Saturday, September 3, 2011

From Then To You

On December 18 1970, The Beatles Fan Club still existed although the Beatles had officially announced the break up of the band earlier in the year. Since recording activity had halted for the group as a collective unit, there would be no chance of a new Christmas flexi being prepared. Therefore, The Beatles Fan Club released a 12 inch vinyl compilation mailed out to it's members entitled "From Then To You" in LP form. The catalogue number for this LP is LYN 2153/54. "From Then To You" was only released in the United Kingdom.

The front cover consists of a white background with the LP title written in black above a facsimile of the 1963 UK Christmas flexi front cover (bent corners and all). The back of the cover is also a white background with the remaining six front covers of the Fan Club Christmas flexis in black and white. Under the photos of the covers are the words: "The Beatles Fan Club Christmas Record 1970". The tracklist follows: Side one consists of the Christmas messages from 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Side two consists of the Christmas messages from 1967, 1968 and 1969. A copyright 1970 statement follows and the Beatles Fan Club Liverpool address is used. The sleeve design is credited to "Joint Effort". The printers of the cover are West Brothers printers Ltd, London, SW19.

The LP has the Apple label. Side one has the full Apple with with title and subtitle appearing in black above the playhole. To the left is the blurb "An EMI recording", the record speed (33 1/3), Mfd. In U.K. and the side number. On the right is the catalogue number for this side. At the bottom is the tracklisting, artist, the "recordings first published" statement and finally "The Official Beatles Fan Club". Side two has the half Apple and the markings are in the same location as the full Apple side.

Fake copies of this LP do NOT have the Apple labels

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