / Second Press
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SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No.: 21610 A
O F3 - K
Made in Germany
Matrix No.: 21610 B
2 O XXF3 - K M?
Made in Germany
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER EPH 21 610
RECORD LABEL
Polydor Red label (Made in Germany)
MIX
MONO
MATRIX No. Side1 21610 A    O F3 - K      Made in Germany
Side2 21610 B     2 O XXF3 - K M?      Made in Germany
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
CENTER
Full size center hole
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
Side1 -
Side2 -
PRODUCER
Bert Kaempfert
PRINTER CREDIT
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Made in England.The two flaps were pasted on the inside of the cover.
COMMENT
Reissue of #1-1
Second pressing is Polydor red label;
"Why" songwriting credit as 'Sheridan' or 'Sheridan-Crompton'.
There were two versions of "My Bonnie" released, one with the slow German spoken intro "Mein Herz ist bei dir nür", and another only in English. This version is slow English spoken introduction: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean".



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