Friday, January 21, 2011

An Un-Strange Single

The next release by Capitol Records in the US was a single promoting the upcoming post-contract Beatles released of the 2-LP "Rock 'N' Roll Music". The single contained the songs "Got To Get You Into My Life/ Helter Skelter". The commercial single was released on May 31 1976 on Capitol 4274. This single was not released in the UK but only in North America.

There was also a promotional counterpart that used the catalogue number Capitol P-4274 which had also been the catalogue number of a previously promotional single issued to radio stations containing "Helter Skelter" on both sides in mono and stereo (see previous post).

Regardless, this commercial single was a great hit for the Beatles. The single entered the top 30 at number 27 the following month and made it all the way up to number 3 for the week of August 07 1976. The single stayed in the charts for 12 weeks. A picture sleeve was issued for this single which featured a greened-out version of the upcoming front cover for the "Rock 'N' Roll" project.

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